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Adult Classes

Notice to our Adult Class Students - In response to Covid-19, we are actively rescheduling classes. Unfortunately, some classes may have to cancelled outright.  If you have already registered, we will work with you to fit you into a new class, convert your fee to a membership or refund your money.  Your health and well-being are important to us!  As soon as we have more information, we will contact all registered students.  

All dates below are subject to change.

Education is life-long -- and creative exploration can happen at any time in that journey. Come explore mediums more fully, establish rapport with instructors, meet other creative minds, and find new friends. Our instructors offer technical guidance and encouragement to stretch all minds and artistic skills.

Instagram for Artists - Online Workshop - FULL

Saturday, May 30, 2020 (9:00am - 11:00am)

Cost: $50 per participant (limit: 6 participants)

Instructor: Cynthia DiDonato

Instagram is a fantastic application for artists of all mediums given today’s difficulty in meeting face to face to sell your art. Study the power of marketing and feedback as you begin to build your own brand in this Instagram workshop.

Learn how to engage with new and old friends, connect with artists and art organizations around the globe, or just find inspiration for your next big project. In this two hour workshop you will learn: why Instagram is great for artists, understand its tools, and learn about hashtags to market your art.

Please download the Instagram app to your smartphone or tablet.

Have several photos of your art work on your phone or tablet gallery. Also make sure your smartphone or tablet is fully charged.

Lastly download Zoom to either a laptop, desktop or another device. In short,you will need Zoom on any device listed above and Instagram on your phone or tablet. 

Digital Painting: Using Procreate on an IPad - Online Class

Saturdays, June 13, 20 & 27, 2020 (9am-noon)

Cost: $75 for Members / $110 for Non-Members 

Instructor: Cynthia DiDonato

Did you know that digital painting opens a world of possibilities for creativity? You can paint with your finger or stylus or import photos of your conventional artwork or photography to create layered digital art. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate.

This 3 day workshop will provide basic and intermediate skills needed to create digital art in Procreate. Day 1 is a basic introduction or a review for those who have already worked with Procreate. Day 2 and 3 will provide intermediate skills that build on the basic skills learned in the Day 1 class. 

Procreate can only be used on an iPad and must be purchased and installed from the App store for $9.99 in advance of the class.

Register online OR Call to register @ 401-737-0010 during office hours (Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 3pm)

(photo credit: Testing 123, by Cynthia DiDonato)

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Oil Painting for Beginners - POSTPONED

Saturday, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, & 9, 2020 (2:30pm - 5:00pm)

Cost: $100 for WCFA members / $115 for Non-Members 

Instructor: Judy Vilmain

There's nothing like oil painting for depth, luster, and layers of color! During this five-week class you will learn a step-by-step, systematic approach to oil painting used by many of the great masters throughout the ages. You will start with a primary palette of one red, one yellow, and one blue, and together with white you will be amazed at the range of colors and effects you can achieve. And you will be given a clear path for progress beyond the five weeks, with specific exercises to continue to work on in your own studio.  Judy is an award winning artist and an instructor at the Providence Art Club.  A supply list will be provided before the first class.

(photo credit:  Tools of the Trade, by Judy Vilmain)

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Needle Felting Workshop - FULL/POSTPONED

Thursday, March 19, 2020 (6-8pm)

Cost: $15 for WCFA members / $20 for Non-Members 

plus $10 felting kit fee

Instructor: Gail Mitchell Slezak

How can you turn soft, fluffy wool into an intricate animal sculpture?  Learn the basics of needle felting and create your own adorable wooly creation in this two hour workshop.  Register now!

Class is now full 

Beginners Intro to Drawing - POSTPONED

Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, and 21, 2020 (6-8pm)

Cost: $80 for WCFA members / $100 for Non-Members 

Instructor: Karen James

Intro to Drawing is a fun and relaxed way to learn the basic techniques and told needed to start sketching and drawing. Whether you plan to draw just to capture a moment in time or to record detailed images, this is a great way to get started. You do not need to have any experience – Just a desire to learn! 

Register online OR Call to register @ 401-737-0010 during office hours (Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 3pm)

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Advanced Drawing: Techniques and Composition -POSTPONED

Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020 (6-8pm)

Cost: $80 for WCFA members / $100 for Non-Members

Instructor: Karen James

Would you like to take your drawing skills past the beginner stages? Learn a few techniques to help you define objects? Set up your own compositions? Advanced Drawing is for you! This 4-week class will build upon what you learned in "Intro to Drawing" by adding key drawing skills that will bring your drawings to life. We will cover what defines a good composition and how to create one, how to use pencil strokes and values to create textures, covering several specific objects along the way. Participants should have a basic knowledge of drawing or previously taken the "Intro to Drawing" class if you plan on taking "Advanced Drawing"

Register online or call 401-737-0010 during office hours (Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 3pm)

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