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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Upcoming Events and Classes at Artists' Exchange

Fall Out of Summer Festival Just Around the Corner! Fall classes Announced...

The Fall Out of Summer Festival is an all day outdoor event featuring live music, food, artisans, art activities and contests and more. The festival takes place outdoors in the lots surrounding Artists' Exchange. Mark your calendars to celebrate the summer of 2009 and usher in the fall at Artists' Exchange!

We are still seeking volunteers! Call 401.490.9475 or email the.artists.exchange@gmail.com
for more information.

Sunday, September 20th
11 - dusk (rain date 9/27)


Artists' Exchange Special Event at Gallery Z in Providence

Artists' Exchange was selected to showcase our organization in the Public Art Window at Gallery Z, a window designed to increase awareness of an organization's mission through presence on bustling Atwells Avenue on Federal Hill in Providence. Artists' Exchange staff artist Shannon Casey created a painting to represent our programs in art, theater and music.

The window was installed on Thursday, August 6th and can be viewed for the remainder of the month.

Join us at Gallery Z
this Thursday, August 27th from 5-7pm
to celebrate this collaboration.

The event will include wine and refreshments, a pottery wheel throwing demonstration, photo slideshow, music from emerging artist Joey Z and an opportunity to purchase love buttons, the new addition to Artists' Exchange's Cheeky Kiwi pottery and jewelry line.

Gallery Z is located at 259 Atwells Avenue in Providence.

This weekend in the Black Box Theatre... Friday, August 28th- Saturday, August 29th ~ 7pm Beautiful Bodies

Written by Laura Shaine Cunningham and directed by Meg Doran, "Beautiful Bodies" is a thoughtful portrait of six female friends in their mid 30's who trade confidences and witty exchanges throughout a party to celebrate a friend's pregnancy from a one night love affair. Secrets surface and tensions flare - as the circle of friends reveal all, fight, and ultimately find comfort in a conversation. General reservations $10, $5 for students. For more information or to make a reservation, call 401.490.9475.

Tuesdays: Medieval Arts & Music Night:

Open Workshop of The Society for Creative Anachronism
Anyone is welcome to bring a project, a song, or just a curiosity for the study of medieval arts and music (AD 600-1600). This is a very casual gathering where old and new friends explore all facets of life during the period as well as activities of the S.C.A. Free!

Tuesdays: Actors' Group, presented by RIFC (Rhode Island Film Collaborative)
(1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month)
All are welcome. Hosted by RIFC, the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, this workshop offers an opportunity to practice audition materials and receive frank feedback from your peers. For the best results, bring a 2-3 minute piece you'd like to work on. Free!



October 6th ~ November 24th

Beginners Clay ~ Samantha Sheehan ~ Ages 4~6
$125 ~ Tuesdays 1~2pm
Preschoolers learn how to work with clay, through simple projects like making pinch pots, coil pots and wind chimes that will be fired and glazed to last forever.

Puppets and Masks ~ Samantha Sheehan ~ Ages 3~6
$125 ~ Tuesdays 3~4pm
A perfect class for the imaginative child who loves to play make~believe. Students will make a different type of puppet or mask during each class that they can take home for imaginative play.

Painting ~ Beth Plante ~ Ages 8 & up
$125 ~ Tuesdays ~ 5~6:30pm
A great class for introducing the young and creative child to the world of painting. Several mediums, from watercolor and acrylic to glass paint and china ink will be explored.

October 7th ~ November 25th

Clay Mania ~ Shannon Casey_Ages 7 & up
$125 ~ Wednesdays 4~5pm
Take everything you know about clay and turn it sideways! In this class, we will use basic clay building and glazing skills while incorporating new techniques including clay extruding, slab rolling and scrafitto to create exciting new projects like clay instruments, mosaics and more.

Fundamentals of Drawing ~ Beth Plante ~ Ages 7~14
$150 ~ Wednesdays 5~6:30pm
A true beginner's class. Students will learn all the basic skills necessary, practicing techniques such as form, shading line and perspective, all geared toward making drawings more lively.

Asian Art ~ Samantha Sheehan ~ Ages 6~9
$150 ~ Wednesdays 5~6:30pm
Students will explore Asian art and culture through a variety of projects such as ink painting, printmaking with fruit, clay tea bowls and origami.

Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing for Children ~ Jen Fox
Ages 12 & up
$195 ~ Wednesdays 6~7:30pm
Build on previously learned skills in wheel throwing. Must have taken basic wheel throwing to be eligible.

October 8th ~ December 3rd
(no class on Thanksgiving 11/26)

Meet the Artist ~ Shannon Casey ~ Ages 7 & up
$125 ~ Thursdays 4~5pm
Paint with the brushes of Van Gogh and sculpt with the hands of Picasso. Discover the worlds of great artists through the ages by creating original works of art inspired by the masters.

