Classes are held if the minimum number of students specified by the instructor are enrolled; most classes also have a maximum enrollment. We suggest you sign up early.
Class fees are due no later than the first day of class and payable to the Isle of Wight Arts League. Materials fees are included in the class fee unless indicated otherwise in the class description.
Parents / guardians: For safety considerations, you must accompany your child into the Arts Center at the beginning of class and pick up your child from the Center. Children will only be released from the Center to a parent or guardian.
For your safety during the COVID-19 outbreak we are requesting students to wear a face mask and observe social distancing during class. The classroom will be cleaned and disinfected before sessions. If you feel unwell or have a fever on the day of class, please contact us by phone and do not attend the session.
Calligraphy for Beginners Sunday April 11, 2021 from 1 to 4 pm Instructor: Barbara Mastaglio
Learn the art of beautiful writing. This is a practical course for the calligraphy beginner. Learn proper posture, basic pen strokes, basic letterforms and alphabet writing. Please register no later than two days before the class. $75 for members/$85 for non-members
Large rubber bands
Paper for calligraphy or copy paper - as thick as you have but not slick
Calligraphy pen and bib set (I use Speedball)
A bottle of calligraphy ink or two any color (I use Windsor & Newton for fountain and dip pens)
Paper towels or a rag
An old pillow - bed type standard or similar size
Pet Portraits – Alcohol Ink on Graphix Plastic April 18, 2021, Sunday, 2-5pm NEW DATE Instructor: Tammy Burgett Paint your own pet (bring a picture to work from) or someone else’s. Using Alcohol Ink on a fun, new and forgiving painting surface, we’ll work in a colorful, abstract style to capture the unique expression our furry family members! Students age 14 and up of all skill levels are welcome in this workshop. Class Fee is $60 members/$70 non-members, plus Materials Fee of $15 which covers all the materials and tools used in the class provided by the instructor.
Garden Party – Floral Expressions in Alcohol Ink on Graphix Plastic June 13, 2021 Sunday, 2-5 pm Instructor: Tammy Burgett Create your own garden of flowers using Alcohol Ink on 12x12 Graphix Plastic (a wonderfully forgiving surface for working with the inks). You’ll be introduced to different techniques to create flowers to fill your garden painting. Students age 14 and up of all skill levels are welcome in this workshop. Class Fee is $50 members/$60 non-members, plus Materials Fee of $15 which covers all the materials and tools used in the class provided by the instructor. Wear your “painting clothes” or bring an apron – alcohol inks are messy!
Enjoy these complimentary coloring pages created by local artists. Download, color, and share your completed work on the Arts Center facebook page! We hope to return to offering a full schedule of classes in the future.
Open Paint Studio Tuesdays 10 am to 2 pm - POSTPONED Arts Center @ 319 classroom on every Tuesday. Arts League member artists bring in their current projects in various mediums and work without instruction. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow painters and share tips and personal experiences from your art journeys. Arrive and depart at your convenience. Room comfortably accommodates 8 painters seated at tables.
Self-improvement for 2020 Discover Your Style One-on-one personal sessions with award winning artist Cil Barbour scheduled at your convenience. Begin a painting using your own reference photos or complete a painting with assistance from an experienced artist who can help you put your vision to canvas. Learn exactly what you need to know about techniques, composition and materials. Fee is $15/hour for IWAL members and $25/hour for non-members. Set a schedule that fits you. For more information call the Arts Center @ 319 at 757-357-7707 or e-mail info@SmithfieldArts.org or click on the "Contact Us" link above.