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

Winter Classes 2020

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


Illuminated Resin Jewelry
Christy Sherman
Saturday, January 25
10 AM - 2 PM
Take advantage of the transparency of resin and the reflection of light off metal to make gorgeous, glowing jewelry.  We will be using UV resin in class, although this technique will work with any resin. This type of resin requires no mixing, cures with UV light or sunlight and is much easier to work with than standard 2-part resins.  You can make several pendants and try different transparent images with gold, silver or copper metal leaf. You can even stack images together in transparent layers to give it more dimension.  This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try resin or making jewelry.  No experience needed.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$20 Materials fee


Christy Sherman, Sculpting in Relief
Sculpting in Relief
Christy Sherman
Saturday, April 4
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
Saturday, April 18
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

Vicki Iannuccillo, Jump into Wtercolor
Jump into Watercolor
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, January 21 - February 18 (no class 2/4)
10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
Learn the basics of watercolor painting or build on what you know in a non-threatening atmosphere. This is a class for beginners and those with some experience to explore the unique characteristics of watercolors. You'll learn techniques for washes and details, color mixing, composition, and much more. Bring your own photographs or still life objects.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members

Karen Murtha - The Draped Figure
The Draped Figure
Karen Murtha
Wednesdays, January 22 - February 19 (no class 2/5)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
"Explore your talents and enjoy a class focused on figure drawing from one of our carefully selected, professional live models."
In this course we will be using a spot lit model, partially clothed in tights or swimsuit.   As we go forward and you learn to understand and draw the human figure, they will be draped with soft clothing or fabric.  Understanding the structure of anatomy and learning the proportions, perspective and correct relationships, will all be part of accomplishing a correct rendering of the figure.  Drapery will add another level to your drawing.  Establishing how it lays on and contours to the body, portraying the folds, creases and patterns or print of the fabric is a fun challenge. Light and shadow will play an important part in defining the form.  We will begin with 5 to 10-minute poses to establish the proportions, gesture and movement of the figure.  As class progresses, the length of time for poses will be extended to develop definition, edges and proper shading to establish the complete form. Some drawing experience is helpful but I encourage new artists, especially, to experience an actual model set up.    Instructor assistance will be provided.
$175 Members   $210 Non-members

 
Clean Color
Trish Hurley
Fridays, January 24 - February 21 (no class 2/7)
1 PM - 4 PM (4 classes)
Try a less complicated approach with clear decisions and better results!  Working from the same subject, we will investigate different approaches in each class. First we will create value drawings in charcoal.  Next class after a discussion of color theory, we will work in collage.  Our next classes will have painting demos discussing paint application with a palette knife and then it is time for you to paint with clean color. A great sampler class for beginners or somebody that wants to think outside the box and have creative fun!
$150 Members   $185 Non-members

Class Full
Drawing and Painting the Portrait
Jeanne Tangney
Thursdays, February 13 - March 26
(no class 3/5)
2 PM - 5 PM (6 classes)
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

Vicki Iannuccillo, Watercolor Fun
Class full
Watercolor Fun!
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, March 10 - April 7 (no class 3/31)
10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
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

Carol Chew - Colorful Mosaic Creatrions
Colorful Mosaic Creations
Carol Chew
Fridays, March 13 - April 10 (no class 4/3)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
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
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26
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

Cindy Wilson, Foundations of Digital Photography
Class Full
Foundations of Digital Photography
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, January 28 - February 18
6 PM - 8 PM (4 classes)
Did Santa bring you a new camera? Or, have you been so frustrated by your digital camera's manual that you rely on automatic? Fret no more. Join Cindy and learn about digital photography from the ground up.  We will explore your digital camera's settings, menus, dials and knobs!  We will work with exposure through ISO, aperture and shutter speed, and also learn about proper focusing techniques. Our class will look at composition techniques to make your photos more pleasing to look at.  There will be in class instruction, assignments and slide show discussion of our work. The winter is the best time to learn to use your camera; there is beautiful light to make images, and the starkness of natures great subject matter. Whether a beginner or a refresher, you will learn in this four class series.
$175 Members   $210 Non-members

iPhone Inspired
Jan Armor
Saturdays, February 8 - 29
10 AM - 12 Noon (4 classes)
Learn how to unlock the true power in your iPhone in this hands-on workshop. This deceptively simple camera offers creative people many artistic possibilities well beyond just pushing the button. In this workshop you will learn the secrets built into the camera and its brilliant "Photos" editor and database. You will be introduced to many inexpensive "apps" that multiply the camera's picture-taking potential, as well as allow you to retouch and manipulate your images later. You will learn how to migrate your best images both ways between iPhone and computer. Along the way you will meet and be inspired by gifted men and women who use the iPhone and/or iPad to tell their own story. Included is an image-gathering field trip.
$145 Members   $180 Non-members


The Wonderful World of Black & White Photography
Cindy Wilson
Mondays - 3 classes
February 17, 4 - 6 PM
February 24, 2 - 4 PM - in the field
March 9, 4 - 6 PM
Create stunning photographs in black and white!  In this 3 part class, we begin by learning to "see" in the world of black and white. We will first look at black and white images and discuss the elements of how they work and look at photographers who work primarily in black and white. We spend our second session photographing in the field, practicing the concepts of seeing and capturing black and white images.  Session three is back in the classroom, working with our files in post processing.  Students must own a camera capable of producing raw files.
$135 Members   $170 Non-members

Digital Painting with Procreate
Cindy DiDonato
Saturdays, March 14 & 21
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

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 Full
The Oil & Cold Wax Experience
Diane Brown
Wednesdays, April 8 & 15
11 - 3 PM
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 Full
Gouache Illustration: Butterflies
Susan Sward
Saturday, March 28
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


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

Fall Classes 2019

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

Small Works, Wickford Art Association, Little Picture Show, Mary Wojciechowski, alcohol inks
Painting with Alcohol Inks - Part 2
Mary Wojciechowski
Thursday, December 5
10 Am - 3 PM
The Art of Painting with Alcohol Ink Workshop, Part 2 is designed to build upon prior experience, to learn more advanced techniques in painting with this medium and to work in a larger format, if desired. During the five-hour workshop students will continue to explore the unique qualities of alcohol ink and how it may be used for flowing abstracted works, representational images, including florals and landscapes, and subjects that incorporate both. As in the introductory class, experimentation with a sense of creative playfulness is encouraged.
Added to this December class will be gift opportunities using your paintings: Mat sets measuring 8"x10" to complete two of your 5"x7" paintings and a 3x3 gesso block that you will paint on for a finished piece.

