Events Calendar

    Bristol Art Museum Classes: Spring and Summer 2021

    "Paintings that Come Alive" with Linda Richichi

    May 24, 25 and 26 | 1 to 4 p.m. (via Zoom)

    Description:
    Learn a four-step process to overcome your frustration when capturing nature either when working en plein air or in the studio. Convert ordinary pieces into slightly abstracted, colorful, more interesting paintings that feel alive. When paintings are overworked, the struggle is apparent, and the life of the painting is lost. Discover a process that is simple to follow and keeps you from losing your way.

    Lessons include:

    • Designing Initial Sketches
    • Block in Abstractly to Loosen Up
    • Avoid Muddy Colors
    • Impactful Color Schemes

    Fee: Members $150 / Non-Members $160

    For registration and supplies, go to
    https://www.richichiart.com/page/23102/bristol-art-museum-paintings-that-come-alive

    "Landscape Painting, Beginner to Intermediate Using Your Photographs Only as Inspiration " with Christine A Mullen

    May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Description:
    This class is for those who would like to learn to paint with acrylic paints and to learn new painting skills. The class provides an understanding of the fundamentals of color theory and composition needed , to create successful original paintings. Each student will use a personal photo as inspiration for painting. Each class will begin by looking at master landscape paintings followed by demonstration of how to work creatively with a photo as a starting point. . The class will provide an opportunity to experiment with a variety of acrylic painting techniques; painting in layers, creating glazes, creating impasto, painting with a painting knife and using different mediums. Finally, each student will receive individual mentoring as the instructor , learns about student goals, allowing each student to progress at his or her own rate.


    Fee:
    Members $120/ Non-Members $130


    Contact:
    chrisamullen@cox.net

    "Botanical Watercolor Outdoors" with Elizabeth O'Connell

    May 10, 17, 24 and June 7 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.

    Description:
    I invite you to join me to enjoy the beauty of early summer flowers! Together we will learn to draw, mix colors, and paint some of the most beautiful plants of the season! I will demonstrate drawing and painting methods throughout each class. We will work outdoors in an exquisite, tented setting at the Linden Place gardens (behind the Bristol Art Museum) on tables with individual, live plants. No experience necessary! Returning students will be guided to expand their skills. All materials included! Just bring yourself and a desire to have fun!


    Fee:
    Members $200 / Non-Members $225


    Contact:
    eoconnell401@gmail.com

    "Tapestry Weaving on a Small Frame Loom" with Linda Rhynard

    with Christine A Mullen
    May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Description:
    This class is for those who would like to learn to paint with acrylic paints and to learn new painting skills. The class provides an understanding of the fundamentals of color theory and composition needed , to create successful original paintings. Each student will use a personal photo as inspiration for painting. Each class will begin by looking at master landscape paintings followed by demonstration of how to work creatively with a photo as a starting point. . The class will provide an opportunity to experiment with a variety of acrylic painting techniques; painting in layers, creating glazes, creating impasto, painting with a painting knife and using different mediums. Finally, each student will receive individual mentoring as the instructor , learns about student goals, allowing each student to progress at his or her own rate.


    Fee:
    Members $120/ Non-Members $130


    Contact:
    chrisamullen@cox.net

    "Tapestry Weaving on a Small Frame Loom" with Linda Rhynard

    Intermediate Class: Monday, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.

    Description:
    These classes are available to established students who have completed the Beginners and Beyond sessions at Bristol Art Museum.
    Class availability is limited to established students and at the discretion of the Instructor.


    Fee:
    Members $165 / Non-Members $175


    Contact:
    lrhynard@yahoo.com

    "Tapestry Weaving on a Small Frame Loom" with Linda Rhynard

    Advanced Class: Monday, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Description:
    These classes are available to established students who have completed the Beginners and Beyond sessions at Bristol Art Museum.
    Class availability is limited to established students and at the discretion of the Instructor.


