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
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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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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