mark your calendar
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Drawing session with a clothed live model
$15 for members & guests 
Materials: Bring your own, but we will have paper & charcoal available for those who need it. Michael Manni and Shawn Kenney will preside!
A new bar menu is being introduced for the occasion.
Come and enjoy a casual evening at the Providence Art Club.
Bring a guest for a fun night of drawing from the model.
Have a drink and a snack, no long commitment.
Just a fun Girls Night Out / Boys Night Out making art.
Reservations are not required...
but if you know you're going to attend, please let Angel know.

TECHNIQUE WEEK: Little Pictures, BIG Results
Tuesday, October 9 — Friday, October 12
a series of 4 workshops with tiered pricing
You don't HAVE to be an artist to register!!
Creating a Series
with Kathrine Lovell and Christine McIntyre-Hannon
Tuesday, October 9, 1-4pm
this pairs will with the Marketing Workshop

Framing 411
with Scott Simmons (Dryden Galleries)
Wednesday, October 10, 1-4pm
this workshop is getting a lot of traction...don't be left out

Marketing Techniques to Increase Sales
with Tom Monahan and Kathy Hodge DeVault
Thursday, October 11, 1-4pm
strategies to help you sell more work this season

Two Sides of Art Collecting
with Michael Rose
Friday, October 12, 1-4pm
artist as seller and buyer -- what to look for

Come early and have lunch; stay late and have a drink.

Tiered Pricing: $45 for one workshop, $40 each for two, $35 each for three or four.

TO REGISTER, e-mail Angel Dean at angel@providenceartclub.org
Tuesday, October 9
Tuesday, October 9, 1-4pm
with Kathrine Lovell and Christine McIntyre-Hannon
The cornerstone of an artist’s body of work is a “signature style.” During this workshop, moderated by Kathrine Lovell and Christine McIntyre-Hannon, artists will practice unifying their work in subject, color palette and medium. A new series of six works will be developed for the Little Pictures Show during the workshop. Learn to self-curate, plan and manage deadlines and create for pricing uniformity. Both moderators will share their own processes and examine successful series of other Club members. Bring your choice of media, a sketch pad, artwork and/or digital photos of 10 favorite pieces done in the past two years. 

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Tiered Pricing: $45 for one workshop, $40 each for two, $35 each for three or four.
Wednesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 10, 1-4pm
FRAMING 411 with Scott Simmons
Hey! It’s Little Picture season!

Have you started your work for the show? Have you finished said work only to realize you now have to frame your paintings? And here’s the dilemma . . . do you go the DIY route and frame them yourself or do you go to your local framer? How much time is involved? Where do I even start? If these are some of your questions then this workshop is for you.

Materials you will need for this workshop
1. Yourself
2. A notebook for, well, you know
3. A painting you might be exhibiting in Little Pictures
4. A measuring tape (not a ruler). The measuring tape should be one that fits comfortably in your hand, can be attached to a belt or dumped into a purse/bag

The material’s list is small because I will be showing up with examples of framing tools, matting and framing samples.

The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to framing tools that anyone can purchase and use. To figure out how much of the work you can, or want, to do before asking a professional for help. We will talk about how to measure our work and learn the difference between “standard” and “finished” sizes. And if there is time we will use the matting and framing supplies to design and figure out what materials you will need, and where to get them, so that you will be ready for the show’s opening.

At the end of this 1 day workshop I will email everyone a resource list for where they can purchase any of the products we have gone over.

Framing shouldn’t be a daunting endeavor. It should be fun. Let me help you with the part of the equation that most artists give up on.

Please call or email with any questions

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Tiered Pricing: $45 for one workshop, $40 each for two, $35 each for three or four.
Thursday, October 11
Thursday, October 11, 1-4pm
with Tom Monahan and Kathy Hodge DeVault
This workshop will focus on classic marketing strategies as applied to art sales. Considerations such as: the consumer, “packaging,” sales venue, pricing and promotion. We’ll address the big picture which will help guide your creation of work that will resonate with potential buyers. We’ll address practical tactics and tips to help you get the word out and bring people to our galleries to buy your work. Most of what is covered will apply to the marketing of all of your artwork beyond simply Little Pictures. Selling, of course, is not the only reason we create art. But if you’re hanging in Little Pictures that is probably an important factor for you.

