Fall Classes 2020

Material fees are paid directly to the instructors in class - Thank You.


Plein Air Classes


New Class Added!
Out & About for Adults
Terry Kole
Thursdays, October 15 - 29
10 AM - 12 Noon (3 classes)
Let's get outside while the gettin' is good to sketch, draw and paint. Join local illustrator Terry Kole to discover the wonderful nooks and crannies of the quaint Village of Wickford! Bring your camera, favorite drawing and waterbased mediums to create works in your sketchbook and on paper. Terry will assist you with planning your piece using good design techniques and teach you the best practices with your tools.  This is a great class for beginners and folks who love to sketch and paint outdoors with like-minded people.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$90 Members   $125 Non-members
Fall Plein Air Watercolor
Joan Croce
Tuesdays, September 8 - 29
9 AM - 12 Noon (4 classes)
This class is designed to help us create paintings that capture a “sense of place” not often found while painting from a photo. Through simplifying our focus, value sketching, and using a limited palette, we can get closer to achieving an atmospheric painting while minimizing the challenges of painting “en plein air”. Each week, a different location will be chosen from the lovely views in and around Wickford. A painting demo will start the class and both individual instruction and critique provided. Some previous experience with watercolor is highly recommended.
Class size limited to 8 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members

Class Full
Newport Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Tuesdays, September 15 - October 6
1 to 4 PM (4 classes)
Over the bridges and through the hoods… we will be exploring the island scene.  Off season is the time to explore Newport, less people, plenty of parking and spectacular places to paint!  From Ocean Drive to Cliff Walk, we will paint the town.  Trish will start each class with an oil paint demo and end with a sharing session. This class is appropriate for all levels, beginners are welcome as are all painting mediums.
Class size limited to 10 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members

Class Full
Newport & Jamestown Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Mondays, September 14 - October 5
1 to 4 PM (4 classes)
Plein Air painting - Two days in Newport and two days in Jamestown.
Class size limited to 10 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members

Class Full 
Capturing Fall en Plein Air
Trish Hurley
Wednesdays, September 16 - October 7
9 AM to Noon (4 classes)
Now is the time for plein air painting!!  When the traffic is less around South County and we can go to more locations, not to mention the beautiful crisp air and autumn colors. A different location each week and all levels and mediums welcome. Each class, Trish will start with a few pointers about the location’s highlights, a painting demonstration and finish off with a sharing session or “thoughts for next time” critique.
Class size limited to 10 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members

On Line Classes


Beginner Digital Art -  for ages 12 to 18
Terry Kole
Wednesdays, September 16 - October 21
4 - 5:30 PM (6 classes)
In this online class, illustrator Terry Kole will guide students through the ins and outs of creating art using a digital tablet with the Procreate app. Students must have a digital drawing tablet and a drawing stylus and be able to interact with the class on a laptop or desktop at the same time. Students will learn about layers, brushes, colors and other effects in Procreate and on their tablet. Each week the class assignment will cover something completely different. We will create cartoon characters, landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and animals in order to explore all the many brushes and techniques that our drawing tablets come with. These classes will be held on the Zoom platform.
$120 Members   $155 Non-members
Create Your Own Cartoon Strip -  for ages 12 to 18
Terry Kole
Thursdays, September 17 - October 22
4 - 5:30 PM (6 classes)
In this online course you will develop your own family of characters - their own world to live in - and their story to tell. We'll take time to work on staging each square to make your cartoon strip more dynamic, and we'll work on emotions in both facial expressions and body language. Do you already have a story to tell? Already have a cast of characters? Bring them along to class and let's make nice, crisp black and white illustrations in graphic novel format. Do you already create your art on a digital tablet? Cool! You can use that instead of a sketchbook! These classes will be held on the Zoom platform.
$120 Members   $155 Non-members
Digital Painting with Procreate
Cindy DiDonato
Mondays,  October 19 & 26
9:30 -12:30 PM (2 classes)
Did you know that digital painting opens a world of possibilities for creativity? You can paint with your finger or a stylus or import photos of your conventional artwork or photography to create layered digital art. You can also use Procreate to improve your analog art. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate. This workshop provides an introduction to basic skills needed to create digital art in Procreate. These classes will be held on the Zoom platform and you must be able to interact with the class on a laptop or desktop while using your iPad during the class.
$90 Members   $125 Non-members
Alcohol Ink Painting
Mary Wojciehowski
Tuesday & Thursday, December 1 & 3
10 to 12 Noon (2 classes)
Alcohol ink is a highly pigmented medium that flows, intermingles and texturizes in unexpected ways providing a positive and exciting experience for both skilled and beginner painters. Our Zoom Alcohol Ink Workshop is designed for students who already have the inks and materials needed to do paintings with this medium or feel that they can purchase the necessary supplies before the scheduled class. Our two two-hour classes will include slide and video demonstrations, discussions with opportunities for questions and answers, assignments given related to processes and techniques taught and follow-up critiques. These classes will be held on the Zoom platform.
$70 Members   $105 Non-members
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members
Mosaics with Collected Treasures
Carol Chew
Tuesdays,  October 13 - November 3
10 -12 Noon (4 classes)
This class is an introduction to mosaics in a non-traditional, fun way where you can create your piece at home. Using materials found during a walk on the beach or a clean-out in your attic or closet, we will create an exciting mosaic piece. You may use a flat wood panel or a jug or bottle as your substrate. Typical mosaic tools like Nippers, cutting tools or purchased glass or mosaic tiles are not required and other materials needed can be easily purchased at a hardware store. A few supplies, a place to work and follow along on Zoom and you will be creating a mosaic from collected treasures!
$110 Members   $145 Non-members

