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Education

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!

The Jamestown Arts Center now offers virtual classes for children and adults.  Visit the Education section of our website for more information.  
Stay tuned for ways to view the “Mythic Pause” exhibition. Please check back for updates on when we plan to host events and classes in our facility again.
Please send questions to membership@jamestownartcenter.org.  

Camps

Summer Camp: Digital Photo (VIRTUAL CAMP)

Ages : 10 - 15

This camp will now be offered in a virtual format via Zoom!

Explore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing during this fun and engaging virtual camp. Please note this is a virtual camp: campers must have access to their own digital cameras and computers throughout the week.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available! Contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Please register below and we will reply with the Zoom code for the camp when it is generated.

Dates: August 10 – August 14

Times: TBD

Fee: $50 (members $45)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Teddy Trocki Ryba

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $50 (Members $45)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
Complete Registration Info

Adults

FREE RANGE SUMMER

Ages : All ages

A summer of art projects inspired by the Outdoor Arts Experience, an Island-wide temporary exhibition featuring 10 public art installations in celebration of the JAC’s 10th anniversary. 

Complete Art Projects at home and share via socially distanced, outdoor displays.

Please pre-register by Friday at 5pm to participate in each week. 

Participants will receive a link to a password-protected web page with the week’s projects and schedule. Space is limited.

Project supplies included with class fee! Supply kits available for curbside pickup at the Jamestown Arts Center every Monday, 10am – 1pm.

Virtual art classes via Zoom every Wednesday, 4pm – 5pm with Miss Mac.

Please note: If you are not able to physically pick up your supplies for this program, you are still welcome to join us! Download our supply list and purchase your own supplies, join us for our Zoom class and share your work with us virtually.

Dates:

Week One: July 6 – 10, 2020

Week Two: July 13 – 17, 2020

Week Three: July 20 – 24, 2020

Week Four: July 27 – 31, 2020

Week Five: August 3 – 8, 2020 

Week Six: August 10 – 14, 2020 (Deadline to register: Friday, August 7 at 5pm)

Week Seven: August 17 – 21, 2020

Week Eight: August 24 – 28, 2020

Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)

Ages: All Ages

Scholarships available! Please contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Water by Martin Keen | photo by John Repoza

Week Six (August 10 – 14):

OAE Artist: Martin Keen

Theme: Environmental Arts

Main project: Storm Drain mural project (Participants provide text for mural to be completed by JAC)

Virtual class: Watercolor (Wednesday, August 12, 4pm – 5pm)

Supply Kit Pickup at the Jamestown Arts Center: Monday, August 10, 10am – 1pm 

Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)

Ages: All Ages

Deadline to register for Week Six: Friday, August 7 at 5pm

  • Dates: See class dates and descriptions above.
  • Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)
  • Instructor:
Complete Registration Info

NEW! Outdoor Pastel Drawing with Jane Robbins

Ages : Adults 

This class will safely follow all social distancing protocols! Please see our Education COVID-19 guidelines here.

Join instructor Jane Robbins in a pleasant, outdoor morning drawing class this Fall! This class will be held under shade of tents behind the Jamestown Arts Center.

This class explores the virtues and versatility of soft pastel as a painting medium, and the techniques and methods used to produce the characteristics that pastel is particularly known for: brilliant color, vibrant light, and matte surface effects from delicate and velvety to bold and textural. Over the course of the class we will cover the pros and cons of different surfaces/papers and materials; elements of composition, color, edges, and value; working methods, including straight and underpainting approaches and methods of mark-making; and the all-important skill of evaluating and adjusting your work as you go. There will be a short demo in one of these areas in each class, followed by a mix of fun exercises to practice techniques; free painting in your subject area of interest; and review and assessment of our efforts. The overarching goal of the class is to build knowledge and confidence in handling this beautiful medium. Each student will receive individualized attention as they work.

Please note: This class has a supply list! Download it here.

