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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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

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.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Explore the basis of abstraction by studying color, line, and shape as they relate to composition. Learn to create exciting and innovative works of art, using a series of drawing and painting exercises designed to examine non-traditional ways of handling traditional materials and subject matter.

Thursday, October 15, 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, October 16, 2015 at 2:00 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.

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10:15 AM

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

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Get your feet and your brush wet in this course designed to introduce you to the art of painting without the intimidation of rules and methods. Students get acquainted with brushes and the watercolor medium using exercises designed by the instructor.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

By viewing paintings at the National Gallery of Art and hands on-practice in the studio, discover the techniques that artists like Monet, Renoir, and Degas used to created their signature styles—and learn to apply them to your own art. (World Art History Certificate elective)

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