Beginning Acrylic Painting & Color Theory Class   4 weeks - 9/20 - 10/18
Sep
20
10:30 AM10:30

Beginning Acrylic Painting & Color Theory Class 4 weeks - 9/20 - 10/18

This is a four week class that meets on September 20 & 27 and October 4 & 18 (no class on 10/11) from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

The use of color is one of the most important and exciting aspects of painting. Learning about color theory, experimenting with mixing colors, and gaining an understanding of how paint colors behave with each other is essential for painting in any medium.

We will begin with the basics of both color theory and painting techniques. As we learn about different color interactions we will create color study paintings in order to to establish a link between what we are learning and what we are painting.

This class is perfect for both the beginning and intermediate painter as professional painters know that with every painting there is always more to learn about color.

Class Fee: $100; includes materials fee of $15.

Instructor: Stacy Gates

 
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Needle Felted Owl Sculpture
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Needle Felted Owl Sculpture

In this beginner friendly felting workshop, you will learn how to make a solid 3D sculpture entirely from wool fibers.

We will use a specially designed barbed needle to felt our projects andyou will learn the techniques and tricks to create your desired shape, how to add dimension to your basic shape and how to add colored fibers to make your owl unique and full of personality.

All tools and materials will be provided for your use at the workshop.

Instructor: Stacy Gates

Class Fee: $35

 

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BEGINNING SEWING CLASS   4 WEEKS   9/19 - 10/10
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

BEGINNING SEWING CLASS 4 WEEKS 9/19 - 10/10

BEGINNING SEWING CLASS

Thursdays , September 19 - October 10 ( 4 sessions)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to sew or improve your skills in this four-week hands-on beginner class. The class fee includes use of a sewing machine, a variety of fabric choices for the projects and any other materials or tools used in the class.
You will learn about  seams, hems, buttonholes, zippers, using a pattern, tools that make help make things easier and so much more. Stacy has been sewing for more than 50 years (and that is a really scary thought).

Instructor: Stacy Gates    $90

 

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Homeschool Art Club - K+  - SOLD OUT
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Homeschool Art Club - K+ - SOLD OUT

Thank you for your interest, but this class is now full.

Homeschool Art Club is a 6 week class that meets on Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

This fall session runs from 9/19 - 10/23.

We will meet at 12 noon to enjoy time together eating lunch prior to starting our art program at 12:30. We begin each class with a quick drawing exercise to work on our observational drawing skills and learning tools to improve our realistic drawing capabilities. The main focus of this session will be sculptures and 3D art. $95

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Beginning Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheel - Grade 1+
Sep
18
3:30 PM15:30

Beginning Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheel - Grade 1+

This session is 6 weeks and meets on Wednesdays from 9/18 - 10/23.

Class runs each week from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Kids will have a chance to learn both handbuilding skills and using the pottery wheel. We will make projects using slab, coil and pinch pot techniques and spend time at the wheel learning to center, raise sides and trim pots. $140

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After School Art Club  - K+
Sep
17
3:30 PM15:30

After School Art Club - K+

This 6 week session meets on Tuesdays from 9/17 - 10/22.

Class is held from 3:30 pm - 5 pm each week.

Children will discover the world of art through basic materials and techniques. They will explore color, shape and texture while drawing, painting, cutting, building and more! Students will be also learn about famous artists and while expressing their creativity and imagination in a fun, supportive and engaging environment. $95

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 Beginning Sewing Class for Kids - Grades 1+
Sep
16
3:30 PM15:30

Beginning Sewing Class for Kids - Grades 1+

This class meets for 6 weeks on Mondays from 9/16 to October 21.

Class meets from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm each week.

Students will learn both hand sewing and machine sewing fundamentals in these beginning sewing classes while enjoying lots of creative freedom. Stacy has four machines that are only used for teaching and has lots of great tricks for making sewing fun, successful & stress free. Class is limited to only 6 students so that each student receives a lot of individual attention. All supplies and fabric are included in fee. $110

Instructor: Stacy Gates

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Mandala Dot Painting Workshop - a Craft & Connect Workshop
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Mandala Dot Painting Workshop - a Craft & Connect Workshop

Come join us as we learn to create beautiful painted mandalas with painted dots. 

