21 Mill Street Littleton, NH 03561 

603-444-1066
littleton.studio.school@gmail.com

  www.nhcrafts.org/littletonstudioschool

We are a not-for-profit art and craft school that offers classes for students of all ages and at all levels of experience.

The school features a pottery and jewelry studio, with classes taught by both juried League members and professional
local artists. We have a growing number of classes and workshops in other media, including painting, drawing,
fiber, blacksmithing and basketry. 

The Littleton Studio School opened near the Gallery in September 2008 
and is located across from Shilling Beer Company on Mill Street.

 

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*DISCOUNTS

Are you a supporting member of the League of NH Craftsmen?

Are you registering 3 weeks in advance?

• If you answered "Yes" to either take $5 OFF each class tuition!

• 10% off one registration for siblings in the same class.

*One discount per registration, discounts cannot be combined. 

*Scholarships are available for all ages*

 

PRIVATE CLASSES & PARTIES ARE AVAILABLE

Please call to schedule

603-444-1066

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CLAY  JEWELRY/METALS 
MIXED MEDIA/PAINTING
 KIDS/TEEN 

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CLAY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER

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Hand-building
With Maria Neal

Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria’s creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.
Two 6 Week Sessions
Mondays 2:30 to 5:00PM
A. May 4th to June 8th
B. June 29th to August 3rd
Tuition: $165 Estimated Materials Fee: $30
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Throwing/Hand-building


Open to beginners and students with any level of clay experience. From basic throwing and hand-building skills, to creating advanced forms and applying surface designs, Alison works with students one on one to help them develop their clay skills.
Five 6 Week Sessions With Alison Dodd
A. Tuesdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM May 5th to June 9th  

ONE SPACE LEFT
B. Wednesdays 9:00AM-12:00PM May 6th to June 10th
C. Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM  May 7th to June 11th 
ONE SPACE LEFT
D. Wednesdays 9:00AM-12:00PM July 1st to August 5th
E. Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM July 2nd to August 6th

One 6 Week Throwing Session With Kristine Soleri
Tuesdays 6:00PM-9:00PM June 30th to August 4th 

Tuition: $198 Estimated Materials Fee: $30

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Raku
With Alison Dodd

Explore the Raku firing process and learn about its exciting possibilities! In this day long workshop we will do standard raku firing along with some naked raku and aluminum foil saggar firing if time permits. Glazes will be supplied! Students should bring their own pots to fire including some that have been treated with terra sigillatta along with a pot luck lunch! Class is off site in Franconia, directions at sign-up. Please note pieces must be bisque fired*
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
August 15th
Tuition: $75 Estimated Materials Fee: $10
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Clay Open Studio Hours

Sunday 1-4
Tuesday 1-4
Wednesday 12-3
Friday 10-1

*Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio 

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JEWELRY/METALS WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER

 Some Metal Jewelry Classes Are Open to Teens - Please Call to Inquire

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Tube & Flush Setting
With Joy Raskin

In this workshop students will use commercially made tube settings and make a custom-made one from bezel strip or thin sheet metal for oddly shaped faceted stones. Students will also learn how to do flush settings, which is setting stones flush with the metal for a seamless look. The class will also discuss modifications on various flush settings and tube bezels. Basic metalsmithing or jewelry skills are necessary. The instructor will provide a limited amount of sterling tubing, bezel strip, sheet metal and small gemstones for setting.
FULL
Two Day Workshop
Saturday April 4th & Sunday April 5th 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuition: $178 Estimated Materials Fee: $40

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Beadweaving:  The Un-Spiral Bracelet!
With Deb Fairchild

This elegant bracelet is constructed using a flat, non-spiraling version of the spiral rope technique.  In this class you will learn the technique basics and get some ideas for stunning variations.  The Un-Spiral is an ideal introduction to beadweaving!
Saturday 9:00AM to 12:30PM
April 18th
Tuition:$42 Estimated Materials Fee:$20 

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Beadweaving:  Dutch Spiral Bracelet
With Deb Fairchild

This tubular technique is beautiful and surprising…combining traditional peyote technique with openwork.  In this class you will learn the secrets of the Dutch spiral and learn how to combine a variety of bead sizes to create the contours that add depth and interest to your beadweaving designs.  Previous beadweaving experience is helpful but not required. 
Saturday 1:00PM to 4:30PM
April 18th
Tuition:$42 Estimated Materials Fee:$20
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Enameling: Color Play
With Lucy Golden

Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this class, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils, and sgraffito, among others. Exciting colors of enamel are available. Millefiori beads, silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
April 18th 
Tuition: $79.00 Materials: $10.00

