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New in 2023!

Join us at the Newport Visual Arts Center for this inspiring, hands-on introductory learning series. Journey to intriguing new creative destinations–exploring an array of artistic techniques while enjoying bites and beverages.

Saturday Afternoon Classes – 1pm-4pm
Adults and youth* in 6th grade or above

Tuesday Evening Classes – 5pm-8pm
Adults 21+ only

No skill or experience necessary!
Crafted for beginners, you’ll learn and explore new mediums and techniques in a friendly, hands-on environment. (But experienced artists are welcome, too!) And you’ll leave each class with a souvenir—a unique piece of art created by you.

Choose your own adventure!
Attend just one class, a few, or join us for the whole series!

$35 per class.
Materials and refreshments included.
Scholarships are available. If funds are a barrier, please inquire.

*Note: Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult


 

FEBRUARY 21 & 25
Gel Plate Printing – Wendy Schwartz
Explore the world of mono printing using squishy gel plates that make printing without a press easy and fun. Acrylic paint, stencils, masks, and mark-making are combined to produce amazing papers.
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MARCH 14 & 18
Alcohol Ink Painting – Jocelyn Stoody
This fluid art medium produces unique and amazing results with bright colors. Explore different ways to make the colors move and blend while creating small pieces of art.
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APRIL 18 & 22
Colored Pencil – Jordan Essoe
Learn how to blend colored pencils to draw the sunset over the ocean. Discover how layered color can create depth, texture, and emotion.
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MAY 16 & 20
Carve Into Clay – Liz Fox
Carve into a platter with the sgraffito technique — creating amazing texture in the clay’s surface while revealing your unique design.
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GIVE A PASSPORT AS A GIFT: Click Here
When you gift a passport, the receiver gets to “choose their own adventure”, selecting whichever technique they’d most like to explore.


Please note: On Tuesday evenings (21+) beverage options will include wine, beer, and gluten-free cider. Only soft/non-alcoholic beverages are served on Saturday afternoons.