Kids’ Classes

Must pre-register and pre-pay before class date;
Safety Protocols, mask policy;
Limited number of students

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Kids’ Saturday class, weekly theme

Each Saturday will be a different theme to experience the Arts.
Weekly themes are:
1st Saturday — Paper Art, Instructor Helvi Abatiell
2nd Saturday — Painting Your World, Instructor Sally Hogan
3rd Saturday — Explore Fiber Arts, Instructor Helen Taylor 
4th Saturday — It’s All About the Arts (includes drawing), Instructor Helvi Abatiell
If there is a
5th Saturday — Theme TBA

• 10-11am
• Ages 6-12
• Minimum students: 5
• Maximum students: 10

Sign up for 4 weeks for $60 or per class $20

Kids Handbuilding with Clay

5 week session
Thursdays, May 5–June 2; 4–5:30pm
Students will learn how to build out of clay. All projects will be fired and painted or glazed depending upon the piece. Please plan to attend all 5 classes so projects can be completed.

All ages, perfect for homeschoolers!
Families are welcome.
$125 for 5 week session

Clay 4-week session

Dates: August 4, 11, 18, 25 (Thursdays)
Time: 3:30–5pm
Ages: K-8
Cost: $100
Students will make several projects out of mid-fired stoneware clay.
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell
Minimum enrollment: 6
Must pre-register 802-775-0356 or [email protected]

Adventures with the Arts for Ages 2–5

Let’s have an adventure with the arts!  During each class, students will create an art project (ex:  fingerpainting, drawing, crafting). There will also be time for an adventure into the land of imagination during Book Nook Discovery! One special book will be used for 2 Friday classes that the art projects will be designed around. And, one free book per student will be given every 2 weeks thanks to our partners at the Rutland Free Library. Adult must accompany children under age 4.

Fridays, 9:30–10:30am
Ages: 2–5
Cost: $20 per class or 4 classes for $60
Minimum enrollment: 4
Must pre-register by Wednesday each week, 802-775-0356 or [email protected]

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/non-transferable. No shows or cancellations the day of the class are not eligible for refund or class credit.