$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$7 Material fee - All materials included


Portrait Drawing for the Beginner
Donna McCarthy
Saturdays, November 23 & 30
10 AM - 1 PM (2 classes)
If you've ever tried to draw a portrait, you already know that it's difficult. To get the results you want, there are so many things that must be done correctly that it can seem overwhelming. We will ease into the process by beginning with simple line drawing, and warmups that help you to exercise the visual centers of your brain. We will cover proportions and facial anatomy and work our way up to drawing a complete pencil portrait. For the first class we will use each other and ourselves as models and for the second class a model will be used. Some basic drawing skills are recommended for this class.
$90 Members   $125 Non-members

Class Full
The iPad Photo Collage Workshop
Jan Armor
Tuesdays, November 26 - December 10
7PM - 9 PM (3 classes)

"I love reality as much as the next photographer but sometimes I grow weary of all the pretty sunsets and all the pretty girls I see all over Instagram and Facebook. I need to escape, and tap into my creative self." I resurrect old images from my archive, and/or combine them with new pictures from my iPhone and digital SLR. Photo collage is the way I do that. In this workshop you will learn how to collage and combine your photographs in new and interesting ways using Procreate, Adobe Mix, and Snapseed, three powerful collage apps for your iPad. All you need are these three apps and your imagination.

$125 Members   $160 Non-members


Mosaics for the Holidays
Carol Chew
Fridays, December 6 - 20
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (3 classes)
During this 3-session class, we will be designing a 10" x 10" wood framed mirror using Colorfusion Crystaline tiles. We will explore different tools and techniques for cutting, gluing and grouting tiles to create a beautiful finished piece suitable for a unique holiday gift.  This class is appropriate for all levels.
$110 Members   $145 Non-members
$35 Materials fee - All materials included



The Art of the Sketchbook
Donna McCarthy
Saturday, December 14
10 AM - 2 PM
Sketchbooks are so much more than they used to be! In this class you will create a new sketchbook using your own drawings, images and collage material. A unique, interactive, multimedia sketchbook will be made using a variety of media and materials. This class is for people with drawings, paintings and collage media that can be repurposed and reinvented into new visual statements.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$10 
Materials fee
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Cast Paper Sculpture
Lisa May
Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22
10 AM - 1 PM (2 classes)
In this workshop we will explore the history of papermaking and the artistic application of this extraordinary medium. In our first class will learn the basics of sheet forming using a variety of fibers. The remainder of the time will be used to create an armature to apply the handmade paper on. The next day will be applying paper to the form we have designed and we will finish our sculpture with paint and decorative materials.
$75 Members   $110 Non-member
$10 Materials fee

 
Studies in Charcoal
Betsey MacDonald
Wednesdays, September 25 - October 9
9 AM - Noon (3 classes)
Nothing gives the beautiful velvety blacks of charcoal! It's fun and messy and allows for a loose investigative attack! We will use natural objects such as skulls, shells, sticks and stones to inspire the creation of strong black and white studies and finished drawings in charcoal.
$110 Members   $145 Non-members

 

Illustrating for Children's Books
Donna McCarthy
Saturday, September 28
10 AM - 3 PM
This one-day workshop will provide information on how to effectively communicate to children through pictures. This is a class for everyone working in any medium. We will focus on making the art for printed children's books but will not teach how to make eBooks or story apps.
Information on copyright, trademarking and self-publishing will be provided as well as what is involved in submitting to publishers.
Bring drawing or painting materials that you enjoy working with.  It is not recommended to work on canvas. If you prefer oils or acrylics consider working on paper.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members

 
Intermediate Watercolors
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, November 5 - December 3 (no class 11/12)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
This is an opportunity for those who have an understanding of the basics of watercolor and want to develop their skills and experiment with new techniques. You will have the freedom to work from your own still-life objects or from your own photographs. There will be a focus on individual guidance and instruction. We will be using the fundamentals of design and watercolor to take your painting skill to the next level.
$150 Members   $185 Non-member

Acrylic Painting with Passion
Ann Bianchi
Saturdays, October 5 - 26
9:30 Am - 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. Allowing our eyes to "mix" hues of pure colors creates mood in our paintings. Achieve artistic success as your paintings come to life and evoke interest from unique color combinations as well as depth. Please bring favorite photos of landscapes, seascapes or nature to refer to. Participants choose individual canvas sizes. All levels welcome, and no prior experience needed.
$120 Members   $155 Non-members
$25 Materials fee (optional)

This class is full.
Big and Bold
Trish Hurley
Fridays, September 20 - October 11
1 PM - 4 PM (4 classes)

Big brushes, Big canvases and BIGGER steps toward looser and broader LARGER paintings. Trish will begin classes with lesson discussion and a motivating demonstration in acrylic paint, giving you the guidance you need to begin your own BIG paintings. Your choice of painting medium. Trying new things and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged in this class!

