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Creative Classes & Camps for Children, Teens and Adults.

The Jamestown Arts Center offers a variety of learning opportunities for children, teens and adults throughout the year!

Camps

Summer Camp: Kids Pottery I

Ages : 6 - 8

handbuildingLearn hand building in a fun, supportive environment! Campers will be introduced to the techniques of pinch pots, coils, slabs and combined building techniques. Exploring texture, contrast, colors, and form are also important parts of children’s journey with clay. Come experiment, learn, and have fun in the JAC Ceramics Studio! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please note: Kids’ Pottery I is for ages 6-8 only! Please see Kids’ Pottery II for ages 9-12.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/8 – Fri 7/12 – FULL!

Week Two: Mon 7/22 – Fri 7/26 – FULL!

Week Three: Mon 8/5 – Fri 8/9

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fees: $200/week (Members $180)

 

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200/week (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Sherry Italiano, Jon Baylor
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Summer Camp: Kids Pottery II

Ages : 9 - 12

clay-hands-small-300x199Learn to throw clay on the wheel in a fun and supportive environment! Campers will be introduced to the techniques of pinch pots, coils, slabs, the potters’ wheel, and combined building techniques. Exploring texture, contrast, colors, and form are also important parts of children’s journey with clay. Come experiment, learn, and have fun in the JAC Ceramics Studio! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please note: Kids’ Pottery II is for ages 9-12 only! Please see Kids’ Pottery I for ages 6-8.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/15 – Fri 7/19 – FULL!

Week Two: Mon 7/29 – Fri 8/2 

Week Three: Mon 8/12 – Fri 8/16 

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $200/week (Members $180)

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200/week (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey, Jon Baylor
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Summer Camp: Creative Arts I

Ages : 6 - 8

paint-hands-smallJoin us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging experience! Campers will flex their creative muscles as they learn independently and in groups to create projects with various art media. Projects include: drawing, painting, creative writing, printmaking, bookmaking and more! This camp also includes weekly field trips to various outdoor locations on the island! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle. Please note: This camp is for ages 6-8 only! Please see Creative Arts II for ages 9-12.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Ages: 6-8

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Session
Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/15 – Fri 7/19

Week Two: Mon 7/29 – Fri 8/2

Week Three: Mon 8/12 – Fri 8/16

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fees: $190/week (Members $171)

Instructor: Jeanette Bradley

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $190 per week (Members $171)
  • Instructor: Jeanette Bradley
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Summer Camp: Creative Arts II

Ages : 9 - 12

summer2016_sliderJoin us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging experience! Campers will flex their creative muscles as they learn independently and in groups to create projects with various art media. Projects include: drawing, painting, creative writing, printmaking, bookmaking and more! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle. Please note: This camp is for ages 9-12 only! Please see Creative Arts I for ages 6-8.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Ages 9-12.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Session 
Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/8 – Fri 7/12

Week Two: Mon 7/22 – Fri 7/26

Week Three: Mon 8/5 – Fri 8/9

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fees: $190 (Members $171)

Instructor: Andy Peitsch

 

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $190 (Members $171)
  • Instructor: Andrea Peitsch
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Summer Camp: Art Start

Ages : 3 - 5

kids-paintinJoin us in the JAC Art Studio to explore a wide variety of creative art-making techniques while learning and playing in a group setting. Art Start Camp offers opportunities for young children to learn about their world through their senses as they explore, learn, and play! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for paint spills. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 12pm):

Art Start I: July 8, 10 and 12

Art Start II: July 15, 17 and 19  

Art Start III: July 29, 31 and August 2 

Art Start IV: August 5, 7 and 9 

Fee: $135/week (Members $121.50)

Ages: 3-5

Instructors: Alex Antonelli

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Alex Antonelli
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Summer Camp: Teen Art Camp

Ages : 12 - 15

Screen-Shot-2014-06-12-at-11.11.34-AM-300x246Join us in the JAC Art Studio to build your skills in the foundations of classical arts: drawing, painting and printmaking. Teens who are interested in careers in the arts are encouraged to apply, and to begin the process of developing a portfolio for future applications to art schools. Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for paint spills. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates (Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm):

Teen Art I: July 9 and 11

Teen Art II: July 16 and 18  

Teen Art III: July 30 and August 1 

Teen Art IV: August 6 and 8 

Fee: $90 (Members $81)/week

Ages: 12-15

Instructors: Claudia Triggs

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $90/week (Members $81)
  • Instructor: Claudia Triggs
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Summer Camp: Stone Art Camp

Ages : 13 - 16

lauratravisJoin us at the JAC for a week of stone art camp! We’ll learn about different kinds of stone (with a little geology thrown in) and stone tools, try out a variety of carving stones, and plan and carve, polish and mount a small animal sculpture in soapstone. The final day of class will include a mini exhibition of completed works, and parents are welcome to join us! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

This camp includes a field trip to Ft. Wetherill State Park on Friday, July 12! Campers must be dropped off and picked up at Ft. Wetherill- the JAC cannot provide transportation.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $165/week (Members $148.50)
Ages: 13-16
Instructor: Laura Travis
  • Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
  • Fee: $165/week (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Laura Travis
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Summer Camp: Dance Choreography Camp

Ages : 9 - 12

In this brand new summer camp students will explore the elements of dance: Body, action, space, time and energy. Participants will learn how to express different concepts, emotions and ideas through the art of movement and dance, and to create their own moving art compositions. Inspirations for our dance compositions will come from, music, literature, visual art and students individual ideas and will be presented at the end of the week. No dance experience is necessary! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $200/week (Members $180)
Ages: 9-12
Instructor: Revka Hovermale
  • Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Revka Hovermale
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Summer Camp: Making Musicals – An Introduction to Musical Theatre

Ages : 9 - 15

In this week-long workshop, campers will be introduced to the elements of musical theatre, both on- and off-stage. As performers, campers will practice a musical number, introducing them to principles of vocal singing and choreography. Likewise, they will work on either a monologue or short scene to practice the craft of acting. Each day, campers will also be introduced to an element of backstage work, from set design to costumes and make-up. On the last day of camp, parents and families will be invited for a recital performance. The format of the camp makes it appropriate for both newcomers to the theatre and to experienced performers.

The course will conclude with a performance on Friday morning for parents and friends.  This camp is especially designed for children and teens entering grades 4 through 9. Read this great article in the Jamestown Press about a recent camp with the JCT!

