Adult Classes

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• Must pre-register and pre-pay before class date;
• Safety Protocols, mask policy;
• Limited number of students
• If age 14 or younger, an adult must accompany youth and stay for the duration of the class

We offer a variety of classes for kids too! They make a great gift. Check them out here.

Drop n Paint Weekly Saturday Activity

All Ages
Time: 12–2pm
$25 per person — All materials will be set up and ready for you with a choice of 3 images you can paint. Includes use of: Canvas, paint, brushes, easel, smock.
[Youth must be accompanied by an adult.]
If last minute decision, please call first!


Join in the fun and creative energy every Friday 10am–Noon!

Weekly Adult group for connection and inspiration. A time and place to create with others. Painting in all mediums welcome. No set topic or instructor, attendees will work on their individual artwork. When possible to include 30 minute technique focus with rotating artists.

Cost with 3 options:
1. Bring own painting supplies $10
2. Use of any one Chaffee supply $5 additional; $20 total if more supplies used
3. Chaffee provides all supplies: paint (watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel), canvas, brushes, easel $20

Must pre-register

Ukulele Group

FREE…Thursdays, 12–1pm
Attendees will be lead through specific sheet music by musician Steven Wilson. All levels welcome. 
Ages: Adults and 12+
Note: This is not a class, but a group enjoying playing the ukulele together.
Must pre-register:
There are a limited amount of in-house instruments that can be used … they need to be reserved 802-775-0356.

Figure Drawing with live model

3rd Wednesday of each month
Next session will be Oct. 18, 5–7pm
Bring own supplies.
Minimum students: 4
Sign up for 4 weeks at $60 or $20 per class

Book Group

Oct. 18, 5:30–6:30pm
Book Group will discuss Stop Self-Sabotage: Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower and Get Out of Your Own Way, by PHD Judy Ho

3rd Wednesday of each month, RSVP Required
We are excited to be partnering with Phoenix Books on Center St., Rutland! Book Group members get 20% off purchase of our monthly book.

Watercolor Class

Thursday, Oct. 19
Instructor: Dale Bills

A lot of fun with splashes and splatter of paint while creating a beautiful watercolor painting.
$45 per person
All materials included
Min: 5
Limit: 12

Sip N Dip

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Instructor: Kathryn Wiegers
$35 per person includes all supplies; Min: 5
Are YOU ready for some fun!
Perfect for a date night or just out with friends! Attendees follow along with an instructor and leave with a finished acrylic painting. BYO wine. 
Image: Elephants silhouetted at sunset
Note: Sip n Dips are offered monthly. Private classes available. We can also host your friends and family for a special event (bridal shower, birthday, etc.)

Pour Painting

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Instructor: Dale Bills
$40 per person includes all supplies
Min: 5, Max: 12
Learn the pour painting technique. Follow along with an instructor and leave with a finished painting.
Image: Peacock feather (not the entire peacock)
Must Pre-register

Payments and Refunds

Checks payable to: Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main Street, Rutland VT 05701
[email protected]

Full payment is required to secure your space in classes. There are minimum and maximum enrollment limits, so be sure to register quickly to ensure your place. Students will be notified if a class is to be canceled due to low registration at least a week in advance and will be refunded in full.

Refund requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the class. An administration fee of 15% of the class price is non-refundable. After the two-week window, a class credit will be processed at the discretion of the Director. Class credits are non-refundable/non-transferable. No shows or cancellations the day of the class are not eligible for refund or class credit.