Jeannine Bestoso
401- 714- 7263

Lets do some art and have some fun!



NEW CLASSES             EVENTS               PRESS


                                                     2017 Classes Around Town 


Spring Classes at the Edward King House
and the Newport Art Museum 

2017  Spring Classes:  Drawing and Painting
To register for Edward King House classes call Carmella 401 846-7426

Tuesdays 12:30 to 2:30  
6 classes - 4 / 4,  4 /11, 4 /18, 4 / 25, 4 /25, 5 / 2, 5 /8

  click on image of Peter's painting at left to view flyer on registration for April classes by Friday's March 27 deadline.  

View Peter Pochana's painting to see
 his series of a first time exploration of color relationships, design and whimsy. 



2017 Spring Classes: 
Carving with Plaster 
Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00
5 classes - 4 / 5, 4 /12, 4 /19, 4 /26, 5/3

Register on line by copying and pasting the link below:

  click on image to see flyer for Carving with Plaster.

  Click on the image to see a detailed description on carving. 

      View a variety of artwork by some former students from previous studio locations 


Drawings by Jeannine 

                                       Drawing is the key foundation skill for artists.                                                       





Edward King House Class Description

Learn studio foundations in your medium of choice, 
try a new medium or continue on a an established path. Resources are available to help students with their choices for subject matter.  Still life setups are available. 

 work with graphite, charcoal, pen, brush and ink, colored pencils and pastels.  

Drawing is the foundation skill for any artist. Many students say they need to practice and understand how drawing works.  
We work from master drawings and still life settings to train the eye to see all the nuances
of line, shape, the effects of lighting, shading, and texture and the discerning elements of design and composition. 
PAINTING: work with any water base paints or oils.  
Students will work from their own photos, drawings, and life expe
riences to create their own compositions. 
Guidance and support is always available for color choices and mixing, the how tos of painting techniques, critical considerations and adjustments with an ongoing work, demonstrations and information about
painting materials. 

             Jane Hence, Oils                                 Margo, Oils                           
Margo, Oils
             Sam, Water color                      Bob Clark, Graphite                           Sam, Watercolor 

                      Virginia painting                                       Virginia, Pastel  
                                                       Sam's lighthouse 

                                   Cherry working on a portrait of her dogs

                    Coming to the Edward King House     
Beginning in Spring 2017
                                       Bestoso Studio Workshops

April - Follow the Leader  (description below)
April - Mindful Drawing - The Still Life
May - A Therapeutic Art Series: Grief, Addiction, Discovering Personal Self Affirmations 
Pre-registration is required for approval to be in any of the workshops in this series. 


Follow the Leader 
For a Private Party:  contact Jeannine at 401-714-7263 or 847-8034

                                                         Edward Hopper Painting by Jeannine Bestoso, acrylic

Minimum: 6 students / Maximum 6 or 7  students
COST: $30. person pre-pay or $35. at the door  / includes supplies
Workshop Description:

You will learn step by step on how to start and finish a painting. Some do it in 3 hours. 
You get the basics down and build to the level that satisfies you.  Options for subject matter
within a group are available with step by step handouts.  

Option1: Follow your own lead.

Work on your own ideas or choose from instructor's resources.
Option 2: Follow instructor's lead.
Try it.  Its fun and relaxing and you won't believe you did it!

View some of the steps below to see how the painting Fog Warning by Winslow Homer was 
developed. (Beginning and final steps are not shown.)

Fog Warning step 3    Fog Warning step 5    Fog Warning step 7
 What we're aiming for: 
Each artist's own interpretation of the Homer painting below in regards to color, style,
expression and personal preferences. Each artist completes a unique painting.  

               Fog Warning by Winslow Homer 
                                  Fog Warning by Homer                 Copy by Jeannine Bestoso

                                          Follow the Leader    
                               Some Painters and Their Paintings
                                   Classes from 2012 and 2013


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