Adult Classes — Enrolling now!

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Must pre-register and pre-pay before class date;
Safety Protocols, masks required*;
Limited number of students

Intuitive Painting

Intuitive Painting is just that: painting by intuition with looseness and without fear. It is a method of transforming our emotions and feelings into harmonizing colors, shapes and sizes, putting it all down on canvas making beautiful abstract art. In this process we will strive to keep the left side of the brain occupied, thus unleashing the right side of the brain, letting the creativity flow out only to create beautiful art. We will start by setting up our workspace so that we are comfortable and relaxed. We each must find a method by which you can occupy the left side of your brain with either friendly chatter amongst ourselves or by playing your favorite music or podcast. Make yourself a cup of herbal tea or a glass of wine or whatever you choose, but get yourself all comfy. Then we begin…
Thursday, August 5
$35 per person
Min 5
Instructor: Dale Schelling Bills

Explore Drawing with Piper

Students will work with line drawing, shading techniques, perspective and light; using pencil, charcoal and some color. All abilities welcome ages 16+
Wednesdays 6-8pm
$35 per person per week/4 weeks for $120
Min 5
Max 10
Instructor: Piper Strong

Figure Drawing with live model 3rd Wednesday of each month 5-7pm

Bring own supplies.
Minimum students 4
Maximum students 8
Sign up for 4 weeks at $60 or $20 per class

Sip N Dip

Tuesday, July 27th (4th Tuesday of the month)
Cluckin Café
$35 per person
Max 20

Book Art with Carolyn Shattuck

Learn paper engineering and create a miniature world of books.
No experience necessary
$150 per person
3 Day Work Shop — Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Sept 9, 10, 11
10am to 5pm
Min 5
Max 10
Instructor: Carolyn Shattuck

Adult Yoga

Gentle Yoga: A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Postures are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment, detail, meditation and mindfulness.
Thursdays 6-7pm
Instructor: Sarah Victoria Jackson-Hayes
$15 per class or 4 consecutive classes for $40
Min 5
Max 10

Handbuilding with Clay

Get your hands in the mud! Learn to handbuild. Various projects.
Participants can sign up for multiple classes and learn how to finish your piece, as well as have it fired.
Wednesdays, beginning August 4, 5:30-7:30pm
$35 per class / purchase multiple classes at $30 each
Minimum 5
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell

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.


• Vaccinated adults and teens do not need to wear masks.
• All who are not vaccinated need to wear masks
Please be respectful of others and follow.
We have many children that visit and take classes/camps here that cannot get a vaccine at this time. Thank you!