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Ice Resin
With Maria Gross


Curious about resins? In this introductory workshop you will be using Ice Resin, a crystal clear jeweler's grade 2 part resin.  The workshop will allow you time to explore its properties and go home with a finished piece of your choice. Instructor will provide the Ice Resin, a wide variety of materials and some copper sheet and tubing. No soldering experience is necessary.
Two Day Workshop
Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th 10:00AM- 4:00PM
Tuition: $140 Estimated Materials Fee: $35
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Jewelry Fundamentals
With Jean Matray

Explore fundamentals of metal-smithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more!). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.
6 Week Session
Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM
May 7th to June 11th
Tuition: $203 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD

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Guided Open Session

Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase.
Two 6 Week Sessions
Wednesdays 6:00PM – 9:00PM With Lucy Golden
May 6th to June 10th
Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM With Jean Matray
July 2nd to August 6th
Tuition: $203 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Beaded Egyptian Collar Necklace
With Kathy Hoffer

In this class students will learn how to bead a monochrome collar necklace using 3 different size beads of one color. Each bead size will be a different shade of your color choice. When registering please inform  Example: blue. There will be 3 shades of blue used in the necklace.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM- 4:00PM
May 9th
Tuition: $72 Estimated Materials Fee: $45

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Forge, Taper, Twist – Metal As A Line
With Paulette Werger

This workshop focuses on the use of simple tools and techniques to create a variety of jewelry pieces. Learn to forge, taper, twist and solder to create sinuous linear elements in silver that can be transformed into elegant pieces of finished jewelry. Tapered rings, forged bangle bracelets, twisted wire cuffs and more will be demonstrated and discussed. Students should bring: basic jewelry hand tools and a sketchbook to class. Knowledge of soldering and annealing is helpful. Paulette will provide appropriate gauge wire in argentium, sterling and copper for sale directly to students.
Two Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
May 16th & 17th
Tuition: $178 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Get Comfortable With Soldering
With Jean Matray

This intensive one-day class will help students understand and get comfortable with soldering. Students will work on a variety of diverse exercises in order to discover the subtleties of soldering by experimentation and repetition. All project materials will be provided. Some experience is preferred.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
May 30th
Tuition: $84 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD

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Wire Wrapping
With Judy Erickson

Come and have fun creating your own wire wrapped jewelry.
We will make pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. Materials include:
glass, shell, gemstones; a variety of wire types and findings.  Feel free to bring any focal pieces you would like to wrap. No previous experience is necessary. Projects range from Beginning to Intermediate levels.
Just come ready to wrap it up!
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
June 6th
Tuition: $76 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Russian Leaf Earrings
With Deb Fairchild

The elegant Russian leaf motif is a cool variation of the peyote beadweaving technique. In this class you will learn how to work on the diagonal. We will make earrings, but the technique is easily adapted for other applications. No prior beadweaving experience required.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
June 27th
Tuition: $48 Estimated Materials Fee: $15

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Alternative Casting Methods
With Jean Matray & Lucy Golden

Discover simple techniques for melting and pouring molten metal including broom casting, water casting and more! One advantage of direct casting is that you can recycle scraps into new jewelry without incurring high refining costs! Basic metal-smithing skills required.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM -4:00PM
June 27th
Tuition: $84 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Loop In Loop Chain
With Annie Salter

The technique of "loop in loop" chains dates to ancient Greece. Students will learn how to fuse fine silver and learn the basic link structure.
Two Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
July 18th & 19th

Tuition: $178 Estimated Materials Fee:TBD
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Cold Connections
With Monica Eastman

No solder needed! Learn the basics of cold connections in this one day class. Practice solid rivets, tube rivets, both commercial and hand made. Try using mini bolts and explore ways to connect metal without solder using tabs of various types. Experiment with trapping objects in your jewelry. Learn how to make connections that allow the separate pieces to move independently.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM -4:00PM
July 25th

Tuition: $84 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Basic Bezel Setting
With Sinead Cleary

Ever want to know how to bezel set stones? This one day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. You can set anything that has a flat bottom and any shape top stone, glass, clay and more. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly, how to clean up your bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, silver sheet, and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
August 8th
Tuition: $84 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Surface Textures
With Cathy Smith

In this class we will focus on different ways to add interest to the surface of metal. This will include embossing, hammering, stamping, layering, and adding patina. We will make earrings or a pendant learning the different techniques to embellish. Bring beads to add if you like.
Two Week Session
Wednesdays 6:00PM-9:00PM
August 5th to August 12th
Tuition: $84 Estimated Materials Fee: $30
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Torch-fired Enamels:Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners 
With Anne Havel

 

Bezels are not the only way to go with enamels! Screws, rivets, sewing with wire, etc. must be considered before enameling. You will create your perfect enamel piece through torch-firing, then incorporate it into the full evolution of the completed piece. This class is for people with at least some metalsmithing skills who wish to use the artistic process to create more complex settings for their enamels. The class will cover torch-firing (although a kiln may be used) as the method of creating an enamel piece, but the main focus will be creating fun, exciting, unusual settings for your piece.
FULL
Three Day Workshop
Friday 6:00PM - 9:00PM, Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
August 21st -August 23rd
Tuition: $204 Estimated Materials Fee:TBD

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Metals Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays 6-9 PM

Need more independent time in the studio to continue working on a class project or start other personal projects?   A  monitor will be available to oversee the studio. Students provide their own materials, but may utilize the tools, soldering and finishing equipment in the studio.