$150 Members   $185 Non-members


This class is full.
Flower Power
Trish Hurley
Fridays, October 25 - November 8
1 - 4 PM (3 classes)
Three big steps while having fun painting flowers.  First we will investigate organics through mark making - value, shape and line. Secondly, we will venture into discussing organic form with color and tones. Lastly we will create again from that experience a floral painting, incorporating multi media if you choose. Acrylics or oils and all levels are welcome!
$110 Members   $145 Non-members


The Possibilities of 
Pastel
Jeanne Tangney
Thursdays, October 3 - November 7 (no class 10/17)
2 - 5 PM (5 classes)
The possibilities of pastel are endless! In this class, we will discover (or rediscover!) some of the many ways to use this versatile medium. You will learn to identify masses and values as a starting point. We will then apply the guidelines of strong composition and the importance of values, color selection, and edges.  Underpainting techniques, layering, and mark-making will be explored. There will be demonstrations of methods and materials, as well as plenty of individual attention. This class will focus on exploring and expanding your focus and skills - all levels are welcome!
$180 Members   $215 Non-members
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On the Road Again - Fall Colors
Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, October 16 - November 13 (no class 10/23)
4PM - 7 PM (4 classes)
Four classes, four locations and four new techniques. This location photography class will have four especially picked spots in Rhode Island to take advantage of fall light and colors. We will explore shutter speed, depth of field, low light and abstract photography. And we do this all while having a great time!
$175 Members   $210 Non-members

Foundations of Digital Photography
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, October 29 - November 19
5PM - 7 PM (4 classes)
Do you have a new camera? Or, how many times have you tried to comprehend your digital camera's manual only to be frustrated and shoot on automatic? Learn all about your digital camera's settings, menus and how to make better photograph in this five-session course.  Join Cindy and learn about digital photography from the ground up. We start with the camera, its buttons and menus, and expand with digital terminology. We will move then to understanding exposure through ISO, aperture and shutter speed. We will also learn about proper focusing techniques. There will be in class instruction, assignments and slide show discussion of our work. The fall is the best time to learn to use your camera; there is beautiful light to make images, and foliage is great subject matter. Whether a beginner or a refresher, you will learn in this four class series.
$175 Members   $210 Non-members

Gouache Illustration: Autumn Leaves
Susan Sward
Saturday, November 23
2- 6 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. Bring some pretty leaves to class or use some of the instructor's. Leaves will be rendered in gouache with attention to color pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included


Gouache Illustration: Mushrooms
Susan Sward
Saturday, November 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. Mushrooms will be rendered in gouache with attention to color pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included

This class is full.
Painting with Alcohol Inks
Mary Wojciechowski
Saturday, November 2
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

Summer Classes 2019

Supply, material and model fees are paid directly to the instructors in class.


 
Workshop Full - Please call the Gallery to be put on a wait list
Approaches to 
Portraiture in Pastel
Jeanne Tangney
Friday & Saturday, September 6 & 7
9 AM - 5 PM
Portrait painting is so much more than capturing a likeness! 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. On the first day, 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. These guidelines will be applied to a preliminary charcoal study before beginning a more developed pastel painting based on your own photographs. On the second day, we will be working from life. Demos will be included and you will receive plenty of individualized instruction to help reach your personal goals.
$265 Members   $300 Non-members

 


Art on the Bay Camp for Children - ages 8 to 12
Week 1 - July 29 to August 2
Week 2 - August 5 to August 9
10 AM - 2 PM
Our days will be spent outside on the shore where we explore and learn about sea and land awareness.  What lives in the sea and how to keep the sea clean for the future?  How to reduce land pollution and how to keep land & sea animals safe? Creating a work of art completes each lesson. We will create a homemade journal and write what we have talked about each day. Creative classes include drawing, cartooning, watercolor painting, 3-d construction, learning to draw and paint from the great masters and each student will write, illustrate and paint their own book. The final day of the session will include an Art Show and Reception.
Donna McCarthy and Sue Greco are art educators and children book author/illustrators and will be team teaching this program.
One week of camp - $125 members   $160 nonmembers
Two weeks of camp - $250 members     $285 nonmembers
Please call the gallery about registration

Bring lunch, snack, bottled water, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen every day.


Out & About for Teens - ages 12 to 16
Terry Kole
July 15 to July 19 (5 classes)
9:30 AM - 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 photographs for reference and sketch and paint on site.
Terry is a "new to the area" illustrator and teacher. She has taken students of all ages on Out & About art experiences in the towns of Plymouth & Sandwich over the past 10 years.
$120 Members   $155 Non-members 
$10 Materials fee

 



Plein Air Watercolor Painting
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, June 4 - 25
9:30 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
Capture the scenic beauty around Narragansett Bay with watercolors at a different site each week in either Wickford, Jamestown or Newport. Class starts with a short demo for beginners; while more experienced painters can choose their favorite view and begin to paint. Individual assistance and constructive guidance will be provided to everyone throughout the session. The last half hour will be a gentle critique and discussion with the group and give us time to eat lunch.
$170 Members   $205 Non-members

 


Class Full
Late Day Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Tuesdays, June 11 - July 23
(no class 7/2)
4 PM - 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 each time with a quick demonstration at various locations around the Wickford area.
$215 Members   $250 Non-members

Class Full
Early Morning Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Wednesdays, June 12 - July 24
(no class 7/3)
7:30 - 10:30 AM (6 classes)
Start the day off by capturing the soft morning light settling over the land. Morning is a fabulous tine to get to those spots you can't always get to during the day and observe the day as it begins. Trish will start you off with a quick demo to show you the way.
$215 Members   $250 Non-members

Plein Air Painting with Bill Lane and Anthony Tomaselli
Fridays, June 7 - 28 (rain date of 7/5)
9 AM - 4 PM (4 classes)
Contemporary oil painter Anthony Tomaselli and watercolorist Bill Lane join forces to lead a unique collaborative plein air painting workshop.
You will be treated to the knowledge, wisdom and talents of two extraordinary artists. 'Plein Air' offers two very different approaches to both traditional and expressionistic painting. Witness as these two artists capture the same scene - Anthony in oil and Bill in watercolor - side by side. Brush up on your watercolor techniques, hone in on your oil skills or capture Wickford using the medium of your choice. Whichever you choose, planning and composition will get you started while passion will guide you through the process.
Wickford Village offers a huge variety of subject matter for your creative spirit. Whether your goal is capturing buildings, land, sea, sky and/or people, this class and these distinctly diverse instructors have it all covered. There is nothing quite like the magic of painting on location with shifting light, rising/lowering tides, weather, on-lookers and daily life!
All Mediums welcome - oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel.
$350 Members   $385 Non-members
Class limited to 20 students

