Monotype Fundamentals:
Working into an Inked Surface
with Betsy Zimmerman

Saturday, April 24
Join Betsy in this one day workshop to learn more about monotypes! You will learn to develop images by removing ink from the plate surface with a variety of tools and working back in as the image develops. After the first printing, the plate can be used to develop a second image, called “the ghost”.

Plexiglass, inks, bracers, and paper will be provided. 

Tools needed: 
Anything pointed to make lines; toothpicks, sticks, pencils, etc.
Black and white sketches or photos to work from.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Size Limit: 10 students

Fee: $30 member
Mosaic Workshop
with Corinne McKeown

Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9
Through a combination of short lecture, demonstration, and one-on-one design and fabrication support, Corinne will introduce you to the world of Mosaic Art and support you in learning about new methods and resources to enhance your creativity through mosaics. Workshop is suitable for students with a range of experience, including those brand new to mosaic art. Students will learn about concepts integral to mosaic art, different types of tesserae, andamento (lines between the glass), adhesives, mosaic tools and cutting techniques, substrates and grouting. The benefits of using beads in mosaic art will be highlighted, as will techniques for incorporating beads and objects into your mosaic art.

A small variety of basic vitreous glass tile, stained glass will be provided as fillers/for backgrounds, however participants will be provided links to suppliers of glass and beads to select and purchase, prior to class, unique materials and color schemes to suit their preferences. There will also be a selection of fancy tesserae and beads for sale on site.

Students may elect, prior to class, to make a Mirror or Mandala wall hanging.

Instructor will be available for design and materials consultation via Zoom prior to class.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Size Limit: 10 students

Fee: $225 member
Corinne's Artist Statement

"Throughout my life, I have always felt aligned with my highest purpose when creating something beautiful – especially with something that, by itself, might otherwise not be. Mosaic art is the perfect form of expression for this passion; it is about the power of transformation. Among other things, mosaic art offers endless opportunities for discarded or treasured items to become part of something whole and unique and meaningful.

Mosaicking is not just a ‘feel good’ activity. The process of selecting and connecting the elements of size, color, texture and shape, has helped me develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking and patience – ever negotiating for a work of art the best possible execution and outcome for function or decor.

Mosaics is a very forgiving art where imperfections can be embraced to add interest and texture, and highlight other parts of the work, thereby presenting important lessons for life in general.
I want everything I do to bring value and beauty to my community and our world. Becoming a better artist maximizes my ability to do so."
Register by emailing Abba Cudney at

Workshop Enrollment
Workshop size is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Providence Art Club members will have the first opportunity to enroll. If enrollment maximum is reached, you may add your name to a wait list. The Art Club strives to provide the highest quality art classes in various media.

Cancellation Policy
+ In the event you are unable to attend a workshop you have registered for, please contact Abba Cudney
+ The Providence Art Club may find it necessary to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment or other scheduling conflicts. If this occurs, registered members will be contacted and refunded the full course fee.
Contact us:
Providence Art Club 11 Thomas Street Providence RI 02903 (401) 331-1114