Fall Classes 2020

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Plein Air Classes


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

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

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

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

On Line Classes


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

Photography


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

Mixed Media



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


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


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


Painting



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

This class is on ZOOM
Acrylic Painting with Passion
Ann Bianchi
Fridays, November 20 - December 1
9 AM to Noon (4 classes)
Creating an expressive painting is similar to developing a “story”. Using techniques of 19th and 20th century artists, we’ll cover topics to include, perspective skills, developing composition, simplifying subject matter, acrylic application methods, color themes, atmosphere and mood. We’ll mix colors, identify contrasts and make selective choices based on the results. Working from still life set ups you will achieve artistic success as your paintings come to life and evoke interest with color, space and form. All levels welcome and no prior experience needed.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members
Bring basic acrylic supplies and your choice of canvases and/or visit annebianchi.com for materials under "Class Supply Lists"
Members (current with dues)
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Class Full - Please call the Gallery to be put on a wait list
Intermediate and Advanced Watercolors
Pat D'Ambra
Thursdays, December 3, 10 & 17
9 to 12 Noon (3 classes)
This is a class for intermediate to advanced watercolor students. Each class will begin with a demo of a particular watercolor technique. Emphasis will be placed on color mixing, painting techniques, composition and materials. Students can work independently on their own subjects or on subjects provided by Pat. This class is designed for students to further develop their painting skills in a supportive and instructive classroom setting. Class size limited to 6 students.
$120 Members $155 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee
Watercolor supply list


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

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