Campers should bring a snack and bottled water.

Please Pre-register.
Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2

Times: 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $135 (JAC or JCT Members $121.50)

Ages: 9 – 15

Instructors: Kristine Lapierre

Kristine Lapierre is currently an English Teacher in the Providence Public School District. She holds a B.S. in Communication from Syracuse University, a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University. Ms. Lapierre has been an active participant with the Jamestown Community Theatre for the last several years, and currently serves as a member of the theater’s Board of Directors. Most recently, she appeared as Snail in the Spring production of A Year with Frog and Toad.

  • Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $135 (JAC or JCT Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Kristine Lapierre
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Summer Camp: Providence Comics Consortium Camp

Ages : 7 - 12

walkermettlingLearn all the basics of creating comics in a fun and relaxed environment! In this week long camp, kids will submerge into visionary generative sketchbook games and learn about character design, pencilling and inking as they make pages for the screen printed anthology book that this camp will produce! Open to all skill levels! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $200 (Members $180)

Ages: 7 – 12

Instructor: Walker Mettling

  • Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Walker Mettling
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Summer Camp: Stop Motion Animation Camp

Ages : 9 - 15

andypeitschMake a Stop Motion masterpiece at the JAC this summer! Use paper, clay, found objects, computers, musical instruments and more to create a short film. Campers will explore concepts of character design and development, storyboarding, set building and costume design, and brainstorm to create a collaborative script with their group. We will then use special software to shoot and arrange our film, and record the soundtrack using our voices, instruments and special effects. A special screening of our film will be held on the final day of camp. Stop Motion Animation camp provides a unique opportunity for campers to express themselves creatively while using a wide variety of tools. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 
Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.
Dates: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
Ages: 9-15
Instructor: Andy Peitsch
  • Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Andrea Peitsch
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Summer Camp: Digital Photo (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 10 - 15

digitalphotosummercampExplore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop during this fun and engaging camp. Campers must provide their own digital cameras throughout the week. Space is limited to due to technology. This camp includes a field trip to the Rose Island! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Dates:

Week One: July 22 – July 26

Week Two: August 12 – August 16

Times: 12:30PM – 3:30PM (Wednesday class is 12pm-3pm for field trip to Rose Island!)

Fee: $200 (members $180)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Laura Michaud

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Laura Michaud
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Summer Camp: Digital Arts Camp (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 10 - 15

Bring your ideas to life in Studio B- the JAC’s Digital Classroom! Students will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. Projects to be completed include Tee Shirts and Stickers using our Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press, 3D-Printed Sculptures using MakerBot software and Group Photogrammetry. Space is limited due to technology. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Dates:

Week One: July 15 – July 19

Week Two: August 5 – August 9 – FULL!

Times: 12:30PM – 3:30PM 

Fee: $190 (members $171)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

  • Dates: See course description and details above.
  • Fee: $190 (members $171)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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Summer Camp: Fashion Art Camp (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 9 - 15

Join us for a fun-filled week designing your own clothes and making your own jewelry! This class focuses on the handmade, and offers opportunities for kids to see fashion from a different, environmental angle by incorporating recycled and found objects. Bring items that are meaningful to you to incorporate into your designs! Learn to make clothing and accessories and the basics of fashion illustration, pattern making, sewing, color coordination, jewelry making, crochet and knitting. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: 

Week One: July 22 – July 26

Week Two: August 12 – August 16

Times: 12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

Ages: 9 – 15

  • Dates: See class description and details above.
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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Summer Camp: Mini Fools’ Rules Regatta

Ages : 6 - 12

Have you ever thought to build something out of materials that you normally consider trash? This camp allows campers to see “trash” in a new light! We will be creating large and small scale sculptures using materials such as bottle caps, plastic containers and bottles, styrofoam, bubble wrap, wood scraps and anything else that you might normally find hanging out in the trash can or recycling bin at home. Campers will create these sculptures with an emphasis on artistic design, creativity and function.

Mini Fools Rules Regatta Camp is inspired by the Annual Fools Rules Regatta organized by the Jamestown Yacht Club every summer, where for the past 40 years participants build life-sized boats out of unconventional materials. We will not be making sculptural boats that are large enough to actually sail, but sculptures should be made with the intention to float. Each camper will receive an award: most creative, most likely to stay afloat, most luxurious, etc. Camp participants will be encouraged to bring in recyclable materials to build their artistic boat. The last session will be held at East Ferry Beach in Jamestown to sail our Mini Fools’ Rules sculptures — family and friends are welcome to come watch!

Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9

Times: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Fee: $135 (JAC and JCY Members $121.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Susan Siravo

  • Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Susan Siravo
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Adults

FREE! Kite Making Workshop at Watson Farm!

Ages : All Ages

A FREE workshop in partnership with Historic New England’s Watson Farm! Join us on Kite Flying Day and make your own kite with help from the JAC!

13321967_1300615066619366_8052292403411874409_nSaturday,  June 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Watson Farm!         

Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown RI

– All ages and abilities welcome
– Instruction and demonstrations
– Children must be accompanied by and adult

Instructor: Jeanette Bradley

Free Event: Pre-Registration is encouraged! Please register below.

  • Dates: Saturday, June 1, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fee: FREE!
  • Instructor: Jeanette Bradley
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Fundamentals of Encaustic Painting with Kelly Milukas

Ages : Adults

Join Encaustic painter Kelly Milukas to explore the versatility of Encaustic wax painting and pigments! Applied and tooled with low-heat and high-octane instruments, and brushes from a molten wax palette, it is truly an outstanding journey in art making! This fast-paced workshop will introduce all the necessary skills and knowledge to make Encaustic part of your creative process.

The workshop is open to all, but the main focus will be introductory: covering the basics. It’s perfect for those who are new to the medium, and those looking for an uncomplicated overview of setting up a safe studio and learning current best practices, painting and fusing encaustic layers, and use of mark-making tools. It’s equally beneficial for those with some Encaustics experience who would like a refresher and some independent painting time. Mornings will be dedicated to demonstrations and instructor-led exercises, while afternoons will be a time for students to work on projects of their own and to receive one-on-one and group feedback on content and technique. Participants will be encouraged to work at an individual pace, and can also expect to create a small series of works in a fun and convivial studio environment.

