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Steel Yard Residencies

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Are you looking for the perfect space to expand your artistic practice and join a vibrant community of working artists and fabricators? Consider applying for the Steel Yard’s Residency or Micro-Residency Programs.
The Steel Yard hosts Residency opportunities in Ceramics, Light Metals, and Metals (Foundry, Blacksmithing, and Welding). All residencies include shared studios and tools along with personal storage space. 

“The organization’s development has been impressive, the staff is fun, talented, and innovative, and the studio is loaded with cool history and atmosphere. My former studio suffered damages last February. The Steel Yard provided a wonderful opportunity to get back to making work!” 

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Steel Yard Residencies Residency
The Steel Yard’s Residency Program is designed to assist emerging to mid-level artists and makers in growing and strengthening their practice in a supportive, cooperative environment through access to the Steel Yard’s studios and facilities. Participating artists have the opportunity to work together, to take part in community events and sales and to be creative leaders in a vibrant community shop. Most of all, residents get an all access pass to our studios in pursuit of their own work.
2017 Residency Period
April 1st, 2017 – December 1st, 2017.
To Apply
First, read and review the 2017 Residency Handbook for guidelines & expectations. To apply, please submit:
  • A completed 2017 Residency Application including contact information for two references who can speak to your creative practice or artistic background.
  • A current resume
  • A narrative description of your work or process and how you’ll use your time in our studios to further your practice. Tell us why you would be a good addition to the Steel Yard Residency community. (one-page max)
  • 10 – 15 digital images of current work. Standard format JPG at 1920×1920 pixels @ 72dpi
  • Fellowship or Workshare statement, if applicable
How to Submit
Completed applications (application cover sheet, references, resume, narrative, imaged and statement) can be submitted by:
  • Submit digitally at residency@thesteelyard.org
  • Or by mail to The Steel Yard, ATTN: Residencies 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI 02909
Application Deadline
To be included in the cohort beginning April 1st, the deadline for application is 5 pm on Friday, February 24th, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, March 6th, 2017. Mid-season applicants will be considered if space is available; with RSVP’s made within 30 days from the receipt of application.
“I definitely leaned new techniques like making spouts, trimming on chuck, applying decals, etc which helped me to create new products like pitchers and vases.  It’s always easier for me to learn through watching someone else.”
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Micro-ResidencyMicroResidency
The Steel Yard’s Micro Residency is a great way for makers to get unfettered access to our studios for a finite amount of time. Micro Residencies are ideal for individuals looking to use the Yard’s facilities to complete a prototype, create a sculpture, work on a commission piece, or build their portfolio. This residency has a minimum contract period of one month, with a maximum commitment of three months.
2017 Micro-Residencies Period
Participants in the Micro Residency program can apply for up to three months of studio access. The 2017 Residency Programs run from April 1st, 2017 – December 1st, 2017.
To Apply
First, read and review the 2017 Residency Handbook for guidelines & expectations. To apply, please submit:
  • A  completed  2017 MicroResidency Application including contact information for two references who can speak to your creative practice or artistic background.
  • A current resume
  • A narrative description of your work or process and how you’ll use your time in our studios to further your practice. Tell us why you would be a good addition to the Steel Yard Residency community. (one-page max)
  • 5-10 digital images of current work. Standard format JPG at 1920×1920 pixels @ 72dpi
How to Submit
Completed applications (application cover sheet, references, resume, narrative, imaged and statement) can be submitted by:
  • Submit digitally at residency@thesteelyard.org
  • Or by mail to The Steel Yard, ATTN: Residencies, 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI 02909.
Application Deadline
To be included in the cohort beginning April 1st, the deadline for application is 5 pm on Friday, February 24th, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, March 6th, 2017. Mid-season applicants will be considered if space is available; with RSVP’s made within 30 days from the receipt of the applications.
“I wanted studio space after I graduated from college, in a fairly low-key environment. I was also looking for a place I could be a part of a community.”
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FellowshipsFellowship
The Steel Yard’s Fellowship positions are designed to support the creative practice of emerging mid-career artists by providing full studio access in exchange for a leadership position in the Residency Program. Fellows are cultural touchstones and work closely with other residents, Steel Yard staff, and community members. 

