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, demonstrations, and other special events.

If you are interested in signing up for an event, you may register through the website and pay by using a credit card or 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, Demos 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

    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 1
    Register

    The Art of Painting with Alcohol Ink

    Beginner/Intermediate
    Instructor: Mary Wojciechowski
    Date/Time: Friday, July 19th, 10am-3pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom
    Materials Fee: $7

    Alcohol inks, highly pigmented and quick drying, differ from other fluid mediums as they flow, intermingle and create distinctive textures, often with unexpected results. One of the benefits of painting with alcohol inks is the opportunity to begin with an abstract composition and then, as the alcohol evaporates and the ink pools, to see the possibility of adding realistic elements.

    THE ART OF PAINTING WITH ALCOHOL INKS Beginners/Intermediate is designed for all levels of experience. Instruction will be divided to accommodate all, introducing beginners to strategies in working with this exciting medium and, for those with experience, designed to build upon their prior experience. Students may also learn more advanced techniques in painting with this medium and will have an opportunity to work in a larger format, if desired.

    During the five-hour workshop students will explore the unique qualities of alcohol ink and how it may be used for flowing abstracted works with the addition of representational elements. Attention to design and color will be emphasized and opportunities to create florals or landscapes using brushwork will be included for those who wish. Class time will be divided between demonstrations of the unique possibilities in painting with this medium and time for personal exploration., experimentation with a sense of creative playfulness is encouraged.

    Materials student will need to provide: A paint shirt or apron

    Materials Fee (This is collected by the instructor): $7


    • 03 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 6
    Register

    Building Watercolor Portraits Layer by Layer

    Intermediate/Advanced
    Instructor: Jordan Rhodes www.jordanmrhodes.com
    Date/Time: Saturday, August 3rd, 10am-3pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom (Lower Level Gallery)

    Learn a layered approach to building up watercolor portraits with blocks of color. Students will use reference photos provided by the instructor. Some experience in watercolor recommended.

    • Learn basic brushwork and techniques to use with watercolor
    • Gradients
    • Flat washes, wet in to wet, dry brush, splattering
    • Practice controlling values in watercolor with Asaro planar head exercise
    • Paint portraits in watercolor from start to finish
    • Darker skin tone example and lighter skin tone example

    MATERIALS LIST


    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 9
    Register

    Rendering Architecture in the Landscape with Watercolor

    Intermediate/Advanced
    Instructor: 
    Richard Denzer www.curbappealportraits.com
    Date/Time: Friday & Saturday August 9th & 10th, 10am-3pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom (Lower Level Gallery)

    Description: Learn tips, techniques and strategies to effectively paint architectural subjects in their natural surroundings. Choose to work from your own picture, or as an option, paint along with Richard Denzer as he executes a watercolor of a charming Martha’s Vineyard home (see the last image below). The instructor provides individual coaching throughout the workshop. To make the most of class time, it is encouraged to complete a light pencil drawing on paper beforehand.

    Recommended Materials: Bring your own or consider the following. Paper: Arches Cold Press 9 x 12” Watercolor Block. Paint: Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith tubes: Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Hookers Green, Sepia, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Payne’s Grey, Brown Madder Alizarin. Brushes: Princeton Heritage #16, #10 and #6 Rounds. Other: Water container, Paper Towels, Palette.


    Photo Reference:



    • 16 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Sep 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 12
    Register


    Instructor: Evelyn Bernal
    Date and Time: Fridays, August 16th - September 20th, 10am -1pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom

    Class Description
    Definition: Wet on wet painting is wet paint applied onto wet paint, so that the colors will spread into one another producing soft edges and blending. 

    The purpose of this class is to teach a more free and loose style in watercolor. To allow water to express itself by using spraying. To drop pure pigments on wet paper and let them mix freely.

    SUPPLY LISTEvelyn_Supply_List.pdf


    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society - Classroom
    • 19
    Register


    Holbein, Legion Paper, & General Pencil Watermedia Workshop
    $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members!

    Location: RIWS Classroom
    Brand Ambassador: Kate Tsamourtzis
    Dates: Saturday, August 24th
    Time: 10am-12pm

    Description:  This Holbein, Legion Paper, & General Pencil Brand Ambassador Workshop is a hands-on workshop for artists of all levels and experience from beginner to professional. Along with the instructor Kate Tsamourtzis, this guided workshop is a learning experience where attendees have the opportunity to experiment with and learn about many different materials. The Watermedia Workshop will focus on Holbein’s Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic Gouache, and Watercolor Mediums, as well as Legion’s Stonehenge Aqua and Yupo papers, and an assortment of General Pencil materials.


