Wickford Art Association
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Sunday: 12-3pm
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Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
Wickford, Rhode Island 02852-5745
Phone: (401) 294-6840
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2015 Summer Art Classes Listing & Schedule

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Figure Drawing - William Heydt
July 20 - August 24  (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.
$125 Members  $160 Non-members
$10 Model fee per session
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The Value of Color 
(Painting the Landscape with Pastels) -
Jeanne Tangney
July 2, 16, 30 & August 6 (4 classes)
2:30 - 5 PM
Your box of pastels is filled with an array of beautiful colors - how do you choose which ones to use? In this class, we will thoroughly explore all aspects of color including hue, value, intensity and temperature.  We will then plan our palette by selecting from a variety of color schemes, including complementary, analogous and a few in between! All levels welcome; the information we will cover applies to landscape painting in any medium.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Linoleum Block Printing -
Felicia Touhey
July 7 & 14 (2 classes)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Design, carve and roll your "Linocut" with non-toxic inks. Printed by hand, you will make multiple images and playfully vary them while inking and printing or later with additional materials. 
This is a fun, fast and easy way to learn about relief printmaking.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
$25 Supply fee


Plein Air Painting - Vanessa Piche
July 21 - August 11 (4 classes)
3 - 7 PM
This class will cover the basics of Plein Air Painting in various locations around Rhode Island. Each week we will focus on the fundamental building blocks for strong paintings, which are composition, value, color, edges, and paint application. Emphasis will also be spent on capturing light quickly, simplifying scenery into large shapes and masses, adding figures into paintings, and creating focal interest. All levels welcome.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
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Classic Car Paint Out - Vanessa Piche
Saturday, July 25
(Rain date, Saturday, August 1)
9 AM - 1 PM
Come and have some painterly fun while capturing the engaging subject of a classic car and posed figure. Car and model will be out in the landscape for you to paint, draw, or photograph. Class is outdoors so please come prepared.
$45 Members  $80 Non-member
$10 Model fee



Beginner Watercolor - Lori Jeremiah
2 Workshop Choices
Wednesday & Thursday, July 29 & 30
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 12 & 13
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
Please specify workshop dates when registering.
$20 Supply fee or provide your own.
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Portrait Sculpture Workshop - Barbara Tortolani
Thursday & Friday
July 16  & 17 (2 classes)
9 AM - 1 PM
During this workshop the students will learn the techniques used by Auguste Rodin of Paris to create a sculpted portrait. By looking for planes, angles, and parameters they will be able to sculpt a recognizable likeness of the subject. The portrait will be approx. 8" tall and will be made using a polymer clay that can be hardened at the end of the workshop.
$125 Members   $160 Non-members
$20 Model fee
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Polymer Clay Jewelry - Christy Sherman
Saturday, July 18
10 AM - 3 PM
This is a great introduction to both polymer clay and jewelry. The same techniques can be used to incorporate polymer clay into mixed media and collage work as well. In the first half of the class, you will make basic bead shapes and experiment with color mixing, impressing texture, and sculpting spirals, flowers, and leaves.  Your clay beads and pendants will bake during lunch, and then you will learn how to make a simple adjustable cord necklace and use jewelry findings to create a few more things with our beads.
$70 Members   $105 Non-members
$20 Supply fee



Cast Paper Sculpture - Lisa May
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
August 5, 6, & 7 (3 classes)
10 AM - 12:30 PM
In this class you will learn how paper is made and then make your own sheets of paper to cast over the sculpture armature you have built and designed. Finish your sculpture with paint, decorative papers and any whimsical objects you wish.
$130 Members  $165 Non-members
$15 Supply fee



Sculpting in Relief - Christy Sherman
Saturday, August 22
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Relief sculpture is a marvelous combination of 2 and 3 dimensional techniques, drawing and sculpting at the same time. Look at a coin to see a miniature example of a bas-relief. You will work in polymer clay and learn different techniques to sculpt, model, and texture the surface. Christy will demo techniques while sculpting a bird and provide reference images for the same project, but you are welcome to make whatever you like. This is a great introduction to sculpting and polymer clay.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$25 Supply fee



Plein Air Photography -
Cindy Horovitz Wilson &
Eileen McCarney Muldoon
2 Sessions - 2 Locations 
Twilight Photography - Jamestown
Thursday, July 9
5 - 9 PM
Learn the tools to make exceptional low light photographs
in twilight and early evening.
Please bring a tripod.
Contemplative Photography - Roger Williams Park
Friday, July 24
9 AM - 1 PM
Spend a morning photographing with purpose. This class is geared towards those who are familiar with their cameras (DSLR's, point & shoot, or cell phones) but want to create photographs with meaningful compositions.
$100/session Members    $135/session Non-members
Please specify workshop dates when registering.



iPhonography - Jan Armor
Saturday, August 15
9 AM - 1 PM
It's been said that the best camera is the one you have with you. If you have an iPhone you have a convenient and powerful tool for creating unique imagery. Learn how to unlock this camera's potential. With a rapidly growing number of photography apps, the possibilities are seemingly limitless. Be inspired wherever you are. Learn how the portability and connectivity of iPhones and iPads allow you to shoot, edit, and share your creations wherever you go. Join Jan for an inspiring day of shooting and processing the iPhone way.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
You will have to purchase 2 apps for your iPhone or iPad.



The Joyful Creativity Process - Lori Reinerth
August 27 - October 1 (6 classes)
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Do you ever feel stressed when you sit down to begin creating a work of art? Do you ever find yourself worrying about the merit of your own worth as an artist? Unleash your creativity, achieve a child-like state of joy, and enjoy the sheer pleasure of creating art in this expressive arts class. You will be guided through a 3-step process that explores a variety of mediums as well as Touch Drawing in combination with a series of meditation practices. Discover ways to use meditation in your artistic process to move through blocks and bypass the internal self-critic, reawakening the joy of creating we experienced as children. No artistic experience is necessary.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$40 Supply fee


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