Scholarships available! Please contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 15  – October 6, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (4 classes, 2.5 hours each)

Ages: Adults 

Fee: $150 (Members $135)

Instructor: Jane Robbins

  • Dates: September 15  - October 6, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (4 classes, 2.5 hours each)
  • Fee: $150 (Members $135)
  • Instructor: Jane Robbins
Complete Registration Info

Stone Carving Workshop at Watson Farm!

Ages : Adults

This class will safely follow all social distancing protocol! Please see our Education COVID-19 guidelines here.

Please note that masks must be work at all times during this workshop!

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

Dates: August 25, 27 and 29

Times: 1 pm to 5 pm 

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

Location: Watson Farm, 455 North Rd, Jamestown RI

Instructor: Laura Travis

  • Dates: August 25, 27 and 29, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Fee: $125 (Members of JAC and Historic New England $112.50)
  • Instructor: Laura Travis
Complete Registration Info

Ceramics Open Studio

Ages : Adults

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Please see our new schedule below! We are currently booking for the month of August! 

Open Studios will follow all social distancing protocols! Please see our Education and COVID-19 Precautions.

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

Open Studio Prerequisites:

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

Fees are paid on a monthly basis. Materials are $35 for a 25 lb. bag of clay. Firing fees are included.

Open Studios is limited to four renters per day- please book your designated day when registering below. Please note that renters may only access the studio on their scheduled days (this includes all drops/pickups of work), will be required to wear a mask, and must respect social distancing at all times. Thank you for your cooperation! 

Times:

Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

Thursday 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Fee: $50/month (Members $45)

Ages: Adults

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

  • Dates: See options in description above.
  • Fee: $50/month
  • Instructor: Jon Baylor (Monday and Thursday Evenings only)
Complete Registration Info

Children

FREE RANGE SUMMER

Ages : All ages

A summer of art projects inspired by the Outdoor Arts Experience, an Island-wide temporary exhibition featuring 10 public art installations in celebration of the JAC’s 10th anniversary. 

Complete Art Projects at home and share via socially distanced, outdoor displays.

Please pre-register by Friday at 5pm to participate in each week. 

Participants will receive a link to a password-protected web page with the week’s projects and schedule. Space is limited.

Project supplies included with class fee! Supply kits available for curbside pickup at the Jamestown Arts Center every Monday, 10am – 1pm.

Virtual art classes via Zoom every Wednesday, 4pm – 5pm with Miss Mac.

Please note: If you are not able to physically pick up your supplies for this program, you are still welcome to join us! Download our supply list and purchase your own supplies, join us for our Zoom class and share your work with us virtually.

Dates:

Week One: July 6 – 10, 2020

Week Two: July 13 – 17, 2020

Week Three: July 20 – 24, 2020

Week Four: July 27 – 31, 2020

Week Five: August 3 – 8, 2020 

Week Six: August 10 – 14, 2020 (Deadline to register: Friday, August 7 at 5pm)

Week Seven: August 17 – 21, 2020

Week Eight: August 24 – 28, 2020

Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)

Ages: All Ages

Scholarships available! Please contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Water by Martin Keen | photo by John Repoza

Week Six (August 10 – 14):

OAE Artist: Martin Keen

Theme: Environmental Arts

Main project: Storm Drain mural project (Participants provide text for mural to be completed by JAC)

Virtual class: Watercolor (Wednesday, August 12, 4pm – 5pm)

Supply Kit Pickup at the Jamestown Arts Center: Monday, August 10, 10am – 1pm 

Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)

Ages: All Ages

Deadline to register for Week Six: Friday, August 7 at 5pm

  • Dates: See class dates and descriptions above.
  • Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)
  • Instructor:
Complete Registration Info

Summer Camp: Digital Photo (VIRTUAL CAMP)

Ages : 10 - 15

This camp will now be offered in a virtual format via Zoom!

Explore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing during this fun and engaging virtual camp. Please note this is a virtual camp: campers must have access to their own digital cameras and computers throughout the week.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available! Contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Please register below and we will reply with the Zoom code for the camp when it is generated.

