SPRING 2019 CLASSES

April 15 - June 8

NEW this spring semester, non-members will be allowed to take one full evening class (if space allows) at member price, to entice new membership.
One time only.
Sponsoring member must take the class as well.

Please revisit our upcoming TECHNIQUE WEEK workshops.
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TO REGISTER, e-mail Angel Dean at angel@providenceartclub.org
See below for registration and policies
Click HERE for overview of all Spring Classes
MONDAYS
Mondays, April 15 - June 3
9am-noon, no class 5/27
WATERCOLOR PAINTING:
with Bill Lane
Wet, dry, and everything in between

During the spring class session, we’ll review planning your painting with a sketch and a value sketch; we’ll look at the elements of design, the principles of design, composition, and the focal point of your painting. We’ll explore different watercolor techniques, wetness and dryness of the paper, and experiment with multi-color washes.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $70
Paint from your own images or set up a still life but make sure you are passionate about your subject. It will show in your work!

Some knowledge of watercolor painting will be helpful and drawing skills are even more helpful.
Mondays, April 15 - June 3
1-4pm, no class 5/27
PORTRAITURE:
with Kate Huntington
Guest Instructor
Kate Huntington has been studying portrait painting since the 70’s. In 1992, she started hosting an open weekly portrait painting group that is still very popular today. Besides getting to explore new ideas and techniques of her own, as a result, Kate has developed a keen eye as to producing a solid portrait as well as a good likeness. In this class, Kate will share her approach to painting the portrait by giving a quick demo on the first session, allowing students to watch her put emphasis on her strong drawing skills while building up color. Students will then work on their own pieces while Kate gives one on one attention to each individual. Rather then teaching formulas, Kate will be teaching each student how to learn to see better to improve his or her portrait rendering skills. Students are free to work with whatever medium they choose. We’ll be working with a different model every week.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: 
$70 + $28 model fee = $98
Materials:  Kate works in oils but students are welcome to bring their medium of choice. Emphasis will be on drawing and form rather than magic formulas. It is suggested that students bring at least a warm and cool of each primary color, and some white.

Mondays, April 15 - June 3
1-4pm, no class 5/27
OPEN PRINT STUDIO:
with Ruth A.B. Clegg and Elena Obelenus
Renting the Print Studio is available to experienced printmakers and to member artists with extensive printmaking experience from taking print classes offered at the Club.

Ruth Clegg and/or Elena Obelenus will monitor the open studio.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.
Limited to 3 print makers
Bring your own printing materials.

Sign Up with Angel for a block of time:
$50 April 15, 22, 29
$50 May 6, 13, 20
or create your own combo of sessions
Artists must bring own plates, printing inks or paints, print paper, rags and tarlatan/cheesecloth. Renting the studio includes the use of the press, cutting mats, rollers & brayers, solarplate exposure equipment (must have and use your own dot screen) and plate cutter, newsprint, cleaning supplies and hand-soap.
TUESDAYS
Tuesdays, April 16 - June 4
9am-noon
PASTEL PAINTING:
with Michele Poirier-Mozzone
Whether you are an experienced pastelist or new to this expressive medium, all are welcome. Michele will demonstrate various pastel techniques. Participants are welcome to work from their own reference photos or a still-life set up in class. Emphasis is placed on accurate drawing, planning a successful composition, and achieving accurate values while exploring this unique and versatile medium.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Tuesdays, April 16 - June 4
9am-noon
PRINTMAKING:
with Betsy Zimmerman
Explore some of the intriguing ways to create monotypes. Try chine collé, trace monotypes, stencil variations (dried plant life), or some unique way that you may develop yourself. Use a technique you enjoy or try something new. Share the joy of printing with a group of interested learners. Basic skills are covered for newcomers as well as for returning printers.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Materials Fee: $15 (paid to instructor)

WAIT LIST ONLY
Tuesdays, April 16 - June 4
1-4pm
PAINTING WITH PASSION:
with Anthony Tomaselli
This class is all about Passion. I will help you to relinquish the fear that holds you back from the truly expressive paintings that you would like to achieve. We will work from photographs, still life, or any other subject matter you would like. This class is about letting loose. Oil, acrylic, pastel, or any other medium is welcomed.
So I encourage you to PAINT! Have courage -- don't be too comfortable where you are -- experiment -- splash -- scrape -- blend -- draw -- paint -- sculpt -- Don't Fear the Unknown -- Embrace it -- Be Challenged by it -- But most of all Enjoy every minute of it!

