SPRING 2020 CLASSES
March 30 - June 5
TO REGISTER, e-mail Abba Cudney
See below for registration and policies


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If you register for an evening class , please know that you will be able to order food from the bar menu or soup/sandwich/salad from the kitchen. Also, Angell's Lane will be open for drinks. This way, you can come directly from work and not go hungry (or thirsty).
MONDAYS
Mondays, March 30 - June 1
9am-noon, no class April 27, May 25
Watercolor Painting
Intermediate/Advanced:
with Bill Lane
Wet, dry, and everything in between

During the Winter class session, we’ll explore: different watercolor techniques, wetness and dryness of the paper, and experiment with multi-color washes -- all through a series of exercises.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $88
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!

Hint: Solid planning, a value sketch, and drawing skills are essential for the artist in developing their watercolor painting.
Mondays, March 30 - June 1
1-4pm, no class April 27, May 25
Representational Painting and Drawing:
with Kelly McCullough
Kelly will guide the class using techniques from the Sight-Size method to help students improve their drawing and painting skills. Subject matter is optional and can be a still-life, a favorite photo of a person or landscape, a plaster cast; whatever inspires the student to develop a beautiful piece of art. Email Kelly if you need suggestions for subject matter and what materials you’ll need. This will be a fun, laid back class open to all levels.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Limited to 15 students

Class Fee: $88
Materials:
F or drawing: Assorted pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, eraser, drawing paper.
For painting: palette, canvas, brushes, paints (white, yellow, red, blue - and any others you use), gamsol.
TUESDAYS
Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2
9am-noon, no class April 28
Pastel Painting:
with Susan Aitcheson & Valerie Albert Weingard
Through demonstrating various techniques, and constructive class critiques, Susan and Valerie will help guide your progress in working with this vibrant medium. Students will concentrate on honing their drawing and mark making skills, balancing a composition, and improving color harmony. Emphasis will always be on creating form with light and shadow. The subject matter is up to the student, who can work from their photos, or a still life from a set up in class. All experience levels are welcome.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Limited to 15 students

Class Fee: $99
Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2
1-4pm
no class April 28
Painting with Passion:
with Anthony Tomaselli
There is something about this creative process of making art that keeps bringing us back to IT! A passion…..a question that needs to be answered….that special feeling we get when doing it…..the camaraderie of others involved in this similar journey. Why do you keep coming back?

The main focus of this class will be YOU! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran of painting (making art), the journey begins with you. We will together define your goals and set out to achieve them. The ultimate goal for you is to learn and improve.

Yes we will work on fundamentals, yes we will discuss traditional as well as contemporary art applications, yes we will critique at the end of each class -- my goal is to inspire and challenge.

So I encourage you to Paint! Have courage, don’t be too comfortable where you are: experiment, splash, scrape, blend, draw, paint…and sculpt. Don’t fear the unknown. Embrace it. Be challenged by it. Most of all, enjoy every minute of it!

PS: we gather at 11:30am or so at the Members' Table in the Café and break bread. After class, we will regroup in Angell's Lane for nosh and beverage.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $99
Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2
5-7pm
no class April 28
Classic Cinema:
Foreign Films:
with Paul Stein
How to get new people interested in Cinema? Most of us go to the movies for entertainment. That’s great, but movies can go beyond. I’ll prove to you that film can be art. Some of the greatest films ever made are not in English. The American movie audience rarely sees any film not in our native language. Now at The Providence Art Club, you can come and see the magic of some films masters.

All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles. A short introduction will precede each film and a discussion will follow the film.


Location: Maxwell Mays Gallery and/or the Print Room

Class Fee: $99
BONUS: Members who register for this class may bring one (1) guest to each class at no extra charge! You will be able to order food from the bar menu or soup/sandwich/salad from the kitchen. And don't forget, Angell's Lane bar will be open.
Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2
5-8pm
no class April 7
no class April 28
The Draped Model:
with Karen Murtha
"Explore your talents and enjoy a class focused on figure drawing from one of our carefully selected, professional live models."

In this course we will be using a spot lit model with the goal of learning to understand and draw the human figure. They will be partially draped with soft clothing or fabric for longer poses.

Understanding the structure of anatomy and learning the proportions, perspective and correct relationships, we will all be part of accomplishing a correct rendering of the figure. Drapery will add another level to your drawing. Establishing how it lays on and contours to the body, portraying the folds, creases and patterns or print of the fabric is a fun challenge. Light and shadow will play an important part in defining the form.

We will begin with 5 to 10 minute poses to establish the proportions, gesture and movement of the figure. As class progresses, the length of time for poses will be extended to develope definition, edges and proper shading to establish the complete form.

Some drawing experience is helpful but I encourage new artists, especially, to experience an actual model set up. Instructor assistance will be provided.

Appropriate for all levels.
Don't forget, you will be able to order food from the bar menu or soup/sandwich/salad from the kitchen. Angell's Lane will be open for drinks.

