Fall 2024-2025 Class Catalog

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We believe the Arts are for individuals of all ages, cultures, and artistic abilities. We develop artistic skills, offer outstanding performances and art exhibitions, and enable visitors to experience art in all forms.

The HCA offers over 200 classes for youth, teens, and adults in the visual and performing arts. Every year over 2,000 students enjoy classes in fine art, dance, music, theater, film-making, photography, acting, and ceramics. In addition, students can take private music and art lessons with qualified instructors.

Among our innovative current programs:

• Pay-What-You-Can Summer Music Series in our beautiful amphitheater, which is adjacent to three lovely areas of respite: our Shakespeare, Fairy and Healing Gardens

• Linkage with public school students and teachers, who use HCA as an educational resource in the arts and in leadership training activities

The Lotvin Family Gallery showcases a variety of exhibits, including juried exhibits, the HCA Members show, featured solo artist exhibits, and educational and community projects. Juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during our open calls for art. The Delbridge Family Performance Center is home to a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the year.

Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) is the resident theater of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, producing up to 10 productions every year. Each season brings a wide-array of theater options to audiences looking for a great affordable theater experience.

We are visited by more than 15,000 patrons a year from over 340 cities and towns in the US and Canada. Created in 2011, HCA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts center, fosters and celebrates the creative spirit in everyone.

ABOUT THE HC A

LOCATION / CONTACT INFORMATION

HOPKINTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

98 Hayden Rowe Street (RT. 85)

Hopkinton, MA 01748

HCA DANCE & CERAMIC STUDIOS

Suites 302 & 304

34 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA www.HopArtsCenter.org

REGISTRATION SUPPORT

Email: info@hopartscenter.org

Phone: (508) 435-9222

In-Person:

Visit the HCA during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

HCA members get a full range of benefits throughout the year. Your membership also helps HCA change the lives of artists and art-lovers through its nurturing faculty, state-of-the-art facility, and need-based scholarship program.

INSIDER PLUS LEVEL and above receives 5% off all classes. Learn more by visiting our website: www.HopArtsCenter.org

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CERAMICS

Here at the HCA, ceramic students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty while creating everyday useful objects, such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, containers and other vessels as well as exploring the sculptural aspects of the medium. Directed by Hana Reilly, the ceramics studio welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and supportive community where individuality and life-long friendships thrive.

Our ceramics studio has ample space and equipment for students to explore their own visions while being inspired by both their instructors and fellow students. The studio is equipped with 12 wheels, four large hand building tables, a slab roller, an extruder, three kilns, 16 glazes, slips, under-glazes, oxides and a plethora of hand-building and surface design tools.

CLAY CREATIONS

Grades: 2nd–5th

Tuition: $425 | Insider Plus: $403.75

September 19 to December 12

Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor: Cheska Komissar

Students in grades 2–5 will learn basic handbuilding techniques such as slab, coil and pinching while making both useful and decorative objects. With teacher guidance, young kids will have the opportunity to use their imagination while making and decorating items of their own design. All materials provided.

CERAMICS: MY GROWN-UP AND ME! (Adult & Child)

Adult & Grades K to 1

Tuition: $215 | Insider Plus: $204.25 (per session)

Instructor: Cheska Komissar

September 17 to October 22 (Session 1)

Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

October 29 to December 10 (Session 2) Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Hana Reilly Director of Ceramics hana@hopartscenter.org

HCA Ceramics Studio 34 Hayden Road, Suite 304 Hopkinton

Work side-by-side with your child (K-Grade 1) and learn basic hand-building techniques such as slab, coil and pinching while making both useful and decorative objects. All materials provided.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOUNDATIONS

Grades: 6–8

Tuition: $505 | Insider Plus: $479.75

September 17 to December 10

Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor: Hana Reilly

This foundational class will introduce students to basic ceramic techniques. Initial focus will be on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session students will be introduced to handbuilding techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheel-thrown or hand-built projects. All materials provided.

TEEN CERAMIC FOUNDATIONS

Grades: 7–12

Tuition: $465 | Insider Plus: $441.75

September 18 to December 11

Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor: Cheska Komissar

Beginning and intermediate teens will learn fundamental ceramic techniques, focusing on basic wheel-throwing skills such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Later in the session we will work on hand-building techniques. Intermediate students will focus on making more complex forms, glazing techniques and other surface decoration. All materials provided.

