Studio Arts: Painting Classes
A Day with Renoir and Friends

Spend a day inspired by Renoir and the circle of companions connected to his most beloved work. Visit the Philips Collection’s exhibition Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party, enjoy a box-luncheon gathering of your own, then head into to the studio for an afternoon of painting using some of Renoir’s signature techniques. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Oil Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

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.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Drawing and Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Beginning Acrylic Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

Painting is as much about how you think as it is the process of putting colors on canvas. Get a practical introduction to both the skills needed to paint in acrylics and how to observe and reflect the world around you like an artist.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces
8-Session Weekend Course

Explore the techniques of artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today as you practice the skills of the masters, using their exact colors, canvas types, and paint applications. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Painting from Your Favorite Photos
8-Session Weekend Course

This class provides students with a positive, creative environment in which to turn a favorite photo into a work of art. This is not a beginner class, but all levels are welcome.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Introduction to Watercolor
8-Session Weekend Course

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

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Continued Watercolor
8-Session Daytime Course

Go beyond the basics of paint application and learn how to construct strong, vibrant, personality-filled paintings as you hone your skills as a watercolor artist.

Date
Monday, January 22 - March 19, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Learn Portrait Painting from John Singer Sargent
8-Session Daytime Course

Copying a master is a powerful tool to improve your own painting skills. Students put portraitist John Singer Sargent's methods and techniques into practice, creating Sargent-inspired portraits that reflect his sense of depth, life, and three-dimensional form. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Beginning Oil Painting
8-Session Evening Course

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.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)