RIWS Classes, Workshops & Special Events

RIWS is proud to offer our members, and the general public, a wide variety of water media art classes, workshops and special events, such as artist demos, fundraisers and group bus trips to see exhibitions at Museums located in the north east.

If you are interested in signing up for an event, you may register through the website and pay by using Paypal. You may also stop by during gallery hours to register and pay in person with cash, check or credit card. If you cannot come by the gallery, please feel free to call us for assistance at (401) 726-1876

*PLEASE NOTE: Payment is due upon registration for classes, workshops or pre-registered events.

RIWS Cancellation and Refund Policy 
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society relies heavily on an accurate attendance count in order to plan crucial arrangements for our Classes, Workshops, Bus Trips and Special Events that require pre-registration. Please keep this in mind when signing up for an event. 
  • Cancellations made more than 30 days, prior to the start of the event, can receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made between 7 to 30 days, prior to the start of the event, will be charged a minimum of 50% of the original priced fee.
  • *No refunds will be given for any cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled date of the event; or after the event has started.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
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    WATERCOLOR BASICS 

    (For Beginners)

    Instructor: Joan Croce

    Time: October 7th - November 18th (No class Veteran's Day, November 11th)

    10am-12:30pm every Thursday in the RIWS classroom

    MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Love the look of watercolor but you don’t know where to begin? Or, have you tried watercolor painting and need a refresher? This course will get you off on the right start!

    You will be learning basic watercolor techniques through a series of demonstrations, small paintings and exercises, and one-on-one instruction. In this class you will learn essential watercolor techniques, such as brush handling, working with washes, and glazing. We will also cover basic design, color mixing and correcting watercolor mistakes.

    Joan has taught taught both youngsters and adults for over 30 years, and is a Signature Member of the RI Watercolor Society.  Joan believes that even though watercolor has a reputation as a tricky medium, with a good attitude, practice and the proper instruction, you can learn to paint in watercolors!   

    CLICK HERE FOR THE SUPPLY LIST: 2021 Watercolor Basics Supplies (UPDATED).pdf

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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    Start with Middle Value

    All Skill Levels Welcome!

    2 Day Workshop

    Dates/Times: Saturdays, October 16th & 23rd, 9:30am-12:30pm each day

    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    Instructor: Irena Roman www.irenaroman.com

    Through the application of wet-on-wet washes, participants will learn to achieve luminous light effects and lush darks with transparent watercolor. Beginning with middle value, we’ll create paintings that exude instant atmosphere. The evocative beauty of utilitarian objects –transformed when infused with light- will be the focus. This workshop is designed to enhance creative and technical skills.  

    Participants will paint from supplied reference. Some previous watercolor experience is helpful.

    The workshop will meet via Zoom for 2 consecutive Saturdays, with an opportunity to email the instructor with work in progress for critique and/or advice between  Zoom meetings. 

    Irena Roman is a signature member of The American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The New England Watercolor Society and the USA Honor Society. She’s received many awards of distinction in the United States and across the globe for both her painting and for her illustration work. Additionally, she’s a Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, with over 25 years of teaching experience.  

    Materials List: RIWS_Start with Middle Value_Supplies.pdf

    If you have any questions feel free to reach out, we're happy to help! riwsgallery@gmail.com

     


