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Painting Workshop

July Session 

Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10 am - Noon


August Session

Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10 am - Noon


July and August painting will include painting en plein air or painting still lifes inside Hamilton House according to what the class decides. The class can paint a variety of subjects including urban landscapes or more natural settings. Still life set ups will reference a particular artist. Loosening up with paint is always stressed, as is a strong use of color. When painting outside students can use acrylic, water soluble oils, or regular oils. When painting inside all media except regular oils can be used. Beginners and experienced are welcome!

Students must bring their own supplies to class including paints, brushes, canvas or canvas boards, and a palette. If painting on location, students should bring a portable easel and folding chair. Students may borrow an easel from Hamilton House but it is their responsibility to transport it to and from the location.                                                                                      

Art Workshops

Drawing Workshop / Roger Williams Park Botanical Garden

July 17 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm

$20 Course Fee

August 21 fron 12:30 - 3:30 pm

$20 Course Fee

Entry fee for seniors to the Botanical Garden: $2.00

The summer drawing workshops will meet on the grounds of the Botanical Garden at Roger Williams Park. Students can focus on close up drawing of the variety of plants and the larger landscape around the grounds. If the weather does not cooperate, students will draw inside the Botanical Garden building. Join us en plein air at one of the most beautiful garden spots with over 150 species!

Students can bring charcoal and pencils and also any color drawing media. Students should bring a portable chair and a light weight easel if they have one. Table trays will be provided for materials or for leaning in drawing pad against for a makeshift easel.                                        

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

Floral Design

The Queen Bee
Tuesday, July 24 at 1 pm

​Imagine life without apples, watermelons, tomatoes and tea. You're looking at the world without honeybees. Highly evolved and very sophisticated, this important pollinator is critical for these successful crops. Please join us as we explore this fascinating insect while creating a botanical floral arrangement. Each student will receive a charming resin container with a bounty of favorite flowers. 

Bee-utiful results are guaranteed! 

Registration confirmed with payment: $18  

 Call 831-1800

About Sally Gruber... With experience ranging from greenhouse management to horticulture therapy, Sally Gruber's involvement in the field expands over 20 years. Graduating with a degree in ornamental horticulture, Sally has developed plant-related programs for many sites supporting those with Special Needs. She is a horticultural therapist registered by the American Horticultural Therapy Association. By incorporating various art forms including poetry, story telling and drama, participants enjoy a multi-dimensional learning experience. 

Instructor Ida Schmulowitz is a professional artist known for her abstract landscape paintings and a graduate of RISD.                                       Please call 831-1800 to register.