Sip N Dip Painting Class

Treat yourself to some mid-week fun with Chaffee’s Thursday Night Sip N’ Dip classes! Join us with your friends and your favorite BYO bottle of wine for an evening of painting, laughter, quality instruction, and a finished canvas by the end of the night. Unleash your inner artist while getting step-by-step guidance from one of the Chaffee Art Center’s professional teaching artists – all for just $30.

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Pre-register by calling 802-775-0356/[email protected]

Cost:                   $30.00($25.00 for Chaffee Members)
Paint, brushes, canvas, smocks, and instruction
Dates:                2nd and 4th Thursday, see Class Calendar
Time:                  6:00-8:00 pm
Where:               Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Our Sip-n-Dip classes are great for a Wedding Party, Business Team Building, Birthday Party, family reunions or any group that wants to have a great time and create!

Advance Registration Required. Call or register online today!

Also ask us about scheduling your own private Sip N’ Dip event at the Chaffee!

click the button above to register or call (802) 775-0356 or email [email protected]

The heART of Ukelele

You can learn to play ukulele… even if you’ve never played an instrument in your life.
Yes, you can learn how to
play the Ukulele!  The fastest
and easiest way to learn how to play ukulele is with the right steps.

Instructor:         Informal group led by volunteers
Cost:                    Donation based
Includes:            Instruction, Ukuleles are not included
Dates:                  2nd and 4th Wednesday, see Class Calendar
Time:                   5-5:30pm Beginners, 5:30-7 pm All others join
Where:                Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Photo Painting

Learn how to transform your pictures! This is an instructed class where you learn how to re-visualize your own photo! Sounds intriguing? In photo painting, you take a photo on your phone send it in, and we will convert it to black and white, where you will then create a new version of your photo… in oils!

Instructor:         Jennie Johannesen
Cost:                     $20.00
Includes:            All materials included
See Class Calendar
Time:                   Class runs from 6 – 8pm 
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Mandala Stone Painting Workshop

In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them. They are believed to effect purification and healing, and to achieve a sense of oneness with the universe. Not only will you learn how to create these amazing mandala stones, you will also leave with two beautiful stones and become entranced with relaxation in the process.

Instructor:         Gabrielle Hayward – Artist/ Art Therapist
Cost:                     $25.00 ($20. for Chaffee Members)
Includes:            Paint, brushes & tools, rocks, smocks, instruction & peace of mind
See Class Calendar
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Essential Oils for the Holidays

Essential Oils for the Holidays with aroma touch technique demo.  You will receive a 5ml bottle of wild orange essential oil which is great for uplifting your mood, cleansing and rejuvenating your spirit.  Learn all about the power of Essential Oils and how they can change your life!

Instructor:         Taylor Morneau
Includes:             All materials are included
See Class Calendar
Time:                    1-3pm
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Figure Drawing Sessions

Expand on your observational and drawing skills with Figure Drawing sessions with a live model. Sessions start with quick one-minute warm ups, followed by a few ten to fifteen minute poses, a break at 7 pm, before ending with thirty to forty-five minute pose(s).

Instructor:         No instructor
Includes:            Drawing benches, boards & easels, live model (please bring your own drawing materials)
See Class Calendar
Time:                   1st and 3rd Thursday 4:00-6:00pm
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

There is no online registration for the Figure Drawing Sessions, please call to register or drop in – 802-775-0356

Or call (802) 775-0356 or email [email protected]

Rutland Zen Sangha Meditation Group

The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. Our group reflects the traditions of the Vermont Zen Center, Zen Mountain Monastery and Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Center.

Cost:                 donations appreciated
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday, see Class Calendar
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7:15am to 7:45am
Time:                Sunday 5:30pm to 6pm
Where:             Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

(Please contact Ric Ryoha Dunworth for information: [email protected])

All Levels YOGA Class

In this ALL LEVELS Vinyasa Flow class you will synchronize breath with movement. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a mindful flow. In a Vinyasa class, students awaken their strength, energy, and flexibility in a fun atmosphere. Be prepared to leave your mat with dignity and self love as you honor yourself with yoga! Modifications and assists will be provided throughout class to give you the most personal, safe experience on your mat.

Instructor:         Stefanie DeSimone
$5.00 (donations welcome)
Includes:             Instruction
Every THURSDAY, see Class Calendar
Time:                    6:30 – 7:30pm
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

There is no online registration for the Yoga Class, please call to register or drop in – 802-775-0356


Reiki is a hands on and off energy healing that is beneficial for physical and emotional pain.  For humans and animals, it helps the body heal more quickly after surgery and can help with anxiety and fear. Reiki is a spiritual healing art and is the life energy that flows through every living being. The life force flows through the body through ones chakras and meridians. Each chakra controls certain organs. When they become blocked or too open, certain health issues can appear. Reiki helps remove these blocks and close off chakras that are too open so that healing can take place.

Open to humans and dogs

Instructor:        Susan Houghton
$45 for one hour session
$25 for 30-minute session
Use of crystals in Reiki session, $10 add-on
Tarot card reading, $10 add-on
Group Reiki $20 per person
Distance Reiki $30
Dates:                 by Appointment Only
Where:               Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Instructor Susan Houghton is a certified level 2 reiki practitioner, certified animal reiki practitioner, and gemstone healer.

There is no online registration for the Reiki Sessions, please call to register – 802-775-0356

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 [email protected].

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, an 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.