Classes & Workshops

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Portsmouth Arts Guild classes and OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS are open to members AND non-members

 

Sunday Plein Air Painters

                                     
We will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 6 PM. All levels and media welcome.There is no instruction but we will have a short critique following the sessions. Fees are $4 a session for Bristol Art Museum and Portsmouth Arts Guild members and $5 a session non-members.   You may also pay for the entire series: $30/$25 These are drop in sessions. Rain cancels.

 

For more information contact Suzanne Lewis at 254-1668 orsuzannelewis@fullchannel.net 

 July 17–  Meet at the Portsmouth Historical Society and paint landscape looking out towards Sakonnet River.

July 24–  Meet below the Mt Hope Bridge and paint the bridge and the light house.

 July 31 – No session. Please visit Art Al Fresco in Bristol.

August 7– Meet at the Prudence Island Ferry Landing to paint boats and harbor.

August 14 – Meet at 74 Linda Ave. off of Boyd’s Lane in Portsmouth. Paint adjacent flower gardens.

August 21– Meet at St. Mary’s Church on East Main Road in Portsmouth.  Paint historic stone church and grounds. Meet in Church parking lot.

August 28 – Meet at the Portsmouth Arts Guild to paint church and nearby buildings. We will have a final wine and cheese critique and share the work we have done over the summer.

September 11– Meet in front of the Stone Barn at Colt State Park or you can walk over to Coggeshall Farm 

September 18– Wally’s Beach (little pocket park at the corner of Walley Rd and Hope Street just before the Lobster Pot).

September 25– 74 Linda Ave off of Boyd’s Lane for our final wine and cheese crit. Paint Glenna and Debbie’s adjacent gardens. If the gardens are no longer in bloom we can drive a short distance to Ann Hutchison Park.


Sponsored by the Bristol Art Museum and the Portsmouth Arts Guild  

www.bristolartmuseum.org     www.portsmoutharts.org

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Summer 2016 Classes

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Summer Brochure 2016

Click here for a printable Registration Form: PAG Registration Form

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FALL 2016 Classes

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Fall Brochure 2016

Click here for a printable Registration Form: PAG Registration Form

Impressionist Landscape –Soft Pastels with Douglas House

Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wish you could create that beauty yourself? Well, you can and some of the great American and French Impressionists and Tonalists did just that. We’ll uncover the techniques they used to make their paintings the great master works that they are. We will learn how to create distance within plein air or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions. You will have individualized advice and focused direction from the teacher.

Date:   Wednesday- Friday Sept. 14-16

            Time:  9-4

            Tuition:   $350/325 PAG members (please register by Sept 1)

 

Impressionist Landscape –Soft Pastels with Douglas House

Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wish you could create that beauty yourself? Well, you can and some of the great American and French Impressionists and Tonalists did just that. We’ll uncover the techniques they used to make their paintings the great master works that they are. We will learn how to create distance within plein air or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions. You will have individualized advice and focused direction from the teacher.

Date:   Wednesday- Friday Sept. 14-16

            Time:  9-4

            Tuition:   $350/325 PAG members (please register by Sept 1)

 

Intermediate Watercolor with Lynne DeBeer

Experiment with still life, portraits, landscape and/or abstract painting in your personal style. This course will revisit composition, sketching, color and review watercolor techniques to work in the subject of your choice. We will refer to paintings and artists that have stood the test of time, learn techniques of the masters and then develop your personal style to build on your current level and develop the style that speaks to you personally.

Date:        4 Mondays, Sept. 12-October 17 (no class Oct. 10)                      

Time:       9:30-11:30 AM

Tuition:               $90/$80 members

 

Open figure Studio with Wayne Quackenbush

Join this 5 week open figure studio. Open to all media and skill levels. No instruction-simply an opportunity to paint or draw from live models in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The models may be clothed or nude. There will be a series of short and longer poses depending on the wishes of the group.

           Date:               5 Wednesdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 19

           Time:             6-9 PM

          Tuition:          $60/50 for PAG members (tuition is to pay models)        

 

Drawing the Portrait with Kathy Weber

Working from a live model, we will discuss the proportions of the face and how to use light and shadow to block in the features. There will be a teacher demonstration each class. All you will need are paper, pencils, charcoal and an eraser. This class would be a good introduction to Painting the Portrait in 4 colors (see below.