In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energy to the environment and to the people who view them. They are believed to effect purification and healing, and to achieve a sense of oneness with the universe. You certainly will achieve some positive chi while attending this project.

You will have a choice of creating your mandala on either a beach rock or a 4” x 4” canvas. After choosing, you will learn some easy methods and tips for creating symmetrical dots and patterns. This workshop is part of our Craft & Connect series and is open for women and girls ages 12 + older. Younger children may attend with a participating adult. 

Instructor: Stacy Gates   $30

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Superduo Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Superduo Beaded Wrap Bracelet

SUPERDUO BEADED WRAP BRACELET

This has been one of our most popular workshops ever.

Double the fun in this beading workshop by using the new Superduo 2-hole Czech glass beads to create a multiple wrap bracelet, Beautiful in its visual complexity, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the stringing technique is easy for all levels of beading or jewelry making experience levels. Participants will have their choice of 4-5 color palettes  to choose from to create this stylish and super  popular bracelet. $30 plus $15 bead kit fee. Additional bead kits will be available for purchase.

 

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Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

What a fun way to end the summer.

Stay on top of new trends and come learn the techniques, tips and tricks of the Acrylic Pouring. In this fun, interactive workshop, Stacy will demonstrate several different methods of pouring and will discuss how to modify your paints with different pouring mediums,and several ways of creating  cells. Then you will pour, slide, swipe and tilt to create your own magical abstract painting. No painting skills are needed, just a fun attitude. Each student will get a a 4" tile and a 10 x 10 canvas, paints and all other materials required to create two pour paintings in class. Please come dressed for mess. This workshop is for ages 12 and older. Younger children may come with an adult also taking the workshop. 

$35  Instructor: Stacy Gates 

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Aug
19
to Aug 23

Fashion Design & Sewing - Grades 4+ - SOLD OUT

AUGUST 19 - AUGUST 23; GRADES 4+   

Fashion Design & Sewing - Love fashion? This camp combines hand and machine sewing skills

with learning about the process of fashion design. Students will learn about fashion illustration, mood boards and design inspiration. We will sew from scratch as well as repurposing existing garments. Campers will also have an opportunity to create actual fabric from one of their drawings. The week will culminate with a fashion show for parents and friends. Materials Fee: $25   Instructor: Stacy Gates

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Learning to use the sewing machine

Learning to use the sewing machine

Fashion illustration and mood boards.

Fashion illustration and mood boards.

Students turn their drawing into actual fabric.

Students turn their drawing into actual fabric.

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Silkscreen a Canvas Tote Bag
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Silkscreen a Canvas Tote Bag

Lets print together!

In this workshop we’ll be building our own custom silk screens, learning how to use contact paper as a resist, and pulling our own prints! You’ll learn about traditional screen printing techniques and then we’ll get busy with a simple DIY method so we can jump right in

By the end of class you’ll have a funky fresh tote bag covered in your design, printed by your own two hands. Not only that, but you’ll be able to take your new skills home with you to start printing on paper, shirts, cards, and more!

This is a wonderful beginner class for you to dip your toes into the world of screen printing and all supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Stacy Gated

$30

 
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Ceramics & Studio Art Camp - SOLD OUT
Aug
12
to Aug 16

Ceramics & Studio Art Camp - SOLD OUT

AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 16; GRADES 2+  SOLD OUT

Ceramics & Studio Art - This camp is a mini art school experience. We will explore everything from figure drawing to still life, from vessels to statues. Campers will be introduced to functional and sculptural clay projects daily. We will also dive into a different medium each day; using paint, charcoal, ink, and pencil while expanding our understanding of those materials. Campers will get outside the art studio as we explore our surroundings to find art opportunities. Materials Fee: $30 Instructor: Teri Anderson.

