Workshops: Progressive & Traditional Art/ Creative Living Classes

Open to all life-long learners!

Woodworking Class: Make a Cajon

8 Week Enrichment Series :

Build a Cajon

Nick handcrafts fine furniture and custom guitars in Westminster VT 


His high energy and passion for what he does will be sure to captivate kids as he gives an intro to woodworking that is skill based with the goal of a finish project.
Ages 11+

Mondays 10-12

A Cajon is a percussion instrument that originates from central america. Appearing to be little more than box at first glance, the cajon's beauty and power come from itsy simplicity. When played well, a cajon can provide an entire rhythm section for a fireside jam. When played poorly, a cajon can still round out a musical session. When not played at all, a cajon makes an excellent lamp stand that invites conversation, "Hey friend, what's with that unusual lamp stand?"

Weeks 1- 2 Will be about rhythm and percussion instruments. Little jams and listening exercises.

Week 3 will be extensive shop safety and proper machine respect.

The remaining 5 weeks will be the design and construction of the drums

Tuition: $350 CSArt Members
             $375 Non- Members 

Biuld A Cajon

Creative Writing : Write Out Loud
w/ Charity Houghton

Write Out Loud:A Creative Writing Workshop for All Writing Voices

Invite spring with your creative voice. All writers and beings curious about creative writing
warmly welcomed. We will explore our writing voices through a myriad of prompts and mindfulness exercises, while co-creating a safe and delightful space for sharing and encouraging.
Whether you’re a published writer or someone who wants to meet the writer’s soul within for the first time, you have a voice. Come write out loud!

Bring a journal, a few pens/pencils, anything portable that feels sacred and inspiring, and
most importantly your voice.

6-Week Series — Sundays, March 18 - April 22. 3:00 - 5:00
Cost: $150.00 CSArt Members
$180.00 N...on-Members (Including some use of creative materials)
Ask about bartering options that can be used to partially off-set cost.

*Payment in full reserves your place.

Write Out Loud Payment

About Your Fearless Facilitator: Charity M. Houghton is a freelance writer for publications

such as Monadnock Table, a singer-songwriter and poet, and a long-time writing instructor. As

a writing instructor, Charity combines the wisdom of creative greats such as Anne Lamott and

Albert Flynn DeSilver with her own experience in the writing life and as a mindfulness

practitioner. As a song circle leader, Charity is excited to inspire and feel inspired! Most of all,

Charity brings a deep passion for creating a warm and inviting place for creative souls to come

together and let their voices be heard.

Spring Cleanse Program

is the time of the Liver....A great time to cleanse!

Come join us for this comprehensive 6 week series that will help you reach your optimal health. Each week a Healing Arts Practitioner will be presenting their modslity that will support you in your personal cleansing experience.

* Nutritionalist * Breath work

* Herbalist * Massage

* Energy work * Yoga

* Practical Techniques & Strategies                                                            to support cleansing experience!

Whether you have been cleansing for years or this is your first time...we welcome you to come share this in experience with the camaraderie and support of others who are on the same journey! We will not be telling you how to cleanse- trust your own intuition or speak with your health care professional to choose the best approach for you....We will be offering many techniques that will complement whatever method you choose. We will have many healing arts professional coming to share their experience and knowledge with you to help you along the cleansing process. Our goal is gentle self-care, that will help restoring balance in mind, body and spirit .

If you are unable to commit to the entire 6 week series, you may choose to attend the individual days that best suit your needs.

When: Saturdays 9-3pm

March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5

Daily Schedule:

9:30am Opening Circle/ Check-in with the group

9:30-10:30am- Guided Meditation/Grounding Activity with presenter

10:30-12pm – Practical informational session of the weeks topic

12-1pm A healthy cleansing food share- Potluck of fresh, raw fruits/veggies/ smoothies, A great way to share healthy food ideas, cleansing food treats/teas, and recipes.

1-2pm Activity- Practicum: Making preparations, doing an activity or exercise that could be repeated at home. This could include healing face masks, cod liver packs/ soaks, making herbal preparations, learning breathing techniques, self- massage, mantras, etc.

2-3pm – Closing Circle. Questions & Support time. Making goals and plans for the following week.

