Kids’ Classes

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

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Painting the Outdoors — DAYTIME

Date: Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 (Tuesdays)
Time: 12:30–2pm
Students will be painting outside (plein air) unless it is bad weather.
Cost: $25 per class or 2 classes for $45
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell

Painting the Outdoors — AFTER SCHOOL

Dates: Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 (Tuesdays)
Ages: 6–12, 4:15–5:15pm
Ages: 13+, 5:30-7pm
Cost: $25 per class or 2 classes for $45
Students will be painting outside (plein air) unless it is bad weather.
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell; Minimum 5

Ages 3-5: All About the Arts (Saturdays)

Starting Sept. 17, every Saturday, 10–11am
Students will have fun creating and doing activities with art, music, literature, and more! Cost: $20 per class or 4 classes for $65
Instructor: Lori Sullivan; Minimum 5

Jewelry Making

Dates: Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 (Saturdays)
Ages: 12+, 10–11:15am
Ages: 6–11, 11:30am–12:30pm
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell; Minimum 5
Cost: $25 per class or 2 classes for $45

Intro to Cricut Maker 3

Date: Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & 12 (Wednesdays)
Time: 4:15–5:30pm
Ages: 8+ from
Cost: $25 per class or 3 classes for $65
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell;
Minimum 5 and Maximum 7

Clay 4-week session — OCTOBER

Dates: Oct 13, 20, 27 and Nov 3 (Thursdays)
Time: 4–5:30pm
Ages: K–8
Cost: $100 (4-week session)
Students will make several projects out of mid-fired stoneware clay during
the early classes of the 4-week session. After the projects are kiln fired,
they will learn how to finish the pieces.
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell; Minimum 6

Adventures with the Arts for Ages 2–4

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: 2–4

We have changed the fee structure to broaden access for children and families from more diverse backgrounds. It will be based on a donation system so those that may not be able to afford the normal $20 per class fee (4 for $60) can donate what they can.

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.