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Studio Arts: Painting Classes
Oil Painting Boot Camp
2-Session Weekend Course

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.

Date
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fall Plein Air Painting

Using the Smithsonian gardens as inspiration, learn the secrets of plein air landscape and architectural painting on location. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, September 15 to October 6, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Watercolor

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

Date
Monday, September 17 to November 5, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Introduction to Drawing and Painting

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
Wednesday, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Painting is For Everyone

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 10 to December 5, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Beginning Oil Painting

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 11 to December 6, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces

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)

Date
Saturday, October 13 to December 8, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
Learn to Paint Like Monet

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)

Date
Saturday, October 13 to December 8, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
Introduction to Watercolor

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 14 to December 9, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
Techniques in Modernist Painting

Experiment with a variety of painting styles such as cubism, suprematism, and abstract expressionism to learn practical applications of the concepts and techniques of modernism. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, October 15 to December 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
Self-Portraits: Painting

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)

Date
Monday, November 19 to December 3, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

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
Monday, November 19 and 26, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.