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.

 

All registrations must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to start of class. 
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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Class Schedule
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 only
PRESCHOOL 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

SIGN UP: HERE

 

Oct 26, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018
$ 50.00


Explore


THIS CLASS NOT RUNNING. WILL RETURN IN WINTER 2019 SESSION

This class is designed to guide students toward becoming well rounded artists.  We will learn about drawing, painting and sculpture by incorporating the principles and elements of art and design. Our age appropriate and enriching approach will expose students to application, technique and experimentation with art processes and materials. This is a great hands-on addition or alternative to online art programs.

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 123.00


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. 

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 123.00


THIS CLASS NOT RUNNING. MAY RETURN IN WINTER 2019 SESSION

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. 

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 123.00


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.

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018
$ 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.

Oct 25, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018
$ 123.00


We will be exploring “Mindfulness” through various activities including art,  stories, yoga & guided meditationS. Our goals are to provide kids with strategies to help them brush off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and treat others and themselves with respect and appreciation. A fun yet calming way to end the busy school week.

Oct 26, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018
$ 123.00


Studio I


THIS CLASS NOT RUNNING. WILL RETURN IN WINTER 2019 SESSION

This studio class is designed to empower young artists to grow in their artistic abilities, while making new friends, and having fun!  We will apply the principles and elements of art and design through our exploration of a variety of art materials and processes.  We will explore the works of established artists while developing our own approach and style.  This is a great hands-on addition or alternative to online art programs.

Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018
$ 137.00


THIS CLASS NOT RUNNING. WILL RETURN IN WINTER 2019 SESSION

Come learn all about polymer clay and clay techniques through a wide variety of interesting and fun projects!  Students will learn the basics of how to condition, shape and handle polymer clay, as well as introduce students to building block techniques through fun sculptures and projects.  Each session will be comprised of miniature sculptures, charms and a seasonal decor item.   If you’ve ever wanted to try polymer clay, this is your opportunity to have lots of fun while exploring the medium.  You will be amazed at what you can make with your own two hands!

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 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.

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018
$ 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.

Oct 25, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018
$ 137.00


Imagine you could decorate your bedroom anyway you want. It could be a a cozy retreat, a funky and modern pad or a playful paradise.  We will work with a variety of materials from recycling, art paper, paint, clay, fabric, and fiber.  Use your design skills, creativity and imagination to create your very own unique tiny bedroom. This class is great for the young artist who wants to develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.

Oct 25, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018
$ 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.
 

Oct 25, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018
$ 137.00


We will be drawing, painting the world of fantasy art!  Students will be immersing themselves in the world of dragons, mystical creatures, cartooning, anime, abstract art and so much more! We will be painting and drawing with acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink and colored pencils.  Composition, color theory, design, perspective, shading, lighting, drawing and painting techniques will be introduced.  This class is suitable for beginners and students with some experience.

Oct 26, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018
$ 137.00


Studio II


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 with Marta to create projects to develop skills in 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 this class is sure to add to your portfolios!
Price: $145

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018
$ 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 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 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 24, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018
$ 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 25, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018
$ 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

 

Oct 26, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018
$ 47.00


Polymer Clay 3 weeks


Polymer Clay Studio is a three week project based class for adults and older students.   Come learn how to make something fun and unique that you can use at home or give as a gift!  This session focuses on the upcoming holiday season and will teach students how to make adorable handmade Christmas ornaments as well as beautiful gift tags that will enhance your gift giving.  With step-by-step instruction you will be taught techniques like stamping and antiquing clay, as well as image transfer for tags that will look gorgeous on a gift basket, bottle or even hanging on the tree.  Ornaments will focus on basic skills that you can use to make adorable and personal ornaments at home and for loved ones.  This class is for adults with little to no experience, and older kids who are detail orientated.

Oct 23, 2018 - Nov 06, 2018
$ 69.00



Polymer Clay Studio is a three week project based class for adults and older students.   Come learn how to make something fun and unique that you can use at home or give as a gift!  This session focuses on the upcoming holiday season and will teach students how to make adorable handmade figurines that you can use in your decor or as Christmas ornaments.   With step-by-step instruction you will be taught how to make an adorable Santa and Elf figurine as well as other small clay details that will enhance your holiday displays, your Christmas tree or are perfect for that personal gift.  Michelle Landry, polymer clay artist and teacher will provide samples and examples on how to make the most of these figurines at home. This class is for adults with little to no experience, and older kids who are detail orientated. 

