Education / Classes
Making Music Together
MUSIC FUN TIME FOR CHILDREN 6-MONTHS TO 4 YEARS
Let quality music bring joy to your lives.
Parents and grandparents love positive interaction with their babies and toddlers.
Our parents also enjoy a social connection that may lead to “playdates” outside the class time.
Each seven-week series of half-hour sessions features at least 30 different songs and activities.
Fall: September 14-October 26
Winter: January 11-February 22
Spring: March 15-April 26
Fall: September 17-October 29
Winter: January 14-February 25
Spring: March 18-April 29
Instructor Edie Smazal
has 27 years of experience teaching elementary music. She has a master’s degree in education and several years of experience in early childhood teaching.
To REGISTER, visit her website:
A “Hawaiian Winter of Ukulele Fun” (One week of afternoons for kids ages 6-12)
January 11th – 15th
Did you ask for a ukulele for Christmas? Do you have one and want to be able to play it?
Let’s get rid of those winter blues as we explore the ukulele and take a musical vacation to a warmer place. This week-long class is perfect for beginners, no experience needed. Students will learn about the history of the ukulele, the parts of the ukulele, and by the end of the week, you’ll be playing songs!
Montana Smith, Instructor
“Exploring The Arts” Adult Classes
Enjoy a Fun Night Out with Friends $20 per person (minimum of 5, maximum of 10)
Let’s Read Through A Fun Play
Monday, January 18th
Share some laughs with friends group-reading a theatrical comedy. Discover your hidden actor. No experience needed. Scripts will be provided.
Amanda Leurquin, facilitator
Monday, February 15th, 2021
Try a new creative style for a different artistic effect. Print several pieces depending on how many layers and colors you build. Printing materials and frames are provided.
Jeanne Chase, instructor
Rock Painting For Grown-Ups
Monday, March 15th, 2021
Have fun creating exciting and challenging rock designs for your home and garden. Rocks range in size from 3″ to 8″. All materials are provided.
Ruby Thomas, instructor
Stenciling and Painting On Fabric
Monday, April 19th, 2021
Create your own stencil design or select one. After some practice, you can give your 12″ x 12″ decorative pillow a special look for spring. All materials are provided.
Sarah Wolf, instructor
Family Art Parties
A Great Opportunity to Spend Quality Time With Your Children $5 per person (minimum of 5, maximum of 10)
For Children ages 6+/ Adults of any age!
Create Instruments From Everyday Things
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Make musical fun with a variety of instruments you make and decorate yourself. All materials provided.
Edie Smazal, instructor
Flower Pot Power
Saturday, February 20th
Paint two pots any way you like. We will have ideas if you need some inspiration. Pot one with a succulent plant, and take them home to admire. (the 4 P’s) Pots, Paints, and Plants will be provided
Montana Smith, instructor
Make Art WIth Peeps
Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Be creative in making a scene with our favorite marshmallow candy. Can you tell a story? All materials are provided.
Marty Yohn, instructor
Design And Make Your Own Kite
Saturday, April 17th, 2021
(A great project for dads and kids) Enjoy family time while making a functional kite. Designing and creating this flying piece of art will be half the fun. Getting it to fly it will be the other half. All materials are provided.
Marty Yohn, instructor
6-Week Adult/Teen Classes
Learn a new art skill or expand your knowledge
Thursdays, January 14- February 25th
For beginners, intermediate, or advanced level clay students.
During this class, you will learn or continue to explore the techniques on a potter’s wheel or the art of hand-building with clay. Chestnut Center has a kiln on-site where your masterpieces can be fired and afterward glazed.
Marty Yohn, instructor
Watercolor Painting For Beginners To Advanced
Tuesdays, March 16th-April 27th
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolor but thought it would be too difficult? Or maybe you’ve tried, but it didn’t turn out like you expected. In this 6-week watercolor workshop for beginners, Dee Mabeus will walk you through the fundamentals of watercolor and basic techniques that will have you painting with confidence in no time! Learn how to blend and mix colors, create texture, control paint, maximize the potential of your brushes, and the secrets of a good composition. Each week you will use the techniques learned to create a painting in a fun, relaxed, and encouraging environment. You will be working from reference photos provided in class. No drawing skills are required and all supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own supplies if you wish.
Dee Mabeus ,instructor
Birthday Parties: Un-wrap your CREATIVITY!
Plan an artistic and fun birthday party at Chestnut Center for the Arts! We will work with you to create a fun and artistic party for your little Picasso!
*By appointment only.
Cost: $150 for up to 8 children for a 2 hour party where we supply the room, instructor and all the materials to create your masterpiece!