SUMMER 2020 WORKSHOPS
June 30 - September 17
TO REGISTER, e-mail Abba Cudney at abba@providenceartclub.org
See below for registration and policies
OVERVIEW OF SUMMER WORKSHOPS 

Judy Vilmain: Waitlist Only 3-Day Composition Workshop June 30-July2
Theresa Girard: Waitlist Only 3-Day Workshop: Intuitive Drawing & Painting July 7-9
Ruth LaGue: 3-Day Zoom Workshop: Palette Knife Painting July 14-16
Nick Paciorek: Waitlist Only 3-Day Workshop: Color and Composition July 21-23
Judy Vilmain: Waitlist Only 3-Day Workshop: The Next Level July 28-30
Karen Murtha: 3-Day Workshop: Draped Model August 4-6
Frances Middendorf: Off-Site In the Footsteps of Sydney Burleigh 8/3, 8/7, 8/10, 8/14, 8/17, 8/21
Natalie Featherston: 3-Day Trompe l'oeil August 11-13
Thea Ernest: 3-Day Off-Site Plein Air Sketching August 11-13
Kevin Gilmore: 3-Day Workshop: Collage-Mixed Media-Abstract August 18-20
Mark Freedman: 3-Day Workshop: Painting the Industrial Landscape August 25-27
Sam Green & Bill Lane: Waitlist Only 3-Day Off-Site Painting Outside in Providence September 1-3
Kelly McCullough: 3-Day Workshop: Copy of a Master Portrait September 8-10
Nick Paciorek: 3-Day Workshop: Advanced Color and Composition September 15-17

OVERVIEW OF OPEN STUDIOS
Open PAINT Studio Waitlist Only -- Mondays, June 22-August 31, no class 7/6, 8/10
Open PRINT Studio (for portfolio printers) Limited to 2 per day: Tuesdays-Fridays
9am-2pm, beginning June 23
Vilmain 3-Day Workshop
Composition - Waitlist Only
Tuesday-Thursday, June 30-July 2
9am-3pm
Composition Workshop
with Judy Vilmain

This workshop is for representational artists working in any media — oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, mixed media, and etc. We will consider both landscape and still-life compositions. 
How many times have you been in the middle of a painting and realized that the composition is just not working? But by then it feels too late to try to change it. Or, do you ever look at your paintings and realize they’re just… kind of boring? By the end of this workshop you will have the skills, tools, and mindset you need to design compelling compositions and avoid all that frustration and time-wasting. 

During the three days: 
• we will go over common compositional “tools” such as emphasis, isolation, convergence and asymmetry. 
• you will practice making Value Studies, using different methods such as grisaille, markers, pencil sketching, and painting. 
we’ll discuss Notans and their usefulness, and practice making them. 
• the emphasis will be on learning fast, simple ways to come up with good compositions. 
• you will learn how to use Composition to help the viewer connect to your work at an emotional level. 
You will work from your own photos, and, depending on the weather, you will also do some plein air painting around the Art Club. And you will revisit some of your past work.


Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Size Limit: 12

Fee: $300 member
Judy Vilmain is a Psychologist and painter living in Providence, Rhode Island, and is an Exhibiting Artist Member of the Providence Art Club. Her work includes intimate outdoor scenes and still-life paintings.
 
   "With the objects I choose, and the way in which I paint them, I'm trying to present a world that feels familiar, solid, and grounded, hopefully providing the viewer a quiet break from the chaos.
    Regardless of the subject matter, I'm always considering the formal aspects of a painting: color, line, shape, and surface texture. Using these, I work towards a level of realism that still shows the hand of the painter -- I want the viewer to keep moving back and forth between "seeing" the three-dimensional objects and seeing the paint and brushstrokes that created the illusion. That back and forth is what I find magical in a painting."
Girard 3-Day Workshop
Intuitive Drawing and Painting - Waitlist Only
Tuesday-Thursday, July 7-9
9:30am-3pm
Intuitive Drawing
and Painting
with Theresa Girard
Combine both physical and contemplative methods in your artwork. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of spatial
structure, organization of forms, and the impact of color and rhythm needed to make a work of art complete. Students are exposed to a variety of approaches applying abstract techniques and sensibilities to the classic art of painting. Through lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and in-class painting, this course deconstructs modern and contemporary themes as students work to develop a unique voice in their paintings. Topics include: acrylic media, color, composition, value, tools and paint application.



Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Size Limit: 12


Fee: $400 member
Theresa's work is featured in many galleries throughout the country. She is a nationally sought after facilitator of a variety of artistic "workshops for creative people."

"My desire is that the viewer create their own narrative and develop the story of the painting on their own; similar to a daydream."
LaGue 3-Day Zoom Workshop
Palette Knife Painting
Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-16
12:45-5pm
Acrylic Palette Knife Techniques focused on the Landscape
with Ruth LaGue
New! Members can feel free to come and use the classroom to work while taking this online Zoom workshop.

In this online course we will learn how to construct dynamic landscape paintings from sketches using composition, tone and color with a variety of palette knife sizes and techniques. The course will include lectures, demonstrations, practice and encouraging critiques. The painting medium used for this course is acrylics.

The goal of the course is to construct paintings that enhance the qualities of the landscape, reduce the scenery to its barest form, refine our vision to see that less is more, loosen up our mark making and become familiar or reacquainted, with the palette knife.

A Zoom invitation will be sent each morning before class.

Below is the schedule of how each day will run:

12:45pm - course start / demo / practice palette techniques
2pm - students paint / I’ll keep zoom open if people have questions as we go
4pm - critiques, discuss process, technique etc.
5pm - end of class 

Suggested Materials List:
-Multiple landscape references – up to 4 different scenes, various seasons
-3 – 5 (each) of the following: canvas boards, primed or gessoed panels and birch plywood panels – suggested size: 8 x 8 – used for rapid sketching on the first day
Stretched canvases – suggested size 12 x 12
-Acrylic paints – wide variety of colors – include a large tub of titanium white – we will use a lot of paint and a lot of white
-A variety of palette knives sizes (3-5) – include 1 large (spatula sized palette knife)
-Brushes – 1 or 2
-Tracing paper pad – 11 x 14
-Soft pencil and vine charcoal sticks (3-4)

Location: Online via Zoom
(Members can use the Masiello Studio to work during the workshop)
Class Size Limit: 12


Fee: $150 member
Ruth LaGue grew up in Alaska, awed by the incredible vastness of the wild landscape. Gazing at the expansive skies and majestic mountains as a girl, Ruth recognized that she was a small part of something much larger than herself.
Traveling through India in her twenties, she became consumed by the landscape of the spirit — that limitless interior universe that lives in each of us. The marriage of the two experiences ignited a lifelong quest to connect the outer and inner within her paintings.
To her, landscapes represent fragments of time that will never be again; intimate moments of communion with something greater than herself; quiet meditations to which she bears witness. They compel her to paint.
She finds that the most exciting part of the creative process is observing the juxtaposition of colors and textures as they form a depth of field — how a simple dark line next to a light field of color can come alive and represent a landscape in its barest form. 
Ruth LaGue strives for visual economy in her work: Can a block of color represent a field of dry grass on an early spring morning? Can a simple, dark blue line that runs across the canvas embody the ocean’s edge at sunset? 
She wants her viewers to imagine themselves within the landscape, recalling a memory or pausing to remember their wholeness.  
Paciorek 3-Day Workshop
Color and Composition - Waitlist Only
Tuesday-Thursday, July 21-23
9am-3pm
Color and Composition
with  Nick Paciorek

We will explore the use of color and composition.This workshop is for anyone that works with color in their profession. Painters, sculptor, interior designers, landscape designers, graphic designers etc. We will explore color and how color works in a composition. 


Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $300 member 
About Nick:  Chicago – the city, its colors, shapes and sounds – shaped young Nick Paciorek's world and brought him where he is today: a renowned artist whose work is seen from coast to coast.

As a teenager, Paciorek spent countless hours at art exhibits. He continually returned to his favorite, an Impressionism collection at a museum in downtown Chicago, impacted by the ability of an artist to control the world on canvas simply through color choice. It was then that Matisse became Paciorek's central influence.

As an artist, Paciorek aligns himself with a new generation of Fauvists. He uses broad strokes of brilliant color for their emotional impact.
 
