Classes By Medium



  • Acrylic
  • Drawing
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Plein Air
  • Special Media
  • Watercolor

Gorgeous Transparent Acrylic Techniques with Nancy Reed Jones

Discover new ways to use acrylic!  Nancy Reed Jones will show you ways to use acrylic with the luminosity and beauty of watercolor  but on canvas.

Materials:  Bring acrylic paints, brushes and canvas (11×14 suggested)

Feb 12th from 6:30-830   $40.00

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Dates: ($40.00),

Collage Valentines Cards with William Noonan

Valentines day collage cards!  This mini workshop explores the art of collage with a practical easy approach.  Create a couple of unique and charming handmade cards in this afternoon workshop.  All materials will be supplied.   This is suitable for artists and students of any level.  Collage is a fun and stress-free medium for exploring ones creativity.  Each participant will go home with two completed unique cards of their own making.

Saturday, February 9th  1:30-3:30

Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30.00 per person (includes materials)
Dates: February 9, 2019 ($30.00),

Acrylic Animals with Laura Bolle

Intermediate and advanced students will love this workshop and learn techniques for painting animals in acrylic.  Choose any image you want, sketch it onto your canvas and bring it with you to class.  Laura will guide you through the painting process.  There will be two sessions of 2 hours each to finish your painting.

March 9th and March 23rd 1-3pm

Materials:  bring your own acrylic paints, brushes and canvas sketched with the image of your choice

Instructor: Laura Bolle
Price: $40.00 ($35 WRS Members)
Dates: March 9, 2019 ($40.00), March 23, 2019 ($40.00),

Senior Drop-In

Free for art enthusiasts over 65 (younger people are welcome to join in for $5 per person).   This is a self-directed class, meaning that you can work on whatever projects you would like, in whatever media you would like.   Although there is no formal instruction, the group is lead by Vickie O’Neill, an accomplished artist, and this is a supportive group of people who are very generous about sharing their knowledge.  All levels of ability are welcome.  This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your skills and meet some new friends.

Tuesday Mornings 10-12:00


Instructor: Vicki ONeill
Session Dates: 65+ Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ($FREE!)
Under 65 Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ($5.00)

One day Pastel Color & Energy Workshop

Whether you are brand new or have been painting for years everyone can learn something new when it comes to working with color. Color is the number one way to evoke emotion in a work of art. How can you express yourself more successfully with color and create art with high energy? Come find out.

May 16, 2018 10 am – 4 pm $150 (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops).

Start with the color wheel

Before arriving at the class, be familiar with the layout of the basic color wheel seen at the bottom of the page. If you have never made a color wheel, you’ll have your chance to select this exercise to tackle.  If you already know the color wheel inside and out, your assignments will be more advanced. Everyone will learn something new in this workshop.

Color intimidates many people. We’ll break it down and make it less daunting.

What colors are you drawn to? How do you mix colors to get them to do what you want them to do? How do you work with prismatic, pure colors and create neutrals so that the colors you want to stand out sing? What about creating a high energy  work of art? Do you know how to not go over the top? There is so much about color to learn. You will take a journey into color theory and come out the other side smiling as your color confidence grows.

Learn from nature

After we work in the studio blending, mixing and selecting color schemes, you will learn how colors change depending on the time of day, temperature of the light and whether in the light or in the shadows. Intermediate to advanced? Personalized attention at your easel to guide you and advance

Mini Lessons reap huge rewards

Each mini lesson is specifically prepared to upgrade your color knowledge so you drive away understanding color challenges better than ever. You will receive specific assignments based on your level of experience. You will receive instruction tailored for your specific needs. Mixing? Seeing color? Creating harmony? Understanding warm and cool colors? After instruction, select the assignment right for you. You know what you need more help with.


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Instructor: Linda Richichi
Session Dates: May 16th 10am - 4pm ($150.00)

Acrylic for Absolute Beginners With Nancy Reed Jones

This class is for folks who have always wanted to learn to paint but are intimidated by the more advanced classes. Students will learn the basic techniques and principles they will need to create beautiful acrylic paintings. classes will give you the foundational skills required to paint in the tactile and easy to work with medium that is acrylic

6:30-8:30pm Weds. evenings

Materials List

Paints (Windsor & Newton or Grumbacher) tube acrylics.

Colors:  Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber.

11×14 canvas

long handle brushes: 1 inch flat, 1/2 inch flat, 2 rounds ( 1 large and 1 small) #0 or #1 liner brush.(short handle)

paper towels, water container, paper plates for paint





Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 3 sessions $120 nonmembers, $100 members, $80 online
Session Dates: January 9th 16th 23rd Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
January 9th 16th 23rd Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
January 9th ($40.00)
January 16th ($40.00)
January 23rd ($40.00)
February 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
February 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
February 6th ($40.00)
February 13th ($40.00)
February 20th ($40.00)
March 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
March 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
March 6th ($40.00)
March 13th ($40.00)
March 20th ($40.00)

Sip and Paint Party with Nancy Reed Jones

Create beautiful luminous paintings and charming projects! Instructor will paint with you step by step to help you complete an amazing work of art that you can take home the same night. Even if you have never painted before, this experience will bring out your hidden talents!  Materials, smocks, and cookies included. Feel free to bring additional snacks or beverages!  Reserve your spot now!


Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: February 26th 6:30-8:30 Wildflowers ($35.00)
March 12th 6:30-8:30 Spring Daffodils ($35.00)

Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones

head shot NancyBeginner through advanced acrylic painting workshop. Step by Step with Instructor Fine Art Acrylic Classes: Students will work step by step with Nancy Reed Jones to complete beautiful works of art. Students may also bring their own photos to work from independently and will receive help from instructor.  Relaxing music and refreshments.
Class Time: Tuesdays 1-3pm ongoing at WRS or online: How an online class works
This class is OPEN TO ALL MEDIUMS and geared toward beginners to advanced. 
Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: January 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 ($120.00)
January 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
January 5th ($30.00)
January 12th ($30.00)
January 19th ($30.00)
January 26th ($30.00)
February 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 ($120.00)
February 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
February 5th ($30.00)
February 12th ($30.00)
February 19th ($30.00)
February 26th ($30.00)
March 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 ($120.00)
March 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
March 5th ($30.00)
March 12th ($30.00)
March 19th ($30.00)
March 26th ($30.00)
Repeating Dates: Tuesday ($30.00)