Class Full
On the Road Photo Shoots
Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, July 10 - 31
5 PM - 8 PM (4 classes)
Four classes, four locations and four new techniques. This location photography class will feature four different spots in southern RI chosen with a specific lesson. We will explore shutter speed with waterfalls, depth of field with flowers, low light and abstract photography. And we will do all of this while having a great time!
$175 Members   $210 Non-members

Dimensional Color: Sculpt a Tree Frog
Christy Sherman
Saturday, May 25, 10 AM - 2 PM
Explore color in 3 dimensions as you sculpt a vibrant tree frog. Your frog can be a free-standing sculpture or hanging pendant. We'll go through different poses and the practical considerations of each, such as creating a simple armature or adjusting the balance so it will hang correctly.
You'll learn basic sculpting techniques, how to create a small armature if needed, and how to add new polymer clay to a previously baked surface. You'll also find out how to hang a dimensional sculpture or add hardware to turn it into a pendant or hanging ornament. No  experience necessary.

$65 Members   $100 Non-members

$15 Materials fee - All materials included

Gouache Illustration: Seashells
Susan Sward
Saturday, June 15
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. Students can bring favorite shells from their own collections or can choose one from the teachers' collection. Seashells will be rendered in gouache with attention to color patterns and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included


Gouache Illustration: Rocks
Susan Sward
Saturday, June 22
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. Students can bring favorite rocks from their own collections or can choose one from the teachers' collection. Rocks will be rendered in gouache with attention to color patterns and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included

  
Radiant Resin Jewelry
Christy Sherman
Saturday, August 24, 10 AM - 2 PM
Add depth to your work with UV resin. This type of resin requires no mixing, cures with UV light, and is much easier to work with than standard 2-part resins. We will be making small jewelry or art pieces with polymer clay. You'll be able to experiment with different types of powders to color the clay, then we'll coat the final piece with resin to achieve the look of enamel or iridescent dichroic glass. This project can be simple and abstract, or you can use tiny brushes to create a miniature painting. Learn how to make your own bezel from flat wire, including some of the "gotchas". Or use a standardized commercial bezel for a quick and easy project. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try UV resin or polymer clay. No experience needed.

$65 Members   $100 Non-members

$20 Materials fee - All materials included

Watercolors: Loose & Lively!
Susan Klas Wright
Wednesdays, May 22 - June 12
10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
Working with the flow of the medium, we'll be painting loosely, allowing the water and paint to work for us. We will experiment with new approaches to watercolor painting; a careful study followed by a fast and free version of the same image, painting an image upside-down, the use of masking fluid. Our large brushes will allow us greater free wrist action. Lose the fear and feel free to experiment while creating representational or semi-abstract paintings with your own reference materials for inspiration.

$150 Members   $185 Non-members


Colorful Creatures in Watercolor
Betsey MacDonald
Wednesdays, May 29 & June 5
6 PM - 9 PM (2 classes)
Do you have a pet you adore, an animal you spend time with or maybe just one you find intriguing? There's no better way to really learn about something, on a visual level, than to draw or paint that subject. We will use our fascinating non-human beings for inspiration to create unique and beautiful watercolors. We'll start by looking at a variety of animal watercolors, from realistic approaches to wild and colorful interpretations. We will transfer or draw from our photos and then paint thoughtful pet inspired portraits. Anyone who loves animals is welcome!

$75 Members   $110 Non-members


Inspirational Acrylic Painting
Ann Bianchi
Thursdays, August 1 & 8
3 PM- 6 PM (2 classes)
Ready to paint with Acrylics? Interested in experimenting as an artist with new skills? In this class you'll have multiple opportunities to sample with Intuitive and Realistic styles, choosing subjects and painting methods along the way. Work small or large. Achieve success mixing warm and cool colors while learning a variety of application techniques. Achieve basic perspective, and also attain success with a limited palette of colors and values. Ann will demonstrate expressive styles, as well as refined detailed work. Enjoy increased confidence, personalized attention, and be inspired as you achieve your artistic goals. Bring multiple landscape/seascape /nostalgic photos to reference. A still life will also be available for observational painting choices. Beginners to all skill levels are welcome.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
$15 Materials fee which includes paints 

In Your Right Mind
Donna McCarthy
Saturdays, July 20 - August 17 (4 classes)
(no class August 10)
9 AM - 12 Noon
This class is designed for beginning drawing students and those who wish to improve their drawing skills. Methods devised by Betty Edwards in her book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" are used, in addition to other methods devised by the instructor to help the student to "see" more accurately. We will begin with the element of line, improving accuracy through contour drawings, and work our way through exercises to enhance understanding of spatial relationships, proportions, effective composition, indicating depth, and 3 dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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Winter Classes 2019

Supply, material and model fees are paid directly to the instructors in class.



Magpie Eclectic Earrings
Christy Sherman
Saturday, January 26, 10 AM - 1 PM
Embrace your inner magpie, and dig out all your treasures. Learn several techniques to make your own earrings. Match a favorite outfit, make a special gift, design your earrings just the way you like them. We will cover a variety of techniques such as wire spirals, links, and connections between chains, beads, and wire. You'll also learn how to use findings such as headpins, eyepins, jumprings and earwires. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to make or mend your own jewelry, or for anyone who wants to learn connection techniques for mixed media. No experience needed.
$50 Members     $85 Non-members
$20 Materials fee - All materials included
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Class Full 
Scientific Illustration: Bird Eggs

Susan Sward
Saturday, March 99 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. Students will choose a bird species from the teacher's resource collection. Eggs will be rendered in gouache with attention to color pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members     $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included



Class full 
Scientific Illustration: Feathers

Susan Sward
Saturday, March 169 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. Students will choose a feather from the teacher's resource collection. Feathers will be rendered in gouache with attention to color pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members     $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included



