Adult classes

Youth Classes & Workshops: Winter 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

MONDAY: Create & Craft Club (ages 9-14)

  • Dates: Jan. 14 - Feb. 11 (no class on Jan. 21)
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $80

This crafting circle is perfect for the more advanced students. Projects engage the hands and minds, while we hang out together to create fun projects. This Create and Craft Club session will focus on felting small animals and making puffy paint stain glass art!


TUESDAY: Create & Craft Club Jr. (ages 6-8)

  • Dates: Jan. 15 - Feb. 12
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Cost: $100

Let's get clever with our minds and crafty with our hands! Crafting is a fun way to build fine motor skills and hang out with friends. This session of Create & Craft Club Jr., our crafting circle will be making Q-tip snowflakes, wintery window clings, finger knitted scarfs, and 3-D puffy paint!


WEDNESDAY: The Dark Crystal Art and Creatures (ages 10-14)

  • Dates: Jan. 16 - Feb. 13
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Cost: $110

Join us as we travel 1000 years back to the planet Thra, where a magic crystal has cracked and released two new races: the malevolent Skeksis and the altruistic wizards known as Mystics. In this class, we will look at Jim Henson's concept art behind his 1982 film The Dark Crystal, and create paintings and clay sculptures based on our own conceptual musings.


THURSDAY: uPaint! (ages 9-14)

  • Dates: Jan. 17 - Feb. 14
  • Times: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Cost: $110

In this course, students will develop independent studio habits while building on their knowledge of painting and color theory. Painting prompts are provided, but optional. This class is perfect for the budding artist who knows what they want to paint. We give them the time, guidance, and materials to make their vision become a real masterpiece!


FRIDAY: Art Explorations of Deep Space (ages 6-8)

  • Dates: Jan. 18 - Feb. 15
  • Times: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Cost: $100

n this art exploration class, we will blast off into deep space! We will create pastel galaxies, planets, air dry clay aliens, and dioramas, as well as design our own mixed-media RV style rocket ships!
 
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.




  • Drop-in Week (Single Sessions, Feb. 18-22)

TUESDAY: Paper Automatons (ages 10-14)

  • Date: Feb. 19
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $25

These paper automatons are moving mechanical devices that perform a function according to predetermined, engineered instructions. We have designs available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level builders. Students will learn about cranks, cams, and gears while making an automaton paper toy!


WEDNESDAY: Duct Tape Magic Wallets (ages 9-14)

  • Date: Feb. 20
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Now you see it, now you don't! This magic wallet can magically move its contents from one pocket to another! Learn the secrets behind this trick and make your very own magic wallet with duct tape!


THURSDAY: Sea Glass Earrings & Pendants (ages 8-14)

  • Date: Feb. 21
  • Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

During this class, we will be wrapping beads for jewelry, using jewelry-making tools, and simply having fun with a bit of sparkle! If jewelry isn’t your thing, you can opt to make a beautiful mobile to capture the sunlight instead. We will be using premium sea glass beads that have a beautiful, smooth texture with stunning color and patterns to create center piece pendants to accent our beaded necklaces. Both beginner and returning jewelry enthusiasts will enjoy this class!


FRIDAY: Pebble Art (ages 7-14)

  • Date: Feb. 22
  • Times: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Come design a pebble art masterpiece on canvas board! We will discuss balanced layouts and how to create simple yet powerful, symbolic designs.




  • Weekend Workshops

Felting Wire Forms for Kids & Adults (ages 9+)

  • Day | Date: Saturday | Jan. 12
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $30 per participant

Felting is a wonderful activity to get your thoughts centered and to relax while getting creative. Whether you did or did not come to the Felting Ornaments workshop in the fall, this class is fun for all levels! We will be learning how to make small felted characters such as mice, dogs, and gnomes. I will have examples, but feel free to bring your imagination and personalized plan.


Families & Friends: Handlettering Love Paintings (ages 7+)

  • Day | Date: Saturday | Feb. 2
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $30 per participant

Learn the basics of handlettering for signs. We will cover letter styles, layouts, and painting techniques. At the end of class you will bring home your own unique decoration or gift perfect for Valentine's Day! Projects are created on canvas boards and painted with acrylics. Smocks are provided.


  • Registration Forms

To register, all participants must submit the following paperwork:

All courses are subject to 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).

  • Winter 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.