Tom Monahan chairs PAC's Marketing and Communications committee. He was an award-winning copywriter and creative director at Leonard/Monahan, an ad agency he co-founded in 1978. In his second career as a creative thinking coach Tom worked with some of the most successful marketers in the world; Target, Virgin and Novartis, among many others, as well as most of the world’s top ad agencies. He was written up in the Wall Street Journal’s creative leaders series, was on the editorial staff of Communication Arts magazine and won two Emmy awards for editorial writing.

Assisting Tom will be Kathy Hodge DeVault . Kathy is the PAC Marketing & Communications specialist who creates our newsletter, mailers, special flyers, etc. An artist herself, she worked for 25 years in Advertising, News, Web and Social Media for the Providence Journal, and knows the ins and outs of successful marketing.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Tiered Pricing: $45 for one workshop, $40 each for two, $35 each for three or four.
Friday, October 12
Friday, October 12, 1-4pm
with Michael Rose
This one day workshop will focus on art collecting from the perspective of the artist as both seller and buyer. Little Pictures is not only a great opportunity for artists to engage with young and newer art buyers, but also a unique event in which artists can support their peers and create a collection of their own. In the first part of the day, participants will learn more about how collectors look at works of art and what buyers at Little Pictures tend to be attracted to. In the second half of the event, we will explore the ways in which individuals can successfully integrate purchases from Little Pictures into their own collections.

About the Instructor:
Michael Rose has been the Art Club’s Gallery Manger since 2014. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Providence College and completed his Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University where he studied the markets for a wide range of styles, genres, and periods under some of nation's most respected appraisers. He is also a member of the International Art Market Studies Assocation. Michael has overseen each Little Pictures exhibition since 2014 and will bring his many experiences with artists and collectors to bear, sharing both anecdotal details and wider market trends with students. 

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Tiered Pricing: $45 for one workshop, $40 each for two, $35 each for three or four.
Creative and Professional Practices
2-Day Workshop
Saturday, October 20 + Sunday, October 21
9am - 5pm
This intensive workshop is designed for artists who want to create a sustainable life making art and advance both creatively and professionally. Creating a strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but how do you pay the bills, juggle time, money, studio, and life? This workshop will address the most critical issues in developing a lifelong practice of making art. Issues of how and where to exhibit, documentation, creating a website, grant writing, residencies, developing a supportive community, and time management will be thoroughly covered.

Participants should be prepared to share images of work for critique, a first draft of their artist's statement, bio and resume, be prepared to examine their studio practice, accept critical feedback on their work and professional development guidance. Work sessions will be broken up with journaling sessions, yoga and dark chocolate breaks.

There are only 12 spaces, so register quickly before it fills up.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Fee: $200 for Art Club members;
$300 for nonmembers (if space allows)
Kim Bernard (of Rockland, ME) is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, a NEFA grant, several Maine Arts Commission Grants and was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University in 2015-16 and the artist-in-residence at the University of New England in 2016-17. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987, her MFA from Mass Art in 2010 and currently teaches at the Maine College of Art. Bernard gives presentations, lectures and offers workshops nationally as a visiting artist.
TO REGISTER for fall workshop, 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. 
Workshop 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 workshop they register for.
  • If space allows, nonmembers may register for an additional fee
  • Please review our guidelines for STUDIO ETIQUETTE and for ORIENTATION.

Cancellation Policy
+ Canceling a registration 15+ days prior to workshop = 100% refund
+ Canceling a registration 10-14 days prior to workshop = 50% refund
+ Except for a medical or family emergency, there is no refund for registration cancellations made less than 9 days before the first day of the workshop or class. 
+ The Providence Art Club may find it necessary to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment or other scheduling conflicts. If this occurs, registered students will be contacted and refunded the full course fee.
Contact us:
Providence Art Club 11 Thomas Street Providence RI 02903 (401) 331-1114