This class includes ALL necessary supplies! Supplies include Hot Plates, Torches, Heat Guns, Tempered Table Covers, Wax Medium, Soy Wax Cleaner, Mark-Making Tools, Paint, Brushes, Wood Boards and Paper Substrates.

Dates:

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Fees:

$675 (Members $607.50) – supplies included!

Please note that this workshop falls under our special cancellation policy for classes with registration fees over $300- scroll down to see our policy.

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Kelly Milukas

Kelly Milukas is an award-winning multi-media artist whose practice includes sculpture, pastel and encaustic painting, and fine art photography. Her “Keys to Cures” have been exhibited in many venues including The Ronald Reagan International Forum, in Washington, DC, the Museum at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, FL, and the Regenerative Medicine Forum in Berkeley, CA, among others. Her art work is in national museums, international private and corporate collections, such as The Boston Group; Intarcia Therapeutics; Simpson Healthcare; and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, to name a few. She has served as a curator and juror and has presented talks in museums, arts and science forums, and arts organizations. She is a founding member of the South Coast Artists, RI & MA, and the President of the Providence Art Club.

  • Dates: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fee: $675 (Members $607.50)
  • Instructor: Kelly Milukas
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Visual Development: Abstract Painting, Mixed Media & Collage Techniques with Kevin Gilmore

Ages : Adults

kevingilmore-smallJoin JAC Member Kevin Gilmore in exploration of the creative process through painting, collage and mixed media. Prepare substrates that allow for
experimentation, and learn how to apply collage techniques on canvas. Composition
and color are two formal elements of abstract painting that lead to compelling and
successful works of art. We will focus on these areas through painting challenges,
one-on-one instruction and demonstrations. The workshop setting is an amazing
opportunity to gain experience looking at art and will include short slideshows and
a brief lecture with several chances for guided group critiques. Expand how you
view your own work own with positive feedback from peers and instructor.

Dates: Friday, June 21st – Sunday, June 23rd – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Fee: $475 (Members $427.50)

Please note that this workshop falls under our special cancellation policy for classes with registration fees over $300- scroll down to see our policy.

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Kevin Gilmore

  • Dates: Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $475 (Members $427.50)
  • Instructor: Kevin Gilmore
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Advanced Clay Series: Mishima and Water Etching

Ages : Adults

Mishima is a technique of inlaying color into the main clay body of the pottery piece. This technique creates extremely fine, intricate design work with hard, sharp edges that can be difficult to reliably replicate in any other way. Water etching is another surface decoration technique. It is executed by covering part of the clay surface with a resist material. The exposed areas are then abrading using a wet sponge. This is a great technique to add depth and visual interest to a surface while keeping a very clean and simple finish. Students will learn how to use these techniques together. Tips, tool choice and material guidance will be covered as well as suggested designs.

• teacher will bring wax, plastic sheeting for image transfer, underglazes, waterproof paper, cutting tools, slip, tape, & sponges
• students should bring 3-4 leather hard pots with smooth surface, a gallon sized bucket, 1” soft bristle brush, needle tool, clean cloth rag for drying hands, soft red rib, x-acto knife, and any reference imagery they may like.

This is the second of four Advanced Clay Techniques the JAC is offering this year from acclaimed ceramicist Christine Herron of Red Chair Studio Clay!

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2pm-5:30pm

Fee: $60 (Members $54)

Instructor: Christine Herron

Ages: Adults

  • Dates: Saturday, June 29, 2pm-5:30pm
  • Fee: $60 (Members $54)
  • Instructor: Christine Herron
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Summer Acrylic Workshops with Veronique Godbout

Ages : Adults

Join us this summer for one or both of these painting workshops from artist and instructor Veronique Godbout!

Intensive Acrylic Workshop 

Do you dream of painting but lack the time to study the acrylic medium in depth? This intensive course is for you! You will be guided through the main stages of creating an artwork, including mixing colors, handling the brushes and creating your own compositions. You will come out with finished canvases and a better understanding of the process of pictorial creation. Designed for the professional painter who is stuck in a style as well as for the novice who wants to conquer their fear of painting. Veronique’s positive approach towards the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up, have fun and paint more! Expect an intense, concentrated and lively workshop where you will create many works of art using spontaneity for maximum effect. No experience required.
Date: Sunday, August 4
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Ages: Adults
Fee: $85 (Members $76.50)
Instructor: Veronique Godbout

 

 

 

Intro to Abstraction Workshop

Always wanted to do abstract painting, but don’t know where to begin? Experience the hands-on demos, basic formulas, compositions and color techniques to create more meaningful abstracts. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. This wild workshop is about jumping off the cliff and creating artwork no one has ever seen you do. Splashes, tissue papers and collage —  anything goes from there. This is an acrylic workshop – with a bit of mixed media/collage added for visual impact. You will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice. This workshop is a serious approach for those who have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude. No experience required.
Date: Sunday, August 18
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Ages: Adults
Fee: $85 (Members $76.50)
Instructor: Veronique Godbout
  • Dates: See class dates and options above.
  • Fee: $85 (Members $76.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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Stone Carving Workshop at Watson Farm!

Ages : Adults

Join us for our latest workshop at Historic New England’s Watson Farm! Limestone carving is a satisfying and useful skill which has numerous applications for gardens, landscaping, and creative expression. In this 12-hour introductory-level workshop, students will use manageable scraps of limestone and carve them in relief-bring your own idea or utilize teacher references, and in the process learn something of an art form that has graced buildings and monuments from the Assyrians onward. Included will be plenty of stone lore, tips on securing materials and tools, and information about techniques including polishing and finishing. Please note: This workshop does not include instruction in carving letters. An additional $12 materials fee must be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. 

Dates: August 20, 22 and 25, 2019

Times: 1 pm to 5 pm

Fee: $125 (JAC and Historic New England Members $112.50)

Location: Watson Farm, 455 North Rd, Jamestown RI

Instructor: Laura Travis

 

  • Dates: August 20, 22 and 25, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Fee: $125 (Members of JAC and Historic New England $112.50)
  • Instructor: Laura Travis
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Torn Paper Paintings Workshop with Wanda Edwards

Ages : Adults

Learn a figurative collage technique using bits of torn paper! Similar to Impressionists use of colors or the tiles in a mosaic, Torn Paper Paintings’ unconventional collage technique creates this same visual interest. We will explore hand painting and designing of our own papers to be used in the piece. Rice papers, book pages, maps, store-bought papers, as well as personal ephemera will be applied over a simple under-painting (done at home as class prep) in a painterly fashion. The collage process will be demonstrated throughout and you will learn to use the paper to create color and form as well as light and shadow. No collage experience is required. Previous experience with painting is helpful but not necessary.

