REGISTER FOR ANY CHILDREN'S AUGUST WORKSHOP ON FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE GALLERY AND RECEIVE 10% OFF!

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summer art class schedule

Please register Below

(must specify which class -- materials fee separate)

Class & Workshops for Kids & Adults

Children's Art Classes and workshops

  • Please register early, as it can determine if a class will run or not.

  • Registration deadline is 1 week prior to start of class to secure your spot and ensure that the class will run.

  • Late registrations will be accepted if class minimum has already been met. If class is filled you will be added to a wait list.

  • There is a 4 child minimum for all classes. If class minimum is not met class will be rescheduled or canceled.

  • Registrations will not be refunded less than one week prior to start of class or workshop.

  • Payment is due at time of registration.

  • Reimbursements for class registrations occur only if class is cancelled. No refunds for registered students who do not attend.

  • 6 week sessions are offered on an ongoing basis during the school year for kids who are genuinely interested in arts enrichment

  • Although flexible, they are designed to be taken continuously to support proper skill building

  • Fees include all materials

  • If your child has any special needs, please communicate with us prior to registering for the class

 


How to Register

  • choose your workshop price and pay via Paypal (no account required). Please specify in checkout the workshop you are attending and your phone and email address
  • download the registration form here and mail it in with payment
  • please download the emergency form here and return it the first day of class

Summer 2-Day WORKSHOPS August 14th through 22ND

 

LET YOUR CHILD'S CREATIVITY CONTINUE BEYOND SCHOOL THIS SUMMER! 

  • All August 2-day series children's workshops are taught by Cheryl Ray.
  • Minimum of 3 children needed to run each workshop.
  • Each 2-day workshop is $30 plus $10 for materials.

Found Object Art(ages 6-8)

Be eco-friendly and create by exploring collage and small sculpture by assembling a variety of found objects such as cardboard, recycled colored papers, buttons, bottle caps, and other interesting small objects. Students are also encouraged to bring any inspirational paper products to class for use.

  • Mondays, August 14th & 21st
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Found Object Art Workshop

FIBER ART/MIXED MEDIA (AGES 8-12)

Do you enjoy experimenting with mixed media? Create your own wild and crazy images using special rubbing plates, Shiva oil sticks, and fabric.

  • Mondays, August 14th & 21st
  • Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Fiber Art/Mixed Media Workshop

CARTOONING (AGES 6-12)

Create your own characters and superheroes as you explore many cartooning techniques including Manga, Anime, and other cartooning styles using inks, watercolors, and markers.

  • Mondays, August 14th & 21st
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Cartooning Workshop

MULTI MEDIA(AGES 6-12)

Drawing, painting, sculpture and collage combine to form one exceptional multi-media class! All of your favorite mediums in a 2-day workshop!

  • Tuesdays, August 15th & 22nd
  • Time:  1:00pm-2:00pm
Multi Media Workshop

CARTOONING II-THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (AGES 9-12)

Take your favorite cartoon character and illustrate your own graphic novel as your character moves from one adventure to the next. Students will be able to take home a completed and bound novel at the conclusion of class!

  • Tuesdays, August 15th & 22nd
  • Time:  2:30pm-3:30pm
Cartooning II Workshop

MASK MAKING (AGES 6-8)

If you like to pretend, Mask Making is for you! Create your favorite animal, superhero, or an imaginary creature using fabric, paint, and heavy paper.

  • Tuesdays, August 15th & 22nd
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Mask Making Workshop

CREATIVE WRITING FOR KIDS

Taught by Melissa Wyse

“Let the wild rumpus start!” - Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

This creative writing class invites young writers ages 8-12 to engage their creativity and imaginations! We will explore imaginative writing exercises, spark creative ideas, and create poems and stories. Students will have opportunities to try their hand at several fun creative writing forms and projects as we nurture creativity and build confidence. All young writers are welcome to join us and experience the joy of creative writing!

AGES 8-12

4-Week Sessions 1 HOUR CLASS |TBD|$80


Drawing & Painting

(ages 10-12)

Taught by Cheryl Ray

Discover the magic of color flowing across paper, canvas and other painting surfaces.  Use washes, resists and overpainting to create a variety of images that are just waiting in your imagination. Everyone will have the opportunity to display their work in our annual Kid’s Art Show at the Great Pumpkin Festival in downtown Putnam in October.

 

6-week sessions | TBD | 1hr | $125

 


tween art club

 

In this fun and relaxed environment she'll have the opportunity to make new friends, create art, all the while feeling supported and strengthened.
We'll work with a variety of mediums, with varying degree of complexities, which will ultimately help boost confidence within the group as well as outside the group.

 

  • 4 Week Session: TBD
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fee: $95.00
  • Led by Johanna Pike, ATR, CLC

 


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Private Art Sessions

If your school, organization, or child is in need of private group or individual art classes please contact us for more information. Off-site capabilities based on schedule and need. Choose from our current offerings or we may be able to tailor something to fit your interests and needs. Email us for more information.


Photo by kirin_photo/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by kirin_photo/iStock / Getty Images

BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR YOUR CREATIVE CHILD!

Please contact us to schedule a 2-hour party for your child with a tailored art project for 6-12 children. Parties include time for cake/food/presents per request.

 

Cost:

●      $150 for up to 5 children including birthday guest -- $25 per additional child

●      price includes all art materials and private instruction

 

Available Times (availability contingent on current class schedule):

●      Saturday 9:00 - 11:00am

●      Saturday 6:00 - 8:00pm

●      Sunday 10:00 - 12:00pm

●      Sunday 5:00-7:00pm


about our instructors

Christina Cirillo Schmidt:

Christina received her BFA in Scenic and Costume Design at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Since then, she has worked around Connecticut in theatres, designing as well as teaching. Christina has also featured her artwork in various galleries and theatrical productions throughout the state. Christina has a strong passion for teaching- she brings a fun and nurturing energy as well as a unique perspective. She has taught a variety of classes at Silver Circle, as well as classes in Providence. This year Christina also became co-owner of Silver Circle Art Center.

Cheryl Ray:

Cheryl Ray is a certified art teacher and fiber artist who trained at the University of Minnesota, Boston University and Rhode Island School of Design.  She has participated in the Connecticut Artists Show at the Slater Museum in Norwich and has had work shown in galleries in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Winnipeg, Canada.  Cheryl belongs to Artist Open Studios, Windham Arts and the Guilford Art Center.

Carolyn Wagner:

Carolyn Wagner has worked at Pomfret School since 1997 as School Counselor. Carolyn’s undergraduate study in psychology led to an unusual program at Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a departmental award for developing a course curriculum on enhancing creativity. The studio component of that degree was in textile design. Carolyn has more than thirty five years of experience working with young people and their families. She just completed a five year program at UMASS Medical School and is now a trained MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher. Additionally, she is a certified .b mindfulness teacher. She owns sukiblue a small artisan jewelry company, exhibits her work in galleries, and teaches jewelry workshops. She and her partner Mike operate Hamlet Hill, a USDA certified organic farm in Pomfret, CT.

Melissa Wyse:

Melissa Wyse is a writer, educator, and arts administrator. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University and has been awarded Fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Ruby Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Shenandoah, Urbanite, and decomP. Melissa has taught writing and literature at Pomfret School, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, American University, SpiderSmart, and Writopia. She is the founder and director of Idlewild Arts, which holds the annual Idlewild Writers Retreat in northeastern Connecticut in the autumn. Melissa is currently completing a collection of linked short fiction set in World War II Hawaii titled Moon Over Sand Island. She will hold a residency at the Ragdale Foundation in Chicago in 2017.