(Chambersburg, PA…)  The 2015 Mommy & Me Creative Drama and Art Sessions, as part of Capitol Theatre Center’s Creative Kids @the Capitol program, will begin on St. Patrick’s Day – March 17.

The classes will take place in the Wood Center Event Space located on the second level of Capitol Theatre Center at 159 S. Main St. in Downtown Chambersburg, PA.  The classes will be on Tuesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am according to the session schedule below.  Starting this year, there are three sessions of classes with three classes per session.  Pre-registration is required at least a week prior to the start of each session.  Description of classes below.

Pre-registration is accepted for one, two or all three sessions.  The cost is $15.00 per child per session. The accompanying adult is free…Mommy, Daddy or Grandparent is welcome! An occasional small supplies fee may be requested.  We welcome our new Mommy & Me teacher, Nicole Troup. (Bio and contact info below and photo attached.) To pre-register, Call the Capitol Theatre Center Box Office at (717) 263-0202x 201.

Capitol Theatre Center is located at 159 S. Main St. Downtown Chambersburg, in Franklin County PA.

Participants are asked to enter through the rear entrance of Capitol Theatre Center off of Washington Street.    Directions and other event information are available at http://thecapitoltheatre.org/ or by calling the Box Office at (717) 263-0202 x201.  The Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  Stay connected and like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/capitoltheatrecenter or sign up on our web site for email notices.




March 17: “Lucky Clovers”

Every kid loves finger/hand painting! We’ll learn about St. Patrick’s Day while we create a four leaf clover created with our handprints.


March 24: “Spring is Here!”

Join us as we learn about spring time and what happens to trees as they change and blossom.

We’ll then create a blossoming tree out of popcorn and enjoy a little snack as well!


March 31: “Easter Egg-stravanganza!”

Join us for Easter egg dying and our annual egg hunt in the Capitol Theatre.




April 7: “Fun with Glow in the Dark Paint!

Every child loves to see things glow! Join us as we play and dabble around using glow in the dark paint!


April 14: “Artsy Umbrellas”

Umbrella painting has become an annual event for us at the Capitol Theatre.

Join us to paint your own umbrella to use in the rainy month of April.


April 21: “Who Would Have Thought We Could Paint With Celery?”

As flowers begin to bloom, let’s learn an unconventional way of painting colorful flowers

using a celery stock.




April 28:  “Lions, Oh My!”

Let’s learn about lions, where they live and what sound they make. Then let’s use our handprints to create a painting of a lion.


May 5:  “Mommy’s Little Monkey”

Let’s celebrate the Mommy in our life by making her a card with our signature handprint that

turns into a monkey.


May 12:  “Elephant Art”

Elephants are magnificent creatures! We’ll create our very own elephant paintings using simply

our hands and tempera paint.



INTERVIEW CONTACT INFO:  Nicole Troup   nickillustration@gmail.com 717-331-1003 www.nicolesoilportraits.com

Instructor, Nicole Troup, lives with her husband and two beautiful children in Greencastle, PA. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has been teaching art classes to children/youth/adults for seven years. Her passion is in art and teaching so she loves to share that joy of creating with others, especially children and youth.

Nicole’s experience includes teaching children’s art classes, art camps and adult classes in Maryland and Pennsylvania at Howard’s Art Store & Frames, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Chambersburg  Area Council for the Arts, among others.

Aside from her teaching career, Nicole is also a commissioned portrait artist, creating custom portraits of pets and people for local clients. Some of her clients include doctors, pet owners and Summit Health of Franklin County, who recently commissioned her to paint their retiring CEO, Norman Epstein. She also recently finished painting the portrait of former Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett, which will be showcased in her future solo art exhibit, called The Faces of Pennsylvania.

Nicole’s work has been showcased in a number of exhibitions in Maryland and Pennsylvania such as the Mercersburg Academy, Mansion House Art Gallery, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Washington County Arts Council and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, among others.  More about Nicole Troup at www.nicolesoilportraits.com