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Youth Classes

Education is life-long and creative exploration is key at any time in that journey. As early as age 3, here at WCFA, students explore mediums, engage with instructors, meet other creative minds, and find new friends. Our instructors offer technical guidance and encouragement to stretch young minds and artistic skills. 

2021 April School Vacation Camp for children in grades 1-6

April 19 - 23, 2021 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

A week full of creating art in celebration of Earth Day!

MONDAY: The art of movement: Dance, props & art!

TUESDAY: Illustration from Nature for Coloring Books

WEDNESDAY: Watercolor Painting

THURSDAY: Sculpture, Recycling & Gardening

FRIDAY: Printmaking from Nature

Daily session fee: $50 / $40 for WCFA Members

Weekly session fee (all 5 days): $200 / $175 for WCFA Members

Early drop off option at 8:45: $10 fee per day

Sibling discount: 10% off

All art materials included. Please pack a water bottle and lunch. Weather permitting we will have lunch outside. Class sizes are limited to allow for adequate social distancing. Masks and daily Covid screening required.

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Accepted forms of payment: cash, check, PayPal or credit card

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2021 Summer Vacation Art Camp - details coming soon!

We are excited to offer summer vacation art camp to children ages 7-12. In order to keep our staff and campers safe and prevent the spread of Covid19, we will be following the guidelines set forth by the State of Rhode Island. We look forward to seeing you this Summer! We hope all our community members stay safe and healthy. We have taken a number of precautions including:

  • limited class size with maximum of 10 campers
  • all camps will be run as a week long program; we will not be rotating groups throughout the day
  • all classes will take place in our main gallery to maximize social distancing
  • masks will be worn
  • enhanced cleaning protocol

Tiny Hands: Ages 3-5

Fridays 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members per class. Advance registration is required, class size is limited to 6 students who all must wear masks. 

Instructor: Danielle Salisbury

Exploratory Art for 4-6 year olds. Sensory exploration is a large part of the artistic experience. This series of classes will introduce children ages 3-5 years old to art projects that will allow them to express their creativity while stimulating their imagination and other senses. These tactile projects will encourage young artists to explore all modes of their creativity. All supplies included

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Saturday Studios for Young Masters Ages 6-11

10:00am - 12 noon

Cost: $20 per session WCFA members; $25 per session Non-members

Instructors: Aileen Quinn & Patty Martucci

Learn about painting with pastels and watercolor in the style of master artists such as Matisse, Monet, Chagall and Van Gogh! Class size is limited to provide adequate social distancing. All supplies included

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Teen Classes - coming soon! 

Ages 13-17

Classes are being organized now.  Sign up for WCFA eNews to receive dates as soon as they're announced.

Have a group of teens interested in a specific topic, medium, or technique? Let us know what that is and we'll create a class with one of our amazing teaching artists!

BYOI Youth Collective is the perfect place for teens to practice and show off their smarts and talents on stage. These comedy classes, run by Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) and held in the WCFA gallery space, have been a big hit and spaces fill up months in advance.

Homeschoolers - we are offering art lessons and studio time in our classroom. 

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