Classes

Plein Air Classes

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Rocks, Water & Waves at Beavertail Lighthouse

Trish Hurley
July 12 - August 2
Late afternoon is such a wonderful time to paint outdoors....
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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....
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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....
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Plein Air Painting in Gouache

Jodi Manca
August 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...
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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....
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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.

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Textile Floral Sculpture

Ann Bianchi
Saturday, August 21
In this workshop you will design unique floral sculptures from textile and fiber materials. Have fun learning how to gather, wrap, fray and mix textiles and fibers...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...

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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Papermaking Sculpture

Lisa May
August 9, 11 & 13
In this class, participants will construct a 3d form that will then be covered with handmade paper. Students will learn how plant fibers are used...
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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...
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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...
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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 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.