Photography


Foundations of Digital Photography
Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, September 30 - October 21
6 to 8 PM (4 classes)
Have you been so frustrated by your digital camera's manual that you rely on automatic? And you had such high hopes for the images you were going to make! Fret no more - join Cindy and learn about digital photography from the very beginning at an appropriate social distance!  Each camera is unique. You will learn to use your digital camera's settings, menus, dials and buttons. Starting with proper exposure through ISO, aperture and shutter speed, you will also learn about proper focusing techniques. Finally, your class will look at composition techniques to make your photos more pleasing to look at.  There will be in class instruction, 6’ apart, homework assignments and slide show discussions of your practice. Being stuck in your own backyard is a great way to learn to use your camera.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$175 Members   $210 Non-members

Mixed Media



Mixed Media Mashup for Adults
Donna McCarthy
Thursdays, October 1 - 22
9 AM to Noon (4 classes)
Each week we will play with different techniques, ideas and subject matter to inspire us in our mixed media mashups. Layering, texture, and rhythm will be the main design principles we will consider as we play and experiment with a wide variety of paint, paper, found objects and more. This would be a great time to clean out your art and craft supply remnants, closets, drawers and/or hit the thrift stores for some cool old frames, or other interesting items.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members
$20 Materials fee
Mashup for Adults Supply list


Painted Words
Renee Syed
Thursdays, November 5 & 12
9 to 11 AM (2 classes)
Do you have something that you would like to say and have seen? In this class you will be able to make your written phrase come alive in a visual collage. In our first class you will be collaging the background of the painting with words, photos and images of your choosing. In the second class we will paint our words to make a statement for all to see.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$70 Members   $105 Non-members
$10 Materials fee
Painted Words Supply List


Gel Print Journals
Renee Syed
Saturday, November 7
9 to 11 AM (1 class)
In this class you will learn the basics of Gel Plate printing. We will create colorful printed papers that will then be assembled into an art journal. This is a very fun, carefree and creative way to express yourself.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$35 Members   $70 Non-members
$10 Materials fee (all materials included)


Painting



More Easy Going Drawing
Michele Leavitt
Mondays, November 9 - 30
9 AM to 12 Noon
Learn drawing in a relaxed studio environment.  Each week we will cover one of 4 of the most important drawing skills in an artist's tool kit – line, value, space and form while learning to draw simple objects, the importance of pictorial space, and the informative qualities of textures.  Students will learn to make artistically intelligent decisions regarding the arrangement of values, shapes, forms, negative spaces and line quality as well as the use a variety of drawing materials.  Upon the completion of this class you will have the skills required to create a finished drawing. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those who wish to build their drawing skills
Class size limited to 6 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members
Class Full
Oil & Cold Wax with Collage
Diane Brown
Monday, December 7
10 AM to 3 PM
This 5-hour class will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium.  It will give the artist the basic knowledge of this medium and how it works.  Artists will learn to prep their paper, mix oil paint with cold wax, basic mark making and textures made with the use of various tools such as stencils, tissue paper, knitting needles, cheese cloth and more. In addition to the above instruction students will learn how to add their favorite collage materials to their paintings.  Examples might be a piece of sheet music, previously painted tissue paper, dried flowers, a hand written letter, etc.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$85 Members   $120 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee

This class is on ZOOM
Acrylic Painting with Passion
Ann Bianchi
Fridays, November 20 - December 1
9 AM to Noon (4 classes)
Creating an expressive painting is similar to developing a “story”. Using techniques of 19th and 20th century artists, we’ll cover topics to include, perspective skills, developing composition, simplifying subject matter, acrylic application methods, color themes, atmosphere and mood. We’ll mix colors, identify contrasts and make selective choices based on the results. Working from still life set ups you will achieve artistic success as your paintings come to life and evoke interest with color, space and form. All levels welcome and no prior experience needed.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members
Bring basic acrylic supplies and your choice of canvases and/or visit annebianchi.com for materials under "Class Supply Lists"
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members

Class Full - Please call the Gallery to be put on a wait list
Intermediate and Advanced Watercolors
Pat D'Ambra
Thursdays, December 3, 10 & 17
9 to 12 Noon (3 classes)
This is a class for intermediate to advanced watercolor students. Each class will begin with a demo of a particular watercolor technique. Emphasis will be placed on color mixing, painting techniques, composition and materials. Students can work independently on their own subjects or on subjects provided by Pat. This class is designed for students to further develop their painting skills in a supportive and instructive classroom setting. Class size limited to 6 students.
$120 Members $155 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee
Watercolor supply list


