20190911_211421.jpg Youth Classes

Contact us at 860.276.1581 for more information or to register for sessions. Please Note: All classes run for 7-weeks, and start dates may vary for each class.

Please await a "Welcome Email" with a start date, tentative end date, and a registration form before arriving for class. Thank you!

Youth Sessions are fun with a Friend - Ask us how we can introduce your buddy to sessions!

Mondays

ARtFun-class.jpgArt Explorers Ages 3 - 5 yrs, 4-5:00pm
*Sept 19 - Oct 31 Instructor: Margaret Freedman *NEW START DATE
Creativity abounds in this fun, exploratory class for your little ones. Caregivers and children create together using a variety of mediums such as paint, crayons, markers, and paper-crafts. All in a safe and nurturing environment. Share the joy and excitement of art with a child, and bring home new creations each week to be treasured for a lifetime.
Members: $65, Non-Members: $70. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Am I required to sit in on my student's class or is it optional?

This age group ranges from youth who have been in a school setting to those who have not. Therefore, we provide the option for caregivers to stay both onsite and within the room for ages 3-5. Students do not need to be accompanied, but can if the family chooses. Families may wait outside in the waiting area once their child is comfortable. Instructors will work to meet the goals set in place by each family on an individual basis
 
sculpting with clay ages 5-8.jpgClay Hand-building and Sculpting Techniques Ages 8 - 10 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Sept 12 - Oct 24 Instructor: Elyse Cote
A fun and exciting class where students will learn how to build and sculpt with various kinds of clay.  Projects will range from hand building and decorating small pots, cups or dishes to sculpting fantasy creatures.  They will create things like unicorns, dragons, pegasi, griffins, angels, fairies, gnomes and trolls.  Each week a different project is introduced and completed.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 

portfolio sketchbook.jpgPortfolio Preparation for High School/College Applicants Ages 14-17, 6-8pm
Sept 12 - Oct 24 Instructor Cindy Parsons
The portfolio development course is open to high school students who may be interested in pursuing studio art at the college or career level.  This course can also help students enrolled in an AP Studio class at the high school level, and who wish to sharpen their skills in drawing, painting or 2-D design.  Instruction will be personalized to students’ needs and interests and may include topics on observational drawing, portraiture, painting techniques and mixed media.  Students will develop ideas for portfolio concentrations, and create work that emphasizes concept, craft, and personal expression.  Students will also learn to document their work for a digital portfolio for college and scholarship submissions. Members: $160, Non-Members: $175  REGISTER HERE or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Tuesdays

Kids-Drawing-Class.jpegIntroduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 5 - 8yrs, 4-5:30pm
Sept 13 - Oct 25 Instructor: Margaret Freedman
REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
Introduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 12 - 17 yrs, 4-5:30pm
*Sept 20 - Nov 1 Instructor: Mike Berlinski *NEW START DATE & TIME
Get ready for a fun creative experience at our studio benches! Students learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a variety of media. Demonstrations on proportion, design, and composition help young artists develop their talents and skills. Our sessions are beginner-friendly and suitable for all interest levels.   Members: $160, Non-Members: $175.  REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
mosiac flip flops.jpegFun with Found Object Art Ages 7 - 12yrs, 4-5:30pm
Sept 13 - Oct 25  Instructor: Deb Jaffe
Create using all kinds of STUFF!  Students work with up-cycled found materials and objects from nature and create one-of-a-kind art based on different art styles -  including collage, mosaic, appliqué, and many others. Some projects are group based for interactive fun!  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 


Wednesdays

teen pottery.jpegTeen Pottery with Clay Ages 12 - 17 yrs, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Sept 7 - Oct 19 Instructor: Rachel MacNamara
Do you have a hands-on learner? One who loves to work with tools and master the art of throwing clay? Then sign them up to learn how to throw on the wheel with clay from one of our best instructors. Robert will open the door to our clay studio for students to create their own clay bowls, pots and altered free forms. They will also learn how to decorate, glaze, and fire their artwork in our kiln in a safe environment in a 7-week or 8-week course of study.  Members: $180 Non-Members: $200, Material Fee: Clay and materials included. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register

Art_Adventures-Youth5-8.jpgArt Adventures Ages 5 - 8 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Sept 7 - Oct 19 Instructor: Jhenea Gooden
This exciting mixed media class is an adventure your kids will love and remember. Children can let their creative genius shine as they discover several art forms with Jhenea. They will learn the art of 3D sculpture making, drawing fundamentals, and painting. A special feature of this class is they get a unique experience of creating a community-based project to be displayed at SoCCA! 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register

fullsizeoutput_e7e.jpegArt Sampler  Ages 9 - 12 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Sept 14 - Oct 26 Instructor: Joan Shackford
Learn the fundamentals of art while working with a different medium each week. Acrylics, watercolors, pencil, colored pencils, markers, pen & ink, collage, printmaking, clay, and recyclable materials in 3-D sculpture are some examples that will offer a great opportunity to work with your favorite mediums and also experiment with new, unfamiliar ones! Suitable for all ability levels.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Thursdays

