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.
SPRING SESSION 2: APRIL 30 - JUNE 7

PRICE SHOWN IS FOR 6 WEEK CLASS
CLASSES MEET WEEKLY


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.

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SPRING 2 2019
Workshops & Open Studios
Class Type:
Toddler


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.

 $50 Toddler card available which is good for 5/12 hrs.
         • Cards can be used for more than one child and time will be marked off in 30 minute increments.

For specific days select drop-in link below. ONLINE REGISTRATIO CLOSES 6:00pm THURSDAY NIGHT each week.
If you would like to register after that time please call the center and check in before coming.

Please select pay later.

May 03, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019
$ 5.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Explore


Let’s get together and play, explore and discover the magic of art.  We will provide a variety of hands-on experiences designed to build confidence in young artists.  Our main goal is to bring out the creative best in everyone. 

Apr 30, 2019 - Jun 04, 2019
$ 123.00



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, Giff 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. 

Apr 30, 2019 - Jun 04, 2019
$ 123.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Join Miss Anna in her longstanding Art Club- where first and second graders can enjoy experimentation and instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, printing and general creating! Enjoy a fun and nurturing art environment, inspired all kinds of subjects, including animals, abstract art and nature.

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 2019
$ 123.00


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.

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019
$ 123.00


We will begin each class with a story that will guide us in our creative explorations.  Our purpose is to encourage tinkering, making and playing.  We will feature design challenges, and open-ended art activities which build creative thinking and problem solving.  This relaxed and inspiring environment is a great way to wind down at the end of the week.

May 03, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019
$ 123.00


Studio I


Learn how to sew by hand and use the sewing machine.  You will make a variety of fun items such as a shoulder bag, pillow, monsters, and snakes.  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.  Please contact me if you are bringing your own machine.  Material will be supplied for most projects will let you know if they need their own material 1 week ahead of class.

Apr 30, 2019 - Jun 04, 2019
$ 137.00


We will learn about artists, explore different materials and techiniques, build creative thinking skills
as we flex our artistic muscles.  This class is for the young artist who wants to have fun, use their imagination  and make their own creations.

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 2019
$ 137.00


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What do soccer, Scrabble, and Super Mario have in common? They’re games; purposefully designed to motivate, challenge, and entertain. Each week, we’ll examine a unique principle of game design, adding to our understanding of what makes some activities fun and others frustrating. Then with just few art supplies and your imagination, you’ll apply those principles to prototype games of your own all without touching a computer!
 
Why are there no computers? Many think of game design and game development as the same thing, when they are far from it. In practice, "game design" is a branch of design aimed at fostering play regardless of the medium, whereas "game development" is a discipline that specifically involves coding and computer science. In this class, we explore and understand the fundamentals of game design which will empower the student to apply those fundamentals to any number of mediums in the future.

Instructor's Bio

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 2019
$ 137.00


THURSDAY 3:45 - 5:15pm
Rachel Benson   Grades 3-6
Do you Love desserts and crafting? If so you are going to love this class! Create a variety of delicious looking treats while getting to work with a variety of materials. Learn needle felting, sculpt with clay, paint, experiment with mixed media and bedazzle with fun details.  Leave with a fun variety of crafts So sweet you can almost taste them. Last class you will get to create an edible treat while we artfully decorate real cupcakes

Price: $137

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019
$ 137.00



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.  4th grade students are welcome after a "try it class" to see if they can maintain focus.

Instructor Bio

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019
$ 137.00


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 Gif makes entertaining and informative for all who are interested.
 

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Studio II


OPEN STUDIO FOR TEENS
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

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 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

 

Apr 30, 2019 - Jun 04, 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

 

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 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

 

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 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

 

May 03, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019
$ 47.00


Community Arts


In this mini- workshop style class, come create various projects and partake in some low-pressure art in a variety of mediums. "Be brave" and show up to create some art with some great folks. No experience needed. Each six week session features different  projects.  We look forward to some daytime creative community art-making time. Come join us!
Anna Birch & Sarah Barrow with guest teachers
6 week session: $142
Drop in $25

Instructor's Bios

5/2  Spring Teacup Nests and Bluebird Paintings- Kristen Gott, Sarah Barrow & Anna Birch


5/9  Expressive Oceanscape/ Beach Paintings in Acrylic   Sarah Barrow
 


5/16 Kite Paper Stars & Paper Boxes - Anna Birch & Sarah Barrow
 


5/23 Fun Jewelry Day! Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces – Anna, Sarah & Kristen
 


5/30  The Magical Art of Indigo Dye– Sarah, Anna & Kristen
 


6/6  Foil & Metal Stamping - Sarah, Anna & Kristen

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019
$ 25.00 - $ 142.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Adult


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

Instructor's Bio

Apr 30, 2019 - Jun 04, 2019
$ 177.00


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

Instructor's Bio

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 2019
$ 177.00


We’ll be doing watercolor sketching and journaling outside! This highly creative class allows one to be loosen up. Initially we’ll meet at Wild Salamander for demonstration, etc., and then paint out back. The remaining classes will be on location unless the weather is uncooperative. Watercolor pencils are optional but  are strongly encouraged as they lend themselves to plein air strengthening line, depth, weight and texture.

Giving words to one’s painting defines and clarifies them, increasing our vjsual vocabulary. We become more thoughtful about how/what we want to paint and write. The two mediums enhance each other. The joint process can be detailed, loose and fosters spontaneity and playfulness. The freedom is in the process, not the outcome. Student’s decide if they want to write about the location, work in stream of consciousness, simply convey thoughts and feelings or write poetry.

May 01, 2019 - Jun 05, 2019
$ 177.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


If you’re new or advanced in watercolor painting this class enables you to delve into new techniques. You’ll learn different ways to tackle texture, layering/glazing, form, composition and color. Watercolor pencils are optional and add  wonderful depth and texture to traditional watercolor!
This class shows you how to create the most common elements that make up a painting - skies, trees, water, mountains and textures such as rock, stone, glass, metal, etc. Various styles will be discussed. Watercolor Pencils-optional.

Supply list

Instructor's Bio

May 02, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019
$ 177.00