Classes, Camps and Workshops


We offer year-round studio art courses and programs for students of all ages and abilities. The Art Center digital spring/summer brochure is featured above.


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.

 


Events

Art Center Open House

180 Pearl Street, Manchester, NH

Saturday, September 9

Join us from 10:00 am  to 1:00 pm.

Meet staff, sample art classes and enjoy light refreshments.  Fall classes begin September 18.

 

 

 

 


4 Easy Ways To Register 

Online Click the brochure above or the drop-down boxes below. Class titles link to registration pages.
Phone 603-518-4922
Email artcenter@currier.org
Mail Fill out a registration form and mail it with payment to 180 Pearl Street, Manchester, NH 03104

 

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Fall 2017 Classes and Workshops

Early Bird Discount

Register now and save 10% with Code: FALL

Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

Fall Classes begin September 18. Discount excludes workshop.

 

Explore Studio Art Classes

Click on age categories below to explore fall classes and register. For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

 

Art Foundations (ages 3 to 12)

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

All materials are provided for these classes.

 

 

 

Children (ages 3-8) - Fall Classes

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

Art Foundations

These classes meet weekly for nine weeks. Session 1 and Session 2 each for five weeks.

Click on any title below to learn more and register!

 

Ages 3-4

Ages 4-6

Ages 6-8

Ages 6-12 (Home-schoolers)

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Children (ages 7-12) - Fall Classes

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

Art Foundations

These classes meet weekly for nine weeks. Click on any title below to learn more and register!

Ages 7-10

Ages 8-10

Ages 9-12

Ages 6-12 (Home-schoolers)

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

 

ArtVentures for Middle Schoolers (ages 11-14)

These classes are designed to meet the needs of our middle school students who are looking for learning opportunities that are challenging and fun.  All materials provided for these classes unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Middle Schoolers (ages 11-14) - Fall Classes

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

ArtVentures for Middle Schoolers (ages 11-14)

These classes meet weekly for nine weeks. Click on any title below to learn more and register!

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Art School (teens and adults 15+)

These classes are open to students ages 15+ of all levels of ability, from beginners to those more experienced. All art supplies are provided unless otherwise noted.

Classes are arranged by discipline.

 

 

Teens and Adults - Fall Classes in Painting and Mixed Media

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

Painting and Mixed Media (teens and adults)

These classes meet weekly. Click on any title below to learn more and register!

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Teens and Adults - Fall Classes in Drawing and Portfolio Prep

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

Drawing (teens and adults)

These classes meet weekly. Click on any title below to learn more and register!

Portfolio Prep (teens)

These classes meet weekly for nine weeks. Click on any title below to learn more and register!

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Teens and Adults - Fall Classes in Printmaking and Photography

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

Printmaking (teens and adults)

This class meets weekly for nine weeks. Click on title below to learn more and register!

Photography (teens and adults)

This class meets weekly for nine weeks. Click on title below to learn more and register!

  • Wednesdays, 6;00 – 7:30 pm The Photo Lab (ages 13 to adult) $250

 

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Teens and Adults - Fall Classes in Hand Work: Ceramics and Basketry

Register early and save 10% with Code: FALL.  Members increase your savings to 15% with Code: FALLMEM

 

Ceramics (teens and adults)

This class meets weekly for nine weeks. Click on title below to learn more and register!

Basketry (teens and adults)

This class meets weekly for nine weeks. Click on title below to learn more and register!

 

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Take a One- or Two-Day Workshop

 

Family Workshops

Have fun and create with your child as you both explore different media in these Saturday afternoon workshops. Roll up your sleeves and create lasting memories. All age children ages 5+ are welcome. Young children must be accompanied by an adult who is either supervising or participating in the art-making fun. Preregistration is required.

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Parent and Child - Fall Workshops

Parent and Child (ages 5+) Workshops

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

 

Teen and Adult 15+ Workshops

Learn something new, or refresh your skills in a variety of mediums. Workshops are conveniently held on Saturdays. Preregistration is required.

Certificates of completion are available upon request.

