The Art of Workshops

We are thrilled to announce a series of workshops to be held as part of our Extended Spring Semester. These workshops will be offered on Thursdays, April 29-May 20, from 11:15-1:15 for ages 10-18. A different workshop each week! Individual workshops are $20 each, but if you buy three – you get one free! Scroll down for info on each week’s workshop.

Thursday, April 29:

With Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux

Paul Heroux first entered the political scene in 2012 when he was elected as the State Representative from the Second Bristol District, Massachusetts, eventually being elected the Mayor of Attleboro in 2017. A lifelong Attleboro resident, Paul holds two Ivy League master’s degrees from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s from the London School of Economics. Paul had a “viral” moment when he took a 12-day road trip across 24 states and Canada with his dog Mura, who was dying of cancer.

In this workshop, learn how politics and creativity intersect, and how to pursue a path as a politician!

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 20 @11:15-1:15
  • WHERE: Centenary United Methodist Church
  • WHO: Ages 10-18
  • COST: $20/workshop or buy three, get one free! Choose the “bundle” option for this deal!

Click here to register (Click on the event in our calendar to register!)


Thursday, May 6:

With Valley Breeze Editor Ethan Shorey

Ethan Shorey has been reporting for The Valley Breeze newspapers for 15 years, becoming the company’s lead editor in 2017. He has committed to a career in local journalism, working to create a sustainable model where critical and award-winning news coverage on issues that matter to people is not lost, keeping misinformation and disinformation from running rampant. This effort extends to his work as a volunteer advocate with the News Literacy Project, which has a goal of helping students and adults be smarter news consumers.

In this workshop, students will learn how creativity and journalism intersect, and how to take steps into a journalism career!

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 20 @11:15-1:15
  • WHERE: Centenary United Methodist Church
  • WHO: Ages 10-18
  • COST: $20/workshop or buy three, get one free! Choose the “bundle” option for this deal!

Click here to register (Click on the event in our calendar to register!)


Thursday, May 13:

Led by Sandy Churchill

Sandy Churchill is a homeschooling mom who has created over 40 classes for homeschoolers. She has taught enrichment classes for the past 19 years and directed her town’s elementary school enrichment program for the past 9 years. She teaches “paint night” events for teens, adults and seniors, as well as library and birthday paint parties for children. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Communications from Stonehill College and her M.A. in Professional Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She worked as a part-time journalist for over 25 years, and her most recent project is a quarantine comfort children’s book, And the Peepers Peep On, available from the author and on Amazon.

In this workshop, students will paint one of three available paintings. Upon registration, students will be invited to vote on which painting to do for the workshop. Students will leave with a completed painting in hand.

  • Option 1: Dandelion Wishes! Celebrate spring with this lively dandelion painting! Ideal for all skill levels, students will learn some fun techniques and brush strokes 😉
  • Option 2: Sunset Snowscape Say farewell to winter and welcome warmer days as the snow melts! A little patience required, but well worth the effort!
  • Option 3: Magical Lake Create a rainbow of reflected light amid the waves in late afternoon sun! Learn brush techniques for showcasing color on water and sky!
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 20 @11:15-1:15
  • WHERE: Centenary United Methodist Church
  • WHO: Ages 10-18
  • COST: $20/workshop or buy three, get one free! Choose the “bundle” option for this deal!

Click here to register (Click on the event in our calendar to register!)


Thursday, May 20:

Led by Laura Jenkins

Laura Jenkins is a singer, voice teacher, musical director and choral conductor.  She has a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Massachusetts.  She had the pleasure of directing three previous Mainstage shows with A Work In Progress Productions (Illuminate): The WizMary Poppins, and White Christmas.  She also conducted High Notes choirs and taught vocal techniques classes.  She is currently directing Hello, Dolly! at Barrington Christian Academy, where she was the choral and musical director for three years. 

She maintains a private voice studio out of her home as well as serves as a worship team musician at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Providence.  She has appeared locally with the Providence Singers.  Previously, she was a voice faculty member at the Springfield Community Music School.  She has also appeared with the Arcadia Players, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, Commonwealth Opera and the Keene Chorale and Orchestra. She joins us now, years later, to bring back a popular workshop that she last led in 2016: how to pick the best song for your voice and nail it on audition day!

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 20 @11:15-1:15
  • WHERE: Centenary United Methodist Church
  • WHO: Ages 10-18
  • COST: $20/workshop or buy three, get one free! Choose the “bundle” option for this deal!

Click here to register (Click on the event in our calendar to register!)

Comments are closed.