Dates: August 10 – August 14

Times: TBD

Fee: $50 (members $45)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Teddy Trocki Ryba

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $50 (Members $45)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
Complete Registration Info

Teens

FREE RANGE SUMMER

Ages : All ages

A summer of art projects inspired by the Outdoor Arts Experience, an Island-wide temporary exhibition featuring 10 public art installations in celebration of the JAC’s 10th anniversary. 

Complete Art Projects at home and share via socially distanced, outdoor displays.

Please pre-register by Friday at 5pm to participate in each week. 

Participants will receive a link to a password-protected web page with the week’s projects and schedule. Space is limited.

Project supplies included with class fee! Supply kits available for curbside pickup at the Jamestown Arts Center every Monday, 10am – 1pm.

Virtual art classes via Zoom every Wednesday, 4pm – 5pm with Miss Mac.

Please note: If you are not able to physically pick up your supplies for this program, you are still welcome to join us! Download our supply list and purchase your own supplies, join us for our Zoom class and share your work with us virtually.

Dates:

Week One: July 6 – 10, 2020

Week Two: July 13 – 17, 2020

Week Three: July 20 – 24, 2020

Week Four: July 27 – 31, 2020

Week Five: August 3 – 8, 2020 

Week Six: August 10 – 14, 2020 (Deadline to register: Friday, August 7 at 5pm)

Week Seven: August 17 – 21, 2020

Week Eight: August 24 – 28, 2020

Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)

Ages: All Ages

Scholarships available! Please contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Water by Martin Keen | photo by John Repoza

Week Six (August 10 – 14):

OAE Artist: Martin Keen

Theme: Environmental Arts

Main project: Storm Drain mural project (Participants provide text for mural to be completed by JAC)

Virtual class: Watercolor (Wednesday, August 12, 4pm – 5pm)

Supply Kit Pickup at the Jamestown Arts Center: Monday, August 10, 10am – 1pm 

Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)

Ages: All Ages

Deadline to register for Week Six: Friday, August 7 at 5pm

  • Dates: See class dates and descriptions above.
  • Fee: $25/week (Members $22.50)
  • Instructor:
Complete Registration Info

Summer Camp: Digital Photo (VIRTUAL CAMP)

Ages : 10 - 15

This camp will now be offered in a virtual format via Zoom!

Explore the world with your camera! Learn about lighting, composition, and photo editing during this fun and engaging virtual camp. Please note this is a virtual camp: campers must have access to their own digital cameras and computers throughout the week.

Please Pre-register. Scholarships available! Contact seamus@jamestownartcenter.org for more information.

Please register below and we will reply with the Zoom code for the camp when it is generated.

Dates: August 10 – August 14

Times: TBD

Fee: $50 (members $45)

Ages: 10-15

Instructor: Teddy Trocki Ryba

  • Dates: See class date options in description above.
  • Fee: $50 (Members $45)
  • Instructor: Teddy Trocki-Ryba
Complete Registration Info

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. Any cancellations due to COVID-19 will be refunded in full.
  • 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. Any cancellations due to COVID-19 will be refunded in full.
  • 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). Any cancellations due to COVID-19 will be refunded in full.
  • 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. Any cancellations due to COVID-19 will be refunded in full.
  • 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 JACfollows the school cancellation policy of North Kingstown School Department.

 

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR POLICY

Virtual Class: If a student’s instructor deems their behavior too disruptive in a virtual setting, the instructor will remove the student from the virtual class and parents will be notified. The student can return to the following class for a “probationary” period lasting the remainder of the session. If no further incidents occur they will be allowed to stay and finish class. If further incidents occur, the instructor will remove the student from the virtual class and they will NOT be allowed to return. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In-Person Class: If a student’s instructor deems their behavior too disruptive, the student will be removed from class to sit with a JAC staff at the front desk for a period not exceeding twenty minutes, and parents will be notified that their child has been removed from class. Children who are removed from class more than once in a single day must be sent home with their parents. The student can return to the following class for a “probationary” period lasting the remainder of the session. If no further incidents occur they will be allowed to stay and finish class. If further incidents occur, the student’s parents will be notified to pick up their child and they will NOT be allowed to return. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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