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 Winter Art Classes Listing & Schedule

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Pins & Ornaments in Polymer Clay Christy Sherman
Saturday, December 17, 2016
10 AM - 1 PM
Learn how to transfer artwork or photographs to polymer clay. This technique is perfect for making pins, ornaments or tiny art pieces. You will be able to make several pieces and try out different techniques, including black and white art on colored or metallic clay, colored images on white clay, simple shapes, decorative sculpted frames and how to make your transfer look aged. All materials will be provided. No experience needed.
$50 Members   $85 Non-members
$20 Material fee - All materials included


Fusing Your Heart with Glass
Alice Benvie Gebhart
Sunday, January 22, 2017
1 - 3 PM 
In this class you will create a fused glass heart within an 8" white frame. Your heart shaped glass panel will consist of glass fragments in colors of your choice. Students will create a translucent framed heart using fusible glass in transparent and opalescent colors. You will be cutting,  arranging and building glass. The design will be fired and fused together using heat in a glass kiln. Absolutely no experience in glass is needed! All materials (glass and a white wooden frame) included.
$35 Members   $70 Non-members
$20 Materials fee - All materials included  


Basic Drawing FOR Visual Expression
Claire Bowen
January 17 - February 7 (4 classes)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Most active visual artists are often challenged when attempting to create a balance between their drawing skills and visual expression. Some artists are blocked by their inability to reproduce their intentions clearly. In this class you will improve your drawing skills for a more accurate form of communication.  Students will be introduced to the basic principles of two dimensional design through creative use of mark making. There will be introduction to shading to indicate the light source. You will also be shown ways to use correct measurement for proportional accuracy, perspective, and foreshortening. This class will emphasize the importance of drawing as a study of visual knowledge.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Exploring Creativity through Acrylic Painting - Jen Ferry
January 14 - February 4 (4 classes)
10 AM - 1 PM
In this studio style class you'll take reference material, of your choosing, and reconstruct it onto the canvas using different acrylic painting techniques. You will create paintings that are unique to your own style. By exploring composition, color preference and texture, you'll transform an object, photo, or a group of photos, into pieces of art that reflect your individual creativity. You will learn how to create an intuitive under painting and then paint layers on top that form representational items. This will lead to a unified composition that creates depth and interest to each artwork. Individual attention is given to meet each student's expectations.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Basics and Beyond in Oil Painting
Trish Hurley
January 18 - March 1(6 classes - no class 2/8)
1 - 4 PM
Learning to see, compare and mix simple shapes of tone and color is how we start. We will advance each week in our knowledge of composing shapes, creating form and learning how to see and mix those colors. This class is geard for the beginning student as well as those who want a refresher course and time to paint.
$210 Members   $245 Non-members
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The Art of Marketing: Using Social Media to Promote Your Work
Emily Stoermer
Feb 11 & 18 (2 classes)
10 AM - 3 PM
This course will provide an overview of best practices for using free social media to promote and catalogue an artist's work and how to integrate their use with a simple yet effective website. The first class will provide students an introduction to major available platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter/Periscope and LinkedIn), how each is best used by artists, and how to employ a social media presence to most effectively reach audiences. In the second half, we will discuss examples of available free and inexpensive hosting services, such as WordPress, and what the first steps are in setting up a presence on one of those sites. 
$125 Members   $160 Non-members


Explorations in Charcoal Drawing Kathy Hodge
February 25 - March 18 (4 classes)
10 AM - 1 PM
Have you ever tried charcoal but found it messy and hard to control? I will take you step by step of how to build up a drawing with rich blacks and interesting textures only achievable in charcoal. I stress working almost sculpturally, pushing the charcoal around on the paper until the movement and structure is felt, moving from the more fluid soft charcoal to the more permanent hard pencils.  I will set up several interesting still lifes and provide drawing kits (paper, charcoal, erasers, etc) for each participant, which they may keep.  
$150 Members  $185 Non-members
$7 Materials Fee (All materials included)


Foundations of Digital Photography
Cindy Horovitz Wilson
February 8 - March 1 (4 classes)
5 - 7 PM
In this class we will explore digital terms, exposure, focusing, white balance, file size and resolution, all the ingredients necessary to understand the basics of technical proficiency. We will practice and become comfortable with the settings on your digital camera through hands on classes, assignments and critiques. Learn to make photographs instead of taking photos!
$150 Members  $185 Non-members 


The Next Step in Digital Photography 
Cindy Horovitz Wilson
March 15 - April 5 (4 classes)
6-8 PM
Now that you have a basic understanding of how your camera works, how to use aperture and shutter speed in a fundamental way, it is time to really dive in and take the Next Step in Digital photography. In this class we will explore in depth more creative image making; effective focusing, metering, file formats, exposure modes and composition. There will be in-class discussion, assignments, critique, and development of each student's personal vision.
Experience for this class: a basic knowledge of your camera and digital terminology.
$150 Members  $185 Non-members 


Mobile Phone Photography: The Art of the iPhone or Android Phone 
Jan Armor
3 Session Workshop
Thursday, March 23, 7 - 9 PM (The camera and inspiration)
Saturday, March 25, 10 - Noon (On location photo shoot)
Thursday, March 30, 7 - 9 PM (Editing and Apps)
It's a new age. "It's been said that the best camera is the one you have with you" and the phone in your pocket does indeed offer a spontaneous new way to make good pictures. In this workshop you will learn how to create artistic photographs with the camera in your phone. You will also learn how to edit and process your images using Apple "Photos", Google "Photos" and other apps.
$110 Members  $145 Non-members 


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

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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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