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We are excited about the annual Winter Market at Warwick Center for the Arts. Shop local for jewelry, toys, cards, ornaments, pottery, framed paintings and more!

Winter Market Open Hours • December 4 – December 18

Wednesday 11:00am – 3:00pm • Thursday 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm • Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm • Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm

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Nature Drawing, Printmaking & Papermaking

This week we will put on our Naturalists’ hats and go exploring for specimens in nature that we will then bring back into the studio to create assemblages that we will draw and make prints out of. Students will study the visual characteristics in nature and create sketches, color drawings and watercolors, They will also explore various printmaking processes like mono printing, block printing and cyanotypes.

  • Ages 6-12
  • 9:00 – 2:30
  • Half Day option available


July 25, 2022 – July 29, 2022 • 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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“Side by Side” Invitational Group Art Show

July 23-August 20. Opening Reception: July 28, 6-8 pm. Free and open to the public

In a time when the importance of unification represents a catalyst toward healing, the idea of residing together as a whole birthed the exhibit “Side by Side.” This exhibit encourages partnership between peoples — partnerships with the capability to grow through what can be optimistically shared, visually articulated, and expressed in a manner of the language we call ART. This show is curated and juried by Angel Beth Smith. 

Photo credit: Angel Beth Smith

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3-D Multi-Media Sculpture & Mosaics (ages 6-12)

Students will learn about the beautiful art and history of designing mosaics while creating their own unique works of art using colorful paper, stones, beads and other recycled materials. They will also learn collage and arranging images to modify everyday objects that will become beautiful, functional art pieces!

The focus in the afternoon will be on Sculpture – building statues with blocks, air dry clay, wood and making soap! We will create silly animals, dragons, ogres and beasties and do some painting and printmaking on wood.

Ages 6-12 • 9:00 – 2:30 • Half day option available


August 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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Drawing & Painting (ages 6-12)

This week will be a mix of all the classic art elements and different media available for drawing, painting and using your sketchbook to develop ideas (in the afternoon). Consider it a potluck with lots of guided instruction and no stone left unturned!

Ages 6-12 • 9:00 – 2:30 • Half day option available

 August 8, 2022 – August 12, 2022

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Jumpstart your Sketchbook (ages 8+)

Are you a young artist interested in learning how to use a sketchbook to practice your drawing skills, explore concepts and stories, express yourself in a safe space that is fun and relaxing? Then this workshop is for you. Students will use a variety of materials (paint, collage, ink, 3D elements, texture and more) mixing and matching different concepts (comics, fine arts, paintings, pop-outs, etc.) to create their own little world inside their sketchbook.

Materials will be provided but we suggest that each student comes with their own personally selected, blank sketchbook. Any size is acceptable (7″x5″ is a good size to start with). You can bring any personal items to add such as pictures, stickers, Washi tape, old drawings, pressed flowers, etc.

Register today for this relaxing and fun series of workshops in our air conditioned classroom August 8th – 12th from 12pm to 2:30pm.

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Digital Design using Procreate

Digital Design using iPads and the application Procreate (ages 10+) This is a beginner workshop for students who have not used the application Procreate before. Students will learn to create digital art using the app, Procreate. Using a variety of digital brushes we will create a short animation and our instructor will guide you through the process step by step.

Ages 10+

Please note: an iPad is required for this class. If you do not own one, please reach out for information about rentals. 

Image credit: Design by Sydney Austin

August 15, 2022 – August 19, 2022 • 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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 Illustration & Character Development

This is the perfect workshop for students interested in storytelling and illustration. You will learn how to develop characters for a 3-6 page comic book, including a brief story scene and thumbnail sketches.

ages 8+

August 15, 2022 – August 19, 2022 • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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WCFA Fall “Paint-Out” • plein air painting event at Clouds Hill

Calling all artists! Join us on Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 5pm for a painting event at the historic Clouds Hill Victorian Museum & Gardens in Warwick.

Step back in time and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere and a full day of painting on the grounds of the historic museum and gardens. All artists working in all mediums are welcome and can choose your view – Narragansett Bay, farmlands, lush gardens and unique antiquities. At the end of the day you can set up your easel on the grand Victorian porch and sell your artwork to visitors from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, (optional).

There will also be cash prizes! 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, and 3rd place $50, Juried by Sam Allerton Green.

Advance registration is required.

REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN! SEE YOU THERE! Another great Plien Air Day with lunch at Clouds Hill!


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SATURDAY & Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
Visit 11 artists in their working studios or sponsored locations in the West Bay area of RI (Warwick, East Greenwich and North Kingstown). Enjoy a wide range of works including paintings (oils, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media); figure drawing; basket weaving; functional and sculptural ceramics; woodwork; photography and jewelry. Support local arts!
Get your map at www.westbayopenstudios.com.

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