Adult Classes


Download enrollment and financial forms here

• 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.

Sip N Dip

Thursday, Mar. 14

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: mushroom

Instructor: Sally Hogan
$35 per person includes all supplies; Min: 5


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.)


February 29
LEAP DAY: One Giant Leap for Humanity.

Does anybody really know what TIME it is? We will explore what the future may bring with new awareness of Psyche and Physics to bring new perspectives of Life forming in us by the shiny technology of AI and by the mind-blowing images of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Session I: “Lunch ‘N Learn (12–1pm)
Introductory discussion, brief talk/slide presentation, followed by a collaborative conversation where participants can share their impressions of the topic presented. Participants may bring their own lunches and attend only Session I.

Session II: “ART LAB” (1–2pm)
A fun, creative, hands-on activity to explore participants’ expressions of the topic presented in Session I. All materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to attend both Session I and Session II for the richest experience.

Figure Drawing with live model

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

Book Group

Mar. 20, 5:30–6:30pm
Book Group will discuss Without Warning: Casualties of a Caribbean Vacation, by Stephanie Schaffer

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.

Pour Painting

Thursday, Mar. 21
Instructor: Lorrie Amerio Maniery
$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.
Must Pre-register

Weekly Classes

Bone Builders at the Chaffee

Free weekly classes Wed. & Fri.

Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30pm
Fridays, 11am–12pm

Volunteer Instructor: Heather Wilson
Back-up Instructor: Lisa Allen

This is a free program through RSVP.
All you need to bring with you is a bottle of water. 

The RSVP Bone Builders Program relies upon weight training and balance exercises to protect against fractures caused by osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength, balance and bone density. All classes are free!

Must pre-register:

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!
Note: This is DIY. If you would like an instructor at an additional fee, please call 802.775.0356



Join in the fun and creative energy every Thursday 10:30am-12pm!

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.

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


Ukulele Group

FREE…Thursdays, 12–1pm
Attendees will play a group of sheet music. All levels welcome.
Ages: Adults and 12+
Note: This is not a class, but a group enjoying playing the ukulele together.  Attendees will have a selection of  music to play from. All levels welcome.
MUST PRE-REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY at 12pm at or call number below.
There are a limited amount of in-house instruments that can be used … they need to be reserved 802-775-0356.

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, and the credit card charge will be added. 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.