Our Art Classes for each group are age appropriate and designed to meet the skill set of our students with instruction that is encouraging and educational in a fun social learning environment! We offer sequential based eight week sessions that our artists can continue to develop their artistry for years to come!

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

     

Art Explorers!  (Ages 4-6) in Cranston

Thursdays: Jun 27 – Aug 22
4:30pm-5:30pm
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Art is an adventure when you begin exploring new art materials and methods! Our young artists will be introduced to drawing, painting and sculpting media while they learn about master artists’ art pieces and styles. This multi sensory based class will also focus on literacy and art vocabulary!  Students will be given multiple opportunities to express themselves through a variety of media, including ceramics! Students will also enjoy art discussions with peers as they make social connections through art!

Please contact us via email for our sibling coupon discount information prior to registering online

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

     

Art Adventures in Drawing, Painting & Ceramics (Ages 7-8) in Cranston

Thursdays: Jun 27 – Aug 22
4:30pm-6:00pm
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This action packed art class focuses on this age group’s multi – sensory approach to learning. Our young  artists will expand upon their use of art vocabulary when they learn about the design elements of line, shape, textures and color seen in the works  of master artists: Picasso, Miro, Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and many more!  They will also be encouraged to discuss their ideas that they used in their thematic drawings, paintings and sculptures with their fellow art students!

Please contact us via email for our sibling coupon discount information prior to registering online

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

     

Drawing and Painting I (Ages 9-13) in Cranston
 

Choose option: Mondays or Saturdays!

Mondays: Jun 24 – Aug 19
4:00pm-6:00pm
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OR

Saturdays: Jun 29 – Aug 24
10:30am-12:30pm
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This class is an introductory class that focuses on the development of our students’ drawing, painting and ceramic skills! Their drawings come to life when they learn how to create art pieces with shading skills and color theory! This class progresses students of all levels, allowing the students to experience a variety of media and lessons from each of these sequential eight-week sessions. The students’ lessons will focus on the use of design elements and principles of art, artist inspirations and compositional skills as they simultaneously advance their  drawing and painting skills. They will be introduced to a variety of drawing media (pencil, ink, etc.) throughout various lessons. Drawing and painting from observation is also strongly encouraged in order to help train their artist eyes as they draw and paint from life as they explore still life, portraits and much more as they journey through each sequenced session!

Please note:  Students are divided into age groups within this class to meet the developmental and social needs of students in the class.

Please contact us via email for our sibling coupon discount information prior to registering online

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

     

Drawing and Painting II (Ages 14-17) in Cranston

Choose option: Mondays or Saturdays!

Mondays: Jun 24 – Aug 19
3:30pm-6:30pm
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OR

Saturdays: Jun 29 – Aug 24
10:30am-12:30pm
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This high school level class is for students of all levels and previous art experiences, and who are eager to further develop their drawing and painting skills. Students will advance their drawing skills through the use of various drawing media (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal and chalks) and techniques (contour line drawing, shading and color blending ) when they explore the traditional subject matter of still life, landscapes and figure portraiture. They will also develop their painting skills when they use their understanding of color theory (color wheel, value, warm and cool colors, intermediate and complementary colors) in their work. Various styles of artists will be shown to inspire the students’ conceptual thinking skills, as well as their use of technical skills in their own creations. The students are given many opportunities to choose their own subject matter and media for their drawings and paintings in this class!  This is a great class for students interested in the possible opportunity of participating in RI Scholastics Art and Writing Competition and the Jim Langevin Art Competition each year. This is also a great course for students  interested in creating an art portfolio for college.

Please contact us via email for our sibling coupon discount information prior to registering online

We are now offering a BDS Art Studio pass purchase when registering online for Draw and Paint 2! This pass offers students in this class to visit the studio an additional class time each week throughout the session when the studio is open for Draw and Paint 1 or Draw and Paint 2 classes!

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

     

Digital Art and Animation Design (Ages 9-14) in Cranston

Tuesdays: Jun 25 – Aug 20
4:00pm-6:00pm
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This design art class is about exploring a variety of digital art media (digital design and animation). Students will create characters, landscapes, comic strip panels and stop motion animation digitally using their Apple iPad with their downloaded apps called Procreate and Flip a Clip! Skills of animation designers will be explored with fun and exciting prompts to inspire our young designers! (Students will be grouped according to age and level.) Newly added, students will also have opportunities to explore claymation, using Stop Motion Studio, in the session!

Materials Needed: a 9 in. x 12 in. spiral bound sketchbook, a stylus pen, and an iPad (Students are required to have their own iPad in order to participate in this class. However, we do have a limited number of studio iPads available if needed. Please inquire within, first come first serve.)

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

Procreate

FlipaClip

Stop Motion Studio

Please have the following apps downloaded upon class arrival: 

1. Procreate ($12.99, one time payment)
and
FlipaClip (free with ads)
 
2. FlipaClip In-App Purchases/Premium Membership (one time payment)
*Subscription to premium membership is not required, with this purchase, all ads are removed
and
Stop Motion Studio (Free with ads) 
 
3. Stop Motion Studio Pro ($5.99, one time payment)
*Stop Motion Pro is not required, but with this purchase, all ads are removed.

     

Adult Drawing and Painting (Ages 18+) in Cranston

Mondays: Jun 24 – Aug 19
6:15pm-8:15pm
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FOR THE BEGINNER: This class is designed with the beginner adult in mind! We will introduce our beginner students to the basics of drawing with the use of graphite and charcoal media during observational drawing and shading lessons before learning about color theory painting. Students are guided through the fundamentals of drawing to help them build their confidence in their art making skills and successfully prepare for their painting lessons! Students’ first 4 week session usually includes more drawing lessons than the painting lessons! We believe drawing is the foundation to all art forms!

FOR THE ADVANCED: This class offers continuous learning opportunities to our students as the students advance their skills from session to session! Drawing and painting lessons are included throughout these sessions.

(Please Note: We are closed for Vacation for the week of Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th.)

     

Private Art Class in Cranston and Smithfield

Private art classes are available year-round!

Please contact us via phone 401-862-9800 (Cranston) / 401-349-2812 (Smithfield) or email us at bluedoorartstudio115@gmail.com prior to registering for this class on our registration site!
 
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