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

Support our educational programs! Making a donation to WAA Education in any amount is always welcome and directly funds our annual program costs. Thank you! 

fall 2018 Schedule
September 10 - November 16

  • Open Studio

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    Open Studio

    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 & all ages. Children under 21 must have a signed permission slip from her/his parent or guardian.

    Thursdays, September 13 - November 15
    9:30 am - Noon
    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. 

    Students with all levels of experience in clay are welcome to this course, which is first and foremost about discovery! Both handbuilding and wheel techniques will be covered, as well as texture, altered forms, and glaze application. Join the fun and learn!

    Wednesdays, September 12 - October 31
    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
  • 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 techniques will be covered as potters explore the creative process from the initial spark of inspiration to the final product.  Sketching out the design, feeling each curve in a piece, then moving to the wheel to create the final form are parts of the process that will be discussed and demonstrated.

    Saturdays, September 15 - November 3
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Ceramic 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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    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 & all ages. Children under 21 must have a signed permission slip from her/his parent or guardian.

    Tuesdays, September 11 - November 6
    7 - 9:30 pm
    $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 Saturday 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. 


    Saturdays, September 15 - November 3
    10 am - 12 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
  • Open Studio

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    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 & all ages. Children under 21 must have a signed permission slip from her/his parent or guardian.

    Sundays, September 16 - November 4
    10 am - 1 pm
    Ongoing throughout the year.
    $9 mbr, $12 non-mbr for each weekly session
  • Film Series

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    EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Documentary Film Cezanne: Portraits of a Life

    directed by Phil Grabsky

    Co-Sponsored with Gunn Memorial Library

    Described by Picasso and Matisse as the father of us all, Paul Cézanne is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. During his life Cézanne painted almost a thousand works, two hundred of which were portraits. Cézanne - Portraits of a Life is based on a never-to-be-repeated exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Musee d'Orsay, Paris; and Washington’s National Gallery of Art. 

    The film provides a rare understanding of the significance and genius of Cézanne and a key to a true appreciation of 20th century art. Directed by Phil Grabsky. 1h 30 min. Visit exhibitiononscreen.com

    Thursday September 13
    6:30 pm - 8 pm
    Screening at Gunn Memorial Library. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Free and open to the public. Registration is requested. 860-868-7586

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