Create & Sip Painting Party - The Garden Gate
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Create & Sip Painting Party - The Garden Gate

This amateur painting party is all about having fun while following the step by step instructions of your instructor to create a stunning acrylic painting on a 16x20 stretched canvas. Paint outside the lines and we will help you create your vision. Bring your favorite beverage a and enjoy our relaxed yet structured atmosphere where you are the artist. Snacks will be provided. Instructor: Kate Franklin

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Pizza & Painting Party -Galactic Fighter & Mermaid Paintings
Mar
23
4:30 PM16:30

Pizza & Painting Party -Galactic Fighter & Mermaid Paintings

Here’s a fun Saturday evening activity for the kids and it can also provide the parents with an opportunity to enjoy a date night out themselves.

The kids will have a choice of two paintings to complete on a 12” x 12” canvas. The instructor, will then show 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. After painting, we will enjoy pizza from Wood Fired Pizza. The cost includes all painting supplies and instructions, activities and crafts, refreshments, snacks and pizza.  $30

For kids in grades 1 and higher.

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School Closed Vacation Camp - 3/28
Mar
28
9:30 AM09:30

School Closed Vacation Camp - 3/28

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. MSS students are welcome to come after they are released at noon for lunch.

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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School Closed Vacation Camp - 3/29
Mar
29
9:30 AM09:30

School Closed Vacation Camp - 3/29

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. MSS students are welcome to come after they are released at noon for lunch.

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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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: TBD

  • Monday -

  • Tuesday -

  • Wednesday -

  • Thursday -

  • Friday -

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 20% off your total. Applies to each child separately.

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

Art From Our Favorite Books - Grades 1+

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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Jul
1
to Jul 5

Living In the USA Camp - Grades 1+

JULY 1 - 5 (NO JULY 4); GRADES 1+

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) and other topics that make our states unique and our country so fantastic.

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

Ceramics & Studio Art Camp - Grades 2+

JULY 8 - JULY 12; GRADES 2+ 

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.

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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
15
to Jul 19

Doll/Miniature House Camp - Grades 1+

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

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Jul
22
to Jul 26

Sewing, Fashion & Fiber Art - Grades 1+

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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Aug
5
to Aug 9

Doll/Miniature House Camp - Grades 1+

AUGUST 5 - 9 ; 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

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Ceramics & Studio Art Camp
Aug
12
to Aug 16

Ceramics & Studio Art Camp

AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 16; GRADES 2+ 

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.

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Name & Age of Camper
Contact Name, Email & Phone #
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
19
to Aug 23

Fashion Design & Sewing - Grades 4+

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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School Closed Vacation Camp - 3/15
Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

School Closed Vacation Camp - 3/15

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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Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Mini Needle Felted Landscape

You are invited to come “paint” with wool and create some beautiful landscape art. Working from a scenic photograph as a reference, participants in this class will learn to use wool roving as if it were paint, and manipulate a special barbed needle to create a small felted landscape. Participants may bring a landscape photograph as inspiration or use one provided by the instructor. This class is perfect for both beginners and more experienced felters.

This workshops is part of our Women’s Craft n’ Connect series held on the second Monday of each month. Teen girls are also welcome to attend. $30; all supplies provided.

 
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Homeschool Art Club - K+
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Homeschool Art Club - K+

Winter Session 2: Homeschool Art Club is a 5 week class that meets on Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Class runs from 3/7 - 4/11 ( no 3/28) .

We will meet at 12 noon to enjoy time together eating lunch prior to starting our art program at 12:30. In this session, we will continue to work on our observational drawing skills and learning tools to improve our realistic drawing capabilities. In this session, we will be creating three dimensional work, working on our sculpture and building skills.   $80 

 
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Beginning Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheel - Grade 1+
Mar
6
3:30 PM15:30

Beginning Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheel - Grade 1+

Winter Session 1: This session is 5 weeks and meets on Wednesdays from 1/17 - 2/14.

Winter Session 2: This session is 5 weeks and meets on Wednesdays from 3/6 - 4/3.

Class is 2 hours each week and runs 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. $120

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After School Art Club  - K+
Mar
5
3:30 PM15:30

After School Art Club - K+

Winter Session 2: This 5 week session meets on Tuesdays from 3/5 - 4/2.

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. $80

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 Beginning Sewing Class for Kids
Mar
4
3:30 PM15:30

Beginning Sewing Class for Kids

Winter Session 1: This first session meets for 4 weeks on Mondays from 1/14 - 2/11 (no class on 1/21).

Winter Session 2: The second session meets for 5 weeks on Mondays from 3/4 - 4 /1.

