Wickford Art Association - Spring Classes 2015

Celebrate the renewal and beauty of Spring...
with new Spring classes!

Painting with Passion...

Five Paintings in Two Days

With Anthony Tomaselli


Saturday & Saturday, April 18 & 19

2 - Day Workshop

9 am - 3:30 pm

$195 Member / $230 Non - Member

Supply list available on our website.


We will do just that.  Paint.  We will talk about starting a painting, brushwork, and keeping your paintings alive with soul.  We will discuss what inspires you and how to infuse that in your art.  I will motivate you, I will nudge you, and most of all you will paint like you never have before. We will work on multiple canvases at the same time.  I will demonstrate different approaches to any and all subject matter.  I will teach Idea, Composition and Focal Point. I will also teach how to use atmosphere and soft edges to create and add to the expressiveness of your paintings. All levels welcome.

The Perfect Palette

With Vanessa Piche


Wednesdays, April 15 - May 6 (4 classes)

9 am - 12 pm

$150 Member / $185 Non - Member

Supply list available on our website.


Colors that sing and paintings that pop is what the Perfect Palette will do for you. Learn how to mix beautiful clean colors from a limited palette that will save you time and money on supplies.  Each week there will be demos, personal attention and plenty of time to mix new colors and paint. All levels in oil are welcome.


A Taste for Possibilities with


with Susan Klas Wright


Fridays, April 24 - May 15 (4 classes)

10 AM - 12:30 PM

$145 Member / $180 Non - Member

Supply list available on out website.


Explore dramatic values, line and shape, color subtleties and color vibrancy using a range of full color and neutrals created from complementary colors. Subjects will range from realistic to semi-abstract.  The goal is to step out of our comfort zones in order to bring something new to our work. 

This class is for intermediate to advanced watercolor artists.


Hand Painted Paper Collage

With Suzanne Siegel


2-Day Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14

9:30 am  - 4:30 pm

$225 Member / $260 Non-member

$35 material fee paid to the instructor

Supply list will be available on our website.


By nature, collage is a playful process, and can lead to more original and expressive ideas.

Paper collage is a wonderful way to re-think design through shape and color, to generate new ideas, take risks within a small format, produce quick studies for larger works - and the collages are genuine art works in their own right! 

A perfect class for anyone who wants to create strong compositions and explore new color ideas. This workshop is suitable for artists who work with any medium, abstract to realism.



Interpreting the Landscape

in Pastels

With Jeanne Tangney


Thursdays, April 23 - May 14 (4 classes)

2:30 - 5 PM

$150 Member / $185 Non - Member


Using your photo references as a starting point, this class will explore various techniques for creating expressive landscape paintings in pastel. We will start by looking for interesting compositions while simplifying details. The fundamentals of sound landscape painting will be covered in depth, including color, value, and atmospheric perspective.

This class is appropriate for all levels. The information we will cover applies to landscape painting in any medium. Classes will include demonstration of methods and techniques as well as plenty of individual attention at the easel.


Painting with Light

With Jan Armor


Wednesday, April 22

6 - 9 PM

$70 Member / $105 Non - Member


Light is the secret sauce. When used creatively the light can make your photographs special. Join me for a workshop that is lots of fun, one that will keep you in the dark! You will learn many low light techniques using flashlights and/or other light sources. By "painting" the light onto your subject, you can design eye-catching images both indoors and out. You must know how to set the f/stop and shutter speeds on your camera to fully participate.

Bring your digital camera and tripod to class.

This workshop is not for beginners.


Beginners Lightroom

With Jan Armor


Wednesdays, May 13 - June 3 (4 classes)

7 - 9 PM

$125 Member / $160 Non - Member


These four sessions which will cover the basics of Lightroom 5 for photographers.

This popular software from Adobe allows you to import, process, manage, and display your images. Make the most of your time and streamline your workflow by learning to use this powerful photographic tool!

This class is taught through careful instructor demonstration. Students should bring their laptop with Lightroom v4 or v5 installed to add to their experience. You should know your Mac or PC operating system.



Introduction To Drawing

With Felicia Touhey


Mondays, May 4 - June 15

6 classes (no class Memorial Day, May 25)

10 AM - 12:30 PM

$200 Member / $235 Non - Member


Learn the basics of drawing or build on what you know in a non-threatening atmosphere.  This is a class for beginners and those with some drawing experience to explore line, shape and form.  You will learn about proportion, perspective and value.  Students will develop the necessary knowledge to successfully draw from observation. 



Touch Drawing-

Introductory Workshop

With Lori Reinerth


Saturdays, April 25 and May 2 (2 classes) 9:00 - 11:00 AM

$100 Member / $135 Non - Member

$20 material fee paid to the Instructor


Touch Drawing is the sacred process of creating images from your heart. It is a simple process of drawing with your fingers on a painted surface. The pressure of your fingertips on the page forms images on the underside of the tissue paper. Your hands are extensions of the soul, moving in response to the sensations of the movement. It opens a channel for creative expression and self-reflection. Touch Drawing has endless possibilities as a tool for therapy, creativity and spiritual awareness. Each workshop is guided by music and chant, creating a relaxing and meditative atmosphere in which to create. The images created are a visual record of your inner process. This technique does not require any prior artistic experience. Touch Drawing is a beneficial process for anyone who wants to increase their creativity including artists, social workers, health care practitioners, educators and intuitive people.


Drawing Meditation

With Lori Reinerth  

 Mondays, April 6, 20 & 27 (3 classes)

(No class April 13)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$100 Member / $135 Non - Member

 $5.00 material fee for each class

 Awaken your inner artist through the process of drawing imagery experienced during meditation. I will lead you through various meditation techniques to discover rich symbolic imagery from your subconscious. During this process, you can set an intention that may spontaneously heal an emotional or physical issue through the colors you use and the process of putting images on paper. We will begin each class with breath work, chanting, and toning to open the energy centers of our body called chakras. Then we will begin drawing using a variety of art media while listening to crystal bowls. The crystal bowls activate each energy center with information we can channel into colors, shapes and imagery onto our papers. Drawing Meditation is an expressive art form that is beneficial for stimulating creativity, spiritual awareness, and self-reflection. No artistic experience is required.


More information on these classes is available on our website
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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