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!
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)
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"
Interested in a particular topic for an adult class?
We are currently in the process of putting together arts programming for adults. If you have ideas or thoughts, please share those in a quick 3-question survey. Help us meet the needs of our community.
And, find out what all about our classes when they're posted a month prior, or sign up for eNews to receive information as soon as it's announced.