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 vary for each class.

Please await a "Welcome Email" with a start date, tentative end date and a registration form prior to 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
March 7 - April 18  Instructor: Margaret Freedman
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:

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
March 7 - April 18  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, and griffins, angels, fairies, gnomes and trolls.  Each week a different project is introduced and completed.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE:
 
Tuesdays
Kids-Drawing-Class.jpegIntroduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 6 - 10 yrs, 4-5:30pm
March 1 - April 12  Instructor: Margaret Freedman 

Introduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 12 - 17 yrs, 4:30-6:00pm
March 1 - April 12  Instructor: Carla Lindsey
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:
 
cartooning for kids.jpgCartooning and Animation Ages 7 - 12yrs, 4-5:30pm
 February 1 - March 15  Instructor: Deb Jaffe
Join Deb Jaffe for a fun series of sessions in cartooning and animation for youth. Participants will learn to create an animated story, develop simple characters then animate them for a simple super fun way to create and draw using graphite, crayons, markers and a wide imagination.  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE:
 


Wednesdays
Art_Adventures-Youth5-8.jpgArt Adventures Ages 5 - 8 yrs, 4-5:30pm
March 2 - April 13  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:

fullsizeoutput_e7e.jpegArt Sampler - Creating with Mixed Media Art Materials  Ages 9 - 12 yrs, 4-5:30pm
March 9 - April 20  Instructor: Joan Shackford
These sessions are for fun creative experiences at our studio benches! Students learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting highlighting a variety of media each week. Demonstrations on perspective, proportion, design and composition get young artists creating with their own talents. Sessions are beginner friendly and address all levels of interest. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE:

teen pottery.jpegTeen Pottery with Clay Ages 12 - 17 yrs, 3:30 - 5:30pm
March 2 - April 13  Instructor: Robert Riggs
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:

Thursdays

sculpting with clay ages 5-8.jpgSculpting with Colorful Polymer Clay Ages 6 - 9 yrs, 4-5:30pm
February 3 - March 17  Instructor: Deb Jaffe
Learn how to create figurative works; animals, people, bugs and objects using colorful polymer clay and air-dry clay. Every week students brainstorm to create different sculpted projects. Students take home a variety of sculpted pieces suitable for story telling and imaginative play. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175. REGISTER HERE:

 

art adventures ages 9-12.jpgGreat Art Adventures Ages 9 - 12 yrs, 4-5:30pm
March 10 - April 21  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:


Fridays
Intro-Drawing-class-ages-5-8.jpgLearn To Draw  Ages 5 - 8, 4-5:30 pm
March 4 - April 15  Instructor: James Brunelle
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:

Saturdays
Kids-Drawing-Class.jpegIntroduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 6 - 10 yrs, 10-11:30 am
January 29th - March 12  Instructor: Carla Lindsey
Introduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 9 - 12 yrs, 11:30-1:00 pm
March 5 - April 9  Instructor: Carla Lindsey 
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:
 

How can you enjoy art even more? Bring a friend! 

Everything is more fun when you share it with a friend. Let us to 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 '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
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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 or Ages 12-17
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
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Cartooning & Animation:
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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fullsizeoutput_e7e.jpegArt 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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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 6-10, 10-11:30am
or
 Ages 9-12, 11:30-1pm
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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


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