Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center
Classes

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Explore your creativity and develop new skills through classes taught by experienced, professional teaching artists. Our curriculum is designed to cover everything from fundamentals to independent ideas and include traditional and non-traditional techniques.

Classes are leveled by Grade to allow for instructors to design classes that meet developmental milestones and educational experience.   Occasionally this can cause enrollment difficulty with students with certain birthdates.  If you have difficulty enrolling please let us know via phone or email.

PRICE SHOWN IS FOR 6 WEEK CLASS, some classes offer drop in options.

Please pay in full at time of registration.
If the class is fully enrolled unpaid registrations will be moved to the waitlist until payment is received.
If you do not wish to pay online at time of registration, please contact the center to make payment arrangements. 603-465-9453  or email registration@wildsalamander.com.

Terms And Conditions

FALL SESSION 1 : SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 25
FALL SESSION 2 : OCTOBER 29 - DECEMBER 13  (No classes November 26 - 29)

 

Class Schedule
Class Type:
Preschool


This is an open studio/social club just for the 5 and under crowd, We will play with color while we paint, squish, drip, experiment, print and just have fun. We will explore a variety of tactile materials:water, dough, bubbles and sand.
This is a MESSY experiential class! We supply aprons, BUT sometimes kids just don't like them.. so please dress for mess!!
SIDE BY SIDE CLASS (adult MUST stay with child)

COST: $5 per 1/2 hour Cash or check preferred. Credit cards, $15 minimum.

STUDIO STAR CARD - $50.00 for 5 1/2 hours      
     * Cards can be used for more than one child and time will be marked off in 30 minute increments.
     * They do not need to be used consecutive weeks
     * Can be used for Preschool Studio and Toddler Studio

TO REGISTER
     √ SELECT YOUR DATES BELOW and SELECT PAY LATER
     √ ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 6:00pm THURSDAY NIGHT each week.
     ** AFTER THURSDAY PLEASE CALL AND  CHECK AVAILABILITY.

Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
$ 5.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Preschool Studio  is a wonderful creative experience, its fun and messy!  Cooking, Science and Art will be featured in this class to encourage Experimentation, Independence, Imagination, Exploration, Innovation and Curiosity.  Part social club and part mini maker space.
SIDE BY SIDE CLASS (adult MUST stay with child)

COST: $5 per 1/2 hour Cash or check preferred. Credit cards, $15 minimum.

STUDIO STAR CARD - $50.00 for 5 1/2 hours      
     * Cards can be used for more than one child and time will be marked off in 30 minute increments.
     * They do not need to be used consecutive weeks
     * Can be used for Preschool Studio and Toddler Studio

TO REGISTER
√ SELECT YOUR DATES BELOW and SELECT PAY LATER
√ ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 6:00pm THURSDAY NIGHT each week.
     ** AFTER THURSDAY PLEASE CALL AND  CHECK AVAILABILITY.

Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
$ 5.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Explore


GRADES K - 2

This class encourages young artists to plan, paint & play!  We’ll work with composition & design in a variety of mediums while being inspired by magical subjects and stories!  Painting, drawing and sculpting castles, mermaids, dragon eggs, imaginary maps, magical creatures and more.

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
$ 123.00


GRADES 4-6

In this class, students will learn the basics of designing cartoon characters. If you’re just looking to have fun or take your skill to the next level, Gifford designs lessons that are fun and help you grow as an artist! Each class will touch on a different subject and technique that can be used to design a famous cartoon character or an original one from you imagination. 

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
$ 123.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES 1-3

Art Club students will experiment and learn about drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and general creating! Enjoy a fun and nurturing art environment with Miss Anna, and create art inspired by magical stories,  animals, nature, famous artists and our imaginations!

Oct 30, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019
$ 123.00


This class will introduce your child to the elements and fundamentals inclusive of all art! We will use a variety of art materials and learn the basics of drawing, painting, printmaking, and more. Come explore and create original art inspired by life and the world around us! Instructor has unique experience of teaching art to multiple ages that spans more than ten years.

Oct 31, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
$ 123.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES K-2

Love Art?  Kristen loves art!  Create, explore and discover new materials and ways to use them. You may be sculpting one week and painting the next, get your creative juices flowing and discover how much fun art can be!

Oct 31, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
$ 123.00


GRADES 1-3

A space where children will be inspired to create, explore and discover how to make art part of their daily life. Our goal is to make this end of the week "class" your childs "happy place".  We will focus on using art, breathing and open ended activity as a means to winding down and growing creatively.  This class will include art and yoga/ mindfulness activities.
Price: $123

Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
$ 123.00


Studio I


GRADES 4-6

Come and experiment with a variety of materials and subjects while learning the fundamentals of drawing. We will practice shading techniques, portraits, perspective and other areas of drawing. Each week we will cover a different subject and media, providing a balanced foundation of drawing skills. 
 

