The East Side Art Center

Summer Catalog

26 Rochambeau Avenue    
Providence, RI  02906    

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Summer at ESAC
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Adult classes start at age 17.


There's a class here for you, no matter what your experience. Some of our students can't remember the last time they explored their "artistic side". Others are quite far along in their artistic ventures.
We go out of our way to make you feel comfortable in developing that part of you that wants to be creative... a relaxed, fun and creative experience in July and August.
Summer classes run between Monday, July 9 and Friday, August 17, on the days noted below.
Adult classes are for students aged 17+.

Drawing: Beginning to Advanced

for Adults
Monday or Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

For those who are just starting out, haven't drawn in years, or want to gain greater confidence and expression with the ability they have. If you WANT to draw, you WILL learn how! Please indicate which class on the application form.

Instructor: Don Simon    6 sessions, each 2-and-a-half hours.
Tuition: $152.
Materials not included.

Outdoor Drawing Workshop

for Adults and Teens, aged 15+
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Every week, a different Greater-Providence location, covering cityscape, seascape and landscape. We will examine natural and architectural environments, with all of their textural, foreshortening and/or geometrical problems. Work will be done in pencil, charcoal and pastel. Some basic drawing experience is strongly recommended.

Instructor: Don Simon    6 sessions, each 2-and-a-half hours.
Tuition: $152 plus $10 materials if you need drawing supplies. You may bring your own materials, as well. $162 total.

Beginning / Intermediate Watercolor

for Adults
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
or, Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

You will develop confidence by starting at the beginning: how to hold a brush, brush strokes, setting up a palette, basic color mixing, handling and caring for materials, applying and controlling washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush... just for starters.

You will create paintings with some of your own visual concepts in both limited and expanded palettes. There will be demonstrations of techniques and individual and group instruction in composition, values and color. You can do it!

Instructor: Sally Caswell    6 sessions, each 3 hours.
Tuition: $166.
Materials not included.

Multi-Media Painting & Monotype Printmaking

for Adults
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Carolyn Simon)
or, Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Carolyn Simon)
      - also -
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Sally Caswell)
or, Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Sally Caswell)

Instruction in the medium of your choice, including Watercolor, Pastels, Acrylics/Oils, Gouache, and Printmaking. (Printmaking is with Carolyn Simon.) Some basic drawing experience is strongly recommended. Please indicate which class on the application form.

Instructors: Carolyn Simon or Sally Caswell
6 sessions, each 3 hours.
Tuition: $166.
Materials not included.

Advanced/Intermediate Watercolor

for Adults
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
or Fridays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you haven't tried watercolors (perhaps you were told it was too difficult!), or have some brief experience with this medium, this course will develop your understanding and skills.

Gain control and confidence with color mixing and brush techniques. Some basic drawing experience is recommended. Please indicate which class on the application form.

Instructor: Carolyn Simon    6 sessions, each 3 hours.
Tuition: $166.
Materials not included.

Creating a Portrait

for Adults
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Sessions focus on achieving an accurate likeness using color or black & white head-and-shoulder photographs that are enlarged to at least 8 X 10".

Students are encouraged to choose a medium for the full semester (charcoal or graphite, or any water-based medium for those with portrait experience). We will develop shapes in light and shadow, proper placement of facial features, as well as facial expressions. Individual attention will introduce techniques according to drawing ability. We'll draw a live model in our last class.

Materials will be discussed at the first class. Bring whatever you have, or, if you have nothing, bring charcoal paper or sketch book and pencil or charcoal. Table easels are provided.

A great class for college portfolio preparation.

Instructor: Sally Caswell    6 sessions, each 3 hours.
Tuition: $166. plus $15 for in-class materials and live model... $181 total.
Materials not included.

Decorative Furniture Painting 101

for Adults
Thursday, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Get ready to have some fun transforming your old furniture and other objects into personally customized new works. This relaxed class introduces the basics of furniture prep, painting techniques (such as antiquing, stenciling, distressing, finishes, mixing media and hand painting. Prior artistic experience is not required.

Students will bring in small pieces to be painted such as corner/side tables, chairs, boxes, etc... things small enough to carry to and from class as they are being worked on. Some prep work will be done at home.

The instructor will advise students on what materials to get and where to get them.

Instructor: Lindsay Adler   6 sessions, each 2.5 hours
Tuition: $152 plus $20 in-class materials, $172 total

Materials not included.

Materials Not Included...

When a course listing says "Materials not included", that means we try to take advantage of any materials you may already have (please bring to first class) or can make yourself. Please do not purchase anything that you anticipate you may need. At the first class, the instructor will tell you what materials will be required and where you may buy them, if needed.

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