Fall '14 and Winter '15 in Children's Studio

Classes are listed by after-school classes (clay, metals, mixed media), special workshops, followed by a full listing of our Winter Break Camps.

At the discretion of the instructor, teens over 15 years may join classes offered in the other studios.

Click here for a registration form

Click here for a scholarship form

Material fees for all classes, except metals, can be paid with tuition. Metal-smithing materials fees are based on materials used, and must be paid to the instructor. Please note that the materials fees for the metals classes are estimated and for each metals class there is a materials deposit required on the first day.

$25 discount off your tuition if you and a friend sign-up for a class (certain restrictions apply).

The tuition amount in brackets (marked with an asterisk) is the price members of the League of NH Craftsmen pay, or if you PAY for a class/workshop three weeks before the start of the class/workshop. Full details are given on the registration form.

In addition to our regular classes we are happy to offer one-on-one instruction and special classes for four or more friends, and birthday parties.

Denotes classes and camps in our regular program perfect for 10-15 year olds who, although healthy themselves, have family members experiencing an ongoing illness. Scholarships are available for all classes, workshops and camps.

*Discount for members or early sign-up

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Clay Club For Young Artists Aged 8-12:: Patty Goodman

  •  September 2-October 21. 8 sessions, 16 hrs

  •  October 28-December 16 (skip Nov 11).

  •  January 6-March 17 (skip Feb 17, snow date Mar 24)

Wednesday

Afternoon 3:00-5:00pm

The World Of Metals For Ages 10-16:: Kerstin Nichols

    •  September 3-October 22

    •  October 29-December 17 (skip Nov 26)

    •  January 7-March 18 (skip Feb 18, snow date Mar 25)

Thursday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Throwing on the Potters' Wheel For Ages 10-18:: Ara Cardew

    •  September 4-October 23

    •  October 30-December 18 (skip Nov 27)

    •  January 8-March 19 (skip Feb 19, snow date Mar 26)

Body Armor: Making A Gauntlet For Ages 12-16:: Kerstin Nichols

    •  September 4-October 23

    •  January 8-March 19 (skip Feb 19, snow date Mar 26)

The Science, Engineering & Art Of Making Metal Jewelry & Sculpture For Ages 12-16:: Kerstin Nichols

    •  October 30–December 18 (skip Nov 27)

Friday

 

Saturday

Morning 10:00am-Noon

Armor: Making a Shield For Ages 9-10:: Kerstin Nichols

   •  January 10-February 14 (snow date Feb 28)

Sunday

Morning 10:00am-Noon

Teen & Parent: Memory Rings For Ages 14 & Up:: Kerstin Nichols

   •  March 7-21 (snow date Mar 28)

 

After-School Classes

 

Clay Club For Young Artists Aged 8-12

Patty Goodman

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  September 2-October 21. 8 sessions, 16 hrs

Tuition: $185/$175*. Materials fee: included.

    •  October 28-December 16 (skip Nov 11).

        7 sessions, 14 hrs

Tuition: $165/$155*. Materials fee: included.

    •  January 6-March 17 (skip Feb 17, snow date Mar 24).

        10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240/$230*. Materials fee: included.

All experience levels welcome. Each week a new project will be introduced, or example, “story pots” that reflect a certain historical time or people, mugs with surprise figures inside, whimsical boxes, dishes for pets and people. We’ll learn about clay, its properties such as where it comes from, and how it is fired. We’ll explore hand building: pinching, coiling, or slab work. There will be an opportunity to try out the wheel if you’d like to. Once you have the basics you will personalize you pots based on your experiences, interests and imagination. Come learn, relax, and play!

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Throwing on the Potters' Wheel For Ages 10-18

Ara Cardew

Thursdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm

    •  September 4-October 23. 8 sessions, 16 hrs

Tuition: $185/$175*. Materials fee: included.

    •  October 30-December 18 (skip Nov 27),

        7 sessions, 14 hrs

Tuition: $165/$155*. Materials fee: included.

    •  January 8-March 19 (skip Feb 19, snow date Mar 26).

        10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240/$230*. Materials fee: included.

Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel in the tradition of the Cardew family. Centering, pulling and simple classic forms will be covered in this class, along with finishing and glazing.

The World Of Metals For Ages 10-16

Kerstin Nichols

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00pm

    •  September 3-October 22. 8 sessions, 16 hrs

Tuition: $225/215*

    •  October 29-December 17 (skip Nov 26). 7 sessions,

        14 hrs

Tuition: $200/$190*

    •  January 7-March 18 (skip Feb 18, snow date Mar 25).

        10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $280/$270*

Materials fee, payable to the instructor: $45

This class is open to all experience levels. The focus of this class will vary depending on the interests of the group—jewelry, small sculpture or a combination of both. Have the satisfaction of seeing your designs come to fruition, while learning the processes of metal smithing and the safe use of tools. The final materials fee will vary based on individual projects; our instructor will try to keep the cost below $45. A deposit of $30, payable to instructor, is due at the first class.

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Body Armor: Making A Gauntlet For Ages 12-16

Kerstin Nichols

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  September 4-October 23. 8 sessions, 16 hrs

Tuition: $225/215*

    •  January 8-March 19 (skip Feb 19, snow date Mar 26).