Cost : Full 36 hr. Series

Members: $200.00 Non-Members: $250.00

Individual Sessions $50.00

See website for full session descriptions and practitioner bios....Coming Soon!

Please RSVP quickly as space is limited!

[email protected] or 603-558-4142

Cleansing Series Payment: 

PTA Meeting : Parents Talk Academics


I documented my entire college experience using a portfolio to illustrate my self-directed learning. I love the creative, individual style you can encompass in this format. This is currently how we document our homeschool learning – I would love to gather with other homeschool families to share experiences, ideas and techniques to do these…and have fun…so we want to do them! : )

Create a Homeschool Portfolio
Talk with other homeschooling families
Share Ideas & Get Artsy
Realize That Your Not Crazy!
Or- At Least That Your Not Alone!

Ladies Groove

Starts in February!

Come Get Down, Hang Out, Rise Up, Throw Down, Laugh Out Loud… or just sit and sip some tea- or wine! 

Ladies Social/ Dance Party!!
Bring some music to share- Inspirational, makes you want to laugh, cry or just get funky and dance!

2nd Sunday of the month 7-9pm

Find Your Groove... Jam Instructions

Improvisational Groove Sessions 

Start Date TBA

1st and 3rd Thursdays 4-6pm **Suggested donation of $10-25-

Jam Instruction:

Learn to improvise musically! There is nothing more pure or innocent than a musical conversation. All voices will be heard!

Bring the instrument of your choosing and an open mind…. Learn how to blend sounds to create a dynamic Jam.

 1st & 3rd Thurs. of month: 6-8pm 

Cost: CSArt Members: $15.00 Non-Members. $20.00

Vision Boards

Creating a vision board is one of the most powerful ways to manifest the life and emotions you want to create in your world. When you take the time to internally visualize what you want to manifest and then create an external representation of that which you will manifest it provides you with an excellent tool to support manifestation. Clarifying goals and dreams and supplying an energy that creates momentum towards the future you will have. 
Join me in an afternoon of visualizing and creating a vision board to hang in your home. I will share the vision board I made 7 years ago that still hangs on my wall and which has helped every single image I chose to be a reality in my current life.  

Intro to Conversational Spanish

Intro to Conversational Spanish
This 8 Week Enrichment Series is being held in two sessions.

Jan 18-March 8 (Thursdays) 

1:30-2:30 at Common Vision or
3:30- 4:30 at Unity Elementary School
Ages 7-12

Barbara Davis has taught Spanish classes for 30 years. She has lived and worked in both Central and South America and has a deep love and passion for the Latin American culture. She has lived in NH for thirty five years and has shared that passion with homeschoolers and in public and private schools. Her classes are interactive, conversationally based, and most of all - fun! She uses art, music, games and conversation to involve the students and inspire confidence in language learning.

Cost: $70 CSArt Members
          $80 Non- Members:

Spanish Class Payment

Elk Drum Building Workshop 
Jane E King

Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, “I know you’re tired, but come. This is the way.” – Rumi


Have you been wanting to make your own shaman drum?

Join in a day of peace, creativity and ceremony ​as you create your own Elk Medicine Drum.

Medicine is spirit power. Guided journey to the spirit of Deer will deepen your process. Ceremony is used to instill your personal energy, your medicine into your drum, creating a healing tool, a beautiful instrument ​as well as a piece of art. This is a peaceful healing event.

The sacred process of making your own personal medicine drum immerses you deep into your primal self, touching parts of you that may have... been hidden in this lifetime. You make tactile contact with the animal through its hide, with the sacred wood hoop, with the water, air, earth, fire, and all relations involved in this immersion. Your heart has a knowing. Does it call you into this process?

Cost: $265.00 CSArt Memebers $295 Non-Members for the day-long workshop. This price includes all materials and instruction. Register early; there are only 13 spots.

A $125 non-refundable deposit is required. Balance due the day of the workshop.
Registration and deposit due by Feb 24 and can be made below or at Jane E Kings Website. 
For more about Jane E, King, visit her website

Elk Drum Class Payment

Your heart knows the way.

When you become accustomed to opening your heart,

trusting and allowing – divine providence moves mountains.

JaneE King is Creator and Founder of Medicine Drum LLC whose mission is to facilitate positive life changes for people and animals.