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Tuesdays, April 16 - June 4
5-8pm
FIGURE/LIFE DRAWING:
with Gail Armstrong
Figure drawing is one of the best tools for learning how to draw anything since it involves comparing size relationships and judging angles by eye. These are skills usefull in painting landscapes and still lifes. Instruction will be given to beginners during breaks, and any media can be used. The main focus of the class is to capture gesture, so the poses will run from 2 min. to 20 min. and a variety of models will be used.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: 
$80 + $40 model fee = $120

Materials:  Feel free to use whatever media you feel most comfortable with (pencil, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, colored pencil, etc.)
WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5
9am-2:30pm
PAC ATELIER
OPEN STUDIO:
with Carol Beagan & Catherine McKinnon
Share the experience that the Masters shared in a true atelier environment. This is a unique engagement for all levels of painters... an atmosphere where ideas and techniques are readily exchanged. It will be an experience that will enhance your art skills. Artists of all levels are welcome.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $48
Wednesdays, April 24 - June 5
9am-noon
MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING:
with Abba Cudney
This time is open to anyone with experience in the monotype printmaking process. This is an open studio style course where students are free to work on their own projects, all while having open critiques and dialogue with the class. Work will be approached in a fun and casual way. Abba will offer any instruction and guidance needed in the monotype process, such as showing various techniques to create a monotype like reductive, additive, trace monotype, image transfers, multiple plates, and collage.

Please note that this class starts one week later than other classes.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio

Class Fee: $70
Materials Fee: $15 (paid to instructor)
Abba Cudney was born and raised outside of Chicago, IL. She moved to New Hampshire in 2011 and earned her BFA in Painting and Printmaking at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She graduated from NHIA with a minor in printmaking. She has exhibited in Italy, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Providence, and throughout New Hampshire. Abba is a valued Gallery Assistant at the Providence Art Club .
Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5
5-7pm
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
with Michael Rose
In this lecture-series style class we will explore the history of photography from its earliest iterations to the current day. Whether it be the camera obscura used by artists like Vermeer or the iPhones so popular today, photographic technologies have been important throughout the history of art. This class will give students an opportunity to learn more about the history of photography as a medium for fine art as well as for documentation, photojournalism, and as a technology that influenced artists working in other media. 

Location: Founders Room

Class Fee: $60

BONUS: Members who register for this class may bring one (1) guest to each class at no extra charge!
Michael Rose i s an art historian, gallerist, and appraiser who has served as the Gallery Manager at the Art Club since 2014. Michael earned his BA in Art History from Providence College and his Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. Michael completed his undergraduate thesis on the work of photographer Francesca Woodman and has spoken on her work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He additionally has studied appraisal of vintage photographs with the Appraisers Association of America.
Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5
6-9pm
UNTANGLING YOUR SUBJECT — EXPLORING PAINTING:
with Kathy Hodge
“I exaggerate, I sometimes make changes to the subject, but still I don’t invent the whole of the painting; on the contrary, I find it ready-made—but to be untangled— in the real world.”—Vincent van Gogh, to Emile Bernard

Kathy Hodge will work one on one with students of all skill levels to gain an enhanced understanding of your subject, uncovering what initially attracted you, and what you would like to communicate. Preparing studies in black and white and color before beginning your painting will help you work out your composition and gain insight into the underlying abstract structure. This insight will make you aware of pattern, abstraction, and connections in the real world and will strengthen your visual language, resulting in a stronger painting that reflects your personal explorations.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $80
You should bring reference material of your choice, which could be photographs or objects. The important thing is that you find your subject matter compelling. We will go over how to choose your image, the importance of drawing, color mixing, composition, structure, paint handling, and studio tools. I work primarily in oils but you may work in either oils or acrylic.

Throughout the classes we will have supportive and constructive group critiques and discuss what we feel is working, or what we are struggling with, and share thoughts on materials and techniques.
Kathy Hodge has been painting since she first picked up her parent’s brushes at the age of 16. Like her parents, she attended RISD and has a BFA in painting from the Swain School of Design. Kathy has been appointed Artist in Residence at 14 National Parks and Forests and was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in 2017. Her work is in private, corporate, national park, and museum collections.
THURSDAYS
Thursdays, April 18 - June 6
9am-noon
LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING:
with Craig Masten
Traditional Figure/Life class working with a nude model every week. Each class begins with gesture poses to practice how to put natural movement and expression into figures, followed by a long pose to allow more finished work. All levels of experience and any media are welcome, with individual instruction focused on the needs and wants of each participant.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: 
$80 + $40 model fee = $120

Materials: Participants are welcome to use all mediums of their choice. Soft stick charcoal and a medium to large pad of white drawing paper are useful as a general choice.
Thursdays, April 18 - June 6
9am-noon
INTRO TO WATERCOLOR: From the Beginning!
with Susan Klas Wright
Loose and lively painting! Learn to work with the fluid movement of watercolor, how to develop your own unique interpretation of the reference photo or drawing, and how to paint loosely in representational style and semi-abstract style. This class is for beginners and relative newcomers to watercolor painting.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio

Class Fee: $80
Thursdays, April 18 - June 6
1-4pm
STILL LIFE PAINTING:
with Dora Atwater Millikin
Students will learn about the formal issues and elements of painting such as composition, drawing skills, color, light, value, and surface technique. Returning students will be expected to push the limits with what they know about painting and will talk about their 'intent' during the critiques. This class is for all skill levels.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Thursdays, April 18 - June 6
1-4pm
SOLARPLATE PRINTMAKING:
with Carol FitzSimonds & Elena Obelenus
Students will work with new 21st century photopolymer plate, UV light and tap water to make a printable surface. Easy, safe, and fast, these printmaking plates are ready to print in 20 minutes. Instruction will cover all the ways to create images on these plates, multiple approaches to printing them as well as other printmaking techniques that can be combined with solarplate. The possibilities are as exciting as they are numerous. Open to all members.

