Spring & Summer '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 Spring Break Camps and Summer Camps.

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

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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

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

The Science, Engineering, & Art of Making Metal Jewelry & Sculpture for Ages 13–18:: Kerstin Nichols

    •  March 30May 4 (skip Apr 13)

    •  May 11June 8 (skip May 25)

Tuesday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Spring Peopleware And Petware For Ages 8-12:: Patty Goodman

    •  March 31May 5 (skip Apr 14)

    •  May 11–June 9

Wednesday

Afternoon 3:00-5:00pm

DIY: Metals Edition For Ages 11-13:: Kerstin Nichols

    •  April 1May 6 (skip Apr 15)

    •  May 13–June 10

Thursday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Throwing on the Pottery Wheel For Ages 10-14:: Ara Cardew

    •  April 1May 7 (skip Apr 16)

    •  May 14–June 11

Friday

 

Saturday

Afternoon 3:00-5:00pm

Mommy/Daddy & Me Play With Clay For Ages 4-11:: Anne Webster Grant

    •  April 4-25 (skip Apr 18)

Sunday

All day 10:00am-5:00pm

Teen & Parent: Memory Rings Ages 15 & Up:: Kerstin Nichols

    •  May 10

After-School Classes

 

The Science, Engineering & Art Of Making Metal Jewelry & Sculpture For Ages 13-18

Kerstin Nichols

Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  March 30-May 4 (skip Apr 13). 5 sessions, 10 hrs

Tuition: $145 ($135*). Estimated materials fee: $35

    •  May 11-June 8 (skip May 25). 4 sessions, 8 hrs

Tuition: $110 ($100*). Estimated materials fee: $35

All experience levels welcome. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, and physics all relate directly or indirectly to the process of transforming metal into jewelry and sculpture. Art is the catalyst bringing these 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. A deposit of $25 payable to instructor is due at the first class. The final materials fee is based on individual projects.

Spring Peopleware And Petware For Ages 8-12

Patty Goodman

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  March 31-May 5 (skip Aril 14). 5 sessions, 10 hrs

    •  May 11-June 9. 5 sessions, 10 hrs

Tuition: $120/$110*

Materials fee: included.

All experience levels welcome. In this class you will make dishes of all kinds—for humans and animals. Additionally, using your imagination, you may also design a toad house, another structure of your choosing, or a “story pot”. You will mostly hand build, but we may also explore the pottery wheel. Learn to use a variety of tools and identify objects in the environment that can be used as tools to add details. Carve, cut, roll, and stamp these creations, before glazing and firing them. Please join us!

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DIY: Metals Edition For Ages 11-13

Kerstin Nichols

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00pm

April 1-May 6 (skip Apr 15). 5 sessions, 10 hrs

    •  May 13-June 10. 5 sessions, 10 hrs

Tuition: $145 ($135*).

Estimated materials fee: $35

Do-It-Yourself! Learn to use hammers, anvils, shears, pliers, solder, torches and other tools in a challenging, yet safety-driven class. With first-hand knowledge about the tools in the studio, turn your ideas into a reality. From creating jewelry to constructing sculpture; creative problem solving and thinking outside the box will be an integral part of the fun. This class is open to all experience levels. A deposit of $25, payable to instructor, is due at the first class. The final materials fee is based on individual projects; our instructor will try to keep the cost below $50.

Throwing on the Pottery Wheel For Ages 10–14

Ara Cardew

Thursdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm

    •  April 1-May 7 (skip Apr 16). 5 sessions, 10 hrs

    •  May 14-June 11. 5 sessions, 10hrs

Tuition: $120/$110*

Materials fee: included.

All experience levels welcome. 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.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Play With Clay For Ages 4-11

Anne Webster Grant

Saturday, 3:00-5:00pm

    •  April 4-25 (skip Apr 18). 3 sessions, 6 hrs

Tuition: $70/$60*

Materials fee: included.

