Home-school Programs at NECM

Art Studio & NEW! Theater Programs

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Ages 5-8 Art Studio Class Schedule:
Select Mondays 10:00 - 11:30 PM

Parent Drop off time: 9:45 am-10:00, Parent pick up time: 11:30-11:45.

Parents and guardians must sign in at time of drop off and show photo ID upon pickup.

Upon registration, please include names of people authorized to pick up your child. 


All art studio classes at NECM are based on the elements and principles of art and will be taught

by a retired art educator, Lori Little. Lessons are developmentally appropriate, engaging and allow

for individual, creative expression. We encourage you to sign up your child for the entire month as

the art lessons are designed to take 3 to 4 weeks to complete. 

Masks and social distancing will be required and the CDC recommendations for indoor

activities will be strictly enforced.


September 14, 21  2020     Ages 5 to 8    “A STARRY NIGHT”         collage /paint

Children will look at the art work of Vincent van Gogh with a focus on his “Starry Night painting.

Using a variety of fun craft papers, students will create their own starry night in their own neighborhood,

incorporating their own home, trees, swing sets and other special objects in their yards and

neighborhoods. A starry, swirly sky will be painted using tempera paints.


October 5, 12,19, 26  2020    Ages 5 to 8    “HENRI MATISSE STILL LIFE”      paint

Children will look at the colorful, bright artwork of French artist, Henri Matisse with a focus on his

beautiful patterns and still life paintings. Students will practice drawing patterns and will learn what

a still life is. A few fun still life arrangements will be set up for children to draw and then paint, using bright colors and patterns.


November  2, 9, 16, 23, 30   2020   Ages 5 to 8    “CREATIVE STITCHERY”

Children will be using colorful yarns in different sizes and textures to weave and stitch onto a piece of burlap. Different stitches and techniques will be demonstrated for students to try. Buttons, beads and other embellishments will also be offered.


December 7, 14, 21   2020    Ages 5 to 8  “EDWARD HICKS, PEACEABLE KINGDOM”

Children will learn about Edward Hicks, the American folk painter, also a Quaker minister, who did a series of paintings called ,” Peaceable Kingdom”, based on the lion and the lamb existing together peacefully in a wild forest with other animals. Students will learn how to draw and cut out a variety of animals to place together in one picture. Fun, wild animal print papers will be used.  Yarn, googly eyes will be added for details.


Ages 8-12 Art Studio Class Schedule:

Schedule TBD

Select Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 PM



NEW!! Theater Classes

Ages 5 - 11 Theater Class Schedule:

Select Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 AM


September 15, 22 Ages 5 - 11 THEATER GAMES

Join us for a fun and imaginative introduction to Theater! Students will learn a

series of classic theater games that will not only introduce them to acting, but help stretch

their imaginations and grow their confidence. 


October 6, 13, 20, 27 Ages 5 - 11 PETER AND THE WOLF

Students will learn the benefits of working as an ensemble as they explore this classic story.

At the end of four weeks, students will perform selections from the play to be recorded and

emailed home to be enjoyed with family.




NEW!! Theater Classes

Ages 12 - 17 Theater Class Schedule:

Select Tuesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM


September 15, 22 Ages 12 - 17 MONOLOGUES

Explore theater in a socially distant world. What better way than with monologues! Students will receive one on one coaching from a professional actor on a monologue of their choice. 


October 6, 13, 20, 27 Ages 12 - 17 DISTANCED SCENE WORK

How would some of your favorite scenes from films look if the characters couldn't get near each other? We will be exploring just that in this new take on performance in a socially distant world. 


Cost: $10.00 per child, per class.

Monthly registration encouraged.

Actor Sam Smith teaches Home school Theater classes at

the Carousel Museum in Bristol

Retired Educator Lori Little  teaches

Home school Studio Art Classes at

the Carousel Museum in Bristol


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

PLEASE READ COVID-19 Admission requirements

Wed - Sat. - 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

Tours every day at Noon & 2:00 PM

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