Pottery Wheel Throwing for Children ~ Jen Fox ~ Ages 8 & up
$195 ~ Thursdays 6~7:30pm
Join in on the fun~filled ancient craft of turning a ball of clay into functional pottery and learn basic skills involved in wheel throwing.

October 9th ~ November 27th

Gone to the Dogs ~ Ceile Goldens ~ Ages 8 & up
$175 ~ Fridays 4~5pm
Learn about and meet service and rescue dogs. Learn basic dog grooming and handling, basic obedience commands and hand signals... even make dog biscuits! (AKC~sponsored program, Humane Society of US Bite Prevention Program)

October 10th ~ November 28th

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing for Children
Shannon Casey ~ Ages 8~12
$195 ~ Saturdays ~ 9:30~11am
Join in on the fun~filled ancient craft of turning a ball of clay into functional pottery and learn basic skills involved in wheel throwing.

Recycled Arts ~ Abbey Rondeau ~ Ages 7 & up
$125 ~ Saturdays ~ 10~11am
Ever find a cool glass bottle or an interesting piece of cardboard and wonder what you can do with it? This class will focus on turning trash into treasure, thinking green and recycling. Bring found objects from home or use items from our on site collection to create exciting works of art.


October 6th ~ November 24th

Unique Hand Built Ceramics ~ Jen Fox
$180 ~ Tuesdays 7~8:30pm
Learn a unique technique to make functional pottery pieces. Let your imagination run wild using different shapes like leaves, flowers, stars and butterflies to create bowls, platters and vases. Students will also have an opportunity to use high fire clay and glazes. *Wheel Throwing for Adults will be offered next session.

Acrylic Painting ~ Beth Plante
$150 ~ Tuesdays 7~8:30pm
This class will touch on an array of painting techniques including brush strokes, washes, building dimension and color layering... a great class to learn new skills or "brush up" on old ones.

October 7th ~ November 25th

Drawing ~ Beth Plante
$150 ~ Wednesdays 7~8:30pm
Learn the basic techniques necessary to draw anything. Using a variety of materials, students will learn and practice drawing skills.

October 8th ~ December 3rd
(no class on Thanksgiving 11/26)

Pointillism ~ Beth Plante
$150 ~ Thursdays ~ Ages 16 & up
Learn a unique style of painting in which small distinct dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and blending.


October 6th ~ November 24th

Storytelling through Improvisation ~ Instructor TBD ~ Ages 6~9
$125 Tuesdays 4~5:30pm
Through various theatre games, physical warm~ups and basic sensory exercises, students will be taught the process of creating stories and characters through improvisation. Participants will stretch their imagination muscles, as well as practice teamwork and listening skills. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

Introduction to Acting for Adults ~ Richard Morra
$150 ~ Tuesdays 6:30~8pm
Using scenes and monologues from contemporary plays, each student will enjoy learning how to bring characters to life in a safe and caring environment. Students who take this class are encouraged to audition for our main stage productions to test their abilities in an actual play. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

October 7th ~ November 25th

Teen Acting ~ Rich Morra ~ Ages 13~18
$150 Wednesdays 4~5:30pm
This class gets into more detailed work, focusing on elements of method acting that will be tailored to the individual needs of each student. Concentrating on the physical and analytical approaches to acting, students will choose their own works to study and perform. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

Acting for Kids ~ Instructor TBD ~ Ages 10~13
$150 ~ Wednesdays 4~5:30pm
Students will have an opportunity to explore the basics of acting in a supportive and creative environment. Through improvisation, theatre games and scene work, students' performance skills and techniques will be developed and nurtured. The session will end with a performance for family and friends.

Save the Date... 5th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
& Artisan Fair

View ProJo video from last year's event.

Saturday, December 5th &
Sunday, December 6th
$11 per house

A Christmas Carol
A Black Box Theatre Tradition
Thurs. Dec. 10th - Sat. Dec. 12th ~ 7pm
Matinee Sun. Dec. 13th ~ 2pm
Thurs. Dec. 17th - Sat. Dec. 19th ~ 7pm

Tickets $15

Pre-show VIP Party
Sat. Dec. 19th
4:30pm until showtime
Tickets $75
Includes ticket to show with VIP seating, silent auction, refreshments (including beer and wine samples) and live music. Hosted by Mayor Allan Fung and Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film and Television Office.

Contact Artists' Exchange
phone: 401.490.9475 fax: 401.490.9477
email: the.artists.exchange@gmail.com
web: www.artists-exchange.org
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(This is not an RIFC Production)


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