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.

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.

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.

Calling all youth filmmakers: We want your movies!

YFS-PCFF-Fest2018 - PC FFRIAre you a filmmaker between the ages of 6-17? Providence Children’s Film Festival loves supporting a new generation of storytellers! Please consider submitting your film to the PCFF Youth Filmmaker Showcase, which takes place during our February Festival. Deadline November 15, 2018. Created in 2014, the Youth Filmmaker Showcase (YFS) celebrates the artistic talents of youth from here in Rhode Island and around the world. This juried collection of local, national and international films by young filmmakers presents creative and inspiring tales from a new generation of storytellers. The Showcase includes opportunities for the artists to meet other filmmakers during the Festival and to share their vision and discuss their inspiration and production challenges. Young filmmakers (ages 6-17) may apply as an individual or as a team. (e.g. schools, youth organizations, film clubs, etc.).

For more information, click here.

Trinity Rep’s Write Here! Write Now! Play Competition is Now Accepting Entries  

PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep’s seventh annual playwriting competition for New England High School students, Write Here! Write Now!, is now accepting entries. Students are asked to compose an original ten-minute play and submit it via the online application form at www.trinityrep.com/whwn. The submission deadline is March 5, 2018.

Write Here! Write Now! is presented each year as part of the “Beyond Trinity Rep” Community Education movement at the organization. Creative writing, English, and theater teachers are asked by Trinity Rep’s education department to assign a ten-minute play as a part of their classroom curriculum. All completed plays are then submitted – free of charge – to the Write Here! Write Now! competition.  Scripts are adjudicated through a blind evaluation process by Trinity Rep’s education, artistic, and literary staff. Each year, four winners are selected with at least one winner from a Providence, RI high school. In addition to seeing their plays performed on stage, winners also receive a scholarship towards any Trinity Rep Young Actors Studio afterschool class and 20 free tickets to a Project Discovery student matinee performance during the 2018–19 season for their school.

“We’ve found that giving high school students the opportunity to write for the stage has been an exciting way to engage their creativity in a form that can feel more authentic, immediate, and true to their experience,” says Matthew Tibbs, school partnerships manager and teaching artist at Trinity Rep. “It’s our hope that students gain some insights while writing from different perspectives.”

Each award-winning student will have their ten-minute play presented by professional actors at a staged reading at Trinity Rep on May 7, 2018, a free event open to the public. More information on Trinity Rep’s education programs or the Write Here! Write Now! event is at www.trinityrep.com[/]/whwn.