​​​Hamilton House​   

​​A Conversation with the Artist 

Thursday September 13 at 4:00 p.m.

​Join Jean Sturim as she discusses why she chose Pastels as her medium, her subjects, and her passion for art. Jean's work will be on display throughout the months of September and October. 

​​​Stained Glass

Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

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!  

Instructor Garo Emdjian has been teaching at Hamilton House for several years and has created many varied stained glass works of art.

There is a fee for materials.

Life Drawing

Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $90  

This life drawing class is open to all levels of students. This class will instruct you how to draw the overall proportions of the gesture of a figure. The approach of each lesson will encourage the student to creatively feel guided in both short and long periods of drawing the figure.

Suggested medium – Charcoal, Ink or Watercolor.
Both nude and clothed models will be included in class fee

Instructor:  Jackie Lee

Art Workshops

Plein Air Painting with Ida

Continuing Drawing (Perspective) – Class Fee: $48
Tuesdays 1-3 September 5, 12, 19, 26
This drawing session will focus on perspective. Perspective can be a challenge for many students. Through still life set ups and (weather permitting) drawing cityscapes outside, students will sharpen their ability to see size and space relationships between objects, an essential part of learning perspective. Join this class to sharpen your “seeing”!

*Students must bring their own supplies including an assortment of charcoal, pencils, erasers, an 18x24 drawing pad and newsprint pad, folding chair (for outside work), and optional 18x24 drawing board with clips.

Jump Start your Drawing Discipline – Class Fee:  $48
Tuesdays 1-3 October 10, 17, 24, 31
To join this 4-week session the student must make a commitment to drawing at least 15 minutes every day, from the first class through the last class. This can be done by keeping a sketchbook, or working on larger drawings, or a combination of both.  At each regularly scheduled class we will review what the students have done on their own and complete several drawing exercises. Subject matter in the class will be still life, landscape (weather permitting), and interiors. As usual, loosening up and experimentation will be encouraged. Beginners and experienced are welcome.

*Students must bring their own supplies including an 18x24 newsprint pad, 18x24 drawing pad, various types of charcoal, erasers, and India ink

Continuing Painting – Class Fee:  $48
Fridays 10 a.m.-12 Sept. 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class 9/22)

Plein air painting will continue in September as long as the weather permits. Changing colors of autumn provide inspiration, adding a different range of hues to the many greens of summer. We will try and paint areas with lots of trees to take advantage of the color changes!

*Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies, including canvas or canvas boards, paint, an assortment of brushes, portable easel and chair, and a palette.

Continuing Painting – Class Fee:  $48
Friday Oct 6 - 4:15pm -sunset
Friday Oct 13 - 4:00pm -sunset
Friday Oct 20 & 27 -10am-noon

Weather permitting, this 4-week session will begin with 2 weeks of sunset painting. October sunsets can be the most beautiful of the year with intense skies and changing colors. We will meet at the locations 2 hours before sunset (please note the times) and try to capture the most exciting time of the day.The last two weeks will focus on still life inside Hamilton House, at the regular class time. The still life set ups will reflect the changing autumn palette.
*Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies, including canvas or canvas boards, paint, an assortment of brushes, and a palette. Students must also bring their own easel or borrow one from Hamilton House (for the sunset painting), but the student is responsible for transporting the easel from and returning it to Hamilton House.

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Please register by calling (401) 831-1800 or email hamiltonhouse276@gmail.com 

​​Floral Design

Tuesday September 5 and October 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Class Fee:  $18.00         

“Sand Sensations” 
Using sand, flowers, and other natural gatherings, participants create a “sand mosaic”.  Sand is placed and moistened in a lomi dish where upon flowers and the other natural items are arranged on the surface.  Terrific tactile sensory activity! 
Please register by August 31

“Autumn Wood”

Imagine walking through the woods on a crisp autumn day.  Leaves are falling and the beauty of the forest surrounds us.  Let us create this special time with a seasonal celebration of flowers. Eeach student will receive a handmade wooden container with a harvest of fresh flowers.  Golden solidago, burnt orange rose and green button mums enhance this festive fall centerpiece. Afterwards we will explore the many applications of wood as we enjoy some forest-inspired refreshments and music.  Please join us for this special salute to the season! Please register by October 13th