She has been facilitating Medicine Drumä shaman drum building workshops and sacred drum circles since 1997.

In 2016 her guides nudged her to embark on a personal life change. JaneE left life as she knew it to travel the country blessing waterways and earth sites. Letting go of most of her personal belongings and her home, living from Source /Divine Guidance from Spirit of Water and others, she is a living model of Letting Go and Letting God/Goddess. Getting out of the way. Allowing Divine Will to lead.

Many of her water blessings and wisdom teachings from the water can be viewed on her YouTube channel.

She is a Certified Brennan Healer, a Certified Hypnotist, Ordained Minister, Earth Ceremonialist and Educator with over 20 years experience teaching and practicing energy medicine, intuition, drum making, ceremony and more.

For two years, 2014 and 2015 she produced and hosted a community access television show, New Earth LIFESTYLES, originally on MPTV in Manchester NH. Now viewed on her YouTube channel – .

Offering individualized healing sessions, primarily remotely, JaneE is at your service. She is a strong heart-centered conduit of healing and change for you and your family. Including your four legged family.

Distant / remote healing is available.

Contact 603-731-1646 cell/text or [email protected]


Community Song Share   

Community Song Circle — A Monthly Gathering of Musical Souls

Bring your songs and tunes to share in this musical circle!
All voices and instruments welcome.
Share original music or music composed by others that’s been inspiring you. Each month, we will gather to share and listen deeply. When the mood strikes, singing/playing together might
arise as well. This is simply a place for all musical spirits to join and feel immersed in music each month. Where we go from there is a lovely mystery.

1st Sunday of the Month, 5:30 - 7:00 Beginning February 2018

Please contribute as generously as you’re able to keep make this gathering a success.
Suggested monthly donation of $10-25 

Additional donations or barters are gratefully accepted.

Yoga in the Yurt!

Yoga w/ Elizabeth Burnel 6 week Series   Dates TBA

 $70 members/ $80 Non-Members  (For the series.)  $15 Drop-in

My Name is Elizabeth and myself and my two boys reside in Alstead, NH, where I also have a small Yoga and Reiki Studio.  I have been practicing yoga for a little over 15 years, but was certified to teach yoga close to 5 years ago.  I am now working on my third 200 hr yoga training.  I absolutely love teaching yoga and believe greatly in the healing powers of yoga on your mind, body and soul.  When teaching yoga I also use the healing of Reiki when I do adjustments or simply walking pass students.

I look forward to meeting all of you :)

Yoga Class Payment

Sewing for a re-purpose!

Re-purpose Grain Bags Into Usable Totes with Sarah May 

March 3rd 



Cost : $30.00 CSArt Members 

$35.00 Non-Members

If you own animals, whether they're chickens, dogs, goats, etc, you may have noticed the relatively recent transition in feed bags from paper to plastic. While they're better for the company due to less damage and loss, they're worse for the environment. No longer can these bags be recycled, composted, or burned. The plastic versions are now headed straight to the landfill because there are no local transfer stations that are equipped... to properly recycle these bags. However, this makes them GREAT candidates for repurposing!

Let's turn those empty feed bags into durable shopping totes!

Please bring with you:
Scissors suitable for cutting woven plastic (Some will be available)

A sewing machine you're comfortable using (some will be provided on a first come first served basis)

Medium Weight Woven Needles (some will be available for use)

A clean bag with imagery of your choice (optional)
Polyester Thread to go with bag (optional)

What will be provided:
Clean feed bags of assorted images to choose from (one per person for class, extras will be available for sale/trade after class)

Handle options

Polyester thread of assorted colors

Bring a snack to share : ) Coffee & Tea will be provided!

Sewing Class Payment

"Thanks for the Inspiration"

           Soap Making 

In this you'll learn the skills and techniques to begin making soap at home!  You'll be given a step by step guide to help build confidence in your newly learned skill with all the key information and safety precautions to be sure your efforts are a success.  We'll be making a batch of Cold Process Soap and you'll bring home a sample. 

A materials fee of $10 is required.

There will be a soap making kit available to purchase so you can begin right away while the information from the Workshop is still fresh in your mind. 

Date: TBA

25.00 Non-members
15.00 Members
+ 10.00 Materials Fee