 

Date:               2 Wednesdays, Sept.28, Oct. 5      

Time:            9:30-12 noon

Tuition:         $60/$50 member (model fee of $20 to be paid to instructor at first class)

 

 

Painting Portraits in 4 colors with Kathy Weber

Using a limited Palette of only 4 colors can simplify portrait painting. This is the palette made famous by Swedish master painter Anders Zorn, a contemporary of John singer Sargent.. First we will create a color chart where students will see how versatile and effective this group of four colors can be for painting skin and hair. Then we’ll paint from a live model. The teacher starts each class with a demonstration. Oils and acrylics welcome. Some previous drawing or painting experience, such as Drawing the Portrait, are recommended.

Date:     5 Wednesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 16

Time:    9-12 noon

 Tuition: $160/$150 members ($130/$120 returning students) (model fee of $40 to be paid to  instructor at first class)

 

Illustrated Journals with Raya Goff and Betsy Breed

As a former teacher, my new year always began in September. Even now, this same feeling persists. As the sultry days of summer give way to the crisp air of fall, both Betsy and I feel rejuvenated. In this series of classes we plan to capture the worlds around us, both the enthusiasm of new starts as well as the decline of the natural world as it heads into winter. We will provide calendars and prompts for writing and art work as well as a variety of materials. Collaboration is encouraged and expected.

 

Date:           6 Thursdays Sept 29-Nov 3

       Time:         1-3:30 PM

      Tuition:      $150/$140 members

 

Beginning Watercolor with Elizabeth O’Connell

This class will introduce the beginner to the fun of working with watercolor. Painters who would like to review or expand their skills are also invited to join us. Using still life and photographs, we’ll explore drawing and painting techniques, mix colors,and learn painting tips for watercolor.We’ll examine and discuss paintings by the famous masters of watercolor, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent            Instructor: Elizabeth O’Connel studied Fine and Graphic Art at Boston’s former Garland Junior College, and watercolor painting with Natalie Phanstiehl and Richard Grosvenor. She exhibits her work at local shops and galleries and at the Made in Warren Artist Cooperative Store, Warren, R.I.

Date:        5 Tuesdays Oct. 4-Nov 8  

            Time:       11-2

Tuition:   $150/$140 members

               

Portaiture Made Simple with Mary Giammarino

Charles Hawthorne, the founder of the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, MA., developed this method of teaching portraiture which is still carried on today. Like Hawthorne, we will place our models on a beach with the sun behind them and their faces in silhouette. These simple, featureless paintings were dubbed “mud heads”. We will carry on the tradition of beginning portrait painting by eliminating details (eyes, nose and mouth) and instead capturing the gesture and essence of the person before us. We will work from live models.

Instructor: Mary Giammarino has painted and taught classes in the Cape Cod School of Art technique since 1989. She teaches at Cape Cod, Vermont and Italy. She is represented by the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown and the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans, Ma. See her work at www.marygiammarino.com

Date:    Saturday, Oct 1 (rain date Oct 2)

            Time:     10-4 PM

            Tuition:   $100/$90 members ($20 model fee to be paid on day of class)

 

DRAWING 101 WITH SUZANNE LEWIS

Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn and improve with practice. It forms the foundation for painting and other artistic expression. Open to those who would like to learn or review basic drawing skills such as composition, value, perspective, etc. We will work in a variety of media. We will work in the studio from still life objects and spend one day outside on landscape, weather permitting. Teacher will give demos and individualize instruction depending on skill level.

Date: 5 Fridays, Sept 23-Oct. 21

Time:  10-12 noon

Tuition: $90/$80 members

Experiment with still life, portraits, landscape and/or abstract painting in your personal style. This course will revisit composition, sketching, color and review watercolor techniques to work in the subject of your choice. We will refer to paintings and artists that have stood the test of time, learn techniques of the masters and then develop your personal style to build on your current level and develop the style that speaks to you personally.

Date:        4 Mondays, Sept. 12-October 17 (no class Oct. 10)                      

Time:       9:30-11:30 AM

Tuition:               $90/$80 members

 

 

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Summer Art Camp for Creative Young Artists!

Summer Art Camp Flyer

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Explore the works of famous artists of the past. Become inspired to create your own work in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

Date:      August 1st through 5th for ages 6-9   AND   August 8th-12th for ages 10-14

Time:      9-12 noon

Tuition:  $125/110 PAG members ($15 material fee)

Place:   Portsmouth Arts Guild

 

For more information contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or call Suzanne Lewis at 254-1668


 

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PAG Cancellation and Refund Policy:

The Portsmouth Arts Guild reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment. Refunds of 100% if class is canceled; 80% for withdrawal at least one week before start of the first class. No refunds after one week before the start of your class. Adult classes are open to ages 15 and up with permission of instructor. If student is a minor, parent/guardian will be asked to sign a waiver on the first day of class.