TO REGISTER, e-mail Abba Cudney at
See below for registration and policies
Due to newly updated COVID-19 guidelines effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, we will be requiring proof of full vaccination for DINING, IN-PERSON MEETINGS, and CLASSES. We will continue our practice of requiring masks to be worn by everyone throughout the Club, regardless of vaccination status.
This is in alignment with the Governor's executive order released on December 15th. For more information on this recent update, please visit this website here.

We feel that this is the best course of action to protect our members, visitors, and employees. We greatly appreciate your compliance as we strive to provide a safe, welcoming environment. We will continue with our best efforts to present a setting of comfort & opportunity for the restorative power of art in this difficult time.

The exemptions to this guideline include (i) those who are under two years of age, (ii) whose health would be damaged thereby, or (iii) who is developmentally unable to comply, including young children who may not be able to effectively wear a mask or face covering.

Vilmain 2-Day Composition Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, January 29-30
Compelling Compositions 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 workshop:
•  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 you will revisit some of your past work. 
Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 12

Fee: $230 member
Materials List:
All your usual paints and gear, plus:
•  Raw Umber paint
•  White paint
•  A large paintbrush (at least 1/2”)
•  Viewfinder
•  Sketchbook, any size
•  A thick, black Sharpie
•  A range of drawing pencils from dark to light
•  Tracing paper
•  A few clear acetate sheets
•  Masking tape
•  Some inexpensive supports, such as gessoed paper, canvas paper, canvas sheets, or small canvases or panels. You could also gesso over some of your old, not-very-good paintings. (I have plenty of those if you need them.)
•  A smartphone or tablet if you have one.
McKeown 1-Day Valentine's Day
Mosaic Workshop
Sunday, February 13
Whimsical Hanging Mosaic Heart for Valentine's Day with Corinne McKeown

In this fun one-day workshop you will create a delightful, bejeweled mosaic heart for Valentine’s Day. Learn techniques for cutting glass as well as tricks for working with beads using a variety of adhesives, including a very special product that is used for mosaicking three dimensional and sculptural mosaics that are also suitable for the exterior. A variety of beads, baubles, and glass will be provided, and each student will complete a one-of a kind, whimsical 5-inch mosaic heart. Hearts will be prepared to hang on the wall or can stand on a table. These beautiful hearts make unique gifts and are a great reminder to love yourself! You will learn about the convenience of using pre-mixed grout to add a finished, professional appearance to your masterpiece.

**Students will have the opportunity to consult with instruction prior to the class to discuss color palette and ideas for your mosaic heart. Students should come to class with wheeled nippers, and are encouraged to bring any heirlooms of doodads they might like to incorporate into your art to make it a personally meaningful keepsake. 

Materials Fee: $45

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio
Class size limit: 10

Fee: $120 member
Artist: Liz Foster
Artist: Shelly Armas
Zimmerman 1-Day Open Print
Saturday, February 26
Meet the Press: Open Studio with Betsy Zimmerman

A day in the Masiello Studio for printmakers who want to get back to using a printing press, or exploring the print world independently. There will be help using the new press. Brayers and printing ink (Caligo Safe wash Inks) will be available. There is also some paper available that is free from Walter Feldman’s studio.

You will need to bring your own plates and any other equipment or inks that you prefer. Please bring baby wipes for cleanup.

Materials Fee: $10

Location: 3rd Floor Masiello Studio.
Class Size Limit: 12
Fee: $50 member

Kevin MacPherson: 3-Day Workshop: MacPherson's Magic Grid Method June 21 - 23
Joan Hausrath: 3-Day Workshop: Collagraph June 28 - 30
Theresa Girard: 2-Day Workshop: Rework! July 7 - 8
David Shevlino: 3-Day Workshop: Portrait Painting July 12 - 14
Annie Bissett: 3-Day Workshop: Mokuhanga July 12 - 14
Ida Schmulowitz: 3-Day Workshop: Experimenting with Change August 16 - 18
David Dunlop: 3-Day Workshop: Painting August 30 - September 1
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