Wickford Art Association Scholarship Program Applications due February 21

March is Youth Art Month and in celebration, The Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its annual Scholarship Fund awards to three Rhode Island public high school senior art students with a fourth award presented by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association in March.

Each Rhode Island public high school chooses one college-bound senior art student for consideration. The four winning students will receive cash scholarships in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000, $500 and with a fourth award from Rhode Island Art Education Association of $500 to use towards college. Winners also receive a one-year membership to WAA, a fine art exhibit in our gallery and exhibit space at the 57th Wickford Art Festival, ranked the #7 fine art festival in the country. This is an excellent, resume-building opportunity for college bound students. Interested students should speak with their art teachers about submitting their portfolio for consideration.

The 2019 WAA Scholarship Program application may be downloaded at http://wickfordart.org/scholarship-program-exhibit-and-awards-ceremony/ [wickfordart.org]

Application submission period ends February 21, 2019.

Warwick Center for the Arts offers “Painting Abstracts” Class

Find your creativity through abstract painting with this course that explores color, line, and form using acrylic paint. Students will be presented key concepts and techniques in short demos and handouts. One-on-one instruction will focus on individual interests and direction in creating a painting. Various abstract painting styles will be discussed and critiques will be offered! Taught by Eveline Luppi, this class meets on Mondays from 1-4pm, March 4th through April 8th. For more information on this and other classes offered at the Warwick Center for the Arts, click here.

Warwick Center for the Arts Announces 2019 School Vacation Art Camps

Warwick Center for the Arts is excited to announce its 2019 School Vacation Art Camps in February and April. Choose from 2 arts camps: ages 6-11 with offerings such as Art of Yoga and Cartooning, and our teen art camp, ages 12-17, with classes such as Comic Books, Manga Drawing, and Mixed Media. Your child or teen can stretch his or her imagination and artistic skills with sessions in various popular mediums such as painting and sculpture. Led by experienced instructors with backgrounds checked, children will explore their creativity in a safe and encouraging environment.

For more information, click here.

Chat Club PVD, a new series of experimental performance and media

Chat Club PVD is a series of experimental performance and media. A bi-monthly curated cabaret and community salon, Chat Club PVD celebrates art that challenges genre, cultural hegemony, and institutions of the avant-garde. Chat Club embraces an exploratory, DIY ethos and provides an inclusive, supportive space for artistic experimentation, expression, and community conversations for performers and attendees. Performances include and are not limited to comedy (stand-up, sketch, improv), music, installation, literary readings, screenings, storytelling, performance art, and more. Chat Club PVD gathers to spark and sustain artistic collaboration and investigation.

Chat Club PVD debuts on Wednesday, January 16th on the AS220 Main Stage (Doors: 9:00 pm // Tickets: $5) featuring performers Alexander Dupuis, Muggs Fogarty, A.B. Khim, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Charlie Shields, Alyssa St. Franc, Florence Wallis, and Stine An. For more information on the debut event, click here.

Performers who are interested in submitting work for future editions of Chat Club PVD can reach out to the organizer Stine An at su_yon_an@brown.edu.

Warwick CFA announces new class: “Painting Abstracts” With Eveline Luppi

45186800_10161283463115722_4560831896245764096_n - Taylor TerreriFind your creativity through abstract painting. This course explores color, line, and form with acrylic paint. Students will be presented key painting concepts and techniques in short demos and handouts. One on one instruction will focus on individual interests and direction in creating a painting. Various abstract painting styles will be discussed and critiques will be offered! Students will have the opportunity to display their work at our “Studio Pop-Up” Exhibit during our 2019 “Abstracts” Spring Juried Exhibit.

For more information, click here.

Gain Business Skills in One Day! RISD Art of Business

ART OF BUSINESS

Saturday, November 3, 11AM

Providence Renaissance Hotel

Getting ready to freelance or start a business? Need a contract for a project? Looking to grow your studio practice? Figuring out how to price your work? Get answers to these questions and many more at the Art of Business Bootcamp! Even if you’re just curious about business or looking to take your current business to the next level, this signature career event will provide you with the skills and resources you need to be successful.

*Pricing Work as a Freelancer *Business Planning for Artists *Tax Issues for Creatives *How To Write Contracts *Licensing Your Art *Marketing for Creatives *How To Design a Design Business *Lunch & Learn Featuring Designx

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Rhode Island Department of Education launches Design Competition for High School Students

We invite students across Rhode Island to design the emblems for the newly adopted Council Designations, which are a brand new feature to the Rhode Island Diploma System! These are a mechanism for students to personalize their diploma credentials, externally validate achievement, and allow for public recognition of specific skills. Individually, or through classes and clubs, Rhode Island students of all ages are welcome to submit their designs for each of the Council Designations within the contest guidelines described here. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018.