With a parent’s help you will play with clay. Depending on age possibilities include making pinch pots, coiled pots, animal figures, and decorating tiles with textures. Older children can build practical or fantastical structures from rolled slabs or coils. A parent and one or two children are welcome.

Teen & Parent: Memory Rings Ages 15 & Up

Kerstin Nichols

 

Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm

May 10. 1 session, 6 hrs

Tuition:$80/$75*per couple.

Estimated materials fee, 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 well-equipped metals studio where you can work together to make at least 2 silver memory rings with or without stones. No experience necessary. The final materials fee is based on individual projects. There will be a one-hour lunch break.

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Spring Break Camps:

April 13-17

 

  • 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

 

Time 9am-Noon 1:00-4:00pm
Can sign up for one or more days 5 Days/5 Projects for Ages 5-7
Faculty
 
5 day camp/can be combined to full day

Spring Is Around The Corner For Ages 8-10

Jill Koppers

Clay With Ara! For Ages 11-13

Ara Cardew

5 day camp/can be combined to full day

DIY: Metals Edition For Ages 11-13

Case Hathaway-Zepeda

Metal Turns Magical For Ages 9-10

Maria Gross

 

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. Instructor will provide a list of projects ahead of time.

DIY: Metals Edition For Ages 11-13

Case Hathaway-Zepeda

 

9:00am-noon. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Materials fee: $45

Do-It-Yourself! Learn to use hammers, anvils, shears, pliers, solder, torches and other tools in a challenging, yet safety-driven camp. With first-hand knowledge about the tools in the studio, turn your ideas into a reality. From creating jewelry to constructing sculpture; creative problem solving and thinking outside the box will be an integral part of the fun. This class is open to all experience levels. The $45 materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due the first day of camp.

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Spring Is Around The Corner For Ages 8-10          

Jill Koppers

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

What better way to welcome spring in New England than playing with a little mud, or clay in our case. In this spring themed week campers will explore many techniques for working with clay from coiling and slab rolling to sculpting and wheel throwing.

 

Clay With Ara! For Ages 11-13

Ara Cardew

1:00-4:00pm. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Spring clay campers will have fun using the potters' wheel, making turtle bowls, spoon rests, fish vases, piggy banks, and other FUN projects. Come get your hands dirty, being creative with clay!

Metal Turns Magical For Ages 9-10    

Maria Gross

 

1:00-4:00pm. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Estimated materials fee, payable to instructor: $45

This introductory metals camp will focus on the safe and fun use of the wide variety of hand tools found in the metals studio, while discovering the intrinsic properties of the metals used. You will work in copper, brass and steel to make small sculptures and jewelry. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

 

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Summer Camps

 

  • All camps are held at 13 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH
  • Except for our all day clay and metals camp, all other camps run 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm
  • Camps run Monday-Friday
  • Children should bring a snack and a drink, and lunch if staying for the full day
  • Tuition is $210/$200* for half day or $390/$380* for full day, which includes a supervised lunch, and a camp t-shirt. We offer a $10 discount for multiple camp sign ups
  • Except for the metals camps, the materials fee is included in the tuition
  • Early drop off (8:00am) and/or late pick up (1pm or 4:30pm) are available for $15 per week; $30 per week for am and pm extension.

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Sew A Picnic Set For Ages 6-8

Annie Hansen

June 22-26   9:00am-Noon   

In this class you will learn hand and machine sewing to make your own personalized picnicking kit. After hemming a picnic cloth on the sewing machine, you can also choose to make a lunch bag, snack baggies, water bottle holder, silverware case, and/or a cloth liner for a picnic basket you already own. On the last day we will try out our creations with a picnic trip to the Howe library patio.

Tiny Worlds For Ages 8-10

Amanda Anne Palmer

June 22-26   9:00am-Noon   

In this class we make a tiny world out of clay. This world will be assembled inside a box. It can represent your bedroom, the forest, somewhere you have vacationed or something from your imagination. We will start with clay and finish with mixed media to complete your world.     

