Center for Arts Fall Classes and Events for Children

Dance Parties and Arts Events planned

Press Release

Monthly Music Party
Beginning September 28th, 10 to 10:45 AM

Monthly Dance Parties for preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers with Jill Thompson will be held on the last Friday of each month from 10 to 10:45 AM, at Whipple Hall, 429 Main Street, New London. Cost is $10 per class for one child and their caregiver. While children sing, listen to music, play, and move to music, they will learn basic music concepts and develop essential music skills such as beat competency, singing on pitch and understanding rhythm. These skills will become the foundation of future music study and a life-long enjoyment of music. This class will include music-based stories, playing rhythm instruments, exploring the sounds our voices make, singing, dancing, and creative movement activities. For more information visit

Painting Nature with Watercolor for Kids
October 2 to October  23, 3 to 4 PM.

Join artist Debbie Campbell as you explore the shapes and colors found in the natural world. Have fun learning about the ways of the Impressionists painters as we experiment with different techniques for creating with watercolor paint. This classes for grades 2-5 and meets once a week for four weeks beginning October 2 at Whipple Hall, 429 Main Street, New London. Cost is $40. . For more information visit

A Treasure Trove of Tales, told by Simon Brooks
Wednesday October 10, 3:15 to 4:15 PM

This Free Youth Art event takes place at Trace Library, 304 Main St, New London. Award-winning British storyteller and author Simon Brooks, who will enliven your ears and imagination with traditional tales of treasure. A man steals treasure found in a cave, guarded by King Arthur; a young woman battles a dragon and gets riches and her own castle; a peddler travels to London looking for treasure he had dreamed of; and a girl collects pine cones only to find treasure. These European stories will be brought before you by the masterful storyteller Simon Brooks with his voice tricks, animated characters and his bodhrán drum. You will be amazed by how many characters Simon can bring to life in your mind’s eye. For more information visit

Instrument Petting Zoo   Saturday, October 18, 3:15 to  4:15 PM

This Instrument Petting Zoo with Joan Ebbeson at Whipple Hall, 429 Main Street, New London, offers young children an opportunity to see, touch, hear, and play the instruments! This program provides a unique, free opportunity for children to deepen their understanding of music, and encourages future enjoyment and participation in instrumental music.
Cost: FREE! For more information visit