education

Adult Art Classes

 

Adult Summer Classes

 

Ceramics

Painting

DESIGN

Drawing

 

 


 

Ceramics

 

Teen Pottery | Charlene Carpenzano
Tuesday, 2 - 5 pm (5 sessions)
June 26 - July 24

Learn to make cups, bowls and more by throwing on the potter wheel and then practicing trimming and glazing techniques.

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180
Firing Fee: $40

 

Mindful Mud | Charlene Carpenzano
Tuesday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (5 sessions)
June 26 - July 24

A class for more experienced ceramics students in which throwing and altering techniques along with composit pot and sprig mold instruction will be offered in a relaxing environment.

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180
Firing Fee: $40 (does not include the cost of clay)

 

Exploring Glazing: Application Techniques | Charlene Carpenzano
Tuesday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (5 sessions)
July 31 - August 28

Students have created their ceramic objects, now they will be introduced to where the ‘real’ magic takes place – the glazing process. This class explores key glazing processes like oxide washes and underglazes, as well as waxing, printing, dipping, and brushing multiple glaze layers and under color techniques.

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180

 

Hand building and Decorative Surfaces | Sherry Italiano
Sunday, 12 - 3 pm (5 sessions)
July 29 - August 26

In this class we will use a variety of hand building and decorative techniques to enrich our ceramic works.  The use of stiff and soft slab construction , drape and slump molds, modeling and large scale coil building will shape our creations.  Our clay surfaces will be enhanced with slips, carving, embossing, stamping, spriging, and glazes.

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180
Firing Fee: $40 (does not include the cost of clay)

 

Throwing Thursday | Charlene Carpenzano
OFFERED TWICE:

Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (5 sessions)
June 28 - July 26

OR

Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (5 sessions)
August 2 - 30

Learn how to center clay on the potter wheel and progress to trimming, handles, decorative techniques, and glazing.

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180
Firing Fee: $40

 

Clay Studio | Charlene Carpenzano
Thursday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (10 sessions)
June 21 - August 23

In this class, form follows function with the overarching theme of fun. Pinching, slab work and extruding along with an exploration of creating unique surfaces through scratching and colored slips are included.

Museum Members: $300
Non-members: $360
Firing Fee: $40

 

COFFEE & CLAY | Charlene Carpenzano​
​Tuesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 31 - August 28 (5 sessions)

Wake up and join us for a morning in creating in clay. Bring your favorite coffee mug and we'll fill (and refill) throughout the class.  Students might make a new favorite vessel for their morning coffee.  All experience levels welcome. 

Museum Members: $195
Non-members: $220
Firing Fee: $35

 


 

Painting

 

Plein Air Painting | David Barnes
Monday, 9 am - 12 pm (5 sessions)
June 18 - July 16

This ‘on location’ class teaches wet-on-wet, painting on colored grounds, palette knife and other techniques. Group techniques, demonstrations and brief lectures are included. Barnes is a recent recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180

 

Beginner's Plein Air Oil Painting | Peter Dickison
Monday, 9 am - 12 pm (5 sessions)
July 16 - August 13 

Have you seen artists doing plein air painting in the warm weather and wish you were out there with them? This class will have you painting the wonderful outdoors of Newport County, providing you with equipment basics and simple color lessons for the landscape, and by the end of the class you will have a painting that is ready for our Wet Paint event!  The museum has folding french easels available on loan if you have no outdoor easel. All you need is a basic oil paint supply kit from the materials list provided.  Beginners and continuing artists are welcome. 

Museum Members: $155
Non-members: $180

 

 


 

Design

 

Garden & Landscape Design | Rebecca Nolan and Kate Dana
Thursday, 6 - 9 pm (10 sessions)
June 28 - August 30

Successful garden and landscape designs are beautiful, functional, durable, and maintainable over time. This class teaches an understanding of how a well-designed landscape can transform a property or street front. Students will be introduced to both historic and contemporary approaches to landscape design, learn how to analyze and fully understand existing site conditions, and develop a design program. This class is ideal for those interested in learning how to develop a master plan for their own property, are curious about landscape design and architecture, or simply interested in developing a deeper understanding of garden and landscape design history and the constructed environment.

Museum Members: $325
Non-members: $370

 


 

DRAWING

 

Drawing from your Photographs | Kelsy Patnaude

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm (5 sessions) 
June 26 - July 24

Create dynamic compostions by combining fundamental drawing techniques and photographs.  Photography is an important modern studio tool.  See images as two dimensional shapes and planes, learn printing techniques to obtain top photographic references to draw from. Students will go over fundamental drawing techniques such as; figure-ground relationship, measuring angles, negative space and amplified perspective.

Museum members: $155
Non-members: $180