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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

Holiday Arts Camp

Ages : 6 - 12

Join us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging experience this Holiday season! Campers will flex their creative muscles as they learn independently and in groups to create Holiday-themed projects with various art media. Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle.

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

Date: Saturday, December 28th

Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Fees: $45 (Members $40.50)

Ages: 6-12

  • Dates: Saturday, December 28th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Fee: $45 (Members $40.50)
  • Instructor: TBD
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Adults

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.

Please note: If you attempt to register and sign up for a membership online please note that our membership portal is not working on our website. Please proceed to register at the member rate and call in to process your membership at 401.560.0979. Any other registration issues, please contact Seamus Hames at Seamus@jamestownartcenter.org

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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Advanced Clay Series: Making Your Mark

Ages : Adults

Using custom chop marks, stamps and sprig molds are three ways a potter can truly distinguish their work as their own. Creating one’s own mark-making tools is an inexpensive and limitless way of doing so. This demonstration will walk students through creating all of these tools, from inspiration to final chop, stamp or mold and will be loaded with tips, materials and tools recommendations.

  • Teacher will bring multiple extruded leather hard stamp forms to carve, markers, sculpting tools, carving tools, items to create stamps from (like acorns, buttons or other found objects), soft clay + soft bristle brushes, hair dryer.
  • Please bring the following (if you have already): carving + sculpting tools, x-acto knife, items to create stamps from (like acorns, buttons or other found objects), soft-bristled brushes, gallon bucket for water, clean cloth rag for cleaning hands, pony roller.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have everything, the teacher will have extra for you to borrow!

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

Please note: If you attempt to register and sign up for a membership online please note that our membership portal is not working on our website. Please proceed to register at the member rate and call in to process your membership at 401.560.0979. Any other registration issues, please contact Seamus Hames at Seamus@jamestownartcenter.org

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2pm-5pm

Fee: $50 (Members $45)

Instructor: Christine Herron

Ages: Adults

  • Dates: Saturday, September 28, 2pm-5pm
  • Fee: $50 (Members $45)
  • Instructor: Christine Herron
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іQué vivan los muertos! A Day of the Dead Workshop and Festival!

Ages : All ages

The Jamestown Arts Center and local educator Jesús de la Torre present a family-friendly, hands-on workshop on the whys and hows of the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos. Participants will learn the history and traditions associated with this celebration rooted in Mesoamerican traditions. Participants will create the necessary elements of a traditional ofrenda, such as papel-picadocempasúchil flowers, calavera masks, and tribute items. Together, participants will then build a community ofrenda. Please bring a likeness (such as a photograph) of a loved one that has passed that you would like to honor to include in the ofrenda. The workshop ends with festivities and food!

Date: Saturday, November 2                       

Times: Presentation and Workshop at 4:00 pm, Festival at 5: 00 pm       

Fee: $10/person (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Instructor: Jesús de la Torre

 

  • Dates: Saturday, November 2, 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $10/person (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Instructor: Jesus da la Torre
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Realistic Watercolor Workshop with J.M. Littleton

Ages : Adults

Have you wondered how a realistic watercolor artist creates atmospheric perspective? In addition, do you desire to learn how to layer washes to create more realistic, luminescent, intense colors and values? J. M. Littleton will reveal her process of how she begins with a preliminary drawing and layering light washes to develop them into realistic images. Students will enjoy learning these concepts through lecture, discussion, demonstration & personal instruction and they will practice executing flat and gradated washes. In addition, students will learn the meaning and uses of color theory to enhance the depth of field in their paintings. Further, participants will bring in images (with a strong light source) of subject matter that interests them, to develop a painting. Though Ms. Littleton focuses on wildlife painting in her own work, the realistic techniques she teaches are applicable for all subject matter including still life, landscape, figure, portrait and marine painting.

Dates: Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $299 (Members $269.10)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Jennifer Littleton

J.M. Littleton began teaching after graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art in the winter of 1993. In 1994 she started instructing for Towson University where she spent three and a half years. After the first year at TU, Ms. Littleton officially started the “Littleton School of Art”. She started teaching at the Community College of Baltimore County in 1996 and Kreiger Schecter Day School in 1998. She is currently on an excellence of teaching list with CCBC.  In 2011 she began instructing for Carroll Community College and Plaza Arts in Towson.  While teaching Classical Drawing, Chalk Pastel and Realistic Watercolor for Howard Community College beginning in 2012, in 2014-2015 Ms. Littleton was Awarded the Adjunct Faculty Instructor of the year.  She taught workshops for the Hilton Head Art League in South Carolina (2012 & 2013), Plaza Arts and CCC.  In 2013 she began teaching Realistic Watercolor for Frederick Community College and Classical Drawing for Morgan State University.

