Kids Programs & Summer Camps

Kids Programs & Summer Camps


Asian Art & Cuisine $120
July 25 & 26 from 9am to 2pm
Explore Asian cultures through creating art and delicious traditional foods!
Instructor Nicole Graves. Minimum 5, Ages 6-12

Puppets & Theatre $120
August 15 & 16 from 9am to 2pm
Create a puppet using your imagination or a favorite character, then bring it to life in a play! This fun camp ends with a special screening for family and friends. Instructor Nicole Graves Minimum 5, Ages 6-12

For all camps, before & after care available:
$10/hr, 8am-9am and 2pm-5pm

Open Studio Hub!
A place to create…Imagine…Inspire.
Wednesdays, 3pm-6pm, Free
*extended hours when classes in session.
Draw… Paint… Craft.
Do Homework; Listen to Music; Read;
Create a book club, chess club, music club, writer’s/poetry club, art club!
Join Yoga, Ukulele Group, CreativeSpace, and more!

Saturday Classes
11am to 12:30pm

Every Saturday of the month, there will be something different for you to create. (For the young aspiring artists)

1st Saturday of the month
All About the Arts
Time: 11am
Cost: $10 registration in advance 802-775-0356;  $15 Drop-ins
Class Description: Instructed arts and crafts! Pop in and see what’s happening for the day! Crafts can range from all kinds of neat ideas! Tie Dye, building figures, painting on canvas.. or not on canvas!, paint a shirt, and more!

2nd Saturday of the month:
Paint & Sip for Kids
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Cost: $10 registration in advance 802-775-0356;  $15 Drop-ins
Class Description: Kids can sit in and paint on their very own canvas! Kids can follow along with the instructor, or dive into their own creative minds and create a masterpiece like no other!

3rd Saturday of the month:
Let’s Get Crafty!
Time: 11am
Cost: $10 registration in advance 802-775-0356;  $15 Drop-ins
Class Description: Paper mache, fiber art, water color, painting, all kinds of art that you can think of! Every 3rd Saturday of the month will feature a hands on art experience for your child. Come in and find out what’s happening!

4th Saturday of the month:
The heART of Cooking!
Time: 11am
Cost: $10 registration in advance 802-775-0356;  $15 Drop-ins
Class Description: 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, 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!

(Register in advance by calling 802-775-0356 or email us at [email protected] drop-ins are welcome too)

Chaffee Art Center 802-775-0356
[email protected]

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, a 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.