Winter 2018/2019 Community Classes

We’ve closed our beautiful stone building for the winter months. But many of your favorite programs are still available at other, cozy places.

SVA Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Scholarships available to all who ask.

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Taught by Brooke Hughes-Muse, RYT

Will resume on January 22nd, in the movement studio at Bogue Hall, at Green Mountain College, Poultney VT

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm

Description: Slow Flow Yoga is a meditative flow that practices slowing down by using a slow steady breath, holding postures, transitioning smoothly, and opening gently and mindfully with the ability to move deeper into one’s body and self. Great for all levels. A limited number of mats and props available for use.

Cost:  Drop-in prices $10 for SVA Members and $11 for non-members.
Your first class with Brooke is FREE! GMC students free.

Contact: Brooke Hughes-Muse at

For information on Brooke’s other yoga classes visit


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Led by Karen Klami

Date/Time:  Usually, Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm, but, please contact Karen Klami – – to confirm time/dates/location of these sessions. Send her an email and write “SVA Script Writers” in the subject line for a faster answer. 

Description: The SVA Script Writer’s Workshop is an ongoing, weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays. The format consists of bringing in ideas for a script or works-in-progress at any stage of development, reading them aloud in a roundtable setting, and discussing the ideas/works. This is not a critiquing group, but fellow writers reflecting upon and encouraging their fellow writers in their individual works. Karen Klami will run the workshop by facilitating the discussions and working individually with each writer within the group, at their own level and experience, to develop and hone their craft.  Novices through advanced script writers are welcome.

About Karen: Karen Klami has been teaching in the Castleton University Theatre Department since 2004. Originally from NYC, where she received her MA in Theatre at Hunter College, Karen has been teaching playwrights and screenwriters since the 1990s, has won several awards for her plays and screenplays, and has had several works produced in NYC and Vermont. She presently has six eBooks of her plays, screenplays, and poetry available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Cost: A one-time registration fee of $10, plus $5 per class attended.
Contact: Karen, for any questions about the workshop, at

Complete online Registration HERE

Make payment for one-time registration fee HERE

With Dick Weis

Has moved back to the third floor of The Journal Press Building, 188 Main Street, Poultney VT

Date/Time: Ongoing every other week on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
December 12th will be the last session before a holiday break. 

Description: Join us for SVA’s bi-weekly open figure drawing sessions. No instruction is offered, but participants can practice their drawing skills working from the human figure. Ages 18+

Cost: Participants share the costs of the model’s fee, which usually comes to about $8-10 per person. The more people who come to draw, the lower the cost.

Contact: Phil at or Dick at 


Hosted by David Mook, and other special guests

Will resume on Friday, January 25th at The Meeting House, 348 Bentley Ave., Poultney VT (at the corner of Bentley Ave. and College Street, across from Green Mountain College)

Date/time: Ongoing/Fourth Friday of each month, 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm.

Description: Poets, Storytellers, Spoken Word Artists in all genres are invited to perform your own original pieces, classics, or other favorites. It’s like having NPR’s “The Moth” story hour here in Poultney. So do come to read or just to be entertained by the spoken word! Free and open to the public.

Cost: SVA Membership or Freewill Donation

Contact: David Mook at 802 -884-8052 or

To find a description of our past classes and events please go to our archive page