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Coleman Center for Creative Studies
26 Liberty Street, Newport, RI 02840
Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

By Phone
(401) 848-ARTS (2787)




Papermaking Bootcamp | Lisa May Tobin

Saturday, 1 - 4 pm

December 9 (1 session)

Members: $35 | Non-members: $40

Have you always been curious about papermaking? This one-day art bootcamp is for you. In one day, go from novice to pro.  Explore three distinct types of papermaking and leave with at least one example of each type. Ages 14+ are welcome.


Handmade Cast Paper Vessels | Lisa May Tobin

Saturday, 1 - 4 pm

September 30 (1 session)

Members: $35 | Non-members: $40

Spend the day creating with a variety of plant fibers! Our group will learn about the
different characteristics of cotton, abaca, bamboo, even jean material. We will design our own bowls, baskets or vessels from wood strips and other forms provided. Learn the basics of sheet forming, adding dyes to the paper, casting onto the vessels and using
paper pulp to create decorative shapes to apply to your piece. Take home your handmade creation and enjoy the attention it gets!


Hand Built Ceramic Ornaments | Sherry Italiano

Sundays, 1 - 4 pm

November 19 and November 26 (2 sessions)

Members: $65 | Non-members: $75 | Materials fee: $35

Come explore and create unique, one-of-a-kind, clay gifts for the Holiday season. Make simple, yet memorable, items such as ornaments, spoon rests, soap dishes, and bowls. Clay and tools will be provided, you bring the cheer!


Tie-Dye Holiday Gifts | Jeannette Paola

Saturday, 10 am -1 pm

December 2 (1 session)

Members: $35 | Non-members: $40

This is a great “make it and take it” workshop. Tie-Dye is back in style and all the rage! You will create cool canvas items that are also great for gift giving. Workshop participants are welcome to bring up to 5 items. Dyes and other decorating materials will be provided.


Batik Holiday Gifts | Sherry Italiano

Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm

December 9 (1 session)

Members: $35 | Non-members: $40

This holiday season consider giving unique handmade gifts. Experiment with batik and produce your own batik masterpiece to give to friends and family. We provide you with all the materials. Ages 14+ are welcome.


Winter Vacation Creation Ages 3-7 | Emily Moyer


9:30 - 11:30 am OR 2:30- 4:30 pm

Join us in the morning or afternoon for an artful experience in the Museum for young children over the Holiday school break.

$24 admits one adult and one child

$8 each additional child

$60 admits one adult and one child to all three sessions


Wednesday, December 27 

Mom and Me Story Time Art (for ages 2 and up) This class is designed for child and caregiver to create art together. We will read a story and then make it come alive through creation of an art project related to the story using different materials such as paint, paper and clay.


Thursday, December 28

Little yogis: We all feel better when we make time to move our bodies every day! This unique class for kids and caretakers combines yoga and play through yoga animal poses, imagination, partner poses, song and dance, breathing exercises and yoga story time.


Friday, December 29 

Sensory Art: Mix, measure, pour and get messy! Make your own play dough, puffy paint & cinnamon clay and turn them into beautiful creations!