Art Explorers!  (Ages 4-6) in Wickford

Tuesdays: July 19-August 16
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 and art discussions with their peers.

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Art Adventures in Drawing, Painting & Ceramics (Grades 1-3) in Wickford

Wednesdays: July 20 – August 17
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!

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Drawing and Painting I (Ages 9-13) in Wickford
Thursdays: July 21- August 18
This class is an introductory class that focuses on the development of our students’ drawing and painting 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.

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Drawing and Painting II (Ages 14-17) in Wickford
Fridays: July 22 – August 19
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.



Adult Drawing and Painting in Wickford

Mondays: July 18 – August 15
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.



Private Art Class

Please contact us via phone (401-349-2812) or email us at prior to registering for this class on our registration site!


Rate per person $85

Two students or more / class: $50 each / hour, $85 per half hour

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Paint a Matisse! Make a Matisse inspired collage and glaze a Matisse ceramic plate!
Thursday, August 9th

Thursday, August 18th





Wickford Harbour Lights

Thursday, August 11th 

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“Make A Mark” is an art event that celebrates the beauty of art that is derived from the artist themselves when leaving marks of color on a 11 in. x 14 in. canvas board. We supply the canvas, the paint and the creative atmosphere and you have the fun! 

Each artist’s painting becomes part of an outdoor exhibit on our studio’s front steps, for all to admire as they walk by! Paintings are then picked up at the end of the evening when dried. Each purchased paint session is a half hour long which is plenty of time to create a meaningful piece of art as a memory to Wickford’s Harbour Lights evenings! All ages 3 and up are welcome to participate (adult supervision required for children).  We will also have free hand painting available created by Blue Door Studio art students!!!!





Paint a Canvas! (Drop-In) in Wickford

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-12:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Choose a canvas painting to complete with us from our attached list of images below ! We will help you sketch the image and paint the image of your choice from beginning to end!  Leave with a completed painted canvas ready to be displayed at home as a finished piece of art!
Drop-ins must be scheduled in advance
Please call us at 401-349-2812 or email us at a 1.5 hour appointment!
Rate: $40 /student

$5 extra charge for customized image requests

For all ages! Guests 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult




Paint A Canvas Image Options