After School Arts

Spring 2016 Clowning and Character class with former Blue Man Patrick Branstetter
Creative Arts Studio with Erica Sears, fall 2016
Creative Arts Studio with Erica Sears, fall 2016










Join Chandler for after school arts enrichment classes in 2017! We will be offering unique classes for different levels and ages, elementary through high school. This season’s classes are listed below. The classes are low-cost and high quality, enlivening the building, and our communities, with inspiring activities. To register, click on the title of the class to find the registration form.

Spring 2017 session begins March. 8th, ends week of May 29th

*After School Arts participants will have a chance to perform at Mini Mud on Chandler’s Main Stage this year!

Payment plans and scholarships are available, please inquire.

Classes at Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, VT


Creative Movement & Traditional Music with Nicole Conte Stevens

Students will move, sing and share ideas through traditional singing games and creative dance activities. Instruments such as guitar, drum and tambourine, as well as stories and maps, will help us explore musical traditions from Vermont and beyond while inventing some of our own.

Wednesdays: 3:00 to 3:45 PM
Two 5-week sessions March 8-April 5 and April 25-May 24. You may sign up for one or both sessions.
Ages 4-8
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts
Cost: $50 per session

Note: Students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes for active movement.

For Wednesday classes, kids may take the bus to Chandler! Contact Emily Crosby if you are interested in this option.

Nicole Conte Stevens (a VT-certified teacher) will meet the bus outside and greet her students. Your child should bring a snack and water bottle. Youth ages 9 to 12 enrolled in Creative Theater Arts may also participate in the Creative Movement & Traditional Music class in a special mentoring role at half-price. If older students prefer not to participate in the first class, they will be asked to sit in the Esther Mesh room and quietly read or do homework; they cannot be left unsupervised outside of the room. Students enrolled in only Creative Movement & Traditional Music must be picked up at Chandler by 4 PM.

Instructor Bio: Nicole Conte Stevens has an extensive background as an educator with a focus on creative arts and environmental learning. She has a BA from Dartmouth College, MS from Antioch University New England and a Vermont teaching license. She teaches at Chandler Center for the Arts, Earth Community Nature Center, ArtisTree Community Arts Center and local schools. In 2016, she co-directed The Little Prince the play for BarnArts Center for the Arts. She performs regularly with two dance groups and strives to inspire confidence, joy, creativity and interconnectedness as artist and teacher.



Beginner Ukulele Class – with Kara Lake

The ukulele is a fun, versatile and easy to learn instrument. This introductory class will help new players learn the basics of the ukulele including uke anatomy, hand positions, basic strum patterns and chords. Come join us in singing and strumming along to some familiar songs. Ukuleles are available to buy at low cost from Guitar Sam in Montpelier VT on Main Street. If you’d like a loaner ukulele, we can try to locate some. Please be in touch if you need one.

Mondays 3-4pm
10 week session beginning March 13th (no class week of April 17)
Ages 8-12
Location: Chandler Center for the Arts
Cost: $100


Refund and Payment Policies:

  • After the first week of programming, no refunds will be provided.
  • If school is cancelled due to snow or weather, we do not provide a refund, but we will try to reschedule the class.
  • No refunds or make-up classes offered for student absences due to illness or family emergency.