Kids Classes (18 and under)

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

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Have you seen the classes we offer adults? Check them out here.

Make a Father’s Day Cricut Hat

Wed, June 12
4–5:30pm
Ages: 6–12
$15 per person includes hat and all supplies
Min: 5, Max 8
Students will use Cricuit infusible markers to draw on regular copy paper and then will heat press it on the hats. 
Add a fun title like “Best Dad”  or #1 DAD … Instructor will give a demo on how these were made.

MUST PRE-REGISTER at https://chaffeeartcenter.square.site/

KIDS’ ACRYLIC PAINTING AGES 6–12

Saturday, June 15
10:30am–12pm
Instructor: Kristen Partesi
$25 per person includes all supplies
Min: 5, Max: 12
Attendees follow along with instructor and leave with a finished painting. MUST PRE-REGISTER
[Note: This class will be offered monthly on the 3rd Saturday]

TEEN ACRYLIC PAINTING AGES 12–18

Saturday, June 15
12:30–2pm
Instructor: Kristen Partesi
$25 per person includes all supplies
Min: 5, Max: 12
Attendees follow along with instructor and leave with a finished painting. MUST PRE-REGISTER
[Note: This class will be offered monthly on the 3rd Saturday]

Pour Painting

Saturday, June 22
11am–12:30pm
Instructor: Lorrie Amerio Maniery
$30 per person includes all supplies
Min: 5, Max: 12
Learn the pour painting technique.
Follow along with an instructor and leave with a finished painting.
Must Pre-register

Kids’ Watercolor Painting

Saturday, July 6
10:30am–12pm
Instructor: Kristen Partesi
Ages 6–10
$25 per person includes all supplies
Min: 5, Max: 12
Attendees follow along with instructor and leave with a finished watercolor painting.
Image: TBD
MUST PRE-REGISTER
[Note: This class will be offered monthly on the 1st Saturday]

Observing & Capturing the World

Learning to “see” what is hidden in plain sight.
Tuesdays July 9, 16, & 23
4–5:30pm
Ages: 8–13
Instructor: Robert Black
Fee: $65 for the 3 classes

Taught by experienced local architect and artist, Robert Black, students will be guided during these 3 classes through a series of exercises to observe and document the architecture and nature around the Chaffee Art Center. Cell phones and simple sketches will be used to capture images that will be printed and used to produce a variety of creative artworks in the class. Impromptu presentations and displays will showcase the students’ work. Must Pre-register

Large Scale Group Painting Project

Wednesdays: July 17 and 24
5–7pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Kristen Partesi
$60 per person for the 2 classes, includes all supplies
Min: 5
Students will discuss mural painting, and then collaborate on their own large-scale
design to be displayed at the Chaffee Art Center during the “Connections, Intergenerational Exhibit” July 26-Sept 6.
MUST PRE-REGISTER at https://chaffeeartcenter.square.site/

Teen Drawing 4-week Session

Wednesdays: July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21
5–6:30pm
Ages: 11–18
Instructor: Kristen Partesi
$85 per person for the 4 classes, includes all supplies
Min: 5
MUST PRE-REGISTER at https://chaffeeartcenter.square.site/

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Payments and Refunds

Checks payable to: Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main Street, Rutland VT 05701
[email protected]

Effective April 22, 2024 — 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 50% of the class price is non-refundable, and the credit card charge will be added. After the two-week window, a partial class credit may 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.