Classes for Children

All classes are held in the Hamilton Center for the Arts unless otherwise notified.  

16 Broad Street, Hamilton, New York 13346

To register, please contact Kathy Herold 

(315)368-4453 OR

Beginner Chinese Brush Painting

Dates: Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28

Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Price: $150 for 4 weeks + $25 material fee

Instructor: Donna Lamour

(for KIDS & ADULTS!)

1st class: Discussion of history and culture of Chinese brush painting, discussion of the materials in the kit, demonstration and practice of holding and loading the brush, demonstration and practice of line/stroke by painting wild orchid leaves and blossoms. 

2nd class: Discussion and demonstration pertaining to Chinese brush painting composition. 

3rd class: Instruction and practice plum trees - branches and blossoms. 
4th class: Instruction and practice of the Chrysanthemum - flowers and leaves. 



Multi-Arts Program
Winter/Spring 2020   

Classes begin Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Classes in arts offered after school.
All students will be bused from Hamilton Central School to HCA.

Pay what you can. Sliding Scale.


Classes Offered:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

3:00pm - 4:15pm or 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Painting, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Recycled 2D & 3D Art,

Print making, Art Exploration & More!

Register Here!

Multi-Arts Registration Form

SAORI  Weaving Workshop

Date: TBA

Time1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost: $75 plus $20 materials fee

Instructor:  Karen Pardee, Serendipity SAORI Studio

Class Size: Maximum of 5 participants

No experience is necessary!

Saori is the Japanese art of hand-weaving founded by Misao Jo over 40 years ago. Saori weaving places more emphasis on creativity and free expression than technical skills. There are no rules or samples to follow, and no mistakes - only possibilities!


Saori weaving is like painting with yarn; skipped warp threads, irregular selvages, playing with color and texture, all add to the spontaneity of Saori handwoven cloth. We admire these irregularities as the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity.


The looms will be set up and ready for students to begin weaving after a brief introduction and demonstration. Students will take home the cloth they weave!


Students should bring an open mind and willingness to explore!

Hamilton Center for the Arts 

16 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY
phone: (315) 368-4453