Coloration Exploration Class: Reds

We began our summer 2018 Coloration Exploration Class at the Fuller Creative Learning Center with a sense of wonder — there is just so much to learn about color! We can’t possibly begin to cover it all in just an hour and a half class in six sessions…but we would cover asmuch as we can, and have fun with it too! Each week we will cover one main color (hue), the history and origins of its pigments, some of the psychological/emotional/cultural associations of the color, and then create monochromatic paintings in each of those colors.
IMG_0737The very first class we spent the whole time just on the fundamental introductions of color, what we will cover, and in making a basic color wheel of hues, shades, tints, and more.

The first color we tackled was red, which tends to be one of the earliest known pigments to be used in early cave paintings, using a reddish ochre or mud-made pigment. Red has many opposite meanings all in the same color, depending on which source you consult. After covering some of the history and associations of the color, we made a palette of many red variations, then students were encouraged to paint a small segment of our all-red still life set up in the center of the room. In the next class we have, I will am to talk less and let the students paint more.

New Class: Coloration Exploration June-July 2018

COLORATION EXPLORATION
Thursdays 6-7:30pm, June 14-July 19, 2018
Fuller Creative Learning Center
260 Dover Ave, East Providence, RI

In this new art class for adults, Rhode Island artist Rachel Brask will help students learn to understand the world of colors. Participants will learn the history of different pigments, the emotional associations with different colors, and of course, the mixing and use of each main color.

Registration required as space is limited. 

TO REGISTER:
Contact: Ryan McCauley   4012283903   fullercreativelearning@gmail.com

Location: Fuller Creative Learning Center

August 19: Where to Start: Appreciating Abstract Art

Where to Start: Appreciating Abstract Art

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)
Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!

When you think of “abstract art,” what do you see? In this workshop for adults & teens, participants will learn about some elements to look for in abstract art, and have the chance to create an abstract painting on their own! If abstract art often leaves you clueless and you may not know where to start, this class is for you! Come with an open mind and a willingness to have fun. Paint & art materials provided. Registration is required. Workshop taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

Creating with Clay Class

Our final weeks of the Creating with Clay art class for ages 10-14 went very well. The students were keen to learn and apply what they’ve been studying. Continue reading

FREE Class Offered Again – Playing With Pointillism

Saturday, July 8, 2017,  1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)

Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!

Registration: register online here or call 401-859-1406

This interactive class will explore the brief background of the Neo-Impressionist movement of pointillism and its pioneering artists. Participants will then have an opportunity to make a painting inspired by the concepts of pointillism. This class for teens & adults, art materials provided. Registration is required. Class taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

Registration required. Register online HERE or call 401-859-1406

Free Art Workshop: Playing Around with Pointilism

I am pleased to be instructing two FREE art workshops at the NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI) during June 2017! Each workshop will incorporate a little learning with the chance for participants to make their own painting creation.

Playing Around with Pointilism

Saturday, June 17, 1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)
Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!
Registration: register online here or call 401-859-1406

This interactive class will explore the brief background of the Neo-Impressionist movement of pointillism and its pioneering artists. Participants will then have an opportunity to make a painting inspired by the concepts of pointillism. This class for teens & adults, art materials provided. Registration is required. Class taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

Great First Impressionists Adult Art Class comes to a close

During March-April 2017, I had the pleasure of teaching an adult art class at the Fuller Creative Learning Center, entitled “Great First Impressionists.” In this class, we’re exploring some of the great artists of the Impressionist & Post-Impressionist painting movements. Continue reading

New Art Class: Great First Impressionists

749b81de002b140a19176d9cc40604f5Starting on March 7, 2017  I’ll be teaching a new adult art class on Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:30pm at the Fuller Creative Learning Center (260 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI). The class will run for six weeks March 7-April 11, 2017 and is free to registered participants.

This class, “Great First Impressionists,” will explore the various artists, styles and techniques of the impressionism art movement, including artists Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh and others. Students of this class will create art projects inspired by signature artists of impressionism over the 6 weeks of this class March 7-April 11.

This class will be limited to 12 people, so register early! For registration information, contact fullercreativelearning@gmail.com

We’re Beyond Paint Splatters in this Class

I’ve been thrilled to teach an adult art class at the Fuller Creative Learning Center called “Beyond Paint Splatters: Experimenting with Abstract Art Methods”. The ten people in the class are an absolute delight to work with, and their enthusiasm for trying abstract art has helped to renew my own enthusiasm for sharing abstract art with others. Continue reading

New Art Class for Adults: “Beyond Paint Splatters”

NEW ART CLASS NOW ENROLLING!
“Beyond Paint Splatters: Experimenting with Abstract Painting Methods”
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm; Oct. 11th-Nov. 22nd
Location: Fuller Creative Learning Center, 260 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI

When you think of “abstract art,” what do you see? In this six week course for adults, students will explore creating an image from the real world that will become “abstracted” using different methods and styles of painting. If you’ve always wanted to try making abstract art but had no idea where to start, this class is for you! Continue reading

Studio Tuesdays

Studio Tuesdays start this Fall!

During any one session of Studio Tuesdays on select dates, I will open up my studio to 1-2 people to come and sit in the studio 7:00-9:00pm while I work on a painting and give them a chance to work on their own art. For just $10, participants in Studio Tuesdays can experiment with my art studio materials or bring their own while I give them any art pointers they may want or tips on materials and technique. The content for Studio Tuesday is very open to what the participants want to create, there is no formal lesson, just creating with some light feedback. Participants can enjoy a complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate to enjoy in the studio.

Click any of the links below to reserve your spot online for Studio Tuesday (limit of 2 available spots each session, available first-come, first-served) for any of the following dates:

Studio Tuesdays will require RSVPs in advance of each date, and dates are limited, so if you’re interested, please fill out the form below to inquire about Studio Tuesdays or to make a reservation.