We've Moved !
After over thirty years at our Rochambeau Avenue location, we will be moving just over the line into Pawtucket in the mill located at Studio B202, 545 Pawtucket Avenue (at the north end of North Main Street at road split). There is ample parking in the lot, we are on the bus line and there is easy access to all highways.
Since 1992, well over one thousand students have attended classes from as far away as New Bedford, Brookline, Newport, Westerly, Woonsocket and beyond. The East Side Art Center will continue its tradition of offering a very comfortable and inviting environment in which to learn art from beginner and intermediate levels to advanced. Our new second floor space has large windows with wonderful light. We hope you can join us! Classes will begin at the end of January, 2024.
Our 8-week Winter Semester for Adults and Kids starts Monday, January 29th.
In place will be minimal Covid-19 protocols recommended by the Rhode Island Department of Health at that time.
Studio- not academic- learning
Teaching and learning the visual arts in an actual studio environment can help both teacher and student feel more "at home" with the creative process. Our classes are small enough for the instructor to afford time to each student, to answer questions, to give helpful techniques and hints, and for the students to learn from each other. While we want everyone to discover things for themselves- at their own pace, we also don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable or to be floundering in learning something new.
Good teaching requires good listening, empathy and the ability to draw out the best from each student. And we have some very, very good teachers! All are more than willing to share what they have learned as practicing artists.
We hope that you will find something worthwhile in these pages. If you do, please fill out the paper Application and mail it to ESAC, at the address appearing at the bottom of the registration form. (Sorry, but there is no registration online.) Because it's a small school with small classes, we urge you to act promptly. You'll find more about enrollment to the left.