Past events

17 Aug 2021 Plein Air with Bill Lane – 3-Day Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
21 Jun 2021 LAURIE GOLDSTEIN-WARREN – Dynamic Pouring – 3-Day Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
10 Apr 2021 Birgit O'Connor: A Virtual Demo
23 Mar 2021 Alcohol Ink Workshop - Mary Wojciechowski - 2 Day Online Workshop
12 Dec 2020 NAN RUMPF – "Sculpting" Your Watercolors – 1-Day Workshop
09 Nov 2020 LAURIE GOLDSTEIN-WARREN – Cityscapes in Watercolor – 4-Day Workshop
22 Aug 2020 Procreate for Beginners - 2 Day Online Workshop
29 Jul 2020 JOEL POPADICS - Capture Light & Atmosphere in Your Watercolor Landscapes - 3 Day Workshop
26 Jun 2020 PATTI MOLLICA - Color Choices: From Boring To Brilliant! - 3 Day Online Workshop
27 May 2020 Instagram for Artists - One-Day Online Workshop
20 May 2020 Andrea Warner & Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING (All Levels Welcome!)
01 May 2020 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
21 Apr 2020 Sam Allerton Green: 3-Day Workshop - Painting the Landscape (All Levels Welcome!)
11 Mar 2020 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (All Levels Welcome!)
21 Nov 2019 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Painting with Alcohol Inks Abstractly and Beyond (all levels)
10 Oct 2019 Joan Croce: Watercolor Basics 6-week class (For Beginners)
08 Oct 2019 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - ALCOHOL INK FOLLOW UP WORKSHOP
04 Oct 2019 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
14 Sep 2019 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Painting with Alcohol Inks Abstractly and Beyond (all levels)
09 Aug 2019 Lian Quan Zhen: Watercolor Painting- 3-Day Workshop (All levels welcome!)
18 Jun 2019 FREE PHOTO DAY
13 Jun 2019 CREATING MONOTYPES WITH GEL PLATES
01 Jun 2019 CREATING MONOTYPES WITH GEL PLATES
28 May 2019 Tell-A-Tale FREE PHOTO DAY
17 May 2019 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
14 May 2019 FREE PHOTO DAY
25 Apr 2019 1st RIWS Rebranding Meeting
06 Apr 2019 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Alcohol Ink Landscape Workshop (all levels)
30 Mar 2019 JERRY AISSIS: Splashes of Light 1-DAY WORKSHOP (All Levels Welcome!)
09 Mar 2019 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Alcohol Ink Floral Workshop (all levels)
22 Feb 2019 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
07 Nov 2018 Marla Greenfield 2-Day Watercolor Workshop (intermediate-advanced)
03 Nov 2018 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
19 Oct 2018 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
17 Oct 2018 JERRY AISSIS: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (All Levels Welcome!)
15 Sep 2018 Vladislav Yeliseyev Watercolor Demonstration & Luncheon
12 Sep 2018 Vladislav Yeliseyev 3-Day Watercolor Workshop
11 Aug 2018 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
28 Jul 2018 Evelyn Bernal: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor
14 Jul 2018 Realistic Watercolor Via Transparent Washes with J. M. Littleton
20 Jun 2018 Jack Haran: Basic Watercolor Simplified
14 Jun 2018 2-Day Beginner Pastel Workshop with Renee Finlay
26 May 2018 Evelyn Bernal: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor
16 May 2018 Instagram for Artists
12 May 2018 POSTPONED: Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
31 Mar 2018 **NEW DATE** Mary Wojciechowski: Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
29 Mar 2018 FREE Artist Presentation by Jennifer Littleton
28 Mar 2018 Sue Klas Wright: A TASTE FOR POSSIBILITIES!
28 Mar 2018 Promote Your Art on Instagram
07 Mar 2018 Collage Course: Painting with Paper (2-Day course)
17 Feb 2018 **NEW DATE** Mary Wojciechowski: Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
20 Jan 2018 ADVANCED: Mary Wojciechowski: Alcohol Ink Workshop (for students that have used alcohol ink before)
13 Jan 2018 Mary Wojciechowski: Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
12 Jan 2018 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 8 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
09 Jan 2018 BEN MACOMBER: Splendors of Watercolor- 6 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
18 Nov 2017 NEW 2nd workshop - Mary Wojciechowski: Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
11 Nov 2017 Mary Wojciechowski: Alcohol Ink Workshop (Beginners Welcome!)
20 Oct 2017 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 8 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
18 Oct 2017 JERRY AISSIS: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (All Levels Welcome!)
14 Oct 2017 STAN MILLER: Watercolor Demo
11 Oct 2017 STAN MILLER "Painting the Portrait (& other subjects) in Watercolor" 3-day Workshop
05 Aug 2017 PATTI MOLLICA "The A-to-Z Textures and Surfaces Workshop" Half-Day Workshop (All Levels - Beginners Welcome!)
03 Aug 2017 PATTI MOLLICA: Golden Products Lecture/Demonstration
02 Aug 2017 PATTI MOLLICA - How to Paint Fast, Loose, and Bold (3-Day Workshop)
07 Jun 2017 JERRY AISSIS: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (All Levels Welcome!)
06 Jun 2017 BEN MACOMBER: Splendors of Watercolor- 6 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
19 May 2017 EVELYN BERNAL: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 8 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
06 May 2017 Tom Lynch Watercolor Demonstration & Luncheon
02 May 2017 TOM LYNCH "Watercolor Secrets Revealed" 4-day workshop
25 Apr 2017 Untitled: Writing About Painting
28 Mar 2017 Untitled: Writing About Painting
01 Feb 2017 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (All Levels Welcome!)
24 Jan 2017 Ben Macomber: Splendors of Watercolor- 8 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
08 Dec 2016 December Critique Night
04 Dec 2016 DEC 4th FUNDRAISER AT RIWS
10 Nov 2016 November Critique Night