$5.00 per hour      ~      10 hours for $40.00

Prerequisites:  Students who have completed Jewelry Fundamentals and at least one course of Guided Open Session may use the Metals Open Studio. Schedule To Be Determined

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MIXED MEDIA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CALL 603-444-1066 TO REGISTER

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Water Color
With Debbie Aldrich

Debbie is an accomplished watercolor artist who has studied at the Museum School of Fine Art Boston and the Glassell School of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has also studied with top watercolor artists around the country. She is an award winning painter and a phenomenal instructor,very patient and gentle. She works with all levels of students. Subject matter is varied and from her own creative photographs. Come learn something new! You'll be so happy you did.
April Sessions
5 Week Sessions April 2nd to 30th 
Thursdays
A. Morning: 9:00AM to 12:00PM 
B. Afternoon: 1:00PM to 4:00PM 
Tuition: $165 Estimated Materials Fee: List Provided

May Session
4 Week Session May 7th to May 28th
Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Tuition: $132 Estimated Materials Fee: List Provided

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Basket Making
With Ray Lagasse

 

Choose from an assortment of Ray’s wonderful baskets.
Double Pie Basket- 10" W X 20" X 5" high w/ 2 wooden swing handle,
Pack Basket- 7" W X 14" L by 17" high with strap, 
Market Basket- 9" W X 18" L X 8" high w/ 2 wooden swing handles, 
Laundry Basket- 11" W X 18" L X 12" high with 2 handles.
Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
April 18th
July 25th
Tuition:$150 Estimated Materials Fee:Included

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Felted Flowers
With Beth Harwood


Learn how to turn dyed wool into beautiful and unique felted flowers. Make a pin for your spring jacket, backpack or a cool hair piece.
One Day Workshop
Friday 6:00PM -9:00PM
May 15th
*PLEASE NOTE DATE HAS CHANGED*
Tuition: $46 Estimated Materials Fee:TBD
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Digital Photography 101
With Meg Brown

Have a fancy new DSLR you’ve been wanting to figure out? Interested in learning more than how to click a button? Digital Photography 101 is the perfect class for beginners looking to dive deeper into the artistic side of photography. We will cover the exposure triangle, white balance, basic composition, and photo editing. This course consists of two sessions a week: a 2-hour class at The Littleton Studio School and a 1-hour photo shoot lab, locations to be determined.
Materials: DSLR (Canon Rebel T3i recommended), Laptop with Adobe Lightroom (30 Day Free Trial Available) or PicMonkey (Free), and a Facebook account.
Six Week Session
Mondays 6PM-8PM at The Littleton Studio School
Wednesdays 6PM -7PM Locations TBD
May 18 to June 29
Tuition:$203 Estimated Materials Fee: List Provided

*Please note: We will not have class on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, there will be no photo shoot that week either.
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Drawing From Nature
With Denise Crowley

We’ll explore mark making with Pen and Ink using found objects from nature. We’ll begin with a discussion of materials and exercises to become familiar with many techniques including line, stipple and crosshatching. Then we’ll move on to create shape, dimension and texture using these techniques with our found objects for inspiration. This class is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred. Materials list to be provided.
4 Week Session
Mondays 4PM-6PM
April 27th to May 18th
*Please note: We will not have class on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
Tuition: $96 Estimtaed Materials Fee: List Provided

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Stained Glass
With Jacki Scott

If you have always wanted to try stained glass here is the workshop for you! You will select a color family for making a sun catcher. After cutting the glass, grinding it to fit, copper foiling the piece and soldering, you will take home your very own sun catcher. All materials and machines will be provided by the instructor. Please provide color choices when registering.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 10:00AM – 3:00PM
June 20th
Tuition: $65 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Traveling With Your Sketchbook
With Kristine Lingle

In this 3-hour workshop we will meet at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, where there is a variety of subjects to sketch, including historic architecture, stone walls, lush perennial gardens and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. Students will learn how to design an interesting page, combining text with image, as well as how to use a viewfinder for composition. Kristine will demonstrate ways to use line, value, color and perspective in your sketches. Students should bring a sketchbook and any materials they wish to use, such as graphite pencils, colored pencils, gel pens or watercolors. Also recommended are sunscreen, hat, bug spray, bottled water and a camp stool.
One Day Workshop
Saturday 9:00AM – 12:00PM
July 11th
Tuition: $36 Estimated Materials Fee: List Provided 
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Water Color Freedom & Fun
With Cathy Smith

