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Studio Arts: Painting Classes
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, October 6 to December 8, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 10 or Nov. 24)
Lessons in Genre Painting from Vermeer
8-Session Weekend Course

The ideal complement to the National Gallery’s exhibit Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting, this intermediate course explores the artist’s paintings and the distinctive techniques that you can incorporate into in your own work. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 7 to December 9, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 11 and Nov. 25)
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, October 11 to December 6, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
Painting Is for Everyone
6-Session Daytime Course

If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence.

Date
Wednesday, October 11 to November 15, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Painting from Your Favorite Photos
8-Session Daytime 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
Wednesday, October 11 to December 6, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
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
Wednesday, October 11 to December 6, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
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
Thursday, October 12 to December 7, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
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, October 15 to December 10, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
Introduction to Watercolor
8-Session Daytime 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
Monday, October 16 to December 4, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Learn To Paint From the Impressionists
8-Session Afternoon Course

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, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, October 16 to December 4, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection
2-Session Daytime Course

Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your landscape and still-life paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges.

Date
Tuesday, November 7 and 14, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.