TEEN WHEEL THROWING

Grades: 9–12

Tuition: $685.00 | Insider Plus: $650.75

September 21 to December 14

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor: Hana Reilly

This class is for high school students with or without prior experience in ceramics. Students with at least two years of wheel-throwing experience, and teacher permission, will be allowed to register for this class prior to reaching grade 9. Beginning high school students will learn basic ceramic techniques such as wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Experienced students will learn more advanced forms as well as hone in on their own individual styles. Form alteration and complex surface decorating techniques will be explored together with the instructor. All materials provided.

ADULT BEGINNER WHEEL THROWING

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

September 17 to December 10 (12 Classes)

Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuition: $745 | Insider Plus: $707.75

Instructor Cheska Komissar

September 21 to December 14 (11 Classes)

Saturdays, 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Tuition: $685 | Insider Plus: $650.75

Instructor Mary Lou McKeen

Get a solid foundation in working with the wheel. Learn the basics including prepping the clay, centering, forming vessels, finishing and glazing. We will focus on making small projects including bowls which will be fired and ready to be picked up three weeks after the completion of the class.

ADULT BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructors: Cheska Komissar & Hana Reilly

September 16 to December 9

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $685 | Insider Plus: $650.75

September 17 to December 10

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Tuition: $745 | Insider Plus: $707.75

September 18 to December 11

Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $685 | Insider Plus: $650.75

September 18 to December 11

Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m.

Tuition: $685 | Insider Plus: $650.75

Beginning students will learn basic ceramic techniques, wheel-throwing skills, wedging clay, centering, forming vessels, and glazing. Students will also be introduced to hand-building techniques and can then choose to work on individual wheelthrown or hand-built projects. Intermediate students will focus on making more complex forms, glazing techniques and other surface decoration.

ADULT INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED CERAMICS

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor: Hana Reilly

September 17 to December 10

Tuesdays, 7 to 10 p.m.

Tuition: $745 | Insider Plus: $707.75

September 20 to December 13

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $685 | Insider Plus: $650.75

Students in this class will learn more advanced forms as well as hone in on their own individual styles. Form alteration and complex surface decorating techniques will be explored together with the instructor. Students who join this class should have prior experience in ceramics.

HANDBUILDING FOR ADULTS

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor: Cheska Komissar

September 17 to December 10 (12 classes) Tuesdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $745 | Insider Plus: $707.75

September 19 to December 12 (10 classes) Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuition: $625 | Insider Plus: $594.75

All levels welcome. Beginners will learn basic handbuilding skills such as slab, coil, and pinch pots, and all students will refine technique, surface treatment, and finishing options. More advanced students will dig into their own personal style by exploring more complex forms.

The price of registration includes one bag of clay, all firing, access to glazes and underglazes. Any additional clay must be purchased at the HCA studio from our teachers. Tools are available in the studio, however, students can bring their own tools. Students will have access to Open Studio hours to work on their pieces outside of class time.

ADULT AND CHILD CERAMICS WORKSHOP

(CHILDREN GRADES 2+)

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor Cheska Komissar

Tuition: $120 | Insider Plus: $114 (per workshop)

Saturday, September 7 | 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5 | 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 | 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 7 | 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Work side-by-side with your child in this fun handbuilding class. Get your hands muddy and experience clay. Great for a full family outing!

SILVER METAL CLAY JEWELRY WORKSHOP: BEGINNER

Tuition: $210 | Insider Plus: $199.50

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Sunday, November 24

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Joshua Berins

Learn how to use textures and molds to design your own unique jewelry using silver metal clay. The clay is molded into the shape of a leaf and then fired, burning off the binder, and sintering together the metal particles resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of .999 silver jewelry. We will fire the pieces safely using a butane torch.

ADULT CERAMICS NIGHT OUT

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe | Suite 304

Instructor Cheska Komissar

Tuition: $75 | Insider Plus: $71.25 (per workshop)

Saturday, September 7 | 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 5 | 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 | 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, December 7 | 7 to 10 p.m.

Try something new with your crew or try something new and meet someone new! Come with ideas to make ceramic bowls, mugs, vessels and more, or get inspired while enjoying conversations and laughs. Adults 18+ only.

Check our website periodically as we continue to add ceramics workshops throughout the year.

DANCE

The HCA dance program welcomes students of all ages and levels of experience from around the MetroWest. Led by Director Jessica Wilson, the program is known for its high level of training and welcoming environment where students are encouraged to take chances and learn. The dance program places an emphasis on the classical ballet techniques passed down from the greats, but also embraces the non-traditional dance student, including adults and older teens who are looking for recreational classes in dance. The studio is not just a place to learn, but also a place to meet wonderful people and build lasting friendships. Together we explore, celebrate and promote the art of dance.