Fellowship recipients should expect to work an average of 10 hours a week; occasionally more or less. Monthly hours not to exceed 45. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $200, waived residency fees, unrestricted access to the studio and equipment in the department which they work, and standard personal storage.
To apply please include a statement addressing your qualifications and what you would add to the Steel yard community in a leadership position.
Work ShareWorkshare
In order to make Residency more financially accessible, the Steel Yard offers Work Share opportunities. Recipients of workshare residencies commit
10 hours of dedicated work time to the Steel Yard on a monthly basis in exchange for a 50% discount on residency dues. One workshare position is available in each of the residency departments and will be awarded based on merit and need.
To apply please include a statement addressing your financial need and how a workshare would further your artistic practice.
“I like the ceramics community at the SY, the 24/7 access, workshare opportunity, and affordability.”
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Newport Art Museum & Barrington Public Library Hosts “Write Rhode Island”

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Write Rhode Island: A Writing Competition for RI Students

RI Students are invited to participate in Write Rhode Island, a short fiction competition presented by School One High School and Goat Hill. Competition deadline: December 10, 2017.

Students can read the contest rules, download guidelines and a complete list of free writing workshops by visiting the School One website, www.school-one.org.

Write Rhode Island: New Writing Workshops for Students Announced

Newport Art Museum will host a four part workshop that offers students an introduction to short stories, RI History, a private tour of the Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library.  Workshops will be held on November 7, 14, 21 & 28th at 3:30pm.  Please contact Maggie at Newport Art Museum to sign up,  call (401) 848-2787 or email: registration@newportartmuseum.org

Barrington Public Library will offer a three part workshop beginning November 3 at 3:30pm at the library. Interested teens can contact Tanya at (401) 247-1920.

For more information or a list of complete workshops in libraries in Cumberland, Johnston, Fox Point and Warwick visit www.school-one.org.

 

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Stone Carving Class with Laura Travis

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Dating back to medieval Celtic artisans, ancient Egyptians and beyond, the 3,000-year-old practice of stone carving is a timeless art form. Join us for a chance to explore the techniques of relief carving, a medium that compels us to translate the very fundamentals of sculpture — form, texture, movement, light, shadow, balance, proportion and space — into stone. Using a flat chisel, we work on several modestly sized designs. Plenty of stone lore, tips for scrounging up materials and tools, and techniques for polishing and finishing are provided as we carve away. And in the end, we see that our stone creations do indeed have a timeless quality, whether displayed indoors or installed in a garden landscape at home.

 

Laura Travis: BS, Art Education, Rhode Island College; MFA, Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art; additional studies at the Carving Studio in Vermont and at RISD. Travis taught art in the Providence Public School System for 25 years, where was is National Board certified. She was named Rhode Island Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2007 by the RIAEA. Documented in NetWorks Rhode Island 2011, her work has been shown in Canada and locally at Newport Art Museum and galleries at AS220.She operates her current studio at the mill at 30 Cutler Street in Warren, RI.

 

Admission Info:

Tuition:$270.00 | Lab Fee:$25.00

 

 

 
Soapstone Sculpture for Teens
Presented by RISD Continuing Education
July 25 – July 29, 2016

This workshop in soapstone carving is designed to augment students’ sculpting experience and expand their carving technique. Soapstone is the easiest of all stones to carve and offers the satisfying challenge of working in the round on an intimate scale. It is one of the best ways to learn reductive sculpture techniques and is suitable for beginners, yet the beauty of the stone and the finishes that can be achieved make it interesting for the more advanced student as well. Looking at the artwork of Native American carvers and some monumental modernist sculptors provides inspiration and focus for the wonderful, flowing forms students can achieve. Using saws, files, rasps and chisels, participants should be able to complete one small carving in three days. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who have never carved, and even for those who have. Please come with several ideas, sketches or visual references, if possible, so that we can begin carving immediately. Note: Students must supply their own sandbag, gloves, goggles and dust mask.