Dates:  Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

Times: 10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $180 (Members $162)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Wanda Edwards

  • Dates: September 21 and 22, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Fee: $180 (Members $162)
  • Instructor: Wanda Edwards
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Café Clay (Mondays) – FULL!

Ages : Adults

Class is full! Contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to get on the wait list.

Coffee talk and making pots! What could be better? This class covers all skill levels and is designed to introduce a wide array of techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, and glaze/surface decoration. Bring your own coffee or tea!

Dates: Mondays, April 29 – June 3, 10:00am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each- NO CLASS ON MAY 27!)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Kara McKamey

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  • Dates: Mondays, April 29 - June 3, 10:00am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each- NO CLASS ON MAY 27!)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey
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Drop-In Yoga (Mondays)

Ages : All ages and levels

Yoga-Silhouette-CutEnjoy moving through yoga poses to increase strength, improve balance, coordination and flexibility in this basic yoga class. Learn breathing practices to ease and quiet the mind, increase your energy and reduce stress. Class is suitable for students at various levels of proficiency. Poses will be adapted to meet student’s needs. Beginners & students of all ages & abilities are welcome.

Diana McCallister, who is a certified yoga instructor with 15 years teaching experience, will teach the class. For more information call Diana at 423-1228 or email: dialove7@cox.net. First time students- please contact Diane to confirm the class is running under its regular schedule.

No need to register just come at 6pm on Monday, class is ongoing. 

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  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: $15 - drop-in, 5 classes for $60, 10 classes for $100
  • Instructor: Diana McCallister
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Everyday Drawing Workshop with Lisa Barsumian (Tuesdays)

Ages : Adults

No Stress, Simple Sketching in Ink.

Four Classes: Tuesdays, May 7 – 28

Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Fee: $110 (Members $99)

Instructor: Lisa Barsumian

Ages: Adults

 

  • Dates: May 7 - 28, 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • Fee: $110 (Members $99)
  • Instructor: Lisa Barsumian
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Family Drawing (Tuesdays)

Ages : 6+

This class is great for ANYONE who wants to learn about basic drawing- sign up individually or as a family! We will focus on learning all of the basic drawing techniques while having fun. Special rates offered for groups- at least one adult must accompany each group. Ages 6+.

Tuesdays, April 30 – May 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Single Student: $125 (Members $112.50)

Family of Two: $230 (Members $207)

Family of Three: $330 (Members $297)

Family of Four $420 (Members $378)

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

Ages: 6+

  • Dates: April 30 - May 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description above for pricing options.
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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Evening Clay: Advanced (Tuesdays)

Ages : Adults

ceramics_This class is for ceramics students who want to expand their knowledge of the medium by exploring advanced techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, and glaze/surface decoration. Open studio access is included with this class.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 30 – May 28, 6:00 – 9:00pm (5 classes, 3 hrs/each)

Fee: $202.50 (Members $182.25)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Jon Baylor

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  • Dates: April 30 - May 28, 6:00 – 9:00pm (5 classes, 3 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $202.50 (Members $182.25)
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor
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NEW! Stained Glass (Wednesdays)

Ages : Adults

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Develop your skills in the medium of stained glass with this new class at the JAC! Work independently in a comfortable studio setting with guidance from experienced stained glass artist Jen Black.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 – 29, 6:00pm– 9:00pm 

Fee: $170 (Members $153)

Instructor: Jen Black

Ages: Adults

  • Dates: May 1 - 29, 6:00pm– 9:00pm 
  • Fee: $170 (Members $153)
  • Instructor: Jen Black
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Evening Clay: Beginners (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens & Adults

ceramics_This class is a beginner’s course in ceramics, designed to introduce beginner’s techniques in hand building and wheel throwing, with a special emphasis on surface decoratingOpen studio access is included with this class- please note that Open Studio access is for Adults only.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 – 29, 6:00 – 8:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each) 

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Sherry Italiano

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  • Dates: May 1 - 29, 6:00 – 8:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each) 
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Sherry Italiano
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Tai Chi (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens and Adults

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Enjoy moving through Tai Chi poses to increase strength, improve balance, coordination and flexibility in this basic class. Students of all ages & abilities are welcome- Beginners at 6pm and Advanced at 7pm. For more information contact instructor Shahin Barzin at 401-965-8756 or email: sbarzin@aol.com. First time students- please contact Shahin to confirm the class is running under its regular schedule.

No need to register, class is ongoing.

Fee: $10 drop-in

Beginners: 6 pm

Advanced: 7 pm

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  • Dates: Wednesdays: Beginners 6 - 7pm & Advanced 7 - 8pm, ongoing
  • Fee: $10 drop-in
  • Instructor: Shahin Barzin
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Abstract Painting (Wednesdays)

Ages :Teens and Adults

Always wanted to do abstract painting, but don’t know where to begin? Experience the hands-on demonstrations and learn techniques and basic formulas, compositions and color techniques to create more meaningful abstract paintings. Be prepared to paint bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. This is an acrylic workshop – with a bit of mixed media/collage added for visual impact. This workshop is a serious approach for those who have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 – 29, 4:30pm– 6:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: May 1 - 29, 4:30pm– 6:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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NEW! Open Studio: Digital Classroom

Ages : Teens and Adults

Join us in Studio B, our Digital Classroom, and work on your digital art projects! This new offering opens up our computer lab once a week to those who need access to a computer or to certain programs to work on. Programs include Adobe Creative Suite, MakerWare, Graphtec Studio, Sculptris, Inkscape, TinkerCad, Meshmixer and more. Space is limited: four Apple computers are available, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Fee: $20/month, $5 drop-in

Dates: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30  

Ages: Teens and Adults

Monitor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

  • Dates: Thursdays 5:30-6:30
  • Fee: $20 month/$5 drop-in
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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Ceramics Open Studio

Ages : Adults

ceramics-pic-for-web_3_for-webCeramics Open Studio is currently full- please email Seamus Hames at seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to get on the waiting list.

