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.

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
 

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 preferred. Credit cards, $15 minimum.

Select register link below to signup for full six week session, you will recieve $50 Toddler card 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.

Please select pay later if you would like to pay after class.

Jan 11, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019
$ 5.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Explore



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.

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 2019
$ 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. 

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 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. 

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 2019
$ 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.

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 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.

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 14, 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.

Jan 12, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
$ 123.00


Studio I



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.

Jan 08, 2019 - Jan 08, 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.

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 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.

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019
$ 137.00


Do you love your pets and crafting? If so this class is perfect for you!
Combine your passion for pets with art making.  In this class you will get to experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques. You will learn the basics of needle felting while making a sleeping dog or cat. You will build with clay to create a hamster and turtle. You will explore mixed media to create a bird and a fish.
And don’t forget their  habitats ! You will create homes, food, and toys.
Take your very own tiny pets but without the mess!   lol!
Price: $137

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 14, 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.
 

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019
$ 137.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


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.

Jan 11, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019
$ 137.00


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!


Price: $145

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 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

 

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 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

 

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 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

 

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 14, 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

 

Jan 11, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019
$ 47.00


3 week Class


Altered books are a form of mix media artwork that transforms an unwanted book in its original form into something else through a variety of mixed media and paper crafting techniques.  Once your book has been “gutted” and recreated artfully for your purposes, the possibilities are endless! From collage, sketching, writing, journaling, memory keeping, planning, go where your imagination takes you! This class will give you the basics on gutting, creating signatures and binding.  From recreating the cover, to choosing interesting papers and add-ins, you will walk away with the knowledge needed to create your own projects using only items you already have at home.

 Interested but want to learn more? Come to a special open house prior to registering to learn more about altered books and journals and the endless possibilities they hold for you to express yourself.  OPEN HOUSE IS Saturday January 12, 2019 • 10:30am. 

  (All basic materials are included in class, however students are encouraged to bring anything from their own “stash” that they want to include in the project). 

Chosse this class for 12:30pm start time.

Jan 24, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019
$ 69.00


Altered books are a form of mix media artwork that transforms an unwanted book in its original form into something else through a variety of mixed media and paper crafting techniques.  Once your book has been “gutted” and recreated artfully for your purposes, the possibilities are endless! From collage, sketching, writing, journaling, memory keeping, planning, go where your imagination takes you! This class will give you the basics on gutting, creating signatures and binding.  From recreating the cover, to choosing interesting papers and add-ins, you will walk away with the knowledge needed to create your own projects using only items you already have at home.

 Interested but want to learn more? Come to a special open house prior to registering to learn more about altered books and journals and the endless possibilities they hold for you to express yourself.  OPEN HOUSE IS Saturday January 12, 2019 • 10:30am. 

  (All basic materials are included in class, however students are encouraged to bring anything from their own “stash” that they want to include in the project). 

Chosse this class for 6:30pm start time.

Jan 24, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019
$ 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.  Students can take this class multiple sessions and learn new techniques and tricks.
THIS CLASS IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOFTechnology, all the computers and necessary software will be provided.

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 2019
$ 157.00


Learn the principles of game design while exploring different game development software and learning to code!  Fun and easy to learn, this program teaches valuable skills for the future in a creative social environment.  Intro to Game Design is the perfect jumping off point to other digital arts programs. 
No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. 
THIS CLASS IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOFTechnology, all the computers and necessary software will be provided.

Price $157

Jan 11, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019
$ 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 features different  projects.  We look forward to some daytime creative community art-making time. Come join us!
Anna Birch & Sarah Barrow with guest teachers

Drop in $25
6 week session: $142

WINTER SESSION TOPICS
     Jan 10 – Cabachon necklaces and Mixed Media Cards - Anna Birch
     Jan 17 – Affirmation Stenciled Signs (be brave)   KC Morgan
     Jan 24-  Color Theory Art / Stencils  - Sarah Barrow
     Jan 31-  Winter Mixed Media Sculpture Box - Kristen Gott
     Feb 7  - Needle-Felted Owls- Anna Birch
     Feb 14-  Wooden Key Holder Boxes- Sarah Barrow & Anna Birch

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019
$ 25.00 - $ 142.00
To Schedule a specific day: Drop-In


Adult


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

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 2019
$ 177.00


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

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 2019
$ 177.00


STUDENTS MAY WORK IN MEDIUM OF THIER CHOICE.
Focus your creative energy and build a body of work by working in series.
This class offers exercises, processes, and disciplines to inspire you to dig in and create art that feels like yours, art with originality, feeling, and a strong conceptual basis. Discover why art matters to you and what kind of artist you are or want to be. We’ll use generative creative exercises designed to bypass self-doubt and spark new possibilities by opening doors you didn’t know were there.  Medium is irrelevant. This is about self-reflection and the foundations of art. Our goal is to nurture a creative practice fulfilling in itself yet engaged with the past and present of art and life at large.  Approriate for intermediate and up.. not intended for a beginner in medium of choice.

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 12, 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

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019
$ 177.00


CREATING LARGE SCALE PASTELS
It's a new year an a new you, it's time to shake off the cobwebs! This 6 week pastel class will challenge you to create a large pastel painting. This means significantly larger than what you usually do. Working larger will lend itself to larger, broader, gestural strokes across the paper. You will see a transition in your painting style as you learn to adapt to a larger size paper, and you will find you have more room for expressive movement. Once you work larger, your other smaller work may seem much easier. Please bring an iPad with photos to work from or printed photos and all materials to the first class.

PASTELS SUPPLY LIST

Jan 09, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019
$ 177.00


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

Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019
$ 177.00