Children's Classes

Art on Vacation

with Lynne DeBeer

Rhode Island April School Vacation

Portsmouth Arts Guild

Ages 7 – 12

April 18 – 22nd

Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 2:30

Tuition:  $175


Students explore color and drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and printmaking.   Inspired by nature, people, the environment; students will explore great artists like Jasper Johns, David Hockney Keith Haring, Wayne Thiebaud, Winslow Homer, Andy Goldsworthy, Picasso and many more.   Each day will focus on an element of art and creative technique.

Students will learn about both modern and historical art and artists from around the world.

We will use a variety of topics including nature, animals, portraiture, land and seascapes, still life, street art.  Students will work on individual and collaborative projects.

Lynne DeBeer, Vacation Art Camp, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Lynne DeBeer, Vacation Art Camp, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Lynne DeBeer, Vacation Art Camp, Portsmouth Arts Guild

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It all started when…

I was old enough to hold a crayon, scissors, paper and explore backyard haunts.  My early creative and fantastical adventures in the basement included building cities out of cardboard, designing names and nametags for my friends, creating the big fort, painting masterpieces, creating and delivering circus festivals to raise money in the neighborhood and organizing everything that could be organized but didn’t need it.  With a lot of gratitude for my loving grandfather who drove me everywhere, I started taking art classes at 7 years old and have not stopped since.


My early private studios with Henri Senneur and classes at the Art Students League of NYC and Pratt University gave me the confidence to move on to earn a BA at Skidmore College and pursue further studies at the Vermont Studio Center, Bennington College and UMASS Dartmouth in printingmaking, bookmaking and painting.

A 40 year career in graphics, art directing and design gave me food, clothing and shelter; while I always pursued my advocation of painting, teaching and volunteering as board member at museums, art schools and art agencies.

I have been an arts administrator (museum), fine arts consultant (Dumont Landis-NYC) and have worked with youth and artists for over 30 years to develop and market their work.  I am currently experiencing the joy of teaching visual art and design part time at Sophia Academy (an independent middle school for low income girls) in Providence RI as well as assisting this institution in developing and executing an arts expansion plan to include music, dance, theater, visual technology and design.

My personal work as well as student work can be found on my website

With thanks to our generous sponsors

Prudence Island Quilters Guild