Spring and Summer '14 in Children's Studio

Classes are listed by after-school classes (clay, metals, mixed media), special workshops, followed by a full listing of our 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 designed for 10-15 year olds who, although healthy themselves, have family members experiencing an ongoing illness. These are aligned with our Recovering Your Life Through Craft Program (RTC)

*Discount for members or early sign-up

Summer Camps


Click here to download a quick guide of our summer camps

  • All camps are held at 13 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH
  • Except for our new teen camp, camps run 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm
  • Camps run Monday-Friday, except for week of July 1-5, which skips July 4
  • Tuition is $200/$190* half-day, or $395/$375* full day, which includes a supervised lunch. Short week tuition is $175/$165* or $335/$325*
  • Except for the metals camps, the materials fee is included in the tuition
  • Children should bring a snack and a drink
  • Early morning drop-off (8:30am), late-pick up (1:00 or 4:30pm) is available for $15 each per week
  • Designed for 10-15 year olds who, although healthy themselves, have family members experiencing an ongoing illness. They are an extension of our Recovering Your Life Through Craft Program (RTC). These camps cost $105 each or $210 for two RTC camps

Stretch Your Skills On Metals


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 metalsmithing 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.

  • June 23-27 / 9:00am-Noon / Ages 10-12 / Maria Gross (ONE PLACE LEFT)
  • June 30-July 3 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 12-15           Case Hathaway-Zepeda (FULL)
  • July 7-11 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 10-12 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda (TWO PLACES LEFT)
  • July 7-11 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 12-15 / Maria Gross
  • July 21-25 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 12-15 / Kerstin Nichols (TWO PLACES LEFT)
  • July 28-August 1 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 12-15 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda (FULL)
  • August 4-8 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 10-12 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • August 18-22 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 10-12 /Jonothan Kitchel
  • August 18-22 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 12-15 / Kerstin Nichols

Materials fee: $45

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Metal Turns Magical For Ages 9-10

Kerstin Nichols


This introductory metals camp will focus on the safe and fun use of the many 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.

    •  June 23-27 / 1:00-4:00pm / Maria Gross

    •  August 4-8 / 1:00-4:00pm / Maria Gross

    •  August 11-15 / 9:00am-Noon / Case Hathaway-

        Zepeda (TWO PLACES LEFT)

Materials fee: $45

Summer Clay Camps For Ages 8-10

Ara Cardew


Clay camp with Ara is a FUN week. We will make clay trains, turtle bowls, piggy banks, and fish vases. Hand modeling, glazing and much more with an emphasis on FUN.

  • June 23-27 / 9:00am-Noon (FULL)
  • August 4-8 / 9:00am-Noon (TWO PLACES LEFT)

An Exploration Of Clay For Ages 12-15


Join us to explore the many wonders and ways of clay. You’ll hand-build and use the pottery wheel, perhaps combine hand-built pots with wheel thrown pots to create work that will be glazed and fired.

  • June 23-27 / 1:00-4:00pm / Jill Koppers
  • June 30-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ara Cardew (FULL)

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Printmaking For Ages 6-8

Eirene Mavodones  


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.

    •  June 23–27 / 9:00am–Noon

Book Binding For Ages 10-12

Deb Churchill


Learn the age-old art of bookbinding. Using paper, thread and cloth you will create a one-of-a kind bound journal. Once you have mastered the basic techniques, the possibilities for creative expression abound.

    •  June 23-27 / 1:00-4:00pm

The Science, Engineering & Art Of Working With Metal

Kerstin Nichols 


All experience levels welcome. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, and physics are all related directly or indirectly to the many processes that transform metal into jewelry and sculpture. Art is the catalyst bringing these different disciplines together. Your experimenting 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.

  • June 30-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 10-12 (FULL)
  • July 28-August 1 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 10-12 (FULL)

Materials fee: $45

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Fantasylands In Clay For Ages 6-8

Jill Koppers


Slabs, coils and pinch pots will be joined together to create fantasylands designed from your imagination. Build an amusement park, doll house, enchanted forest and more.

    •  June 30-July 3 / 9:00am-Noon

Basket Making

Ray Lagasse    


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.

  • June 30-July 3 / 9:00am-Noon / Ages 10-12(REGISTRATION CLOSED)
  • July 7-11 / 9:00am-Noon / Ages 12-15 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Geometric Design For Ages 8-10

Deb Churchill


What do Celtic Knots, Islamic tiles and Indian mandalas have in common? They all use geometric patterns as a base for beautiful artwork. In this class you will learn a few foundation forms from which you will design your own tile trivets.

  • June 30-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm
  • July 14-18 / 1:00-4:00pm

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Tea Party For Ages


Tina Nadeau



You will 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 concerned about clothing.

    •  July 7-11 / 9:00am-Noon (FULL)

An Exploration Of Clay For Ages 8-10


Join us to explore the many wonders and ways of clay. You’ll hand-build using the techniques of coiling, pinching, and slab rolling and then glaze and fire our finished pieces.

    •  July 7-11 / 1:00pm-4:00pm / Ara Cardew (2 PLACES LEFT)

    •  August 18-22 / 1:00pm-4:00pm / Ara Cardew

Project Runway For Ages 10-12

Margaret Sheehan


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 guns, needles, sewing machines, hairspray, and makeup.

    •  July 7-11 / 1:00-4:00pm (FULL)

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Clay! Metal! And Fire! For Ages 14-18

Ara CardewKerstin Nichols

Please note this is a full day camp.




All experience levels welcome. With expertise nearby, this is a week of creative discovery where you rule. Whether it is function or fantasy, it will always be FUN as you use our tools and your hands to make your own fanciful creation. Each day you will have the opportunity to work in either the metals or the clay studio. The week will culminate in an outdoor Raku firing and an opportunity to share each other's discoveries in metal and clay. Bring a bag lunch each day for the lunch-break between noon and 1pm.