The ceramics studio is available for those who wish to work on their own projects in a relaxed and independent atmosphere. These sessions are FREE for current students, open to past students of Ceramics classes and individuals who demonstrate a working knowledge of the ceramics studio.

Open Studio Prerequisites:

  • Current students
  • Past students
  • Individuals who demonstrate a working knowledge of ceramics studios

Fees are paid on a quarterly basis. Prorating is available if entering mid-month, to include next full month.  Materials are $30 for a 25 lb. bag of clay. Firing fees are included.

Times:

Monday 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm and 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Open Studios often run during bank holidays. Please contact the JAC or see our Facebook page — JAC Open Studio — for calendar and schedule updates. 

  • Dates: See options in description above.
  • Fee: $150/three months ($135 Members)
  • Instructor: Monitor Present (Monday and Thursday Evenings only)
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Open Studio: Printmaking

Ages : Adults

Studio A (Printmaking) is available for those who wish to work on their own projects in a relaxed and independent atmosphere. These sessions are FREE  for current students, and are open to past students, and individuals who demonstrate a working knowledge of the print studio.

Open Studio Prerequisites:

  • Current students
  • Past students
  • Individuals who demonstrate a working knowledge of printmaking studios

Participation in open studio includes a designated drawer for participants to store work and personal supplies. BYO materials – inks, solvents, rags, woodblocks, linoleum, etc. Paper and sintra can be purchased through the JAC. Available shared supplies include brayers, plexi-glass, presses, wood, and linoleum carving tools.

Please note that Open Studio in Studio A is for Adults Only.

Fees are paid on a monthly basis, or as a daily drop-in. Prorating is available if entering mid-month, to include next full month.

Times:

Monday 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Dates: See options in description above.
  • Fee: $50 ($45 Members) or Daily Drop-in fee $10
  • Instructor: NA
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FREE! Kite Making Workshop at Watson Farm!

Ages : All Ages

A FREE workshop in partnership with Historic New England’s Watson Farm! Join us on Kite Flying Day and make your own kite with help from the JAC!

13321967_1300615066619366_8052292403411874409_nSaturday,  June 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Watson Farm!         

Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown RI

– All ages and abilities welcome
– Instruction and demonstrations
– Children must be accompanied by and adult

Instructor: Jeanette Bradley

Free Event: Pre-Registration is encouraged! Please register below.

  • Dates: Saturday, June 1, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fee: FREE!
  • Instructor: Jeanette Bradley
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Kids’ Pottery (Mondays)

Ages : 6 - 12

Participants will develop an extended awareness of themselves and their creative concepts as related to clay. Three dimensional form, surface texture, and the key properties of clay, paints, and glazes will all be discussed and explored through experimentation and practice. Projects will include instruction both in hand-building and wheel throwing.

Dates: Mondays, April 29 – June 3, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each- NO CLASS ON MAY 27!)

Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Mary Piepmeier

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  • Dates: April 29 - June 3, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each- NO CLASS ON MAY 27!)
  • Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)
  • Instructor: Mary Peipmeier
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Drop-In Yoga (Mondays)

Ages : All ages and levels

Yoga-Silhouette-CutEnjoy moving through yoga poses to increase strength, improve balance, coordination and flexibility in this basic yoga class. Learn breathing practices to ease and quiet the mind, increase your energy and reduce stress. Class is suitable for students at various levels of proficiency. Poses will be adapted to meet student’s needs. Beginners & students of all ages & abilities are welcome.

Diana McCallister, who is a certified yoga instructor with 15 years teaching experience, will teach the class. For more information call Diana at 423-1228 or email: dialove7@cox.net. First time students- please contact Diane to confirm the class is running under its regular schedule.

No need to register just come at 6pm on Monday, class is ongoing. 

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  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: $15 - drop-in, 5 classes for $60, 10 classes for $100
  • Instructor: Diana McCallister
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Family Drawing (Tuesdays)

Ages : 6+

This class is great for ANYONE who wants to learn about basic drawing- sign up individually or as a family! We will focus on learning all of the basic drawing techniques while having fun. Special rates offered for groups- at least one adult must accompany each group. Ages 6+.

Tuesdays, April 30 – May 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Single Student: $125 (Members $112.50)

Family of Two: $230 (Members $207)

Family of Three: $330 (Members $297)

Family of Four $420 (Members $378)

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

Ages: 6+

  • Dates: April 30 - May 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description above for pricing options.
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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Summer Camp: Kids Pottery I

Ages : 6 - 8

handbuildingLearn hand building in a fun, supportive environment! Campers will be introduced to the techniques of pinch pots, coils, slabs and combined building techniques. Exploring texture, contrast, colors, and form are also important parts of children’s journey with clay. Come experiment, learn, and have fun in the JAC Ceramics Studio! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please note: Kids’ Pottery I is for ages 6-8 only! Please see Kids’ Pottery II for ages 9-12.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/8 – Fri 7/12 – FULL!

Week Two: Mon 7/22 – Fri 7/26 – FULL!

Week Three: Mon 8/5 – Fri 8/9

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fees: $200/week (Members $180)

 

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200/week (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Sherry Italiano, Jon Baylor
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Summer Camp: Kids Pottery II

Ages : 9 - 12

clay-hands-small-300x199Learn to throw clay on the wheel in a fun and supportive environment! Campers will be introduced to the techniques of pinch pots, coils, slabs, the potters’ wheel, and combined building techniques. Exploring texture, contrast, colors, and form are also important parts of children’s journey with clay. Come experiment, learn, and have fun in the JAC Ceramics Studio! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please note: Kids’ Pottery II is for ages 9-12 only! Please see Kids’ Pottery I for ages 6-8.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/15 – Fri 7/19 – FULL!

