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Education is life-long -- and creative exploration can happen at any time in that journey. Please enjoy these photos from our past classes and programs.  We hope you are inspired to begin your creative journey!


Springtime Needle Felting Workshop

Tuesday, March 25, 2021 (6:00pm - 8:30pm)

Instructor:  Gail Mitchell Slezak

Did you know you can turn soft, fluffy wool into an intricate sculpture?  We learned the basics of needle felting and created our own adorable wooly creation in this two and a half hour workshop.  We made colorful, needle felted eggs to celebrate the coming of Spring!

"Hurricane Operative" by Rebecca Hamilton Stockdill

Collage Story Block Workshop

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Instructor:  Rebecca Hamilton Stockdill

In this workshop, we learned how to make 3-Dimensional collaged story blocks. Each block tells its own story using collaged images, ephemera, printed and handwritten text. Use your imagination to combine images in order to create a visual narrative, personal to you. We will learn different techniques to layer paint, tape, paper and more. All materials were supplied, however, however, some of our students brought copies of images or ephemera of their own to incorporate and share.  Each participant made 2 different story blocks to take home.

All dates below are subject to change.

Vision Glass Painting Workshop - Friday, January 29th - 6-8:00 pm

Start the New Year with a cup of cheer and a paintbrush as you create your own personal glass that represents YOU and your VISION for 2021!

You’ve heard of a vision board, but what about a vision glass? Take our workshop to discover your “power color”, reflect on the year, choose your inspiration word for the new year and create a hand painted glass.

Come join us at the Warwick Center for the Arts for this fun and creative Vision Glass Painting Workshop offered online and in-person. In this 1.5 hour class, you will hand paint a design on a wine glass guided by teaching artist, Aileen Quinn. You will take a fun color quiz to choose your color and you will receive worksheets to help choose your inspirational word for 2021. This is similar to a Vision Board Party except we are painting on a glass. All painting supplies, wine glass and worksheets included. Aileen will teach you STEP BY STEP so no experience necessary. Sign up with your friends!

Date: Friday, January 29th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online via Zoom & in person at WCFA

Class Fee: $35 (members $25)

Instructor: Aileen Quinn

Supplies: Kit will be provided. Additional suggested supply list will be emailed upon registration

Workshop kits are available curbside or in the gallery during regular business hours upon registration. You have the option of joining the class online via Zoom or in person in our socially distanced, disinfected and air purified space. Please note, despite these precautions we require all in-person participants to wear masks. 

Yoga in the Gallery

Instructor: Elisabeth Schenenga

This Fall, we enjoyed Yoga in the Gallery with local instructor Elisabeth Schenenga. Participants created space in their body and mind while connecting to the breath.  They learned to connect breath and movement while flowing between poses, concluding with a savasana (relaxation) Image may contain: one or more people and indoor

Needle Felting Workshop

Instructor: Gail Mitchell Slezak

Did you know you can turn soft, fluffy wool into an intricate animal sculpture?  We learned the basics of needle felting and created our own adorable wooly creation in this two hour workshop.  

Photo Credit: Cindy Wilson

"The Wonderful World of Photograply" Black & White Photography

Instructor:  Cindy Wilson

In this 3-part class, we began by learning to ‘see’ in black white and gray tones. We first looked at black and white images and discussed their visual elements, how colors translate into black and white and looked at photographers who work primarily in that medium. We spent our second session photographing in the field, practicing the concepts of seeing and capturing black and white images. In Session three, we were introduced to software and post processing.

Cindy Wilson is an award winning North Kingstown based fine art photographer and educator. She continues to develop her own signature style of making images, observing and capturing her subjects with authenticity and dignity. She exhibits in local art festivals and with many photography organizations.

Paint Pouring Workshops 

Instructor: Patty Martucci

This colorful workshop took place outdoors in our courtyard, on a lovely summer day.  Paint pouring is a fascinating, fluid technique that allows your imagination to run wild.  We learned how to use acrylic paint to create beautiful abstract designs made of whorls and swirls.  No two paintings were alike!  

Digital Painting: Using Procreate on an IPad - Online Class

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 provided basic and intermediate skills needed to create digital art in Procreate. Day 1 was a basic introduction or a review for those who have already worked with Procreate. Day 2 and 3 provided intermediate skills that built on the basic skills learned in the Day 1 class. 

(photo credit: Testing 123, by Cynthia DiDonato)

Beginners Intro to Drawing  

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! 

Advanced Drawing: Techniques and Composition

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"

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