Classes

Plein Air Classes

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From Fields and Farms

Trish Hurley
Sept 22 - Oct 20
Fall Plein Air brings us investigating the wonderful farms and fields of South County. We start off with discussion of composition and atmospheric perspective on...

Onsite Classes

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

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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop

Diane Brown
Dec 6 & 7
This class will introduce the artist to painting on wooden cradled panels. During the first day, we will tape the sides of the wooden cradled panels,...
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Photography Basics: Part 1

Ronald Zincone
Nov 11
This course in photography basics is designed to teach and educate you on the very basics of 35mm photography with an emphasis on “digital photography” since we live...
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Photography Basics: Part 2

Ronald Zincone
Nov 18
This follow-up course in photography is designed to teach and educate you on the very basics of 35mm photography with an emphasis on “digital photography” since we live...
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Introductory Oil Painting Study

Sarah Hirsch
Oct 27 - Nov 17
Explore oil painting and learn to see colors everywhere! We will begin with some color theory and composition foundations, working with mixing exercises and still...
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Cartooning for Teens

Terry Kole
6 classes, Sept - Nov
Come join our Friday cartoon class! A great way to end a week of school. We’ll work our way through your favorite cartoons, learning to...
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Watercolor for Intermediate & Advanced Students

Pat D'Ambra
Oct 7 - 28
Paint the painting you have always wanted to paint! This class is for students who wish to refine and perfect their watercolor painting skills. Each class...
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Pencil Drawing from Observation

Ann Bianchi
Oct 15 - Nov 5
Explore the basics of drawing Classic Still Life through practice and observation. Class exercises will introduce drawing materials, skills, pencil techniques and teach participants to...
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How to Draw Comic Books

Brett Swanson
Oct 3 & 10
In these 2 classes students will learn about the comic book creative process involving several main categories; Shapes, Objects, Figures, and Layout. We will begin...
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Mosaics in a Day

Carol Chew
Sept 25
During this full-day Saturday session, we will be designing a 10”x 10” wood framed mirror using colorful mosaic tiles (provided) and/or china, ceramics and other found objects from...
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Create Turquoise Jewelry

Christy Sherman
Oct 23 & 24
Turquoise is prized for its beautiful color and patterns. Now you can make your own. Learn techniques to make faux turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli from...
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Illuminated Resin with Layers

Christy Sherman
Oct 2
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...
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Clay Sculpting in Relief

Christy Sherman
Sept 18
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...
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Serti Silk Painting

Ann Bianchi
Sept 17 - Oct 8
Serti refers to a watercolor style of painting on white silk using colorful dyes and “resist” techniques. Our silk fabrics will be supported over stretcher...
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It’s Our Nature to Draw

Betsey MacDonald
Sept 14 - Oct 5
It’s our nature to be curious about nature and the best way to learn about something is to draw it. We’ll draw bones, blossoms, bulbs,...
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Fun with Collage

Michele Leavitt
Sept 13 - Oct 4
Collage is an art technique where paper shapes are arranged and glued onto a surface. We will use all kinds of paper and arrange them...
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The Basics of Oil & Cold Wax

Diane Brown
Monday, Oct 18 (10-3)
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...

Youth Classes

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

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Family Tree Storybook

Sarah Hirsch
Wednesday, August 25
In this intergenerational workshop, we’ll make books together of your family trees. We’re designing our class materials for children ages 5-9 to use with an older sibling,...
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Magical Beasties

Sarah Hirsch
Tuesday, August 24
In this workshop, we invite you to buddy up intergenerationally and co-create some magical creatures. We’re designing our class materials for children ages 5-9 to use with...
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Professional Photography for Youth 10 – 14

Isadora Frost
August 9 - 13
Have fun walking on the sunny beach with your friends, exploring nature and feeling the ocean breeze while learning how to take great photos. In this...
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Explorations in Printmaking

Sarah Hess
July 27 - 30
In this class we will explore various printmaking techniques such as; monoprinting, relief printing, and stamping. We will experiment printing with found objects and natural materials...
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Out & About in Wickford for Teens

Terry Kole
July 19 - 23
Cameras and sketchbooks in hand, let’s go discover the coolest nooks and crannies in Wickford. We will scour downtown Wickford in search of the perfect picture...

COVID Precautions

To ensure the health and safety of all students, our faculty and staff, Wickford Art Association has instituted various protocols in response to the COVID-19 crisis:
  • Class sizes are limited to 12 for plein air and 12 in-gallery.
  • The gallery will be closed to the general public when classes are in session.
  • Masks must be worn in the gallery by visitors, students, faculty and staff.
  • Plastic gloves are available upon request.
  • We have made hand sanitizer and wipes available at all times.
  • Regular cleaning and sanitizing of common spaces and frequent cleaning of all touched surfaces will occur.