Materials :   Feel free to use whatever media you feel most comfortable with (pencil, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, colored pencil, etc.)

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $128
Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2
9am-noon
no class April 21
no class April 28
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.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio

Class Fee: $88
Limited to 7 students
Materials Fee: $15 (paid to instructor)

Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2
1-4pm
no class April 28
Open Print Studio:
with Ruth Clegg
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 will monitor the open studio.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.
Bring your own printing materials.
Limited to 4 students

Class Fee: $50
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.
WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays, April 1 - June 3
9am-2:30pm no class April 29
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: $60
Detail from painting by Dora Atwater Millikin
Wednesdays, April 1 - June 3
4-7pm
no class April 29
Painting the Landscape
and Beyond :
with Sam Green
In this class Sam will show students how to paint quickly and with a strong eye. We'll aim to capture what it feels like to be in the landscape, and to experience a still life without objectifying too strongly as we continue to focus more on the painting than our reference. Students will seek to answer one of the most important questions, “Why is it paint?” Through a series of lectures, demonstrations, painting prompts, and encouraging critiques, students will learn more effective ways to paint alluring landscapes and the occasional still life. This class will focus specifically on oil painting as a medium but Sam welcomes students to use acrylic paints as well.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Limited to 15 students

Class Fee: $99


Materials: Multiple reference landscape photos. A full range of paint colors in acrylic or oil (preferably NOT student grade). Students should bring rags, a variety of brushes and a couple flat edge pallet knives. In addition students should bring a good number of cheap surfaces to work on.
Wednesdays, April 1 - June 3
9am-noon no class April 29
Intro to Watercolor:
Loose & Lively!
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
Limited to 8 students

Class Fee: $99
Wednesdays, April 1 - June 3
1-4pm no class April 29
The Woodcut -- a Primer of Techniques:
with Lisa Goddard
Single plate, multiple plate and reduction woodcuts will be your focus as you explore the art of woodblock printmaking. Discover the marks that woodcut chisels and gouges make. Learn how to transfer your image from your key line plate to additional plates for accurate registration. Explore multi-plate color woodcuts using ink transparency to create colors. Try your hand at reduction woodcuts, and end the class by creating your own design as a small edition of work. Working small, each week we will build on the exercises of the previous weeks to give you the skills to pursue your own work.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio
Limited to 8 students

Class Fee: $99
THURSDAYS
Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
9am-noon no class April 30
Life Drawing & Painting:
with Craig Masten
Traditional Figure/Life class working with a different 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: $144
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. Jerry’s Art Store has an affordable acid free newsprint “Colossal” 18x24” 100 sheet drawing pad I use.


Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
1-4pm no class April 30
Painting:
with Dora Atwater Millikin
This class is for artists painting solely in oil paints at all ability levels. Students will be expected to follow class guidelines and lessons and to not bring in their own subject matter. They will learn about the formal issues and elements of painting through a very precisely prepared schedule based on the atelier-style discipline of the Old Masters. Each class will end with an interactive critique.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: $99
Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
10am-1pm no class April 30
Drawing in the RISD Museum:
with Frances Middendorf
Students will be given a series of exercises that highlight works of art at the RISD Museum. We will explore the whole collection from furniture, textiles, works on paper, design as well as paintings. Students will be asked to transcribe works - draw accurately, perceptively as well as interpret the art in the collection. A homework assignment is encouraged. Special behind the scenes visits will be included. Open to all levels. The class should improve one’s ability to see, to draw and to learn about the art history and methods and materials of the artists.

Location: RISD Museum


Materials: Easy to carry sketchbook, Bristol board Vellum finish with a support (small easy to carry drawing board or hard cardboard. A variety of pencils from 4-6 B,2B, HB, F. White eraser and kneaded eraser. Artist tape and paper towels optional.

Students can opt to gather for lunch back at the Art Club after class.

Class Fee: $99
Limited to 15 students
"Frances Middendorf's classes are a delightful blend of drawing, studying art history, and stimulating your imagination, all while exploring the historic and notable art treasures of the RISD Museum. Her knowledge of the different periods and civilizations represented in the museum are astounding and informative. Her delight in our finished work makes her a most sympathetic and enthusiastic teacher and she is quite adept at providing a supportive experience for all from beginner to advanced." - Anne Carty
Thurdays, April 2 - June 4
5-8pm no class April 30
Portraiture:
with Kate Huntington
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.

Materials :   I work in oils but the students are welcome to bring their medium of choice. The emphasis will be on drawing and form rather then magic formulas. It is suggested that the student bring at least a warm or cool of each color and some white.
 
I will be concentrating on a head and shoulders portrait, and find that a 12x16 canvas is a good size. I find that a canvas paper is great for the studies….saves money and space. Canson Canva-pad is my choice. Bring your favorite medium (Gamsol mineral spirits, Galkyd, or neo meglip) and brushes etc. Please read the attached studio guidelines about our  Pack It In, Pack It Out  policy. 