    • 05 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Oct 2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society - Lower Level Classroom
    • 15


    Pastel Landscapes - 5-Week Class

    Location: RIWS Classroom
    Instructor: Jeneane Lunn
    Date: Thursdays September 5th - October 3rd 
    Time: 10am-12:30pm

    This class is an introduction to using pastels for landscape painting. Using the techniques of the impressionist painters, we will work to capture the changing light affects of nature. When the weather permits, we may paint plein air. Otherwise we will paint in the studio either from new photos or to finish paintings started outside. The class will include demonstrations and individual critique. Students of all abilities are welcome.

    Course Objectives:

    • Increase skill at painting landscapes in pastel
    • Learn a simple and concise way to start pastels that can easily be individualized
    • Have a great time doing something challenging and new!

    Materials List: Pastel Supply List 2024.pdf


    • 14 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 12
    Register

    Magic Colors & Flowers: Silk Painting Workshop

    Beginner/Intermediate
    Instructor: Lidia Mikhaylova
    Date/Time: Saturday, September 14th, 10am-12:30pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom

    Do you want to explore your creative side? Do you want to experiment with colors without fear of making a mistake? Come join me in this easy, magical, and relaxing adventure into the world of freedom and creativity, after which you will get a masterpiece created by your own hands.

    We aren’t going to learn how to paint or try complex techniques but observe how the paint lives and reacts on the fabric, directing it wherever our imagination wants the paint to go. During this master class, you will tap into your creativity and grow your unique Flower, a symbol of feminine beauty and divine blessing.

    We will be working for 2.5 hours in a small group. The maximum number of participants is 12 people. You don’t need to bring anything. All necessary materials will be provided.

    Looking forward to painting on silk with you!


    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 Sep 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 15
    Register


    Watercolor as a Tool for Abstraction
    Instructor:
    Monica Lee Rich monicaleerich.com
    Date and Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 17th & 18th, 10am - 3pm each day
    Location: RIWS Classroom

    Workshop Description: 

    This class will help painters explore the ideas and principles that make up the large subject of abstract painting. Abandoning the horizon line, students will dive into the various ways and mindsets necessary to work free from realism.

    We will explore famous abstract painters and discuss how to apply these ideas to form an artist's personal “Way In,” to encourage students to work freely and experimentally. We will use organic shapes and cutouts and work on several paintings during the course of 2 days, with the option of creating a final work on a large sheet of watercolor paper.

    Basic watercolor experience is recommended.

    SUPPLIES TO BRING:

    Imagery: Come to class with images (preferably printouts) of 3-5 of your favorite abstract paintings. You can also bring magazines/clippings to look to for inspiration. 

    Scissors

    Paper: A medium-sized watercolor block or at least 4- 6 torn sheets of watercolor paper roughly the size anywhere from 9 x 12 inches and larger will be used during class.

    Brushes: Bring your favorite and most comfortable range of brushes.

    Paints: Bring a full range of colors that you are comfortable working with.

    Other recommended supplies: Palette, paper towels, spray bottle, anything else you commonly use in your watercolor art!


    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Oct 2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 10
    Register


    WATERCOLOR BASICS (For Beginners) 5-Week Class

    Instructor: Joan Croce
    Date/Time: September 27th - October 25th 10am-12:30pm every Friday
    Location: RIWS classroom

    Description:

    Love the look of watercolor but you don’t know where to begin? Or have you tried watercolor but feel you need more instruction? Then this class is for you!

    You will be learning basic watercolor techniques through a series of paintings and exercises, with one-on-one instruction. This class will help you begin your journey by advising your selection of paint and materials, and setting up your palette. In class, you will learn watercolor techniques and tricks, the basics of color mixing, and working with washes and glazes. We will also cover how to design a painting and correcting watercolor mistakes. Step by step instructions, photo references, and art vocabulary notes will be provided in an encouraging and low pressure setting.

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

    SUPPLY LIST


    • 28 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 12
    Register


    Make a Book! 1-Day Workshop
    All Levels Welcome!

    Instructor: Suzi Ballenger
    Date and Time: Saturday, September 28th, 10am-12pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom (Lower Level gallery)

    Description: Make books using a basic pamphlet stitch! You will learn the methods for making folios, signatures, and spines along with three different ways to fold your cover for your text blocks. Using exquisite handmade paper and cards, participants will leave with 3 beautiful books, as well as the knowledge to make these books at home. All supplies and papers are included. You are welcome to bring personal favorites.

