River Gallery School of Art

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Basic Information

Address: 32 Main St Brattleboro, VT 05363
Phone Number: 802-257-1577
Fax Number: 802-257-1577

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Additional Information

Focus: Art classes
Director: Donna C Hawes
Schools Served: Brattleboro, Putney, Guilford, Vernon, Marlboro, WIlmington, Westminster West, Newfane, Townshend Hindsdale, NH.
School District: WSESU
County: Windham
Schedule: After school art classes
Ages: 2.5 through 18 yrs old
Capacity: 60 per week
Membership/Pricing: $345. per semester (15 weeks long)

Afternoon classes for children provide a unique opportunity to study art in a studio environment with faculty members who are working artists as well as teachers. A highly individualized program provides instruction in drawing, painting, multi-media techniques as well as mono printing and sculpture


RGS is a non-profit educational organization that offers an in-depth visual arts program for young people and adults. Founded in 1976, the school is based on the belief that each person has artistic and creative capacities, which when nurtured, will find unique and valuable expression. It is our challenge to inspire a love for art, to open the possibility of art as a vital force in a person's life, and skills necessary for artistic growth and expression. The school is located on Main Street in Brattleboro, VT. The studios are large and beautifully situated offering views of the Whetstone Brook, bustling street scene, and Mt Wantastiquet in the distance.

Program Highlights:

Classes are small, and projects which students develop individually with the instructors may be pursued several weeks, encouraging an in-depth approach and intensity of experience. Children are encouraged to express their real and imaginary worlds in a climate where trust, self-confidence and acceptance may grow. A balance is sought between preserving the child's natural creativity and providing the skills and discipline necessary for deeper expression to unfold.