 

 

  • Dates: Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fee: $299 (Members $269.10)
  • Instructor: J.M. Littleton
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Free-Wheeling Single Girl: Improvisational Quilting Workshop with Denyse Schmidt

Ages : Adults

Join us for an afternoon creating with renowned quilt maker, fabric designer and author Denyse Schmidt! Learn to improvise Denyse’s best-selling (and beloved) Single Girl pattern. Learn how to bypass the repetitive (and let’s face it- tedious) tracing and cutting of hundreds of pattern pieces, and transform the patchwork process into an in-the-moment creative flow. This simple technique will have you stitching up Single Girl blocks quickly and easily, and change your perspective about any quilt pattern!

Please note: a supplies list will be forwarded once your registration has been received.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $199 (Members $179.10) 

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Denyse Schmidt

A former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Denyse Schmidt has been sewing since she was a young girl, taught by her mother. As a professional seamstress, Denyse worked on everything from tutus and bishop’s mitres to fine clothing. She brings these eclectic influences together in patchwork quilts characterized by simple graphics, rich color, and quality workmanship. Firmly rooted in the techniques of quilt-making in this country, Denyse reinterprets tradition to make modern functional quilts that are fresh and offbeat. Her Couture custom quilts, in production since 1996, are pieced to order in her studio and hand-quilted by Amish women in Minnesota. Denyse Schmidt Works, a line of machine-quilted pillows and quilts with an industrial-chic aesthetic, are made at her studio located in a Bridgeport, CT factory building. Clients of DSQ have included The Philip Johnson Glass House, Ralph Pucci International, Takashimaya, The University of Michigan Art Museum, The American Folk Art Museum, and The Whitney Museum Store.

Denyse’s licensing partnerships include books and stationery featuring her quilts and fabric designs with Chronicle Books; a new book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration with Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Spring 2012); vintage-inspired consumer fabrics with FreeSpirit/Westminster Fibers Lifestyle Fabrics; fabric for chain store distribution under the name DS Quilts Collection with Fabric Traditions; quilt patterns for McCall Pattern Company; and Denyse Schmidt Designs for Sarita Handa, an affordable line of high-quality quilts and accessories that were distributed through boutique and specialty shops worldwide, as well as catalogs and stores such as Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, Crate & Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Maine Cottage Furniture, and ABC Carpets.

Denyse’s journals and drawings are featured in Drawing From Life, The Journal as Art by Jennifer New (Princeton Architectural Press, June 2005). Her quilts are featured in American Contemporary Furniture (Rizzoli International Publications, 2000), and Diamond Baratta Design (Bulfinch, 2006). Denyse’s approach to design and business, and her work has been celebrated in print, including Craft Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco (Chronicle Books, 2007), You Can Do It by Lauren Catuzzi Grancolas (Chronicle Books, 2005), and The Crafter Culture Handbook by Amy Spencer (Marion Boyers, 2007). Denyse recently wrote the foreward to the Modern Quilt Guild’s first book, Block Party by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks (Stash Books, 2011).

Denyse’s work has been published in hundreds of distinguished magazines and newspapers world wide, including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, American Craft, Yankee Magazine, O the Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Country Living, Town & Country and People Magazine. She has appeared on several national television shows, including Martha Stewart Living. Her work has been exhibited around the country. Denyse Schmidt was born in 1961 and grew up in central Massachusetts, surrounded by the textile mill towns prevalent in that area. She lives in Bridgeport, CT.

  • Dates: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fee: $199 (Members $179.10)
  • Instructor: Denyse Schmidt
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Café Clay (Mondays)

Ages : Adults

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, October 21 – November 25, 10:00am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 2 hours each – NO CLASS ON 11/11!)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Jon Baylor

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  • Dates: Mondays, October 21 - November 25, 10:00am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 2 hours each - NO CLASS ON 11/11!)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor
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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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NEW DAY AND TIME! Everyday Drawing (Mondays)

Ages : Adults

No Stress, Simple Sketching in Ink.

