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Oil Painting w/ Ann McFarren

Dates: February 22 & March 8, 2017
Tuition: $65 non-members, $55 members
Learn techniques and skills as you paint along with Ann McFarren to create your own warmer days landscape. Paints, canvas, smocks, and instruction included.  Participants are responsible for bringing their own oil brushes.  It’s BYOB, so gather your friends and favorite bottle of wine for two nights of fun, creativity, and art!


Abstract Painting Workshop w/ Mareva Millarc

Date: Wednesday, February 8, Noon to 5pm.
Tuition: $115 or $100 for Chaffee Members.
Join abstract painter Mareva Millarc for a workshop that will release your artistic constraints and allow you to playful create your own work of art.  Learn to tap into your instincts and feelings, while learning methods to create abstract art.  All materials provided.  Mareva states that “Motivated by the love of painting, I create art that is free of concrete references; and delve into each work with passion and intuition moving in a way that is consistent with the feelings of the moment.”

Color Theory with Christine Holzschuh

Dates: Saturday, March 4, 9 AM to 4 PM
Tuition: $140 or $125 for Chaffee Members.
Dive into the complex and illuminating world of Color Theory.  Gain knowledge how to choose, mix and match, and use colors.  Expand your artists talents and skills. This is an intensive but fun workshop for anyone interested in color and choosing colors for painting or fiber arts.  Topics that will be discussed include but are not limited to:  Choosing Colors, The Color Wheel, Complimentary Colors, Split Primaries, Color triad, Warm and Cool colors, Value (hue and intensity), Contrast, Analogous colors, Expanded palettes, Harmonious Color choices, Light effects on color, Mixing colors, Tints and shades, and Controlling color mixtures.

Participants should bring their own paints and paint brushes, as well as a lunch. Journal/Sketch pad is highly recommended to jot down ideas and concepts. All other supplies will be provided.


Paint with Me

Date: Thursday, February 23, 1 PM to 3 PM
Tuition: $50 for one adult/child pair, $20 for an additional child. Members pay $45 for one adult/child pair, $18 for an additional child.
Get creative this Winter school break! This is a Parent/Child, Mentor/Mentee style painting class.  Follow along with instructor Artist Kathryn Wiegers as you and the child in your life create your own masterpieces.  All materials provided.


Mini Mural Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 6 PM to 9 PM
Tuition: $40 or $35 members
Paint your own mini-mural using the techniques of muralist Kathryn Wiegers.  Wiegers is responsible for several Rutland Murals including Batman and the recently installed Elephant.  This fun evening out will result your own mural that can be adhered to the wall of your choice, mounted on foam core, or framed traditional. All skill levels welcome.


Special Sip N Dip 4 a Cause

Select Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Dates: January 25 & April 19
Tuition: $35 nonmembers or $30 members. ($10 each tuition will be donated to charity.)
This is Arts Night Out with HEART!  Paint along with instructors as you create your own masterpieces. All materials provided.  It’s BYOB, so gather you buddies and favorite wine for an evening of fun, creativity, and giving back.


Regularly Monthly Classes

Open Figure Drawing

Third Wednesdays of Month, 6 pm – 8 pm
Dates: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, & November 15.
Tuition: $15 nonmembers or $10 members.
New models each week. Come hone the skills of the observational eye and the human figure.  Space is limited to 15. Advanced registration required.  register online button with web gray

Sip N’ Dip Painting Class

Bi-weekly, Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9 pm,  (During the Summer: Every third Wednesday of the Month)
Dates: January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 6, September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, & December 6.
Instructors alter each week
Tuition: $30 non-members, $25 members
Beginner to seasoned artists are welcome to attend.  Participants will bring a self-made painting home at the end of the night.  It’s BYOB so grab your favorite bottle and closest friends for an evening of creativity.  All materials provided.  Space is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration required.  register online button with web gray

Write Now

Third Wednesdays of the Month, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Dates: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, & November 15.
Faciliated by Joanna Tebbs Young
Tuition: $20 non-members, $15 members
Write Now! Release your writer’s block and give yourself the gift of written expression. Bring whatever you are working on whether it be creative writing, spoken word, poetry, or your memoir. Space is limited to 15 participants. Advance registration required.
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All classes are held at the Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT unless otherwise specified.  Teens aged 16 and older may attend all our adult classes independently provided they have permission from parent or guardian.  Some adult classes are family friendly or suitable for younger children but may require an accompanying adult depending on age.  For further information please contact the Chaffee Art Center at 802-775-0356, or email


Refund Policy for class under $50.00 in value:  Chaffee Art Center will give a 100% refund for class cancellations one week prior to date of class, a in-house credit for cancellations up to 48 hours prior to class, and no refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the class.

Refund Policy for all other Classes: Chaffee Art Center will give a full refund of tuition price after the $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee is deducted for cancellations 14 days prior to the starting date of class. Chaffee Art Center will refund 50% of the class tuition for cancellations three business days prior to the starting date of class. Cancellations in less than three business days prior to the class will result in no refund.

In the event that the Chaffee cancels a class a 100% refund will be issued to all paid participants or if desired a house credit will be offered for the full price paid.