Teen Classes | Fall 2023

Because we are a member-supported center for the arts, a non-refundable Family Membership of $75, valid from September 1 through August 31, is required to enroll in all activities (exceptions are noted and include all workshops) and will be pro-rated to $40 for activities beginning after March 1. The Family Membership may be tax-deductible and allows Darlington to maintain facilities, provide excellent administration, care for our instruments and studios, and fulfill our mission to provide Every Art for Everyone.

Visual Art

Fantastic Fibers & Mixed Media  **Delayed start - Now starting Tuesday, December 5**
Ages: 11-17, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Go on an upcycling adventure each week! Explore creative ways to re-use clothing, linens and household goods to create art dolls, jewelry, weavings, and more! You'll be amazed at what you create!
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Fall Session 2: November 28 – January 30, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 12/26/23
Price Before/After Oct 6: $243/$255
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Pottery by Wheel & Hand  **Delayed start - Now starting Tuesday, December 5**

Ages: 11-17, Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:45pm (Session 1) / 5:30pm-7:00pm (Session 2)
Have you enjoyed taking Play With Clay or Paint and Clay Works? Have you always wanted to learn how to work the wheel? If your answer was YES, then this class is for you. Learn the basics of wheel throwing and continue creating amazing clay creations by hand.
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan

Fall Session 1: September 12 – November 14, 2023 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/17/23
Price Before/After Aug 25: $243/$255
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Fall Session 2: November 28 – January 30, 2024 (9 weeks)
**Session 2 class time will be 5:30pm-7:00pm (additional 1/2 hour)**
Skip Dates: 12/26/23
Price Before/After Oct 6: $291/$306
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Teen Studio Art

Ages: 11-17, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Develop your visual arts skills and complete individual projects in a social classroom environment. With guidance and instruction from our professional teaching artist, you may develop technical skills in drawing, painting, illustration, design and more. Complete personal projects with expert assistance or build a portfolio of works for school and beyond.
Teaching Artist: Erika Matyok

Fall Session 1: September 12 – November 14, 2023 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/7/23
Price Before/After Aug 25: $291/$306
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Fall Session 2: November 28 – January 30, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 12/26/23
Price Before/After Oct 6: $291/$306
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Pieces of Portraiture  **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 11-17, Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:15pm
Take a closer look at the individual parts of our faces that make us all, well . . individuals! Through direct observation and step by step templates and tutorials, sketch along with Teacher Kaity, as you learn to develop your studies into realistic drawings of the human face. From studying facial features to looking at our faces as a whole, learn tricks in creating realistic proportional drawings while using a variety of materials including- cut paper, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils and paints. You'll use these different mediums to create a variety of drawings and paintings ranging from black & white to expressive color, that captures the detail and shapes of the art of portraiture.
Teaching Artist: Kaity Dempsey

Fall Session 2: November 30 – February 1, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 12/28/23
Price Before/After Oct 6: $243/$255
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Dance

Beginner Ballet/Tap for Teens & Adults
Ages: 15+, Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Have fun with no experience required! An ideal class for beginners, this semester class will teach you the basic movements and vocabulary that are the foundation for classical ballet and tap. You will build core strength and flexibility in a fun and encouraging environment.
Teacher: Emily Ackin O'Mahoney
September 12, 2023 – January 30, 2024 (17 weeks)
Skip Dates:  9/19/23, 11/7/23, 11/21/23, 12/26/23
Price before/after Aug. 25: $364/$383
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Leaps & Turns Technique for Teens  **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 14-19, Tuesdays, 8:00pm-9:00pm
Want a dance class with a particular focus? Looking to improve your dance technique? This semester class will focus on the dance technique of leaps and turns. Come join like-minded teen dancers in a creative, safe environment to improve your technique.
Teacher: Emily Ackin O'Mahoney
September 12, 2023 – January 30, 2024 (17 weeks)
Skip Dates:  9/19/23, 11/7/23, 11/21/23, 12/26/23
Price before/after Aug. 25: $364/$383
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Drama

Dungeons and Darlington - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 10-14, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:15am

Calling all aspiring game designers! Explore the vast and wonderful world of RPG (Role-playing Game) creation. Work together as a class to create an original tabletop RPG. From creating characters, settings, gameplay loops, etc., learn how to keep your game engaging!
Teaching Artist: Dave Ebersole

Fall Session 2: December 2, 2023 – February 3, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 12/30/23
Price before/after Oct 6: $221/$232
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