    •  July 14-18 / 10:00am-5:00pm (TWO PLACES LEFT)

Estimated materials fee: $30

 For Ages 6–8

Eirene Mavodones


You will design, create and build mosaic tiles, plates and frames. As a group, we will look at different examples of mosaics from ancient history until now. You will work with pattern, design and also narrative elements.

    •  July 14–18 / 9:00am–Noon (TWO PLACES LEFT)

Metal, Fire, & Water For Ages 10-15

Case Hathaway-Zepeda


This RTC camp is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. Bend, pound, and heat, your way into experiencing three elements of art and so much more! Come to this camp to get lost in metal and the cool processes and tools that allow you to transform it into your own sculptures and/or jewelry. The materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due at the first class.

    •  July 21-25 / 9:00am-Noon

Materials fee: $45

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Earth, Fire, And Water For Ages 10-15

Jill Koppers


This RTC camp is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. This experience will introduce participants to the power that can come from working with clay. We’ll explore a variety of hand-building techniques to allow your creativity to unfold.

    •  July 21-25 / 1:00pm-4:00pm

Garden Party For Ages 5-8

Tina Nadeau


You will explore a variety of garden ideas and think about how you 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 concerned about clothing. 

    •  July 21-25 / 9:00am-Noon (ONE PLACE LEFT)

Cloaks And Shawls For Ages 8-10

Margaret Sheehan


We will travel back to Medieval Times and create cloaks, shawls or armor. Emphasis will be on hand sewing although a sewing machine will be available.

    •  July 21-25 / 9:00am-Noon

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Inspired Portraits

Eirene Mavodones

We will study different portraits and auto portraits by famous artists. Inspired by their work, we will create portrait and or auto portrait paintings, pastels and or drawings.

  • July 21–25 / 1:00–4:00pm / For Ages 8-10
  • August 18-22 / 1:00-4:00pm / For Ages 10-12

Throwing On The Pottery Wheel For Ages 8-10

Ara Cardew


Roll up your sleeves and get ready to throw. You’ll spend the week developing wheel-throwing techniques from centering, opening, pulling up and trimming.

    •  July 28-August 1 / 9:00am-Noon (FULL)

Clay Your Way For Ages 12-15

Deborah Churchill


Hand-building and wheel throwing techniques along with your imagination will allow you to express your individuality through clay creations. You will experience taking clay from its malleable state to firm and fixed glazed pieces.

  • July 28-August 1 / 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • August 4-8 / 1:00pm-4:00pm

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SHODOU—Japanese Calligraphy For Ages 10-12

Ginger Armstrong


You will start with the ENSOU (circle), move to days of the week and then your imagination will guide you from there. We will sample Japanese foods and sushi and have picnics. You will create everything from fans to kites. Mattene!

    •  July 28-August 1 / 9:00am-Noon

The Wonderful World Of Color Captured On Fabric For Ages 8-10

Jill Koppers


Learn and experiment with fabric dyeing and decorating techniques: batik, marbling, and tie-dye. You’ll drip wax on cloth, float paints in size, tie shirts into crazy configurations and make fabulous fabric that you can wear, sew, stuff and more.

    •  July 28-August 1 / 1:00-4:00pm (ONE PLACE LEFT)

Inspired Painting For Ages 6–8

Eirene Mavodones 


We will study different artists’ work such as Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, Sol LeWitt, Bridget Riley and other artists from this past century. Inspired by their work, you will paint your own paintings, learning about color theory and how to mix paints.

    •  August 4–8 / 9:00am–Noon

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Carol Harry


Transform a t-shirt into something else: a stuffed animal, skirt or rug. You can make your own superhero cape, gauntlets, and mask using words cut out from other clothing to name the superhero. You can make pillows, banners and garlands to redecorate your room. Using fabric scraps, buttons, glue, hand or machine sewing, appliqué, fabric paint and pens your options for transformation are unlimited. Come with an idea, or be inspired in camp!

    •  August 4-8 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 8-12
    •  August 18-22 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 8-10

Body Armor: Make Yourself A Gauntlet For Ages 12-15

Kerstin Nichols


This is an introductory/intermediate level camp. 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. You will leave with your unique creation. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

    •  August 11-15 / 1:00-4:00pm (FULL)

Materials fee: $45

aMAZEing Clay For Ages 10-12

Jill Koppers


Feeling puzzled? Your friends and family might after playing with your game creations from this camp. You’ll use your hand-building and wheel throwing skills to create ball-tracking mazes that can be played over and over again.

    •  August 11-15/ 9:00am-Noon

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Shadow Boxes In Clay For Ages 10-12

Amanda Ann Palmer


Bring scenes from your imagination to life in miniature as we create the pieces to fill a shadow box. Your scene can tell a story, represent an event from your life, or be a place and time from your dreams!

    •  August 11-15/ 1:00pm-4:00pm

Collage For Ages 6–8

Eirene Mavodones


Experiment in creating all different types of collage. You will base your collages on either narrative or on design elements and experiment with different techniques of collage. You will have fun in playing with color, size, shape, rhythm and balance.

    •  August 11–15/ 9:00am–Noon

Papier Mâché For Ages 8-10

Margaret Sheehan


This workshop is for slime monsters! If you like using your hands and getting messy, this is your workshop! Masks, vessels and other projects will be presented with emphasis on creativity.

    •  August 11-15 / 1:00-4:00pm

Under The Sea For Ages 6-8

Tina Nadeau



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!

    •  August 18-22/ 9:00am-Noon (FULL)

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