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School Break Workshops & Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

To register for camps click here.

Questions? Call or email artsandnatureschool@gmail.com or (475) 215-5582.  

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No school? No problem! Your kids will enjoy exploring their creative side at our unique classes and workshops. All half day and full day workshops and camps are *drop-off* and appropriate for students ages 4-12. Teens and tweens up through age 14 are welcome to come and, if in a mixed age group with younger kids, will act as the teacher’s assistant to help younger students.

February 2018

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  • Thurs. Feb. 8, 12:30-3:30 – Half day for Ridgefield
    • Paint Your Own Heart-Shaped Box or Treasure Chest, $40
  • Thurs., Feb. 15, 12:30-3:30 – Half day for Ridgefield
    • Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns, $40
  • Fri. Feb. 16, 9:30-12:30
    • Paint Your Own Wooden Fairy House ~ Includes one mini garden fairy and wooden fairy house & fairy face paint!  $45
  • Fri. Feb. 16, 12:30-3:30
    • Chinese New Year – “Year of the Dog” Parade Puppets, $40
  • Mon. Feb. 19, 9:30-12:30
    • Decoupage Treasure Boxes, $40
  • Mon. Feb. 19, 1:00 – 4:00
    • Decoupage Writing Journals, $40

March 2018

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  • Thurs., Mar. 8,12:30-3:30, Half Day Ridgefield
    • Leprechaun Catchers, $40
  • Fri. Mar. 16, 12:30-3:30, Half Day Easton-Redding
    • Shamrock Shakers, $40
  • Sat. Mar. 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day Art, Music & Dance Party!
  • Fri. Mar. 30 – Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Springtime Painted Pots, $40

April 2018

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  • Tues. Apr. 3 – Half Day for Easton- Redding
    • Explorations in Pastels, $40
  • Weds. Apr. 4 – Half Day for Easton- Redding
    • Marvelous Mosaics, $45
  • Thurs. Apr. 5 – Half Day for Easton- Redding
    • Mastering the Masters (canvas painting), $40
  • Fri., Apr. 6 – Half Day for Ridgefield & Easton-Redding
    • Princess & Pirates Dress-Up Theater & Crafts, $45
  • Mon., Apr. 9- Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Fairies & Woodland Creatures Art  (morning) & Theater Camp (afternoon), $45 half day, $75 full day
  • Tues., Apr. 10 – Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Jungle Safari Art (morning) & Theater Camp (afternoon), $45 half day, $75 full day
  • Weds., Apr. 11 – Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Unicorns, Rainbows & Dragons Art (morning) & Theater (afternoon) Workshop,$45 half day, $75 full day
  • Thurs., Apr. 12 – Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Kids in Space Robotics Workshop,$55 half day, $95 full day
  • Fri., Apr. 13 – Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Glow Paint Party, $45 half day, $75 full day

May 2018

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  • Sat. May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Party & Sugar Skull Painting, $35 each
  • Sun. May 6 – Mother-Daughter Teddy Bear Tea, Painted Teapots, Tea & Treats! $45 per couple
  • Mon. May 28 – No Classes, Studio Closed for Memorial Day

June 2018

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  • Tues., June 12 – Half day for Wilton
    • Wacky Windchimes, $45
  • Weds., June 13 – Half day for Wilton
    • Beautiful Birdhouses, $45
  • Thurs., June 14 – Half day for Wilton
    • Magnificent Mirrors, $45
  • Mon. June 25 – Fri. June 29 ~ Land of the Trolls (Based on characters & songs from the movie Trolls). Performance Friday, June 29 at 12 pm at the Arts & Nature School
    • Half Day Morning, 9:30-12:30pm, $275, Ages 3-12.
    • Half Day Afternoon, 1:00-4:00pm, $275 , Ages 3-12
    • Full Day, 9:30-4:00, $500 (save $50!), Ages 3-12
      • 10% sibling discount for 2nd/3rd child after paying full price for 1st child
      • Students ages 10+ up can have a part and/or act as student teachers, stage managers and assistants for younger kids which helps foster a sense of community and team work.