For class placement assistance for your student, please contact: jessica@hopartscenter.org

Jessica Wilson Director of Dance jessica@hopartscenter.org

HCA DANCE STUDIO

34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302 Hopkinton

98 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton

CREATIVE DANCE

Grades: Preschool

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Through storytelling, props, music, and play, young dancers are introduced to age-appropriate dance movement and our experienced HCA faculty work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance will remain with the students for a lifetime. Rhythm, coordination, and listening skills are developed in a playful, warm, and nurturing atmosphere. Students are welcome to join midsession while space allows.

CREATIVE DANCE & BALLET

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

September 9 to January 27

Mondays, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

Creative Dance and Ballet expands on the elements and practices of Creative Dance while introducing the language, etiquette, music, and stories of classical ballet.

HCA Dance Program Dress code can be found on the HCA website.

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DANCE FOUNDATIONS

Grades: Kindergarten

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

September 11 to January 15

Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

An imaginative class designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles (ballet and jazz) and proper French ballet terminology. Students are welcome to join mid-session while space allows.

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 2

Grades: 1 and 2

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

September 10 to January 14

Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

An imaginative class designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles (ballet and jazz) and proper French ballet terminology. Students are welcome to join mid-session while space allows.

HIP HOP 1

Grades: 1 to 3

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build selfesteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Students are welcome to join mid-session while space allows.

HIP HOP 2

Grades: 4 to 6

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12 Noon

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Join our fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on today’s most popular dance moves. Develop coordination, body awareness, build selfesteem and promote confidence while having a blast. Students are welcome to join mid-session while space allows.

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 3

Grades: 3 and 4

Tuition: $435 | Insider Plus: $413.25

September 10 to January 14

Thursdays, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 14 to January 18

Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

An imaginative class designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles (ballet and jazz) and proper French ballet terminology. Students are welcome to join mid-session while space allows.

ELEMENTARY DANCE

Grades: 4 to 7

Tuition Deposit: $250

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

September 10 to June, 2025

Tuesdays 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

September 12 to June 2025 Thursdays, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

September 10 to June 2025 (Two Days) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

At the Elementary level, emphasis is placed on form, musicality, coordination, and working together as an ensemble while developing personal expression through movement.

JAZZ AND HIP HOP

Grades: 4 to 7

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

September 9 to January 27

Mondays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Cross floor progressions will introduce both jazz and hip hop fundamentals and prepare students to be able to see and retain choreography. Classes will include learning a combination as well as taking time for freestyling.

JR. DANCE ENSEMBLE

Grades: 6 and up

Deposit: $250 | 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe Street, Suite 302

Instructor: Jessica Wilson

Junior Ensemble participate in ballet, jazz, and character classes. Dancers are exposed to classical ballet variations and repertory. New students should contact HCA Dance Director, Jessica Wilson for placement.

September 9 to June 2025: Four Days A Week

September 9 to June 2025: Five Days A Week

DANCE ENSEMBLE

Grades: 8 and up

Deposit: $250 | 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe Street, Suite 302

Instructor: Jessica Wilson

Ensemble may participate in ballet, contemporary, and character classes. Dancers are exposed to classical ballet variations and repertory as well as contemporary choreography. New students should contact HCA Dance Director, Jessica Wilson for placement.

September 10 to June 2025: Four Days A Week

September 10 to June 2025: Five Days A Week

TEEN/ADULT ALL LEVELS HIP HOP

Grades: 8 to Adult

Tuition: $255 | Insider Plus: $242.25

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

September 16 to December 9

Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Zoe Pan

Come experiment with movement through the foundations of Hip-Hop, and get ready to have some fun! This class is designed for all dance backgrounds and skill levels.

TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER DANCE

Grades: 8 to Adult

Tuition: $255 | Insider Plus: $242.25

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

September 9 to December 9

Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ashley Rosenthal

New to dance? Learn basics and build a foundation that will lend itself to further study in ballet, jazz, modern, and theater. No plans for further study? That’s okay, too! Just come move with us and have some fun!

TEEN/ADULT BEGINNER MODERN

Grades: 8 to Adult

Tuition: $275 | Insider Plus: $261.25

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

September 10 to December 10

Tuesdays, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Instructor Haley Andrews

Join this high energy beginner class and learn the fundamentals of modern dance while also getting an excellent workout!

TEEN/ADULT TAP DANCE

Grades: 9 to Adult

Tuition: $255 | Insider Plus: $242.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor: Alyssa Rae Surrette

Level 1 Beginner

September 16 to December 9

Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This class is designed for new teen and adult tap dancers and those who have taken beginner tap dancing classes.

