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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

April Vacation Camp – Kids’ Pottery

Ages : 6-12

handbuildingLearn hand building and wheel-throwing techniques 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.

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

Dates: Monday – Friday, April 15 – 19

Times: 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $195 (members $175.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Jon Baylor

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15 - 19, 9 am - 12 pm
  • Fee: $195 (members $175.50)
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor
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April Vacation Camp – Creative Arts

Ages : 6 - 12

paint-hands-smallJoin us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging camp 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, printmaking, sculpture, and more! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Mornings, afternoons and full day options available. Half-day campers should bring a snack and water bottle for half-day sessions. Full day campers should bring two snacks, a lunch, and a water bottle.

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

Dates: Monday – Friday, April 15 – 19

Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Fee: $195 (Members $175.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Andy Peitsch

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15 - 19, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Fee: $195 (Members $175.50)
  • Instructor: Andy Peitsch
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April Vacation Camp – Art Start

Ages : 3 - 5

feb_campJoin 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: April 15, 17 and 19

Times: 9am – 12pm

Fee: $100 (Members $90)

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Alessandra Antonelli

  • Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 15, 17 and 19, 9am - 12pm
  • Fee: $100 (Members $90)
  • Instructor: Alessandra Antonelli
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April Vacation Camp – Digital Arts

Ages : 10 - 15

makerscampsummercampBring your ideas to life in the JAClab! Campers will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. Space is limited due to technology availability. 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 – Friday, April 15-19

Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15-19, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
Complete Registration Info

Summer Camp: Kids Pottery I

Ages : 6 - 8

handbuildingLearn hand building in a fun and 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 

Week Two: Mon 7/22 – Fri 7/26

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 

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
Complete Registration Info

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
Complete Registration Info

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
Complete Registration Info

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
Complete Registration Info

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

Description to be released soon!

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
Complete Registration Info

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
Complete Registration Info

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.

Dates:

Week One: July 15 – July 19

Week Two: August 5 – August 9

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
Complete Registration Info

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: TBD

  • Dates: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: TBD
Complete Registration Info

Adults

NEW! Sea Glass Window Workshop

Ages : Adults

Do you have sea glass that you’ve collected over the years and want a fun way to display it? Have you ever wondered how sea glass windows are made? This sea glass window workshop will guide you through the process of making your own window. Bring your own old window sash with glass panes still intact and your sea glass collection and design your own window. No artistic experience necessary.

Windows will be available to pick up the following day after overnight dry time.

Date: Sunday, March 24, 10 am – 3 pm

Ages: Adults

Fee: $85 (Members $76.50)

Instructor: Jen Black

  • Dates: Sunday, March 24, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Fee: $85 (Members $76.50)
  • Instructor: Jen Black
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NEW! Watercolor Master Class with Hugh Buchanan

Ages : Teens and Adults

The JAC is proud to announce this special one-day workshop with acclaimed watercolorist Hugh Buchanan! Join us for a day of learning the basics of watercolor techniques from a master of the medium. A small supplies list will be emailed to students prior to workshop. Sign up now- Limited spots available!

Date: Friday, April 19, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Fee: $199 (Members $179.10)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Hugh Buchanan

HUGH BUCHANAN was born in Edinburgh in 1958. The city instilled in him a love of architecture which he developed as a student of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating in 1981 he worked on commissions for the National Trust and in 1987 was invited by the Prince of Wales to paint a series of interiors of Balmoral, subsequently completing a further sequence at Highgrove in 1994. In 1988 he was commissioned by the House of Commons to paint four interiors of the Palace of Westminster.

Hugh Buchanan’s paintings are also in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art centre, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Flemings Bank, Deutsche Bank, the National Trust for Scotland and the English National Trust. In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. In 1987 he was one of Ten British Watercolouristsshown at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Spain. In 1991 he exhibited at the Lincoln Center, New York. In 1994 he was given a retrospective by the National Trust at Petworth House. In 1998 five works by Hugh Buchanan were included in the exhibition Princes as Patrons: The Art Collections of the Princes of Wales from the Renaissance to the Present Day shown at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff. In 2005 his paintings featured in Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh and Queen’s Gallery, London.