Autumn Still Lives with Water Soluble Oil Paints
Ann Bianchi
Fridays, October 2 & 9
9 AM to Noon (2 classes)
Create a special oil painting of Autumn colors and objects while working with a new painting medium. Working from a themed autumn still life you will use Water Soluble Oil Paints which blend and clean up with water and use no chemical solvents. Ann will share her knowledge of painting, using impressionistic techniques to achieve loose, painterly results. Enjoy a boost of confidence as you achieve artistic success with basic composition, color, space and form. All levels welcome and no prior experience needed.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$90 Members   $125 Non-members
$20 Materials fee includes all supplies

Trish Hurley - Abstracting Reality workshop
Class Full
Abstracting Reality Workshop
Trish Hurley
Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4
10 AM  - 2 PM (2 classes)
In this 2-day workshop we will work from a still life. There will be discussions about composition, color and forms in space. On the second day we will work from the same still life and work towards abstraction of the shapes and push the limits of color, line and shape. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and color mixing in both classes. Open to all levels and acrylics or oil paints.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
Vicki Iannuccillo, Watercolor Fun
Class full
Watercolor Fun!
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, September 22 - October 13
10 AM - 1 PM
Experiment with new techniques and play with different materials in this class for students who have had an introduction to watercolors and wish to build and develop their skills and personal style further.  There will be a focus on individual guidance and instruction as you work with your own still-life objects or favorite photographs and just "paint for the fun of it!"
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
Supply List

Online Classes – Spring & Summer 2020


New class & new dates
Zooming Down the Road Again!
Cindy Wilson
Mondays & Tuesdays, August 10 - September 1
5 - 7 PM (8 classes)
Eight classes, four locations, four new techniques each week. Because of the possibility of social distancing guidelines, this class will be expanded to two sessions each week.
Mondays classes will be online for critiques and Tuesdays class will be in the field shooting.
We will explore creative shutter speed, black and white, abstract and low light photography on our photo shoots.
$200 Members  $235 Non-members
Class size limited to 8 students.

Drawing A La Carte
Donna McCarthy
Wednesdays, May 27 - June 17
10 AM - 11 AM (4 classes)
Each week we will draw a different subject matter in an easy, step by step way. We will use simple drawing materials you most likely have at home and we will draw objects we all have in our home as well as images from a common reference that Donna will provide ahead of time. We will focus on improving our basic understanding of value and form, techniques for creating texture and capturing different types of surfaces. Once your drawing is complete you will email it to Donna for feedback and critique.
Supply list on class website page.
$100 Members  $135 Non-members
Class size limited to 8 students.


Let's see your work and spring forward!
Trish Hurley & Felicia Touhey
Mondays, May 11 & 18

10 AM - 12 Noon (2 classes)

A group session  discussing practices and motivators to get you going artistically.  Each student will have an allotted time for sharing thoughts, presenting work or sketches and talking about outcomes. Felicia and Trish will guide you and offer advice to make your endeavor a more stimulating artistic adventure.
“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski

$50 Members  $85 Non-members
Class size limited to 8 students.


Prequel to Plein Air
Trish Hurley
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 12 - 28
10 AM - 11:30 AM (6 classes)
Let’s gear up for the outdoor season to get the most out of your plein air paintings!
On Tuesday mornings Trish will discuss plein air elements of composition, design, color and texture through demos, photos, and a PowerPoint presentation. You will then be given a project to work on for Thursdays class.
On Thursday morning we will meet again for a review and critique session of your work.
This class is open to all painting mediums.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
Class size limited to 8 students.

CLASS FULL
Metaphor in Photography
Cindy Wilson
Thursdays, May 14, 28 & June 11
5 - 7 PM (3 classes)
Words in poetry can have many meanings; photography’s visual metaphor alludes to what the subject is not.
Through subject selection, composition and post processing, we will study and make images that are more subjective and evoke feelings that cannot be photographed directly.
There will be three online presentations with assignments and critique, practicing the figurative and emotional art of seeing with emotion.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
Class size limited to 8 students.


Leaving Footprints in the Sand
Jan Armor
Thursday, May 21
10 AM - 12 NOON
I used to marvel at the pictures as I leafed through my grandmother’s old photo album. These lovely nineteenth century portraits and family groups were like footprints left in the sands of time.
Now the iPhone has become our modern-day photo album. It’s instant, it’s virtual, and the pictures are nearly perfect, BUT they are not permanent. Someday your photos will all be gone in a virtual poof of smoke.
Join me for a workshop on how to leave some of your own footprints, permanent ones. Learn how to make quality books from your iPhone photos, right on your phone, right in class using a free app called Chatbooks.
You will learn many tips and techniques as you create your first book. It’s easy, it’s fun and it is inexpensive. A beautiful book with thirty pictures is only $10!
$50 Members  $85 Non-members
Class size limited to 10 students. The book fee is not included in the class fee.