Join us for a series of relaxing mornings in the JAC studio as we work on still life drawings.

Dates and Times: Mondays, November 18 – December 9, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Fee: $110 (Members $99)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Lisa Barsumian

 

 

  • Dates: Mondays, November 18 - December 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Fee: $110 (Members $99)
  • Instructor: Lisa Barsumian
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Stained Glass (Tuesdays)

Ages : Adults

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Learn the basics of stained glass with this new, hands-on class at the JAC! Create your own projects and learn how to navigate the complicated and delicate process of creating stunning stained glass pieces.

Dates: September 10 – October 8, 6:00pm– 9:00pm (5 classes, 3 hrs/each)

Fee: $170 (Members $153)

Instructor: Jen Black

Ages: Adults

  • Dates: September 10 - October 8, 6:00pm– 9:00pm (5 classes, 3 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $170 (Members $153)
  • Instructor: Jen Black
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People Drawing (Tuesdays)

Ages : Adults

Simple Sketching – Explore the Human Figure 

For each session, a different clothed model will be drawn from. Students are encouraged to work in their own chosen mediums and to bring their own materials. Some drawing experience is recommended.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, November 12 – December 3, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (4 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Fee: $110 (Members $99)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Lisa Barsumian

 

  • Dates: Tuesdays, November 12 - December 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (4 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • 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, September 10 – October 8, 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: September 10 - October 8, 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, September 10 – October 8, 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: Tuesdays, September 10 - October 8, 6:00 – 9:00pm (5 classes, 3 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $202.50 (Members $182.25)
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor
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Evening Clay: Beginners (Wednesdays)

Ages : 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, September 11 – October 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each) 

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Sherry Italiano

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  • Dates: September 11 - October 9, 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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Acrylic Painting (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens and Adults

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This class will teach you everything to know to tame acrylic paint and explore this fantastic medium! This introductory course offers practical instruction for beginners. The techniques and basic tools of acrylic will be covered including selection of paint brushes as well as the preparation of paper and canvas. You will discover the preparation of surfaces, the impasto, the fluid technique, and glazes and mediums, with an emphasis on composition and effective use of color.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 – November 20, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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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, October 23 – November 20, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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Mosaics: Beginner (Thursdays)

Ages : Adults

Learn the basics of Mosaic arts in this fun and informative class! Brew your own coffee or tea and join us!

Dates: Thursdays, September 12 – October 10, 10am – 12 pm (5 classes, 2 hours each)
Fee: $135 (Members $121.50) 
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Carol Chew
  • Dates: Thursdays, September 12 - October 10, 10am - 12 pm (5 classes, 2 hours each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Carol Chew
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Family Clay (Thursdays)

Ages : 8+

KaraMcKamey.FamilyClayThis class is great for ANYONE who wants to learn about clay- sign up individually or as a family! We will focus on learning all of the basic techniques while having fun. The class will explore wheel, hand building, slab, and extruder techniques. Open Studio access is included for adults. Special rates offered for groups- at least one adult must accompany each group. Ages 8+.

Thursdays, September 12 – October 10, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Single Student: $135 (Members $121.50)

Family of Two: $250 (Members $225)

Family of Three: $360 (Members $324)

Family of Four $460 (Members $414)

Instructor: Donna McCarthy

Ages: 8+

  • Dates: September 12 - October 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description for fees.
  • Instructor: Donna McCarthy
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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. 

CURRENT RENTERS MAY RENEW THEIR LEASE HERE!

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 (or $50/month from July-Sept only)
  • 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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Children

іQué vivan los muertos! A Day of the Dead Workshop and Festival!

Ages : All ages

The Jamestown Arts Center and local educator Jesús de la Torre present a family-friendly, hands-on workshop on the whys and hows of the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos. Participants will learn the history and traditions associated with this celebration rooted in Mesoamerican traditions. Participants will create the necessary elements of a traditional ofrenda, such as papel-picadocempasúchil flowers, calavera masks, and tribute items. Together, participants will then build a community ofrenda. Please bring a likeness (such as a photograph) of a loved one that has passed that you would like to honor to include in the ofrenda. The workshop ends with festivities and food!

