Adult classes

Youth Classes & Workshops: Spring 2019

Pre-registration is required for all course content, including single workshop days. If you are a returning client who has taken a course in the same calendar year (2019) and have therefore already filled out waiver forms, only the registration form is required. All course and workshop prices include a material fee.



  • After School: Spring Session A

MONDAY: Art Explorations Ocean Life Adventures (ages 6-8)

  • Dates: Mar. 11 - Apr. 1
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $80

Follow Neptune to his underwater fantasy realm! Learn about the unicorn of the sea- the Narwhal! Design and create you’re own water world! Our Art Explorations series continues with the focus on ocean life! Students are introduced to many materials like paint and clay to make fun crafts.

This class is part of our unique "Art Explorations" series, designed to introduce young artists to a myriad of mediums to build fine motor skills and increase interests.


TUESDAY: Mixed Media Art (ages 9-14)

  • Dates: Mar. 12 - Apr. 2
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $80

This is not your traditional painting class! Learn how to develop depth in a painting by creating layers of color and texture using a variety of mediums from ink and paint to fabric and paper collage. Students are given art challenges to think about their art in a new way. Throw all your traditional art rules out the window!


WEDNESDAY: Open Studio - uPaint! (ages 8-13; grade 3+)

  • Dates: Mar. 13 - Apr. 3
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $65

Students who have a strong desire to paint will benefit from extra studio time and mentorship of our available teacher. Classes are developed to meet the needs of each individual artist. Projects are student directed, however additional painting prompts are available as needed. All materials are provided.


THURSDAY: Clay Sculpture - Ancient Egypt (ages 8-14)

  • Dates: Mar. 14 - Apr. 4
  • Times: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $85

Let's travel back 3000 years to Ancient Egypt, where Pharaohs could afford the most elaborate forms of art to decorate all aspects of life. This class welcomes all skill level artists to join us as we experience handbuilding and painting vessels and sculptures out of air dry clay. We will study Egyptian culture for inspiration on projects like cartouches, and canopic jars!


FRIDAY: Mixed Media Art Jr. (ages 6-8)

  • Dates: Mar. 15 - Apr. 5
  • Times: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $80

Ink, pastels, paints, fabric, collage all in one for a multi-medium art-astic experience! Each week students will continue on the previous weeks project, while beginning a new project, so they are constantly in the state of creating!




  • After School: Spring Session B

MONDAY: Crankies - Old Time Movie Box & Toy Theater (ages 6-8)

  • Dates: May 6 - 20
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 3 weeks
  • Cost: $65

Make an interactive scrolling movie theater with toy puppets to make the show even more exciting! We will construct the moving parts for the movie boxes together, but the rest is up to the individual artist. Students will learn elements of illustration, storytelling, and puppetry.


TUESDAY: Open Studio (ages 10-14)

  • Dates: May 7 - 28
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $65

Students who have a strong desire to paint will benefit from extra studio time and mentorship of our available teacher. Classes are developed to meet the needs of each individual artist. Projects are student directed, however additional painting prompts are available as needed. All materials are provided.


WEDNESDAY: Earth Art (ages 6-8)

  • Dates: May 8 - 29
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $85

We will take short nature walks in the abutting Dunstable Rural Land Trust to find things to create fairy homes with, make symbolic pebble art on panels, and collagraphs prints. This class is perfect for the budding transcendental artist.


THURSDAY: 3-D Stuffy Builds (ages 9-14)

  • Dates: May 9 - 30
  • Times: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $85

Sewing 3-D forms starts with understanding geometric shapes and working from a pattern. We will be hand sewing and learn different stitches to create silly pillow characters.


FRIDAY: Dream Catchers & Jewelry Crafts (ages 8-14)

  • Dates: May 10 - 31
  • Times: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $85

Learn fun woven jewelry projects such as wire wrapping sea glass for dream catchers and Kumihimo necklaces. All crafty kids and jewelry enthusiasts will enjoy this social art making class!