Level 2 Intermediate

September 16 to December 9

Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This class is designed for tap dancers who have had one full year of tap dancing classes, and feel ready to go to the next level.

ADULT INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Tuition: $255 | Insider Plus: $242.25

Location: 34 Hayden Rowe, Suite 302

September 18 to December 11

Wednesdays, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Instructor Ashley Rosenthal

Come and enjoy the beauty and grace of classical ballet in this traditional ballet class for adults with a few years of ballet training.

HCA Dance Program Dress code can be found on the HCA website.

MUSIC

The Music Department at the HCA exists to help people of all ages and all abilities engage in sustainable, life-long music making. Our team of passionate instructors foster excellent technical skills, broad musical knowledge, and strong ability to relate to any music with excitement, curiosity, and emotion.

The music program welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and supportive community where individuality and life-long friendships thrive.

Our Music Program features 12-week long group music fundamental classes for all ages, a youth orchestra, choirs, and is equipped with eight private lesson studios.

Emily Vincent Music Department Manager emily@hopartscenter.org

LITTLE DRUMMERS: THE BASICS

Grades: Pre K–K

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.24

September 19 to December 12

Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Paige Wynn

Musical and rhythmic exploration through percussion from around the world!

TINY-TREBLES CHORUS

Grades: K to 2

Tuition: $300 | Insider Plus: $285

September 17 to December 10

Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Lauren Fay

A vocal performance ensemble for our youngest students who have the singing bug or just love to shine on stage!

INSTRUMENT PLAYGROUND

Grades: 1 and 2

Tuition: $275 | Insider Plus: $261.25

September 17 to December 10

Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Paige Wynn

An exploration of music, singing, movement, that incorporates all of the instrument families.

GROUP VOICE 1

Grades: 2 to 4

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.24

September 18 to December 4

Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Mark Schiappucci

An exploration of all things singing in a safe group environment for students grades 2–4!

JR. TREBLEMAKERS CHORUS

Grades: 3 to 5

Tuition: $300 | Insider Plus: $285

September 20 to December 13

Fridays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Emily Vincent

A vocal performance ensemble focused on singing a varied repertoire to inspire their audiences!

YOUTH ROCK BAND

Grades: 3 to 6

Tuition: $300 | Insider Plus: $285

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Jeremy Bellion

In HCA’s Youth Rock Band students will work on instrument technique to apply to pop, rock, and other contemporary genre music.

POP, ROCK, AND IMPROV

Grades: 3 to 6

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Paige Wynn

This fun and fast paced contemporary music instrument class is all about finding your inner rock start or pop star!

GROUP VOICE 4

Grades: 5 to 8

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

September 18 to December 4

Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Mark Schiappucci

An exploration of all things singing in a safe group environment for students grades 5 to 8.

SONGWRITER SESSIONS

Grades: 5 to 12

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

September 19 to December 12

Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Paige Wynn

This songwriting and composition mentorship program is for students looking for a dedicated space to explore the art of songwriting and composition.

SELECT CHOIR

Grades: 6 to 12

Tuition: $300 | Insider Plus: $285

September 18 to December 11

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Mark Schiappucci

This choral program will provide an excellent level of performance preparation for those teens/tweens who love to sing and love to be challenged!

TEEN ROCK BAND

Grades: 7 to 12

Tuition: $300 | Insider Plus: $285

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Jeremy Bellion

Students can work collaboratively on performance technique with one or more instruments throughout the academic year!

TEEN GUITAR 1

Grades: 8 to 12

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m.

Instructor Jeremy Bellion

An introduction to the art of guitar, just for teens!

ADULT GROUP VOICE

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.24

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Mark DiCampo

For adults interested in singing, or learning more about singing, but aren’t quite ready to commit to the private lesson model of study! All levels of experience are welcome!

TREBLEMAKERS PRE-SEASON BOOTCAMP

Tuition: $80 | Insider Plus: $76 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Sharon Broadley-Martin

September 4 & 5

Love to sing? Thinking about joining the Treblemakers? Whether you are a long time veteran of the group or looking for a new musical community this is the perfect time to get back into the swing of things! Join us for a special 2-day bootcamp before the official choir season begins!

TREBLEMAKERS ADULT CHORUS FALL 2024 SEASON

Tuition: $175 | Insider Plus: $166.25

September 11 to December 11

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Sharon Broadley-Martin

Warm up those pipes and get ready to sing with the Treblemakers! Singers of all levels are invited to join this adult choral ensemble for it’s Fall session. No audition is necessary—all you need is a love of singing!!

