Children's Programs

Scholarships are available for all

Village Center for the Arts Programs 

Toddlers - 1st grade
Mud Puppies
This is an introduction to kiln-fired clay for little artists. Students will learn various sculpting techniques. They will experiment with texture, shape, and design to make usable pieces of pottery.
3 & 6 Years Old -Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Course runs 6 weeks. $99 per student


Ages 7 - 17

Club Mud

After School Fine Art Programs

VCA offers classes covering a wide range of art media and artistic skill sets. Simply pick a day and a class to get started! Club Mud classes run in 6 wk cycles.

Kids can take the bus from New Milford Schools! Scholarships available to many in this economy! Give your kids a well-balanced brain!! 


Click here for a list of Club Mud Class information



Ages 7- 17

Emerging Artists - Saturday Clay Sculpture 

All levels of ability accepted.

Students are encouraged to create works of art of their own design from influences in the world around them.


The goal of this class is to develop a set of sculptural skills that will allow children to work independently as artists in the clay studio. Ambitious & unique sculptural works are encouraged but will require registration for multiple session with parent approval.

Class includes glazing.


Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00. Three-week sessions run throughout the school year - $99** per child, per session.

**Clay and firing additional.

Ages 5 - 8

Club Mud Clay Sculpture

4 - 5:30

Learn clay basics while making fabulous projects out of real kiln-fired clay with fun and exiting instructions!! $160 for 6 weeks.

Private Pottery Lessons

Ages 3 - Adult
Private wheel lessons are available for individuals, couples and small groups. Lessons are sold for 2, 4 and 8 visit packages.

For more information call to speak to one of our instructors.

Ages 7 - 17
Home School Pottery

This is comprehensive course in throwing on a pottery wheel and developing hand-building skills. Students learn to complete projects of their own design using the most effective methods. The goal is to allow students to become self-sufficent potter's and sculptors, able to use all aspects of the pottery studio on their own.

8 week course Day: Thursday; 9:30 - 12:00. Please call for start date
$275 per student (Max 10 students )


Age 10 - 13
Tween Nights
Special Monthly Art Event for Tweens ONLY!
Create 1 to 2 finished projects! Great way to make friends, create art and eat pizza & ice cream sundaes!
Fridays; monthly; 6:00 - 10:00
$40 in advance, $45 at the door.
Follow us on FB or call for dates.


All Ages

The Unexpected Artist

Free art related homework help
Kids have a model to make for science class? A diorama to create for Social Studies? Or a poster to draw or a sculpture to build for homework?

All supplies are free when you are working in our Open Studio. Our Studio Artists are here to offer guidance and assistance if you need it. FREE! They can take the bus from school! Donations are accepted but not required!



Free Art related homework help. Kids can make their art homework with our help

Unexpected Artist Youtube Video

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