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Wickford Art Association
Winter Classes 2015

Drawing Animals
Steve Hamlin

A 2 part series: Mondays, February 9 & 16

1 - 5 PM


$50/session or $90/both - Member

$85/session or $125/both - Non-member


Learn to draw expressive animal portraits from
your photo or mine.


Session 1 - Monday, February 9
We will develop a line drawing which will be the basis of our portrait using the grid method as taught in my 12/8/14 class. Having taken that class will be helpful, but is not required. We'll strive for an accurate likeness with sufficient detail for the foundation of a completed drawing with shading and texture to define the form of the subject.
Session 2 - Monday, February 16
Using the line drawing created in session 1, we will add form, texture and markings to capture the shape and personality of our subject.


Participation in both sessions is strongly encouraged, but not required.


Bring a good photograph of your dog, cat or any animal that you'd like to draw. I will also have a selection of photos that you can choose from. Any photo should be a minimum of 4x6" and sharp. Larger photos (letter-size) are much easier to work from. Likewise, photos on glossy paper with good contrast are preferred.


Participants should bring drawing materials. I will also have materials available for students use.
I will supply paper.

To learn more about Steve go to stevehamlinwatercolors.com

Improving your Photography Technique in the Classroom
and in the Field
Cindy Wilson

Tuesdays, February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, & 24

(6 sessions)

4 - 6 PM

3 sessions at the Wickford Art Association and 3 field trips


                  $150 Member / $185 Non-member


Limited to 8 students

Working knowledge of your camera is required.


Rhode Island has many places of interest where you can make beautiful photographs.

And what better way to enhance your vision and technical skills than by exploring with your camera? Join Cindy Wilson for this part 'meet up', part instruction and part critique class exploring coastline, city and interiors. In the classroom you will learn more about your camera, composition techniques and critique; in the field you will put these new found techniques into practice.


To learn more about Cindy go to cindywilsonphoto.com

Photography 101:
All the Basics
Cate Brown


Alternating Wednesdays

March 18 thru April 29

4 sessions and photo walk

6 - 8 PM


March 18 - Lecture: Cameras & Lenses 

April 1 - Lecture: Exposure & Creativity 

*Sunday, April 12, 3 -5 PM Group Photowalk* 

April 15, Lecture: Computers & Lightroom Part 1 

April 29,  Lecture: Lightroom Part 2


$145 Member / $180 Non-Member


Jumpstart your digital photography with this crash course covering all the basics in cameras and lenses, computers and Lightroom. This will be a content heavy course, including four lectures plus a group photo walk to practice your new skills in the field. We will cover all the fundamentals to get beginners started, plus helpful tips and insights for intermediates. Topics include: camera systems, camera modes and metering, lenses, basic computer systems for photographers, Lightroom workflow basics and best practices, and more! Students will be encouraged to practice at home between sessions, and bring new questions to every class.


Student Required Materials: Camera (DSLR preferred) Laptop with Lightroom installed (optional, but recommended)

Class Size: 8-10 Students, Age 16+


To learn more about Cate go to catebrownphoto.com

Sketch like an Automotive Designer
Guy Cassaday

Saturday, March 14
2 - 6 PM

$50 Member / $85 Non-member
$15 material fee paid to the instructor

If you have always wanted to sketch like an automotive designer, this is the class for you. You will learn unidirectional, line shading, surface development and marker techniques

that are used by accomplished automotive designers around the world.


Previous experience drawing with pencil is a plus. Bring a picture of your favorite car for reference.


We will begin the class by warming up with drawing exercises, using a basic #2 mechanical pencil. Progressing into ideation sketches of Blue-sky automobiles or of your favorite make and a final tight sketch of your dream car in Indigo Blue color pencil and marker.


Be prepared to have fun and talk cars.


Please feel free to contact me directly for further information.

Guy Cassaday

401 - 465 - 0222


Tuesday Open Studio: 12 to 3 PM
Open to artists of all levels 
Studio fee: $2 members, $5 non-members

Photo Arts Group
Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 PM

Gallery Hours 
Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 3, Sunday 12 - 3 Closed on Monday
36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI
401 - 294 - 6840

Sign up for a class today!
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Look forward to seeing you soon!