HCA HARMONY ENSEMBLE

Tuition: $335 | Insider Plus: $318.25

September 19 to December 12

Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Sharon Broadley-Martin

This adult singing ensemble is open by audition only. Members of the ensemble will refine their harmonization and reading skills through a variety of repertoire stylings and perform alongside the Treblemakers in concerts twice a year.

Auditions: September 5

Auditions: September 12

ADULT GUITAR

Tuition: $275 | Insider Plus: $261.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor Sharon Broadley-Martin

Guitar 1: September 17 to December 10

Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

A guitar class for absolute beginners or those that need a brush up on the basics!

Guitar 2: September 17 to December 10 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A later beginner and early intermediate class for those who have graduated from the first level with instructor approval.

Guitar 3: September 17 to December 10 Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

An intermediate guitar class for those who love learning in the group, but are ready more advanced concepts!

ADULT UKULELE 1

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m.

Instructor Lauren Fay

A ukulele class for absolute beginners or those that need a brush up on the basics.

ADULT UKULELE 4

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 16 to December 2

Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m.

Instructor Lauren Fay

For those that have taken at least three previous sessions of ukulele at the HCA or have some intermediate skills they’re looking to brush up on and take to the next level!

LET’S SING

Adults

Tuition: $0 | Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 22 to December 15

Sundays, 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Instructor Emily Vincent

Designed for adults with intellectual disabilities, join this eight-week class and sing and play music with others. Learn to be part of a musical ensemble as you rehearse, create, and perform music with your friends!

PRIVATE L E S S O N S

Private lessons in music, theater, dance, art, and ceramics are open for registration on a rolling basis.

Weekly lessons take place from September through June, with a Summer Session in July & August. Music students have three performance opportunities each year, they are not mandatory.

For lesson pricing, lesson policies, to see other helpful information, or enroll in lessons today, please visit hopartscenter.org/private-lessons.

Printed literature on lesson pricing and policy is also available upon request at the HCA’s front desk.

THEATER

The HCA’s Acting and Musical Theater Program welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The program provides a supportive and nurturing environment where students develop and use their unique talents and abilities. The program offers a range of classes and workshops for performers at every level. Classes include acting, voice, movement, singing, dance, improv, and more.

In addition, the HCA’s resident company, Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL), produces six productions for children and four for adults. Children and adults participate in these performances as actors, dancers, singers and as audiences.

Paul Champlin

ESL Theater Production Manager paulc@hopartscenter.org

LITTLE ACTORS

Grades: Pre-K to K

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 20 to December 13

Fridays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Instructor Katie Vennard

This group class introduces your young actor to the art of theater performance. Students will engage in fun acting exercises and imaginative games that interpret a story that will be presented for the last day of class. A focus is placed on performance and team building skills and character development.

STORYBOOK THEATER

Grades: 1 to 3

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 16 to December 2

Monday, 4 to 5 p.m.

Instructor Alyssa Rae Surrette

Inspired by favorite children’s books, Storybook Theater will embark on a new interactive performance-based adventure each session.

THE STORY GOES ON PRESENTS: FINDING NEMO

Grades: 2 to 4

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 16 to December 2

Monday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Instructor Alyssa Rae Surrette

Join us for a continuation of Story Book Theater’s interactive theater experience! This session’s story will be Finding Nemo.

WE ARE MONSTERS MUSICAL

Grades: 3 to 5

Tuition: $450 | Insider Plus: $427.50

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Sundays & Tuesdays | August 25 to November 10

Rehearsals: Sundays at 3 and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Director Sandee Buckley

We Are Monsters is a hilarious musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters.

THE BASICS OF SOUND & LIGHTING FOR THE STAGE

Grades: 6 to 12

Tuition: $155 | Insider Plus: $147.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 2 to November 13

Wednesdays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Instructor Ethan Moncur

This hands-on program will cover the basic understanding of stage lighting and sound, including lighting and sound equipment, and skills and practices used in creating lighting and sound for live stage performance.

BROADWAY-BOUND MUSICAL THEATER

Grades: 5 to 8

Tuition: $435 | Insider Plus: $413.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 25 to December 11

Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Instructor Katie Vennard

This theater class was created specifically for our grade 5 through 8 students looking to hone their performance skills and theatrical knowledge. This class will surely give performers a leg up for current and future auditions and productions.

