​​​All workshops will be held at Whipple Hall: 429 Main Street, New London, unless otherwise noted. 

Please enter through the Center for the Arts entrance on Seamans Road.
To register for classes, click on the link below class descriptions.

Questions? Please email info@centerfortheartsnh.org 


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Youth Summer Classes

Writing workshop with Christine Almstrom

One day workshop (1 sesssion)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 24th

Cost: $25
Ages: 8 - 12
Location: Tracy Memorial Library (304 Main St, New London)

Let your imagination come to life on paper in this one day writing workshop with children's author, Christine Almstrom!

Class will be held at the Tracy Library Meeting Room
*This class is not a library sponsored program*

​About the instructor: Christine's next children's book, a pre-K/early reader, is taking form and set for an early winter 2017 release.  "Angus" is inspired by a lamb the author and her family raised a few years ago. It is about the importance of being true to yourself and following your own path. 

​For more information about Christine Almstrom and her work, visit https://www.christinealmstrom.com/

​​Paint in Motion: Spin art and other painting techniques with Debbee Skinner
Monday, July 9th and Wednesday, 11th 

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Fee: (2 classes) $35
Ages: 7 - 10
Location: The Livery (58 Main Street, Sunapee, NH)

The Object of this workshop is to create several paintings using acrylic paint, shaving cream and food coloring while using tools including spin art. Students will learn how to blend colors in motion through guided instruction and demonstration. Art materials and tools will be provided in the studio.  Participants are encouraged to wear old clothing or bring a smock or old shirt. Please bring a plastic bag to protect your car from wet paint to transport your paintings home.

Zen Drawing Workshop with Debbee Skinner
Monday, July 9th and Wednesday, 11th 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: (2 classes) $35
Ages: 10 and up
Location: The Livery (58 Main Street, Sunapee, NH)

Come learn to do this popular new style of drawing called Zen Drawing which uses the Zentangle method along with other patterning techniques.  Zen drawing helps artists make repeated “doodle” style line drawings which create unique, beautiful and detailed drawings.  This is a relaxing, creative and meditative drawing style.  This workshop is great for beginners and kids who have learned this drawing style already.  Warning:  this is catchy drawing style, once you learn it, you will find yourself doing it everywhere – on school notebooks, paper napkins, journals and more!  Ms. Skinner has even been known to do her Zen drawing on cars and pianos!

Create Your Own Zine with Debbee Skinner
Monday, July 9th and Wednesday, 11th 
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fee: (2 classes) $40
Ages: 13 - 18
Location: The Livery (58 Main Street, Sunapee, NH)

Description: Create your own fictional story and present it in comic strip format as a Zine or Graphic Novel. Learn how to use gesture drawing to create characters for a cartoon that tells a story in a comic book format. You will use templates to create your own graphic novel or “Zine” while working alone or with a partner. Creating a “Zine” is a process of communication. Develop the plot to create a message. Use the PIE method: Pencil, Ink, Erase…then glue the images into a booklet to create your finished “Zine”. Share your Zine with the group and read other students stories.


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