Learning to use the pottery wheel

Learning to use the pottery wheel

Pinch pot monsters ready to go home

Pinch pot monsters ready to go home

Acrylic Painted Cupcakes in Studio Art

Acrylic Painted Cupcakes in Studio Art

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Aug
5
to Aug 9

Doll/Miniature House Camp - Grades 1+ CANCELLED

AUGUST 5 - 9 ; GRADES 1+    CANCELLED

Doll/ Miniature House Camp - What if you could build, design and play with your very own custom doll/ superhero/miniature house? Each camper will start with a wooden house kit from IKEA. After assembling it, they will become interior decorators, deciding on paint colors and/or wallpaper designs for each room. We will create blueprints and a floor plan and then create the miniature items and furniture that they want in their custom home.  We will be usually a wide variety of materials to make our dreams become reality; including wood, cardboard, recycled items, and polymer clay. This is a fantastic opportunity to use one’s imagination and then problem solve to create what is envisioned. This camp is awesome for both boys and girl and was such a huge hit last summer that we have now made it a full day camp. Materials fee: $40. Instructor: Stacy Gates

THIS CAMP IS CANCELLED

Very proud of her new handcrafted dollhouse.

Very proud of her new handcrafted dollhouse.

Working on blueprints and floor plans for our miniature houses.

Working on blueprints and floor plans for our miniature houses.

Closeup - some of the imaginative beds and showers made in last year’s camp.

Closeup - some of the imaginative beds and showers made in last year’s camp.

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Jul
22
to Jul 26

Sewing, Fashion & Fiber Art - Grades 1+ - SOLD OUT

JULY 22 - JULY 26; GRADES 1+ 

Sewing, Fashion & Fiber Art - We will introduce hand and machine sewing to these campers to teach how they can create and personalize clothing, accessories and projects for their room. Fashion aspects will include creating a mood board, drawing fashion illustrations and creating accessories and jewelry. For fiber arts, we will learn about weaving and knitting, the two of which are used to create cloth. Materials Fee: $25. Instructor:  Stacy Gates

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Learning to use a sewing machine

Learning to use a sewing machine

Fashion mood boards.

Fashion mood boards.

Student drawings turned into actual .fabric

Student drawings turned into actual .fabric

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Jul
15
to Jul 19

Doll/Miniature House Camp - Grades 1+ SOLD OUT

JULY 15 - JULY 19; GRADES 1+   

Doll/ Miniature House Camp - What if you could build, design and play with your very own custom doll/ superhero/miniature house? Each camper will start with a wooden house kit from IKEA. After assembling it, they will become interior decorators, deciding on paint colors and/or wallpaper designs for each room. We will create blueprints and a floor plan and then create the miniature items and furniture that they want in their custom home.  We will be usually a wide variety of materials to make our dreams become reality; including wood, cardboard, recycled items, and polymer clay. This is a fantastic opportunity to use one’s imagination and then problem solve to create what is envisioned. This camp is awesome for both boys and girl and was such a huge hit last summer that we have now made it a full day camp. Materials fee: $40. Instructor: Stacy Gates

SOLD OUT

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Very proud of her handcrafted dollhouse.

Very proud of her handcrafted dollhouse.

Working on blueprints and floor plans of our houses.

Working on blueprints and floor plans of our houses.

Closeups - some of the imaginative beds and showers made in last year’s camps.

Closeups - some of the imaginative beds and showers made in last year’s camps.

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Mandala Dot Painting on Pottery
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Mandala Dot Painting on Pottery

We have a new material for your mandala making fun.

Gabby Hayward will be teaching you how to create a mandala design on a piece of pottery. This project is suitable for many pottery shapes and we will have a selection of plates, mugs, bowls, and more that you may choose from to create your unique design.

After completion, your pottery will be glazed with a clear glaze and fired in our kiln so that it is food and dishwasher safe. It will be ready for pick-up in 10-14 days.

Class fee: $28 & $10 materials fee

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Sterling Silver Chain Maille Earrings - A Craft & Connect workshop
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Sterling Silver Chain Maille Earrings - A Craft & Connect workshop

Begin your adventures in Chain-Maille by learning the ancient Byzantine pattern for weaving chains. In this workshop, you will learn how to turn simple jump rings into a beautiful pair of woven earrings. This pattern is an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. There is a $10 materials fee included in the price to cover the cost of your silver rings and earring findings. $40 total cost.