    Fee:
    Members $165/ Non-Members $175


    Contact:
    lrhynard@yahoo.com

    "Plein Air Water Colors in Bristol" with Mary Ellen Dwyer

    June 15, 16 and 17 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Discover the joys of Plein Air painting! There is nothing like painting directly from nature. Your work will have more conviction and speak with authenticity not found when working from a photo. You will learn to focus and eliminate unnecessary detail with the opportunity of being right in front of the inspiration that attracted you in the first place! Join us for a three-day plein air watercolor workshop painting the lovely vistas in Bristol. Some experience is preferred. This class is limited to 10, with social distancing. Bring masks. Mary Ellen is a Signature Artist of the RI Watercolor Society and has enjoyed a long and successful career teaching art and as an artist.


    Fee:
    Members $175 / Non-Members $185


    Contact:
    dwyermaryellen@gmail.com

    "Art Studio for Kids K-3! Illustrating Animals" with Elizabeth O'Connell

    June 22 to July 27 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Description:

    In this class, students will discuss and view famous artists' work with animals. Then they will sketch, plan a background, and add color to their illustrations of live animals using watercolors or colored pencils. Classes will be held outdoors in the Linden Place gardens, under a large tent. Appropriate COVID precautions will be followed. All materials are included!


    Fee:
    Members $180 / Non-Members $210


    Contact:
    eoconnell401@gmail.com

    "Art Studio for Gr. 4-6 Kids-Outdoors! Illustrating Animals" with Elizabeth O'Connell

    June 24 to August 5 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Description:
    "All children are artists...! " Picasso
    In this class, students will discuss and view famous artists' work with animals. Then they will sketch, plan a background, and add color to their illustrations of live animals using watercolors or colored pencil. Classes will be held outdoors at in the Linden Place gardens, under a large tent. Appropriate COVID precautions will be followed. All art materials will be provided.


    Fee:
    Fee: Members $180/ Non-Members $210


    Contact:
    eoconnell401@gmail.com

    "Monoprints from Drawings in the Garden Workshop" with Kirsten Sorensen

    July 9, 16, 23 and 30 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Join us for our outdoor monoprint workshop in the gardens and patio tent surrounding Bristol Art Museum. (We will be socially distant throughout the workshop. Masks are required.) Make-up dates in case of inclement weather will be determined.
    We will produce several different monoprints using a Plexiglas surface, acrylic paints and your drawings from the beautiful sculptures, architecture, and natural surroundings in the gardens. General drawing skills, proportion, perspective, and composition will be discussed and practiced.
    We will investigate the techniques and processes of monoprints, color and line. Your drawings and photographs will lend a personalized creative element to your prints.


    Fee:
    Fee: Members $85 / Non-Members $95


    Contact:
    kirstensorensen83@gmail.com

    Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop with Kirsten Sorensen

    August 3, 10, 17 and 24 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Join us for our Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop in the gardens surrounding Bristol Art Museum and Linden Place. Make-up dates in case of inclement weather will be determined. We will draw from the architecture, sculpture, plants, and flowers in our surrounding environment. We will focus on learning more about proportion, perspective, foreground, middle-ground, background, composition, and color. Gesture and contour drawing will be used to build on drawing skills. We will also investigate the technique of collage using rice paper and various other papers. Your drawings and collage will lead to finished artworks. Art materials will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair and cellphone for taking photos.


    Fee:
    Members $95 / Non-Members $105


    Contact:
    kirstensorensen83@gmail.com

    Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop with Kirsten Sorensen

    August 6, 13, 20 and 27 |10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Description:
    Join us for our Outdoor Drawing and Rice Paper Collage Workshop in the gardens surrounding Bristol Art Museum and along the water in Bristol. We will be socially distant throughout the workshop. Masks are required. Make up dates in case of inclement weather will be determined. We will draw from the architecture, sculpture, and landscapes in our surrounding environment. We will focus on learning more about proportion, perspective, foreground, middle-ground, background, composition, and color. Gesture and contour drawing will be used to build on drawing skills. We will investigate the technique of collage using rice paper and various other papers. Your drawings will lead to finished color collage artworks.