        10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $280/$270*

Estimated materials fee, payable to instructor: $45

This is an introductory/intermediate level class. A gauntlet is where body armor and body decoration merge; it is the perfect project on which to learn the basics of metal forming, sizing, decorating and finishing. Whether you are drawn to jewelry or sculpture you will find this a clever way to understand how to make both. You will work in brass and copper, learning the properties of each metal and the fine points of different types of soldering and heat coloration. A deposit of $30, payable to instructor, is due at the first class.

The Science, Engineering & Art Of Making Metal Jewelry & Sculpture For Ages 12-16

Kerstin Nichols

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  October 30–December 18 (skip Nov 27). 7 sessions,

       14 hrs

Tuition: $200/$190*

Estimated materials fee, payable to instructor: $40

This class is open to all experience levels. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, and physics are all related directly or indirectly to the many decisions made while transforming metal into jewelry and sculpture. Art is the catalyst bringing these different disciplines together. Your experimentation will result in wonderful pieces of your own design and making. This is a perfect opportunity for people who want to revel in the experience of art and science, and for those who are not sure to come along for the ride. The final materials fee is based on individual projects. A deposit of $30, payable to instructor, is due at the first class.

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Winter Weekends

Armor: Making a Shield For Ages 9-10

Kerstin Nichols

 

Saturdays, 10:00 am-Noon

    •  January 10-February 14 (snow date Feb 28).

        6 sessions, 12 hrs

Tuition: $170/$160*.

Estimated materials fee, payable to instructor: $45

This is a great way to begin learning about metal and the tools and heat that transform it, while making an object all will envy. The class will work in copper, brass, wood and leather. A deposit of $30, payable to instructor, is due at the first class.

Teen & Parent: Memory Rings For Ages 14 & Up

Kerstin Nichols

 

Saturdays, 10:00am-Noon

    •  March 7-21 (snow date Mar 28). 3 sessions, 6 hrs

Tuition: $80/couple or single person

Estimated material payable to instructor: $7-$25/Ring

Would you like to spend special time with one of your parents working on a fun project? Give each other a gift and an experience you will always remember. Come to our marvelous metals studio where you can work together to make at least 2 silver memory rings with or without stones. No experience necessary.

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Winter Break Camps:

February 16-20

 

  • All camps are held at 13 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH
  • Camps run 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm
  • Camps run Monday-Friday, except for the 5 Days/5 Projects
  • Tuition is $200/$190* for half day or $395/$375* for full day, which includes a supervised lunch.
  • Scholarships are available for all camps. Youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness can use our RTC scholarship fund.
  • Except for the metals camps, the materials fee is included in the tuition
  • Children should bring a snack and a drink
  • Early drop off (8:30am), late pick up (1:00pm or 4:30pm) are available for $15 each per week

5 Days/5 Projects For Ages 5-7

Faculty

9:00am-Noon. 1 session, 3 hrs-5 sessions, 15 hrs

Tuition: 1 day = $50. 2 days = $95. 3 days = $135. 4 days = $170. 5 days = $200

This class focuses on introducing children to a wide range of materials. Each day you will begin and complete a project in a variety of media. You might make dream pillows, plant a small garden, make musical instruments, and more. Bring a snack and come ready for messy fun. Sign up for one or more days. Margaret will provide a list of projects ahead of time.

Adventures In Hand Building For Ages 8-10

Lynn Sheldon

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon

You will explore some of the oldest methods of working with clay: pinching, coiling, and building with slabs. You will construct pots experimenting with altering their form, adding arms, legs, tails, ears or horns, thinking about the stories pots can tell. You will continue embellishments by exploring carving, slip decoration and sgraffito. Come in your junky clothes because you will get pretty dirty and bring a big dose of whimsy so you can think of stories to go along with the pots you make. 

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Stretch Your Skills On Metals for Ages 10-12

Faculty

 

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon

Materials fee: $45

In this introductory/intermediate camp you might create anything from jewelry to sculpture to tableware while becoming more familiar with the tools, materials, and processes that make metal smithing so challenging and rewarding. Safe use of the torch and soldering will be included. Creative problem solving and thinking outside the box are strongly encouraged! The $45 materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due the first day of camp.

Mixed Media Extravaganza for ages 8-10

Faculty

Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm

Our mixed media studio offers children the opportunity to use a huge variety of materials to make art. It might be painting portraits, making papier mâché sculpture, decorating and sewing pillows. Learning Japanese Calligraphy. Sign up and find out!

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Clay Is What You Make It! for Ages 11-13

Jill Koppers

Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Spend the week letting your imagination soar and your skills with clay grow. Hand building, wheel throwing, sculpture and beyond can be explored in this camp. Your ideas along with guidance of the instructor will allow for a week of creativity and fun. Hey, it’s your vacation—what would you like to make?

Headgear for Metalheads for Ages 12-16

Kerstin Nichols

Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm

Estimated materials fee: $45

This is an intermediate to advanced level camp. Some knowledge of the use of metal shaping tools, hammers and soldering experience is a must!. Your project could take the form of a tiara, a metal mask, or wild eyewear, you choose. Whether you are drawn to jewelry or sculpture you will find this a fun way to make both while working in brass, copper, and possibly some silver and stones, depending on your project. The $45 estimated materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

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