Mostly Drawing for Kids (ages 8 - 12)
Donna McCarthy
New dates to be announced
3:30 - 4:30 PM (4 classes)
Each week we will draw step by step tackling a different subject matter. We will use simple drawing materials, some paint and other things you probably have at home.  We will create a variety of subjects and style getting inspiration from different time periods and cultures such as Egypt, Mexico, Australia and others.
Supply list on class website page.
$100 Members  $135 Non-members
Class size limited to 10 students.

Summer Classes 2020

Material fees are paid directly to the instructors in class - Thank You.



Shibori Textiles
Ann Bianchi
Monday, August 31
10 AM to 3 PM
Shibori is the art of dyeing cloth, which will become our “canvases” as we create with color and resist methods. Experiment with new ways to add colors to white cloth for fantastic results.  Beautifully prepared cloths become works of art.  In this workshop, I will provide ongoing demonstrations, and offer guidance for all techniques. Have fun and witness colors transform into amazing patterns. Work with a variety of fabrics and observe countless outcomes. Samples of completed work and step-by-step instructions will guide participants along the way. Dress for artmaking and working with permanent dyes.  All skills are welcome.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$85 Members   $120 Non-members
$25 Material Fee (includes all supplies)
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members


Class Full
The Oil & Cold Wax Experience
Diane Brown
Monday, August 24
10 AM to 3 PM
This 5-hour class will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium.  It will give the artist the basic knowledge of this medium and how it works.  Artists will learn to prep their paper, mix oil paint with cold wax, basic mark making and textures made with the use of various tools such as stencils, tissue paper, knitting needles, cheese cloth and more. Each artist will produce a series of three to four paintings.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee


Class Full
Acrylic Painting with Passion
Ann Bianchi
Fridays, August 7 - 28
9 AM to 12 Noon (4 classes)
Creating an expressive painting is similar to developing a “story”. Using techniques of 19th and 20th century artists, we’ll cover a variety of topics, including; perspective, composition, subject matter, application methods, color theory, atmosphere and mood. We’ll mix colors, identify contrasts and make choices. Bring favorite photos/objects to work from. Our eyes will “mix” hues of pure color to create emotions in our paintings as we achieve artistic success.  All levels welcome, and no prior experience needed.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members
Bring basic acrylic supplies and your choice of canvases and/or visit annebianchi.com for a selection under "Class Supply Lists"

Class Full
Easy Going Drawing
Michele Leavitt
Wednesdays, August 19 - September 9
9 AM - 12 Noon (4 classes)
In each class we will cover one of the 4 most important drawing skills in an artist's tool kit – line, value, space and form. You will learn about the amazing value of value, the descriptive quality of line, shapes and the importance of the spaces between them. Students will learn to make artistic decisions regarding the arrangement of values, shapes, forms, negative spaces and line quality as well as use a variety of drawing materials. Upon the completion of this class you will have the skills required to create a finished drawing. No experience is necessary.
Michele Leavitt has taught drawing at the college level for 30 years. She is a mixed media and collage artist who exhibits her work widely.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members


Textile Silk Painted Art
Ann Bianchi
Monday, June 29
10 AM to 4 PM
Create in a non-objective style of painting on natural silk textiles. Choose items for design inspiration, create an abstract pattern and paint on a silk scarf or silk fabric, which may become a wall hanging. Pattern and color will become the mesmerizing energy for the personal textile art to be created. Come prepared to have fun and let the colors flow with permanent textile paints, dyes and fabric mediums. The elegant textures create unique and interesting designs. Samples of completed work will be introduced. No prior experience needed. All skills are welcome.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$25 Material Fee (includes all materials)


CLASS FULL
Late Day Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Tuesdays, July 14 - August 18
4 - 7 PM (6 classes)
Long cool shadows, pink and orange skies in the late afternoon is a great time to paint! Trish will start you off  with a demonstration at various locations around South County. Personal attention and a group critique advances your painting skills through the 6 week session. Class size limited to 10 students.
$215 Members   $250 Non-members


Class Full
The Oil & Cold Wax 
Experience
Diane Brown
Monday, July 20
10 AM to 3 PM
This 5-hour class will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium.  It will give the artist the basic knowledge of this medium and how it works.  Artists will learn to prep their paper, mix oil paint with cold wax, basic mark making and textures made with the use of various tools such as stencils, tissue paper, knitting needles, cheese cloth and more. Each artist will produce a series of three to four paintings.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee

Class Full
Plein Air Watercolor
Joan Croce
Tuesdays, July 21 - August 11, Rain date Aug 18
9 AM - 12 Noon (4 classes)
The struggles of painting “plein air” in watercolor are real, but so are the rewards! This class is designed to help us make those paintings that capture a “sense of place” not often found while painting from a photo. Through simplifying our focus, value sketching, and using a limited palette, we can get closer to achieving an atmospheric painting. Each week a different location in and around Wickford will be chosen, a short demo offered, and both individual instruction and a critique will be provided. Some previous experience with watercolors is highly recommended.
This class is being limited to 8 participants so that social distancing can be practiced.
Joan Croce is a signature member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and has been teaching art to children and adults for over 25 years.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members


CLASS FULL
Early Morning Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Thursdays, August 6 - September 10
7:30 - 10:30 AM (6 classes)
Early morning is such a special time of the day to paint plein air with the day just starting and locations still quiet. Trish will start you off with a demonstration as the morning unfolds and the day warms up the color of the landscape around South County. Personal attention and a group critique advances your painting skills through the 6 week session.
Class size limited to 10 students.
$215 Members   $250 Non-members

Spring Classes 2020

Supply and material fees are paid directly to the instructors in class - Thank You.