July 2018

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  • Tues. July 3: One-Day Workshop: Red, White & You Patriotic Crafts
    • 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00 p.m., $45 or $75 for full day
  • Weds. July 5: One-Day Workshop: Garden Stepping Stones
    • 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00 p.m., $45 or $75 for full day
  • Fri. July 6: One-Day Workshop: Dream Catchers
    • 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00 p.m., $45 or $75 for full day
  • Mon., July 9 – Fri., July 13 ~ The Mad Hatter (Based on characters & songs from the Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland). Performance Friday, June 13 at 12 pm at the Arts & Nature School
    • Half Day Morning, 9:30-12:30pm, $275.
    • Half Day Afternoon, 1:00-4:00pm, $275
    • Full Day, 9:30-4:00, $475 (save $75!)
      • 10% sibling discount for 2nd/3rd child after paying full price for 1st child
      • Students ages 10+ up can have a part and/or act as student teachers, stage managers and assistants for younger kids which helps foster a sense of community and team work.
  • Mon. July 16-Fri. July 20 ~ When I Grow Up (Based on characters & songs from the Broadway Musical Matilda, based on the book by Roald Dahl). Performance Friday, June 20 at 12 pm at the Arts & Nature School
    • Half Day Morning, 9:30-12:30pm, $275.
    • Half Day Afternoon, 1:00-4:00pm, $275
    • Full Day, 9:30-4:00, $475 (save $75!)
      • 10% sibling discount for 2nd/3rd child after paying full price for 1st child
      • Students ages 10+ up can have a part and/or act as student teachers, stage managers and assistants for younger kids which helps foster a sense of community and team work.
  • Mon. July 23-Fri. July 27: *CLOSED* for Vacation

August 2018

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  • Mon. Aug. 6-Fri. Aug. 10 ~ Welcome to the 80’s. In this totally wicked rock-meets-pop show, aspiring leather-clad rockers fight against glitzed up glam girls decked out in stone-washed denim and neon for a record deal, fame and fortune. Totally tubular songs ensure this show will be something to talk about! Performance Friday, Aug. 10 at 12 pm at the Arts & Nature School
    • Half Day Morning, 9:30-12:30pm, $275.
    • Half Day Afternoon, 1:00-4:00pm, $275
    • Full Day, 9:30-4:00, $475 (save $75!)
      • 10% sibling discount for 2nd/3rd child after paying full price for 1st child
      • Students ages 10+ up can have a part and/or act as student teachers, stage managers and assistants for younger kids which helps foster a sense of community and team work.
  • Mon. Aug. 13-Fri. Aug. 17 ~ When I Grow Up (Based on characters & songs from the Broadway Musical Matilda, based on the book by Roald Dahl). Performance Friday, Aug. 17 at 12 pm at the Arts & Nature School
    • Half Day Morning, 9:30-12:30pm, $275.
    • Half Day Afternoon, 1:00-4:00pm, $275
    • Full Day, 9:30-4:00, $475 (save $75!)
      • 10% sibling discount for 2nd/3rd child after paying full price for 1st child
      • Students ages 10+ up can have a part and/or act as student teachers, stage managers and assistants for younger kids which helps foster a sense of community and team work.
  • Mon. Aug. 20-Fri. Aug. 24 ~ The Princesses & the Pirates (Based on Irish folklore, The Legend of Sheelagh, play adapted/rewritten by Wendy Mitchell). Performance Friday, Aug. 24 at 12 pm at the Arts & Nature School
    • Half Day Morning, 9:30-12:30pm, $275.
    • Half Day Afternoon, 1:00-4:00pm, $275
    • Full Day, 9:30-4:00, $475 (save $75!)
      • 10% sibling discount for 2nd/3rd child after paying full price for 1st child
      • Students ages 10+ up can have a part and/or act as student teachers, stage managers and assistants for younger kids which helps foster a sense of community and team work.

 

To register for camps click here.

Questions? Call or email artsandnatureschool@gmail.com or (475) 215-5582.  

Upcoming Events: Glow Parties, Splatterdays, Paint & Sip & More!

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Check out our awesome upcoming activities & events we have planned for kids, teens and adults of all ages!

Black Friday Middle School Glow Party 11/24: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-friday-black-light-middle-school-glow-party-tickets-39894296916

Trial Class Week 11/27 – 12/1: https://www.facebook.com/events/129630937703599/

  • Try a class the week of Nov. 27th and get a preview of our awesome winter session of offerings in clay, 3D sculpture, cartooning, graffiti arts, musical theater, knitting and more! All classes are $20 per class. Art class students please add on an additional $5 per student for a supply fee. Winter session begins in early January and this is a great way to get a feel for which offerings are a good match for your student.