    Fee:
    Members $95 / Non-Members $105


    Contact:
    kirstensorensen83@gmail.com

    3-Day Abstract Immersion Workshop - Intermediate to Advanced with Sally Cooper

    August 23, 24 and 25 |10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Description:
    This class is for those who would like to learn to paint with acrylic paints and to learn new painting skills. The class provides an understanding of the fundamentals of color theory and composition needed , to create successful original paintings. Each student will use a personal photo as inspiration for painting. Each class will begin by looking at master landscape paintings followed by demonstration of how to work creatively with a photo as a starting point. . The class will provide an opportunity to experiment with a variety of acrylic painting techniques; painting in layers, creating glazes, creating impasto, painting with a painting knife and using different mediums. Finally, each student will receive individual mentoring as the instructor , learns about student goals, allowing each student to progress at his or her own rate.


    Fee:
    Members: $225/ Non-Members $235


    Contact:
    sallycooperart@gmail.com

    Other Events

    Bristol State Street Fair & Arts Festival

    Saturday, May 15, 2021 10am to 5pm

    Lower State Street, Bristol, Rhode Island

    Description:
    This is our first Spring Bristol Art Festival. There will be over 50 local artists, bands all day long and food specials from local restaurants. The festival will be on lower State Street and also in nearby Rockwell Park. All Covid protocols will be followed and masks are required.

    The Inaugural Lombard John Pozzi Lecture: Storms, Flooding, and Wind: Climate Change and Historic Preservation in Bristol

    Arnold Robinson, Speaker
    Monday May 17, 2021, @7pm

    Description:
    For the inaugural Lombard John Pozzi Lecture, Arnold Robinson joins us to discuss the impact climate change will have on our historic resources here in Bristol. Robinson is widely recognized as an expert on preservation-related climate change and graciously makes himself available to present on this important topic.
    The impact of climate change has played a role in several recent projects and community planning discussions in Bristol. Increasingly severe storms, flooding rivers, rising seas, and other climate-driven impacts-forecast to grow more severe in the coming years-are already affecting our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and open spaces. The challenges seem overwhelming, but resilience, adaptation, and mitigation strategies that address climate change threats continue to be developed and deployed.
    In this talk, Robinson will discuss the specific forecasts for climate change impacts for Bristol's historic resources over the next 20 to 70 years and share how coastal communities like Bristol are taking proactive steps to protect and adapt historic places. An interactive discussion of actions that Bristol and its citizens can take will cap the session.
    Arnold Robinson has been practicing in the fields of historic preservation and community planning for over 30 years. He is currently Regional Director of Planning for Fuss & O'Neill, a full service engineering and design company where his focus is on community planning and adaptation to climate change impacts. Robinson has held leadership positions at Roger Williams University, Newport Collaborative Architects, and the Providence Preservation Society. He holds his MA in Preservation Studies from Boston University, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and holds certification in waterfront design from the Waterfront Alliance.

    This annual lecture honors the contributions of Lombard John Pozzi, a preservationist and restoration architect who worked tirelessly to protect and preserve Bristol's historic resources. This online event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Click here to sign up for the event. Please contact the Society at 401-253-7223 or visit www.bhpsri.org for more information.

    Sign up

    Newport Nautical Timbers: Largest Live-Edge Wood Sale in New England

    May 17, 2021 through June 4, 2021, Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm

    Description:
    Visit Newport Nautical Timbers at 60 Buttonwood Street in Bristol, Rhode Island for the largest live-edge wood sale in New England! There will be sales on wood slabs and other lumber and timber from May 17th through June 4th!


    Location: 60 Buttonwood Street, Bristol, RI 02809


    Contact:
    Contact@NewportNauticalTimbers.com
    (401) 253 8247