PAST CLASSES

Escúchame 

Ages 8 - 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Explore the world of songwriting and learn how to express your ideas through music. In this dual-language class (English and Spanish), you will experiment with different musical styles and collaborate with visiting artists to find your unique voice as a lyricist and composer. Two teaching artists will guide you through the process of recording your own song to share with family, friends, and future fans online.

Taught by: Kufa Castro and Diego Arene-Morley

Providence, Year 2050

Ages 11 - 14

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

What will the world look like in the future? How will technology change? How will those changes affect what you eat, how you travel, where you work, and what you do for fun? How will they affect your hometown of Providence? Imagine the future world as you and your peers create your very own science fiction comic book. Learn to translate aspects of your stories and illustrations into a large scale installation that will be displayed at the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art.

Made possible by the generous support of the City of Providence Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism!

Taught by: Shuriya Davis and Melahi Ellis

Clay Studio

Ages 8 - 10

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Explore more complex shapes in clay in this hand-building and wheel-throwing class. Using basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, and bowls, we’ll think about the role ceramics have played in various cultures and communities throughout time. We’ll also dream up ways we’ll use them in our everyday lives.

Taught by: Heidi Born

Run the School

Ages 8 -10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Take part in an immersive art-making experience that will take you to the depths of the dicey, mystifying realm that is...American education?? Using large-scale multimedia art installation and mixed media, you will explore your own experiences as a student, take on traditional ideas about how schools should work, and imagine radical, alternative approaches to learning and teaching.

Taught by: Laura Ganci with support from Payton Morse

Image Making

Ages 8 - 10

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Shape-shifting surfaces! Color-changing pigments! Dimension-jumping images! Welcome to the world of image transfer. In this workshop, learn new techniques in photography and make one-of-a-kind mixed-media photos through independent projects.

Taught by: Phoebe Shuman-Goodier

HEY!

¡CityArts! offers different and exciting classes each session. For more information on how to register, follow the link here!

Public Art

Ages 11-14

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Public art is art that is outside and accessible to all. How do you create artwork that will be shown in public with people and for people? In this workshop, you’ll create large artworks with your peers and teaching artist. You’ll create visual art for a local park, design a mural for a local health center, and create artwork to showoff ¡CityArts! along Broad Street.

Taught by: Laura Ganci

Clay Studio

Ages 8 - 10

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Explore more complex shapes in clay in this hand-building and wheel-throwing class. Using basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, and bowls, we’ll think about the role ceramics have played in various cultures and communities throughout time. We’ll also dream up ways we’ll use them in our everyday lives.

Taught by: Heidi Born

Artpreneur

Ages 11 - 14

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Ever wanted to sell your one-of-a-kind creations? Now you can! In Artpreneur, you will  launch your very own small business. Learn art techniques in photography, drawing, printmaking, and more with your teaching artist. Hear from local creative business leaders on what it takes to sell and market your artwork. Create sellable visual art, textiles, art objects, and wearable art products to sell at ¡CityArts pop-up store throughout the year!

Taught by: Camille Montano

Made possible by the generous support of Bank Newport!

Community Lens

Ages 8 -10

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Work one-on-one with Providence College photography students to learn the basics of digital photography. Together, you and your mentor will create portraits that reflect you, your family, and community.

Taught by: Phoebe Shuman-Goodier

Made possible by the generous support of Providence College!

Mini Metropolis

Ages 8-10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Every city is unique, but all cities have people. They have houses where people live, and places where people work and play. Cities have streets and lots of ways for people to get around. How cities are planned makes a big difference on how people live in them. Working with mixed media, drawing, and sculpture, you will imagine, plan, and create your own mini-metropolis with your fellow young artists and teaching artist. What will your city be like?!

Taught by: Lisa Su with support from Didier Lucceus

HEY!

¡CityArts! offers different and exciting classes each session. For more information on how to register, follow the link here!

DIY: Do It Yourself

Ages 11-14

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

From screen printing to sewing, from face painting to drawing, this mixed-media class will inspire you to dream up new uses for everyday objects. Become a master of transforming unwanted items into unique, one-of-a-kind art objects to enjoy and share with others.

Taught by: Jess Artigliere

Elements of Hip-Hop

Ages 11 - 14

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Get ready to move! Explore the history and technique of hip-hop dance. Informed by hip-hop music and culture, discover hip-hop dance's powerful narrative and learn how it has influenced and new style contemporary dance. 

Taught by: Anthony Andrade & Trent Lee

Cycles

Ages 8-10

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Develop techniques in illustration, mixed media, and animation! Learn to create animated sequences by making flip-books, drawing on whiteboards, and creating paper cut-out puppets with moveable limbs. You'll also design scenic backdrops for the Manton Avenue Project's upcoming plays!

Taught by: Natasha Sharpe

Todos Somos Artistas

Ages 11-14

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Explore the work of local Latinx artists in our community and tour the RISD Museum's Modern Latin American Art collection. Use these experiences as inspiration as you learn new techniques in drawing, painting, and printmaking. 

Taught by: Andrea Bessin Perez

Clay Studio

Ages 8-10

Tuesday & Thursday

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

Explore more complex shapes in clay in this hand-building and wheel-throwing class! Using basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, and bowls, we'll think about the roles these objects have played in various cultures throughout time and how we use them in our everyday lives. 

Taught by: Heidi Born

HEY!

¡CityArts! offers different and exciting classes each session. For more information on how to register, follow the link here

 

 

DIY: Do It Yourself 

Ages 11-14

Mondays & Wednesdays

From screen printing to sewing, and from painting to drawing, this mixed-media class will inspire you to dream up new uses for everyday objects. Become a master of transforming items into unique, one-of-a kind art objects to enjoy and share with others!

Taught by: Chloe Hohmann

Afrobeat Dance

Ages 8-12

Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

Get ready to move! Explore the history and technique of Afrobeat dance. Informed by elements of West African musical styles, discover Afrobeat dance's powerful narrative and learn how traditional West African dance has influenced modern and contemporary dance. 

Taught by: Assitan Coulibaly

 

 

Exploring Sculpture

Ages 8-10

Mondays & Wednesdays

Exploring Sculpture is an introductory workshop in 3-dimensional art. We'll use materials - such as clay, plaster, cardboard, paper, wood, and textiles - to create sculptures that reflect our perceptions of the world.

Taught by: Christina Scrachoff

Clay Studio

Ages 11-14

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Explore more complex shapes in clay in this hand building and wheel-throwing class! Using basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, and bowls, we'll think about the roles these objects have played in various cultures throughout time and how we use them in our everyday lives. 

Taught by: Heidi Born

Painting & Playwriting

Ages 8-12

Wednesdays & Fridays

Develop techniques in illustration, painting, and mixed media as you work with the young playwrights of the Manton Avenue Project! We will collaborate on play scripts and create play backdrops and props. This class will culminate in a public performance which will showcase youth playwriting and their collective theatre design. 

Taught by: Natahsa Sharpe

HEY!

¡CityArts! offers different and exciting classes each session. For more information on how to register, follow the link here

 

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