Online payment options are now available. Buy Now buttons are located under each class. They apply for any session.  You can still pay by check or cash. Send a check to The House of Colors at 667 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02446

All classes meet for 9 weeks. We are closed when Brookline schools are closed. Please call 617-365-5625 or email muhlbaum@mac.com for more information.

During the school year, I am flexible with drop off times as I know many of you are coming from different school districts. You are welcome to drop your child off as early as 2:45 pm or as late as 3:30.

Friday class hours run differently for elementary school students since Brookline schools let out early.Please check the schedule.

 

Monday 3-5 pm

Studio Arts for ages 7+ with Michelle

Session I FALL: September 11-November 13 (closed October 9, Columbus Day)

Session 2 Holiday Season: November 20-February 5 (closed Dec 25, Jan 1,school vacation, Jan 15 MLK )

 

In this class we explore a variety of art forms such as drawing, painting and sculpture.
Students learn essential techniques while their own individual creativity is encouraged.
Cost $300    Materials Fee $40






Fiber Fun with Hailey 9+

 Session I FALL: September 11-November 13 (closed October,Columbus Day)

Session 2 Holiday Season: November 20-February 5 (closed Dec 25, Jan 1, school vacation, Jan 15 MLK )

Hailey Peirce is a graduate from Mass College of Art. She majored in fiber arts, but has a strong background in all the fine arts as well. Haley has been working in our summer program and we are so pleased to have her join our school.

In this class we explore a variety of fiber based mediums. Students will learn how to weave, embroider, dye, needle felt, and create projects that cross and combine these genres as they become comfortable with them.

Cost $300    Materials Fee $40





Fashion Classes: Tuesday and Wednesday

Fashion is taught by two instructors Michelle Muhlbaum and Mimi Barnes. In addition to Michelle’s fine art background, she has taught fashion illustration, fashion sketching and fashion industry classes at Newbury College, Framingham State College, Mount Ida College and created a Pre college fashion program for the Art Institute of Boston. She designs her own one of a kind hand bags and has created her own printed fabrics.

 

Mimi Barnes has a BS and MS in elementary education with a teaching background that spans over 25 years. Not only has she taught many arts and crafts classes and sewing classes, her talents led her to many special programs. In one such award winning program, she worked with high risk high school students to complete their studies and to find valuable work. She has taught preschool through upper grades. Mimi is now studying painting as well.

 

Watch this video from this Spring’s Student Fashion Show

Tuesday 3-5pm

Advanced Fashion Design
and Construction for ages 12+

Session I Fall:  September 12-November 7 

Session 2 Holiday Season : November 14-January 16(closed Dec 26,school vacation)

 

 

This class is open only to students who have experience working with a sewing machine. In this class the students work with Michelle on perfecting their skills in figure drawing, croquis design, and concentrate on clothing details.  Mimi will focus on more advanced projects in apparel using the machine and hand sewing. Students create their own patterns and designs.
Cost $300    Materials Fee $40





 

Wednesday 3-5pm

Beginning/Intermediate Fashion Design
and Construction for ages 9+

Session I Fall: September 13-November 8

Session 2 Holiday Season : November 15-January 17(closed Dec 27,school vacation)

 

Michelle will teach fashion illustration and sketching. Mimi will work with the students in hand sewing and some basic and advanced sewing machine projects.  This class introduces beginning  students to what is expected of them as future designers. They will learn how to draw “croquis” or fashion figures and create story board designs.  Basic hand sewing and construction will be turned into projects such as handbags, skirts and bolero jackets. Our Intermediate designers will work on more advanced projects that include creating their own patterns and designing their own collections as they work towards being more independent.
Cost $300    Materials Fee $40






 

Thursday 3-5pm

Studio Art ages 9+

Session I Fall: September 14-November 9

Session 2 Holiday Season : November 16-February 1(closed thanksgiving, Nov 23, Dec 21, 28 school vacation)

In this class we explore a variety of art forms such as drawing, painting and sculpture.  Students learn essential techniques while their own individual creativity is encouraged.
Cost $300    Materials Fee $40
 





 

Friday 3-5pm

Laid Back Fridays for Teens (High School Students only)

Session I Fall: September 15-November 10

Session 2 Holiday Season : November 17-February 2(closed thanksgiving, Nov 24, Dec 22, 29 school vacation)

Wind down the busy week in the art studio.  This class is designed for the older student to work on independent projects  in art, design, fashion design and portfolio preparation.
Cost $300    Materials Fee $40





Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Fiber Fun & Knitting with Hailey & Nancy  11+

Session I Fall: September 15-November 10

Session 2 Holiday Season : November 17-February 2(closed thanksgiving, Nov 24, Dec 22, 29 school vacation)

In this class we explore a variety of fiber based mediums. Students will learn how to weave, embroider, dye, needle felt, and create projects that cross and combine these genres as they become comfortable with them. This class also offers students the opportunity to learn basic knitting skills. Projects will vary depending on the students experience with knitting.

Cost $330    Materials Fee $40

(If you need to drop your child off at 2pm, please email Michelle, muhlbaum@mac.com and I can arrange to be in the studio if necessary.)

Hailey Peirce is a graduate from Mass College of Art. She majored in fiber arts, but has a strong background in all the fine arts as well. Hailey has been working in our summer program and we are so pleased to have her join our school.

 

Nancy Michel, is a gifted goldsmith and knitter. We are delighted to welcome her into our school.





 

Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm

The Studio Arts ages 8 +

Session I Fall: September 16-November 18 (closed for Yom Kippur September 30)

Session 2 Holiday Season : December 2 -February 10(closed thanksgiving weekend Nov 25, Dec 23, 30 school vacation)

 

In this class we explore a variety of art forms such as drawing, painting and sculpture.  Students learn essential techniques while their own individual creativity is encouraged.
Cost $300    Materials Fee $40




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