In this 6 week class we'll explore innovative ways to put paint to paper. We can all enjoy the pleasures of color and exploration. If you are new to watercolor, this will be a good introduction to color and the ways of the paint. If you have experience, this may send you off in new directions unexplored before! Bring watercolors, brushes, watercolor paper (a strathmore pad is fine), spray bottle for water if you have one. And the spirit of exploration!
6 Week Session
Thursdays 9:00AM-12:00PM
July 9th to August 13th
Tuition: $198 Estimated Materials Fee : List Provided
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Drawing From Nature With Colored Pencils
With Denise Crowley

Colored Pencil is a versatile medium that can color nature beautifully! This class explores the materials now available to the CP artist. We’ll cover mark making, color mixing, creating values and texture, and techniques with fun exercises. We’ll combine what we learn to draw from nature. This is a beginner class, but some drawing experience is preferred. Materials list to be provided.
6 Week Session
Mondays 4:00PM-6:00PM
July 6th to August 10th
Tuition: $144 Estimated Materials Fee: List Provided

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Multi-plate Printing
With Melissa Jones

There are many methods of printing, but few utilize simplistic materials, offer a variety of techniques to support creativity, is easily transportable, and simple to clean up...all with the addition of being fun! Learn how to create progressive texture prints, utilize drawing and painting skills to create a plates and print over plain or painted backgrounds, and print with shaped plates. This class is open to beginners and experienced printers to discover new methods of printing and learn techniques to create colorful multi-layered printing.
Three Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM -12:00PM
July 11th, July 18th & July 19th
Tuition: $99 Estimated Materials Fee: $20
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KIDS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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Kids 2D & 3D Cupcakes
With Nicole Knowlton

In the first part of this class students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate a cupcake. In the second part students will then bring their drawings to life! Using clay techniques such as pinch pots, coils, and slabs students will make a 3D version of their cupcake.
One Day Workshop
Tuesday 9:00AM-11:30AM
April 21st
Tuition:$42 Estimates Materials Fee: Included

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Kids 2D & 3D Owl
With Nicole Knowlton

In the first part of this class students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate an owl. In the second part students will then bring their drawings to life! Using clay techniques such as slabs and texturing students will make a 3D version of their owl that can be hung up.
One Day Workshop
Wednesday 9:00AM-11:30AM
April 22nd
Tuition:$42 Estimates Materials Fee: Included

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Shaving Cream Prints
With Melissa Jones

There are many different ways to make prints, from the highly technical and complex to the relatively simple. This really fun printing activity can marble paper or create actual images using nontraditional printing materials. Finished prints can be used for a variety of other art projects or stand alone as a unique piece of art. Explore how regular shaving cream and food coloring can create fun and vibrantly colored prints through a process that seems almost like magic!
One Day Workshop
Thursday 9:00AM to 11:00AM
June 25th
Tuition: $30 Estimated Materials Fee: $10
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Kids Throwing
With Nicole Knowlton

This is the class for the young artist that wants to learn how to throw on the wheel. Students will learn how to center the clay, throw cups, bowls and pots. All student work will be glazed during the last class.
6 Week Session
Thursdays 9:00AM – 11:30AM
July 2nd to August 6th
Tuition: $165 Estimated Materials Fee: $30
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Kids Water Color
With Nicole Knowlton

Students will explore the basics of Watercolor: choosing brushes, paint and paper, mixing and applying paint. Experiment with exciting tricks and techniques in a fun environment. Students will create several finished paintings, while getting a good feel for a unique, enjoyable, and very beautiful medium.
6 Week Session
Wednesdays 9:00AM – 11:30AM
July 1st to August 5th
Tuition: $165 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD
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Clay People
With Melissa Jones

Students will practice coil building, pinch pot, and sculpting skills in all the same project.  Construct a clay person that resembles someone you know or a fantasy character!
Two Day Workshop
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00AM -11:00AM
August 11th & 12th
Tuition: $64 Materials Fee: Included
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Kids Mixed Media
With Nicole Knowlton

Students will combine the powers of observation with imagination in this exploratory mixed media class. Within a fun and supportive environment, students are encouraged to develop their skills with a variety of media such as pencil, acrylic paint, water color, and more!
Three Day Workshop
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00AM – 11:30AM
August 18th, 19th & 20th
Tuition: $83 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD

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Click here to download our registration form.

 

You may either Mail or drop your registration form and payment at:
Littleton Studio School
21 Mill St., Littleton, NH 03561
Or call: 603-444-1066

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

  • Full tuition is due at the time of registration. Failure to make full payment may result in the loss of your place in the class.
  • A full refund less a $25 registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class at least seven days prior to the first day. No refund will be given after that time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.

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