Jack Providenti Fine Art Studios

Jack Providenti Fine Art Studios

4.8 (6)
2 hires on Lessons.com
10 years in business

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Art Lessons:

Impressionism & the Adventure of Painting


Jack Providenti

Learn the art of impressionist painting techniques to complete a painting in one session.  Classes and workshops are held at Suntan Art Center, across from The Don Cesar. You can also join us on field trips where you will be painting outdoors. 

Classes are every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  & Thursdays from 1:00 PM To 3:30PM

$30.00 per lesson, or $100.00 for 4 lessons . There will be something to learn for all levels. Beginners are welcome. 

Art instruction made possible by Suntan Art Center and Jack Providenti

For more information call Jack @ 727-215 4838   (e-mail) [email protected]

I love helping people create! Many of my students have tol me that painting has changed their lives for the better because it is healing and inspiring.

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St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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6 Reviews


  • Kristi Yore

    Jack is a warm, supportive, and very capable teacher. He shows by example and also gives excellent background on the basics of art, composition, and values. His methods are very supportive and I am thrilled to be creating paintings that enrich my life.

  • Beverley Tabit

    Jack provides a very relaxed painting environment. His good-natured teaching methods are so encouraging, and positive, and I am gaining confidence in my art.

  • Judy Dessoffy

    Learning a new and extremely helpful technique to impressionist painting. Jack is an excellent artist and teacher. He instructs us then let’s each of us go to create a painting we are proud of. Everyone in the class works on individual paintings at our own pace. Jack is there to further instruct and sometimes demonstrate when we get stuck and are not sure where to go next. I have learned and grown in my painting with Jack over the past four years and will continue painting with him. There is still lots for me to learn from him

  • Sharon Zinn

    Jack is a helpful instructor....he is encouraging but not critical. I have never painted before his class but completed a painting in a short time.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

 If you are a new student I would like to learn a little about you before starting. Have you painted before? If so, in what medium and style?

Once you decide to take my classes I will email you a list of recommended art supplies. If you are already painting you may have most of them.

In the classes you will learn five simple steps which I call "building the foundation for your painting". These steps were developed around the painting techniques used by the French Impressionists near the turn of the century. Wether you are a beginner, or already painting, these basics will be usefull & enlightening! 

You can start on any Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon. There is no "cycle" as such. My classes include seasoned painters as well as beginners. We all learn and inspire each other and the sessions are relaxed and fun.

Most of my students paint with oils, water bases oils, or acrylics, but I would add that the process lends itself best when using oil paints. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

After graduating High School I attended the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts, Newark, N.J., and The School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y. When I was 24 yrs  old  I quit art school and went to Cape Cod, Massachussets to live at a campsite and spend most of my time painting outdoors, or "plein-air" as it is called. Although my paintings were being shown in a gallery I became discouraged at the small amount of sales, so I went back to  New Jersey and worked at display design for various department stores.  I took a break from painting and worked in the business world while raising my family, but at the tender age of 50, I rekindled my passion for art and began painting murals for a living while maintaining a steady flow of canvas art which I marketed at local shows in Florida where I now teach, hold workshops, and paint the beaches, skies and tropical landscapes. I recently was awarded 1st place at the Botanical Gardens plein air painting event, an Artist Showcase Award of Exellence in Gulfport, Fl. and Best of Show at the 30th Annual South Pasadena Spring Artfest.

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