Christy Sherman, Sculpting in Relief
Sculpting in Relief
Christy Sherman
Class Cancelled
9 AM - 4 PM
Relief sculpture is a marvelous combination of 2 and 3 dimensional techniques - drawing and sculpting at the same time. Look at a coin to see a miniature example of a bas-relief. We will work in polymer clay, and cover different techniques to sculpt, model, texture and paint the surface. I will demo techniques while sculpting an otter, and provide reference images for the same project, but you're welcome to make whatever you like. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting or polymer clay. No experience needed.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$25 Materials fee


Class Full
Painting with Alcohol Inks
Mary Wojciechowski
Rescheduled date is Saturday, June 20
10 Am - 3 PM
Our five-hour workshop will begin with an introduction to alcohol ink as a painting medium and a demonstration in techniques of pouring, brushing and creating textures with inks. The remaining time will be used for personal exploration both abstractly and more representationally, with time to complete many paintings. After the lunch break, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated and explored. The workshop will end with a critique and sharing experiences.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$5 Material fee - All materials included

Class Full
Drawing and Painting the Portrait
Jeanne Tangney
The 2 remaining classes have been cancelled.
2 PM - 5 PM
In this class, we will fully explore the art of portraiture starting with charcoal drawings and progressing to pastels (oil painters are also welcome!). Working first from your photographs and later, live models, we will explore how to create an expressive portrait while learning the importance of shapes, values, color relationships, and edges. We will review some basic proportions for establishing general features, then cover other useful tips for starting a portrait and correcting errors along the way. We will analyze facial planes, form shadows, and cast shadows, discussing how they can be used to portray expression and interest. Demos will be included and you will receive plenty of individualized instruction to help reach your personal goals.
$230 Members   $265 Non-members
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members

Vicki Iannuccillo, Watercolor Fun
Class full
Watercolor Fun!
Vicki Iannuccillo
Class in session - the new
rescheduled dates are May 19, 26 & June 2
10 AM - 1 PM
Experiment with new techniques and play with different materials in this class for students who have had an introduction to watercolors and wish to build and develop their skills and personal style further.  There will be a focus on individual guidance and instruction as you work with your own still-life objects or favorite photographs and just "paint for the fun of it!"
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
Supply List
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members

Carol Chew - Colorful Mosaic Creatrions
Colorful Mosaic Creations
Carol Chew
Class in session - the new
rescheduled dates  are May 8, 22 & 29
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this class you will learn how to design and create colorful mosaics. You will explore different mosaic tiles, tools and techniques while making two mosaic pieces.  Open to all levels and no previous experience is necessary.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$35 Material fee
Supply List

Trish Hurley - Abstracting Reality workshop
Class Full
Abstracting Reality Workshop
Trish Hurley
Rescheduled dates are
Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4
10 AM  - 2 PM (2 classes)
In this 2-day workshop we will work from a still life. There will be discussions about composition, color and forms in space. On the second day we will work from the same still life and work towards abstraction of the shapes and push the limits of color, line and shape. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and color mixing in both classes. Open to all levels and acrylics or oil paints.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members

Digital Painting with Procreate
Cindy DiDonato
Rescheduled dates are Saturdays, May 16 & 23
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 classes)
Digital painting opens a world of possibilities for creativity. You can paint with your finger or a stylus or import photos of your conventional artwork or photography to create layered digital art. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate. This workshop is intended for those who have worked with Procreate before and wish to move beyond the basic skills. We will begin with a very brief review of the basic Procreate skills and then will move to a more advanced intermediate level.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members

This class is being offered online
Less is More!
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, April 7 & 14
6 PM- 8 PM (2 classes)
Many times, our photographs are cluttered, vague and contain elements that are distracting to the viewer. This two-session seminar explores seeing and composing photographs with a minimal number of compositional elements: color, objects, shapes and texture, reducing photographic compositions to their essential elements. We will study masters of minimalistic photography and the photographic techniques used. Students will have the opportunity to create simpler images of their own, culminating in a group technique in the second class.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members


Class Cancelled
The Oil & Cold Wax Experience
Diane Brown
These two 4-hour classes will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium.  In these classes you will learn how to prep your paper, how to mix your oil paint and cold wax medium and with the use of various tools such as stencils, tissue paper, knitting needles, cheese cloth and more, you will learn how to create various textures to enhance your abstract paintings.  This class is for students of all levels and experience.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee


Class Cancelled
Gouache Illustration: Butterflies
Susan Sward
9 AM - 1 PM
Let's explore painting as a naturalist would! In the Victorian era, scientific study and journaling went hand-in-hand. Natural science illustrator Susan Sward will guide the class through observation, color mixing, the use of gouache, and patterning. Specimens will be rendered in gouache with attention to color, pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome. Please bring a pencil, eraser and 2 small water containers to class.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included


Class cancelled
Gouache Illustration: Beetles
Susan Sward
Saturday, May 9
9 AM - 1 PM
Let's explore painting as a naturalist would! In the Victorian era, scientific study and journaling went hand-in-hand. Natural science illustrator Susan Sward will guide the class through observation, color mixing, the use of gouache, and patterning. Specimens will be rendered in gouache with attention to color, pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome. Please bring a pencil, eraser and 2 small water containers to class.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included

Children’s Summer Classes

Supply and material fees are paid directly to the instructors in class - Thank You.

Terry Kole - Cartoon Crazy Camp
Cartoon Crazy Camp - Ages 10 to 16
Terry Kole
Monday - Thursday, July 27 - 30
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Create your own cartoon characters! Getting our inspiration from the masters of cartooning, students will create and develop their own cartoon characters. Terry will teach you the art of cartooning, from exaggerating emotions, and different pen techniques to creating your own world for your characters. This class will be held outside under WAA's tents and will be limited to 6 students.
Terry started her art career in Detroit as a cartoonist. Her cartoon strip "Clem's Classics" ran in five different Midwestern newspapers. She's been teaching cartooning to different age groups both overseas and in the Plymouth area for over ten years.
$120 Members $135 Non-members

 



Mixed Media Mashup - Ages 8 - 12
Donna McCarthy 
M, T, W & Th - August 10 - 13, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Each day we will make something new and exciting by combining a huge variety of traditional art materials and some that are a bit unexpected. Painting, drawing, collage, and printing are some of the techniques we will be using. All supplies will be provided. Donna is a K - 12 Art Educator and an author/illustrator of children's books.
$120 Members $135 Nonmembers
$15 Materials fee
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members

Terry Kole - Out & About with Teerns
CLASS FULL
Out & About for Teens - Ages 12 to 16
Terry Kole
Monday - Friday, July 13 - 17
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Cameras and sketchbooks in hand, let’s go discover the coolest nooks and crannies in Wickford. Weather permitting, we will scour downtown Wickford in search of the perfect picture to sketch and paint. We will take our own photographs for reference and sketch on site and paint if time allows. Terry had her first successful Out & About camp with local teens last summer. They visited the waterfront beach, the kayak pond and bridge, the harbor and painted with coffee outside Shayna's Place. We're hoping to include the historical houses on Main Street this summer.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$150 Members $165 Non-members
$10 Materials fee

 



Painting & Drawing for Teens - Ages 11 to 15
Judy Hambleton
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
9:30 - 11:30 AM
An outdoor drawing and sketching class that encourages and motivates young artists to create original works of art using the beautiful scenery surrounding the Wickford Art Association and Town Beach. Judy's 24 years as an art educator and Arts Director will help young artists to develop confidence and skill while depicting land and seascapes using pencil, watercolors and oil pastels. A fun and relaxing atmosphere while motivating creativity and skill.
$120 Members  $135 Non-members

Small Works Holiday Sale

Small Works: Holiday Art Show/Sale

November 20 to December 22, 2020

Original Fine Art Created by Wickford Art Association Members...
Locally created artwork, small in size, affordably priced, simple to wrap, just in time for gift-giving!
Cash & carry, new work arriving daily, no sales tax on fine art!
Artwork must be priced $300 and under and no larger than 14" including the frame on the longest side.

TO REGISTER:

Registration Opens Monday- September 28, 2020

Registration for Small Works show/sale is first-come, first serve, for up to 45 artists.  You have reviewed and agree to all show/sale requirements for presentation, understanding that all title cards must be self-produced and that you can restock your for-sale inventory throughout the duration of the show/sale.  As a member in good standing, you will retain 70% of all sales.   Please send all future inquiries about this exhibit to: WAAexhibits@gmail.com, but first, add this e-mail address to your CONTACT LIST to ensure delivery of e-mail notifications from WAA.

For the registration fee of $45 per artist, you may fill your assigned exhibit space as you wish, but no work can exceed 14 inches on its longest side.  Because organized displays lead to better sales, we encourage you to plan carefully, frame works in a consistent manner, and group sale pieces by size.  To register, visit in-gallery or call: 401-294-6840 to provide payment-- then, DOWNLOAD & PRINT: Small Works 2020 Registration: Guidelines & Inventory

Shop Wednesday through Saturday (noon-4pm), Sunday (noon-3pm)- plus one extra FINAL day on Tuesday 12/22.