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DIY: Metals Edition For Ages 11-13

Faculty

  • June 22-26 / 9:00am-Noon                                        Ages 11-13 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • July 6-10 / 9:00am-noon                                         Ages 11-13 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • July 20-24 / 9:00am-noon                                         Ages 11-13 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • August 3-7 / 1:00-4:00pm                                          Ages 11-13 / Kerstin Nichols
  • August 10-14 / 9:00am-noon                                         Ages 11-13 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • August 17-21 / 9:00am-noon                                         Ages 11-13 / Faculty

Materials fee: $45

All experience levels welcome. Do-It-Yourself! Learn to use hammers, anvils, shears, pliers, solder, torches and other tools in a challenging, yet safety-driven camp. With first-hand knowledge about the tools in the studio, turn your ideas into a reality. From creating jewelry to constructing sculpture; creative problem solving and thinking outside the box will be an integral part of the fun. The $45 materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due the first day of camp.

Metal Turns Magical For Ages 9-10

Maria Gross

1:00-4:00pm

  • June 22-26                                    
  • July 6-10                                       
  • July 20-24                                   

Materials fee: $45

This introductory metals camp will focus on the safe and fun use of the wide variety of hand tools found in the metals studio, while discovering the intrinsic properties of the metals used. You will work in copper, brass and steel to make small sculptures and jewelry. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

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Print Making For Ages 11-13

Eirene Mavodones

June 22-26   1:00-4:00pm      

You will make prints using different techniques and learn how to use printmaking tools and materials, finding inspiration in working with various patterns and themes. You will create fun cards and images. Towards the end of the week, we will create a book including prints from you and other campers.  

Exploring Clay For Ages 12-15

Deborah Churchill

1:00-4:00pm

  • June 22-26                                       
  • June 29-July 3                                   
  • July 27-31                                     
  • August 3-7   

Whether you are an absolute beginner or you’re looking to improve skills you learned previously, this camp will provide you with time and space to improve your hand building and/or wheel throwing skills. Let your imagination guide you – I’ll be there to help.

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Come Play With Clay

Allison Alden Riese

  • June 29-July 3 / 9:00am-Noon                                Ages 6-8                                   
  • July 20-24 / 1:00-4:00pm                                      Ages 11-13                          
  • August 3-7 / 9:00am-Noon                                     Ages 8-10                                
  • August 17-21 / 1:00-4:00pm                                 Ages 8-10                                

This class will focus on learning hand building skills to create functional and sculptured pieces of art. We will use various pottery techniques, tools and objects, along with your creativity to make this all happen. Come join in the fun of transforming lumps of clay into finished, glazed pieces of art.

Waterfront Acrylics For Ages 8-10

Faculty

June 29-July 3        1:00-4:00pm        

Painting with acrylic you will try new techniques or gain further practice using ones you already know as you create original artworks within the theme of the waterfront. Techniques will include: selecting a light, medium, and dark-tone color for blocking out the painting, reserving white, finishing with brights, and the use of brushwork and color selection for painting water, boats, sky, reflections, and people.

Project Runway For Ages 11-13

Margaret Sheehan

June 29-July 3        9:00am-Noon                     

Embellish, cut and design your clothing for a "runway look". Monday through Thursday we will create the look for Friday's Runway. We will talk about how successful fashion design seems to be a predominately male business. Please note we will use scissors, glue gun, needles, sewing machine, hairspray and makeup.

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The Science, Engineering & Art Of Working With Metals

Kerstin Nichols

June 29-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 11-13

August 10-14 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 13-15 

Materials fee: $45

All experience levels welcome. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, and physics all relate directly or indirectly to the process of transforming metal into jewelry and sculpture. Art is the catalyst bringing these 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 $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due at the first day of camp.