Kid’s Karaoke 12/2: https://www.facebook.com/events/254127985113486/

  • Grab the kids and some friends and join us for Kids Karaoke at the Arts & Nature School! Kids as young as 3 years old are invited to come sing- NO READING SKILLS required! As you know, kids learn lyrics of songs much quicker than they learn to read so if they know the words to a favorite song, they will do just fine! 🙂  Bring your own dinner & BYOB and prepare to be entertained by your young superstar! Each child gets to be the star as they sing their favorite Disney songs, Broadway showtunes or popular favorites. Mom & Dad can come join them on the mic if they’re a litle shy. Kid’s Karaoke is always a great time and builds self-esteem to be able to get into front of a crowd- a lifelong skill 

Kid’s Paint & Sip 12/3: https://www.facebook.com/events/501412896912463/

  • Grab your family and friends and join local artist Jessica Ventura for a festive winter-themed Paint ‘n Sip Day! We will be painting a snowman! Our talented teacher will give step-by-step instructions and you will leave with a beautiful painting. Come on out and unleash your inner artist!

Splatterday Saturday 12/9: https://www.facebook.com/events/314180119061142/

  • Your child will get to BE the painting as they throw, fling, stomp and splat paint in our portable splat room. Kids age 2+ up will get a set of goggles and a shower cap/paint cap to wear. Please dress them in clothes that can get messy and bring clothes to change into. Paintings stay here to dry- come back the next day or during the week to pick up your unique abstract creation. This is a great sensory activitiy for toddler, preschoolers and kids of all ages.

Adult Events

  • Soul Sisters Swag Night: Door Swag Making  12/1
  • Soul Sisters Swag: Take 2  12/8
  • Paint & Sip – Winter Cardinals  12/15: https://www.facebook.com/events/188455555044459/
    • Grab some wine and friends and join local artist Jessica Ventura for a festive winter-themed Paint ‘n Sip Night! We will be painting a cardinal. The bird is named for the red plumage of the male, which was said to look similar to a cardinal’s red vestments. During the courtship process, male Northern Cardinals are known to exhibit affection toward females by feeding her beak-to-beak. The Northern Cardinal is a favorite of backyard birders because of its bright red colors, joyful songs and year-round presence. Unlike many other songbirds in North America, both the male and female cardinals can sing. Usually, only a male songbird is capable of singing. When a female cardinal sings from the nest, it usually means she’s telling the male she needs more food. Our teacher will give step-by-step instructions and you will leave with a beautiful painting. Have a great night out with your date, girlfriends, co-workers and family. Come on out and unleash your inner artist!

Birthday Party Options

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Tired of the same-old, same-old? The Arts & Nature School is just the relaxed, inviting space for you and your guests! We have LOTS of party options and we’re starting to book up quickly! 

Our most popular right now is our GLOW party! It’s a DJ dance party where everything glows in the dark! Call or email for pricing and booking information. (475) 215-5582 or artsandnatureschool@gmail.com. 

Basic party package for 12 includes:

  • DJ dance music 
  • Games (freeze dance, limbo, line dances, etc.)
  • Birthday banner 
    • Bring your own cake & paper goods

Kid’s Karaoke

  • DJ dance music 
  • Games 
  • Paper Birthday banner 
  • One hour of kid’s karaoke

Art Party

  • DJ dance music 
  • Games 
  • Paper Birthday banner 
  • Includes (1) art project for 12 kids to go with your theme

Glam Party

  • DJ dance music 
  • Games 
  • Paper Birthday banner 
  • 45 minutes of glamming: hair braids, nails, glitter makeup

Glow Party

  • Glow sticks
  • Glow chalk wall
  • DJ dance music 
  • Games 
  • Paper Birthday banner 
  • Optional glow add-ons 
    • Glow Craft – beaded necklaces or glow canvas painting 
    • 25 Glow balloons 
    • Glow-in-the-dark bubbles 
    • Glow-in-the-dark face/body paint 

Optional add-ons for any party

  • Additional crafts 
  • Themed face painting 
  • Exclusive party taco menu from Prime Taco!
  • Exclusive party taco menu from Prime Burger!
  • Pizza

Here are links to photos of past parties we’ve done with our mobile DJ business, PopRox Productions:

https://www.facebook.com/poproxproductions/

Here are photos of our new my space Arts & Nature School of Ridgefield:

https://www.facebook.com/artsandnatureschool/

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