    All supplies included! - cutting matts, x-acto knives, scissors, bone folders, straight edge, pencils, and needles; as well as consumables such as waxed linen, papers, card stock.


    • 10 Oct 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 Nov 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 13
    Register


    Watercolors from Your Photos: A 5-Week Watercolor Class
    Intermediate-Advanced

    Instructor: Betsey MacDonald
    Date and Time: Thursdays October 10 - November 7th, 9am - 12pm
    Location: RIWS Classroom (Lower Level Gallery)

    Class Description: While drawing and painting from life is a very important skill to develop, sometimes a reference photo is a necessary tool. A wiggly child, swimming dog, racing horse or perfectly lit landscape is not something an artist can capture in seconds. Instead, using a reference photo allows the artist to capture the information required and to create the convincing imagery desired. Using photos or pinhole cameras is an age old process and that’s what we’ll do in this class. However, the original photo should have been taken by the artist themselves which insures the vision belonged to the artist from the beginning. We’ll discuss the quality of the photos and what should be eliminated or changed for a better composition. We’ll transfer photos freehand or using a grid then use watercolor to create our paintings.

    We will not be attempting to produce photorealism but rather remain in control of the decision making process to create original content. We’ll learn about color mixing, using washes, layering and other watercolor techniques.

    Course Objectives

    • Acquire skills with a variety of watercolor painting techniques
    • Learn about clean color mixing and layering
    • Become comfortable with watercolor experimentation
    • Develop an appreciation of watercolor accidents and how they can be useful
    • Creatively paint from our own photos
    • Observe, critique and discuss student work and master watercolors
    • Transfer photos to paper freehand or using a grid
    • Beware of the pitfalls of relying on a photo
    • Determine which photos may be a useful reference

    Materials student will need to provide: watercolor set(an inexpensive tray is fine but a set of tubes with palette is great, too), variety of brushes, masking fluid, watercolor block or pad(at least 140 lb, 8 x 10, 12 x 16, 16 x 20 or a few sheets with a gator foam board for stapling or some other support or 300 lb paper which doesn’t need mounting , hot or cold press or even rough can work, jar or two for water, spray bottle, sponge or two, #2 pencil or mechanical pencil, paper towel. Several printed 8 x 10 photos taken by the student

    Materials provided by instructor: I will bring my own supplies to share for experimenting

    Betsey MacDonald Bio



    • 08 Nov 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Classroom
    • 10
    Register


    Vibrant Paintings with Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS
    3-Day Workshop
    Intermediate - Advanced

    Instructor: Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS soonwarren.com
    Date and Time: Friday - Sunday, November 8th - 10th, 9am-4pm (Lunch break 12-1pm)
    Location: RIWS Classroom

    Watercolor Group Studio Exercise

    The class will learn how to create an image of the subjects shown below, a crystal bowl with florals and Koi pond water in watercolor with a step by step process. To speed up the class exercise, Soon Y Warren will provide a reference photo and drawing. Following a painting demonstration, workshop participants will do their own painting in order to fully understand the process. While concentrating on technique, the concept of color theory, composition, and color values will be incorporated into the workshop.

    While painting workshop participants will learn:

    • Glazing and washing techniques to create a luminous under painting
    • How to utilize light and dark values in order to capture the sparkle of glass
    • How to approach a painting
    • How to incorporate the concept of color theory and color relationships into a painting
    • Discussion and critiques will follow during workshop session
    • In addition to the group exercise, participants are encouraged to bring current pieces to paint along with reference photos. To make the most of instructional time, prepare the drawing before the workshop.

    To read about the process of how to paint same crystal bowl before workshop, read the step by step painting process of same crystal in my second book “Painting Vibrant Watercolor- discover the magic of light, color and contrast.” You can purchase at major book store or internet, such as Amazon.com.

    Soon Y Warren Bio: Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1987. Soon has an Associate Degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Society (SW), Texas Watercolor Society (TWS), and Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA).

    Her favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, Oriental poppy, iris or something of intrigue at the moment. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings. She says that, "I'm inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature."

