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.
Dramatic Sky Workshop September 27, 2020 Sunday 1 to 4 pm Instructor: Barbara Lively Mastaglio
Paint better dramatic skies for a moody painted landscape in this 3 hour workshop. We’ll use a variety of palette knives and brushes to create your one of a kind artwork. This is a make it and take it 3 hour workshop for students ages 16 and up of all skill levels. Class Fee is $65 members/$75 non-members plus Materials Fee of $12 which covers canvases, paint and the use of all tools provided by instructor. Register by September 25th to reserve your space. Click "sign up for a class" link above or call us at 757-357-7707
Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6 – 8 pm or Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10 am to Noon
Tammy Burgett – Instructor Alcohol Ink is a fun medium to work with but on ceramic tile it’s totally addictive! We’ll begin the session getting a feel for the inks by working on cardstock to play with color and practice moving the inks. We’ll then create your own flower garden on a 6x6 ceramic tile. You’ll leave with your own piece ready to display at home. The Inks do stain so bring protective covering or wear your “painting clothes”. Two different sessions of this class are offered for your convenience. Suitable for students of any skill level who are 16 years old and above.
Class fee is$50 for members, $60 for non-members which includes all materials and supplies. Space is limited to no more than 6 participants each session for social distancing, minimum of 3 students required to hold class. To reserve your space, register at least 48 hours before the class. Click "sign up for a class" link above or call us at 757-357-7707
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.
Fused Glass - Kilncarving POSTPONED Instructor: Georgette Phillips Introductory class in a technique that creates the appearance that part of the glass surface has been carved away. Students will create one 4” x 8” and two 4” x 4” glass tiles to display as sun-catchers. No prior fusing or glass cutting experience required. All Materials included in the class price. Instructor will fire the pieces and return your complete art to the arts center for pickup one week after class. Class Fee: $60 for members, $70 for non-members.
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.