Youth Classes

Spring Session 2024 
Registration for Youth Classes is required online, in person, or by phone 860-276-1581.

Please await a "Welcome Email" with a start date, tentative end date, and a registration form BEFORE arriving for class.

REMINDER: Your e-receipt is NOT a "Welcome Email" Thank you!


Dates are subject to change. Arriving without a "welcome email" is not recommended. Call to inquire about the status of your class.Contact us at 860.276.1581 for more information 

At SoCCA every session is an exciting, brand new, adventure! 

Dates are subject to change.

Please await a "Welcome Email" before arriving for class.


Refunds are available for cash payments ONLY. All others will receive credit via a gift certificate. 



Mondays

Beige and White Be Yourself Square Pillow.pngArt Explorers Ages 3 - 4 yrs, 4-5:00pm
instructor: Lori Little 
June 17- July 29
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 papercrafts 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. Trial $10 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.
 
PlayWithYourFood SocialMediaGraphic2023 1080x1080.jpgPlay with Your Food Ages 5-7 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Dates TBD Instructor: Chrissy Gawrys

It’s time to play with your food! With clean hands, in hygienic space, young food artists mix, measure, imagine, and transform average snacks into objects, animals, vehicles and more! Participants create adorable snack food art to take home each class. Come for a day and create seasonal and holiday themed snacks food art.
Day Rate $25. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

DtgzcMkXQAAuWBU.jpgHandbuilding and Sculpting Techniques Ages 8 - 10 yrs, 4-5:30pm
June 17- July 29 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, Trial $25. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 

portfolio sketchbook.jpgPortfolio Preparation for High School/College Applicants Ages 14-17, 4-6pm
Contact with Interest  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, Trial $25  REGISTER HERE or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Tuesdays

D&Pkids.jpgIntroduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 5-8 yrs, 4-5:30 pm 
June 18 - July 31
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. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 

397988494_720398003444553_2197465810694717521_n.jpgIntroduction to Drawing & Painting Ages 12 - 17 , 4-5:30 pm 
June 26- August 7 Instructor: Jhenea Gooden 
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, Trial $25.  Register HERE 

Wednesdays
teen pottery.jpegTeen Pottery Ages 12 - 17 yrs, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Rachel MacNamara
April 24 - June 5
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. 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: $160 Non-Members $175Trial $25.  included. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register

ArtAdventure.jpgArt Adventures Ages 5 - 8 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Instructor: Jhenea Gooden
July 3 - Aug 14 
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. Particpants will explore clay, fundamentals of drawing and painting, and mixed media sculpture. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175.Trial $25. REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register
 
 
Unknown-9.jpegThe Puppet Project Ages 6-12, 1:30-3:30 PM 
Instructor: Joan Shackford
July 3 - Aug 14 
Explore the art of puppetry! Develop storytelling skills, learn about and create puppets, design a set with scenery and props. Take your part in a puppetry performance on the last day of class for family and friends to enjoy! Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Trial $25. REGISTER HERE: Please call us at 860-276-1581 to register.

 

Unknown-6.jpegPaint Lab Ages 6-12, 4-5:30pm
Instructor: Joan Shackford
July 3 - Aug 14 
Experiment each week with new techniques, tools, materials, and paint mediums. Go from realistic to abstract. Creatively tackle the the weekly theme challenge or work on your theme. Come to class enthusiastic and inspired. Relax. Paint. Enjoy. Old clothes and something to tie back long hair suggested. Aprons provided. Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Trial $25. REGISTER HERE: Please call us at 860-276-1581 to register

Thursdays

sculpting with clay ages 5-8.jpgSculpting with Polymer Clay Ages 5 - 8 yrs, 4-5:30pm 
Instructor: Deb Jaffe 
Sept. 12- Nov 7 (NO CLASS 9/26 & 10/3)
Students learn to create figurative works; animals, people, bugs, food, and objects using colorful polymer clay and air dry clay. Every week students take home a variety different projects.
  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Trial $25.. REGISTER HERE: Please call us at 860-276-1581 to register
 
 
TeenPolymer2.jpgSculpting with Polymer Clay Ages 9-12 yrs, 5:30- 7:00 pm
Instructor: Deb Jaffe 
Sept. 12- Nov 7 (NO CLASS 9/26 & 10/3)
Students learn advance techniques to create figurative works; animals, people, bugs, food, and objects using colorful polymer clay and air dry clay. Students take home larger and more intricate projects to display. Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Trial $25.. REGISTER HERE: Please call us at 860-276-1581 to register
 
 
ArtsAdventThurspic.jpgGreat Art Adventures Ages 9 - 12 yrs, 4-5:30pm
Instructor: Jhenea Gooden
June 20 - Aug 8 No Class 7/4
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. Particpants will explore clay, fundamentals of drawing and painting, and beginner friendly sewing. Members: $160, Non-Members, Trial $25.: $175. REGISTER HERE: Or, call us at 860-276-1581 to register 


Fridays

Home School 2023 Soc Med.jpgHomeschoolers Arts Adventure Ages 4-12 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Lori Little 
June 28 - Aug 9
Students explore the masters, nature, stories, and traditions in this weekly adventure! Participants will create drawings, paintings, fabric art, clay sculptures, and so much more!
Cost: 7-week $105 or Trial/Day Rate $15 REGISTER HERE or Call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Intro-Drawing-class-ages-5-8.jpgLearn To Draw  Ages 5 - 8, 4-5:30pm 
Instructor: James Brunelle 
Summer Drop In Dates: June 14 & July 26 
Working with graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and markers James will lead students into the joy of drawing. They will have a blast as they sharpen their drawing skills inprired by plants, animals, characters, places, and people. James will teach students about design, form, and shape. As well as how to produce cartoon, realistic, and creative illustrations they will be proud of.  Day Rate $25. REGISTER HERE: Or, call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Saturdays
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Introduction to Drawing & Painting 
Ages 5 - 12, 10:00 - 11:30pm
Instructor: Lori Little
July 13- Aug 24 
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, Trial $25.. 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 a part of building our community of passionate artists. Families must call us at 860-276-1581 or email us with 24 hour notice to bring a buddy during one of your seven classes. participate in a 'bring a friend day. Last-minute drop-offs are not permitted. 
-Your buddy needs a signed Youth Registration form (HERE & onsite) 
Contact us at  860-276-1581 to reserve a one-day trial session.
We can’t wait to meet them!



Please await a "Welcome Email" before arriving for class as 
dates are subject to change.

MONDAY

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

handbuilding.jpgHandbuilding & Sculpting Techniques: Ages 8-10
Mondays 4-5:30pm
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TUESDAY

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Intro to Draw & Paint: Ages 5-8
Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm

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or Ages 12-17
Tuesdays 4:00-6:30pm
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WEDNESDAY

ArtAdventure.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

ArtsAdventThurspic.jpgGreat Art Adventures: Ages 9-12
Thursdays 4-5:30pm
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sculpting with clay ages 5-8.jpgSculpting with Polymer Clay:   Ages 5-9
Thursdays 4-5:30pm

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Sculpting with Polymer Clay:   Ages 9-12
Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm
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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 5-12, 10:00am - 11:30am
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