About our Classes and Workshops
Silver Circle offers a wide range of art classes and workshops in a variety of mediums for all ages, children through adults. We provide a friendly, non-threatening environment that encourages everyone to find their inner artist. Discover the joys and therapeutic benefits of creativity while building skills. Find out for yourself why art is so important and fun!
Please make sure to register at least one week early to secure your spot and to make sure the class has the minimum number of students to run. Last minute registrations are only accepted after the minimum has been met. Class registrations cannot be refunded when cancelling less than a week in advance. Reimbursements for class registrations occur only if class is cancelled. No refunds for registered students who do not attend class.
Our mission at Silver Circle is to promote creativity within our community and to support the visual arts in NE Connecticut. We believe that enrichment in the arts has far-reaching effects, encouraging creative thinking, problem solving skills, and overall learning that benefits the entire community. Be a part of providing a child with an opportunity to explore his or her artistic capabilities through arts enrichment by donating to our Children's Scholarship Fund. Kids in area schools are nominated on an ongoing basis by teachers who recognize the need for a creative outlet for motivated students. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Checks can be made out to: Windham Arts, Silver Circle Art Scholarship Fund or donate using PayPal (please click in the 'name of class' box and scroll down to donation option).
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please download the scholarship application form here.
"A whole new world has opened up for me, thanks to these classes. Like many women, I find it hard to make room in my schedule for the things that I want to do. Now, Wednesday evenings are hallowed ground. For two and a half hours I get to paint and learn about the artist side of my being. What a gift to our region Silver Circle is, both for its classes and for the gallery that shows aspiring artists like me what is possible”. -Sally Rogers
"The classes are structured so that you learn at your own individual level and pace, and the teachers are amazing, talented professionals that creative a supportive encouraging environment. The gallery itself offers inspiration and exposure to all different types of art and the student show offers us an opportunity to present our work to the public. Silver Circle is a wonderful place to learn and explore your creativity. I know for me it has open doors that I never thought possible."— Carolyn Nadeau
“ I can’t say enough about my experience with Karen... She has helped me in so many ways – to see subjects with a painter’s eye to color, light, tones, as well as composition. As a retired teacher, I am especially appreciative of Karen’s teaching skills. She works well with students of all skill levels, sensing what each of us needs and encouraging us to develop our own style. My painting skills have greatly improved as Karen continues to challenge and stretch me in new directions”. -Paula Coughlin
"I found that art is not about being the most skilled artist. It was about the process. For the last five years I showed up every week. I had something to look forward to. I have a purpose. I met the best group of people who I now call my friends and family. I can’t say painting has changed me. Life changed and painting helped me find my true self again". --Annie
How to Organize private classes
Please contact us with the following information:
- a request for a specific class and instructor
- 2-3 possible days/times that work for your schedule
- number of participants anticipated
once your class is scheduled We will require the following:
- a non-refundable deposit that includes the minimum amount for 1-3 participants within five days of class date confirmation
- payment from listed participants three days prior to class