Each of his pieces is a celebration of light and color, a vivid interpretation of his subjects. For him, choosing the exact combination of hues for each painting is foremost.
Vilmain 3-Day Workshop
The Next Level - Waitlist Only
Tuesday-Thursday, July 28-30
9am-3pm
The Next Level
with Judy Vilmain

Do any of the following apply to you?
  • You are coasting right now, painting fairly well, but feel ready for the next challenge.
  • You're in a painting rut, feeling uninspired. You keep asking yourself, What am I supposed to paint next?
  • You're having a hard time motivating yourself to get into the studio.
  • You suspect you have some great paintings in you waiting to get onto a canvas, but life keeps getting in the way.
  • Your paintings are pretty good, but you haven't really been improving.

No matter what level you're at -- beginner or advanced -- maybe it's time to take your painting practice to the next level.

In this 3-day workshop you will:
  • practice warm-up exercises that will bring out the best in your paintings.
  • learn how to connect more with your intuition.
  • learn painting techniques for breaking out of ruts and creating more compelling work.
  • learn exercises that help you access deeper wells of inspiration.
  • develop more discipline and take your painting practice more seriously.

You will spend time painting and thinking and goal-setting, and at the end of the workshop you will a plan for your next series of compelling, dynamic paintings.

This workshop is for representational painters working in any media.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $300 member
Judy Vilmain is a Psychologist and painter living in Providence, Rhode Island, and is an Exhibiting Artist Member of the Providence Art Club. Her work includes intimate outdoor scenes and still-life paintings.
 
   "With the objects I choose, and the way in which I paint them, I'm trying to present a world that feels familiar, solid, and grounded, hopefully providing the viewer a quiet break from the chaos.
    Regardless of the subject matter, I'm always considering the formal aspects of a painting: color, line, shape, and surface texture. Using these, I work towards a level of realism that still shows the hand of the painter -- I want the viewer to keep moving back and forth between "seeing" the three-dimensional objects and seeing the paint and brushstrokes that created the illusion. That back and forth is what I find magical in a painting."
Murtha 3-Day Workshop
The Draped Figure
Tuesday-Thursday, August 4-6
9am-3pm
The Draped Figure
with Karen Murtha

In this course we will be using a spot lit model with the goal of learning to understand structure of the anatomy of the human figure. We will study the proportions and perspective to accomplish a correct rendering. Light and shadow will play an important part in defining the form. 
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. 

We begin with 5 to 10 minute poses to establish proportions, gesture and movement. As class progresses, the length of time will be extended to develop 
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 and digital examples will be provided.

Materials:
Student should be comfortable with their favorite drawing materials. Options are: soft pencils, charcoal, or conte’ crayon. Pastels or paint for those more adventurous and best for long poses.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $350 member
About Karen: A Rhode Island School of Design graduate and artist member of the Providence Art Club, Providence RI., Karen is primarily a figurative painter and illustrator, working mainly with oil paints, but also watercolor and conte’ crayon. 
 
"Inspired, when young, by the beautiful paintings in my grandmother’s home, I began to paint, working in the classical tradition to capture the light, the architecture, and the human figure. In my quest to achieve authenticity, a personal expression was created of that beautiful illusion of the moment.
 
I am especially fascinated by the little vignettes of people in all kinds of situations.  I love the positions, gestures and movement, the true expression of the human form and the way they relate to one another. Within those interactions, relationships and the surroundings, a unique story is conveyed."
Middendorf Workshop in Little Compton:
In the Footsteps of Sydney Burleigh
Mondays: 9-12pm (8/3, 8/10, 8/17)
Fridays: 3-6pm (8/7, 8/14, 8/21)
In the Footsteps of Sydney Burleigh
with  Frances Middendorf
In the summer, Sydney Burleigh would come down to Little Compton and paint. His famous boat studio ‘Peggotty’ can still be seen at the historical society. We will paint with materials that Sydney Burleigh used: watercolor and gouache over pencil drawings on toned paper.

We can paint in the barn but weather permitting, we will frequent the spots where Burleigh painted - the farm fields, the cows, the beach, the old horse drawn carriages, the barns, and the windmill house.

Be sure to bring: lunch/snacks, beverages, portable easel, stool, painting supplies, bug spray, blankets, socks, sun glasses, and umbrella if you like.

There will be livestock of donkeys, horses, and cows -- so if you have allergies, this workshop isn't for you.

Location: Little Compton; exact location to be announced only to those who register.

Class size limit: 20p

Fee: $275

This very special workshop is for  members only , and is intended for seasoned artists.
A bathroom is available. :)
Frances Middendorf  has lived in Florence, has a studio in Umbria, and now resides in Rome and Rhode Island. She teaches drawing at the Rome Art Program in Rome, and has taught multiple classes at the Providence Art Club, including Drawing in the RISD Museum and Drawing in the World's Museums. Born in New York, Frances attended the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), School of Visual Arts, NYC (MFA) and the New York Studio School. She is represented by the Denise Bibro Gallery in New York City.