  • April Drop-in Week (Single Sessions, Apr. 15-19)

MONDAY: Duct Tape Rings (ages 8-14)

  • Date: Apr. 15
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Come try something new with your evening. Learn how to make a duct tape rose for a ring or decoration! This is a great class to experience if you are thinking about signing up for our duct tape summer camp.


TUESDAY: Cardboard Cosplay (ages 6-8)

  • Date: Apr. 16
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Cosplay is a play on words combining costume and theatrical play based on fictional characters. In our one night class we will imagine ourselves as a new character and create quick costumes from cardboard and duct tape. Armor, crowns, wings, boots, and wands; if you can imagine it, we will build it!


WEDNESDAY: Comic-zines (ages 8-14)

  • Date: Apr. 17
  • Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Learn how to create a miniature magazine known as a "zine". Skills covered include bookbinding, cartooning, and mixed media. Come make a quick self-published graphic novel ready for circulation!


THURSDAY: Origami & Cartooning (ages 5-7)

  • Date: Apr. 18
  • Times: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Learn how to draw your favorite Pokemon characters and make them out of origami too! This is a great workshop for young hands to learn quick drawing skills and have a fun take home, as well.

FRIDAY: Melted Crayon Canvas Art (ages 8-14)

  • Date: Apr. 19
  • Times: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

This canvas art class is perfect for the process artist! We will be creating stencils and melting crayon wax to fill our design. Finished projects will be a vibrant expression of encaustic color! Drawing and painting skills will also be covered.




  • Weekend Workshops

Families & Friends: String Art (ages 9+)

  • Day | Date: Saturday | March 9
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Cost: $30 per participant

String art involves the use of string, thread, wire or fibre as an art medium. The defining characteristic of this craft is its humble simplicity and fine delicacy of the material, often juxtaposed against the intricate elaborateness of its webbed configurations. Traditionally, string art was created at the turn of the 19th century by a teacher to assist students learning geometry using art; and then later was popularized as decorative craft by the late 1960s. During this class we will create our own patterns and designs using string and nails on wood. Finished products can be used as seasonal decoration or given as gifts.


Families & Friends: Pebble Art & Hand Lettering (ages 7+)

  • Day | Date: Saturday | April 6
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Cost: $30 per participant

Come design a pebble art masterpiece on canvas board. We will discuss balanced layouts and how to create simple yet powerful symbolic designs. For a final finishing touch we will complete our projects with simple meaningful phrases. Basic hand lettering techniques will be covered.

Families & Friends: Hand Lettering with Crayola (ages 8+)

  • Day | Date: Saturday | May 4
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Cost: $30 per first participant + $25 for each additional family member

All you wanted to know to get yourself started with hand lettering and faux calligraphy! You will leave with a library of ideas, newly learned techniques and sample work. Make a card or inspirational sign.


  • Registration Forms

To register, all participants must submit the following paperwork:

All courses are subject to change or cancellation, should a minimum enrollment not be met. There are no refunds or reductions once a participant is registered for any reason, unless The Painted Turtle Art Studio cancels a course, whereupon all participants will be informed in advance and payment will be refunded.

Registration forms and payment (cash or check only) may be mailed or hand-delivered to The Enrichment Center (10 Groton Road, Nashua, NH 03062).

  • Spring 2019 Discounts & Credits

Sibling Discount: If enrolling 2 or more siblings during the same session, full price must be paid for the 1st child and a 5% discount per additional child may be applied for up to 2 siblings thereafter. This discount is not to combined with the 2nd Nature Academy After School Discount. This discount only applies to after school programs. This discount does not apply to special events.

2nd Nature Academy After School Discount: If student is signed up for 2nd Nature Academy After School program on the day of the corresponding class, they will receive 50% off above prices. Costs cover registration, all materials, and facility rental time. This discount is not to combined with the Sibling Discount. This discount only applies to after school programs. This discount does not apply to special events.

Refer-a-New-Friend Discount: For each new friend who registers for the same course that your child is registered for, you are eligible to receive 10% off of the cost of that course for up to a total of 10 friend referrals. This discount only applies to referrals who have not previously participated in any of The Enrichment Center/The Painted Turtle's programs. This discount may not be combined with any other discounts.