Inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today, this 3-session workshop examines the art of self-portraiture and puts techniques observed at the exhibition into practice to create beautiful, expressive self-portraits. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
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.
Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through classroom demonstration, discussion, and experimentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working on a personal project or from still-life and model arrangements, participants move beyond the basics to focus on discovering and developing their own unique painterly language.
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, 1/2 credit)
Discover the secrets of Claude Monet’s methods, materials, and brushwork, then create your own impressionist-style masterpiece. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Whether you have never picked up a brush or haven’t painted in years, this 2-day workshop provides a solid foundation in the basics of working in oil. By the end of the weekend, you’ll be on your way to painting like a pro.