Children’s Art and Yoga Classes

Children’s Classes April Vacation Week at The Jaffrey Civic Center


The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce some classes for school age children during April vacation week.


Local Rindge artist, Shana Brautigam of “Rooted in Clay” will be offering a Hand-building Pottery Class for children ages 5-14 during April School Vacation week. The class will be held Monday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 20th from 10:30 to 12 noon in the upstairs art classroom of the Jaffrey Civic Center. Materials will be provided by the instructor. The cost is $42. Space is limited to 12 students. Shana Brautigam owns and operates “Rooted in Claypottery studio in Rindge. She has been creating pots there and teaching classes since 2003. Shana specializes in hand-built, wood-fired pottery.  She often uses leaves, ferns, and tree bark to press into the clay, creating beautiful, nature inspired, one of a kind pieces. Shana creates a variety of functional work, including mugs, bowls, teapots, vases, etc. She also makes clay instruments, such as horns, ocarinas (whistles), didgeridoos, and xylophones. Shana teaches a number of pottery making classes at her studio in Rindge, and sometimes goes into school to lead special artist residency programs. Her pottery is available locally at Hannah Grimes in Keene and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough. To see more of Shana’s work, please check out her website at: or on Facebook. 


On Tuesday April 19 & Thursday April 21 from 11 am-2 pm, Paula Brisbois will host a Strong Girl’s Yoga Program for girls ranging from ages 10-14.  The program will consist of a basic yoga practice, brown bag lunch (byo) and crafts.  The fee for this program will be $55. There will be a minimum of 4 participants for this program to run and a maximum of 12. Participants should bring a yoga mat, water, and lunch.  Paula Brisbois is a native of Ashburnham MA.  She has had a love of yoga for many years and attended the Frog Pond Yoga Teacher Training program in Princeton MA in 2005.  She has also had training through Childlight Yoga of Dover NH.  She currently is an Occupational Therapist for the Winchendon Public School system and has been teaching an afterschool yoga program.


The deadline to register for either class is Wednesday, April 13th. (Register by Monday, April 11 and receive $10 off the class!) Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center for more information about the classes, or to sign up, call us at 532-6527 or via email:

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