Spring 2018 Community Classes

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill will re-open our doors in April! Some of our classes will remain in their warmer winter locations for a bit longer, and others will start at Fox Hill. Check below for specifics.  

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

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FREESTYLE HIP-HOP  Taught by Cory Furlow

Mondays, May 7th – July 23rd
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Ages 10 and above

Description: Freestyle Hip-Hop will be an open class in which students will be able to learn the various forms of Hip-Hop.  From old school moves to the present day flow, this class will be open to any and all that want to expand their performing arts talent.  Everyone is welcome to this class!

Cody Ferlow is a 23 year old AmeriCorps service member with a passion for the environment and dancing.  He has been dancing for 8 years and has experience in multiple styles.  He studied for 4 years under Professor Laura Shepard during which time he choreographed up to 20 dances in varying styles.  Cody’s favorite dance style is Hip-Hop due to its freedom of movement and expression.

Cost: $10 for SVA members, $12 for non members, and 15$ for families that come together.
(Scholarships available to those who ask) 

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street,
Poultney VT, across from Poultney High School




MASK MAKING Taught by Sarah Elworthy

Tuesdays, April 24th, May 1st, 8th and 15th
Kindergarten-6th grade

Description: In this class we will be discovering the art of mask making.  We will learn about the cultures and stories behind masks.  We will make our own masks using different techniques.  We will enjoy the process of making with papier-mâché,  fabric, paper, and felt.

Cost: $48 materials included (Scholarships available to those who ask)

Contact: Sarah at

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney VT (Across from Poultney High School)

To register online for Mask Making click HERE

To pay online for Mask Making click HERE

FAIRIES, GNOMES & THEIR HOMES  Taught by Sarah Elworthy

Tuesdays, May 29th, June 5th, 12th and 19th
Ages 4yrs – 6th grade

Description: In this magical class we will be making our own wooden “peg people” fairies and gnomes.  We will design gnome and fairy habitats and create our own mystical worlds.  We will be using a variety of recycled materials and most importantly our imaginations!

Cost: $48 materials included (Scholarships available to those who ask)

Contact: Sarah at

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney VT (Across from Poultney High School)

To register online for Fairies & Gnomes click HERE

To pay online for Fairies & Gnomes click HERE




Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, through April 24th. (Then we move back to Fox Hill in mid-May…. see more details below)
Room 10, Bogue Hall (the movement studio) Green Mountain College. Thank you to GMC for sharing their warm space with us! 

Cost: $10 for SVA members and $11 for non-members. 

Brooke’s regular Slow Flow yoga will move back to Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill starting Tuesday, June 5th, from 5:00-6:00pm.
There will be several sessions:

Session 1: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17 (Six classes)
Session 2: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 (Four classes)
Session 3: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 (Five classes)

To register online for Session 1 click HERE

Description: Taught by Brooke Hughes-Muse, RYT, 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. Limited number of mats and props available for use.

Payment options:  You can pay with a credit card online, or pay with cash or a check when you come to class.
If you pay for classes one at a time, the drop-in rate is $11 for SVA members, and $12 for all other community members.
If you pre-pay for a whole session at once, there is a discount. For Session one, the rate is $54 for SVA members and $60 for all other community members (that’s $9 and $10 per class, respectively)

To pay online for Slow Flow Yoga click HERE

Contact: Brooke Hughes-Muse at

For information on Brooke’s Saturday morning yoga class, in Pawlet, email or visit

NEW! RESTORATIVE YOGA ~ a stand alone yoga class with Brooke – limited to 10 participants. Sign up soon!

Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 pm, May 15th, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill. 

Restorative yoga is designed to help you find physical, emotional, and mental relaxation with the aid of props. It brings the breath and the body back into center by practicing stillness for extended periods of time. The poses offer the body the opportunity to linger quietly … and longer. The props help to maintain balance while giving you the benefits of deep, passive stretching. Poses are held anywhere from 2-10 minutes and the use of props is encouraged to make each pose as comfortable, while as beneficial, as possible. Perfect for beginners, those who are unable to move quickly from pose to pose, and anyone interested in bringing the body, breath, and mind back into alignment during a gentle practice.


Cost: $13 for SVA members and $15 for non-members. 
Contact: Brooke Hughes-Muse at

To register for Restorative Yoga click HERE

To pay online for Restorative Yoga click HERE



GUITAR CLASSES with Dave Burns

The 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, April 25th, May 23rd and June 20th

Age range: All

Skill range: Beginner through Expert

Suggested Donation: $10, $5 with high school/college ID

Summary: This group guitar class will focus on improving skills and understanding method in a fun and supportive learning environment. Students will learn classic and contemporary songs as introductions to new techniques, concepts, and styles. Anyone interested in learning how to fingerpick, play jazz chords, sweep-pick arpeggios, or become a better player in general is welcome to come. B.Y.O.G.

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. main Street, Poultney VT, across from Poultney High School

Contact: Dave at

Here’s a link to Dave playing guitar:
(Bonus – you get to see photos of his dog Myla too!)



Has moved to the 3rd floor of the Journal Press Building, 188 Main St., Poultney, during the colder months. 

Date/time: Ongoing/ Every other week on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
2018 schedule: Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2, 16 & 30. 

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



David Mook

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

NEXT ONE: Friday, April 27th at SVA Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney (across from Poultney High School)
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 public.
Cost: SVA Membership or Freewill Donation
Contact: David Mook at 802 -884-8052 or


script being proofed

Photo by Karen Klami


Date/Time: Please contact Karen Klami – – for the 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


NEW! SATURDAY SESSIONS – See more on the events page by clicking HERE.



Date/time: Sunday evenings, the third Sunday of each month, 5:00-6:30pm.
Resuming at Fox Hill on Sunday, May 20th , 5:00pm

(Because of unsafe travel conditions our April 15th Meditation Circle was cancelled.)

Description: Guided by Howard Banow.

The Circle is for those who might wish to get started meditating, to reconnect with lapsed practice, or to bring their own regular spiritual experience into an environment where they can inspire others, find mutual support, and, perhaps, develop new angles of vision. For beginners  the first half hour will be devoted to techniques and understanding for getting started. Overall, there will be the opportunity to use the vibration created by  music to create an atmosphere for sharing the spiritual aspects of meditation with some talk and then a period of sitting together in silence. The circle will close with any questions or experience that participants may choose to share.

Howard Banow has had a long and deep training in meditation and the philosophic tradition of Jainism from India. He was the personal secretary of his Indian guide and music and administrative director of an active meditation center in NYC and has been inspired by many mystical traditions. His is an open way and he hopes together we can create something nourishing as we explore the art of meditation.

Chairs for sitting are available. For those who wish to use the floor, please bring cushions, blankets, mats, etc.

Cost: There is no fee, but a free will donation to SVA is welcome ($5)
Contact: Howard at

Howard Banow 













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