This workshop is part of our Craft & Connect series of workshops for women. They take place on the second Monday of each Month

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Ceramics & Studio Art Camp - Grades 2+  ---SOLD OUT
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Ceramics & Studio Art Camp - Grades 2+ ---SOLD OUT

JULY 8 - JULY 12; GRADES 2+  SOLD OUT

Ceramics & Studio Art - This camp is a mini art school experience. We will explore everything from figure drawing to still life, from vessels to statues. Campers will be introduced to functional and sculptural clay projects daily. We will also dive into a different medium each day; using paint, charcoal, ink, and pencil while expanding our understanding of those materials. Campers will get outside the art studio as we explore our surroundings to find art opportunities. Materials Fee: $30 Instructor: Teri Anderson.

Learning to use the pottery wheel

Learning to use the pottery wheel

Pinch pot monsters ready to go home

Pinch pot monsters ready to go home

Acrylic Painted Cupcakes in Studio Art

Acrylic Painted Cupcakes in Studio Art

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Jul
1
to Jul 5

Living In the USA Camp - Grades 1+ SOLD OUT

JULY 1 - 5 (NO JULY 4); GRADES 1+ THIS CAMP IS FULL

Living In the USA Camp - We’ll be celebrating the states within the USA during this week of our Country’s independence. This is definitely not a geography camp, but we will be selecting different landmarks (think a Golden Gate bridge painting for California), favorite foods ( think pineapples from Hawaii; maple syrup from VT), weather ( sun painting from the Sunshine State) or similar topics that make our states unique and our country so fantastic.

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

The Golden Gate Bridge in California

The Golden Gate Bridge in California

A covered bridge in Vermont

A covered bridge in Vermont

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Art From Our Favorite Books - Grades 1+    SOLD OUT
Jun
24
to Jun 28

Art From Our Favorite Books - Grades 1+ SOLD OUT

JUNE 24 - 28; GRADES 1+   

Art From Our Favorite Books - We will be combining two of my favorite activities for children in this camp - the love of art and reading. Characters and settings from a variety of favorite childrens/young adult books will provide the inspiration for our varied art creations this week. We will include both classic and contemporary books for inspiration and encourage campers to share their favorites with us. In addition, we will look at how artists draw pictures to go with stories and campers will create their own illustrated book. During the week, we  will go on walking field trips to both Northshire Bookstore and the Manchester Community Library. Instructors: Stacy Gates & Kate Franklin

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Painted Ceramic Mug based on the Harry Potter Series

Painted Ceramic Mug based on the Harry Potter Series

Wax resist spider web - Charlotte’s Web

Wax resist spider web - Charlotte’s Web

3D illustrated story written by Campers

3D illustrated story written by Campers

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Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Shibori Dyed Tea Towels

Learn how to dye with indigo in the Shibori manner.

Shibori is a Japanese style of resist dyeing that involves twisting, tying, binding, folding, stitching and other manipulation of fabric. We will demonstrate a number of classic techniques and guide you to create your own unique designs.  $45 - this class fee includes materials fee of $10.

You may also bring two additional small items to dye or purchase additional towels or napkins for $5 each.

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Art Museum Diorama & Famous Artists - Grades 1+
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Art Museum Diorama & Famous Artists - Grades 1+

JUNE 17 - JUNE 21; GRADES 1+       

Art Museum Diorama & Art of Famous Artists - This week, we will be designing & building a foam core art museum. Each child will then become the museum’s curator by choosing the artwork they want to exhibit and recreating it in miniature form.  Children will have access to many materials to make their museums unique and show their creative ideas. Finally, the children will put together a museum program providing information about the artists, art forms and background of their exhibit. In the afternoon, campers will utilize a variety of artistic techniques, all inspired by famous artists,to create full size art that that focuses on self-expression and creativity. Instructors: Stacy Gates & Kate Franklin

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Piet Mondrian Painting in Art Museum Diorama

Piet Mondrian Painting in Art Museum Diorama

A Picasso miniature

A Picasso miniature

Learning about Van Gogh and his painting technique.

Learning about Van Gogh and his painting technique.