Hugh Buchanan’s work has featured in two limited edition publications with accompanying texts by Peter Davidson: The Eloquence of Shadows (1994) and Winter Light (2010). In 2009 his exhibition of library paintings, Enlightenment, was shown at The Old Town House, University of Aberdeen. In 2013 he was invited to show a selection of library and archive paintings at the Historical Fiction Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh where his exhibition The Esterhazy Archive was also held. In the same year he was invited by the National Library of Scotland to paint a series of compositions of The John Murray Archive which were exhibited at the National Library in 2015. His painting of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s passports was presented to the National Library in 2016. In 2017 his exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh celebrated 250 years of the New Town.

Hugh Buchanan has served on the Government Arts and Heritage Advisory committee 1987-88. The Council of the Scottish National Trust 1991-93, Dundee Printmakers Workshop 1995-96, Dundee Contemporary Arts 1996-97 and The Scottish Arts Council 1997-2000.

  • Dates: Friday, April 19, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $199 (Members $179.10)
  • Instructor: Hugh Buchanan
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Advanced Clay Series: Sgraffito (The Art of Drawing on Clay)

Ages : Adults

 

Sgraffito is an ornamentation technique in which a surface layer of one color is incised to reveal a ground of contrasting color. In ceramics this can be accomplished by applying colored slip or underglaze and then carving designs into leather hard pots before bisque firing. In this demonstration attendees will learn how to successfully manage all the stages of this process as well as tips and techniques for successful designs.

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

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2pm-5pm

Fee: $50 (Members $45)

Instructor: Christine Herron

Ages: Adults

  • Dates: Saturday, March 23, 2pm-5pm
  • Fee: $50 (Members $45)
  • Instructor: Christine Herron
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7th Annual JAC Lantern Workshops, Parade and Festival

Ages : All -- Kids must be accompanied by an adult

 

7TH ANNUAL LANTERN WORKSHOPS, PARADE AND FESTIVAL

FREE Family-Friendly Event – All ages and abilities welcome!

Join us in one of our FREE handcrafted lantern-making workshops and take part in our Jamestown parade, and meet us back at the JAC Gallery for refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lantern-builders must provide their own battery-operated light source (such as a flashlight or string lights), other materials provided. Donations of recyclable building materials such as translucent plastic bottles and containers, sticks to hang lanterns on and parade with, thin sticks to make frameworks, and wet-strength tissue paper are most welcome. Consider bringing old lampshades, broken umbrellas or anything else that can be transformed into a translucent structure!

This 7th Annual JAC Lantern Parade begins AND ends at the Jamestown Arts Center, followed by a spectacular Festival in the JAC Gallery! All are welcome to join the festivities and participate in the magic. All lanterns are welcome at the parade and festival, especially lanterns from previous parades. Please NO candles. Dress warmly!

Thank you to Concrete Couch for sharing this wonderful community art making program with the JAC!

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm 

PARADE: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm (Rain Date: Saturday, April 27 at 6:30)

FESTIVAL: (After the parade) 7:00 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center

All events are free. Pre-registration for the workshops is encouraged!

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  • Dates: WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm  | PARADE: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center | FESTIVAL: (After the parade) 7:00 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center
  • Fee: FREE
  • Instructor: Susie Mathews and Jon Baylor
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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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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 is available for ONE or TWO days, and 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:

Saturday ONLY: $400 (Members $360) – supplies included!

Saturday AND Sunday: $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: See class description above for pricing options.
  • Instructor: Kelly Milukas
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NEW! Introduction to Stained Glass (Mondays)

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: Mondays, March 11 – April 8, 6pm – 9pm

Fee: $170 (Members $153)

Instructor: Jen Black

Ages: Adults

 

  • Dates: Mondays, March 11 - April 8, 6pm - 9pm
  • Fee: $170 (Members $153)
  • Instructor: Jen Black
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Café Clay (Mondays) – CLASS FULL!

