Fundamental Acrylics with Lisa Batch
Date: Wednesday & Thursday, September 22 – 23 (2 classes)
Time: 9:30am-12:30 pm
Tuition: $125 Members/$155 non-members
Lisa Batch is pleased to teach again at PAG and this time in person! We’ll explore versatile and “forgiving” acrylic paint in a representational manner. We’ll meet 3 hours a day for 2 days and paint a landscape one day and a seascape the next! Lisa will discuss color blending and mixing, composition, value, and the mediums available when painting with acrylic which add texture and interest. She will show examples of techniques and bring samples to try. While you paint she’ll offer you 1:1 attention. We will end each day with a relaxed critique discussion and artists may share their work. Limited enrollment.
Lisa has shown her art in many galleries and juried shows in New England and Florida including The Artists’ Gallery at Patriots Place. Her painting appears on the cover of the children’s magazine, The Bubblah, and represents December, 2021 in the Bristol Art Museum’s first calendar. Lisa teaches in several venues and has been Artist of the Month twice at the upscale COCO’s Gallery in Estero, FL. Click for Supply List.
Pen and Ink Drawing
with Christine Belanger
The purpose of this class is to introduce the basic technique of drawing in pen and ink and to discuss the various possibilities for growth in the medium. Limited enrollment.
Dates: Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (4 classes)
Times: 9:30 -12
Tuition: $130 PAG members/$160 nonmembers
• Discussion of materials. An overview of types of pens and papers suitable for drawing in pen and ink.
• Basic strokes and how to achieve various levels of value
• Drawing a single object in various positions
• Combining various strokes in a single drawing
• Portraying texture and shape
• Drawing a still life of several objects
• Drawing the landscape in pen and ink
• How to approach portraying foliage
• Drawing a landscape from photographs
• Approach to drawing on toned paper
• Options of adding color to a pen and ink drawing
• Students choice of drawing a still life or landscape on toned paper using black and white inks
• Final thoughts
Two Day Workshop with Judy Vilmain
October 19th and 20th, 10am – 4pm
Open to artists at all levels, working in any medium
Tuition: $225 Members, $255 non-Members
So much of the time we artists paint from photographs, whether it’s landscapes or cityscapes or portraits. Setting up a still life in your own studio from time to time gives you the very pleasurable experience of painting from life, and it keeps your drawing skills sharp. It also allows you to have complete control of the shapes, colors, and arrangement of your subject matter. Anything you learn about composing and painting still life paintings will help you immensely with anything else you paint.
Still Life Composition
Judy Vilmain, , Red Stripes
But you don’t want to paint another ordinary, boring still life. In this workshop we will go over different types of still life paintings, and explore in detail what it takes to make your still life paintings more compelling.
How to find and choose objects you will enjoy painting.
How to arrange objects into a good composition.
How to light a setup.
Common mistakes in still life paintings.
How to arrange your studio for still life painting.
You will be painting throughout the workshop, mostly smaller, fast studies. This class is open to artists at all levels, working in any medium. This will be a challenging and supportive environment. Materials List
Judy Vilmain, A Moment of Quiet
About Judy Vilmain
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.
Painting with Wool
Needle Felted Cardinal
One Session Workshop with Wendy Anctil
Saturday, November 13th, 9:30 – 12:30
Tuition: $80 Members, $110 non-Members Limited Enrollment
In this class you will learn how to use a felting needle and dyed wool to create a cardinal on a felt background, mounted in a 6” embroidery hoop. Learn proper felting needle handling and use, color blending techniques and more as you work on a small-scale design. No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided, but do bring reading glasses if you need them as we will be working up close and with a sharp instrument.