Carol and Elena are passionate, dedicated, award-winning artists with years of experience to share.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Materials Fee: $20 (paid to instructor)

WAIT LIST ONLY
Thursdays, April 18 - June 6
6-9pm
COLLAGE, MIXED MEDIA, and ABSTRACT PAINING:
with Kevin Gilmore
All skill levels are welcome for this chance to learn new techniques in collage and mixed media. We will use my “wet” method of collage-making, and work with building textures. Acrylic transfer methods will also be covered. Emphasis will be on using the elements of design through collage to explore composition and will include constructive critiques at the end of each class. These group discussions create a supportive artistic environment that facilitates new modes of seeing and ways to build upon your own artistic practice. One-on-one instruction, demonstrations, and slide-shows will empower learners to broaden their creative process.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Materials Fee: $20 (paid to instructor)
FRIDAYS
Fridays, April 19 - June 7
9am-Noon
PORTRAITS IN PASTEL:
with Raymond Finelli
Doing a portrait of a sitting model is a challenge that is unlike any other form of art because the total effort is focused on making the portrait become the image of a sitting model. In Raymond Finelli's Portrait Class you will receive individual attention and enjoy the ambiance of fellow students. You'll find yourself thinking about things you hadn't thought about before: Sketches and Sketching; Eyes, nose, mouth - making them fit; Modeling; Lighting and Shadows.
Whether your medium is charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic, or watercolor, whether you're a beginner or experienced, you'll see a big change in what you can do after only a few lessons. You'll come away each day with a sense of excitement.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Fee: 
$80 + $32 model fee = $112
For those artists working in charcoal or pastel, bring 19" x 25" pastel paper. Paper size is important to allow for changes and to give the image "breathing space," and we always encourage drawing in life size. We start at 9:00 o'clock sharp and break at 10:00 for about 15 minutes for coffee and relaxation. When we resume we work for 20 minute periods with 5 minute breaks until noon.

 Materials:   For members working in pastel or charcoal: bring pastels, charcoal, and paper. Recommended: 19 1/2" x 25 1/2" Canson Mi-Teintes acid-free paper, Sky Blue. For members working in oil or acrylic: bring paints, Gamsol mineral spirits, canvas, covered board or composition paper for oil painting.

Fridays, April 19 - June 7
9am-Noon
BOOKBINDING:
SOPHISTICATED STITCHING:
with Suzette Cozzens
In this class, students will sew a series of five books each building in complexity:
Basic Longstitch
Embellished Longstitch
Soft Cover Coptic
Hard Cover Coptic
French Link Stitch

The session will begin with a brief review of bookbinding basics, including: folding, cutting, scoring, gluing, and troubleshooting.The beauty of each of these structures is their versatility and ability to lie flat when opened.This is a great class for those interested in customizing their own ideas and designs. This is an Intermediate/Advanced bookbinding class.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: $80
Materials Fee: $50 (paid to instructor)
Supplies needed:
cutting mat
cutting knife + scissors
ruler
bone folder
glue stick
wax paper
pencil
white pencil
glue brushes (standard, all-purpose art brushes are fine...good to have several sizes)
Fridays, April 19 - June 7
1-4pm
Painting One on One:
with Shawn Kenney
All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. I will work with students individually to determine the direction, intensity, and outcome of the class, with extensive one-on-one coaching and critiques each class. My goal in the classroom is to create a safe haven for personal exploration and growth. I do not teach how to work "my way." I'm here to help you find  your  way.

Each student comes in with something specific in mind -- for instance, getting over a fear of paint, or copying an old family photo. For more advanced students, it's pushing and refining vision, improving sense of color, preparing a body of work for gallery submission, etc.

Materials: paints & surfaces that you are comfortable working with.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $80
REGISTRATION AND POLICIES
NEW this spring semester, non-members will be allowed to take
one evening class (full semester/8 sessions, if space allows)
at member price , to entice new membership.
One time only.
Sponsoring member must take the class as well.
Otherwise, spring classes are for Art Club members only.

TO REGISTER for spring classes, email Angel Dean at angel@providenceartclub.org

If you are not a member, and you are interested in membership, please contact  Angel Dean in Membership Services to find out how to become a member. 
 
Class Enrollment
Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. If enrollment maximum is reached, your name will be added to a wait list. If an enrolled student cancels, the Art Club will notify the first person on the wait list. Unfortunately, the Providence Art Club is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. The Art Club strives to provide the highest quality art classes with various media for all members.

  • Members will be billed for each class they register for.
  • Portrait and Figure Class students will be charged an additional model fee.
  • If space allows, spouses of members may sign up for classes for an additional fee of $25 (class fee, model fee, and materials fee still apply).
  • Please review our guidelines for STUDIO ETIQUETTE and for ORIENTATION.
Contact us:
Providence Art Club 11 Thomas Street Providence RI 02903 (401) 331-1114