The Coleman Center for Creative Studies at the Newport Art Museum will offer art classes, camps and workshops for adults, youth, teens and families this spring and summer. Register up to two weeks before the class start date to receive 10% off tuition. Students must register one week before the class start date. Class information and registration for both Spring and Summer Sessions is now available or by calling 401-848-ARTS (2787). Download the full class brochure at

Adult Classes

Adult classes are available for beginner students as well as those more advanced, in drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, filmmaking, jewelry and textiles. The full list of classes as well as online registration is available or by calling 401-848-ARTS (2787).

Youth April School Vacation Camps
April 17 – 21, 2017

Keep young ones artfully engaged all week! The Coleman Center for Creative Students will offer three camps during Newport April School Vacation week, April 17-21, 2017.

In Tea Party Camp, students will gain inspiration from ceramicist and Salve Regina Art Professor Jay Lacouture’s show, “Looking Forward, Looking Back,” which is now on display at the Newport Art Museum. Basic handbuilding and underglazing techniques will be taught in the Coleman Center for Creative Studies’ ceramics studio.

In American Girl Art Camp, students will enjoy design projects, jewelry and accessory making, a pajama day and more – all with their favorite American Girl doll in tow.

Use the Coleman Center for Creative Studies’ digital lab to learn 2D Animation with instructor Daniel Smith. Students will use digital art software and pressure sensitive drawing tablets to tell an original story in their own 30 second animated film.

Full camp descriptions and registration is available at or by calling 401-848-ARTS (2787).

Youth Summer Art Camps

Spend summer days creating art in the galleries and outdoor spaces of the Newport Art Museum. All camps are run MondayFriday, from June 19 – August 18. Camps in digital photography, collage, clay, filmmaking, interior design, fashion, architecture and more are available for youth ages 6 – 14. Children ages 3 – 6 choose from morning camps (9:30 – 11:30 am) in theatre, Jungle Camp, Storytime Camp, Under the Sea, and Galaxy Gallery. For families who wish to extend the camp day until 5 pm, add on the optional drop-in open studio.

Full camp descriptions and registration is available at or by calling 401-848-ARTS (2787).

Adult Workshops

A one- or three-day workshop is a perfect introduction to the Coleman Center for new students, if you’d like to try a new medium, or if you are crunched for time. Workshops this spring and summer are available in textiles, jewelry, drawing, painting, clay and more. Enjoy the always popular Raku Workshop to learn the ancient Japanese firing technique. Or, gain a solid understanding of portrait painting with visiting instructor JaFang Lu of Studio Incamminati. From Wire Working with jeweler Tiffany Peay, to Botanical Drawing, there is a workshop for all.

EXCLUSIVE! Visiting Artist Workshops
The Coleman Center for Creative Studies will offer four special workshops led by spring and summer exhibiting artists in photography and watercolor. View the exhibition at the Newport Art Museum, then enjoy a Workshop with the artists themselves at the Coleman Center!

The Personal Landscape Photography Workshop with Ron Cowie, whose work is featured in the exhibition, “New Light Through Old Windows”
Thursdays, April 6 – May 4, 7 – 9 pm (5 sessions)

Chaos to Order Watercolor Workshop with Kathleen Conover, jurist of the upcoming New England Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition.
May 20 – 22, 9 am – 4 pm

Essential Photography Workshop with Henry Horenstein, whose work will be featured this summer in its own exhibition, “Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music”
July 14 – 15, 9 am – 3 pm

Surf Photography Workshop with Jason Evans, whose work will be featured in its own exhibition this May, “Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls”
Sunday, September 10, 1 – 8 pm

Full workshop descriptions and registration is available at or by calling 401-848-ARTS (2787).

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