Wickford Art Association
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Sunday: 12-3pm
Closed Mondays

Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
Wickford, Rhode Island 02852-5745
Phone: (401) 294-6840
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Art Classes

2015 Fall Art Classes Listing & Schedule

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Portrait Basics - Lori Jeremiah
Wednesday & Thursday, October 21 & 22
2 - Day Workshop
10 AM - 2 PM
This workshop emphasizes the fundamentals of portraiture. Pencil, charcoal or monochromatic pastel will be used to create works of art and also capture a likeness of the individual. After the initial lesson of basic portraiture, students will receive individual instruction while working from photographs. Balance, composition and value techniques will be taught as well. All levels are welcome. No prior experience in portrait drawing is needed.
$125 Members  $160 Non-members
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Figure Drawing - William Heydt
October 19 - November 23  (6 classes)
9:30 AM - 12 Noon
The artist and model is one of the most enduring relationships in art.  This is a class for students to learn to work from live models in a studio setting.  Although this course is designed for beginners, experienced artists are invited to join us and enjoy this drawing experience. Instruction is personalized and geared to each student's abilities.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
$10 Model fee per session
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Introduction to Drawing -
Felicia Touhey
October 20 - November 10 (4 classes)
9:30 AM - 12 Noon
Learn the basics of drawing or build on what you know in a non-threatening atmosphere. This class is for beginners and those with some drawing experience to explore line, shape and form. You will learn about proportion, perspective and value. Students will develop the necessary knowledge to successfully draw from observation.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Beginner Watercolor - Lori Jeremiah
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 12 & 13
2 - Day Workshop
10 AM - 2 PM
A fun and relaxed watercolor workshop for those just getting started or needing a refresher course. Gain an understanding of the materials needed to begin watercolor painting and explore traditional watercolor techniques.
No prior experience or drawing skills are needed.
$125 Members  $160 Non-members
$20 Supply fee or see supply list.
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Painting from the Ground Up - Marjorie Ball
October 7, 14, 21 and Nov 4 (4 classes)
2:30 - 5 PM
You will learn how to find the essence of a scene and to create a well designed painting in this class. Beginning with your original photograph as a reference point, you will learn to plan a painting based on value patterns, darks and light, cool and warm colors and shapes. Drawing, design relationships, color mixing and paint application will be covered as well. This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
$5 supply fee.
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6 Steps to Better Paintings -
Anthony Tomaselli
Saturday & Sunday, Nov 7 & 8
2 - Day Workshop
9 AM - 3:30 PM
You will paint; you will learn and you will enjoy 2 days of intense study! Anthony will lead you through some very hands on, accomplished procedures and aesthetics that will make you a better painter. You will learn to assess, plan, see, study, execute and self-analyze while learning to make better decisions as you progress through your paintings. As always, Anthony will sprinkle in a mix of demos, philosophy, art history and his unique approach to painting and instruction. A handout outlining the six steps will be included in the workshop.
$195 Members  $230 Non-members
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Polymer Clay Impressions -
Christy Sherman
Saturday, October 3
10 AM - 1 PM
Create a nature print from real flowers and leaves, or use geometric textures, sandpaper or lace to create a more abstract piece. We will be working with thin sheets of polymer clay, carefully impressing our textures then learning to manipulate the sheet to trim it to the right size in a way that looks torn and organic. We will cure our pieces, then antique the clay to bring out the incredible details of the impressions and textures that have been added. Finally we will mount the pieces to canvas. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary.
$50 Members   $85 Non-members
$10 Supply fee


Fun Collage Making - Hiroko Shikashio
Saturday, October 24
11 AM - 3 PM
Do you have a drawer full of old watercolor paintings, printmaking prints, decorative papers, photos, magazine clippings, etc. that you have saved and are not sure what to do with? In this class you will learn how to take those treasured things and create new and exciting images with collage. Collage techniques will be taught that you can use and develop on your own. Collage material will be provided with supply fee.
$80 Members   $115 Non-members
$5 Supply fee
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Painting the Landscape in Pastels - 
Jeanne Tangney
December 3, 10 & 17 (3 classes)
2:30 - 5 PM
Using your photo references as a starting point, this class will explore various techniques for creating expressive landscape paintings in pastel. We will start by looking for interesting compositions while simplifying details. The fundamentals of sound landscape painting will be covered in depth, including color, value and atmospheric perspective.
All levels welcome; the information we will cover applies to landscape painting in any medium. Classes will include demonstration of methods and techniques as well as plenty of individual attention.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
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Pet Portraits in Oil Pastel - Ann Bianchi
Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11
2- Day Workshop
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Because pets play such a special part in our lives, they present us with familiar and lovable subjects to portray. Using oil pastels as your painting medium and your own close up photographs you will first begin with practice sketches, pastel sampling and special effects techniques as we progress onto final primed panels. You will complete an 11 x 14 oil pastel in this class. All materials are included with supply fee. No prior experience is needed and all levels are welcome.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
$25 Supply fee


Everything You Need to Know About Lightroom Library but Were Afraid to Ask - Jan Armor
Thursday, November 19
5 - 9 PM
Learn how to keep things straight in Lightroom's Library Module. You probably have already noticed many things can go awry in this wonderful program. It's not quite as easy as advertised. In this 4-hour workshop I will share all the tricks, tips and irregularities that you should know in order to keep your Library running smoothly. Also covered will be  "finding" lost folders and files, how to use "collections" in many creative ways and "backup strategies".
This class is appropriate for only intermediate and advanced users of Lightroom. 
$75 Members   $110 Non-members


Supply and model fees are paid directly to the instructors in the first class.
Please do not include them in your online payments.


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