THEATER DANCE: TAP

Grades: 9 to Adult

Tuition: $255 | Insider Plus: $242.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor: Alyssa Rae Surrette

Level 1 Beginner

September 16 to December 9

Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This class is designed for new teen and adult tap dancers and those who have taken beginner tap dancing classes.

Level 2 Intermediate

September 16 to December 9

Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This class is designed for tap dancers who have had one full year of tap dancing classes, and feel ready to go to the next level.

ACTING FOR ADULTS: SCENE STUDY

Tuition: $245 | Insider Plus: $232.75

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 22 to December 10

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Instructor Paul Champlin

This class for adults is perfect for both the absolute beginner and someone looking to advance their current skill set.

VISUAL ARTS

The HCA Visual Arts program welcomes students of all ages and abilities. Led by Department Manager, Marion Buricatu, the program provides a welcoming environment where students can discover, explore, and master artistic concepts through a variety of mediums.

Exploration courses are designed to let individuals discover different mediums and set personal goals to achieve at their own pace. Courses and workshops are a balance of skill-building and fun. For the more serious student, the program provides courses that cover foundational and advanced techniques. Students build a portfolio of work and receive guidance and mentorship to set them up for ongoing success in their artistic journey.

Marion Buricatu

Visual Arts Department Manager marion@hopartscenter.org

ART ADVENTURES

Grades: K to 1

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 28 to December 14

Saturday, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (90 minute class)

Tuition: $335 | Insider Plus: $337.25

Instructor: Celeste Falcione

Grades: K to 1

October 1 to November 26

Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. (60 minute class)

Tuition: $195 | Insider Plus: $185.25

Instructor: Judy Smith

This foundational HCA program is full of color and fun! We’ll focus on fine motor skills as we create unique 2 and 3 dimensional art projects using a variety of materials including clay and paint.

ART EXPLORERS

Grades: 2 to 3

Tuition: $195 | Insider Plus: $185.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 24 to November 19

Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Instructor: Beth Gismondi

This popular HCA program is full of color and fun! Kids will create unique pieces of art that will involve the use of clay, paint and other fun materials.

CARTOONING CLUB

Grades: 2 to 5

Tuition: $195 | Insider Plus: $185.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 1 to November 26

Tuesdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Judy Smith

Join the Cartoon Club for a fun and creative chance to create popular cartoon characters, or ones of your own design using pencils, Sharpies, markers, and colored pencils.

NEW! FINE ARTS ACADEMY: FALL IN LOVE WITH FALL

Grades: 3 to 5

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 20 to December 13

Fridays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Tuition: $275 | Insider Plus: $261.25

Instructor: Tooba Waqar

Join this fall themed program that will cover a little bit of everything relating to art making. Come explore the texture of leaves through printmaking and sculpting, composition and shading through painting apples and pumpkins, and more. Students will also learn about different artists and make work inspired by those artists.

CARTOONS AND COMICS

Grades: 6 to 12

Tuition: $175 | Insider Plus: $166.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 9 to November 20

Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald

Designed for young artists who want to tell a story with text and images, this popular program invites students to explore cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Each week we will work on drawing skills as we create character sheets, single panel cartoons, and comic strips.

NEW! MODERN ART EXPLORATIONS

Grades: 6 to 8

Tuition: $275 | Insider Plus: $261.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 21 to November 9

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Instructor: Tooba Waqar

Come experiment and explore the world of modern art by learning about important and influential artists and working on recreating their unique styles in your own way!

FINE ARTS ACADEMY

Grades: 4 to 5

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 24 to November 19 (8 classes)

Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15 p.m.

Tuition: $195 | Insider Plus: $185.25

Instructor: Beth Gismondi

Grades: 6 to 8

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 19 to December 12 (10 classes)

Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Tuition: $435 | Insider Plus: $413.25

Instructor: Laurie Leavitt

This is one of the HCA’s most popular programs because it covers a little bit of everything relating to art making. Drawing, watercolors, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, clay, and pen and ink. Students will also learn about different artists and make work inspired by those artists.

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS

Grades: 4 to 6

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 28 to December 14

Saturdays, 12 to 1 p.m.

Instructor: Celeste Falcone

The very foundation of visual arts starts with a pencil on paper. We’ll focus on making drawing a fun, rewarding and a freeing experience, while covering fundamental skills.

TEEN ARTIST MENTORSHIP

Grades: 7 to 12

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 18 to November 13

Wednesdays, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander

Work independently on projects of your choosing with the availability of a professional artist and instructor to help you find your creative voice.

