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We offer weekend workshops, weekly after school classes (and half-day week-long programs during the summer). Small classes and our highly skilled and professional artist/craft teachers and assistants will offer lots of individual help and allow each child (or family unit) a hands-on exploration of their personal creativity and the process of making. Classes may include Glass Beadmaking, Wood Turning, Painting Blacksmithing, Jewelry making, Fiber, Fused Glass and Clay.

Full 2017 Adult and Student Curriculum for fiber arts, forge, glass, ceramics, woodturning and jewelry classes.

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Homeschool Pottery
Homeschool Pottery
Tuition $180.00

Materials Fee: $18.00
All Levels, ages 7 and up
Kaitlin Clark

CL8305 Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 (1:45pm-3:45pm) 6 Tuesdays (Clay Studio)

During this 6 week course, students will learn a variety of building techniques including both hand building and working on the wheel. Glazing techniques will also be explored. All levels of skill are welcome and projects will be customized to adapt to the interests of each student. This course is open to students ages 7-16. Twenty five pounds of clay is included in the materials fee, additional clay purchases and glazing and firing can be arranged for an additional fee.
Ceramics Family Open Studio
Ceramics Family Open Studio
Tuition as low as $12/session. Single session: $20 $20.00

Intermediate
Studio Monitor

CL8306 Tuesdays, Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 (3:45pm-5:15pm) (Clay Studio)

Current or recent ceramics students and Current Brookfield Craft Center Members (if they possess basic ceramic skills) are welcome to purchase clay studio time. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) During the Family Open Studio sessions, the studio is open for children and adults to work on the wheel or hand build at a table workspace. Enjoy this time to work on your own projects and practice technique. Clay will be available for purchase, and additional fees will be charged for pieces that are to be glazed and fired. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Rates per person: A drop-in rate of $30 at the door, or purchase sessions in advance at a discounted rate (single session - $20, two sessions - $36, three sessions - $48, ). Periodically, sessions may be dropped due to schedule conflicts. Participants will be notified with as much advanced notice as possible.
After School Drawing & Painting
After School Drawing & Painting
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: None
All Levels, ages 8-16
K K

SD8408 October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 (4-6pm) 4 Mondays (River Room)

Students will be introduced to multiple media including watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils in a unique engaged way of teaching. With weekly creative projects, students will be encouraged to explore a wide variety of art styles and techniques; while strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art. Each student will be encouraged to work at their level and stretch their imagination in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will develop an individual awareness through an in-depth exploration of value, color, form, and composition. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 8-16.
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Noon-5pm
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Noon-5pm
Come join us!




SM8401 October 13, 2018 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Youth - After School Blacksmithing
Youth - After School Blacksmithing
Tuition $170.00

Materials Fee: 20.00
Beginner

Chris Doherty

MB8406 Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 2018 (4-6 pm) 4 Fridays (Forge)

This four session class will let young people (ages 13 to 17) who are interested get their feet wet in the craft and help decide if itís something they want to pursue. In the course of making objects such as a J-hook, BBQ tool or other projects in a coal forge, the student will begin to learn a variety of basic blacksmithing techniques that every blacksmith uses every time he or she lights a forge. Safety and protective gear will be covered before work starts and proper technique (designed to prevent injury or stress) will be covered. A $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Parent & Child Art Exploration
Parent & Child Art Exploration
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10
All Levels, child age 3-5 plus a parent/caregiver
K K

SD8415 Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 5, 2018 (10.30-11.30pm) 4 Thursdays (River Room)

Join us for a fun and creative exploration in art! Young Picassos' will explore, shapes. colors and more through a wide variety of materials and techniques like the finger, vegetable, block, and thread painting etc. This class is designed for an adult to work one on one with a child and the $90 fee is for an adult and child and includes art supplies for 2 people. Various techniques and concepts will aid in problem-solving, cognitive learning and overall development of the child. Childrens' picture books will be used on themes such as shapes, color, nature, animals, numbers, etc. This class requires the parent/caregiver's attendance and participation. Art supplies are included in the material fee. Ages 2-5. A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition fee.
Homeschool Pottery
Homeschool Pottery
Tuition $180.00

Materials Fee: $18.00
All Levels, ages 7-16
Kaitlin Clark

CL8401 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 2018 (11:00am-1:00pm) 6 Fridays (Clay Studio)

During this 6 week course, students will learn a variety of building techniques including both hand building and working on the wheel. Glazing techniques will also be explored. All levels of skill are welcome and projects will be customized to adapt to the interests of each student. This course is open to students ages 7-16. Twenty five pounds of clay is included in the materials fee, additional clay purchases and glazing and firing can be arranged for an additional fee.
Parent/Child Adventures in Clay
Parent/Child Adventures in Clay
Tuition $75.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
All Levels, child age 3-5 plus a parent/caregiver
Kaitlin Clark

CL8402 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 2018 (1:00pm-2:00pm) 6 Fridays (Clay Studio)

Join us for a fun and creative experience as we explore adventures in clay! This class focuses on creativity and the art making process. Through observation, attention to detail and our imaginations, we will explore space, shapes, colors and more. This class is designed for an adult to work one on one with a child and the $75 tuition is for an adult and child and includes clay, glazes and firing fees for 2 people. Techniques and concepts incorporate the use of problem solving, cognitive and cooperative learning techniques. Childrens' literature books are the focus on a theme such as insects, nature, animals, seasons landscapes, etc. This class requires the parent/caregiver's attendance and participation. Clay, firing and glazing are included in the material fee.
Junior Drawing & Painting - Mondays
Junior Drawing & Painting - Mondays
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: None
All Levels, ages 6-9
K K

SD8414 Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (4-6pm) 4 Mondays (River Room)

Students will be introduced to multiple media including watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils in a unique engaged way of teaching. With weekly creative projects, students will be encouraged to explore a wide variety of art styles and techniques; while strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art. Each student will be encouraged to work at their level and stretch their imagination in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will develop an individual awareness through an in-depth exploration of value, color, form, and composition. Projects will change each semester for students who wish to continue. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 6-9.
After-School Marbling a Silk Scarf for Kids
After-School Marbling a Silk Scarf for Kids
Tuition $50.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Barbara Levitt

FA8402 Nov 16, 2018 (4-6pm) Friday (LTB Studio)

In this single afternoon class, students will learn a little about the history of marbling, see a brief demonstration by the instructor and then begin creating their own marbled scarf. They'll learn how to apply paint to the surface of the water and try the various tools that can be used to make the intricate patterns associated with this ancient technique. Each student will then make their own scarf and get instructions on washing and ironing after completion. If time permits, there may be an opportunity for students to make an additional scarf, with the cost to be paid directly to the instructor. Ages 8 to 14 years, a materials fee of $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
   
 
 
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