17 Oct 2016 Birgit O'Connor: Florals & Nature Watercolor Workshop- 5-Day Workshop (All levels)
13 Oct 2016 October Critique Night
15 Sep 2016 Bob Noreika Fluid Watercolor or Acrylic... You Pick the Medium! 2-Day Workshop (All Levels)
10 Sep 2016 Plein Air Painting in the Park
08 Sep 2016 September Critique Night
02 Sep 2016 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 8 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
31 Aug 2016 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
30 Aug 2016 Ben Macomber: Splendors of Watercolor- 8 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
26 Aug 2016 Frank Costantino: Plein Air Painting Workshop ***THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
28 Jul 2016 World Watercolor Month Critique Night
13 Jul 2016 Lian Quan Zhen: Watercolor Painting- 3-Day Workshop (All levels welcome!)
23 Jun 2016 Paul Leveille: Painting Dynamic Portraits from Life ***THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
19 May 2016 Lian Quan Zhen: Chinese Painting- 3-Day Workshop (All levels welcome!)
15 May 2016 Sherri Snyder: Empowering Young Women Through Creative Expression and Yoga- 1 Day Art & Yoga Workshop
08 May 2016 Sherri Snyder: Mother's Day Yoga and Creative Expression for Mother and Daughter- 1 Day Art & Yoga Workshop
30 Apr 2016 Sherri Snyder: Empowering Young Women Through Creative Expression and Yoga- 1 Day Art & Yoga Workshop
26 Apr 2016 Janet Rogers: Watercolor Impressions: Flowers, Faces & Figures **THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
09 Apr 2016 2016 RIWS Annual NYC Bus Trip to the AWS Show at the Salmagundi Club
01 Apr 2016 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
30 Mar 2016 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
29 Mar 2016 Ben Macomber: Splendors of Watercolor- 8 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
26 Mar 2016 Kris Occhino: Making Better Color Choices- **THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
21 Mar 2016 Frank Francese: Watercolor Workshop- **THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
20 Nov 2015 June Webster- "Class Favorites" 2-Day Workshop (All Levels)
07 Oct 2015 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 6 week class (Advanced beginner-Intermediate)
06 Oct 2015 Ben Macomber: Splendors of Watercolor- 8 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
28 Sep 2015 Ted Nuttall: Portrait & Figure Painting Workshop- 5-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced levels)
27 Sep 2015 Ted Nuttall Painting Demo & Luncheon
15 Aug 2015 RIWS Fundraiser Party: 1,000 Works on Paper Exhibition- 2015
23 Jun 2015 ***THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED***Janet Walsh: Still Life & Florals- 4-Day Workshop (All levels)
05 Jun 2015 Richard Harrington: Introduction to Abstract Painting- 2-Day Workshop (Advanced beginner-Advanced levels)
30 May 2015 Frank Costantino: Plein Air Painting- 2-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced levels)
16 May 2015 **THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED** Al and Lavonne: Enthusiam for Watercolor 2-Day Workshop (All levels)
09 May 2015 Gala Reception for The American Watercolor Society's 148th Traveling Show
21 Mar 2015 Sue Klas Wright: Color, Value and Intensity- 6 week class (All levels- Beginners Welcome!)
19 Mar 2015 *THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Kris Occhino: Capturing the Landscape in Mixed Watermedia- 8 week class (All Levels Welcome)
18 Mar 2015 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 8 week class (Advanced beginner-Intermediate)
17 Mar 2015 Ben Macomber: Splendors of Watercolor- 8 weeks (All Levels - Beginners welcome!)
05 Mar 2015 Paul Leveille: Portraits in Watercolor 3-Day Workshop *THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
21 Nov 2014 Bob Noreika Fluid Watercolor or Acrylic... You Pick the Medium! 2-Day Workshop
11 Nov 2014 Ben Macomber- Splendors of Watercolor- 6 weeks (Beginners welcome)
13 Oct 2014 Steven Quiller: Color and Watermedia- 5 day Workshop (Intermediate and Advanced levels)
12 Oct 2014 Stephen Quiller Painting Demo & Luncheon
26 Sep 2014 Introduction to Abstract Painting- 2-Day Workshop with Richard Harrington
25 Sep 2014 Kris Occhino: Color Theory for the Color Confused- 8 week class (Advanced Beginner-Indermediate)
24 Sep 2014 Jerry Aissis: Painting the Elements of the Landscape- 8 week class (all levels)
16 Aug 2014 RIWS Fundraiser: Exhibition, BBQ buffet, Live music, Silent auction & Raffle!
12 Aug 2014 Matting Workshop with Richard Greene
07 Jun 2014 Kris Occhino: Summer Painting Class- 6 weeks (ALL levels- Beginners Welcome!)
04 Jun 2014 Jerry Aissis, Elements of Landscape- 6 week class (all levels)
03 Jun 2014 Ben Macomber- Splendors of Watercolor- 6 weeks (Beginners welcome)
06 Apr 2014 RIWS Annual NYC Bus Trip to the AWS Show at the Salmagundi Club
04 Apr 2014 2 Day Monotype Workshop with Richard Harrington
03 Apr 2014 Kris Occhino: Creating Dramatic Coastal and Landscape Scenes- 6 weeks (Advanced Beginner and Intermediate levels)
01 Apr 2014 Ben Macomber- Splendors of Watercolor- 6 weeks (Refresher course, Beginners welcome)
06 Jan 2014 Monday Night Painting- Ongoing Painting Group (All levels welcome)
22 Nov 2013 Bob Noreika Fluid Watercolor or Acrylic... You Pick the Medium! 2-Day Workshop
13 Nov 2013 Jerry Aissis, Elements of Landscape- 4 week extension (all levels)
08 Nov 2013 Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Workshop with Richard Harrington
17 Oct 2013 Portraits from Models & Photos with Sue Klas Wright- 4 week class
10 Oct 2013 Kris Occhino, Painting Wildlife- 6 week class (all levels)
03 Oct 2013 Barbara Nechis 4-Day Workshop
02 Oct 2013 Jerry Aissis, Elements of Landscape- 6 week class (all levels)
01 Oct 2013 Ben Macomber- Splendors of Watercolor, 8 week beginner class

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