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The Strand Center for the Arts provides youth scholarships and we encourage you to contact us for guidelines. CLICK HERE to learn more!

YOUTH CLAY

Teen Try it on the Wheel

Saturdays, November 11: 10am-12pm
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 13-18
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Try it on the Wheel!

Saturday, November 18: 9-11am
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 6-12
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Family Pottery: Tinsel Tree Votive

Sunday, December 3: 9-11am
Instructor: Strand Center Clay Studio Staff
Ages 5+
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

A star topped tree will be the gift you make for Mom and Dad that shines as if it was dressed with tiny lights. This holiday tree votive sits in a snow-capped plate.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members (Materials Included)

Family Pottery: Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Sunday December 3: (Session 1) 11am-1pm (Session 2) 3-5pm
Instructor: Strand Center Clay Studio Staff
Ages 5+
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Handmade is the best! Come make ornaments for your tree or give them as a gift this holiday season.

$10 for 4 Ornaments (Materials Included)

Family Pottery: Handprint Santa

Sunday, December 3: 1-3pm
Instructor: Strand Center Clay Studio Staff
Ages 5+
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Made by hand from your very own handprint, these will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Give your Santa that special touch and use glazes to make his jolly red hat and snowy beard come to life!

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members (Materials Included)

Family Pottery: Footprint Snowman

Sunday, December 3: 1-3pm
Instructor: Strand Center Clay Studio Staff
Ages 5+
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Take your coat and shoes off and stay a while! In this class, students will transform their footprints into fun snowmen using paint and embellishments.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members (Materials Included)

Family Pottery: Santa Plate

Sunday, December 3: 3-5pm
Instructor: Strand Center Clay Studio Staff
Ages 5+
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

You will be the talk of your neighborhood with this Santa Plate. Santa will be sure to visit your house first knowing his cookies will be served on this 3-dimensional plate!

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members (Materials Included)

Try it on the Wheel!

Saturday, December 16: 9-11am
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 6-12
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Try it on the Wheel!

Saturday, January 13: 9-11am
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 6-12
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Try it on the Wheel!

Saturday, February 10:9-11am
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 6-12
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Try it on the Wheel!

Saturday, March 3:9-11am
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 6-12
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Teen Try it on the Wheel!

Saturday, March 24: 10am-12pm
Instructor: Rebecca Conklin
Ages 13-18
Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel! Feel the movement of the clay in your hands as it spins, and discover how clay pieces are made. Students will complete their pieces with underglazes to finish their vessel.

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

For information on how to register for any of these classes, please CLICK HERE.

YOUTH DANCE & THEATER ARTS

Spooky Hip Hop

Saturday, October 28: 12-1:30pm
Instructor: Heather Van Arsdel
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Theatre

Come dressed in your best zombie Halloween costume and get ready to bust a move to Michael Jackson’sTHRILLER! Great for beginner to intermediate students. Parents are invited to watch the last 10 minutes of class.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members

Young Actor's Improv

Saturday, December 9: 11am-1pm
Instructor: Mallory Valk
Ages 8-18
Location: Strand Center Theatre

Think on your toes! This class will keep students thinking creatively and reacting to their fellow actors. Through the use of improv games, teamwork and quick responses will guide students in developing a skill vital to any actor: improvisation.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members

Jazzy Rockette-Style Christmas

Sunday, December 10: 12-1:30pm
Instructor: Heather Van Arsdel
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Theatre

“Kick” off your holiday season with Heather on stage at the Strand Center Theatre! Get a “leg up” on the holiday spirit in this fun, energetic class. Parents are invited to watch the last 10 minutes of class.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members

Developing a Character

Saturday, January 6: 11am-1pm
Instructor: Mallory Valk
Ages 8-18
Location: Strand Center Theatre

Breathe life and excitement into your next performance or audition! In this class, students will learn how to develop a character based on just a few lines of script, as well as analysis skills for longer works such as a monologue or play.

$25 Non-Members/ $20 Members

Beat Winter's Chill with Contemporary

Saturday, February 10: 12-1:30pm
Instructor: Heather Van Arsdel
Ages 8-18
Location: Strand Center Theatre

Beat the cold – come inside and get moving! Join Heather on stage for a contemporary workshop great for dancers intermediate to advanced. Parents are invited to watch the last 10 minutes of class.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members

For information on how to register for any of these classes, please CLICK HERE.

YOUTH VISUAL ARTS

Melted Crayon Art Pumpkin

Saturday, October 21: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Create and design your own personalized pumpkin using melted crayons and paint. Decorate your porch this season with these one-of-a-kind pumpkins and be the envy of all your neighbors!

$40 Non-Members/$35 Members (Materials Included)

Glue Art with Watercolor

Saturday, November 4: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Hot glue art is a fascinating way to draw and paint on your canvas. Students will learn to properly handle a glue gun while drawing shapes and designs, and they will then paint over it with watercolors for a dimensional effect. This unique piece will be a wonderful display for years to come!