Holiday Reception (pending)
Sunday- December 6, 2020
12 PM to 3 PM  ~  Meet the artists!
Stop by Wickford Village's Festival of Lights, 
The Mills at Shady Lea Open Studios and Christmas at the Castle on this fun shopping weekend too!

Here's a preview of works by Participating Artists:

 

SMALL WORKS HOLIDAY SALE Sponsor

National Photography Exhibit

David Helfer WELLS - Jurist

David Helfer Wells is a film-maker and photographer who divides his time between Providence, Rhode Island and Bangalore, India. One day you can find him creating still and moving images for clients, such as Edible Rhody and the Providence Preservation Society on the unique local culture of America’s smallest state. Other days he may be working on personal/grant funded projects on the beautiful Narragansett Bay with the support of Rhode Island’s Council for Humanities and State Council on the Arts.  In India’s “Silicon City” Bangalore, he is busy creating visual narratives for clients such as Bryn Mawr College and Aramco World or working on personal/grant funded projects supported by the Fulbright and Alicia Patterson Foundations.

He has worked on assignment for such magazines as Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Sunday New York Times, and Time, among others. One editor described him as a “…specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video.” His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has also worked for corporations such as Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont as well as for non-profits such as the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Fund.  More at davidhwells.com

Enjoy our the Virtually Gallery for the 2020 National Photography Exhibit!

To see the best representation of these photographic selections, please visit the WAA Gallery at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852, Wednesday - Saturday (noon-4pm) and Sunday (noon-3pm)!


Jurist's Statement by David Helfer Wells can be found HERE

Collection of Work: Accepted or purchased art may be collected after the exhibit concludes on: Tuesday, November 17th (11AM-6PM). Accepted or purchased art may not be removed during the exhibit. A $5/day charge will be applied to all artwork not collected by end of business on Tuesday 11/17/20, unless previous arrangements have been approved.

Our next exhibit is Small Works Holiday Sale.  Learn more by clicking here.

"National Photography Exhibit"

In-Gallery Exhibit: October 23-November 15, 2020

Virtual Gallery: Launching October 27, 2020

Showcasing a diverse and creative selection of the region's finest photography!

Open, Juried, All Media
Juror: David Helfer Wells

Opening Receptions:
Friday, October 23, 2020
Session #1 - 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Session #2 - 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Awards announced at 6:45 and 7:45 PM - Beverages will be served outdoors

 

WAA is thrilled to announce the award-winning selections from our National Photography Exhibit:

- First Prize -         

BLM: The Things They Carried by Kimo Williams (West Virginia) - Digital Print

- Second Prize -     

Into Dreamland by Michael Potts (Arizona) - Digital Archival Print

- Third Prize -      

Self Portrait as Housewife (Who He Wanted Me to Be) by Lily Colman (Pennsylvania) - Digital C-print

  - Honorable Mentions -

Burning It Up by John Pitocco (Rhode Island) - Photography

Covid Isolation by Jean Duffy (Rhode Island) - Photography

- Judge’s Awards -

Crossing Over by Gene Suponski (Connecticut) - B&W Digital Photography

Stitching the Sunlight by Martha Wakefield (Massachusetts) - Digital Collage

ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY Exhibit Sponsor

Poetry and Art, Ann Cody Joyce, Andrew Dooley, Wickford Art Association

8th Annual Poetry & Art

"8th Annual Poetry & Art" - TRANSITION
Exhibit: September 25 to October 18, 2020

Opening Weekend under "The Tent" on Narragansett Bay:

  • Friday- September 25, 2020 - Private Poet & Artist Receptions6:00, 6:45 and 7:30 PM / RSVP by e-mail
  • Saturday- September 26, 2020 - Public Reception & Poetry Readings...free admission, but registration required
    • Reception #1 (3:30pm): register at Brown Paper Tickets HERE
    • Reception #2 (5:00pm): register at Brown Paper Tickets HERE
  • Sunday- September 27, 2020 - Public Reception & Poetry Readings...free admission, but registration Reception #3required
    • Reception #3 (3:30pm): register at Brown Paper Tickets HERE

A wonderful opportunity to experience poetry readings, responsive art and new friendships!

Fine art and original poetry displayed side-by-side, beverages for all attendees.  Receptions are free and open to the public, but due to social gathering limitations, this year's event will be spread over an ENTIRE weekend.

A limited-edition, full color, professionally designed book cataloging the exhibit will be published. Thrilling news is that the 7 previous Poetry & Art books (2013 to 2019) have been accepted into The Poets House library in New York City, one of the premiere poetry libraries in the country. The 2020 book will be a part of their library collection as well and will be on special display at the Poets House in the fall.

Poets and artists will not meet until Friday- September 25th...until then...pairings are a secret.


 

Poetry & Art - Book Shipping Fee $10 (For Poets/Artists unable to attend Opening 9/25 or Receptions 9/26 & 9/27)





Abstract Avant Garde

Joan HALL - Jurist

Joan Hall works in mixed media and large-scale sculptural installations with an emphasis on the materials of handmade paper, glass and metal. She is known for her interest in experimentation and the use of printmaking to create large-scale works and installations in her Rhode Island studio.