Week Two: Mon 7/29 – Fri 8/2 

Week Three: Mon 8/12 – Fri 8/16 

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $200/week (Members $180)

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200/week (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey, Jon Baylor
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Summer Camp: Creative Arts I

Ages : 6 - 8

paint-hands-smallJoin us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging experience! Campers will flex their creative muscles as they learn independently and in groups to create projects with various art media. Projects include: drawing, painting, creative writing, printmaking, bookmaking and more! This camp also includes weekly field trips to various outdoor locations on the island! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle. Please note: This camp is for ages 6-8 only! Please see Creative Arts II for ages 9-12.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Ages: 6-8

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


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Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/15 – Fri 7/19

Week Two: Mon 7/29 – Fri 8/2

Week Three: Mon 8/12 – Fri 8/16

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fees: $190/week (Members $171)

Instructor: Jeanette Bradley

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $190 per week (Members $171)
  • Instructor: Jeanette Bradley
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Summer Camp: Creative Arts II

Ages : 9 - 12

summer2016_sliderJoin us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging experience! Campers will flex their creative muscles as they learn independently and in groups to create projects with various art media. Projects include: drawing, painting, creative writing, printmaking, bookmaking and more! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle. Please note: This camp is for ages 9-12 only! Please see Creative Arts I for ages 6-8.

Weekly sign-ups available! Please Pre-register.

Ages 9-12.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


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Dates:

Week One: Mon 7/8 – Fri 7/12

Week Two: Mon 7/22 – Fri 7/26

Week Three: Mon 8/5 – Fri 8/9

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fees: $190 (Members $171)

Instructor: Andy Peitsch

 

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $190 (Members $171)
  • Instructor: Andrea Peitsch
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Summer Camp: Art Start

Ages : 3 - 5

kids-paintinJoin us in the JAC Art Studio to explore a wide variety of creative art-making techniques while learning and playing in a group setting. Art Start Camp offers opportunities for young children to learn about their world through their senses as they explore, learn, and play! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for paint spills. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 12pm):

Art Start I: July 8, 10 and 12

Art Start II: July 15, 17 and 19  

Art Start III: July 29, 31 and August 2 

Art Start IV: August 5, 7 and 9 

Fee: $135/week (Members $121.50)

Ages: 3-5

Instructors: Alex Antonelli

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Alex Antonelli
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Summer Camp: Dance Choreography Camp

Ages : 9 - 12

In this brand new summer camp students will explore the elements of dance: Body, action, space, time and energy. Participants will learn how to express different concepts, emotions and ideas through the art of movement and dance, and to create their own moving art compositions. Inspirations for our dance compositions will come from, music, literature, visual art and students individual ideas and will be presented at the end of the week. No dance experience is necessary! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $200/week (Members $180)
Ages: 9-12
Instructor: Revka Hovermale
  • Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Revka Hovermale
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Summer Camp: Making Musicals – An Introduction to Musical Theatre

Ages : 9 - 15

In this week-long workshop, campers will be introduced to the elements of musical theatre, both on- and off-stage. As performers, campers will practice a musical number, introducing them to principles of vocal singing and choreography. Likewise, they will work on either a monologue or short scene to practice the craft of acting. Each day, campers will also be introduced to an element of backstage work, from set design to costumes and make-up. On the last day of camp, parents and families will be invited for a recital performance. The format of the camp makes it appropriate for both newcomers to the theatre and to experienced performers.

The course will conclude with a performance on Friday morning for parents and friends.  This camp is especially designed for children and teens entering grades 4 through 9. Read this great article in the Jamestown Press about a recent camp with the JCT!

Campers should bring a snack and bottled water.

Please Pre-register.
Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2

Times: 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $135 (JAC or JCT Members $121.50)

Ages: 9 – 15

Instructors: Kristine Lapierre

Kristine Lapierre is currently an English Teacher in the Providence Public School District. She holds a B.S. in Communication from Syracuse University, a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University. Ms. Lapierre has been an active participant with the Jamestown Community Theatre for the last several years, and currently serves as a member of the theater’s Board of Directors. Most recently, she appeared as Snail in the Spring production of A Year with Frog and Toad.

  • Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $135 (JAC or JCT Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Kristine Lapierre
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Summer Camp: Providence Comics Consortium Camp

Ages : 7 - 12

walkermettlingLearn all the basics of creating comics in a fun and relaxed environment! In this week long camp, kids will submerge into visionary generative sketchbook games and learn about character design, pencilling and inking as they make pages for the screen printed anthology book that this camp will produce! Open to all skill levels! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $200 (Members $180)

Ages: 7 – 12

Instructor: Walker Mettling

  • Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Walker Mettling
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Summer Camp: Stop Motion Animation Camp

Ages : 9 - 15

andypeitschMake a Stop Motion masterpiece at the JAC this summer! Use paper, clay, found objects, computers, musical instruments and more to create a short film. Campers will explore concepts of character design and development, storyboarding, set building and costume design, and brainstorm to create a collaborative script with their group. We will then use special software to shoot and arrange our film, and record the soundtrack using our voices, instruments and special effects. A special screening of our film will be held on the final day of camp. Stop Motion Animation camp provides a unique opportunity for campers to express themselves creatively while using a wide variety of tools. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 
Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.
Dates: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
Ages: 9-15
Instructor: Andy Peitsch
  • Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Andrea Peitsch
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Summer Camp: Digital Photo (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 10 - 15

digitalphotosummercampExplore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop during this fun and engaging camp. Campers must provide their own digital cameras throughout the week. Space is limited to due to technology. This camp includes a field trip to the Rose Island! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Dates:

Week One: July 22 – July 26

Week Two: August 12 – August 16

Times: 12:30PM – 3:30PM (Wednesday class is 12pm-3pm for field trip to Rose Island!)

Fee: $200 (members $180)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Laura Michaud

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Laura Michaud
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Summer Camp: Digital Arts Camp (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 10 - 15

Bring your ideas to life in Studio B- the JAC’s Digital Classroom! Students will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. Projects to be completed include Tee Shirts and Stickers using our Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press, 3D-Printed Sculptures using MakerBot software and Group Photogrammetry. Space is limited due to technology. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Dates:

Week One: July 15 – July 19

Week Two: August 5 – August 9 – FULL!

Times: 12:30PM – 3:30PM 

Fee: $190 (members $171)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

  • Dates: See course description and details above.
  • Fee: $190 (members $171)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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Summer Camp: Fashion Art Camp (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 9 - 15

Join us for a fun-filled week designing your own clothes and making your own jewelry! This class focuses on the handmade, and offers opportunities for kids to see fashion from a different, environmental angle by incorporating recycled and found objects. Bring items that are meaningful to you to incorporate into your designs! Learn to make clothing and accessories and the basics of fashion illustration, pattern making, sewing, color coordination, jewelry making, crochet and knitting. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: 

Week One: July 22 – July 26

Week Two: August 12 – August 16

Times: 12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

Ages: 9 – 15

  • Dates: See class description and details above.
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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Summer Camp: Mini Fools’ Rules Regatta

Ages : 6 - 12

Have you ever thought to build something out of materials that you normally consider trash? This camp allows campers to see “trash” in a new light! We will be creating large and small scale sculptures using materials such as bottle caps, plastic containers and bottles, styrofoam, bubble wrap, wood scraps and anything else that you might normally find hanging out in the trash can or recycling bin at home. Campers will create these sculptures with an emphasis on artistic design, creativity and function.

