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These fun, free classes combine art, science, and social emotional learning. As a Rhode Island nonprofit, we encourage families to register for classes they can commit to attending, since RIDE’s funding structure is tied to actual attendance.

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Enrollment is limited to 2 art classes total:

  • Friday Family Art Night activity (including two nights of instruction) 
  • 7-week Nature Drawing Class
  • Six classes of Art in The Park

Scroll down to see programs being offered.

Nature Drawing

Have fun using your creativity, discover new talents, and learn new skills. While we draw, we will explore facts about animals, science, and the world. This spring we will focus on drawing endangered species to raise awareness about our planet’s needs. The classes will take place once a week for seven weeks, with several time slots.

Each Nature Drawing session meets once a week and lasts seven weeks. Please be sure to select a day and session that your student will be able to consistently attend each week throughout the session.

  • Mondays 4-5 p.m.
    • Nature Drawing, Team 4B – Session begins 01/25/21 and ends 03/8/21
    • Nature Drawing Team 5B – Session begins 03/29/21 and ends 05/10/21
  • Tuesdays 4-5 p.m.
    • Nature Drawing, Team 4A – Session begins 01/19/21 and ends 03/2/21
    • Nature Drawing, Team 6A –  Session begins 03/30/21 and ends 05/11/21
  • Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.
    • Nature Drawing 5A – Session begins 02/03/21 and ends 03/17/21
    • Nature Drawing 6B – Session begins 03/31/21 and ends 05/12/21

Friday Family Art Night

Engage the whole family in a fun art activity. Engage the whole family in a fun art activity. Each session meets live online on two Fridays per month. Families are limited to the 2 total sessions as stated above.

There are 4 different art lessons families can choose from as listed below. One Lesson includes two nights:

  • Origami Peace Cranes & Animals
    Jan. 15th & Jan. 29th,  6:15pm- 7:30pm
    We will guide you through the step-by-step of folding paper to create “Peace Cranes” and other origami animals.
  • Jewelry Making
    Feb. 12th & Feb. 26th,  6:15pm- 7:30pm
    We will use some basic hand tools to explore various ways of making jewelry using paper, clay, and metal, while also learning some facts about the rich history of jewelry making in Rhode Island. 

  • Mandala Mosaic
    March 12th & March 26th,  6:15pm- 7:30pm
    Learn the relaxing process of making mandalas and learn how to decorate them with beads using mosaic techniques. We will explore the history of mandalas as an art form.
  • Painting
    April 9th & April 23th, 6:15pm- 7:30pm
    This workshop will show techniques using acrylic paints so you can create your own paintings. Express yourself authentically and freely!

Art in The Park

Join us for these socially distanced workshops at Fairlawn Veterans Memorial Park in Pawtucket. Each participant will get a Creativity Kit that includes a book, blanket and art supplies that they can take home with them after the workshop.

  • Saturdays from 11am-12pm
    • 05/08
    • 05/15
    • 05/22
    • 05/29
    • 06/05
    • 06/12