Her work combines her need to make art that is visually arresting with her passion for marine advocacy. Hall wants to initiate a conversation about the peril we will face if we choose to ignore climate change. Many of her exhibition installations polarize works about cause and effect, the past and the present, love and loss.    

Hall’s work is exhibited internationally and her most recent installation “ The Invasion of Hull Cove” was included in the European Cultural Center’s “Personal Structures “ a collateral exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2019. Joan’s work is exclusively represented by Childs Gallery in Boston.

Abstract / Avant-Garde...The best in the region

In-Gallery Exhibit: August 21-September 13, 2020

Open, Juried for entry & prizes, All Media
Juror: Joan Hall  joanhallstudio.com

Thank you to all who entered this exhibit…the response to our first exhibit of the summer was outstanding!  Out of 139 pieces entered, 67 pieces of art were curated for exhibition by juror Joan Hall.  To review the jurist's note, click HERE; photographs of award recipients and selected other works to be posted soon!

Prizes were awarded as follows:

1st Place - Glacier Study by Catherine Mansell, Ink-Paper-Wax

2nd Place - Work in Progress by Renee Syed, Mixed Media

3rd Place - Black, White & Orange #1 by Diane Brown, Oil & Cold Wax

Honorable Mentions

Wound by Barbara Crane, Photography

We Are Nature by Kerstin Zettmar, Acrylic

Judge’s Awards

Pastoral Scene, Deconstructed by Laura White Carpenter, Mixed - Fiber & Found Objects

Swing States by Beth Johnston, Encaustic/Gold

Congratulations to the following artists who have been accepted:
2, 3, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 45, 50, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 71, 74, 78, 79, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99, 100, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 112, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, 128, 132, 135, 139

All works not accepted through the jury process must be collected Friday- August 21 (noon-3PM) or Saturday - August 22 (noon-3pm); all work stored past business hours on 8/22/20 will incur a $5/day holding fee.

Accepted or purchased art may be collected after the exhibit concludes on Tuesday- September 15 (11AM-6PM); accepted or purchased art may not be removed during the exhibit.

Our next exhibit is WAA's "8th Annual Poetry & Art."

Here is a sampling of the current exhibit...please enjoy this limited VIRTUAL GALLERY:

ABSTRACT / AVANT GARDE Exhibit Sponor

Annual Members Exhibit

Stephan Brigidi - Judge

Stephan Brigidi was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1951, and is a widely published artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Brigidi received his MFA at RI School of Design in 1976, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.  He received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to Italy from and a Photographer’s Fellowship from the National Endow­ment for the Arts, along with other grants and awards. Brigidi has been an invited artist resident to the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, and MASS/MoCA.

Previous publications include a collaboration with the poet, Robert Bly, on Angels of Pompeii, published by Ballantine Books, NY in 1991. Remarkable People is Brigidi’s second book published in 1995 by the Sunningdale Foundation, RI.  Afraid of the Dark: A Venetian Story, was published in 2015 by BVT Publishing, Reading, California.  The Fire of Rome is Brigidi’s fourth book, completed in 2017 by Bristol Workshops editions.  Brigidi has also completed his fifth book, Portrait as an Artist’s Limited Edition.  Daylight Books of North Carolina has published Brigidi’s newest title, ROME 1970s in 2019.

Brigidi has taught photography, painting, and aesthetics since 1979 at such places as the Universities of Hawaii & Connecticut, Rhode Island College, and for many years at Rhode Island School of Design.  His photography has been acquired by more than thirty museums in the US and Europe.


 

WAA is pleased to announce the following Prizes:

1st place - Young Ellis Food Mart

by Robert Lavoie - Gouache $900

2nd place - Let Your Soul and Spirit Fly

by Nancy Virbila - Mixed Media Collage $450

3rd place - Bridging Time

by Lori Jeremiah - Pastel $650

Honorable Mention - Ancient Voices

by Jane Rollins - Mixed Media $375

Honorable Mention - Solitary Stroll - Ajijic, Mexico

by Chris Mulcahey - Soft Pastel $600

Judge's Award - I Cavelli di Nettuno

by Betsey MacDonald - Wax-Ink-Charcoal $600

Judge's Award - Fine China

by Jillian Barber - Clay Sculpture Assemblage $750


 

"Annual Members Exhibit"
Exhibit: July 24 to August 16, 2020

This exhibit showcases our members' talent...and what talent we have here at WAA!

Judge: Stephan Brigidi - Stephan Brigidi Fine Arts

Virtual Gallery Online LAUNCHES: Tuesday- July 28, 2020

This exhibit's wonderful variety has been eloquently summarized and award-recipients creative accomplishments noted in the statement by judge Stephan Brigidi; find it here: Judge's Statement.

Art may be collected after the exhibit concludes on
- Tuesday, August 18th, 11 AM to 6 PM

Accepted and purchased art may not be removed during the exhibit.

Our next exhibit is WAA's "Abstract / Avant Garde".  Learn more by clicking here.


 

Virtual Gallery