Sankofa Community Connection officially opens new location

During an outdoor ceremony with guests socially distanced, Sankofa Community Connection cut the ribbon on its new headquarters at 2 Broadway in Newport. The four-year-old organization is a member of the Rhode Island Expansion Arts current cohort.

Sankofa’s mission is to increase pride of place within the African American Community of Newport County through social gatherings, community discussions on institutional racism and race, and historical education to “reveal, honor and celebrate the cultural heritage of African Americans of early Newport.” When it’s safe to convene, Sankofa plans to hold an open house. Click here to read more.

Warwick Center for the Arts offers Presidents Week Workshops for Youth

Presidents Week Workshop – Printmaking from Nature

Ages 6-12, February 18 (9:30am – 12:00pm)

Join us for a fun-filled workshop focused on creativity and intuition. We will examine common textural objects found in nature as well as everyday household and recycled materials and use in our printmaking. We will build and print with our own handmade blocks.  The options are endless!

Instructor: Aileen Quinn

Cost: $30 WCFA Members/$35 Non-Members

Presidents Week Workshop – Collage/Paper Sculpture

Ages 6-12, February 19 (9:30am – 12:00pm)

This workshop will bring a new dimension to paper exploration. We will discover the possibilities with various types of paper substrate including pressed dried natural items, shiny, smooth, rough, soft … countless objects can be used in collage.  Students will have fun customizing their personal collages and 3-D masterpieces!

Instructor: Aileen Quinn

Cost: $30 WCFA Members/$35 Non-Members

For more information, visit the Warwick Center for the Arts youth classes page.

Warwick Center for the Arts offers Art Class for Ages 3-5

Tiny Hands: Exploratory Art

Ages 3-5

Three Thursdays, 10-11am, February 6, 13 and 20

Join us for creative fun! Sensory exploration is a large part of the artistic experience. This series of classes will introduce children ages 3 – 5 to art projects which will allow them to express their creativity while engaging their other senses. These tactile projects will encourage children to use all modes of their creativity. A parent or guardian must be in attendance (no drop-offs)

Instructor: Rebecca Stockdill

Cost: $45 for a 3-class series. $5 discount for current WCFA members

For more information and to register, visit Warwick Center for the Arts youth classes page.