Classes, Camps and Workshops


We offer year-round studio art courses and programs for students of all ages and abilities. 

Winter 2018 classes are now open for registration. See class schedule and register below.


Awards

We are honored to be named Best Museum and Best Place for Art Classes by New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH Reader’s Poll. Thank you for your support.    

 

 


How to Register

  • Online Class, camp and workshop titles link to descriptions and online registration pages
  • Phone 603-518-4922 for assistance
  • Visit the Art Center front office at 180 Pearl Street, Manchester, NH 03104.  Registration forms are also accepted via mail.
 Join our email list to get monthly updates, discounts and event information.

Winter 2018 Early Bird Discount Codes

Enroll in full or half-session classes or camps by January 9 and save 10% with code: WINTER
Currier Members, increase your savings to 15% with code: WINTERMEM

Fall Term 2017

Workshops

December Workshops – Now Enrolling!

Makers Day Project Schedule - December 9

Makers Day- December 9

Take a break from it all and join us at the Art Center for a relaxing art-making day. We will be creating fun and useful art pieces to give as gifts or use for yourself to complement the season. All skill levels welcome. Supplies included.

9:30 to 11:00 am 

Select one per person (ages teen and adult).

 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Select one per person (ages teen and adult).

 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Select one per person (all ages welcome).

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122


Winter 2018 Schedule of Classes – Now Enrolling!

Classes begin week of January 16

Children (ages 3-8) - Winter Art Classes

Art Foundations for Children

These classes introduce young students to a wide range of ideas and approaches to art-making.

 

Ages 3-4

Full Session 9 weeks

Ages 4-6

Full Session 9 weeks

Session Two 5 weeks

No prerequisites required to attend either session 1 or session 2 classes. Take one or take them both!

 

Ages 6-8

Full Session 9 weeks

Session One 5 weeks

Session Two 5 weeks

No prerequisites required to attend either session 1 or session 2 classes. Take one or take them both!

 

Ages 6-12 (Home-schoolers)

Full Session 9 weeks

Ages 7-10

Full Session 9 weeks

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Children (ages 8-12) - Winter Art Classes

Ages 8-10

Full Session 9 weeks

Ages 9-12

Full Session 9 weeks

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Home-school (ages 6-12) - Winter Art Classes

Ages 6-12 (Home-schoolers)

Full Session 9 weeks

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Middle Schoolers (ages 11-14) - Winter Art Classes

ArtVentures for Middle Schoolers (ages 11-14)

These classes are designed to meet the needs of our middle school students who are looking for earning opportunities that are challenging and fun.

 

Full Session 9 weeks

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Adults and Teens (ages 15+) Winter Art Classes

Art School for Adults and Teens (ages 15+)

Full Session 9 weeks

Session Two

Open Studio punch cards are not available for sale online. Cards can be purchased at the Art Center office. Visits do not need to be consecutive.

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122


February Vacation Art Camps – February 26 to March 2  Now Enrolling!

Join us for week-long vacation day camps. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions are available for children ages 5-14 yrs. Breaks for snack, lunch, recess and an inspirational tour of the museum. Please complete the contact form and medication form and bring to first day orientation, 8:45 am, Monday.

After Camp Care: 4:00-5:30 pm can be included when enrolling for $30/week


 

Winter Workshops

One-Day Winter Workshops – 2018 Registration opening soon.

January 27

  • Family Workshop – Day to Play in Clay: Valentine Vases 1:00-3:00 pm $25

February Workshops

February 10

  • Family Workshop – Day to Play in Clay: Robot Sculptures 1:00-3:00 pm $25
  • Family Workshop – Imagine and Explore: How Does Your Garden Grow! 1:00-3:00 pm $25
  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Drawing, Drawing, Drawing Series: Animal Portraits in Oil Pastel 1:00-4:00 pm $45

February 17

  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Glass, Glass, Glass
  • Master Class – Asian Brush Painting: Bamboo and Butterfly

February 24

  • Family Workshop: Day to Play in Clay: Castles 1:00-3:00 pm $25
  • Adult and Teen Workshop: Drawing, Drawing, Drawing Series: Drawing in Black and White 1:00-4:00 pm $45
  • Adult and Teen Workshop: Inspired by Landscape Series: Watercolor

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

March Workshops

March 10

  • Family Workshop – Imagine and Explore: How Does Your Garden Grow? 1:00-3:00 pm $25
  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Oil Painting

March 17

  • Family Workshop – Day to Play in Clay: Baskets 1:00-3:00 pm $25
  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Glass, Glass, Glass

March 24

  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Drawing, Drawing, Drawing Series: Drawing in Color 1:00-4:00 pm $45
  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Clay Succulents

March 31

  • Family Workshop – Imagine and Explore: Go Fly a Kite! 1:00-3:00 pm $25
  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Acrylic Painting
  • Adult and Teen Workshop – Glass, Glass, Glass

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122


 

Important Art Center Dates

  • November 22-25: No classes – Thanksgiving
  • December 9: Makers Day –  relax and make projects with us!
  • January 9: early bird discount ends
  • January 16: Winter 2018 full and session one classes begin
  • February 21: Session two classes begin
  • February 26 to March 2: No regular classes – Vacation Camps
  • March 17: Student Exhibit – noon to 4:00 pm
  • Snow Cancellations: Call 603.518.4922 for information by 8:00 am and check WMUR.com. We follow the Manchester School District for closings.


In The News

The Currier Museum and the Art Center’s summer programs were featured on WMUR’s NH Chronicle. View the segment and learn more about us at NH Chronicle, July 11, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Year-Round Studio Art Courses and Programs

The Currier Museum Art Center is committed to quality educational opportunities, therefore professional artists and art educators provide instruction for courses with an emphasis on small classroom situations and personalized instruction. The Art Center offers classes, vacation camps and workshops for all ages and abilities, including beginners, teen intensives and master classes.  The instructors use the Currier Museum’s collections to cultivate and broaden students’ artistic skills.


Museum Family Programs

Explore ongoing family programs at the museum including storytime and creative studio. Museum family programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise indicated. Children 12 and under always enjoy free admission. See full list of family activities.


Paint BrushesSupply Lists

oil painting supply list

acrylic painting supply list

Art supplies are available at the Currier Museum Shop. Students will receive a 20% discount with proof of class enrollment.

 

 


Camp Forms

If your child is under age 14 and attending a week-long camp, please download and complete the following forms. Bring these forms with you on the first day of camp. These forms will be given to the Camp EMT. Emergency Contact Form and Medication Release Form


Tuition Assistance

To apply for full or partial tuition assistance, please view the scholarship page and fill out and submit a scholarship form.


Contact Us

The Currier Museum Art Center is located at 180 Pearl Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Please email artcenter@currier.org or call (603)669-6144 x122 for more information.