 

 

 

Teen and Adult - Drawing and Painting Workshops

Drawing Workshop Series (teens and adults)

Take a single session for $45, or get a 10% discount when registering for two, and a 20% discount when taking all three. Call to get discount when registering for more than one.

Painting Workshops (teens and adults)

Painting Workshop Series (teens and adults)

Take a single session for $45, or get a 10% discount when registering for two, and a 20% discount when taking all three. Call to get discount when registering for more than one.

  • October 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Inspired by Landscape Series: Watercolor Painting $75
  • October 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Inspired by Landscape Series: Oil Painting $75
  • December 2, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Inspired by Landscape Series: Acrylic Painting $75

Registration will be available soon. For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Teen and Adult - Clay and Glass Workshops

Clay Workshops (teens and adults)

Glass Workshops (teens and adults)

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Teen and Adult - Photography Workshop

Photography (all ages 10+)

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122

Master Class! Workshops

Teen and Adult - Master Class! Workshops

Master Class! Workshops

Sign up for a single Master Class for $125, or get a 15% discount when registering for both. Call for discount prior to registering.

 

For assistance, call (603) 669-6144 x122


Important Fall Dates

  • Full Session classes meet weekly for nine weeks unless otherwise noted
  • Session 1 and Session 2 classes meet weekly for five weeks
  • No classes Columbus Day, October 9
  • Student Exhibition November 18

 


Summer 2017

 

Multi-Week Summer Discount (Save up to 15%)

Enroll multiple family members or a single student in multiple summer camps or intensives and save 10% with code: MULTI.

Currier Members enrolling in multiples can increase the standard 10% discount to 15% with code: MULTIMEM.

 

Week-Long Summer Camps for ages 5 to 12

Half-day 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (for ages 5 to 6) $170/week.

Full-day 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (for ages 6 to 12) $285/week.

Aftercare is available to 5:30 pm $30/week.

Description: Multimedia art activities including painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery and art appreciation. Small classroom setting with breaks for snacks, lunch, recess and a special tour of the museum. Choose by theme/week below to learn more and register.

 

 

Penguins and Polar Bears Camp: August 21 - 25 - Openings for ages 5-6

Enroll in multiple camps/intensives and save. Code: MULTI (10%). Members use code: MULTIMEM (15%).

 

Penguins and Polar Bears: August 21 – 25

What can we say … it’s the end of the summer and we’re thinking of the cooler days ahead! Join us as we explore earth’s northern and southern extremes, focusing on the unique plants and animals you find and the top and bottom of the world!

Click on ages below to learn more and register.

9am – 4pm  Penguins and Polar Bears Full-Days (ages 6 – 12) $285/wk **FULL**

9am – noon Penguins and Polar Bears Half-Days (ages 5 – 6) $170/wk

Aftercare available to 5:30 pm for full day and afternoon sessions. $30/wk.

 


Week-Long Summer Intensives for Middle Schoolers, Teens and Adults

intensives

Week-long classes focusing on specialized areas.

Half-Day Morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) 

Afternoon (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

Choose from Acrylics, Pottery, Photography, Drawing, Sculpting, Reed Baskets, Wheel Throwing and more! Click on ages below to view class offerings and register.

 

 

Summer Intensives for Middle Schoolers (ages 11-15)

Enroll in multiple camps/intensives and save. Code: MULTI (10%). Members use code: MULTIMEM (15%).

Click on title below to learn more and register

August 21 – 25, 9 am – noon: Pop Art! Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media  FULL

August 21 – 25, 1 – 4 pm: Paper Theatre: Paper Animation and Performance in Miniature Canceled  

Summer Intensives for Teens and Adults (ages 15+)

Enroll in multiple camps/intensives and save. Code: MULTI (10%). Members use code: MULTIMEM (15%).

Click on any title below to learn more! August 21 – 25, 9 am – noon Jewelry Making: Rings and Charms

August 21 – 25, 1 pm – 4 pm Oil Painting: The Beginner and Beyond – Inside/Outside FULL


In The News

WMUR’s NH Chronicle featured the Currier Art Center programs that are keeping kids happy and creative all summer.

View the segment 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 Brushes

Supply 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

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.