Hill House offers a variety of art classes every season as well as one-time art workshops on weekends. Ranging from painting and drawing to 3D art, we offer classes ranging from one year olds to 13 year olds. All materials are provided in class.
***All details regarding program structure are dependent upon the progress of phases for COVID-19 re-opening in Boston and MA. Live programming will involve all latest health and distancing guidelines, with the potential of transitioning to virtual sessions. All measures will be implemented based on the most up-to-date guidelines provided from state and local officials.***
Browse our fall offerings:
Animal Education Art (1-3 years)
In this art class, students will focus on a different animal each week, learning about what makes them special like where they are from and what they eat. After learning about the animal, students will create an art project inspired by the animal, merging zoology with creating!
Art in Nature (1-3 years)
Explore mother nature and the elements in this new art class! Your child will make natural paint brushes, paint branches and create wood sculptures. Seasonal projects will include use of pumpkins, leaves, snow, flowers, dirt and much more. We will explore sensory bins with sands, dirt and other items to see what happens when we add water, snow and other natural elements. Dig in!
Clay Creations (3-5 years)
This program will teach the building blocks of using clay! We will learn to manipulate different types of clay to make beads, structures, sculptures and more. Each of these projects will encourage each student to bring their own creativity to life in 3D! Participants will be able to take home their creations at the end.
Register now: Wednesdays at 2:30
Fantasy Sculpture (3-5 years)
Learn how to manipulate various materials into captivating and creative fantastical sculptures. We will be using a wide range of materials including wire, clay, wood, cardboard and other found and recycled materials to produce imaginative three dimensional creations. The theme of this class will be fantasy for the projects so prepare to make some magical art!
Register now: Thursdays at 3:00
Fashion Design (7-12 years)
Get ready to explore the world of fashion, from creating your own textiles to sewing up cool outfits, you will learn the ins and outs of what’s in and what’s out. This class will focus on the basics of hand sewing, color, fashion illustration, and textiles. Participants will create outfits for their favorite dolls or stuffed animals, learn to create fun and interesting patterns, and create a fashion portfolio of their dream outfits. Unleash your inner fashionista in this exciting new class.
Knitting Club (7-12 years)
Come join us for our first ever Knitting Club! This class is geared towards students who are curious to learn more about knitting and practice their skills with an experienced instructor. They will explore various tools and knitting techniques in this class. All skill levels are welcome.
Register now: Tuesdays at 5:00
Little Builders (2-4 years)
Grab your curious creator and get ready to build some skills! This class will teach the importance of problem solving through various materials. It will also be an introduction to 3D art and sculptures through fun projects.
Register now: Friday at 10:15
Mundo de Colores (1-3 years)
Art projects and crafts will help your little one learn simple Spanish phrases and colors. Mundo de Colores promotes development of hand-eye coordination, visual and fine motor skills through sequencing and arranging. This class will also broaden awareness of colors, shapes, shades and textures.
This program is taught by Adriana Donohue.
Register now: Fridays at 9:15
Ocean Explorers (1-3 years)
Dive into this new art class with us as we learn all about the ocean and the creatures that call it home. Students can make a splash in our water tank and will create a new art project related to the lesson each week, learning with a greater understanding of the seven seas.
Open Art (1-4 years)
Free for members; drop-in.
Enjoy doing arts & crafts without the stress of a weekly commitment! Explore various art stations and projects with different textures, materials and mediums! This is a great opportunity to meet new kids and families in the community. Under our warm, creative art staff's supervision, you and your child will get a taste of all the Hill House art program has to offer.
Play, Paint & Investigate I (12 months-24 months)To fulfill the investigative and natural schema of childhood, we will work with meaningful construction and deconstruction of organic materials at play. We will smash and mix, discovering our senses by using mortar, pestles, clay, light and shadow and paint provocations among other sensory fulfilling activities.
Play, Paint & Investigate II (19 months-3 years)
The next step to fulfill the investigative and natural schema of childhood. Join us for a hands-on, messy class letting your child create and play through different provocations and social-emotional skill activities. Through interesting inquiry and pretend play, we will use various textures, materials and mediums. We will smash and mix, discovering our senses using mortar, pestles, clay, light, shadow and paint among other sensory fulfilling activities. This class is for children who are 19 months and older who have already experienced Play, Paint & Investigate I or are 24 months and older.
Preschool Picasso (3-5 years)
Wade into the art world and its most popular mediums: paint, clay, watercolors and solids. Pre-School Picasso will focus on pre-school related themes, activities and developmental goals. Participants will develop visual and fine motor skills, practice sequencing and arranging, gain a more detailed awareness of colors, shapes, shades, textures and practice healthy decision-making techniques. Please note: this is a drop-off class. All participants must be potty-trained.
Register now: Wednesdays at 1:30
Sensory Play (1-2 years)
Come and explore through various modes of sensory play. Each week we will introduce new materials and activities to help engage our little ones’ minds through textures,touch, sight, sound, and movement. Sensory play is a wonderful opportunity to play, explore,learn, and to create in a fun process based environment.
Register now: Mondays at 9:15
Storybook Art (1-3 years)
During the first steps of language and literacy development, we can deepen our curiosity by using creative materials that ignite a love for reading. Inspired through fairy tales and stories, we will use open ended materials and other art mediums as practice guides to create thoughts and interpretations of our very own characters and stories.
Register now: Fridays at 11:15
Interested in all of our enrichment program offerings?
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