Following a 15 year commercial art career working for clients such as the New York Times, Newsweek and the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, Frances Middendorf continued her learning at the New York Studio School. She moved to Italy in 1997 to study with Nicolas Carone and decided to stay. Nicolas Carone (1917-2010) was an articulate describer of the teachings and tenants of Hans Hoffman as well as a friend to many Italian painters particularly Giorgio Morandi. By emphasizing “plasticity” or the link between surface tension and three dimensionality (Hoffman’s push-pull), Carone guided Frances’ painting from the narrative to the poetic.

Frances credits her knowledge of drawing to her artist and art collector father and to New York Sculptor/Painter Bruce Gagnier who illuminated Carone’s teachings with his love of art history, anatomy and pictorial movement.
Featherston 3-Day Workshop
Trompe L'oeil
Tuesday-Thursday, August 11-13
9am-3pm
Trompe L'oeil
with Natalie Featherston
This workshop will explore foundation oil painting skills through the genre of trompe l’oeil, where paintings deceive the eye by making a flat surface appear three-dimensional and hyper-realistic. We will discuss the history of the genre with a focus on subject and methods, and students will design, draw and paint their own trompe l’oeil pieces over the course of three days. This workshop is perfect for beginners with basic drawing skills who want to improve their handling of oil paint, or the more advanced artist who wants to refine their technique of rendering objects in a highly realistic manner.

What you’ll learn:
  • Valuable techniques such as how to transfer line drawings to panel with an oil transfer and how to prepare perfectly smooth oil ground panels for painting.
  • How to read the values in your subject for tonal accuracy to create the most convincing illusion of light and form in your paintings.
  • How to see edges accurately to create the most variety in your edge work and shadows, bringing visual power to your paintings.
  • Natalie’s accessible and easy to understand approach to color theory and capturing accurate colors can be easily implemented into your painting style, bringing your paintings even greater strength.
  • Explore your creativity designing your own composition and experience Natalie's enthusiasm as she shares her excitement about the essence, humor and whimsy of trompe l’oeil.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12


Fee: $250 member
Natalie Featherston is a contemporary realist painter specializing in trompe l’oeil- a French term meaning literally “to fool the eye”. Her work is inspired by the Dutch Masters and combined with a modern sensibility, where skill and execution of the painting pair with humor and whimsy. The Chicago Sun Times has described her paintings as, “Artful beyond just illusion and trickery, they are truly masterful still lifes made with both craft and wit.” Ms. Featherston’s paintings have received numerous awards from some of the most distinguished art organizations in the country, including the Art Renewal Center, the Salmagundi Club and the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Club. Her paintings have appeared in The Artist’s Magazine , American Art Collector , Southwest Art , and the Santa Fean Magazine to name but a few of the publications that have featured her work. Ms. Featherston is represented by fine art galleries across the country, and her paintings are sought after by notable collectors including Toni Morrison, Danielle Steele, J.J. Abrams, and Alice Cooper.

Natalie says, “What inspires me most is the creative voice, whimsy and humor trompe l’oeil allows the artist to express. Unlike portraits or landscape, still life doesn’t simply exist around us. You have to build the stage for the painting, selecting the color and textures. The end result draws the viewer in and connects with them in a meaningful way. This is why I’ve always found trompe l’oeil to be a challenge, and although it may qualify me as a one-trick-pony, I can’t imagine painting anything else.” 
Ernest 3-Day Plein Air Sketching (Off Site)
Tuesday-Thursday, August 11-13 9am-4pm
On the Spot
with Thea Ernest
Join Thea Ernest for 3 days of observing our surroundings and quick sketching what we see. This style of painting, heavily influenced by the Urban Sketchers movement, is a challenge and a pleasure. Sketching is a portable style needing very few materials. It is a way to document where you are and to share that view with others. Students must be ready to work in haste, make mistakes, and be daring. No erasers allowed!

This class is suitable for all levels of drawing experience. If you are new to watercolors, I am recommending student grade materials and paper that is not “precious”. This class is about practicing a new technique.