Ages : Adults

Class is full! Please email seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to get on the waiting 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, March 11 – April 8, 10:00am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Kara McKamey

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  • Dates: March 11 - April 8, 10:00am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey
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Digital Photo (Mondays)

Ages : Teens and Adults

Explore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop during this fun and engaging class. Space is limited to 5 participants due to technology.

Dates: Mondays, March 11 – April 8, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)

Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Laura Michaud

  • Dates: March 11 - April 8, 4:00 - 5:30pm (4 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)
  • Instructor: Laura Michaud
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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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Printmaking (Mondays)

Ages : Teens & Adults

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Come experience the magic of printmaking! Students will learn a variety of printing techniques including monotype, collagraph, drypoint etching, and more. The instructor will give a demonstration each week to exhibit a new technique. Students will be encouraged to combine techniques to create complex, layered imagery. Students will also learn inking and wiping techniques using akua (soy-based) inks and will learn how to use the studio’s etching press. No experience needed!

Open Studio is available with this class- please note that Open Studio access is available to Adults only.

Dates: Mondays, March 11 – April 8, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (5 classes, 2 hours each)

Fee: $140 (Members $126) 

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Casey Weibust

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  • Dates: March 11 - April 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (5 classes, 2 hours each)
  • Fee: $140 (Members $126)
  • Instructor: Casey Weibust
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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, March 12 – April 9, 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: March 12 - April 9, 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, March 12 – April 9, 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: March 12 - April 9, 6:00 – 9:00pm (5 classes, 3 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $202.50 (Members $182.25)
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor
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Beginner Drawing (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens & Adults

Learn about the basics of drawing in this fun and engaging class! This easy, after-school class is perfect for teens and adult beginners looking to build up their skills.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)

Instructor: Andy Peitsch

Ages: Teens and Adults

  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)
  • Instructor: Andy Peitsch
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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, March 13 – April 10, 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: March 13 - April 10, 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, March 13 – April 10, 4:00 – 6:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 4:00 – 6:00pm (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, March 13 – April 10, 6:30pm– 8:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 6:30pm– 8:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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Digital Arts (Thursdays)

Ages : 10+

makerscampsummercampBring your ideas to life in the JAClab! Students will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. NEW!!- Open Studio access is available with this class! New Open Studio hours in our Digital Classroom are Thursdays, 5:30-6:30.

Projects to be completed each week (with software/hardware):

Week One: Tee Shirts (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Graphtec and Vinyl Cutter)

Week Two: Stickers (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Graphtec and Vinyl Cutter)

Week Three: 3D-Printed Sculpture (TinkerCad, Meshmixer, MakerBot Print and MakerBot Replicator)

Week Four: Group Photogrammetry Project (RealityCapture and DSLR)

Dates: Thursdays, March 21 – April 18, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

Ages: 13+

  • Dates: March 21 - April 18, 4:00 - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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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, March 14 – April 11, 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: Kara McKamey

Ages: 8+

  • Dates: March 14 - April 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description for fees.
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey
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Cafe Collage (Saturdays)

Ages : Adults

Brewing tea and creating collage! Join us this Winter! This class covers all skill levels and is designed to introduce a wide array of techniques. Bring your own coffee or tea!

Dates: Saturdays, March 16 – April 13, 10:30am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Carolina Arentsen

  • Dates: Saturdays, March 16 - April 13, 10:30am– 12:00pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Carolina Arentsen
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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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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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7th Annual JAC Lantern Workshops, Parade and Festival

Ages : All -- Kids must be accompanied by an adult

 

7TH ANNUAL LANTERN WORKSHOPS, PARADE AND FESTIVAL

FREE Family-Friendly Event – All ages and abilities welcome!

Join us in one of our FREE handcrafted lantern-making workshops and take part in our Jamestown parade, and meet us back at the JAC Gallery for refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lantern-builders must provide their own battery-operated light source (such as a flashlight or string lights), other materials provided. Donations of recyclable building materials such as translucent plastic bottles and containers, sticks to hang lanterns on and parade with, thin sticks to make frameworks, and wet-strength tissue paper are most welcome. Consider bringing old lampshades, broken umbrellas or anything else that can be transformed into a translucent structure!