Date: Saturday, November 2                       

Times: Presentation and Workshop at 4:00 pm, Festival at 5: 00 pm       

Fee: $10/person (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Instructor: Jesús de la Torre

 

  • Dates: Saturday, November 2, 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $10/person (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Instructor: Jesus da la Torre
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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, October 21 – November 25, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each – NO CLASS ON 11/11!)

Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Donna McCarthy

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  • Dates: Mondays, October 21 - November 25, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each - NO CLASS ON 11/11!)
  • Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)
  • Instructor: Donna McCarthy
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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, September 10 – October 8, 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: September 10 - October 8, 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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Family Clay (Thursdays)

Ages : 8+

KaraMcKamey.FamilyClayThis class is great for ANYONE who wants to learn about clay- sign up individually or as a family! We will focus on learning all of the basic techniques while having fun. The class will explore wheel, hand building, slab, and extruder techniques. Open Studio access is included for adults. Special rates offered for groups- at least one adult must accompany each group. Ages 8+.

Thursdays, September 12 – October 10, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Single Student: $135 (Members $121.50)

Family of Two: $250 (Members $225)

Family of Three: $360 (Members $324)

Family of Four $460 (Members $414)

Instructor: Donna McCarthy

Ages: 8+

  • Dates: September 12 - October 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description for fees.
  • Instructor: Donna McCarthy
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Holiday Arts Camp

Ages : 6 - 12

Join us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging experience this Holiday season! Campers will flex their creative muscles as they learn independently and in groups to create Holiday-themed projects with various art media. Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Campers should bring a snack and water bottle.

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

Date: Saturday, December 28th

Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Fees: $45 (Members $40.50)

Ages: 6-12

  • Dates: Saturday, December 28th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Fee: $45 (Members $40.50)
  • Instructor: TBD
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Teens

іQué vivan los muertos! A Day of the Dead Workshop and Festival!

Ages : All ages

The Jamestown Arts Center and local educator Jesús de la Torre present a family-friendly, hands-on workshop on the whys and hows of the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos. Participants will learn the history and traditions associated with this celebration rooted in Mesoamerican traditions. Participants will create the necessary elements of a traditional ofrenda, such as papel-picadocempasúchil flowers, calavera masks, and tribute items. Together, participants will then build a community ofrenda. Please bring a likeness (such as a photograph) of a loved one that has passed that you would like to honor to include in the ofrenda. The workshop ends with festivities and food!

Date: Saturday, November 2                       

Times: Presentation and Workshop at 4:00 pm, Festival at 5: 00 pm       

Fee: $10/person (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Instructor: Jesús de la Torre

 

  • Dates: Saturday, November 2, 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $10/person (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Instructor: Jesus da la Torre
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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, September 10 – October 8, 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: September 10 - October 8, 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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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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Acrylic Painting (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens and Adults

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This class will teach you everything to know to tame acrylic paint and explore this fantastic medium! This introductory course offers practical instruction for beginners. The techniques and basic tools of acrylic will be covered including selection of paint brushes as well as the preparation of paper and canvas. You will discover the preparation of surfaces, the impasto, the fluid technique, and glazes and mediums, with an emphasis on composition and effective use of color.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 – November 20, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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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, October 23 – November 20, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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Family Clay (Thursdays)

Ages : 8+

KaraMcKamey.FamilyClayThis class is great for ANYONE who wants to learn about clay- sign up individually or as a family! We will focus on learning all of the basic techniques while having fun. The class will explore wheel, hand building, slab, and extruder techniques. Open Studio access is included for adults. Special rates offered for groups- at least one adult must accompany each group. Ages 8+.

Thursdays, September 12 – October 10, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Single Student: $135 (Members $121.50)

Family of Two: $250 (Members $225)

Family of Three: $360 (Members $324)

Family of Four $460 (Members $414)

Instructor: Donna McCarthy

Ages: 8+

  • Dates: September 12 - October 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description for fees.
  • Instructor: Donna McCarthy
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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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Testimonial:

“Driving by JAC one morning, I was literally flagged down by Kate and Vivi who were enthusiastically promoting some of the great fall programming. They convinced me to sign up for Cafe Clay, which, as a non-artist, I did mostly to support my friends and the JAC. Little did I know how much I would LOVE this class, and how surprised I would be at what I could create!”


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