$45 Non-Members/$40 Members (Materials Included)

Tessellate and Create

Saturdays, November 18: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Students will be enlightened on M. C. Escher’s work, making connections between math and art in this class. Escher is known widely for his beautiful tessellations (patterns of flat shapes with no overlaps or gaps). Students will create their own tessellations with a variety of techniques, turning ordinary shapes into unique works of art!

$40 Non-Members/$35 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Darling Deer Alcohol ink

Friday, December 8: 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Lorrie Mandigo
Ages 13+
Location: Strand Center Community Room

This class is for every level of artist! Beginner and advanced students alike will have a blast following this adorable pattern and bringing it to life with alcohol inks. Lorrie will demonstrate various techniques on this 4”x4” tile, guiding you in creating a darling deer worthy of display. Lorrie will also provide a couple additional projects as time allows to practice your new skills.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members * Materials Included

Holiday Melted Crayon Art

Saturday, December 9: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by making your own holiday melted crayon masterpiece! Reindeer, wreaths, trees, and more. Let your imagination run wild as you use recycled crayons and transform them into works of art. Students will apply and melt crayons onto a canvas while combining other painting and drawing skills.

$45 Non-Members/$40 Members (Materials Included)

Trolls Melted Crayon Art

Saturday, January 6: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Create your very own Troll with wild and crazy melted crayon hair! Learn to recycle crayons by turning them into works of art! Students will apply and melt crayons onto a canvas while combining other painting and drawing skills, creating unique works of art that are unlike any other.

$45 Non-Members/$40 Members. (Materials Included)

Tessellate and Create

Saturday, January 20: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Students will be enlightened on M. C. Escher’s work, making connections between math and art in this class. Escher is known widely for his beautiful tessellations (patterns of flat shapes with no overlaps or gaps). Students will create their own tessellations with a variety of techniques, turning ordinary shapes into unique works of art!

$40 Non-Members/$35 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Dancing Lady Canvas

Saturday, January 20: 12-2pm
Instructor: Lorrie Mandigo
Ages 13+
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Using alcohol ink and an 8x10" canvas, celebrate sisterhood and femininity with vibrant colors! This class is great for beginners all the way to advanced artists. Lorrie will guide students in the process of using alcohol inks to create a colorful piece of art.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Member * Materials Included

Tree of Life Alcohol Ink Tile

Thursday, February 8: 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Lorrie Mandigo
Ages 13+
Location: Strand Center Community Room

This customizable tree will make a wonderful project to do with a loved one, or a great gift for Valentine’s Day! No experience needed – join Lorrie and learn about alcohol ink techniques and see how easy it is to bring life to your tile! Lorrie will also provide a couple additional projects as time allows to practice your new skills.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members * Materials Included

Melted Crayon Art Heart

Saturday, February 10: 9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn to recycle crayons into a lovely work of “heart” and make a great gift for a loved one that will hold a photo inside when finished! Students will apply and melt crayons onto a canvas while combining other painting and drawing skills.

$45 Non-Members/$40 Members (Materials Included)

Intro to Cartooning and Anime

Monday-Thursday, February 19-22: 1-4pm
Instructor: David Monette
Ages 8-12
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Learn the basics of illustrative drawing in the 4-day foundational course for cartooning and anime. We’ll explore the principles of 2-dimensional art and incorporate tricks and techniques to create realistic 3-dimensional drawings like perspective, light sources, and foreshortening. We’ll create unique characters, stories, and worlds! Mediums including pen and ink, pastels, illustration markers, and more will be used throughout the week. Bring your imagination!

$105 Non-Members/$95 Members (Materials Included)

St. Patty's Day Melted Crayon Art

Saturday, March 10:9-11:30am
Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau
Ages 7-18
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Whether you are Irish or just enjoy rainbows, this St. Patty’s Day crayon art will be the most colorful artwork in your house! Students will apply and melt recycled crayons on canvas while combining other painting and drawing skills. This project will inspire you to go for the gold!

$45 Non-Members/$40 Members (Materials Included)

Adirondack Alcohol Ink

Thursday, March 15: 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Lorrie Mandigo
Ages 13+
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Alcohol inks and a ceramic tile will be used to create a beautiful Adirondack mountain scene. Lorrie takes you step-by-step in how to use alcohol ink to resemble watercolor paintings, but with the vibrancy only the ink can deliver. Lorrie will also provide a couple additional projects as time allows to practice your new skills.

$25 Non-Members/$20 Members * Materials Included

For information on how to register for any of these classes, please CLICK HERE.

Introduction to Spinning Yarn

Saturday, February 3: 10am-2pm
Instructor: Heidi Fortsch
Ages 13+
Location: Strand Center Community Room

Join Heidi and work with various types of wool to create hand-spun yarns. Bring your fully functioning spinning wheel and let’s get to it!

$140 Non-Members/$125 Members

For information on how to register for any of these classes, please CLICK HERE.

 

*Please note that the Strand Center for the Arts reserves the right to change or cancel a class. Participants will be notified by email, of these changes or cancellations.