Our class will take place outdoors and indoors, as weather permits. We will be moving from place to place during the day, walking up and down hills and steps in the city. Some subject areas may be views from the PVD pedestrian bridge, an urban farm or an active construction site. Providence has so much to choose from!

Class size limit: 10


Fee: $200 member
Thea Ernest is a RISD grad (’87 J&M) who lately has fallen in love with color. After taking snapshots for years, and carefully seeing her surroundings through an iPhone screen, she found a way to capture scenes quickly by hand. Heavily influenced by the Urban Sketchers movement, she has been painting quick daily images of her surroundings with only fountain pen and watercolors.
Gilmore 3-Day Collage Techniques,
Mixed Media & Abstract Painting
Tuesday-Thursday, August 18-20 9am-3pm
Collage Techniques, Mixed Media & Abstract Painting
with  Kevin Gilmore

Learn how to prepare substrates, create new collage papers, and apply collage materials using different techniques on canvas and a variety of surfaces. During class critiques, we will focus on composition and color-two important formal elements of abstract painting that lead to compelling and successful works of art. Through both one-on-one instruction and demonstrations, artists will broaden their creative processes, and expand their knowledge of creating exciting compositions with accessible materials. This class can also include representational artwork.


Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $300 member
Kevin Gilmore  is an interdisciplinary artist, working as a painter, experimental sound composer, and educator. Originally from Rhode Island he spent over a decade exploring the landscapes of Wyoming, Oregon, Italy, and Brooklyn. As an abstract visual artist working with collage, acrylic and oils, the sense of place becomes the subject of his abstract canvases. Gilmore works with sound as a medium, composing experimental soundscapes from field recordings, acousmatics through contact microphones, digital instruments and analogue synthesizers. His teaching philosophy has developed through a similar intuitive process, with experience leading workshops and teaching undergraduate art classes. After starting a family in NYC, Kevin returned to his native state... as Rhode Islanders often do. His interdisciplinary art practice is located close to the sea where he also lives with his wife, two children and his dog.
Freedman 3-Day Workshop
Urban Landscape Painting
Tuesday-Thursday, August 25-27
9am-3pm
Urban Landscape Painting
with Mark Freedman
"I would like to share with people my vision of the modern urban environment, including open industrial spaces and their relationships to more densely populated areas. Urban landscape is a broadly termed genre. This class will be flexible enough to reflect and respect that. I look forward to instructing and working with people regardless of their proficiency and experience."

Materials: Oil and acrylic paints are equally acceptable because I know that some people are sensitive to the
chemicals associated with oil painting. Charcoal, pastels, and watercolors are fine but the emphasis is on oil/acrylic. Canvas and wood are the preferred surfaces, however I try to be open minded about
what people want to use.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $300 member
"The urban environment possesses a unique ability to capture and hold light. There is a story in every image that I’ve rendered no matter how minor or cryptic. The beauty of our cities is sometimes obvious, but many more times, ironic. Love? Hate? For me, yes.

I love to paint cities. I love to paint the transportation systems that get us to and around the cities."
Green & Lane 3-Day Workshop
Painting Outside in Providence - Waitlist Only
Tuesday-Thursday, September 1-3
9am-5pm
Painting Outside in Providence
with Sam Allerton Green and Bill Lane
Take your painting skills outside and learn the logistics of painting plein air with Providence Art Club teachers Sam Green and Bill Lane. They will guide you through the fun (and frustrations) of working outside during this 3-day workshop. All painting locations will be walkable from the Club so that you will have access to parking, bathrooms, food and respite.

Medium: Any and all types. Sam will be painting in oils and Bill in watercolor but please paint in the medium that suits you best. This workshop is not about the medium, although they’ll address the nuances of oils and watercolors during their demos, it’s about painting outside !

In late July (date to be announced), they will offer an afternoon “Meet & Greet” at the Club to review equipment and discuss your materials for successful outside painting. This should give you plenty of time to secure any missing items for our 3-day workshop in September.


Class size limit: 12p

Fee: $400 member
Sam Allerton Green paints often, both inside and outside. The majority of his work is done plein air, on site, in a single session. This forces him to focus on capturing what it feels like to be there, rather than simply replicating what he sees.

