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.

Virtual Classes are available

All Plein Air Classes and Workshops will continue

within the current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines 


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Learn the basic techniques of drawing in pen and ink and take your drawing skills to another level with a new medium. Four weekly classes of plein air instruction.

For those with watercolor experience, pen and wash advice will be available the last 2 classes. Class is limited to 8 students.

Tuition: $105 members/$115 non-members

Dates:   Fridays- September 4, 11, 18 and 25

Time:     9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Local Plein air locations to be determined.

Materials List will be emailed upon registration.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:   Christine Belanger is a local artist based in Tiverton Rhode Island working in watercolor, charcoal, graphite and pen & ink. Her works include still life, landscapes and seascapes representing the New England area as well as subjects chosen from her travels.

She is a member of and instructor with the Westport Art Group, a member of the Portsmouth Arts Guild and an Artist Member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.


Mail a check made to PAG Workshops, PO 463, Portsmouth RI 02871.

Please include your name, email address and telephone number so that we can confirm your registration.

For more information please contact


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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

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



Painting Plein Air Landscapes with Bill Lane

Enjoy 2 days of watercolor painting in the Tiverton/Little Compton area. Paint the rural landscapes and historic buildings that this area is known for. Bill will start with a demo and then set you loose to paint the scene that speaks to you, while providing individual attention throughout the day. 

Here are some of the things that you will learn in this workshop:

  • Determining a scene that speaks to you, what’s the feeling?
  • Planning your painting, looking for the right composition
  • Creating the mood

Instructor:  Bill is a Signature Artist Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. He is also an Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art and an Exhibiting Artist Member of the Providence Art Club.

Dates:            Wed. + Thursday, Sept. 23,24

Time:              9-4

Tuition:          $240/$200 PAG members



A Series of Online Art Classes to Take With Your Children

(age 7 to 100!)


Thursday, September 24th, 2020

3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT

Explore color, shape and movement, while learning about the wonders of the art of Henri Matisse.  Then, create your own “Matisse-like” cut out project! Art supplies needed include colored paper, scissors, glue stick, colored markers, pencil and eraser.


Thursday, October 1, 2020. 

3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT

Step into the magical world of Marc Chagall and learn about his unique painting

style.  Then, create your own “Chagall-like” window filled with all the things that

you care most about.  Art supplies needed: any child’s watercolor set, paint brush,

water, paper towels, watercolor paper, pencil and eraser.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

3:00PM to 4:30pm EDT

Welcome to the world of Pablo Picasso, where one can see all sides of something

all at once!  We will explore Picasso’s style and development, and then paint our own “Picasso-like” self- portraits.  Art supplies needed: crayons, large sheet of paper, pencil and eraser.

About the classes….

These classes are meant for children and parents/grandparents to take together.

Cost: $35 per class or $100 for the series




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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