This 7th Annual JAC Lantern Parade begins AND ends at the Jamestown Arts Center, followed by a spectacular Festival in the JAC Gallery! All are welcome to join the festivities and participate in the magic. All lanterns are welcome at the parade and festival, especially lanterns from previous parades. Please NO candles. Dress warmly!

Thank you to Concrete Couch for sharing this wonderful community art making program with the JAC!

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm 

PARADE: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm (Rain Date: Saturday, April 27 at 6:30)

FESTIVAL: (After the parade) 7:00 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center

All events are free. Pre-registration for the workshops is encouraged!

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  • Dates: WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm  | PARADE: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center | FESTIVAL: (After the parade) 7:00 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center
  • Fee: FREE
  • Instructor: Susie Mathews and Jon Baylor
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Kids’ Pottery II (Mondays)

Ages : 9 - 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. PLEASE NOTE: This class is for ages 9-12 only! For classes for 6-8 year olds, please see our Kids’ Pottery I class on Wednesday.

Dates: Mondays, March 11 – April 8, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)

Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)

Ages: 9-12

Instructor: Jon Baylor

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  • Dates: March 11 - April 8, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)
  • 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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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, March 12 – April 9, 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: March 12 - April 9, 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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Creative Movement (Wednesdays)

Ages : 3 - 5

Using imagery, literature and world music, children will explore the basic elements of movement. Students will learn different rhythms, basic loco-motor movements, (marching, galloping, skipping, jumping, etc.) and create their own dances through improvisation. Students will also learn about self space and the space of others, how to compromise, cooperate, and communicate through movement, all while having fun and using their imaginations! No dance experience is necessary. AGES 3-5.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10, 9:30am – 10:15pm (4 classes, 45 min. each – NO CLASS ON MARCH 20!)

Fee: $40 (Members $36)

Age: 3-5

Instructor: Revka Hovermale

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  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 9:30am - 10:15pm (4 classes, 45 min. each - NO CLASS ON MARCH 20!)
  • Fee: $40 (Members $36)
  • Instructor: Revka Hovermale
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Kids’ Pottery I (Wednesdays)

Ages : 6 - 8

Screen-Shot-2014-06-16-at-2.57.42-PM-300x219Come join us in the Ceramics Studio to explore and experiment with 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 in hand-building. PLEASE NOTE: This class is for ages 6-8 only! For classes for ages 9-12, please see our Kids’ Pottery II class on Mondays.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)

Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)

Ages: 6-8

Instructor: Sherry Italiano

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  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)
  • Instructor: Sherry Italiano
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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, March 14 – April 11, 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: Kara McKamey

Ages: 8+

  • Dates: March 14 - April 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description for fees.
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey
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April Vacation Camp – Kids’ Pottery

Ages : 6-12

handbuildingLearn hand building and wheel-throwing techniques 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.

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

Dates: Monday – Friday, April 15 – 19

Times: 9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $195 (members $175.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Jon Baylor

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15 - 19, 9 am - 12 pm
  • Fee: $195 (members $175.50)
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor
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April Vacation Camp – Creative Arts

Ages : 6 - 12

paint-hands-smallJoin us in the JAC Art Studios for a fun-filled and engaging camp 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, printmaking, sculpture, and more! Please wear appropriate clothing, as there is potential for spills and stains. Mornings, afternoons and full day options available. Half-day campers should bring a snack and water bottle for half-day sessions. Full day campers should bring two snacks, a lunch, and a water bottle.

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

Dates: Monday – Friday, April 15 – 19

Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Fee: $195 (Members $175.50)

Ages: 6-12

Instructor: Andy Peitsch

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15 - 19, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Fee: $195 (Members $175.50)
  • Instructor: Andy Peitsch
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April Vacation Camp – Art Start

Ages : 3 - 5

feb_campJoin 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: April 15, 17 and 19

Times: 9am – 12pm

Fee: $100 (Members $90)

Ages: 3-5

Instructor: Alessandra Antonelli

  • Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 15, 17 and 19, 9am - 12pm
  • Fee: $100 (Members $90)
  • Instructor: Alessandra Antonelli
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April Vacation Camp – Digital Arts

Ages : 10 - 15

makerscampsummercampBring your ideas to life in the JAClab! Campers will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. Space is limited due to technology availability. 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 – Friday, April 15-19

Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15-19, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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Summer Camp: Kids Pottery I

Ages : 6 - 8

handbuildingLearn hand building in a fun and 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 

Week Two: Mon 7/22 – Fri 7/26

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
Complete Registration Info

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 

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: 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

Description to be released soon!