    FULL BIO HERE


Past events

11 Jul 2024 SEA & SKY Watercolor Workshop with Susan Klas Wright: 2-DAY WORKSHOP
22 Jun 2024 Cyanotypes - One-Day Workshop with Kathleen Hannan and Cynthia DiDonato
31 May 2024 Paul Jackson, AWS, NWS: Let's Paint! Dramatic Light and Luminosity in the Landscape - 3-Day Workshop
16 May 2024 Plein Air Pastels - 5-Week Class with Jeneane Lunn
03 May 2024 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor - 4 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
02 May 2024 Betsey MacDonald: It's Our Nature to Draw! - 4 Week Drawing class (All Levels Welcome!)
20 Apr 2024 The Art of Painting with Alcohol Ink with Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP (Beginner/Intermediate)
16 Apr 2024 Essential Skills to Improve Your Watercolor Painting - Anne Wert - - 2-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced)
06 Apr 2024 Creating Your Own Watercolor Journal - One-Day Workshop with Katy Westcott
08 Mar 2024 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
17 Feb 2024 Learn “Procreate” Online - Cynthia DiDonato - 3 Week Online Class
18 Jan 2024 Flowers and Gardens in Pastel - 5-Week Class with Jeneane Lunn
01 Dec 2023 Painting Complex Flowers in Watercolor with Evelyn Bernal - 2-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced)
12 Oct 2023 Plein Air Pastels - 4-Week Class with Jeneane Lunn
05 Oct 2023 Watercolor Basics 5-week class (For Beginners): Joan Croce
09 Sep 2023 Creating Your Own Watercolor Journal - One-Day Workshop with Katy Westcott
08 Sep 2023 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
07 Sep 2023 Plein Air Pastels - 4-Week Class with Jeneane Lunn
25 Aug 2023 Painting Complex Flowers in Watercolor with Evelyn Bernal - 2-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced)
19 Aug 2023 ARTIST TALK - May Babcock: Papermaking Artist Talk (FREE!)
10 Aug 2023 Diane Brown: Oil & Cold Wax: “Mark Making w/Collage in Small Spaces” - 2-Day Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
01 Jul 2023 Cyanotypes - One-Day Workshop with Kathleen Hannan and Cynthia DiDonato
23 Jun 2023 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 6 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
20 May 2023 Diane Brown: Oil & Cold Wax - 2-Day Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
06 May 2023 Jerry Aissis: Abstract Landscapes - 1-day workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
22 Apr 2023 Gyotaku Fish Printing with Carolyn Letvin - 1-Day Monotype Printmaking Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
08 Apr 2023 Gel Printing with GOLDEN Acrylics - Adria Arch - 3 Hour Printmaking Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
08 Apr 2023 DEMO - GOLDEN Acrylics from A-Z - Adria Arch (FREE!)
25 Mar 2023 Mary Wojciechowski: TWO 1-DAY WORKSHOPS - The Art of Painting with Alcohol Inks (From Beginner-Intermediate)
16 Mar 2023 Andrea Warner: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING (All Levels Welcome!)
04 Mar 2023 Learn “Procreate” Online - Cynthia DiDonato - 3 Week Online Class
03 Dec 2022 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - Alcohol Ink Landscapes (All Levels Welcome!))
12 Nov 2022 Mary Wojciechowski: 1-DAY WORKSHOP - The Art of Painting with Alcohol Inks (Beginner-Intermediate)
28 Oct 2022 Evelyn Bernal: Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor- 4 week class (Intermediate-Advanced)
24 Sep 2022 Fall Demo Series
10 Sep 2022 Cyanotypes - One-Day Workshop with Kathleen Hannan and Cynthia DiDonato
01 Sep 2022 Painting Underwater Scenes in Watercolor with Evelyn Bernal - 2-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced)
26 Aug 2022 Tom Lynch: Painting a Coastal View - 1-Day Online Watercolor Workshop
18 Aug 2022 Painting Underwater Scenes in Watercolor with Evelyn Bernal - 2-Day Workshop (Intermediate-Advanced)
30 Jul 2022 How to Get Great Photos Using an iPhone - One-Day Online Workshop
28 Jul 2022 Thursday Open Studio
28 May 2022 Saturday Open Studio
21 Apr 2022 Jerry Aissis: Pouring Paint - 4-week class (All Levels Welcome!)
22 Jan 2022 Learn “Procreate” Online - Cynthia DiDonato - 4 Week Online Class
08 Jan 2022 Instagram for Artists - One-Day Online Workshop
06 Nov 2021 Irena Roman – Start With Middle Value - 2-Day Watercolor Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
16 Oct 2021 (FULL) Irena Roman – Start With Middle Value - 2-Day Watercolor Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
17 Aug 2021 Plein Air with Bill Lane – 3-Day Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)
10 Apr 2021 Birgit O'Connor: A Virtual Demo
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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Pawtucket, RI 02861

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