Class Fee: $135
Don't forget, you will be able to order food from the bar menu or soup/sandwich/salad from the kitchen. Angell's Lane will be open for drinks.
Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
9am-noon, no class April 30
Sewn and Boxed:
with Suzi Cozzens
In this class students will get a brief overview of binding techniques and then move on to bind four elegant, non-adhesive exposed-spine structures; sewn-to-cord, buttonhole, herringbone and longstitch. Upon completion of these four structures, we'll create a bookcloth-covered box in which to house them. Open to all levels.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: $99
Materials Fee: $45 (paid to instructor)
Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
1-4pm no class April 30
Solar Printmaking:
with Carol FitzSimonds & Elena Obelenus
Students will work with 21 st century photopolymer plates using UV light and tap water to make a printable surface. Easy, safe, and fast, these 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.
Limited to 8 students

Class Fee: $99
Materials Fee: $20 (paid to instructor)

FRIDAYS
Fridays, April 3 - June 5
9am-noon no class May 1
Portraits in Pastel:
with Raymond Finelli
If you like sketching, drawing or painting people and faces you'll love Ray Finelli's portrait class. We feature identity of a sitting model…. whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, you will find yourself thinking about things you hadn’t thought about before – facial features, lights and shadows, modeling and its effect on your portrait – and you’ll get individual attention throughout.  Come to class, experience the joy of seeing the sitter’s image begin to appear in your own work. We meet at 9:00 am, break for coffee and relaxation at 10:00, and after a short respite resume work for 20 minute periods with 5 minute breaks. We finish at 12 noon.


Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Fee: $135
 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 3 - June 5
1-4pm no class May 1
Supercharge Your Painting Skills:
with Judy Vilmain
For representational painters: this course will encourage you to push yourself and expand your repertoire of painting techniques and skills. When you continually challenge yourself you improve faster! In this course we will concentrate on the formal elements of Composition, Color, Value, and Surface to create more interesting and creative paintings. There will be still life set-ups most weeks, or you can choose to work from your own photographs. There will be oil painting demonstrations each week if you want to observe, but you can work in the medium of your choice.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Limited to 22 students

Class Fee: $99
Materials List
• Bring your usual assortment of paints, brushes, canvases or boards, etc.
• Some weeks we will work on small canvases, and I will let you know in advance.
• Be sure to have a viewfinder.
Fridays, April 3 - June 5
9am-Noon no class May 1
Egg Tempera:
with Kathy Hodge
Egg tempera starts with the egg, specifically, the yolk. Add dry pigments and a little water and you have a luminous, permanent painting medium that has intrigued artists from 4th century Egyptians to the present day. Although an ancient technique, this fascinating medium is really very simple and economical to use. In this class we will learn the history of egg tempera painting through the ages and it’s unique qualities, and explore how to use it for your own expression.

"I will demonstrate how to make the egg tempera paint, the materials you need to get started, and painting techniques such as brushwork, glazing, sponging and scumbling. We will discuss painting surfaces, best practices for handling pigments, and pigment qualities. Reference materials will be provided."

A still life will be set up, or students are welcome to paint from their own sketches, photos or objects. Materials provided include pigment pastes, palettes, small practice panels and larger panels for students to transfer drawings for their project. And of course, eggs.


Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: $99

Materials Fee: $25*
*Materials fee is payable to the teacher on the first day of class.
*Kathy will supply all materials you need for this class.
This class is suitable to those who are new to the technique, as well as those who would like to explore this medium further.

Midway through the class we will visit the RISD museum and view some impressive examples of egg tempera paintings in their wonderful Medieval gallery. Museum admission fee not included, but free Artist Memberships are available.

BIO:

Kathy Hodge is known for her oil paintings but after “inheriting” the egg tempera supplies of magic realist painter Louise Marianetti she became intrigued by the technique and has worked it into her studio practice. She attended RISD as a painting major and has a BFA in painting from the Swain School of Design in New Bedford. She has exhibited her paintings in many one person shows and has been appointed Artist-in-Residence in 11 National Parks and 2 National Forests across the country. She was the recipient of a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Painting Fellowship in 2017.
Fridays, April 3 - June 5
1-4pm no class May 1
Open Print Studio
For VETTED Printmakers ONLY
Minimal, if any, supervision.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.
Limited to 4 students

Class Fee: $50
REGISTRATION AND POLICIES
NEW -- non-members w ill be allowed to take
one evening class (full semester, if space allows)
at member price -- one time only.
Sponsoring member must take the class as well.
Otherwise, all classes are for Art Club members only.

TO REGISTER for SPRING classes, email Abba Cudney at abba@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.

What if it Snows?
If it snows, every effort will be made to get an e-mail out to the membership about cancellations and closures. You may also call the Club's answering machine message (331-1114) regarding canceled classes.
Contact us:
Providence Art Club 11 Thomas Street Providence RI 02903 (401) 331-1114