Youth Classes

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


Professional Phone Photography: Make Memories of the Bay

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...

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...

Planes, Trucks and Cars

Lisa May
August 9, 11 & 13
Create your own form of transportation to drive home in! In this class, participants will construct a 3d form that will then be covered with...

Nature Sketch for Teens

Susan Sward
Aug 2 - 5
Summer Camp for young artists. Natural science illustrator and seasoned school teacher Susan Sward will lead students in exploring the world of nature and the great...

Nature Journaling for Kids

Susan Sward
June 28 - July 1
Summer camp for young artists and explorers. Natural science illustrator and seasoned school teacher Susan Sward will lead students in exploring the world of nature...

Cartooning for Teens

Terry Kole
August 23 - 27
In this class we will imitate the masters of cartooning. Each student can learn to master their favorite characters as well as the favorites of their...

Wild About Color – Acrylic Painting for Teens

Terry Kole
August 16 - 20
Summer brings us a riot of color! Learn the basics of Acrylic painting while painting your favorite summertime things! Based on the students’ wishes we will...

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...

Plein Air Classes


Rocks, Water & Waves at Beavertail Lighthouse

Trish Hurley
July 6 - July 27
Late afternoon is such a wonderful time to paint outdoors....

Morning Light in South County

Trish Hurley
July 14 - August 4
The summer morning light is so glorious around South County as the day begins....

It Takes A Village – Wickford Plein Air

Trish Hurley
June 22, 24, 29 & July 1
The quaint houses with adorning doors, picket fences and gardens all lend themselves to painting....

Plein Air Painting in Gouache

Jodi Manca
June 5 - 26
Painting outdoors, students will learn the basics of working with gouache, a versatile and fun water based medium well suited for painting on location. Learn how...

Zooming Down the Road

Cindy Wilson
June 2 - July 21
In this  class will visit some of the most beautiful locations in RI to photograph. One week will be out in the field taking photos....

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Joan Croce
June 1-22
Learn the building blocks of creating a successful landscape watercolor painting in this class. Some experience with watercolor is recommended....

Onsite Classes

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


Botanical Artistry in Watercolor

Pat D'Ambra
July 15 - August 5
In this Intermediate to Advanced watercolor class, students will be painting flowers and plants, fading and fresh, with an emphasis on exacting the details in...

Paper Sculpture Workshop

Lisa May
August, 16, 18, 20
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...

Figures in Landscape

Jodi Manca
June 3 - 24
Whether in cityscapes, interiors or landscapes, figures can add interest and character to your paintings. Learn how to capture the essential information to convey the...

Oil & Cold Wax Collage

Diane Brown
Monday, June 21 (10-3)
This 5-hour class will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium. Artists will learn to mix paint with cold wax, basic mark...

A Wash in Watercolor

Vicki Iannuccillo
Thursdays, April 29 - May 20, 9 to 12
Painters who have some basic knowledge of watercolor painting can build or strengthen their skills in this class as we explore...

Summer Scenes with Acrylics

Ann Bianchi
August 6 - 27
Take your drawings to the next level and develop them into expressive Acrylic Paintings. In this class we will introduce perspective, composition, application methods, color themes,...

Get the Most Out of Your iPhone

Jan Armor
May 1 - 22
Your iPhone is more than just a telephone, lots more! This little device in your pocket is chock full of other useful features. Besides being...

Sit, Stay, Draw!

Betsey MacDonald
Tuesdays, April 6 - 27, 9 to 12
Animals are challenging, fun and satisfying to draw. If you would like to learn more about your four-legged friends, there's no better...

Building Simple Drawing Skills

Michele Leavitt
Mondays, April 19 - May 10 (9am-12pm)
Learn how to draw in an easy-going studio setting. Participants will explore several general drawing techniques that are part of an artist’s drawing...

Online Classes

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 10 for plein air and 6 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.