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADES 4-6

Draw, paint, and create!! This session will explore awesome ways to use basic studio materials. Your ideas can really shine with texture, shading and design! Bring your wild imagination and one of a kind mind to FALL STUDIO ARTS!
 

Oct 30, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADES 3-6
Each week we will work on a new project inspired by this magical time of the year. These projects will make great decorations and holiday gifts for family and friends! You will learn the basics of Needle Felting while making jewelry, gnomes and ornaments. We will also make mixed media projects; a fall leaf mobile, bedazzled gift boxes, and a decorative “thankful” jar.

Oct. 31st      Wet Felted rings/jewelry
Nov. 7th       Leaf mobile
Nov. 14th     Thankful Jars
Nov. 21st     Felted Gnomes
Dec. 5th       Felted ornaments
Dec. 12th     Gift boxes and cards

WEEKLY DROP IN AVAILABLE: SELECT "DROP IN" BELOW

Oct 31, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADE 6-9

This observation drawing class will teach you how to bring your drawings to life by incorporating the elements of art into your drawing - line, shape , form, value, texture! Learn how to “see” more accurately utilizing positive and negative space, sighting, and other helpful tips. We will be using a variety of drawing mediums including graphite, charcoal, India ink and more.

Oct 31, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
$ 137.00


GRADES 6+

Students will focus on developing their own comic style, develop use of proper art materials and techniques, and the development of character design. Teaching the fun and imaginative style of comic art is something Gifford makes entertaining and informative for all who are interested.
 

Oct 31, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


GRADES 4-7

Learn how to sew by hand and machine basics.  We will make Drawstring bags, pouches with and without zippers and stuffed animals.  Students will learn how to thread a needle, sew on a button and some basic hand sewing stitches.  Sewing machines are available or you can bring your own.  Material will be supplied for most projects will let you know if they need their own material 1 week ahead of class.

Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
$ 137.00


Studio II


GRADE 7+

Any teen who is passionate about art will enjoy this evening course! Designed to support you in finding your own passions, ideas, and strengths through art, you can look forward to dynamic projects, discovery through exciting materials and traditional technique. Students can work on thier own projects or can work on a medium of choice to create projects,  Goals are to to develop skills and to explore mediums such as drawing or painting. Working with a trained artist can allow for students to develop drawing skills or fill holes in portfolios for art school applications.
Perfect for students planning an art related degree or students who want to explore the possibility!

Instructor's Bio

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
$ 145.00


Bus/Snack

TUESDAY BUS / SNACK

ALL TUESDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR TUESDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $47 per 6 week session

 

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
$ 47.00

WEDNESDAY BUS / SNACK

ALL WEDNESDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR WEDNESDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $47 per 6 week session

 

Oct 30, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019
$ 47.00

THURSDAY BUS / SNACK

ALL THURSDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR THURSDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $47 per 6 week session

 

Oct 31, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
$ 47.00

FRIDAY BUS / SNACK

ALL FRIDAY HOLLIS BUS RIDERS MUST SIGN UP FOR FRIDAY BUS SNACK.
Students can register for a 3:45 or 4 pm class and ride the bus to the center from either HPS or HUES . 
We will provide a snack (gogurt, fruit, goldfish, pretzels and juice or water) and students will be offered table top activities or free time until their class starts.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 STUDENTS!

Space is limited. $47 per 6 week session

 

Nov 01, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
$ 47.00


Stained Glass


4 WEEKS  October 30 - November 20
Come explore the art of stained glass.  You will make a stained glass piece that is at least 15 pieces of glass.  In the class you will learn how to cut, break, grind, copper foil, and solder your piece.  The finished piece will have hanging material and be ready to hang in your window.  The finished piece can also be a wonderful gift for someone special.  Please, bring a pair of rubber gloves (like dishwashing gloves) for glass handling.

Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
$ 160.00


Adult



ADULTS

This class will take you through creating a painting from planning to completion.  Linda will lead you through composition, planning, sketching and finally, painting.  Acrylics are a wonderful medium and can be used in a variety of ways to create the piece of work you will be proud to display. This class is a perfect place for students who want to move forward in their painting experience.  Individualized attention and welcoming atmosphere allows students to use the time to learn, practice and hone skills.  Many take the class multiple times to paint with a mentor.

ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST (click here)

Instructor's Bio

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019
$ 177.00


ADULTS

This Fine Art Class is appropriate for Beginner and Intermediate. Acrylics are a versatile and forgiving paint medium. Learn to capture the effects of light and color while acquiring skills in color mixing, paint application and glazing to create magical effects in subjects of your choices.

ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST (click here)
Instructor's Bio (click here)

Oct 30, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019
$ 177.00