Jan
21
9:30 AM09:30

School Closed Vacation Camp

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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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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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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Pizza & Painting Party - Valentines Paintings & 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 followed by pizza from Wood Fired Pizza.  $30

For kids in grades 1 and higher.

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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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Preschool Art Class - Ages 3+
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Preschool Art Class - Ages 3+

Winter Session 1: Our preschool art class is a 5 week class that meets on Fridays from 10:00 am - 10:45 am. Class runs from 1/18 - 2/15.

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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Homeschool Art Club - K+.
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Homeschool Art Club - K+.

Winter Session 1: Homeschool Art Club is a 5 week class that meets on Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Class runs from 1/17 - 2/14.

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. We will create animal art this session which will be excellent for providing opportunities for learning about animal traits and characteristics.   $80 

 
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Beginning Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheel - Grade 1+
Jan
16
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 Tuesdays from 3/5 - 4/2.

Class is 2 hours each week and runs from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Beginning Ceramics is a 5 week class that meets on Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Class runs from 1/17 - 2/14.

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+
Jan
15
3:30 PM15:30

After School Art Club - K+

Winter Session 1: This 5 week session meets on Tuesdays from 1/15 - 2/12.

Winter Session 2: This 5 week session meets on Tuesdays from 3/4 - 4/1.

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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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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 Beginning Sewing Class for Kids
Jan
14
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 Wednesdays from 3/6 - 4/2.

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.  $70

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

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