WINTER 2020 CLASSES
January 6 - March 13
TO REGISTER, e-mail Angel Dean
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, January 6 - March 9
9am-noon, no class 1/20, 2/17
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: 8 classes || $80
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 will make your watercolor painting a bit easier.
Mondays, January 6 - March 9
1-4pm, no class 1/20, 2/17
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
SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY

Class Fee: 8 classes || $80
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.
Mondays, January 6 - March 9
9am-noon, no class 1/20, 2/17
The Art of the Collaged Alphabet Book:
with Suzi Cozzens
In this hybrid class, we will work on a series of idea-generating collages as students gain mastery of the medium. Following these exercises, we’ll investigate numerous approaches to the art of collage culminating in a suite of finished pieces. We’ll then explore various forms of book structures with the goal being to house a series of alphabet-based works in a cohesive, linear format. Open to all levels.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: 8 Classes || $80
Materials Fee: $30 (paid to instructor)
Materials for first class:
assorted papers to use for collage
UHU glue stick
9”x12” pad Bristol (smooth or vellum surface)
wax paper (1 roll)
scissors + cutting knife
Mondays, January 6 - March 9
1-4pm, no class 1/20, 2/17
Open Print Studio
For VETTED Printmakers ONLY
Minimal, if any, supervision.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.
Limited to 4 students

Class Fee: 8 class || $40
TUESDAYS
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 10
9am-noon
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: 10 classes || $100
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, January 7 - March 10
1-4pm
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: 10 classes || $100
This is a large class; if you don't like a crowd then this class is not for you. : )
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 10
5-7pm, Note: no class 2/25
Classic Cinema — "Film Noir":
with Paul Stein
The dark night of forsaken streets, vistas of blissful angst and unholy pilgrimage. I have been there and know their inhabitants: deadly dames, drunken losers, dangerous hoods, crooked cops, dreamers of broken dreams and flawed heroes. (filmsnoir.net)

Film Noir is French for “black film,” a style or genre of cinematographic film characterized by elements such as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and an underlying existentialist (pessimistic) philosophy. The term was originally applied by French critic Nino Frank in 1946 to American thriller or detective films.

We will screen nine classic films, discuss and analyze what makes them “Film Noir.” (direction, acting, editing, lighting, sets, and sound). Before each class, participants will be emailed a biography of the director and a review of the film.

Location: Maxwell Mays Gallery and/or the Founders Room

Class Fee: 9 classes || $90
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, January 7 - March 10
5-8pm
Life Drawing:
with Kate Huntington
Gail Armstrong's life drawing class
as taught by Kate Huntington

Need to brush up on your life drawing skills? Kate Huntington has been studying the human form since the early 70’s and has a keenly developed eye for figure study. In this class, she will share her approach to the figure by walking around, giving students one on one tips on how to improve their drawings along with ideas to train them to learn how to see better. We’ll be dealing with a variety of poses throughout the 3 hour period from a half hour of quick gestures, some 5,10's and a 20 minute to a longer pose towards the end. Students are free to work in whatever materials they choose though Kate does suggest some newsprint or inexpensive paper for the quick poses. All levels are welcome including those who don’t feel the need for instruction. We’ll be working from a different model each week.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: 
$100 + $50 model fee = $150
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.)

Tuesdays, January 14 - March 10
9am-noon
Note: this Class starts January 14
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: 9 classes || $90
Limited to 7 students
Materials Fee: $15 (paid to instructor)
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 10
1pm-8pm
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 for 1/2 session, $100 full
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, January 8 - March 11
9am-2:30pm
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: 10 classes || $60
Detail from painting by Dora Atwater Millinkin
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 11
5-7pm
History of Printmaking:
with Michael Rose
From artists like Durer and Rembrandt to Eliza Gardiner and Grace Albee, printmakers have contributed much to the history of art. Through lectures and discussions this class will explore prints executed in a wide range of techniques from etching and engraving to monotypes and screenprints. We will also discuss the market for prints and the ways contemporary artists are utilizing printmaking in their practices.

Location: Maxwell Mays Gallery and/or the Founders Room

Class Fee: 10 classes || $100
Materials: notebooks or laptops for students who want to take notes.
Angell's Lane will be open for drinks. And don't forget, you will be able to order food from the bar menu or soup/sandwich/salad from the kitchen.

BONUS: Members who register for this class may bring one (1) guest to each class at no extra charge!
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 11
4-7pm
Enjoying Still Life in Oils:
with Pam Neal
Basically, still life painting from objects is a fundamental art form that will always challenge any artist, novice to accomplished. Hopefully you will learn how to start a painting, color mixing, composition and design. We will also work on basic drawing and how to apply that to the canvas in order to establish a better image before getting too deep into the painting. Critiques are important and we finish every class with self and group critique (only if you are comfortable with critiques). You will work with whatever palette and canvas you prefer. Most importantly we will strive to have fun while learning to improve our painting skills.

Beginners are very welcome!

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.

Class Fee: 10 classes || $100
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.
Supplies to Bring:   Assortment of brushes (small to large), Pallet Knives, Paper towels, Turpenoid odorless.

Suggested Oil Colors: Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Yellow and French Ultramarine Blue at a minimum with Titanium White, and whatever you like to work with is fine.