Instagram Worthy: Made in Metals For Ages 13-15

Faculty

  • June 29-July 3 / 9:00am-Noon                               Ages 13-15 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • July 27-31 / 9:00am-Noon                                        Ages 13-15 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • August 3-7 / 9:00am-Noon                                      Ages 13-15 / Maria Gross

Materials fee: $45

All experience levels welcome. "Wow, you MADE that?" is exactly what friends and family will say when you show them what you were up to this summer. From custom jewelry to small sculptures, this camp is all about getting your ideas out there. Through the safe use of hammers, anvils, torches and shears, you will be challenged to problem-solve and think outside the box. The $45 materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due the first day of camp.

String Design: Turning Lines Into Art For Ages 11-13

Deborah Churchill

July 6-10        1:00-4:00 pm    

How can a few nails, and some string be art? Come find out.

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Fun With The Masters For Ages 12-15

Angie Blake

July 6-10        9:00am-Noon  

Each day a brief overview of a period of art will be discussed with a focus on a famous artist to represent it. The using the master's techniques you will copy the famous work with personal interpretations.

Clay With Ara!

Ara Cardew

  • July 6-10 / Ages 12-15 / 1:00-4:00pm
  • July 27-31 / Ages 8-10 / 9:00am-Noon                        
  • August 10-14 / Ages 11-13 / 1:00pm-4:00pm               
  • August 17-21 / Ages 6-8 / 9:00am-Noon                        

Summer clay campers will have fun using the potters' wheel, making turtle bowls, spoon rests, fish vases, piggy banks, and other FUN projects. Come get your hands dirty, being creative with clay!

Tea Party For Ages 5-7

Tina Nadeau

July 6-10        9:00am-Noon

You'll create your own tea party pieces--cups, saucers, creamer, sugar and, of course, teapot! You'll learn different hand-building techniques while having the complete studio experience, from set-up to clean up and from a wet lump of clay to a dazzling cup! You'll also explore a variety of tea parties and listen to stories. Please join us for a spot of tea! Bring a smock if you’re worried about clothing.

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Clay! Metal! And Fire! For Ages 14-16

Ara Cardew& Kerstin Nichols

July 13-17        10:00am-5:00pm        

Estimated metals materials fee: $30

All experience levels welcome. If you have experience in both clay and metals, and an idea of how you want to integrate them, you can hit the ground running with your creation. If you have no experience in clay and/or metal, or are struggling with “what” to make, then Ara and Kerstin will have examples of projects they have made that will help get your creative juices flowing. Either way, you rule, with our expertise and assistance nearby. Whether your choice is functional or fantastical, it will be FUN. We will have lunch together each day, so bring a bag lunch. The estimated metals materials fee of $30 is due on the first day of camp and payable to Kerstin.  

Write Your Own Book For Ages 8-10

Eirene Mavodones

July 13-17        9:00am-Noon      

Express yourself through collage and words. You will create a number of pages and using simple bookbinding techniques create a journal of the pages.           

Create Fleece And Buttons Creatures For Ages 8-10

Faculty

 

July 13-17     1:00-4:00pm

Decorate pillows, hand-made puppets, and stuffed creatures. Add ears, a nose, and other features for your own stuffed animal or abstract organism. Sewing by hand and some machine sewing will come into play. Select from a wild assortment of fabrics, buttons, and accessories available in the studio for your original soft-sculpture works of art. Let’s see what you can make!

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Book Binding For Ages 12-15

Deborah Churchill

July 20-24     1:00-4:00pm   

Come explore the ancient art of bookbinding. After learning some basic skills, you will have the opportunity to create a book of your own design. Travel journal, photo album—even a keepsake box.

Garden Party For Ages 5-7

Tina Nadeau

July 20-24     9:00am-Noon   

You’ll explore a variety of garden ideas and think about how they can work with clay: containers for flowers, chimes to welcome the wind, and other ideas to complete your garden party. Bring your imagination and thoughts of the warm outdoors. You’ll be a busy bee buzzing about the studio, learning all sorts of methods of building and creating with clay. Bring a smock if you’re worried about clothing. 