Instructor: Laura Travis (see above)

Admission Info:
Tuition:$270.00 | Lab Fee:$40.00

http://www.artsnowri.com/org/detail/220177443/RISD_Continuing_Education

 

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2016 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference – Advanced registration by June 19

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

featured writers

Jefferson1
margo jefferson

Pulitzer Prize Winning Cultural Critic

gonzalez1
rigoberto gonzález

American Book Award Winner

baggott2
julianna baggott

New York Times
Notable Author

the deadline for advanced workshop applications has been extended to june 19th!

located within surfing distance of the atlantic ocean, in kingston, rhode island.

By day, absorb the wisdom and insights of some of today’s finest writers. By night, explore the area’s colonial history, natural landscapes and seascapes, or the art galleries, museums and world-class dining in Narragansett, Newport, and Providence. Writers of all levels will find master classes, craft sessions, workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting to suit their needs.

 

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Classes at Tiverton Four Corners

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Digital Photography Class with James Robbins

Tuesdays June 7-28th, 7-9pm

at the Four Corners Arts Center

3852 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners

*plus a photo field trip to end the class

$50 per student

Cameras required for Field Trip day

Click here to register - 

Photography is all about capturing light and not about

   

capturing things. Learn how to read the light. Learn how to choose your subject, learn how to compose your image. Learn to see and how to tell your story.

 

In these classes we will discuss light and how it controls and defines all photographic composition. We willalso discuss subject and choices and camera operation. Constructive observations of student work will be available to those interested. Graduation will include a field trip at dawn for photo shoot.

Check out some more of James’ work

www.lightandshadows.com

 

 

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Children’s Musical Theatre Arts Camp

June 20-24th 9am-12pm

Four Corners Arts Center | 5-8 year olds

$80 per student

 

Karen Sorensen Whitney, the multi-disciplinary artist known as Maya, will be presenting a Musical Theatre Arts Camp at Tiverton Four Corners for children ages 5-8. Children begin the summer with a playfil expression of singing, painting and acting as they co-create an empowering rendition of the musical Shining Star. A perfpr,amce will be held on Fri. at 12pm.

You can see more of Maya’s work at singandhum.com

PLEASE CONACT KAREN DIRECTLY at

karensorensenwhitney@gmail.com to register

 

 

Teens Expressive Painting Working….We are all Artists….Break OUT!

June 20-24th 3:30-5:30pm at Four Corners Arts Center

13-18 year olds

$60 per student plus a $15 material fee.

 

This workshop is intended to ‘free the creative spirti’ and learn to let the beauty of art come through. We will paint to music, use various canvases, including wearable art, and have a relaxing non-judgemental fun week of painting! Experience or beginner all are welcome!

Please contact karensorenwhitney@gmail.com for more information and to register

 

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Art Classes and Camp in Tiverton

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Digital Photography Class with James Robbins

Tuesdays June 7-28th plus a photo field trip to end the class

$50 per student

Cameras required for Field Trip day

Click here to register - 

Photography is all about capturing light and not about capturing things. Learn how to read the light. Learn how to choose your subject, learn how to compose your image. Learn to see and how to tell your story.

 

In these classes we will discuss light and how it controls and defines all photographic composition. We willalso discuss subject and choices and camera operation. Constructive observations of student work will be available to those interested. Graduation will include a field trip at dawn for photo shoot.

 

 

 

Children’s Musical Theatre Arts Camp

June 20-24th 9am-12pm

Four Corners Arts Center | 5-8 year olds

$80 per student

 

Karen Sorensen Whitney, the multi-disciplinary artist known as Maya, will be presenting a Musical Theatre Arts Camp at Tiverton Four Corners for children ages 5-8. Children begin the summer with a playfil expression of singing, painting and acting as they co-create an empowering rendition of the musical Shining Star. A perfpr,amce will be held on Fri. at 12pm.

You can see more of Maya’s work at singandhum.com

PLEASE CONACT KAREN DIRECTLY at

karensorensenwhitney@gmail.com to register

 

 

Teens Expressive Painting Working….We are all Artists….Break OUT!

June 20-24th 3:30-5:30pm at Four Corners Arts Center

13-18 year olds

$60 per student plus a $15 material fee.

 

This workshop is intended to ‘free the creative spirti’ and learn to let the beauty of art come through. We will paint to music, use various canvases, including wearable art, and have a relaxing non-judgemental fun week of painting! Experience or beginner all are welcome!