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. 

Instructor: Stacy Gates

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Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Create & Sip Painting Party - Paint a Pottery Plate or Bowl

Come spend a fun afternoon painting your choice of a bowl, plate or small platter at this painting party. We will have several specific designs that you may choose to do with step by step instructions or you may choose to paint your own design.

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

Bring your favorite beverage a and enjoy our relaxed yet structured atmosphere where you are the artist. Snacks will be provided.

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Preschool Art Class - Ages 3+
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Preschool Art Class - Ages 3+

Winter Session 2: Our preschool art class is a 5 week class that meets on Fridays from 10:00 am - 10:45 am. Class runs from 3/1 - 4/12 (no 3/15 or 3/29) .

 These classes allow young children the opportunity to explore art making and a variety of art materials in a safe, supportive environment. Our process art projects will help develop their creativity, self-esteem, fine motor skills and ability to focus. Our classes will also include story and movement time. This class is a drop-off class, but an adult caregiver is more than welcome to stay. (To be dropped off, your child must be fully toilet-trained). $40


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Paper Quilled Valentine Card - A Craft &amp; Connect Workshop
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Paper Quilled Valentine Card - A Craft & Connect Workshop

Paper Quilling is an art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form elegant filigree. In this project, you'll learn how to use different techniques to roll coils and scrolls, then pinch, shape, and arrange them into decorative patterns to create a one of a kind Valentine Card for your honey.

This workshop is part of our Craft n’ Connect monthly series for women. It meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. ( You are more than welcome to bring your daughters to this workshop also.)

Instructor: Stacy Gates $30

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Introduction to Embroidery - Heart Sampler
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Introduction to Embroidery - Heart Sampler

BEGINNING HAND EMBROIDERY – HEART SAMPLER

We will learn a variety of embroidery stitches as we create a heart shaped sampler that can be later framed or made into a pillow. You will learn about threads, tricks for starting and finishing them, and several methods for transferring your design onto fabric.  Whether you want to perk up your wardrobe with decorative stitches, create a piece of original embroidered art, or give a handmade Valentine gift, this workshop will start you on your way. Workshop Fee: $40 which also includes your choice of white or natural linen fabric and all tools and materials used during the workshop.

Instructor: Stacy Gates $40


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Pizza &amp; Painting Party - Valentines Paintings &amp; Crafts
Feb
9
4:30 PM16:30

Pizza & Painting Party - Valentines Paintings & Crafts

Here’s a fun Valentine’s day activity for the kids and can also provide the parents with an opportunity to enjoy a date night out themselves.

The kids will have a choice of two paintings to complete on a 12” x 12” canvas. The instructor, will then show 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. As time permits, we will also do some valentine themed activities. After that, we will enjoy pizza from across the street, Wood Fired Pizza. The cost includes all painting supplies and instructions, activities and crafts, refreshments and snacks, and pizza  $30 Instructor: Stacy Gates

For kids in grades 1 and higher.

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Mandala Dot Painting Workshop
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Mandala Dot Painting Workshop

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

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. We will be painting our mandalas on 4” x 4” canvases after learning the relatively easy methods for creating perfect symmetrical dots of all sizes. Your finished artwork will be perfect for hanging in an entryway, bedroom or little nook. . This workshop is for ages 14 + older. Younger children may attend with a participating adult. 

Instructor: Stacy Gates   $35

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Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

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 10 x 10 canvas and a 4" tile, 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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Reverse Applique Embellishment - a Craft n' Connect Workshop
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Reverse Applique Embellishment - a Craft n' Connect Workshop

REVERSE APPLIQUE - NATALIE CHANIN INSPIRED

This is one of our favorite embellishment techniques and we are in love with the work of Natalie Chanin who creates amazing garments with it. If you can do basic handsewing , you can do this. We will stencil a design, place contrasting fabric under the design, stitch along the outside of the design and then cut the top fabric.. This workshop is for women or girls 14 years and older and is suited to beginners and experienced sewers alike. Please bring a tee shirt, yoga pants or some other item of knit fabric. $30

Instructor: Stacy Gates

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Create &amp; Sip Painting Party - "Bear in Winter"
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Create & Sip Painting Party - "Bear in Winter"

This amateur painting party is all about having fun while following the step by step instructions of your instructor to create a stunning acrylic painting on a 16x20 stretched canvas. Paint outside the lines and we will help you create your vision. Bring your favorite beverage a and enjoy our relaxed yet structured atmosphere where you are the artist. Snacks will be provided. $38

CANCELLED

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