Deb's Dino.pngMixed Media Sculpting Techniques Ages 7-11 yrs, 4-5:30pm
*Sept 22 - Nov 3 Instructor: Deb Jaffe *NEW START DATE
Open the wild imagination of a youthful perspective in this class!  Students learn this is a basic intro to sculpture using a variety of media. Participants will learn form, scale, composition, and technical aspects of building small and large-scale sculptures.  Just think it then build it!  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE: Please call us at 860-276-1581 to register
 
 
art adventures ages 9-12.jpgGreat Art Adventures Ages 9 - 12 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Sept 8 - Oct 20 Instructor: Jhenea Gooden
This exciting mixed media class is an adventure your kids will love and remember. Children can let their creative genius shine as they discover several art forms with Jhenea. They will learn the art of 3D sculpture making, drawing fundamentals, and painting. A special feature of this class is they get a unique experience of creating a community-based project to be displayed at SoCCA! 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE: Or, call us at 860-276-1581 to register 


Fridays
Intro-Drawing-class-ages-5-8.jpgLearn To Draw  Ages 5 - 8, 4-5:30pm
Sept 23rd - Nov. 4 Instructor: James Brunelle *NEW START DATE
Working with graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and markers James will lead students into the joy of drawing. They will have a blast as they learn how to draw still life, Zen tangles, and mandalas. And James will teach students about design, form, and shape. As well as how to produce realistic drawings and creative illustrations they will be proud of. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE: Or, call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Saturdays
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Introduction to Drawing & Painting
Ages 5 - 8, 10:00-11:30 am Sept 17 - Nov5 (no session on October 1)
Ages 9 - 12, 11:30am - 1:00pm Sept 17 - Nov 5 (no session on October 1). Instructor: John Baker
Get ready for a fun creative experience at our studio benches! Students learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a variety of media. Demonstrations on proportion, design, and composition help young artists develop their talents and skills. Our sessions are beginner-friendly and suitable for all interest levels.  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE: Or,  call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
Youth Weaving.jpgWeaving Basics for Youth Ages 8-12, 12:30-2:30pm
Sept 17 - Oct 29 with Instructor Ulla Budde
Ready to create heirloom articles for the family? This beginner introductory seven-week class is perfect to learn how to weave on one harness table looms. Weave a custom table runner or a personal scarf. Create works of art you’re proud to keep or to give as a gift.  Projects include small pillows and sewing weavings into animals and creatures. You’ll be inspired to create as you explore yarns, color theory, and weaving techniques. Materials fee $10. 
Members: $90, Non-Members $105  REGISTER HERE  Or, call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

 

 

You can enjoy art even more - bring a friend! 

Everything is more fun when you share it with a friend. Let us give you the opportunity to share SoCCA with others. Bring a friend to an art class and let them experience the fun! Be part of building our community of passionate artists. Families must have a valid membership to participate in a 'bring a friend day.' Contact us at  860-276-1581 to reserve a one-day trial session. We can’t wait to meet them!


MONDAY

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Art Explorers Ages 3-5
Mondays 4-5:00pm
 

sculpting with clay ages 5-8.jpgSculpting Techniques: Ages 6-10
Mondays 4-5:30pm
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TUESDAY

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Intro to Draw & Paint: Ages 6-10
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or Ages 12-17
Tuesdays 5-6:30pm
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Fun with Found Object Art
Ages 7-12 
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
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WEDNESDAY

Art_Adventures-Youth5-8.jpgArt Adventures: Ages 5-8
Wednesdays 4-5:30pm
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teen pottery.jpgTeen Pottery: Ages 12-17
Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm
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Art Sampler: Ages 9-12
Wednesdays 4-5:30pm
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THURSDAY

art adventures ages 9-12.jpgGreat Art Adventures: Ages 9-12
Thursdays 4-5:30pm
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Deb's Dino.pngMixed Media Sculpting Techniques: Ages 7-11
Thursdays 4-5:30pm
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FRIDAY

Intro-Drawing-class-ages-5-8.jpgLearning to Draw: Ages 5-8
Fridays 4-5:30pm
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SATURDAY

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Intro to Draw & Paint
Ages 9-12, 10-11:30am
or
 Ages 5-8, 12:00-1:30pm
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Weaving Basics for Youth
Ages 8-12
 

Straznicky Promo.jpgThe Staznicky Violin Studio

Interested in music lessons? Contact Ariana to get involved!

This studio specializes in:

Violin + Viola lessons (beginner through advanced) For violin, Suzuki Method, Kaleidoscopes Method, and traditional lessons are available.

Beginner's Piano Lessons for all ages

Location Southington Community Cultural Arts

Online Lessons are also available!

Visit www.CTviolin.com for more information.

Contact Information:

Phone: 860-385-2246

Email: straznickyViolinStudio@gmail.com