Mini Fools Rules Regatta Camp is inspired by the Annual Fools Rules Regatta organized by the Jamestown Yacht Club every summer, where for the past 40 years participants build life-sized boats out of unconventional materials. We will not be making sculptural boats that are large enough to actually sail, but sculptures should be made with the intention to float. Each camper will receive an award: most creative, most likely to stay afloat, most luxurious, etc. Camp participants will be encouraged to bring in recyclable materials to build their artistic boat. The last session will be held at East Ferry Beach in Jamestown to sail our Mini Fools’ Rules sculptures — family and friends are welcome to come watch!

Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9

Times: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Fee: $135 (JAC and JCY Members $121.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Susan Siravo

  • Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Susan Siravo
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Teens

FREE! Kite Making Workshop at Watson Farm!

Ages : All Ages

A FREE workshop in partnership with Historic New England’s Watson Farm! Join us on Kite Flying Day and make your own kite with help from the JAC!

13321967_1300615066619366_8052292403411874409_nSaturday,  June 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Watson Farm!         

Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown RI

– All ages and abilities welcome
– Instruction and demonstrations
– Children must be accompanied by and adult

Instructor: Jeanette Bradley

Free Event: Pre-Registration is encouraged! Please register below.

  • Dates: Saturday, June 1, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Fee: FREE!
  • Instructor: Jeanette Bradley
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Drop-In Yoga (Mondays)

Ages : All ages and levels

Yoga-Silhouette-CutEnjoy moving through yoga poses to increase strength, improve balance, coordination and flexibility in this basic yoga class. Learn breathing practices to ease and quiet the mind, increase your energy and reduce stress. Class is suitable for students at various levels of proficiency. Poses will be adapted to meet student’s needs. Beginners & students of all ages & abilities are welcome.

Diana McCallister, who is a certified yoga instructor with 15 years teaching experience, will teach the class. For more information call Diana at 423-1228 or email: dialove7@cox.net. First time students- please contact Diane to confirm the class is running under its regular schedule.

No need to register just come at 6pm on Monday, class is ongoing. 

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  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: $15 - drop-in, 5 classes for $60, 10 classes for $100
  • Instructor: Diana McCallister
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Family Drawing (Tuesdays)

Ages : 6+

This class is great for ANYONE who wants to learn about basic drawing- sign up individually or as a family! We will focus on learning all of the basic drawing techniques while having fun. Special rates offered for groups- at least one adult must accompany each group. Ages 6+.

Tuesdays, April 30 – May 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Single Student: $125 (Members $112.50)

Family of Two: $230 (Members $207)

Family of Three: $330 (Members $297)

Family of Four $420 (Members $378)

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

Ages: 6+

  • Dates: April 30 - May 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description above for pricing options.
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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Evening Clay: Beginners (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens & Adults

ceramics_This class is a beginner’s course in ceramics, designed to introduce beginner’s techniques in hand building and wheel throwing, with a special emphasis on surface decoratingOpen studio access is included with this class- please note that Open Studio access is for Adults only.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 – 29, 6:00 – 8:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each) 

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Sherry Italiano

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  • Dates: May 1 - 29, 6:00 – 8:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each) 
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Sherry Italiano
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Tai Chi (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens and Adults

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Enjoy moving through Tai Chi poses to increase strength, improve balance, coordination and flexibility in this basic class. Students of all ages & abilities are welcome- Beginners at 6pm and Advanced at 7pm. For more information contact instructor Shahin Barzin at 401-965-8756 or email: sbarzin@aol.com. First time students- please contact Shahin to confirm the class is running under its regular schedule.

No need to register, class is ongoing.

Fee: $10 drop-in

Beginners: 6 pm

Advanced: 7 pm

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  • Dates: Wednesdays: Beginners 6 - 7pm & Advanced 7 - 8pm, ongoing
  • Fee: $10 drop-in
  • Instructor: Shahin Barzin
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Abstract Painting (Wednesdays)

Ages :Teens and Adults

Always wanted to do abstract painting, but don’t know where to begin? Experience the hands-on demonstrations and learn techniques and basic formulas, compositions and color techniques to create more meaningful abstract paintings. Be prepared to paint bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. This is an acrylic workshop – with a bit of mixed media/collage added for visual impact. This workshop is a serious approach for those who have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 – 29, 4:30pm– 6:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: May 1 - 29, 4:30pm– 6:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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NEW! Open Studio: Digital Classroom

Ages : Teens and Adults

Join us in Studio B, our Digital Classroom, and work on your digital art projects! This new offering opens up our computer lab once a week to those who need access to a computer or to certain programs to work on. Programs include Adobe Creative Suite, MakerWare, Graphtec Studio, Sculptris, Inkscape, TinkerCad, Meshmixer and more. Space is limited: four Apple computers are available, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Fee: $20/month, $5 drop-in

Dates: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30  

Ages: Teens and Adults

Monitor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

  • Dates: Thursdays 5:30-6:30
  • Fee: $20 month/$5 drop-in
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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Summer Camp: Teen Art Camp

Ages : 12 - 15

Screen-Shot-2014-06-12-at-11.11.34-AM-300x246Join us in the JAC Art Studio to build your skills in the foundations of classical arts: drawing, painting and printmaking. Teens who are interested in careers in the arts are encouraged to apply, and to begin the process of developing a portfolio for future applications to art schools. Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for paint spills. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates (Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm):

Teen Art I: July 9 and 11

Teen Art II: July 16 and 18  

Teen Art III: July 30 and August 1 

Teen Art IV: August 6 and 8 

Fee: $90 (Members $81)/week

Ages: 12-15

Instructors: Claudia Triggs

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $90/week (Members $81)
  • Instructor: Claudia Triggs
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Summer Camp: Stone Art Camp