Please contact karensorenwhitney@gmail.com for more information and to register

 

 

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE!!!!

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Thank you to our generous sponsor

Coastal Roasters

 

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Summer Classes at the Providence Steel Yard

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
The sun is out and summer is right around the corner! Now is the time to begin planning your summer industrial art experiences at the Yard. Be sure to visit our website to check out our full course offerings.

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JEWELRY: INTRO TO WAX CASTING

With Amie Plante
Wax has long been a material in jewelry used to make original models for casting. In this class you will learn various techniques to sculpt, fire, carve, melt, drill and finish jewelry wax into their own unique designs. Metal finishing techniques such as soldering, sanding, polishing, and the use of patinas will be covered, as well as where to source casting and jewelry supplies. Click here for more info.

 

“Amie was great! She was hands off when you were working, but supportive when you had a questions. She explained everything really well. “

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CERAMICS: EN PLEIN AIR

With Jenny Sparks
Do you like being outside? Do you want to get your hands into some clay this summer? Ceramics En Plein Air is an outdoor handbuilding class making use of the abundant inspiration on the Steel Yard campus. Each class will begin with demos, and then the class will move outside with the help of rolling sculpture stands to create artwork under the summer sun.

Click here for more info.

 

Jenny believes that exploring the arts can teach someone a new way of experiencing the world; this class will encourage students to artfully respond to their surroundings.

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CAST IN PLACE GEMSTONES

With Corkie Bolton

In this class, students will learn basic wax carving techniques of carving, filing, and polishing to create a ring or pendant. The instructor will then introduce techniques for embedding gemstones directly into the wax carvings. These wax pieces will then be cast in metal, with the gemstones fused directly into the work.  Click here for more info.

 

“I loved Corkie! She was a perfect teacher: very knowledgeable and fun to be around. She made me feel empowered! “

EXPANDED OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

 

This spring, we’re offering Open Studios on Friday afternoons from 5pm – 8pm in addition to the standard Thursdays and Sundays!

 

Interested in getting back into the shop? One of the most popular ways is through Open Studios, offered every Thursday and Friday afternoon and Sunday evenings during our regular course seasons (Mid-March through December). Open Studios are an affordable way to have access our tools and equipment as well as the supervision of an experienced studio monitor; you’ll be able finish what you worked on in class, or start a brand new project. Visit our calendar to see when Open Studios begin, or click here to learn more about Open Studios.

 

 

You can support educational programming at the Steel Yard

with a tax-deductible donation today!

 

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the Steel Yard
courses@thesteelyard.org
27 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI 02909
401-273-7101
www.thesteelyard.org

 

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Summer Print and Book Workshop at the AS220 Industries

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Print and Book Workshop is summer workshop located at the AS220 Industries in Providence, Rhode Island. Through fourteen weeks of demonstrations, students will acquire skills as designers, printers and binders. These demonstrations will prepare the student for a final editioned book project, fully developed and realized by each. Students will practice combining structure and content in a concise and meaningful way. Operating a letterpress, silkscreen printing, file construction using the Adobe Suite, a variety of book structures and foundation in design and typography will be covered in this course. 

The course will meet at the AS220 Industries, a fully equipped studio located in downtown Providence. While mostly focused on the print facilities at the Printshop, the course will also use the the digital media lab at Media Arts and the digital fabrication tools (laser cutter, vinyl cutter) of the AS220 Labs.

The class will visit a collections of artists’ books and printed matter at the Fleet Library Special Collections located at the Rhode Island School of Design and DWRI, a commercial letterpress shop located in Providence.

Print and Book School will be taught by Lara Henderson, a previous Printshop Manager at AS220 and current Book Arts Instructor at  Brown University and RISD. Print and Book Workshop is inspired by the course she has developed over the past two years at Brown, instructing students on how to design, print and edition books.

Up to 10 participants will be selected for the summer session. The course will meet every Monday and Wednesday night from 6-9:30 for demonstrations. Thursdays from 6-9:30pm are optional guided shop time. Both the Instructor and Teacher’s Assistant will be present during guided shop time for individual assistance.  Each of the fourteen weeks will be a different topic, all critical to the development and production of an artist book. A full listing of the topics can be found in our course schedule.