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING FOR ADULTS

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 16 to October 7 (4 classes)

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

October 28 to December 9 (6 classes)

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $335 | Insider Plus: $318.25

Instructor: Marion Buricatu

Are you new to oil painting and eager to grasp the fundamentals before delving into more intricate projects? In this class, the experienced instructor Marion Buricatu will guide you through essential topics including value, color theory, color mixing, composition, and the principles of light.

BEGINNER ADULT WATERCOLORS

Tuition: $435 | Insider Plus: $413.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 17 to November 26

Tuesdays, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander

Experiment and learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors!

INTERMEDIATE ADULT WATERCOLORS

Tuition: $435 | Insider Plus: $413.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 17 to November 26

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Instructor: Sarah Alexander

Expand and explore your watercolor skills through new and different ways to use the medium. Through long term projects, build on your skills in composition, layering, and color usage.

DRAWING AND SKETCHING FOR ADULTS

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 24 to November 19 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

September 26 to December 5 Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Beth Gismondi

This class will welcome all levels of artists as we explore the foundations of drawing. This is a great class for any artist working in another medium (watercolor, oil, acrylic, etc).

PASTEL PAINTING BEGINNERS

Adults

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 10 to November 21

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald

Relax and learn the basics of pastel painting in a supportive class for beginners or brand new students. All materials are provided so you can focus on trying your hand at this very forgiving medium. In this mini class session, you’ll improve your observation skills, learn valuable art skills, and find out if pastels are the right medium for you!

PASTEL PAINTING ALL LEVELS

Adults

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $337.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 10 to December 5

Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald

Pastels are a versatile and accessible medium to create vibrant images. Beginners and continuing artists alike will improve your skills in this supportive and knowledgeable class. Each week will include demonstrations and constructive critiques based on the needs of the participants.

ADULT OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Instructor: Marion Buricatu

September 16 to December 9 (10 classes)

Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuition: $435 | Insider Plus: $413.25

September 18 to October 30 (Session 1)

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

November 6 to December 11 (Session 2)

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $235 | Insider Plus: $223.25

September 19 to December 12 (9 classes)

Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuition: $395 | Insider Plus: $375.25

September 19 to December 12 (9 Classes)

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $395 | Insider Plus: $375.25

Join this lively mixed level class for inspiration and camaraderie as you work in oil or acrylic paint. The instructor provides individual coaching based on skill level, giving every student the time they need. Beginners are set up with projects and techniques to learn while continuing students receive support and guidance on existing work.

DRAWING COMICS FOR ADULTS

Tuition: $275 | Insider Plus: $261.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 30 to December 2

Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald

Designed for the artist who wants to tell a story with text and images, we invite you to explore cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Try your hand at single panel cartoons, short comics, as well as pacing dialogue and action to go along with your drawings. We will also cover shortcuts, adding in text, perspective, and different styles of drawing. All skill levels welcome.

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS, PEN AND INK

Tuition: $375 | Insider Plus: $356.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

September 18 to November 13

Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Sarah Alexandra

Create works of art by mixing media, combining watercolor with pen and ink, and using multiple techniques. We’ll use India ink, dip pens, and micron pens and then add value, contrast, and definition with watercolors.

NEW! ABSTRACT & CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

Tuition: $355 | Insider Plus: $318.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

October 9 to November 20 Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Marion Buricatu

Explore the world of abstract and contemporary art by creating work inspired by groundbreaking artists. We’ll start with the historical context of individual artists, learning about their chosen medium and process, before making work based on their unique techniques. Artists we will explore include Beatriz Milhazes, Alma Thomas, and Vincent van Gogh. .

HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING FOR ADULT AND CHILD WORKSHOP

Tuition: $85 | Insider Plus: $80.75

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Saturday, October 26

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Adults and youth age 12+

Instructor: Meredith Fitzgerald

Work side by side with a family member and create a personalized wreath to celebrate one of the many fall holidays. Theme choices include Halloween, Thanksgiving, or a winter holiday. Everyone will leave with a unique piece made of art to display at home or give to a loved one.

HAND WEAVING TABLE RUNNER WORKSHOP

For adults and youth age 14 and above

Tuition: $170 | Insider Plus: $161.50

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Saturday, November 16

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instructor: Dahlia Popovits

Join us for a full day workshop with award winning weaver, Dahlia Popovits, where you will create a beautiful unique table runner to be kept for your own use or given as a gift (in time for Thanksgiving!)

HAND WEAVING: INFINITY SCARF ADULT WORKSHOP

Tuition: $175 | Insider Plus: $166.25

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Wednesday, December 4

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instructor: Dahlia Popovits

In this full day workshop, you will work with the finest luxury designer yarns in natural fibers, and learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom. Everyone will leave with a beautiful handwoven infinity scarf using colors and textures of your choosing.

