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Concentrating on either oil painting or watercolor, our painting courses integrate lectures, demonstrations, direct observation, and hands-on exploration in order to provide a technical background that allows participants to discover their preferences and develop their own style.  Experience in drawing is helpful, but not necessary.  Many of the courses are process-oriented, and focus on techniques and skills that students can utilize outside of the classroom, such as color-mixing and incorporating a variety of surfaces and textures.

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current painting courses

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Beautiful landscapes, fountains, and flowers provide inspiration for painters in this intensive morning course held at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Through lectures, demonstrations, and individual experimentation, students explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques, composition, and perspective.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore basic watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through classroom demonstration, discussion, and experimentation.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM

In this course combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation, gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter. Working from still-life arrangements, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing.

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Painting is as much about how you think as it is the process of putting colors on canvas. This beginning-level class introduces you to composition, color and value management, and the process of visual selection. Students experiment with these concepts by painting a series of still-life set-ups.