3/17/2020  Update: Creative Arts classes and in-person lessons are suspended through April 7.  Please check back or email office@weteachcreativearts.org


In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy, our office staffing is extremely limited.  As such, email is the recommended method of communication.  We will do our best to answer your questions and concerns within two business days.


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Alicia Gray

A passionate and creative educator, Alicia's teaching goal is to help students of all ages develop their own artistic voice and embrace their creativity. 


Diana Martocchia

"Through observation, experience and reflection ... I encourage students to celebrate and value their unique selves; thus activating their
distinctive voice and expression of communication through their artwork." 


Laura Root

Laura has a Masters in Teaching Art PreK-8 from Salem State University and has loved teaching art to children and adults since 2005.

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Art Teachers

April Vacation Theater Program

Registration is Open! DRAFT



April vacation week is Monday to Friday, April 20 - 24, 2020.



Programs are for students ages 5 - 13.

Extended Day is available from 8am to 5:30pm; details below. 

WEEK OF FULL DAYS  $365 / Sibling $328.50 (Select this rate on registration page)

  • 9am-4pm, includes a 1-hour lunch break with staff and active playground games.​

SINGLE HALF DAYS  $50 each (No sibling discount)

  • Morning, 9am-12pm or Afternoon, 1pm-4pm

  • Students staying the whole day are included in the 1-hour lunch break with staff

To Register: Through our online system and we accept phone or in-person registrations during business hours. Click on any "REGISTER NOW" button to enroll.

We offer a 10% Sibling Discount on siblings registering for a Week of Full Days during vacation weeks. Please email  director@weteachcreativearts.org or call the office so we can register with the discount, 781-942-9600.

Accessibility: We welcome students of all abilities and learning styles. Our facility is accessible via ramps at the Lowell, Sanborn and Woburn Street entrances. 

Volunteer Teen Assistants: We are seeking Assistants (age 13+) for all summer programs. Please call 781-942-9600 for more info. 



 1   Watercolor

Learn basic brush techniques to load up with bright colors and create work based on O’Keefe’s and other artists paintings of nature.


 2   Oil Pastels

Create a dreamy landscape inspired by Chagall’s work with brightly colored + dense oil pastels.



 3   Marvelous Manga

Students will learn fundamentals of creating Japanese anime characters of their own vision and design (facial features, figure drawing, proportion) and work on developing storylines for making manga (Japanese-style comic).


 4   Animal Folk Art 

Most popular class!
Bring your pet’s photo or choose from our collection of animals to draw then paint with acrylic onto canvas as inspired by folk art.



 5   Make Plushies!

Design + create your own stuffed animal plushie. Learn the blanket stitch or use glue and add details like eyes, hair, accessories and personality.


 6   Warhol Printmaking

Carve stamps for printing out of styrofoam and use a roller with brightly colored printers ink to create bold animal portraits Warhol-style.



 7   Pointillism with Acrylic

See for yourself - up close and from far away - how the work of Suerrat's pointillism can inspire your own work of art using acrylic paint. 


 8   Mini Masterpieces 

Learn about work of the masters, then paint your interpretation of Picasso, Monet, or your choice with acrylics onto canvas.



 9   Recycled Wild Creatures

Using recycled findings like containers, cardboard tubes and paper, create an imaginary creature to paint and take home.


 10   Story Illustration

Learn basic drawing techniques, listen to a story, then illustrate whatever inpires you:  characters, landscape, or even what happens next!

We offer a 10% Sibling Discount on siblings registering for a Week of Full Days during vacation weeks. Please email  director@weteachcreativearts.org or call the office so we can register with the discount, 781-942-9600.

April Vacation 2020 Program Details​


What Students Bring and Wear

  • Half day students must bring a water bottle and a peanut-free snack. 

  • Students staying the whole day are included in the 1-hour lunch break with staff

  • Full day students must bring a water bottle, 2 small snacks and a lunch, all peanut-free.

  • Bottled water and snacks are for sale in the office for $1 each.

  • No refrigeration is available; please pack sufficient "blue ice" for food safety.

  • Weather permitting, we will go outside for snacks and lunch and stay in shady areas.

  • Students must wear closed toe shoes and clothing that can get painted, splotched and messy. No flip flops.

  • Students are not allowed to use phones or electronics during class. 


PLEASE NOTE: If your student has a food allergy or must have medication available during the program, please contact the office at 781-942-9600.

Arrival and Departure

  • Classrooms open for students 10 minutes before program start.

  • Parents/caregivers must walk their student into and out of class.

  • Parents/caregivers must sign students in and out on the attendance sheet.

  • If your student is a walker or will be arriving or leaving with a person other than the primary parent, please send a note with your student.

  • If your student will arrive more than 15 minutes late, please call the office.


Extended Day 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up via Google Form.

  • Fee covers all siblings and is a flat rate, not sold by the hour)

    • 8am-9am: $10

    • 4pm-5:30pm: $16 

  • Activities may include art projects, games, puzzles, books, prop or costume making, etc. Students may be picked up in the CA office or the Art Studio.

  • If you will pickup your student more than 15 minutes early or late, please call the office at 781-942-9600. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us!

We're happy to help! 781-942-9600.


Phone 781-942-9600

Email office@weteachcreativearts.org


25 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867

Enter at rear of building (behind Reading Town Hall, at 32 Lowell St/Rt. 129.

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