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Find your creative outlet at Newport Art Museum’s School, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies! 

Session Dates:                        

Spring Session: April 2 - June 10
Summer Session: June 25 - August 31
April School Vacation Camp: April 16 - 20
Youth Summer Art Camps: July 2 - August 31

Registration for all sessions opens March 19. Students are encouraged to register a week prior to the desired class start date to ensure enrollment.                        

Early-Artist Discount: Register up to two weeks before the start date of your class for a 10% discount.


Select from the following:

Spring Adult Classes

Summer Adult Classes

April School Vacation Camps

Summer Youth Art Camps

Spring & Summer Workshops




Studio Hours

Spring session studio hours begin the week of April 2 and are subject to change every 5 weeks:

Monday  |  6 - 9 pm

Tuesday  |  1 - 5 pm

Friday  |  1 - 3 pm

Saturday  |  9 am - 1 pm




Winter 2018 Classes & Workshops


Introduction to Wire Working | Tiffany Peay
Saturday, March 10 from 10 am - 2 pm (1 session) 

Create your own piece of jewelry in a laid back atmosphere. Learn the basics of wire wrapping and how to incorporate pearls and beads into your work. Design and tool kits provided, or bring your own ideas and tools if you have them.

Members: $60
Non-members: $70
Materials fee: $35


Botanical Drawing | Catherine Carter
Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm
March 3 - 31 (5 sessions)

Capture the beauty of flowers and fruits in your drawings. Using graphite and colored pencils, students will learn techniques for depicting complex shapes and intricate surfaces, with a focus on value, color and composition. For beginner and intermediate students.

Members: $155
Non-members: $180


Pastel Technique for All Levels | Jeanne Tangney
Wednesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
March 14 - April 11 

In this five week class, join Jeanne Tangney, award winning pastel artist for an introduction to the various ways in which pastels can be used in a painting.
Your box of pastels is filled with an array of beautiful colors - how do you select which ones to use? In this class, we will thoroughly explore all aspects of color including hue, value, intensity and temperature.  We will then plan our palette by selecting from a variety of color schemes, including complementary, analogous - and a few in between! Underpainting techniques, layering, and mark-making will also be explored. Various fun exercises will be included in order to more fully understand ways to interpret your photo references. Classes will include demonstration of methods, materials, and techniques, as well as plenty of individual attention. This class is appropriate for all levels.

Members: $155
Non-members: $180


Kokedama Workshop | Young Choe
Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Kokedama is a ball of soil covered with moss on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan where Kokedama are very popular. Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant’s root system is simply wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a sculptural art form. Loosely translated, ‘koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. The original Japanese form of kokedama had miniature sculptured bonsai trees displayed on handmade pottery or pieces of driftwood. Internationally renowned artist Young Choe will present pictures of Kokedama pots throughout the world, especially Japan and European styles. She will do a demo of Kokedama.

About Young Choe

Artist Young Choe studied traditional art-ink painting and calligraphy-in her native Korea before she moved to the United States. She obtained her BS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. While volunteering at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, she was able to bring her artistic talent together with her knowledge of horticulture to create Kusamono. She traveled to Japan to study this unique art form with the master Kusamono artist, Keiko Yamane, a former student of Saburo Kato. In the world outside the Museum, she worked with native plants at the USDA, NRCS, National Plant Materials Center in Beltsville, Maryland. Also, she was a propagation horticulturist at the US National Arboretum. Choe currently works at the US National Arboretum.

Members: $155
Non members: $180
Materials fee: $35