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About Area Arts

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Area Arts is a local mobile - arts organization led by Vandy Leigh. Vandy has a Masters of Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning, Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University in Boston. She teaches students of all ages from pre-school through all of adulthood.  She is passionate about teaching pre-teens and teens. Vandy says, "Middle and High School students are the perfect art students.  They are curious and  want to learn new things, but once they learn the "right way" they aren't afraid to push the limits and take their art to whole new levels."  In addition to visual arts Vandy is a storyteller.  See her work in the Storytelling section of this site.

What we offer

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 Our courses are as flexible as you need them to be. If you aren't sure where to start contact us. Some of our favorites are: Beginning drawing, 3D assemblage and mixed media, mask making, collage, origami and book making.  For art reluctant adults we offer "Healing your creative spirit." and "Art Play Date for Adults." See the SoulCollage section for exciting ways to express yourself on many levels.  If you are interested in a class but the class subject isn't listed here contact us.  We also tailor classes for your group's specific needs.   

Our Vision

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  • We support everyone in the exploration of their creative potential, from the excited and curious to the hesitant or terrified.
  • The purpose of art education is not simply to educate artists but to nurture creative thinkers and innovative members of society, of all ages, across all disciplines.                ~Vandy Leigh

Upcoming Classes

 These are the classes I will be offering at Creative Community Space in Epping. To register click on "Class Registration" at the top right of this site.

 If you don't  see a class that you would like to take please let me know.  I can design something for you or refer you to another Teaching Artist.

I also design programs and parties for special occassions.  I am mobile and can also visit your location.  Send me an email for more information. 

School year, on-going Mondays

Art Club

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St. Epping, NH

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School year, on-going Mondays

Art Club

  

Come meet other art enthusiasts! We will learn skills, find our artistic voices, learn about the power of art and look for ways to use our...

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3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St. Epping, NH

First Saturday of the Month Feb - May

SoulCollage® Open Card Making

10AM - 12PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St. Epping, NH

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First Saturday of the Month Feb - May

SoulCollage® Open Card Making

 

Come make cards in community.  If you have taken a SoulCollage® workshop, at Creative Community Space or elsewhere, you are familiar with t...

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10AM - 12PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St. Epping, NH

2/14/2020

Recharging Your Caregiver Batteries

9AM - 12:30PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St., Epping, NH

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2/14/2020

Recharging Your Caregiver Batteries

Are You Living in the Sandwich Zone?
Are you working full-time and manage a household as well?
Do you feel used up? Do you feel worn out?
Ha...

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9AM - 12:30PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St., Epping, NH

3/4, 3/11, skip 18th, 3/25

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St. Epping, NH

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3/4, 3/11, skip 18th, 3/25

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

 Come learn the basics of acrylic painting from subject choice through completion.  This is an introduction class, no need to worry if you d...

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Creative Community Space 218 Main St. Epping, NH

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Register for Art Classes/Art Workshops

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Click "Class Registration" on the top of the website for registration instructions

(The left hamburger menu on mobile)

Check back often New Classes frequently added!

FAQs

Can I send a check? 

Yes! See Registration instructions on the top of the home page under "Class Registration."


Is Vandy Leigh a "real" art teacher? 

Vandy Leigh has a Master's degree in Education and has been certified to teach  art to grades K-12 in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 


Does Vandy Leigh own Creative Community Space in Epping?

Vandy Leigh is the Creative Community Developer of CCS.


What if I don't see a class I want to take? Can I suggest one?

Yes, by all means!  If Vandy doesn't teach a class you are interested in she will refer you to someone who does.

Contact her  by email be

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