Teen Classes

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.

Winter/Spring 2024

Visual Art

Pieces of Portraiture  **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 11-17, Mondays, 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

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/27/24
Price Before/After March 3: $216/$227
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Introduction to Costume Design (Teen Edition)  **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 11-17, Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:45pm
Immerse yourself in the world of costume design. Learn how to read a script like a costumer and create a practical costume plot. Apply your skills to design costumes for a “virtual” production, plus create stage-worthy costumes all while learning the basics of sewing.
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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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

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $243/$255
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Pottery by Wheel & Hand  
Ages: 11-17, Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
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

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 10 – June 5, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $291/$306
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Dance

Vinyasa Yoga  **NEW CLASS**  
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! While Hatha yoga focuses on one pose at a time, with rest in between, Vinyasa yoga (also know as flow) strings poses together to make a sequence. Classes are 60 minutes and are designed for all levels. The instructor will provide various options throughout the class to accommodate varying skill levels.
Teaching Artist: Melissa Hanigosky

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
5/27/24
Price: $180
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Hatha Yoga - All Levels  **NEW CLASS**  
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! Hatha yoga focuses on posture and breathing techniques, traditionally to channel vital energy source. In Sanskrit, Hatha translates to force. The practice involves breath, body, and mind. Classes are 60 minutes of breathing, yoga poses, and meditation. The instructor will provide various options throughout the class to accommodate varying skill levels.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Vogel

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11, 2024 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price: $203 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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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 and Griffin Horn

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13, 2024 – June 8, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price before/after March 3: $196/$206
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Summer 2024

Visual Art

Teen Studio Art
Ages: 11-17, Mondays, 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: Kaity Dempsey

Summer Session 1: June 17 – July 8, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $130/$136
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Summer Session 2: July 15 – August 5, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $130/$136
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Drama

Comic Book Creation - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 13-17, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Learn how to craft a comic book story, create great characters, the ins and outs of the industry and tips for breaking in—all from a published comic book author. You'll explore the process of making comics from start to finish - story creation, story boarding, world building, etc. Bring your ideas and creativity to this exciting new course offering here at Darlington!
Teaching Artist: Dave Ebersole

Summer Session 1: June 18, 2024 – July 9, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after May 31: $79/$83
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Summer Session 2: July 16, 2024 – August 6, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after May 31: $79/$83
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Dance

Beginner Ballet for Teens & Adults
Ages: 14+, Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
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: Crystal Burnett

Summer Session 1: June 26, 2024 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates:
None
Price before/after May 31: $86/$90 
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Summer Session 2: July 24, 2024 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates:
None
Price before/after May 31: $86/$90 
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**Check back for future additions to our Summer Class Offerings in Dance**


Music

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