Class Full
Painting with Alcohol Inks
Mary Wojciechowski
Friday, March 22, 10 AM - 3 PM
Alcohol Ink is a highly pigmented and quick-drying medium applied by pouring, brushing or stamping on a non-porous surface such as Yupo. The vibrant colors of this ink intermingle creating unique textural effects, often leading to unexpected results. The five-hour workshop (with a break for lunch) 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 with time to complete many paintings on Yupo. After the lunch break, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated and explored. The workshop will end with a critique allowing participants to share their paintings and to discuss what they have discovered.
$65 Members     $100 Non-members
$5 Materials fee - All materials included



Class Full
Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Janet Austin
Saturday, March 30, 10 AM - 4 PM
Tapestry is an ancient form of weaving that creates images from yarn. Students will assemble a wooden frame loom, learn to put a warp on it and to weave, using traditional tapestry technique. In addition to technique, we will discuss designing for tapestry, finishing and framing. At the end of class, students will get to take their looms home, with enough yarn to complete the project.
$75 Members     $110 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included



Sculpting Flowers and Butterflies
Christy Sherman
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM - 3 PM
Learn to sculpt delicate flowers and butterflies in polymer clay and create a finished piece of art. Techniques will be demonstrated on a relief sculpture of forget-me-nots and a Karner Blue butterfly. Reference images for the same project will be provided, but you're welcome to sculpt whatever you like. We'll cure the sculptures in class, then spend some time on painting techniques for polymer clay with acrylics. I will demo how to frame and mount your pieces and if your paint dries in time, you will be able to frame your own art in class. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting, polymer clay, or for anyone who wants to improve their sculpting skills. No experience needed.
$65 Members     $100 Non-members
$25 Materials fee - All materials included or you may provide your own.
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Foundations of Digital Photography

Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, February 6 - 274 PM - 6 PM (4 classes)
Do you have a new camera? Winter is a great time to learn how to use your camera: there is beautiful light to make images and you'll be ready to take on the spring with your newfound knowledge!
Go beyond shooting on the automatic setting and learn all about your digital camera's settings and menus. We start with the camera, its buttons and menus, and expand with digital terminology. We will move then to understanding exposure through ISO, aperture and shutter speed. You will also learn about proper focusing techniques. There will be in class instruction, weekly assignments and slide show discussion of our work. Whether a beginner or a refresher, in just four classes you will become a better photographer!
$175 Members     $210 Non-members



Digital Painting with Procreate on your iPad
Cindy DiDonato
Saturdays, February 23 & March 2, 9:30 AM - 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. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate. This class will provide an introduction to basic skills needed to create digital art in Procreate.
Procreate can only be used on an iPad and must be purchased from the App store for $9.99 in advance of the class.
$75 Members     $110 Non-members



The Next Step in Digital Photography
Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, April 17 - May 8, 4 PM - 6 PM (4 classes)
Now that you are familiar with the basic controls on your digital camera, it's time to take the Next Step! This course will take you deeper into understanding how to make your photographs more closely reflect how you see your subject through advanced controls. Learn more about exposure, raw capture & post processing, creative use of aperture, shutter speed and composition. There will be classroom lessons, assignments and a field trip for more practical experience.
$175 Members     $210 Non-members



Class Full 
From Value to Tone

Trish Hurley
Saturdays, February 2 - 16, 9 AM - 12 Noon (3 classes)
Starting in black and white, we will paint structure, form and space. We will then work our way to understanding color, tones and glazing. A great class for beginners and those who would like to learn more about the use of colors in a painting. Acrylic or oils are welcome!
$110 Members     $145 Non-members
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Watercolors: Loose and Lively!
Susan Klas Wright
Wednesdays, Feb 20 - March 20, (4 classes, no class March 6)
10 AM - 1 PM
Working with the flow of the medium, we'll be painting loosely, allowing the water and paint to work for us. We will experiment with new approaches to watercolor painting; a careful study followed by a fast and free version of the same image, painting an image upside-down, the use of masking fluid. Our large brushes will allow us greater free wrist action. Lose the fear and feel free to experiment while creating representational or semi-abstract paintings with your own reference materials for inspiration.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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A Draped Figure
Karen Murtha
Wednesdays, March 6 - 27, 5:30 - 8:30 PM (4 classes)
"Explore your talents and enjoy a class focused on figure drawing from one of our carefully selected, professional live models."
Our models will be softly draped as you learn to understand and draw the human figure. Some drawing experience is helpful but new artists are especially encouraged to experience an actual model set up. In this course we will be using a spot lit model, beginning with them partially clothed in tights or swimsuit. As we go forward, they will be draped with a robe or soft fabric. Understanding the structure of anatomy and learning the proportions, perspective and correct relationships, will all be part of accomplishing a correct rendering of the figure. Drapery will add another level to your drawing. Establishing how it lays on the figure, portraying the folds, creases and patterns or print of the fabric is a fun challenge. Light and shadow will play an important part in defining the form. We will begin with 5 to 10 minute poses to establish the proportions, gesture and movement of the figure. As class progresses, the length of time for poses will be extended to develop definition, edges and proper shading to establish the complete form. Instructor assistance and instruction will be provided.
$175 Members     $210 Non-members
Model's fee is included in the course fee
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Confident Color in Pastel
Jeanne Tangney
Thursdays, March 14 - April 25, (5 classes, no class 4/4 & 4/11)
2 PM - 5 PM
Confidence in color selection can increase the visual impact of your painting! In this class, we will thoroughly explore all aspects of color including hue, value, intensity and temperature. We will then plan our palette by selecting from a variety of color schemes, including complementary, analogous - and a few in between! Underpainting techniques, layering, and mark-making will also be explored. Various fun exercises will be included in order to more fully understand ways to interpret your photo references. Classes will include demonstration of methods, materials, and techniques, as well as plenty of individual attention. This class is appropriate for all levels.
$180 Members     $215 Non-members
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Intro to Watercolor
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, April 9 - 30, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
Learn the basics of watercolor painting, techniques for washes and details, materials, color mixing, composition, and much more. You will work from simple still-life objects or a favorite photo for reference, and experience the unique characteristics that watercolors offer.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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Class Full
Keeping Color Clean
Trish Hurley
Fridays, May 3 - 17, 9 AM - 12 Noon (3 classes)
This class is oil painting made easy with a couple of colors and using a palette knife. Learn about application of colors, building up paint and how simple shapes can create great paintings! A great class for beginners or those who want to perfect their oil painting skills.
$110 Members     $145 Non-members
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In Your Right Mind
Donna McCarthy
Saturdays, April 13 - May 4, 10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
This class is designed for beginning drawing students and those who wish to improve their drawing skills. Methods devised by Betty Edwards in her book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" are used, in addition to other methods devised by the instructor to help the student to "see" more accurately. We will begin with the element of line, improving accuracy through contour drawings, and work our way through exercises to enhance understanding of spatial relationships, proportions, effective composition, indicating depth, and 3 dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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Fall Classes 2018

Supply, material and model fees are paid directly to the instructors in class.


