Join this 4 week open figure studio. Open to all media and skill levels. No instruction-simply an opportunity to paint or draw from live models in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The models may be clothed or nude. There will be a series of short and longer poses depending on the wishes of the group.
Date: 4 Wednesdays, April 29-May 20
Time: 6-9 PM
Tuition: $50/40 members (tuition is to pay models)
CREATIVE DRAWING WITH WAYNE QUACKENBUSH
This class will come up with 7 words or phrases each week to stimulate the imagination. These prompts will form the basis for daily drawing. In class we will learn techniques for creative drawing, including visualization, blind-folded drawing, using the non-primary hand, etc. This class will help you establish a daily drawing practice. We will share our work each week. Open to all media and skill levels.
Instructor: Wayne has a BFA from Pratt Institute with an emphasis on Drawing and Illustrtion. He owns and runs Annex Comics in Newport. This class is based on the popular Art and Writing Challenges offered by Annex comics on Facebook. See www.annexcomics.com
Date: 5 Fridays, April 24-May 22
Tuition: $95/$85 members
ALCOHOL INK WITH MARY WOJCIECHOWSKI
Alcohol Ink differs from other fluid mediums as they flow, intermingle and create unique textures, often with unexpected results . This workshop offers opportunities to explore the characteristics of these inks and the accessories and tools used in the process. There will ample opportunity for creating many paintings and discovering the endless possibilities of this exciting and unpredictable medium. . All materials will be provided. Bring a paint shirt or apron to protect clothing. Open to new and returning students.
Mary , a retired visual arts teacher , received her BFA degree from the University of Connecticut. Most recently, she has expanded beyond her realistic boundaries and works experimentally with expressive color in her new paintings using alcohol inks. Mary is currently represented by Gallery 31, Orleans , MA. and True Grit Gallery. Middleburgh, Ma. See her work at www.mwojciechowski.com
Date: Saturday, April 25
Tuition: $75/$65 members
ACRYLIC/OIL TECHNIQUES WITH LYNN DEBEER
For the Beginner or Intermediate painter, this course will teach fundamental painting techniques that you can apply to any subject from materials to brushwork, color mixing, texture and tonal value. A great place to start if you are new or returning to oils or acrylics.
Lynne DeBeer is a Fine Arts graduate of Skidmore College and has been teaching painting and creative exploration for over 25 years. She has been an arts administrator , a fine arts consultant and has worked with artists for over 30 years to develop and market their work.
Date: 5 Thursdays, April 30-May 28
Tuition: $125/$115 members
PAINTING THE PORTRAIT FROM LIFE WITH EILEEN MAYHEW
This 4-week course is open to those who have some experience in drawing the portrait. Each 2 ½ hour session will begin with a live model. Learn how to set up the structure of the face in paint, while mixing the flesh tones. Students will practice using a simple color palette and discover how to paint the effects of light and shadow on the face. You will discover a myriad of possible color combinations while your powers of observation increase.
Date: 4 Tuesdays, May 5-26
Painting from Photographic references with Eileen Mayhew
Meet at various This 4-week course will be dedicated to techniques using photographs to complete a painting of the student's choosing, and learning how to set up the structure of the image using the grid method of the old masters. This is especially helpful when establishing the perspective of buildings. The grid method will also enhance the student's drawing skills and produce an accurate and original image. The reference photo is important, but the painting can be altered according to the student's imagination..
Instructor: Eileen Mayhew is an award-winning artist. She is a graduate of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art with a BFA in Painting. Eileen has been painting since 1995. Her online portfolio and bio can be viewed at www.eileenmayhewportraits-art.com.
Dates: 4 Tuesdays, June 2-23
Tuition: $150/140 members
botanical Drawing and Watercolor with Elizabeth O'Connell
What better month to be painting
than June? Join us to enjoy nature's beauty together! We'll be examining, drawing and painting peonies, foxglove, iris and other seasonal flowers, and learning about color mixing, deepening values, and using both wet on wet and dry brush techniques. All materials included! Beginners welcome, returning students will bring their skills to the next level
Instructor: Elizabeth O'Connell studied fine and graphic art at Boston's former Garland Junior College and watercolor painting with Natalie Phanstiehl and Richard Grosvenor. She exhibits her work at local shops and galleries and at Made in Warren Artist Cooperative Store, Warren, RI
Date: 4 Fridays, June 5-26
Tuition: $160/150 members (all materials provided)
Watercolor and Colored Pencil- Plein Air Sketchbook with Suzanne Lewis
Watercolor and colored pencil work beautifully together to get crisp, colorful images. Both media are portable and work well in sketchbooks. We will be traveling the East Bay with our sketchbooks and depicting local scenes and flora and fauna from the beach. Some drawing experience recommended. Instructor: Suzanne Lewis has a Masters in Arts in Teaching from RIC and Certificate in Drawing and Painting from RISD Continuing Education Program. She loves traveling and sketching.
Dates: 3 Wednesdays, June 10-24
Tuition: $100/90 members
COLOR LINOCUT PRINTS WITH SUZANNE LEWIS
The reduction method is a printmaking technique where a multicolored print is made from a single linoleum block. You will be amazed by the results you will get! No printmaking experience required, just a creative spirit and a desire to experiment with a new medium.
Instructor: Suzanne is a Rhode Island based artist who has worked in a variety of creative mediums but loves printmaking for its spontaneous and unexpective results. (see above)
Date: Saturday, June 13
Tuition: $70/$60 members ($10 materials fee to be paid to instructor
PAINTING SEASCAPES WITH JOEL POPADICS
Join Watercolorist Joel Popadics on a plein air workshop in picturesque Rhode Island. Learn how to capture the feeling of light and atmosphere in your paintings in this 3-day workshop for all levels. Each day we will meet at different location in Jamestown and Newport, including Beavertail and Ocean Drive. Morning and afternoon sessions will begin with a painting demonstration on how to paint the rocks and ocean in watercolor. After the demos you will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.
: Joel Popadics is Vice-President of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and a Past-President of the New Jersey Water Color Society. He's been featured many times in American Artist, the Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Artist and Watercolor Magic Magazines. He's been teaching watercolor for over 30 years and is a popular workshop instructor. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. To learn more about Joel and to see his watercolors on line visit his website at www.watercolorpop.com.
Date: Monday-Wednesday July 20-22
Tuition: $325/$300 members