Ages : 13 - 16

lauratravisJoin us at the JAC for a week of stone art camp! We’ll learn about different kinds of stone (with a little geology thrown in) and stone tools, try out a variety of carving stones, and plan and carve, polish and mount a small animal sculpture in soapstone. The final day of class will include a mini exhibition of completed works, and parents are welcome to join us! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

This camp includes a field trip to Ft. Wetherill State Park on Friday, July 12! Campers must be dropped off and picked up at Ft. Wetherill- the JAC cannot provide transportation.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $165/week (Members $148.50)
Ages: 13-16
Instructor: Laura Travis
  • Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
  • Fee: $165/week (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Laura Travis
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Summer Camp: Making Musicals – An Introduction to Musical Theatre

Ages : 9 - 15

In this week-long workshop, campers will be introduced to the elements of musical theatre, both on- and off-stage. As performers, campers will practice a musical number, introducing them to principles of vocal singing and choreography. Likewise, they will work on either a monologue or short scene to practice the craft of acting. Each day, campers will also be introduced to an element of backstage work, from set design to costumes and make-up. On the last day of camp, parents and families will be invited for a recital performance. The format of the camp makes it appropriate for both newcomers to the theatre and to experienced performers.

The course will conclude with a performance on Friday morning for parents and friends.  This camp is especially designed for children and teens entering grades 4 through 9. Read this great article in the Jamestown Press about a recent camp with the JCT!

Campers should bring a snack and bottled water.

Please Pre-register.
Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2

Times: 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $135 (JAC or JCT Members $121.50)

Ages: 9 – 15

Instructors: Kristine Lapierre

Kristine Lapierre is currently an English Teacher in the Providence Public School District. She holds a B.S. in Communication from Syracuse University, a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University. Ms. Lapierre has been an active participant with the Jamestown Community Theatre for the last several years, and currently serves as a member of the theater’s Board of Directors. Most recently, she appeared as Snail in the Spring production of A Year with Frog and Toad.

  • Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $135 (JAC or JCT Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Kristine Lapierre
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Summer Camp: Providence Comics Consortium Camp

Ages : 7 - 12

walkermettlingLearn all the basics of creating comics in a fun and relaxed environment! In this week long camp, kids will submerge into visionary generative sketchbook games and learn about character design, pencilling and inking as they make pages for the screen printed anthology book that this camp will produce! Open to all skill levels! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $200 (Members $180)

Ages: 7 – 12

Instructor: Walker Mettling

  • Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Walker Mettling
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Summer Camp: Stop Motion Animation Camp

Ages : 9 - 15

andypeitschMake a Stop Motion masterpiece at the JAC this summer! Use paper, clay, found objects, computers, musical instruments and more to create a short film. Campers will explore concepts of character design and development, storyboarding, set building and costume design, and brainstorm to create a collaborative script with their group. We will then use special software to shoot and arrange our film, and record the soundtrack using our voices, instruments and special effects. A special screening of our film will be held on the final day of camp. Stop Motion Animation camp provides a unique opportunity for campers to express themselves creatively while using a wide variety of tools. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 
Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.
Dates: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
Ages: 9-15
Instructor: Andy Peitsch
  • Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Andrea Peitsch
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Summer Camp: Digital Photo (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 10 - 15

digitalphotosummercampExplore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop during this fun and engaging camp. Campers must provide their own digital cameras throughout the week. Space is limited to due to technology. This camp includes a field trip to the Rose Island! Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day. 

Dates:

Week One: July 22 – July 26

Week Two: August 12 – August 16

Times: 12:30PM – 3:30PM (Wednesday class is 12pm-3pm for field trip to Rose Island!)

Fee: $200 (members $180)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Laura Michaud

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $200 (Members $180)
  • Instructor: Laura Michaud
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Summer Camp: Digital Arts Camp (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 10 - 15

Bring your ideas to life in Studio B- the JAC’s Digital Classroom! Students will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. Projects to be completed include Tee Shirts and Stickers using our Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press, 3D-Printed Sculptures using MakerBot software and Group Photogrammetry. Space is limited due to technology. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Dates:

Week One: July 15 – July 19

Week Two: August 5 – August 9 – FULL!

Times: 12:30PM – 3:30PM 

Fee: $190 (members $171)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

  • Dates: See course description and details above.
  • Fee: $190 (members $171)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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Summer Camp: Fashion Art Camp (Two Weeks Available!)

Ages : 9 - 15

Join us for a fun-filled week designing your own clothes and making your own jewelry! This class focuses on the handmade, and offers opportunities for kids to see fashion from a different, environmental angle by incorporating recycled and found objects. Bring items that are meaningful to you to incorporate into your designs! Learn to make clothing and accessories and the basics of fashion illustration, pattern making, sewing, color coordination, jewelry making, crochet and knitting. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle each day.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.

Dates: 

Week One: July 22 – July 26

Week Two: August 12 – August 16

Times: 12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

Ages: 9 – 15

  • Dates: See class description and details above.
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

  • A student withdrawing before the start of a class, workshop, or camp, must notify the Jamestown Arts Center of his/her intent to withdraw ten (10) business days or more before the start date to receive the class fee less a 2.75% processing fee.
  • A student withdrawing from a class, workshop, or camp less than ten (10) business days but more than five (5) business days before the start date must notify the Jamestown Arts Center of his/her intent to withdraw to receive the class fee less a 25% processing fee.
  • A student withdrawing from a class, workshop, or camp less than five (5) business days before the start date must notify the Jamestown Arts Center of his/her intent to withdraw and is not entitled to a refund nor will receive a credit (unless an extreme medical issue arises).
  • For all classes, workshops and camps exceeding a $300 registration fee, students who withdraw 45 days or more prior to the start date will be refunded the full amount minus a $100 administrative fee. Students withdrawing 44-21 days prior to the start date will receive 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be available to students withdrawing less than 21 days before the start date.
  • Due to the fact that classes can quickly reach maximum capacity, online registration does not guarantee a space in a class. If the class you have registered for has reached capacity and can no longer accept any registrations, you will be alerted promptly and a full refund will be issued.
  • We do not offer pro- rates to attend part of a course.
  • The Jamestown Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any course, class, camp or workshop. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be granted.
  • Classes, workshops or camps postponed because of weather or factors beyond our control will be made up, if possible, at the end of the session. The JAC follows the school cancellation policy of North Kingstown School Department.

 

 

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