SILVER METAL CLAY JEWELRY WORKSHOP: BEGINNER

Tuition: $210 | Insider Plus: $199.50

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Sunday, November 24

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Joshua Berins

Learn how to use textures and molds to design your own unique jewelry using silver metal clay. The clay is molded into the shape of a leaf and then fired, burning off the binder, and sintering together the metal particles resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of .999 silver jewelry. We will fire the pieces safely using a butane torch.

SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP: WINTER THEME

Tuition: $100 | Insider Plus: $95.75

Location: 98 Hayden Rowe

Friday, October 18 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Instructor: Lidia Mikhaylova

Join this relaxing and creative painting workshop to learn how to paint on silk, an ancient medium originating in India and Eastern Asia. All levels of experience are welcome as we will begin with lessons on technique and color mixing as everyone learns how to express the light and colors of winter.

POLICIES

REFUNDS + CANCELLATIONS

Refund of program fees will be offered (less a $50 cancellation fee) if requested 2-weeks or more prior to the program start date. No refunds will be given if the start date of the program is less than two weeks from the request to cancel.

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email to the Administration Office at info@hopartscenter.org.

The HCA asks individuals and families to consider donating a portion of their fees to the HCA to help with the ongoing activities and operational support.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

In the event of inclement weather, the HCA will announce cancellations in two phases: An announcement on the homepage will be made to cancel morning classes by early morning. A announcement about afternoon and evening class cancellations will be made by 12 noon.

If possible, one class cancellation, due to weather, will be made up at the end of term. Additional class cancellations due to weather will be considered acts of nature and will not be made up. Weather cancellations will not be refunded.

WAIVERS

The Student understand there is a certain amount of reasonable risk of minor injury associated with this program and do not hold the Hopkinton Center of the Arts, Enter Stage Left Theater, or the Town of Hopkinton responsible for any such injuries.

Students are occasionally photographed or filmed during classes for promotional purposes. Names are not used. By enrolling yourself or your child at the HCA, you grant permission for you and/or your child to be photographed or filmed for this purpose. You must notify the HCA office in writing regarding any restrictions.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is committed to fostering an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, and harassment.

All individuals are treated with respect and dignity, contribute fully, and have equal opportunities.

All persons working or associating with our community of The Hopkinton Center for the Arts are expected to uphold and abide by this Code of Conduct.

You will refrain from any form of harassment, bullying, or discrimination, and cooperate fully in any investigation of a harassment or discrimination complaint.

Read the full HCA’s Code of Conduct at www.HopArtsCenter.org/hca-code-conduct

STUDENT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

Parents are responsible for the timely arrival of students to classes/lessons, and are required to stay with the student until the class/lesson begins, and to pick up the student immediately after the class/ lesson ends. Please be advised that the HCA does not provide supervision for students outside of their scheduled class or program.

Please Notify the HCA or instructor if the parent/ guardian is going to be late, or if the child will not be coming to class. There is a charge for late pick-ups of $10 for every 15 minutes. Late fees must be paid prior to the start of the next class date.

INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT

HCA reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment up to 2 business days prior to the scheduled start date of an offering. When a course or workshop is canceled by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, a full refund will be issued.

SCHOLARSHIPS + FINANCIAL AID

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts believes the arts are for everyone and thanks to the generosity of the Dora Kishibay Garabedian Scholarship Fund and individual donations to our scholarship fund we are able to assist children, teens, and adults who might not otherwise be able to afford classes. Needbased scholarships are available for HCA classes to residents of Hopkinton and surrounding Metrowest communities. Assistance is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need, motivation, and potential benefit to the student.

Please visit our website www.HopArtsCenter.org and fill out our online scholarship form.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS?

Registration is available 24/7 online at www.HopArtsCenter.org

If you need assistance with registering for a class please email info@hopartscenter.org or call (508) 435-9222 Monday–Friday during business hours.

Wait Lists

The HCA does keep wait lists for classes that are full. The lists are on a first come first serve basis. Once your name is added to a list you will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Payment Plans

Payment is required in full at time of registration. No payment plans or deposits are accepted to hold your position in a class. Jr. Ensemble and Dance Ensemble are the only programs that requires a deposit and provides a payment plan for its 34-week session.

Discounts

INSIDER PLUS LEVEL membership and above receives 5% off all classes. Learn more by visiting our website at www.HopArtsCenter.org

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