Nov 13, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 69.00


Computer Arts

INSTRUCTOR: KATHERINE TOWNSEND
THIS CLASS TAKES YOU BEYOND Roblox.. Learn to make your own immersive 3D multiplayer experiences using Roblox Studio, a free intuitive desktop design tool.  Based on Roblox's open source educational curriculum resources, this program gets kids involved in the creative process while teaching valuable skills for the future, including game design and coding!  Any experience imaginable can be created on Roblox.  Students can share the games they make with friends and continue designing games at home using the skills learned in class!  If you kid "plays" Roblox this opens up a whole new world for them.  
THIS CLASS IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOFTechnology, all the computers and necessary software will be provided.

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 157.00


The LOFTechnology 3D animation program uses Alice - "an innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations, providing tools and materials for teaching and learning computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming across a spectrum of ages and grade levels."   During this program the students learn how to setup a 3D scene and program the objects and camera to move in the 3D environment.  The instructor will take the students through programming a project together and then the students can create their own unique 3D animation!  Alice is a free application which means students can continue creating outside of the classroom!
THIS CLASS IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOFTechnology, all the computers and necessary software will be provided.

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018
$ 157.00


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 will be different with new art projects.  We look forward to some daytime creative community art-making time. Come join us!
Anna Birch & Sarah Barrow with guest teachers

OCT 25    Mini- Bookmaking    • Denyse Walker
NOV 1      Transfer Paper Watercolor Painting     • Anna Birch
NOV 8      Dot Mandalas on Canvas    • Nina Dilger
NOV 15    Photo Image Transfers      • Sarah Barrow
NOV 29    Needle Felted Holiday Ornaments     • Anna Birch
DEC 6      Holiday Greens & Mulled Cider     • Sarah  & Anna

Drop in $25 Click Here to schedule a specific day.
6 week session: $145

Oct 25, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018
$ 25.00 - $ 142.00


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

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 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

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018
$ 177.00

The Human element: Adding Structure to the Landscape in Soft Pastel

This pastel class will be all about adding the human element of man made structures to your landscape painting. Whether it is a building, stone wall, garden elements, bridges, etc., this class will explore compositional and pastel technique needed to accomplish this effectively. This 6 week class will consist of a mixture of demonstration and exercises created to to help you design structural elements into your composition. Different techniques will be discussed and used in the demonstrations. You are encouraged to bring photos and/or iPad that have a structural element as a main focus. The last class will also have a group critique.
PASTELS SUPPLY LIST

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018
$ 177.00


Painting Studio Classes


A structured paint along is how we will explore watercolors. Every week you will leave with a finished work.  We will touch on some color theory along with several watercolor methods such as dry brush, wet on wet, wet on dry and variegated washes and creating watercolor blooms. Set in fall we will paint from the abundant fall surroundings of the season.  
Cost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.
WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST

Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 40.00 - $ 180.00

THIS CLASS NOT RUNNING. AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER
Come to just one or attend all three of these “drop-in” evening oil painting classes. Each separate class offers a different demo and exercises designed to emphasize creative experimentation and self-expression. Beginners are welcome to come with a lighthearted sense of play and adventure. Limit: 10.Cost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.
Click for: MATERIALS LIST

Oct 23, 2018 - Nov 06, 2018
$ 40.00 - $ 180.00


Come to just one or attend all three of these “drop-in” evening oil painting classes. Each separate class offers a different demo and exercises designed to emphasize creative experimentation and self-expression. Beginners are welcome to come with a lighthearted sense of play and adventure. Limit: 10.Click for: MATERIALS LISTCost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.
Click for: MATERIALS LIST

Nov 13, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
$ 40.00 - $ 180.00



A structured paint along is how we will explore watercolors. Every week you will leave with a finished work.  We will touch on some color theory along with several watercolor methods such as dry brush, wet on wet, wet on dry and variegated washes and creating watercolor blooms. Set in fall we will paint from the abundant fall surroundings of the season.
Cost is $40 per class (pay when you come), or purchase all three at a reduced total of $90. If you plan on attending an individual session please call ahead and give us the date(s) you will attend.
WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST

Oct 24, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018
$ 40.00 - $ 180.00