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
Complete Registration Info

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.

Dates:

Week One: July 15 – July 19

Week Two: August 5 – August 9

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
Complete Registration Info

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: TBD

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

NEW! Watercolor Master Class with Hugh Buchanan

Ages : Teens and Adults

The JAC is proud to announce this special one-day workshop with acclaimed watercolorist Hugh Buchanan! Join us for a day of learning the basics of watercolor techniques from a master of the medium. A small supplies list will be emailed to students prior to workshop. Sign up now- Limited spots available!

Date: Friday, April 19, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Fee: $199 (Members $179.10)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Hugh Buchanan

HUGH BUCHANAN was born in Edinburgh in 1958. The city instilled in him a love of architecture which he developed as a student of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating in 1981 he worked on commissions for the National Trust and in 1987 was invited by the Prince of Wales to paint a series of interiors of Balmoral, subsequently completing a further sequence at Highgrove in 1994. In 1988 he was commissioned by the House of Commons to paint four interiors of the Palace of Westminster.

Hugh Buchanan’s paintings are also in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art centre, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Flemings Bank, Deutsche Bank, the National Trust for Scotland and the English National Trust. In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. In 1987 he was one of Ten British Watercolouristsshown at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Spain. In 1991 he exhibited at the Lincoln Center, New York. In 1994 he was given a retrospective by the National Trust at Petworth House. In 1998 five works by Hugh Buchanan were included in the exhibition Princes as Patrons: The Art Collections of the Princes of Wales from the Renaissance to the Present Day shown at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff. In 2005 his paintings featured in Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh and Queen’s Gallery, London.

Hugh Buchanan’s work has featured in two limited edition publications with accompanying texts by Peter Davidson: The Eloquence of Shadows (1994) and Winter Light (2010). In 2009 his exhibition of library paintings, Enlightenment, was shown at The Old Town House, University of Aberdeen. In 2013 he was invited to show a selection of library and archive paintings at the Historical Fiction Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh where his exhibition The Esterhazy Archive was also held. In the same year he was invited by the National Library of Scotland to paint a series of compositions of The John Murray Archive which were exhibited at the National Library in 2015. His painting of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s passports was presented to the National Library in 2016. In 2017 his exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh celebrated 250 years of the New Town.

Hugh Buchanan has served on the Government Arts and Heritage Advisory committee 1987-88. The Council of the Scottish National Trust 1991-93, Dundee Printmakers Workshop 1995-96, Dundee Contemporary Arts 1996-97 and The Scottish Arts Council 1997-2000.

  • Dates: Friday, April 19, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $199 (Members $179.10)
  • Instructor: Hugh Buchanan
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7th Annual JAC Lantern Workshops, Parade and Festival

Ages : All -- Kids must be accompanied by an adult

 

7TH ANNUAL LANTERN WORKSHOPS, PARADE AND FESTIVAL

FREE Family-Friendly Event – All ages and abilities welcome!

Join us in one of our FREE handcrafted lantern-making workshops and take part in our Jamestown parade, and meet us back at the JAC Gallery for refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lantern-builders must provide their own battery-operated light source (such as a flashlight or string lights), other materials provided. Donations of recyclable building materials such as translucent plastic bottles and containers, sticks to hang lanterns on and parade with, thin sticks to make frameworks, and wet-strength tissue paper are most welcome. Consider bringing old lampshades, broken umbrellas or anything else that can be transformed into a translucent structure!

This 7th Annual JAC Lantern Parade begins AND ends at the Jamestown Arts Center, followed by a spectacular Festival in the JAC Gallery! All are welcome to join the festivities and participate in the magic. All lanterns are welcome at the parade and festival, especially lanterns from previous parades. Please NO candles. Dress warmly!

