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 BYOB 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.

Next Sip N’ Dip Class

Instructor:         Rotating Instructors
$30.00($25.00 for Chaffee Members)
Includes:             Paint, brushes, canvas, smocks, and instruction
Dates:                    Every other Thursday
Time:                    Class runs from 6:00-8pmThursday
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!

Or call (802) 775-0356 or email [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 & Monday
Time:                    Class runs from 10:00 – 11:00am Thursdays & 6:30 – 7:30pm Mondays
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


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
$25.00 ($20. for Chaffee Members)
Includes:             Paint, brushes & tools, rocks, smocks, instruction & peace of mind
July 25, 2018 – August 8, 2018 – August 29, 2018
Time:                    Class runs from 6 – 8pm Wednesdays
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Figure Drawing Sessions

Expand on your observational and drawing skills with Figure Drawing sessions with 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 long thirty to forty-five minute pose(s).

Instructor:         No instructor
Includes:             Drawing benches, boards & easels, live model(please bring your own drawing materials)
Every other Wednesday – check our calendar for the next class
Time:                    Class runs from 6 – 8pm – every other Wednesdays
Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland

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


the heART of Cooking

Aspiring Chefs will explore the art of baking, cooking, and designing table-scapes to make any occasion special.Learn how to: measure and mix ingredients, cook/bake and test to know when done, and decorate your masterpieces. We will also look at how to present your goodies to look even better plated, making your table festive by creating fun themed table decorations.

Instructor:      Sherri Birkheimer
$12 pre-registered  $15 Drop-ins
All materials included
Starting Monday, July 23 (every other Monday)
Where:             Chaffee Art Center – 16 South Main Street, Rutland
all ages

(No online registration needed for ‘the heART of Cooking’.  Pre-registration appreciated by calling 802-775-0356 or email us at [email protected] or drop-in)


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.