SPRING 2019 Community Classes

We are getting ready to open Fox Hill in mid-April. Some classes, like yoga and figure drawing, will probably stay at their warmer winter locations until May. Check the details below.

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

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Taught by Sarah Elworthy

Dying fabric for kids


Tuesdays April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th



Join us for this fun-filled class where your child will get to experience dying fabric with four different methods. Each week we will experiment with a new style of dying. We will learn how to batik, use natural dyes, paint directly on fabric with dye and us the shibori method. Your child will learn the origin of each process and create one of a kind keepsake originals!

Papier-Mâche exploration. 


Mondays May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th and June 17th



In this class, the children will be making whimsical sculptures from recycled materials and papier-mache as well as learning how to make bowls. The children will get the opportunity to make a plan for their work and turn it into a 3-dimensional design.

Scholarships are available

If possible please sign up a week in advance!

Feel free to pass this along to anyone else that may be interested!

Contact Sarah Elworthy 855-1744 or for more information

Taught by Brooke Hughes-Muse, RYT

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:  $12 community/$11 SVA members 
Your first class with Brooke is FREE! GMC students free.

From Brooke:

Happy spring!

We will have our regular class on Monday, 3/25 at GMC from 6-7 pm and Tuesday, 3/26 at GMC from 5-6 pm as usual. Please see below for April.

  • Mondays: Flow Yoga from 6-7 pm at Green Mountain College Bogue Movement Studio – $5 for community members
  • Tuesdays: Slow Flow Yoga for SVA from 5-6 pm at Green Mountain College Bogue Movement Studio – $11 SVA members/$12 community (GMC staff and faculty = $5 and students = free)
  • Thursdays: Slow Flow/Flow Yoga from 9-10 am at Makoto School of Martial Arts (Fair Haven) – $12 BEGINS 4/11
  • Saturdays: Slow Flow/Flow Yoga from 8-9 am at Pawlet Town Hall   – $12  *on 4/13 this class will be held at the library instead*

I will be holding Mama and Me again in May.

I am considering Wednesday mornings from 5:30-6:30 AM for an early class at the Pawlet library. As of now, this is NOT scheduled. I need at least 5 people to communicate interest in order to hold class.

I still have 6-class discount cards available for purchase. You can use them for any class except the Monday night $5 class.


Brooke Hughes-Muse, CD, CLC, RYT
Tree Song Vermont


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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

Artists are asked to bring their own drawing materials and share the cost of the model.

The schedule is January 16th and 30th, February 13th and 27th, March 13th and 27th, April 10th and 24th, and May 8th and 22nd.

Contact: Phil at or Dick at 



Bogue Hall at Green Mountain College
(The Movement Studio on the lower level)
Fridays, February 1 – March 22
5:30 pm
$12 drop-in or $75 for 8 weeks. (Free for GMC students)
Dance Improv class is about the exploration of spontaneous creative movement. The class will introduce a broad range of movement improvisation techniques and structures that guide the dancer in creating their own “movement vocabulary”. Topics for consideration include: what can dance do?  Invent a structure. Dance as a form of translation. Dance tells time. Moving into temporality. Surface v.s. internal mechanisms. Drumbeat. Figuring out how to do things with people.
No experience necessary.
Contact: Erika Lawlor Schmidt 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