Students will have access to the space to work on projects between classes. Peer to peer collaboration is highly encouraged among participants. At the end of the session, we celebrate with a final student gallery show at the MOTE Gallery where students will show their editioned books.

The deadline to apply is May 10th. Please visit the website to find out more and to apply.

 

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Classes at AS220

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Here’s what the fine folks over at the AS220 Industries are offering for workshops in May! Hungry to see what is being offered beyond that? Everything is listed on our online shop! Maybe you’re not interested in getting your hands dirty, but instead want some very cool and useful hand-made items designed and / or produced right here in Providence? Check out all the perks offered in the Industries Spring Fundwocky!

Also, please join us on Saturday, May 7th at 5 PM for our AS220 Industries Open House – more details and RSVP here!

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Workshop on Access – Physical and Programmatic – at Providence Children’s Museum

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Cultural Access New England (CANE)

invites you to:

“ACCESS: Steps Forward to Inclusion”

How do we look at our institutions and the barriers that prevent full inclusion? Is meeting ADA compliance satisfactory? Do you think people with disabilities don’t attend your programs? Is it always about money?

Addressing policy and the need for institutional buy-in, Cultural Access New England (CANE) will facilitate a lively discussion for cultural organizations wanting to go beyond regulatory requirements and broaden community outreach, develop strategic plans, and create inclusive environments.  Information regarding regulations and resources will be present in a workshop designed to support the Executive Director AND the Volunteer.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

1 PM – 3 PM

Providence Children’s Museum

100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 273-5437

www.childrenmuseum.org

Directions and Parking Information

Food and drink are allowed in the meeting space, so feel free to bring your lunch or pick something up across the street at Rue Bis. Rue Bis Menu Link

Presenters:

  • Charles Baldwin, Program Officer, UP Inclusive Design Initiative, Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Saki Iwamoto, Health and Wellness Educator, Boston Children’s Museum
  • Nora Nagle, ADA and 504 Accessibility Coordinator, Museum of Science

To request American Sign Language or other accommodations please contact Saki Iwamoto when registering and before May 9, 2016.

CANE is an all-volunteer organization.  There is a $10 charge to help defray the cost of providing materials and reasonable accommodations.

Register via Eventbrite

For more information about CANE, visit www.ca-ne.org or visit us on Facebook: CANE Facebook Page

To join the CANE Google discussion group, contact: nnagle@mos.org

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SPRING TAP CLASSES with BRIAN JONES at THE STUDIO in Narragansett, RI

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

 

E-Z INTERMEDIATE

Six Wednesday evenings, April 20 through May 25

6:00 to 7:00 PM, $125

 

INTERMEDIATE II

Six Wednesday evenings, April 20 through May 25

7:00 to 8:00 PM, $125

 

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday June 5, 2:00 PM

Rehearsal Wednesday June 1 6:30 PM, Saturday June 4 TBA

 

http://thestudioatmarinersquare.com/

Mariner Square

140 Point Judith Road

Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

 

Registration required:

call The Studio at (401) 789-3029

email The Studio at thestudioct@cox.net

 

brianjonestap.com

 

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Upcoming Classes through the Providence SteelYard

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

POCKET KNIFE MAKING

With Steve Lubecki

In this class, students will design, create, heat treat, and finish a single-blade pocket knife using the equipment and tools found in a standard jewelry studio. Design considerations will be addressed in relation to form and function, as well as the aesthetics of the finished piece. No prior knifemaking skills are necessary. Click here for more info.

“Steve was very helpful and was an excellent teacher who went out of his way and above and beyond to help! I really appreciated how much he seemed to care.”
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SLAB BUILT BOXES

With Patti Barnatt

In this class, students will use the slab roller to create clay slabs that will be made into boxes, vessels, and other handbuilt structures. In pottery, the rectangular shape can only be achieved through handbuilding techniques; which students will thoroughly explore under the guidance of their instructor. Weekly demonstrations will guide students along their creative journey as they explore a variety of possible shapes and functions. Click here for more info.

“Patti is very helpful and offers suggestions and possible solutions when problems arise. She always has a positive spin!”

