Holidays at the Arts Center

Want to create magical memories with your family? Be sure to include the Arts Center in your holiday planning. Whether you want to create a unique holiday gift, spend a fun afternoon with your kids, or enjoy a festive night out with friends, mark your calendar for these upcoming holiday events.

Nov
1
Thu
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)
Thursdays, November 1 & 15
5:00pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Create a simple clay nativity set using basic hand-building techniques. You will build your figures (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and Manger) in Week 1, then glaze your pieces in Week 2. Your family will treasure this sweet holiday keepsake!

Register here

Nov
13
Tue
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals)
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals)
Tuesdays, November 13 & 27
5pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

**Disclaimer – obviously this is NOT a picture of clay kings and critters. It’s a placeholder. Real picture coming soon!**
 
Your nativity set isn’t complete with the adoring magi and faithful manger beasts. In this two-week workshp, students will have the opportunity to create three ‘supporting’ characters, choosing animals, kings, or a combination of figures! The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time! 
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 

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Nov
18
Sun
SNS – Reindeer Lights
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS - Reindeer Lights

Starry Night Studio: Reindeer Lights
Sunday, November 18 | 2pm to 4pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Oh no! This mischievous reindeer seems to have gotten himself into a bit of a pickle while decorating for Christmas!

In this class, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions to help you create your own whimsical Christmas painting. Artists ages 7+ may paint unaccompanied. Younger painters should bring a supportive adult.

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Nov
25
Sun
SNS – Merry Christmas Car
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SNS - Merry Christmas Car

Starry Night Studio – Merry Christmas Car
Sunday, November 25 | 2pm to 5pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

This painting captures so many Christmas memories of loading up the family car and heading home for the holidays. The words at the bottom can be substituted for your family’s name – or omitted entirely. Grab a friend and join us for a festive evening of painting. No previous experience required!

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Nov
26
Mon
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals 2)
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals 2)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals 2)
Mondays, November 26 & December 10
5pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

**Disclaimer – obviously this is NOT a picture of clay kings and critters. It’s a placeholder. Real picture coming soon!**
 
Your nativity set isn’t complete with the adoring magi and faithful manger beasts. In this two-week workshp, students will have the opportunity to create three ‘supporting’ characters, choosing animals, kings, or a combination of figures! The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time! 
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 

Register here

Nov
28
Wed
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family 2)
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family 2)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)
Wednesdays, November 28 & December 12
5:00pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Create a simple clay nativity set using basic hand-building techniques. You will build your figures (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and Manger) in Week 1, then glaze your pieces in Week 2. Your family will treasure this sweet holiday keepsake!

Register here

SNS – Starry Snowman
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Starry Snowman

Starry Night Studio – Starry Snowman
Wednesday, November 28 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist

With its van Gogh-inspired background, this may be the most artistic snowman you’ll ever create! But don’t be intimidated – no previous painting experience is required for this fun, laid-back class. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. 

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Dec
4
Tue
SNS – Christmas Candles
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Christmas Candles

Starry Night Studio: Christmas Candles
Tuesday, December 4 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Martha Robertson

Created by Danville artist Martha Robertson, this painting captures the mesmerizing beauty of a flickering Christmas candle. We’ll be working on a 12″ square canvas, making this the perfect small accent for your holiday home decor. 

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Dec
9
Sun
SNS – Stockings by the Fireplace
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SNS - Stockings by the Fireplace

Starry Night Studio – Stockings by the Fireplace
Sunday, December 9 | 2pm to 4pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…
 
This is a fun and flexible painting. You can easily personalize this painting with your family’s names and change the patterns to suit your preferences.

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Dec
19
Wed
SNS – Mixed Media Christmas Tree
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Mixed Media Christmas Tree

Starry Night Studio: Mixed-Media Christmas Tree
Wednesday, December 19 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Inspired by the popularity of last year’s mixed-media nativity, we’re working on a Christmas tree design that will incorporate painted pages from a hymnal, cut and arranged into the shape of a tree. Final details and image forthcoming so save the date! 

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