New - Make It and Take It Class!
Holiday Greeting Cards

Wednesday, November 28
6 PM to 8 PM

In this class, create 8 of your own handmade cards, ready to mail in time for the holidays!
Materials and envelopes are supplied with instruction on how to make them.
A handmade card means so much more than one purchased at a store.
Appropriate for all ages (with adult supervision).

Debi Ryan is a certified Stampin'Up Instructor
$35 Members   $40 Non-members


Hurry Up and Paint!
A Workshop with Steve Previte


Saturday, November 10
9 AM to 4 PM
The purpose of this workshop is to completely remove you from your normal comfort zone and methods of painting. It is designed to force you into growth as an artist in the following ways: * Thinking and approach * Use of color * Brushwork and paint application * Ability to make a quick statement * Help you to dominate your painting and not visa versa * To have more fun and satisfaction with the painting process.
You will work on 5 or 6 paintings during the day with a time limit of ½ hour and each painting will be based on a different exercise. Expect to do great things and maybe even finish some paintings! Steve will conduct 2 half hour painting demonstrations during the workshop.
Steve Previte is a New Hampshire based artist who teaches this workshop in his studio and throughout New England. He is a long time exhibitor at the Wickford Art Festival. Learn more about Steve at previtefineart.com
$125 Members   $160 Non-members
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Photoshop Elements for Photographers
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, September 25 - October 9
(3 classes)
4 - 6 PM
Everyone has loads of photography files, but organizing, editing and enhancing are often confusing and intimidating. Look no further! This class will introduce you to organizing, enhancing and resizing your photos. You will be guided through the program's layout, tools and adjustments while working on your own images. No previous experience is necessary and laptops are available for a small rental fee.
$135 Members   $170 Non-members




Honing Your Vision - Photography Portfolio Development
Cindy
Wilson
Wednesdays, September 26 - October 24
(5 classes)

7 PM - 9 PM
How does one assemble a cohesive body of work, and the vision that creates it? This class is designed for the student who is interested in taking their photography to the project, portfolio level. Each class will have a critique of the current body of the student's work, with constructive ideas on how to grow and expand to a more concise portfolio. Group participation and encouragement will give each student directions in which to explore and strengthen their work. Knowledge of basic photography required. This will not be a technical class.
$210 Members   $245 Non-members


 
 
What's Your Story?
Jan Armor
Saturdays, October 6 - 27
(4 classes)
9 AM - 11 AM
Does your heart beat a little faster when you see an exceptional photograph, one that seems to tell a story? Do you appreciate pictures that have that certain something that separates them from the crowd? How refreshing when you do see one that makes you laugh, or makes you cry, or creates a question mark in your minds eye or has a message. Maybe even a story about something that really matters to you.
Do any of your pictures do that? Do they tell a story? This workshop will re-kindle your passion for photography and renew your creative spirit. It will help you develop your own personal style, and make you re-examine your creative process.
Together we will explore the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of image making, and find new paths to creative growth. We will emphasize simplicity, and use of natural light. We will examine the work of several historically significant photographers. With practical demonstrations and creative exercises, you will find new ways to make pictures. The goal is to help you develop or refine your own personal style, and ultimately, to tell your own story. For more information about this class go to https://spark.adobe.com/page/DEisBdtiFj0t4/
$125 Members   160 Non-members

Capturing the Essence - Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley

Wednesdays, September 5 - 26
(4 classes)
1 - 4 PM
Don't put that outdoor gear away yet!! September is the best time in Southern RI with easy parking and beautiful weather! Starting out with a quick demo to guide you, this class is for those who always wanted to work smaller and quicker. Each class will have a time limit between 2 paintings to encourage the swiftness and spontaneity of plein air painting.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Plein Air Watercolor in the Fall
Vicki Iannuccillo

Tuesdays, September 11 - October 16
(6 classes)
9:30 AM - 1 PM
Capture the colors of fall with watercolors at a different location in the Narragansett Bay area each week. Plan to meet at a location that will be determined ahead of time. Class begins with a short demo for beginners and more experienced painters can choose a scenic view and start to paint. Individual assistance and constructive guidance will be provided to everyone throughout the session. The last half hour will be a gentle critique & discussion with the group (bring your lunch).
$215 Members   $250 Non-members
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Acrylic Painting - Methods & Techniques
Ann Bianchi

Saturdays, September 15 & 22
(2 classes)
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ready to paint with Acrylics? Interested in experimenting as an artist with new skills? In this class you'll have multiple opportunities to sample with Intuitive and Realistic styles, choosing subjects and painting methods along the way. Work small or large, your choice. Achieve success mixing warm and cool colors and special application techniques. Achieve basic perspective, and also attain success with a limited palette of colors and values. Ann will demonstrate expressive styles, as well as refined detailed work. Enjoy increased confidence, personalized attention, and be inspired as you achieve your individual artistic goals. You'll be encouraged to choose favorite subjects so bring landscape/seascape /nostalgic photos to reference. A still life will also be available for those who prefer observational painting choices. A $25 Supply fee provides paints, mediums and use of brushes as needed. Participants provide paper/canvas pad for practice and choice of final canvases. Beginners through all skill levels are welcome.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$25 Material fee or you may provide your own.
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Painting in Pastels - From Concept to Creation
Jeanne Tangney
Thursdays, September 20 - November 8
(6 classes, no class 10/11 & 10/18)
2 PM - 5 PM
Let's explore the possibilities of pastels! Every painting starts with an idea, whether it be capturing the light, revisiting the memory of a favorite place, or simply trying out new color combinations! Using your reference photos or other source material, we will explore techniques to bring your concept to completion, learning about methods and materials in the process. This class is for all levels.
$210 Members $245 Non-members
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THIS CLASS IS FULL 
Pushing the Boundaries to BIG