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CRAFTING ORGANIC JEWELRY

With Amie Plante
Leaves, flowers and botanical forms can offer infinite sources of inspiration for jewelry. In this class students will learn a wide variety of jewelry fabrication techniques to create organic and natural-looking forms in metal. Students will learn sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, forming, and soldering. Click here for more info.

 

“I always felt very supported by Amie. She provided both personal and group instruction; and was excellent help with problem solving. “

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WELDING WITH MOM

With Max Van Pelt
Why not spend Mother’s Day weekend doing something special with Mom-like playing with fire and getting dirty! This workshop is similar to our Weekend Welding Workshop except that this weekend is set aside especially for mothers and their children to take the course together.  Click here for more info.

 

“Max is an excellent instructor, he did a great job! He allowed us to direct our goals, and gave us pointed lessons and tutoring based on our interests.”

 

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Gypsy String Workshop AND Gypsy Balkan Dance Class

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

The Bohemian Quartet  will offer for the FIRST time a Gypsy String Workshop AND Gypsy Balkan Dance Class and performance! And YES you can participate to both!  Tis is a full day of events!

When: Sunday, April 03, 2016 | 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Workshop $20; Concert: $10

Location: The Towers, Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Bohemian Quartet plays Romani Music and will teach the String Workshop and Provide the music for the Dance Workshop. Dance will be taught by Susan Rose from the New England Folk Center. We are looking for violin, violas, cello, and bass players for the String Workshop. We invite folks to a lesson and practice to take part in a concert later in the day 7:30 pm.

 

This is what our String workshop is like: String Workshop Video

And this is what the Dance Class will be like: Dance Sample Video

 

Schedule for the day:

1:30 -2:45 is a workshop for string musicians to practice with individual members of the Bohemian Quartet
2:45 to 3:30 – an ensemble practice
3:30 to 5:30 – Dance workshop (learn how to dance in a gypsy style)
7:30 Concert with Workshop Participants!

To register: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Deadline says March 7th, but you can apply all the way until the day of the event and I bet we will have some spare

Bohemian Quartet T-Shirts too!

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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Free Poetry Workshop for Veterans

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Providence’s Frequency Writers hosts a free, six-week poetry workshop for veterans of war. Sign up here: https://frequencywriters.org/20…/…/04/workshop-for-veterans/

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Registration is Now Open for this Summer’s Girls Rock Camps!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Registration is officially open for our 2016 summer camps!

Online applications for camp can be found on our website here. If your camper is not with you when you fill out the form, you can still go ahead and submit the application. There is a section with questions for campers to answer themselves (About Music & More!), which can be skipped and then filled out at a later time.

SESSION ONE: July 18th-22nd for campers ages 14-17 (in or entering high school, 9th-12th grade) at JamStage, capacity of 30; current, former, and future GRITs are encouraged to apply!

SESSION TWO: August 15th-19th for campers ages 11-13 (in or entering middle school, 6th-8th grade) at the Rhode Island Philharmonic, capacity of 50

There are three need-based scholarship tiers: full pay, partial scholarship, and full scholarship. Registration is first-come, first-served within each scholarship tier.

Girls Rock Camp is open to youth who identify as female, trans, or gender non-conforming. No experience is necessary to attend! Camp days run from approximately 9am-5pm, with a required showcase performance on the Friday night of each camp week!

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Digitizing Artwork Fundamentals with David Toj of TOJ Design Studio

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

A two part Presentation

By David Toj of TOJ Design Studio

5:00PM

Monday, March14th 2016,

Monday, March 28th 2016

David Toj is the owner of TOJ Design Studio located in Providence, RI. This freelance design studio assists artists of any medium in showcasing their work. Providing photography, digital artwork, and coordination of events to connect artists with the public. David Toj is also project manager at Ocean State Printers, where his responsibilities include transforming ideas in marketing to life by creating the design to print.

 

For the Artists Loop, David Toj will present the step by step processes from scanning artwork to formatting artwork for printing capabilities and ready for promotional and marketing materials to share art work.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsored by:

Friends of Rochambeau Library

Rochambeau Community Library

708 Hope Street – Providence, RI

401-272-3780

The Artists Loop is a program for artists and art enthusiasts.Participants get together to talk about art related topics.

facebook.com/TheArtistsLoop

 

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Artists Exchange – Spring Classes and Summer Camp Registration

Friday, March 4th, 2016

This Saturday!

