Kids’ Classes

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

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FREE for Ages 3-5:  All About the Arts

Fridays from 11am–Noon … FREE
Must pre-register by Wednesday each week
Students will have fun creating and doing activities with art, music, literature, and more!
One free book per student will be given weekly (while supplies last) thanks to our partners at Rutland Free Library. Adult must accompany children under age 4.
Instructor: Lori Sullivan; Minimum 3

Explore Drawing Animals

Fridays, 3:45–5pm
Feb. 3, 10, and 17
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell
Ages: 6–12
Minimum 5
Must pre-register
Students will learn about the principals of drawing with a focus on drawing animals during these 4 classes.
Attendees will receive their own sketchbook. All supplies included.
Cost: $75 for the 3 classes (or $30 each)


Ages 5–9
3 Saturdays, Feb. 11–25 (10:30am–Noon)
Instructor: Heather Wilson
$25 per class or 3 classes at $60

  • Saturday 2/11 Pipe Cleaner & Stick Finger Puppets
  • Saturday 2/18 Paper Plate Puppets
  • Saturday 2/25/23 Sock/Mitten Puppets

Pre-registration required

Kids’ Painting Class

Thursday, Feb. 16
Acrylic on canvas
Instructor: Dale Bills
Min 5 students

Handbuilding with Clay

Thursdays, Mar. 2 & 9, 4–5:30pm
Students will learn to create with clay. After the project is kiln fired, they will learn how to finish the piece. Both classes needed to have a finished piece.
$50 for the 2 classes
Instructor: Helvi Abatiell; Minimum 6

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.