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Jun
10
to Jun 14

Circus Art Camp - Grades 1+

JUNE 10 - 14; GRADES 1+

Circus Art Camp - Who doesn’t love the circus? We will use the “Big Top” this week to create a wide variety of projects and enjoy fun activities - circus animals, acrobats, clowns, face painting, balloon hats and more. Instructor: Stacy Gates

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Face paint, balloon hat and clown nose.

Face paint, balloon hat and clown nose.

Paper mache circus animals for our 3 ring circus

Paper mache circus animals for our 3 ring circus

Acrylic painting on canvas of a circus act.

Acrylic painting on canvas of a circus act.

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School Closed Vacation Camp - 5/27
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

School Closed Vacation Camp - 5/27

When schools are closed, bring the kids for a fun artful day at Manchester Arts.  Kids will enjoy a day filled with fun, creative, and engaging activities.

For Children in Grades K+

The camps run from 9:30 am - 4 pm. Children can come for the full day or choose to attend only the morning or afternoon session.- Half Days run from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4 pm 

All campers must bring a snack and full day campers also need to bring lunch.

Instructor: Stacy Gates $35 half/$60 full day

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Create & Sip Painting Party - Paint a Floral Wineglass
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Create & Sip Painting Party - Paint a Floral Wineglass

Come spend a fun evening painting a pair of wine glasses with a large floral design. You will have a choice of stemmed or stemless glassware and may choose from several different flower patterns. Makes such a cute set of classes; perfect for wedding or anniversary gifts.

No prior painting experience required; we will walk you through the process step-by-step to ensure fabulous results.

The class fee of $38 includes two glasses, all paints and supplies, step by step instruction and snacks. This painting party allows you to bring your own beverage to sip on while painting. We will have glasses, wine openers and napkins. (included materials fee is $13)

Additional glasses are available for $6/glass as time permits.

This class requires pre-registration and tickets are non-refundable within 48 hours of the class.

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Spring Break Art Camp
Apr
15
to Apr 19

Spring Break Art Camp

For children in Grades K+.

Each day we will explore a number of different art mediums based on a specific daily theme.  In addition to completing 3-4 art projects a day, we also provide time for game playing, free choice art time, and fun snack preparation.

Daily themes for this camp are:

  • Monday - Fun with Self Portraits (FULL)

  • Tuesday - Mosaics (FULL)

  • Wednesday - Polymer Clay Miniatures & Jewelry (FULL)

  • Thursday - Polynesian Art

  • Friday - Cats & Dogs - the art of Laurel Burch and George Rodriguez (FULL)

Camp runs each day from 9:30am - 4:00pm. The morning session ends at 12:30pm and the afternoon session starts at 1:00 pm. Campers should bring a snack and lunch (full day only) and dress for making a mess.  Please note that camps have a 48 hour cancellation policy or payment is due for a missed session.

Half Day - $35; Full Day - $60

Discounts: 10% discount for all siblings in the same camp session

Come to 7 or more sessions and save 10% off your total. Applies to each child separately.

3D paper self portraits

3D paper self portraits

Bean Mosaic

Bean Mosaic

Polymer clay hamburgers

Polymer clay hamburgers

Laurel Burch Cat Art

Laurel Burch Cat Art

Polynesian Batik Tiki

Polynesian Batik Tiki

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All days, except Thursday, are totally full.

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Sterling Silver Chain Maille Earrings - A Craft & Connect workshop
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Sterling Silver Chain Maille Earrings - A Craft & Connect workshop

Begin your adventures in Chain-Maille by learning the ancient Byzantine pattern for weaving chains. In this workshop, you will learn how to turn simple jump rings into a beautiful pair of woven earrings. This pattern is an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. There is a $10 materials fee included in the price to cover the cost of your silver rings and earring findings. $40

This workshop is part of our Craft & Connect series of workshops for women. They take place on the second Monday of each Month

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Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Pizza & Painting Party - Jumping Dolphins

Do your kids love dolphins? We will be painting  on a  11 x 14" canvas with Stacy showing them step by step how to complete the painting. It will be a great time (with fabulous results) no matter your child's confidence in their painting ability. The cost includes all painting supplies and instructions, refreshments and snacks followed by pizza from Wood Fired Pizza.  $30

For kids in grades 1 and higher.

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