Kids & Teens

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso
A line is a dot that went for a walk. - Paul Klee

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winter 2019 Schedule
January 21 - March 16

  • Ceramics

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    Ceramics for Kids and Teens

    with Jaimie Gerst

    NEW this semester! Join our fun pottery class for all experience levels. Come and play with clay after school with kids of all ages. 18 and under can join.

    Mondays, January 21 - March 11
    3:30 - 5 pm
    Ceramics classes include one bag of clay per student. Additional clay may be purchased. Firing fees are $0.6 per cubic inch.
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Register
  • Open Studio

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    Open Studio

    with Marc Chabot

    Paint or draw in your own way from a posing life model. Monitored; no instruction offered. 

    No registration required; open to all levels and all ages. Children under 21 must have a signed permission slip from her/his parent or guardian.

    Tuesdays, January 21 - November 11
    7 - 9:30 pm
    Ongoing throughout the year.
    $9 mbr, $12 non-mbr for each weekly session
  • Ceramics

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    Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

    with Pam Church

    Open to all ages; children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

    All levels of experience in clay are welcome as the class will be tailored to meet the goals and skill levels of all students. Both handbuilding and wheel techniques will be covered as potters explore the creative process from the initial spark of inspiration to the final product.  

    Wednesdays, January 23 - March 13
    6 - 9 pm
    Price includes one bag of clay per student. Additional clay can be purchased. Firing fees are $0.06 per cubic inch.
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 9
    Register
  • Open Studio

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    Life Drawing Open Studio Session

    with Glenn Kessler

    Paint or draw in your own way from a posing life model. Monitored; no instruction offered. 

    No registration required; open to all levels and all ages. Children under 21 must have a signed permission slip from her/his parent or guardian.

    Thursdays, January 24 - November 14
    9:30 am - Noon
    Ongoing throughout the year
    $9 mbr, $12 non-mbr for each weekly session
  • Painting

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    Studio Arts Back!

    with Theresa Bates

    NEW this semester! This course offers the young artist an opportunity to develop skills in drawing, composition, perspective, painting, color theory and expression.  Students will choose their own subject and medium, learning techniques specific to that medium.  Teaching is done on an individual basis within the group setting, allowing them to work at their own level.  Portfolio Preparation for college applications also available.  

    Fridays, January 25 - March 5
    4:30 - 6:30 pm
    Class materials will be provided
    $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr
    Class limit: 10
    Register
  • Ceramics

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    Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics Session 2

    with Pam Church

    Open to all ages; children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    All levels of experience in clay are welcome as the class will be tailored to meet the goals and skill levels of all students. Both handbuilding and wheel tech-niques will be covered as potters explore the creative process from the initial spark of inspiration to the final product.  

    Saturdays, January 26 - March 16
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Ceramics classes include one bag of clay per student. Additional clay can be purchased. Firing fees are $0.06 per cubic inch.
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 9
    Register
  • Open Studio

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    Life Drawing Open Studio

    with Sebastian Tillinger

    Paint or draw in your own way from a posing life model. Monitored; no instruction offered

    No registration required; open to all levels and all ages. Children under 21 must have a signed permission slip from her/his parent or guardian.

    Sundays, January 27 - November 17
    10 am - 1 pm
    Ongoing throughout the year.
    $9 mbr, $12 non-mbr for each weekly session
  • Ceramics

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    Handbuilding for Families

    with Jaimie Gerst

    Make memories creating with your children, grandchildren, and/or younger loved one(s), in this beginner handbuilding pottery class for families. Together, explore the basic skills and endless possibilities of handbuilding with clay and embrace your creativity in this relaxed, fun morning class! Even if you have never touched clay before, don't worry, this class is fun and for everyone!

    *Under the age of 16 must attend this class with an adult, (so you can have fun handbuilding together)! Please note that parents and children will be charged for this class if they both participate. When you register for this class, please indicate the total number of participants. 

    Please bring yourself a snack and a drink for each class and email jaimiegerst@gmail.com with any questions.

    Jaimie Gerst is available for private lessons. 

    Students under the age of 16 must attend this class with an adult. Note that both parents and children will be charged for this class.

    Sundays, January 27 - March 17
    Noon - 2 pm
    This class includes one bag of clay per adult and 1/2 bag per child. Additional clay may be purchased. Firing fees $0.6 per cubic inch
    $205 mbr, $270 non-mbr
    Class limit: 8
    Register

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at washingtonart@snet.net.

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395