Hamilton House​   

Adult Learning Exchange

Drawing Inside and Outside
Tuesdays May 9,16,23,30

Drawing in the landscape around Hamilton House and drawing the landscape from windows inside looking out are the subjects for this drawing session.  Students will be using mixed media (charcoal, inks and pencils) to draw en plein air, and if the weather isn’t cooperating, we will be drawing the landscape from the windows at Hamilton House. Students need to bring drawing supplies and an 18x24 pad of newsprint and drawing paper.
Experimentation with media is always encouraged!


Spring  Garden Landscapes
Fridays 10-noon
May 12,19,26 June 4

Starting with the landscape around Hamilton House, this class will be painting “en plein air” at different locations on the east side, capturing the light and colors of spring gardens.
In case of rain we will paint a still life reflecting the colors and flowers of spring. Students must bring their own supplies to class including paints, brushes, canvas, and a portable easel. Students may borrow a Hamilton House easel but they are responsible for transporting it to and from the locations.


Drawing with Color
Tuesdays June 6,13,20,27

In this session students will be exploring the landscape at Roger Williams Park using different  media including colored inks, pencils, and chalks. We will set up in different areas of the park each week. In inclement weather we will draw in the Botanical Garden. Students should bring a portable easel and folding chair, various drawing media including colors, 18x24 paper and a smaller sketchbook. Drawing outside is a great way to loosen up!


Friday June 8,15,22,29

Providence has some great panoramic views! The focus of this plein air painting session is Providence cityscapes, seen from different vantage points, including Smith Hill, Benefit Street, Wickenden St area, and Allens Ave. We will look at various 20th century artists who have painted the urban landscape, including Richard Deibenkorn and Stuart Davis, to gain inspiration from their use of paint and color.
Students must bring a portable easel, folding chair, paint, palette, brushes, and  canvases.

Fridays at 1pm:

Stained Glass 
Learn the techniques of creating a stained glass piece. Beginners will practice on scoring, cutting, and foiling with a three-piece project. Come and try out an enjoyable and rewarding craft!  
(There is a fee for materials.)
Instructor Garo Emdjian has been teaching at Hamilton House for several years and has created many varied stained glass works of art