Trish Hurley
Fridays, September 21 - October 26
(5 classes - no class 10/19)
1 - 4 PM
This class is all about thinking outside the box!
The first 2 classes will start outdoors working with black and white block-ins and plein air advancing into color. The last 3 classes will be indoors, reworking bigger and more abstract. We will take twists and turns and push the boundaries! The perfect class to get you out of that rut and make you take chances!
$180 Members $215 Non-members
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Painting with Watermedia on Synthetic Papers

Cindy DiDonato and Robin Beckwith
Wednesday & Thursday, October 10 & 11
(2 classes)
9 AM - 3 PM
Learn how to use watermedia on Terra Skin and Yupo. Participants will experiment with using various watermedia techniques to create artwork that employs shapes that can be both representational and/or abstract.
$150 Members $185 Non-members
$30 Materials fee
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Printmaking Without a Press

Felicia Touhey
Fridays, November 2 & 9
(2 classes)
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
This is a class for students who would like an introduction to the basics of printmaking. We will make relief prints with linoleum blocks and alternative materials. We will also create trace monotypes, which is a very direct and immediate printmaking method. These two printmaking processes can be combined as well. All our prints will be rubbed and pulled by hand. We will be working with Akua Inks, a soy based printmaking ink that is cleaned up with water. Instruction will be geared to individual interests, abilities and imagery.
$150 Members $185 Non-members
$30 Material fee (includes inks, paper and printmaking supplies)
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Intro to Watercolor
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, November 6 - 27
(4 classes)
9 AM - 12 PM
Learn the basics of watercolor painting, techniques for washes and details, materials, color mixing, composition, and much more. You will work from simple still-life objects or a favorite photo for reference, and experience the unique characteristics that watercolors offer.
$150 Members    $185 Non-members
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In Your Right Mind
Donna McCarthy

Fridays, November 30 - December 21
(4 classes)
10 AM - 1 PM
This class is designed for beginning drawing students and those who wish to improve their drawing skills. Methods devised by Betty Edwards in her book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" are used, in addition to other methods devised by the instructor to help the student to "see" more accurately. We will begin with the element of line, improving accuracy through contour drawings, and work our way through exercises to enhance understanding of spatial relationships, proportions, effective composition, indicating depth, and 3 dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Super Duper Beginner Painting

Donna McCarthy
Saturdays, December 1 & 8
(2 classes)
10 AM - 1 PM
This class is designed for the beginning painting student. You will be guided through the completion of a monochromatic painting using acrylics and acrylic medium. This class will stress good composition, the use of value to create depth in a painting and blending techniques.
$75 Members $110 Non-members
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Spring and Summer Classes 2018

Supply, material and model fees are paid directly to the instructors in class.


An Artful Arrangement: Painting the Still Life in Pastel

Jeanne Tangney
Friday & Saturday, August 3 & 4
2 - Day Workshop
9 AM - 4 PM
Still lifes are much more than a collection of objects. A story can be told by the selected subjects and the space they occupy. Establishing a mood supports this narrative. In this workshop, we will study how to create the illusion of depth and atmosphere while learning the importance of values, form, edges and color. We will also explore the technical aspects of setting up a still life, lighting concerns, tips for accurate drawing, and guidelines for interesting compositions. Students will receive plenty of individualized instruction to help them reach their personal goals. Prior drawing and painting experience will be useful, but all levels are encouraged to participate in this workshop. Although demos will be in pastel, oil painters are also welcome as many of the concepts are common in both media.
$250 Members   $285 Non-members
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Oil & Water - Side by Side Painting Workshop

Painting in Wickford - A Plein Air Workshop
in multi mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic & pastel
with Bill Lane & Anthony Tomaselli

Fridays, June 1 - 22
(4 classes, rain date of 6/29 if needed)
9 AM - 4 PM
Contemporary oil painter Anthony Tomaselli and watercolorist Bill Lane join forces to lead a unique collaborative Plein Air painting workshop in Wickford this June.
Students will be treated to the knowledge, wisdom and talents of two extraordinary artists. 'Oil & Water' offers two very different approaches to both traditional and expressionistic painting. Witness as these two artists capture the same scene - Anthony in oil and Bill in watercolor - side by side. Brush up on your watercolor techniques, hone in on your oil skills or capture Wickford using the medium of your choice. Whichever you choose, planning and composition get you started while passion guides you through the process.
Wickford offers a huge variety of subject matter for your creative spirit. Whether your goal is capturing buildings, land, sea, sky and/or people, this class and these distinctly diverse instructors have it all covered. There is nothing quite like the magic of creating on location with shifting light, weather and life!
Demonstration: Each class begins with a 'Dueling Demo', Same scene, Two mediums, Two points of view.
Critiques: 3:00 - 4:00 pm at Wickford Art Association or on location.
$350 Members   $385 Non-members
Class size is limited to 20 participants. Registration must be paid in full to secure a spot in the workshop.
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Earrings Your Way - Great Mother's Day Gifts!

 

Christy Sherman
Sunday, May 6
1 -  4 PM
Learn to make earrings your way. Make a pair to match your favorite outfit. Make them long or short, in the shapes and colors you like best.  Make a pair of custom earrings for Mother’s day, or make it even more special and take this class as a family.  We will cover a variety of techniques such as making wire loops, links, and spirals. You’ll learn how to use findings such as headpins, eyepins, jumprings and earwires. I’ll bring as much of my bead stash as I can carry, and you can make as many pairs as you like. This is a great starting point if you’d like to make or mend your own jewelry, or learn connection techniques for mixed media. No experience needed.
$50 Members   $85 Non-members
$20 Material fee - All materials included.


