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​​​​Self Portrait Drawing Workshop

Tuesday March 13 - 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Most artists have used themselves as a model at some point in their career: Kate Kollowitz, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Cezanne, to name a few. In this 3 hour workshop students will draw themselves, first by carefully looking at and drawing themselves and then by experimenting with contour drawings, looking at the paper & not looking at the paper, to see which technique really captures their essence. 

​Students should bring a portable mirror and various charcoal and pencils. Paper will be provided. Fee $20

Art Workshops

  Painting the Still life, Simple and Complex

  Fridays - March 9, 16, 23, 30  from 10 am - 12 pm

​This 4 week series will focus on painting from still life setups. In each of the first two weeks, students will paint from a simple setup with one object. This will contrast with the next two weeks of complex setups with multiple patterns, objects and color. Manet, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse have all painted from the simple and complex, and we will look to their work for inspiration. Expression and experimentation with paint are always encouraged! ​Fee $48

Students must bring their own materials, including acrylics or water soluble oils, palette, paints, assortment of brushes and canvas or canvas boards. 

  Painting Workshop

  Fridays - April 6,13, 20, 27 from 10 am - 12 pm

In this session students will work on a painting for two weeks.  Freeing up with paint will be encouraged, along with not being timid about making changes to the work in progress. Subjects will be still life setups on an 18X24 canvas. Fee $48

Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies, including acrylics or water soluble oil paint, an assortment of brushes, palette knives, a palette, and two 18X24 canvases. 

  Drawing Interiors Workshop

   Tuesday, April 17 from 12:30 - 3:30

​The Hamilton House basement is full of interesting corners and doorways that will be the subject of this drawing workshop. Students can choose any space in the basement including the woodshed and billiard room for the focus of their drawings. We will look at artists who have drawn interiors, including Deibenkorn, Van Gogh and Matisse, for inspiration. Join us to experiment with drawing and explore these interesting spaces. 

Students should bring various charcoal and pencils. Paper will be provided. Fee $20

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

Floral Design

Winter Deserts
Tuesday, March 6 at 1 pm

Brighten up your winter days with a desert garden! Each participant will be provided with an array of cacti and succulents as well as sand, soil, and decorative rocks. Professional results are guaranteed! 

April Showers

Tuesday, April 17 at 1 pm

April is a time of new beginnings, with rain as the conduit for change. True to its Latin root "abrir" (to open), this month presents a myriad of budding trees, shrubs, and flowers. Please join us as we celebrate this special season with a fresh spring floral piece. Each participant will receive a petite pastel bucket with a rainbow assortment of flowers. Tulips, wax flower, and pussy willow round out this spectacular vernal masterpiece.

Registration confirmed with payment: $18  

 Call 831-1800

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