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


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


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Watercolor and Colored Pencil- Plein Air Sketchbook with Suzanne Lewis

Watercolor and colored pencil work beautifully together to get crisp, colorful images. Both media are portable and work well in sketchbooks. We will be traveling the East Bay with our sketchbooks and depicting local scenes and flora and fauna from the beach. We will be working in the studio the first week to learn technique from still life. Some drawing experience recommended.               

Instructor: Suzanne Lewis has a Masters in Arts in Teaching from RIC and Certificate in Drawing and Painting from RISD Continuing Education Program. She loves traveling and sketching.

Dates:              4 Wednesdays, June 3-24

Time:               9:30-12

 Tuition:           $100/90 members

Location:         meet at various locations in East Bay


3 Day Plein Air Workshop 

Painting Seascapes with Joel Popadics

Join watercolorist Joel Popadics on a plein Air workshop in picturesque Rhode Island. Learn how to capture the feeling of light and atmosphere in your paintings in this 3-day workshop for all levels. Each day we will meet at different locations in Jamestown and Newport, including Beavertail and Ocean Drive. Morning and afternoon sessions will begin with a painting demonstration on how to paint rocks and the ocean in watercolor. After the demos you will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.

Instructor:  Joel Popadics is Vice-President of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and a Past-President of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. He’s been featured many times in American Artist, the Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist and Watercolor Magic Magazines. He’s been teaching watercolor for over 30 years and is a popular workshop instructor. He has a BFA from the School of visual Arts in NYC. to learn more about Joel and to see his watercolors on line visit his website at

Date:          Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22

Time:          8:30-4

Tuition:       $325/300 members


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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