Sam grew up in Providence, and studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been an artist in residence at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore, MD, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
Bill Lane
Artist Statement:
"Everyday scenes from life intrigue me the most; be it a barren skyline, boats at the dock or city life on a busy day. I observe how the light plays into the scene and dances off the subjects. Because of this, I always work light to dark, saving those light values for the “sweet” spots in the painting." 
McCullough 3-Day Workshop
Copy of a Master Portrait
Tuesday-Thursday, September 8-10
9am-3pm
Copy of a Master Portrait
with Kelly McCullough

Copy a favorite master portrait of your choice in this informative three day workshop. Think Rembrandt, Vermeer, Cassatt, Freud, Kahlo...the options are endless, just choose a portrait that inspires you! 
Recreating a painting is a valuable exercise for artists of all levels to discover new techniques and improve their skills. During this workshop Kelly will explain and demonstrate tools such as the "Sight-Size Method", the four color flesh palette, the plum line and using a mirror to help the student create their own beautiful version of a master portrait. 

(More details on size of image to work from, etc after registration). 

Materials
*All materials are welcome* 

For painters: Oil Paint is best, or acrylic if preferred;
Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red, Titanium White
Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue (these colors are recommended but not required) 
Email Kelly if you want to use paint colors you already have. We can design a comparable palette. 

Palette, Brushes of varied sizes, Gamsol
A more detailed list will be sent after registration. 

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $300 member
"In philosophy, systems theory and the sciences, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity or relatively simple interactions. To come forth into view as if from obscurity, a ship emerging from the fog. To watch a painting emerge from the canvas through a series of seemingly haphazard brush strokes, vague and ghostly at first, precise and refined at the finish is a magical experience.
It is important not to overwork, or “kill” a painting. The work that is met with the strongest response is often that which seemed to happen on its own with minimal conscious effort on my part. This can be frustrating when a belabored work goes unnoticed while one that took little time and effort is praised and admired. I have to constantly remind myself to get out of my own way and allow the painting to emerge. The technique I use when painting is called site-size. This tradition extends back through the French and British Schools to masters such as Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck and Velázquez. Its ultimate source lies in the theory and practice of Leonardo da Vinci. I studied this classical method in Florence, Italy, at the Charles Cecil Studios for 4 years and it changed my approach to painting and drawing. Site-size is a means of accurately representing nature while maintaining a loose and naturalistic quality in the work."
Paciorek 3-Day Workshop
Advanced Color Theory
Tuesday-Thursday, September 15-17
9am-3pm
Advanced Color Theory
with Nick Paciorek

This workshop is an expansion on Nick's previous "Color Theory Workshop", a prerequisite for this class.

We will explore the use of color and composition.This workshop is for anyone that works with color in their profession. Painters, sculptor, interior designers, landscape designers, graphic designers etc. We will explore color and how color works in a composition. 

Prerequisite: Color Theory (taken any year)
Please contact Nick if you have any questions concerning the prerequisite.

(Please do not purchase another Color Aid set if you already have one)

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $300 member
About Nick:  Chicago – the city, its colors, shapes and sounds – shaped young Nick Paciorek's world and brought him where he is today: a renowned artist whose work is seen from coast to coast.

As a teenager, Paciorek spent countless hours at art exhibits. He continually returned to his favorite, an Impressionism collection at a museum in downtown Chicago, impacted by the ability of an artist to control the world on canvas simply through color choice. It was then that Matisse became Paciorek's central influence.

As an artist, Paciorek aligns himself with a new generation of Fauvists. He uses broad strokes of brilliant color for their emotional impact.
 
Each of his pieces is a celebration of light and color, a vivid interpretation of his subjects. For him, choosing the exact combination of hues for each painting is foremost.
Monday Open PAINT Studio - Waitlist Only
Mondays, June 22-August 31
no class 7/6, 8/10
9am-12pm
ATELIER MONDAYS
PAC OPEN STUDIO:
Carol Beagan & Catherine McKinnon

In this open studio, participants are encouraged to work independently in a supportive environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in creative interaction by sharing new ideas and techniques. Artists of all levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $45
Detail from painting by Dora Atwater Millikin
Open PRINT Studio
Tuesdays-Fridays, June 23-September 18
9am-2pm
Open Print Studio (for portfolio printers)
Enjoy using the print room with minimal instruction as needed. Come once or more often as the schedule allows.

 Please note : There will be a limit of 2 printers per day. Please email abba@providenceartclub.org in advance to sign up for a day.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.
Class size limit: 2
REGISTRATION AND POLICIES
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Register by emailing Abba Cudney at abba@providenceartclub.org

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