Mixing It Up With Multiples For Ages 8-10

Sarah Glass

July 20-24     9:00am-Noon    

Combine printmaking with other media including collage and pastels to create spontaneous celebrations in shape and color. You will explore some of the basic technical principles behind printmaking while also using other media to create small post-card sized images to wall-sized explosions of expressive fun.

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Japanese Brushwork For Ages 8-10

Ginger Armstrong

July 27-31     1:00-4:00 pm 

You will begin with the basics of SHODOU (Japanese calligraphy), which includes how to make ink, how to hold the brush, and how to write basic words (seasons, numbers, animals, concepts). As you become more proficient, you will choose what you wish to paint. It can include SUMIE (Japanese pictorial painting)—bamboo, animals, bugs, flowers, and mountains. You will work very small and very big (Ginger has made a brush that looks like a mop that can be used outdoors)

Body Armor: Make Yourself A Gauntlet

Kerstin Nichols

  • July 27-31 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 11-13
  • August 17-21 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 13-15

Materials fee: $45

All experience levels welcome. A gauntlet is where body armor and body decoration merge; it is the perfect project to learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing. Whether you are drawn to jewelry or sculpture you will find this a fun way to understand how to make both. You will work in brass and copper, learning the properties of each metal while you perfect your skills of forming, patterning, soldering and heat coloration. You will leave with your unique creation. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

Batik For Ages 14-16

Eirene Mavodones

August 3-7     9:00am-Noon         

    

Batik is used in many cultures to create textiles for clothing and the household. You will turn one or more sheets of fabric into colorful textiles that can be used in a variety of ways.

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Basket Making For Ages 14-16

Ray Lagasse

August 3-7    1:00-4:00pm        

In this camp you will make a small pack basket or a laundry basket. This pack basket can be used for hiking, picking apples, or towels to the beach. The laundry basket can be used for, well, laundry and many other items that need a place to “live.” You must register at least a week in advance for this camp.

Become a Superhero For Ages 6-8

Eirene Mavodones

August 10-14    9:00am-Noon 

A superhero wears unusual clothing and can accomplish amazing feats. Make your own costume so that you too can accomplish more than the usual human.

Under The Sea For Ages 8-10

Tina Nadeau

August 10-14    9:00am-Noon

You’ll explore the depths of the ocean and create a variety of sea-themed pieces, from coiled treasure containers to jewelry holders to a family of underwater creatures. Explore different ways of creating functional and sculptural objects through hand-building techniques including slabs, coils, and pinched pots. See you under the sea! Bring a smock if you’re worried about clothing.

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Table Top Circus For Ages 8-10

Annie Hansen

August 10-14         1:00-4:00pm 

Imagine a circus so small it all fits on top of your table. Using just household scrap and ingenuity, we'll build attractions like trapeze acts, clown cars and lion taming, and carnival rides like ferris wheels, roller coasters and snack carts. Expect to work with paper, cardboard, wire, paint, glue, and tiny found items of every kind as your miniature world springs to life.

Mythological Creatures In Papier Mâché For Ages 8-10

Annie Hansen

August 17-21                         9:00am-Noon   

Bring legends to life! In this camp we will craft dragons, griffins, monsters and more using the old 3D modeling methods of papier mâché and wire framing. Whether your myth is furred or feathered, spiky or silky, fanged or winged, as small as your hand or as tall as you, we can build it with simple materials you can find around the house. You will learn about papier mâché, but you'll also learn about design principles and 3D thinking. You may even learn something new about dragons!

Fabric Nightlife For Ages 11-13

Faculty

August 17-21                         1:00-4:00pm     

What will you see when you go out at night, in the woods, in the city, and on the water? Using fabric and paper, metals, sketchos, chalk, and found objects, create a wild and imaginative scene, or a realistic and serene scene, or something else inspired by the city, country or your imagination. Populate your scenes with creatures. Will yours be clearly visible or camouflaged under the glow of star, moon or streetlight?

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