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE

SAVE an extra 5% off registrations on or before March 5th!
FREE face painting, popcorn, crafts, raffles, extra discounts and more!


Saturday, March 5th  |  11am-2pm

Free and open to the public

Artists’ Exchange  |  50 Rolfe Square

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SPRING CLASSES NOW ENROLLING!

http://artists-exchange.org/home.html


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Girls Rock – Summer Camp Registration

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Mark your calendar!

Registration Opens Friday March 11 for this Summer’s Girls Rock Camps!


photo by Cat Laine

We’re getting ready to rock this summer! Dates for our 2016 summer camps will be:

SESSION ONE: July 18th-22nd for campers ages 14-17 (in or entering high school, 9th-12th grade) at JamStage, capacity of 30

SESSION TWO: August 15th-19th for campers ages 11-13 (in or entering middle school, 6th-8th grade) at the Rhode Island Philharmonic, capacity of 50

Registration opens on Friday March 11th at 8am for both camps. Online applications will be available on our website starting at that time. There are three need-based scholarship tiers: full pay, partial scholarship, and full scholarship. Registration is first-come, first-served within each scholarship tier, and often fills up fast.

Girls Rock Camp is open to youth who identify as female, trans, or gender non-conforming. No experience is necessary to attend! Camp days run from approximately 9am-5pm, with a required showcase performance the Friday night of each camp week!

For more information visit our website. Questions about camp or registration? Contact Kim at kimberly@girlsrockri.org

 

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A Poetry Workshop for Veterans of War

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

10 weeks, Wednesdays, April 6 – June 15 (excluding April 20)

6:30 -8:30pm; School One, 220 University Avenue Providence, RI

 

The workshop offers a space for veterans to write in a community of other veterans. The interests of the participants will guide the content of this course. Tina Cane brings 20 years of teaching experience and a desire to help facilitate a supportive environment where veterans of all levels of writing experience can explore writing poetry. The course includes a special event at Moses Brown School with author and veteran, Brian Turner. There will also be an opportunity for the writers in the class to present their work publicly.

 

Now in its fifth year, Frequency is a growing community of writers based in Providence, Rhode Island. Through workshops, free events, talks, readings, drop-in writing groups, and open mics, we engage writers of all levels of experience, ages, and backgrounds. Our courses are designed both to challenge and support students, while also encouraging collaboration with other local creative communities. This year, our courses won grant support from the RI State Council for the Arts and the RI Council for the Humanities. We are committed to making the workshops affordable for ALL writers in the community, and we offer sliding scale frees, work-study exchanges, and scholarships.

 

 

Visit our website at frequencywriters.org to find more information and to complete registration. Feel free to email us any questions you may have at frequencyprovidence@gmail.com.

 

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Basic Entrepreneurial Workshops In Newport, RI; Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and sponsor Webster Bank will hold two basic business workshops in Newport aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

 

The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA, R.I. District), RI Small Business Development Center (RISBDC), Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Commerce RI, Center for Women & Enterprise, and SCORE.

Both workshops will be held at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The details of each workshop are provided below:

Session I

“Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business”,

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be provided for all participants.

 

This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.

 

Session II
“Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business”, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

 

The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.

Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 x 318, to register for either or both sessions by Wednesday, March 9th and for directions to the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. SEED Corporation holds this entrepreneurial workshop series on a monthly basis throughout the region.  For information on future sessions, please contact SEED.

 

SEED Corporation is a non-profit organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and designated as an Intermediary under the SBA’s Microloan Program.  This program is designed to provide loans to new and existing business owners in amounts up to $50,000.

 

As a regional economic development organization, SEED also offers a full range
of financing programs providing loans up to $5.5 million to assist small businesses to grow and create jobs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  SEED works with other economic development and financing institutions throughout the region to ensure that individuals who are committed to owning and operating a small business in the region are able to get the assistance they need to be successful.

 

For more information on SEED and its programs, please call the SEED office
at 508-822-1020 or visit SEED’s website at www.seedcorp.com.

 

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