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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2017 Spring Art Classes Listing & Schedule

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Figure Drawing
Kathleen Weber
June 5 - 26 (4 classes)
9:30 AM - 12 Noon
This class will focus on drawing the nude figure, using both quick gesture studies and longer poses. Students will learn anatomy and proportions of the human figure and will become more comfortable and confident in rendering the human form.
We will use mostly charcoal and conte crayon on newsprint, although students may try different materials if they wish. The instructor will do demonstrations and welcomes questions about other materials to use in class. All levels welcome.
$125 Members  $160 Non-members
$40 Model Fee
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Mixed Media Drawing & Painting
Claire Bowen
May 2 - 23 (4 classes)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This multi-media, explorative class encourages the individual to discover one's process through the transition from drawing into painting. We will start by drawing from observation and quickly move into using layers of paper, paint and various collected materials. Subject matter may change from representation into abstraction. One will be guided to find one's individual "voice" and to be courageous in use of new materials and process. Open to all levels. 
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
$15 Material Fee
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Gearing Up To Go Out
Trish Hurley
April 19 - May 17 (4 classes - no class 5/3)
1 - 4 PM
Painting outside is a great way to enjoy the summer months in New England!  But what do you focus on? There are always so many things to look at, distractions, and multiple supplies; it can all be so daunting!  In this class, we will view images and discuss the basics of design and composition to start. Then copying and working from photos, we will discuss different mediums/materials as well as light and color mixing and how to get the most of those outdoor sessions so it'll be much easier and enjoyable. This class is appropriate for beginning students and is open to any painting medium.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members


Sculpt a Dragon
Christy Sherman
A "Make & Take" Workshop
Saturday, April 8
10 AM - 3 PM
This workshop will be an in depth exploration of all things dragon as we sculpt one in relief. We will work in polymer clay, and cover different techniques to sculpt, model, and texture the dragon. 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.
I will demo techniques such as different scale patterns, body, and wing designs, along with a few shortcuts I've learned along the way. I'll provide reference images for the same project, but you're welcome to make whatever you like.
We'll learn how to create a gorgeous iridescent effect for the dragon scales and I'll also cover texturing and dry brushing techniques to create realistic looking stone.
This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting or polymer clay. No experience needed, and techniques will apply to any sculpting project you do, not just dragons.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$25 Material fee - All materials included


Painting with Watermedia on Terra Skin
Cynthia DiDonato

A Two - Day Workshop
Wednesday & Thursday, April 12 & 13
10 AM - 1 PM

Learn how to use water media to paint on Terra Skin, an environmentally friendly paper made from mineral powder and non-toxic resin. Participants will experiment with using several techniques to apply liquid, tube, pencil or crayon watermedia to Terra Skin to create abstract or semi-abstract paintings from their imaginations or their own photos.
$90 Members   $125 Non-members
$15 Material fee - For 2 large sheets of Terra Skin
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Shibori Expressions - Ann Bianchi
A Two - Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23
10 AM - 2 PM
Fabrics from natural cellulose fibers (cottons and silks) will be our "canvases" as we experiment with historical and cultural dyeing and resist methods. Working in the styles of Arashi Shibori, Itajime Shibori and Adire Elesso, we'll add colors to white cloth for fantastic results.  A beautifully prepared cloth may be constructed into a wearable item or perhaps framed as a piece of art, or a wall hanging.  In this workshop I will provide multiple demonstrations, and offer guidance on suggested final product applications. Be prepared to be amazed with your results, have fun and witness colors merging together as they take on a life of their own! Work with varieties of fabrics within each method and observe countless outcomes. Samples of completed work and step-by-step instructions will guide participants. No prior experience needed. All skills are welcome.
$120 Members   $155 Non-members
$25 Material fee - All materials included


Fast and Fresh!
A Two - Day Pastel Workshop
Michele Poirier Mozzone, PSA, IAPS/MC
Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30
9 AM - 4 PM
Working from photographs, we will explore good composition, underpainting techniques, color choices and how a successful underpainting affects your finished piece. Timed exercises will help free you from hesitation and loosen you up. This workshop pertains to all subject matter - landscape, figurative, still life, etc. Basic knowledge of pastel is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
$250 Members   $285 Non-members
UArt Sanded Pastel Paper will be available to buy for $15 a sheet.
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The Next Step in Digital Photography 
Cindy Horovitz Wilson
May 15 - June 12 (4 classes - no class 5/29)
7 - 9  PM
Are you ready to wake up and challenge yourself photographically? You know the shutter speeds and the f-stops, now is the time to learn new skills and techniques to elevate your photography to the next level. Join Cindy Horovitz Wilson in this four-session class geared towards more advanced creative and technical tools, as well as deepening your personal vision.
Each class will feature a pre-assignment of visual concepts. We will then review the images presented in class, and discuss how to technically achieve your vision.
Who should attend: advanced amateurs and intermediate students & photographers. 
What to expect: to gain the confidence to elevate your personal photographic skills.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members 


Honing Your Photography Vision:
Building a Strong Portfolio
Cindy Horovitz Wilson
May 25 - June 22 (4 classes - no class 6/8)
7 - 9  PM
How does one create 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.
$175 Members  $210 Non-members 


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Tuesday Open Studio: 12 to 3 PM
Open to artists of all levels 
Studio fee: $2 members, $5 non-members
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Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 PM
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Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 3, Sunday 12 - 3 Closed on Monday
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