If you are a beginner, do not invest in expensive canvas and do not over buy supplies -- you will learn what you like working with as the class progresses.
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 11
9am-Noon
En Plein Air Photography:
with Nickerson Miles
Designed for students with a range of photographic skills, this course will involve alternating weeks of group “field-trip photo shooting” around RI and in-class sharing/discussion in the classroom. For the most part, the photography will reflect the course’s title. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll find interesting indoor locations to photograph. So often, photographers work alone, but there’s so much we can learn from each other. This course builds on that concept of sharing. We’ll invite other seasoned and accomplished PAC member photographers to join our excursions as guests to offer photo shooting advice. Other artists who depend on photographs to inspire their work should leave this course with a variety of viable new images. Note that shooting days may involve longer or varying hours, depending on a given week’s location.

Location: Print Studio on alternating weeks
Limited to 12 students

Class Fee: 10 classes || $100
About the instructor: A photographer by avocation for 50 years, Nick has taught photojournalism at the university level and exhibited his work at various shows and galleries. He has led several other PAC photography classes in the past.
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 11
1-4pm
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: 10 classes || $100
About Lisa Goddard: In 2018 Elizabeth A. “Lisa” Goddard moved her studio to Newport, RI after 19 years at Studio Goddard Partridge, Pawtucket, RI. She was the executive director of the nationally accredited Newport Art Museum from 2008-2015.

Goddard currently serves as Coordinator, Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England; Member, Providence Art Club’s Art Committee; Chair, Hunter House Committee, Preservation Society of Newport County, and Trustee, Preserve Rhode Island. She is a past trustee of Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT, the Children’s Museum of RI (now the Providence Children’s Museum), the Providence Art Club and the Newport Art Museum. She served on the vestry of S. Stephen’s Church, Providence, RI where she was also Senior Warden.
THURSDAYS
Thursdays, January 9 - March 12
9am-noon
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: 
$100 + $50 model fee = $150
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, January 9 - March 12
1-4pm
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: 10 classes || $100

Thursdays, January 9 - March 12
10am-1pm
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

Class Fee: 10 classes || $100
Limited to 15 students
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.
Thursdays, January 16 - March 12
5:30-8:30pm
Note: this Class starts January 16
The Abstract Studio -- Painting, Collage, Mixed Media
with Kevin Gilmore
All skill levels are welcome for this chance to learn new techniques in abstract painting, collage, and mixed media. Artists will have the chance to explore process! By including all types of 2-dimensional materials, we will have the opportunity to learn from each other, and inspire each other to investigate new ways of making.

Approaching the blank canvas with confidence and intention is the main focus. Acrylic, collage, pen/ink, pencils, charcoal, oil – all are acceptable mediums for this class. We will explore composition and design through constructive critiques at the end of the class, providing a supportive studio space for us to dig deeper and approach these discussions critically. One-on-one instruction, demonstrations, and slide-shows will empower learners to broaden their creative process.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Limited to 12 students

Class Fee: 9 classes || $90
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.
“It’s in making decisions that we learn to decide.” – Paulo Freire / Pedagogy of Freedom

Thursdays, January 9 - March 12
1-4pm
Collagraph Printmaking:
with Carol FitzSimonds & Elena Obelenus
A Collagraph is simply a collage that is inked and printed. This technique uses readily accessible affordable materials glued on cardboard to create a printable surface. Images can be realistic or abstract; texture, shape and color are the key design elements. Together we will experiment with all types of materials and textures, cutting these plates into shapes, printing as intaglio and relief, and combining with other techniques to produce some very exciting results. All levels are welcome.

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: 10 Classes || $100
Materials Fee: $15 (paid to instructor)

FRIDAYS
Fridays, January 10 - March 13
9am-noon
Portraits in Pastel:
with Raymond Finelli
Portraits in Pastel --- also charcoal, acrylic, oil, watercolor --- it doesn’t matter which. Raymond Finelli’s class in portraiture places special emphasis on the line and planes that go into to a painting or drawing of a sitting model; for example, we stress the importance of looking at length to discover the shape and character of the sitter’s appearance.  We sketch the sitter’s visage --- eyes, nose, mouth --- to assure identity, proportion and positioning of each element in the finished portrait; plus refinements, such as attention to lights and shadow. And modeling, the juxtaposing of lights and darks to catch the rise and falls of a sitter’s countenance.
  
Come to class! You’ll find yourself thinking about things you hadn’t considered before. You’ll get plenty of help and individual attention. We start at 9am with a few minutes given to looking, studying and sketching, and then moving on to the portrait. We break for coffee and relaxation at about 10 o’clock, and when we resume we work ‘til noon with short breaks every 20 minutes.

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class Fee: 
$100 + $40 model fee = $140
For those artists working in charcoal or pastel, bring 19" x 25" inch 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.

 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, January 10 - March 13
1-4pm
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
SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY

Class Fee: 10 classes || $100
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, January 10 - March 13
9am-Noon
Exploring Adobe Photoshop for Artists and Photographers:
with Karen Murtha
Exploring the tools of Adobe Photoshop, students will focus on developing a knowledge of the language and skills to adjust, edit and enhance their images, improving composition, contrast, exposure, color adjustment.

The goal is to help with overall image refinement and exploration through imagination.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.

Class Fee: 10 classes || $100
Fridays, January 10 - March 13
1-4pm
Open Print Studio
For VETTED Printmakers ONLY
Minimal, if any, supervision.

Location: Garden Level Print Studio.
Limited to 4 students

Class Fee: 10 class || $50
REGISTRATION AND POLICIES
NEW -- non-members w ill be allowed to take
one evening class (full semester/9-10 sessions, 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 WINTER 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.

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