Current Classes


Textile Silk Painted Art
Ann Bianchi
Monday, June 29
10 AM to 4 PM
Create in a non-objective style of painting on natural silk textiles. Choose items for design inspiration, create an abstract pattern and paint on a silk scarf or silk fabric, which may become a wall hanging. Pattern and color will become the mesmerizing energy for the personal textile art to be created. Come prepared to have fun and let the colors flow with permanent textile paints, dyes and fabric mediums. The elegant textures create unique and interesting designs. Samples of completed work will be introduced. No prior experience needed. All skills are welcome.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$25 Material Fee (includes all materials)
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Textile Expressions from Nature
Ann Bianchi
Tuesday, July 7
10 AM to 4 PM
Express yourself on fabrics using natural subjects for inspiration and a variety of painting materials. We’ll create consistency with our nature choices, making the most of contour, value and design. After choosing items from nature, identify key features, create a repetitive pattern, identify and mix colors, and begin the painting fun! Fabric surface choices create unique results. Finished designs may be created into a variety of artworks. All skills are welcome.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$25 Material Fee (includes all materials)
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CLASS FULL
Late Day Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Tuesdays, July 14 - August 18
4 - 7 PM (6 classes)
Long cool shadows, pink and orange skies in the late afternoon is a great time to paint! Trish will start you off  with a demonstration at various locations around South County. Personal attention and a group critique advances your painting skills through the 6 week session. Class size limited to 10 students.
$215 Members   $250 Non-members


The Oil & Cold Wax 
Experience
Diane Brown
Monday, July 20
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. Each artist will produce a series of three to four paintings.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee
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Plein Air Watercolor
Joan Croce
Tuesdays, July 21 - August 11, Rain date Aug 18
9 AM - 12 Noon (4 classes)
The struggles of painting “plein air” in watercolor are real, but so are the rewards! This class is designed to help us make those 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. Each week a different location in and around Wickford will be chosen, a short demo offered, and both individual instruction and a critique will be provided. Some previous experience with watercolors is highly recommended.
This class is being limited to 8 participants so that social distancing can be practiced.
Joan Croce is a signature member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and has been teaching art to children and adults for over 25 years.
$160 Members   $195 Non-members
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Early Morning Plein Air Painting
Trish Hurley
Thursdays, August 6 - September 10
7:30 - 10:30 AM (6 classes)
Early morning is such a special time of the day to paint plein air with the day just starting and locations still quiet. Trish will start you off with a demonstration as the morning unfolds and the day warms up the color of the landscape around South County. Personal attention and a group critique advances your painting skills through the 6 week session.
Class size limited to 10 students.
$215 Members   $250 Non-members
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members


The Oil & Cold Wax 
Experience
Diane Brown
Monday, August 24
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. Each artist will produce a series of three to four paintings.
Class size limited to 6 students.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members

Carol Chew - Colorful Mosaic Creatrions
Colorful Mosaic Creations
Carol Chew
Fridays, October 2 - 23 (4 classes)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this class you will learn how to design and create colorful mosaics. You will explore different mosaic tiles, tools and techniques while making two mosaic pieces.  Open to all levels and no previous experience is necessary.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$35 Material fee
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Vicki Iannuccillo, Watercolor Fun
Class full
Watercolor Fun!
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, October 6 - 27
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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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


Digital Painting with Procreate
Cindy DiDonato
Saturdays, October 17 & 24
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 classes)
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. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate. This workshop is intended for those who have worked with Procreate before and wish to move beyond the basic skills. We will begin with a very brief review of the basic Procreate skills and then will move to a more advanced intermediate level.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
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