Classes & Workshops

COVID-19 Guidelines

All Indoor Classes and Workshops are suspended to comply with COVD-19 Restrictions

Please check the website for future changes to our schedule

When we have new guidelines from the church and the state, and feel that those guidelines can be safely implemented given the constraints of our occupancy, we will move ahead with a plan for opening.

All Plein Air Classes and Workshops will continue within the current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines 

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Painting the Working Waterfront with Anthony Tomaselli

“You will be inspired and challenged and you will leave this workshop motivated to PAINT, PAINT. PAINT!”…..Anthony Tomaselli

Open to all media (oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor)
• Beginning each day with a short demo, Anthony will cover plein air strategies such as simplifying the subject and quick sketching to zero in on the feeling and focus of the painting. There will be an emphasis on composition and finding the focal point.
• We will paint the waterfront in Bristol and Warren, including wharves, boats and harbor views. However there are plenty of village views as well that can be considered. Your choice.
• 3pm we will gather and critique. A bit of beverage, beer and wine will be provided….

Dates: Wed. + Thurs., August 19+20
Time: 9-4PM
Tuition: $295/$250 members ($175/$150 one day)
Locations: TBD
Instructor: Anthony Tomaselli

Anthony Tomaselli

One of the most recognizable painters in Rhode Island, Anthony Tomaselli has been active in nearly every arts organization in the State, as well as in venues beyond its borders. Outside of Rhode Island, he has shared his work in exhibitions in Maine, New York, and Florida, to name a few. Through years of experience, he has built a network of peers, students, and an eager clientele throughout The East Coast, north, central and south.

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ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – PAINTING TREES

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020 (10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT)

Fee: $35

Instructor: Margie Samuels

If you enjoy painting landscapes of all types, you already know that you need to be comfortable painting trees.  This one-time online watercolor workshop will show you how to do just that, including tips for how to place trees within your composition.  The workshop is appropriate for beginners and experienced artists.  No special art materials will be needed other than your usual palette of paints and paper and brushes.  Upon registration you will receive an email with additional information.  A few days before the class is scheduled, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.

www.margiesamuelswatercolor.com

For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871

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ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – PAINTING SKIES

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020 (10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT)

Fee: $35

Instructor: Margie Samuels

The sky can be an expressive part of your landscape painting.  In this one-time online workshop, I’ll show you many ways to paint skies…from easy “30-second” skies to more complicated layered sunsets.  The workshop is appropriate for beginners and experienced artists.  No special art materials will be needed other than your palette of paints and paper and brushes.  Upon registration you will receive an email with additional information.  A few days before the class is scheduled, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.

www.margiesamuelswatercolor.com

For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871

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ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – PAINTING WATER

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 (10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT)

Fee: $35

Instructor: Margie Samuels

Water can be such a beautiful and atmospheric part of your landscape, whether it is a pond, river, lake or ocean.  This one-time online workshop will show you different ways to paint these water forms, including how to paint reflections and waves.  The workshop is appropriate for beginners and experienced artists.  No special art supplies are needed other than your palette of paints, paper and brushes.  Upon registration you will receive an email with additional information.  A few days before the class is scheduled, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.

For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Margie Samuels is an experienced watercolorist and art instructor.  Graduating with honors from Brandeis University, she majored in fine arts, then went on to study painting at both the Arts Student League in New York and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.

Samuels shows and sells her own paintings through various arts organizations as well as local and out-of-state galleries.  She is a Signature Member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, the Garden State Watercolor Society and the Essex Watercolor Club.  She has won numerous awards for her paintings.  Samuels has an impressionistic style with a strong sense of composition; her paintings invite the viewer in through exciting brushwork and color combinations.

Samuels has her own studio in West Caldwell, NJ, where she teaches classes and workshops. In addition, each summer Samuels teaches watercolor with yoga workshop at the InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn in Vermont.

Margie’s portfolio and workshop listings can be found at: www.margiesamuelswatercolor.com.  She can be contacted via email at: margieswatercolor@me.com.

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INTRO TO ABSTRACT ART BY LISA BATCH

VIRTUAL CLASS ON ZOOM

Feel empowered! Release your natural artistic ability! Ditch the photos and rules of realism and enjoy creating emotional art. Instructor will show samples, explain simple techniques and give 1:1 assist online. Hand-outs will be provided. ZOOM link will be sent upon registration.

Instructor: Lisa Batch has displayed her art in numerous galleries and shows throughout New England and SW Florida. She has taught art classes at The Brooks Resort in Estero, FL. and she was the featured artist and demonstrator at the COCO Gallery, also in Estero.  Besides painting, her creative background includes time as a Broadway singer, an ASCAP composer, and a national award winning author. These days Lisa is content to paint nonstop and she looks forward to sharing this fascinating art form with you.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: 10-12:30 

Tuition: $140 member/$150 non member

Beginner and Intermediate painters, Acrylics preferred

Limited to 6 participants

Lisa Batch website lisabatchart.com

To Register for the Zoom workshop

Mail a check made out to PAG Workshops,

PO 463, Portsmouth RI 02871.

Please include your email address so that we can confirm your registration.

For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org

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You will be notified following registration of what materials you need to bring to class. If your class has a materials fee, please pay that to instructor directly; don’t include with your check. Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the start of class. No refunds if you withdraw a week or less before the start of class.

Return to:  PAG Workshops, P.O. Box 463 Portsmouth  RI 02871. 

For any question please contact Suzi Graham, Registrar workshops@portsmoutharts.org

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