Thank you to Concrete Couch for sharing this wonderful community art making program with the JAC!

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm 

PARADE: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm (Rain Date: Saturday, April 27 at 6:30)

FESTIVAL: (After the parade) 7:00 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center

All events are free. Pre-registration for the workshops is encouraged!

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  • Dates: WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm  | PARADE: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center | FESTIVAL: (After the parade) 7:00 pm at the Jamestown Arts Center
  • Fee: FREE
  • Instructor: Susie Mathews and Jon Baylor
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Digital Photo (Mondays)

Ages : Teens and Adults

Explore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop during this fun and engaging class. Space is limited to 5 participants due to technology.

Dates: Mondays, March 11 – April 8, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)

Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Laura Michaud

  • Dates: March 11 - April 8, 4:00 - 5:30pm (4 classes, 1.5 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)
  • Instructor: Laura Michaud
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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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Printmaking (Mondays)

Ages : Teens & Adults

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Come experience the magic of printmaking! Students will learn a variety of printing techniques including monotype, collagraph, drypoint etching, and more. The instructor will give a demonstration each week to exhibit a new technique. Students will be encouraged to combine techniques to create complex, layered imagery. Students will also learn inking and wiping techniques using akua (soy-based) inks and will learn how to use the studio’s etching press. No experience needed!

Open Studio is available with this class- please note that Open Studio access is available to Adults only.

Dates: Mondays, March 11 – April 8, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (5 classes, 2 hours each)

Fee: $140 (Members $126) 

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Casey Weibust

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  • Dates: March 11 - April 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (5 classes, 2 hours each)
  • Fee: $140 (Members $126)
  • Instructor: Casey Weibust
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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, March 12 – April 9, 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: March 12 - April 9, 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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Beginner Drawing (Wednesdays)

Ages : Teens & Adults

Learn about the basics of drawing in this fun and engaging class! This easy, after-school class is perfect for teens and adult beginners looking to build up their skills.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)

Instructor: Andy Peitsch

Ages: Teens and Adults

  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: $115 (Members $103.50)
  • Instructor: Andy Peitsch
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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, March 13 – April 10, 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: March 13 - April 10, 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, March 13 – April 10, 4:00 – 6:00pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 4:00 – 6:00pm (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, March 13 – April 10, 6:30pm– 8:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)

Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Veronique Godbout

  • Dates: March 13 - April 10, 6:30pm– 8:30pm (5 classes, 2 hrs/each)
  • Fee: $135 (Members $121.50)
  • Instructor: Veronique Godbout
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Digital Arts (Thursdays)

Ages : 10+

makerscampsummercampBring your ideas to life in the JAClab! Students will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. NEW!!- Open Studio access is available with this class! New Open Studio hours in our Digital Classroom are Thursdays, 5:30-6:30.

Projects to be completed each week (with software/hardware):

Week One: Tee Shirts (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Graphtec and Vinyl Cutter)

Week Two: Stickers (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Graphtec and Vinyl Cutter)

Week Three: 3D-Printed Sculpture (TinkerCad, Meshmixer, MakerBot Print and MakerBot Replicator)

Week Four: Group Photogrammetry Project (RealityCapture and DSLR)

Dates: Thursdays, March 21 – April 18, 4:00 – 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)

Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

Ages: 13+

  • Dates: March 21 - April 18, 4:00 - 5:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: $105 (Members $94.50)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
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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, March 14 – April 11, 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: Kara McKamey

Ages: 8+

  • Dates: March 14 - April 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (5 classes, 1.5 hours each)
  • Fee: See class description for fees.
  • Instructor: Kara McKamey
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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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April Vacation Camp – Digital Arts

Ages : 10 - 15

makerscampsummercampBring your ideas to life in the JAClab! Campers will learn both 2D and 3D design on the 3D Printer. Space is limited due to technology availability. 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 – Friday, April 15-19

Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)

Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, April 15-19, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $165 (Members $148.50)
  • 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

Description to be released soon!

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.

Dates:

Week One: July 15 – July 19

Week Two: August 5 – August 9

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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