Full service yarn shop. We sell oodles of yarn and accessories as well as fibers, spinning wheels, books and patters. Lessons and classes are available. Table people always welcome.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5, Wednesday 7-9 Learnin Night, Thursday, Knit-in-Night 7-9 p.m.
Also by appointment, Come and join our friendly circle.
Early American decorative and folk art classes, primitive portraits, fracturs, faux finishes, reverse glass, theorems (paper/velvet), bronze powder stenciling, country tin, gold leaf, folk art projects and more. Water colors, oil acrylics. Small classes, experienced teacher. Beginners-advanced, all ages. For more info please call: Jinny O’Brien.
A world of fiber at your fingertips, along with needles and notions, many varieties and shapes. A full service, bright and friendly shop located in downtown Putnam. We offer yarns from many companies in fibers that range from cotton to cashmere. Our shelves are stocked with all the colors of the rainbow! Drop-in assistance available free every day. Also offering knitting and chrochet classes.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Carriage, Horse drawn weddings, horse and wagon rides, horselogging, draft horses, driving lessons and recreational services. Raise American Cream and Belgian horses and Shetland ponies.
The Hampton Recreation and Community Activities Commission is made up of nine members and three alternates. Offerings at this time are:
Community theater, offering staged play readings several times a year.
Community celebrations such as, Labor Day concert, Halloween pumpkin-carving, a Memorial Day barbecue and entertainment after the parade, and December caroling for elderly residents.
The Little River Music Series, consisting of 4-6 concerts a year, ranging from classical to rock.
Yoga and exercise classes.
Art and fiber arts classes, including quilting, dyeing and photography.
Youth and family recreation events such as bike rides and nature walks.
Most activities take place at the Community Center and surrounding grounds. Please see the Community Center webpage on this site for times and dates. Activities are publicized on this website, in area newspapers, and in the Hampton Gazette. If you wish direct email notification, please request by sending your email address to the email address below.
All activities are organized and staffed by vounteers. If you would like to volunteer, and if you have suggestions for an activity, or event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ultra destination spa for fitness, message, escape, relaxation, beauty services, nutrition, daily activities and fitness and weight loss programs.
Sawmill pottery is a working studio for the community, offering classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
The open studio is available to anyone who has taken a class at Sawmill Pottery. Packages and memberships are available.
Also available for special events and will assist in planning a custom designed, original and creative event.
Hours: Vary by season, please check our website for current hours.
Spiral Arts Programs and Events
Ceramics for kids Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30
This class is designed for children 10 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction with tools and selected non-toxic glazes included. Participants will learn to use hand building techniques such as slabs and coils. Participants will also be introduced to the pottery wheel. All lessons are open ended and focused on the process so children are free to stretch and explore. Price $200 all materials included.
Ceramics Class Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30
A perfect class for beginners and enthusiasts ages 14 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction and open studio access with tools and selected glazes included. The goal for this class is to give participants an overall understanding of the medium and is focused on the process. Projects and lessons are tailored to individual interests: Hand building, pottery wheel, surface decoration, and sculptural approaches. Price $200 + $25 Material fee that includes first bag of clay and glazes
Ceramic Workshops Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30
Ceramic workshops are two sessions long and no experience required. They have short term goals and are focused on hand building techniques. Make your own planter, soap dish, and other functional or decorative objects for your home or as a personalized gift to loved ones. All materials are included. Price $45 all materials included.
Paint Nights Every third Saturday 6:00 – 9:00
we’ll be there to facilitate this fun and engaging night out. One of our resident artists will show you step by step how to turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece! No experience required! ($30 per participant) Talk to us about private events and parties! Price $30 all materials included.
Kids Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 6:30
Open studio is a free class open to children 10 and up. There are painting, drawing, and ceramics activities set up for participants to play and explore. Pottery wheels will only be allowed if the child has taken the eight week ceramic for kids class. Price: Free
Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 8:30
Open Studio is a free ceramic class for the community (14 y/o and up). We have plenty of reconditioned clay to be wedged and used for hand building and wheel thrown. No experience required. Price: Free
ARTIQUE where all ages can create art! We believe that everyone is an artist that anyone can paint, draw and create art. It is our mission to help you find that inner artist, the one that is buried by life and responsibilities. Try it, see how it feels and leave with a feeling of “what else can I do”?
ARTIQUE now offers studio art classes for all ages beginning at age 3 with our Mommy/Daddy & Me Creative Playtime workshops, to after school and summer arts enrichment classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults! We of course also offer painting for fun events with step by step instruction on Friday and Saturday Nights as a great night out with friends. ARTIQUE is also proud of the fact that we have given back to the community with our FUNdraising events and will continue with our “Paint for a Purpose” events for organizations all over NECT.
Last year ARTIQUE also launched a new venture of painting with your pets! PAWTIQUE, offers the opportunity for owners and pets to paint a beautiful painting together! Look for events in the area or make a private appointment with your pet!
ARTIQUE studio began in 2012 as a “paint bar” style studio, and two moves later has grown into a full art studio with classes for all levels and abilities. We offer small class sizes in drawing, watercolor, sculpture, cartooning, mixed media art, and more. Artique is excited to continue to add classes in other mediums in the future!
Our classes are small, we offer individual attention where people can work at their own pace and comfort level. Creating Art is not just about the product, but it is the process of creating that reaches beyond the paper and canvas. When you are creative it reaches a part of you that go far beyond the moment. Creative thinking can have an impact on your life in so many ways!
Independent community bookstore serving the University of Connecticut and northeastern Connecticut. Large carefully chosen selection of books including children’s, fiction, regional, poetry, cookbooks, art and more. Ongoing art exhibits. Locally handmade cards and jewelry. Music. Readings and Talks. Adjoining the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and Le Petit Marché.
High Flying Fun!
10 world class Olympic style trampolines
A qualified staff provide affordable lessons from beginner to expert levels.
Birthday or company parties for up to 40 participants.
Featuring a full complement of overhead safety harnesses, end decks and pitch pads.
Provides an intense, disciplined low impact workout.
A unique art center, located in downtown Putnam, which is on a mission to support the local art community. Please check the website for upcoming exhibits and events.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Arts Center East is home to a rich artistic community. We value our Artist Members, and we invite you to visit our Artist Members page. We are a place where visual artists from across the state and beyond exhibit and sell their work through juried shows and member exhibits. Unique creations of pottery, jewelry, wood crafts, and other gifts made by local artisans fill our year-round gift shop and annual holiday sale. Musical and theatrical performances delight audiences of all ages, and our classrooms are pulsing with the joy of artistic discovery. We are the heart of the arts east of the river.
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) has history of providing community based programs for over 35 years. In 2014 the University of Connecticut partnered with the Town of Mansfield, ultimately transferring administration of the program. The Community School of the Arts currently offers individual and group music lessons/ensembles, Suzuki guitar and violin classes, visual arts programs for children and adults, visual arts summer camps for children, and the annual community Nutcracker production! In addition to programs with the CSA, the Mansfield Parks and Recreation department offers introductory dance classes for children and adults!
The CSA is proud to be opening a new facility “Lenard Hall” next fall at the intersection of Rtes. 275 and 32 in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.