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 Smithfield

Choose option: Wednesdays or Saturdays!

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
4:30pm-5:30pm
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OR

Saturdays: Jun 29 – Aug 24
8:45am-9:45am
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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 (Grades 1-3) in Smithfield

Saturdays: Jun 29 – Aug 24
10:00am-11:30am
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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 Smithfield
 
Choose option: Wednesdays or Saturdays!

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
4:00pm-6:00pm
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OR

Saturdays: Jun 29 – Aug 24
9:30am-11:30am
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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 Smithfield
 
Choose option: Wednesdays or Saturdays!

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
3:15pm-6:15pm
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OR
 
Saturdays: Jun 29 – Aug 24
9:00am-11:00am
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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 8-17) in Smithfield

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.

     

Fashion Design (Ages 9-14) in Smithfield

Tuesdays: Jun 25 – Aug 20
4:15pm-6:15pm
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Join our fashion design classes and design your own fashion line! Create a color fabric theme board, design and draw your collection of clothing with a variety art media such as graphite, watercolors and mixed media! Experience a fashion show at the end of our classes wearing your own wearable thematic art fashion pieces created from recycled materials.
 
Students in advanced classes will develop new clothesline with new inspirations, repurpose clothing such as denim jeans, be introduced to a simple sewn garment using a sewing machine and ceramic jewelry design as well as an intro to the use of digital media in the fashion design industry – all based on the time permitting within the session.
 
(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.)

     

Ceramics I (Ages 9-13) in Smithfield

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
4:00pm-6:00pm
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Students will learn how to build with clay when they learn about the hand building skills of coils and slabs as they build pottery and sculptures. They will learn the techniques and methods of throw on the wheel also which is always so much fun to learn about! If interested, the students will also have the opportunity to work with additional three dimensional media such as paper mache, wire, cardboard, and found objects to help build their knowledge of three dimensional vocabulary and techniques!

*For ALL Ceramics Classes: Ceramics fee includes up to 1/2 bag of clay, glazes, and firing. Additional 1/2 bags of clay can be purchased, along with the additional glazes that will be needed for $25.

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.)

     

Ceramics II (Ages 14-17) in Smithfield

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
4:00pm-6:00pm
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The possibilities are endless when working with clay during this 8 week session ceramic classes! We will will be developing hand building skills plus experimenting with wheel throwing skills when we create functional and decorative clay pieces, such as funky mugs, animal sculptures, ceramic birdhouses and pottery! Artists will develop their planning skills when we introduce projects to them through sketching exercises prior to their clay built pieces. A lot to learn and a lot of fun to have when creating three dimensionally!

*For ALL Ceramics Classes: Ceramics fee includes up to 1/2 bag of clay, glazes, and firing. Additional 1/2 bags of clay can be purchased, along with the additional glazes that will be needed for $25.

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.)

     

Adult Ceramics (Ages 18+) in Smithfield

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
6:00pm-8:00pm
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Materials Needed: Sketchbook

Students will learn how to build with clay by using hand building methods to make relief sculptures, coil pots, slab boxes AND learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. This class is for beginner and advanced levels.

*For ALL Ceramics Classes: Ceramics fee includes up to 1/2 bag of clay, glazes, and firing. Additional 1/2 bags of clay can be purchased, along with the additional glazes that will be needed for $25.

(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.)

     

Adult Drawing and Painting (Ages 18+) in Smithfield

Wednesdays: Jun 26 – Aug 21
6:00pm-8:00pm
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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.)

     

Artist Productions

This private instructional class is for experienced students that have the goal of exhibiting their art to public audiences (i.e., art exhibits, galleries, commissioned work, etc.).

The class will be taught personally by artist/instructor Claudia Venditto, who has 25+ years of experience as an artist/ instructor.

The class focuses on the goals of students who wish to strengthen their art work and develop their art collection to be gallery and show ready.

Methods in teaching will include drawing, painting and mixed media that support the individualized styles of the student as they further develop their skills and inner voice as an artist.

Critiques given in class and outside of class (via texts at additional fee) will provide professional feedback that also encourage informative dialogue throughout the student’s art process and development as an advanced artist.

These private one on one classes can be scheduled weekly, biweekly or monthly. Please contact us via phone 401-349-2812 (Smithfield) / 401-667-2890 (Wickford) or email us at bluedoorartstudio115@gmail.com to register!

Rate: $125/hour

     

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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