Palette Knife Inside and Out

Class Full

Trish Hurley
Saturdays, May 5 - 19
(3 classes)
9 AM - Noon
This class is geared for those who want to play with that textural aspect of painting with clean color mixing. We will start by discussing interesting compositions and designs which create deeper space. Working from photos we will discuss expanding color knowledge and mixing. Hopefully, weather dependent, we will be able to try some plein air painting to try out our new skills. This is a great class for beginners or those who want to paint plein air.
$125 Members   $160 Non-members
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The Next Step in Digital Photography

 

Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, May 8 - June 5

(5 classes)
4 PM - 6 PM
Now that you are familiar with the basic controls on your digital camera, it is time to take the Next Step! This course will take you deeper into understanding how to make your photographs more closely reflect how you see your subject through advanced controls. Learn more about exposure, raw capture & post processing, creative use of aperture, shutter speed and composition. There will be classroom lessons, assignments and a field trip for more practical experience.
$200 Members   $235 Non-members


Plein Air Watercolor - Painting on the Bay


Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, June 5 - 26
(4 classes)
9:30 AM - 1 PM
Paint with watercolors outdoors at a predetermined and different location each week. Class begins with a short demo for beginners and more experienced painters can choose a scenic view and start to paint.  Individual assistance and constructive guidance will be provided to everyone throughout the session. The last half hour will be a gentle critique & discussion with the group (bring your lunch).
$165 Members   $200 Non-members
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Morning Light - 2 sessions

Trish Hurley

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 10:30 AM
June 6 - June 27 (1st session, 4 classes)
July 11 - August 1 (2nd session, 4 classes)
As the sun rises and everything is new to the day, the light creates a wonderful haven for plein air painters. Each class will start with a quick discussion of design and composition as well as a block in demonstration to inspire you further. Locations will vary each week to get a diversity of our beautiful New England environment.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members (cost per session)
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In Your Right Mind


Donna McCarthy

Saturdays, June 9 & 16
10 AM - 1 PM
This class is designed for beginning drawing students and those who wish to improve their drawing skills. Methods devised by Betty Edwards in her book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" are used, in addition to other methods devised by the instructor to help the student to "see" more accurately. We will begin with the element of line, improving accuracy through contour drawings, and work our way through exercises to enhance understanding of spatial relationships, proportions, effective composition, indicating depth, and 3 dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
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Late Afternoon Plein Air Painting

Class Full


Trish Hurley

Tuesdays, June 12 - July 17 (no class 7/3)
(5 classes)
4 - 7 PM
A great way to end the day is by truly observing and capturing the late day color change as cool shadows spread. Discussion of compositional aspects as well as a quick demonstration to block in will get you started. Locations will vary each week with an assortment between field, coastal and street scenes. Beginners are welcome and open to all mediums.
$180 Members   $215 Non-members
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Plein Air Drawing, Then Painting - 2 Day Workshop


Amy Bartlett Wright

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24
10 AM - 4 PM
Plein Air rendering as its own genre, or as an exercise is valuable to every artist as it teaches us to work more quickly and decisively. Learn to simplify and capture the essence of a scene as lighting changes and shadows move. Two days - pencil on the first day, color the second day. Open to all painting mediums - oil, acrylics, pastel, watermedia. All skill levels are welcome.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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 Inspirational Acrylic Painting

Ann Bianchi

Tuesdays, July 10 - 31 (4 classes)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ready to paint with Acrylics? Interested in experimenting as an artist with new skills? In this class you'll have multiple opportunities to sample with Intuitive and Realistic styles, choosing subjects and painting methods along the way. Work small or large. Achieve success mixing warm and cool colors while learning a variety of application techniques. Achieve basic perspective, and also attain success with a limited palette of colors and values. Ann will demonstrate expressive styles, as well as refined detailed work. Enjoy increased confidence, personalized attention, and be inspired as you achieve your artistic goals. Bring multiple landscape/seascape /nostalgic photos to reference. A still life will also be available for observational painting choices. Beginners to all skill levels are welcome.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$25 Material fee includes all supplies or you may provide your own.
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Dragon's Eyes - A Make & Take Workshop


Christy Sherman

Saturday, July 14
9 AM - Noon
Learn how to freehand sculpt a dragon's eye in polymer clay. Wear your eye as a pendant, or decorate a journal, box, or other treasured possession. We'll cover different scale and texturing methods, as well as how to create an iridescent eye effect using mica powders and a glass cabochon. The same techniques can be used for other fantasy creatures and many animals. No experience needed.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$15 Material fee - All materials included.

On Site Instructional Photography

 

Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, 4 - 7 PM (3 classes)

July 17 - Westerly (cemeteries, architecture & beaches)
July 24 - Wickford Walkabout
July 31 - Fort Weatherall and Beavertail
Who wants to be sitting in a classroom during our beautiful RI summer? Why not learn new photography skills or polish your existing technique in these three instructional classes. Practice architectural, low light and scenic photography tailored to all skill levels. Cindy is there for hands on group and individual instruction.
$200 Members   $235 Non-members


Textile Art Designs

 
Ann Bianchi
Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3
10 AM - 2 PM
Fabrics from natural cellulose fibers (cottons and silks) will be our "canvases" as we experiment with historical and cultural dyeing and resist methods. Working in the styles of Arashi Shibori, Itajime Shibori and Adire Elesso, we will add colors to white cloth for fantastic results. A beautifully prepared cloth may be constructed into a wearable item or perhaps framed as a piece of art, or a wall hanging. In this workshop I will provide multiple demonstrations, and offer guidance on suggested final product applications. Be prepared to be amazed with your results, have fun and witness colors merging together as they take on a life of their own! Work with varieties of fabrics within each method and observe countless outcomes. Samples of completed work and step-by-step instructions will guide participants. No prior experience needed. All skills are welcome.
$120 Members   $155 Non-members
$25 Material fee - All materials included