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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Studio Arts Course

John Singer Sargent: Figure and Landscape In Oils - In Person

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Gain insight into John Singer Sargent’s artistic philosophy, color palette, and materials—as well as an overview of his life—through lectures, demonstrations, and an instructor-led museum tour and talk. Then, students create their own Sargent-inspired paintings. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Studio Arts Course

Rustic European Doorways in Watercolor

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Old, weathered doorways lining many of Europe’s passageways are perfect subjects for a watercolor painting. In this class, students learn to capture brick-, stone-, and stucco-covered old walls, textured wooden doors, window dressings, and glass panes.


Studio Arts Course

Sumi-e Watercolor for Beginners

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Working with watercolor, employ beautiful and minimal brush strokes to depict the wonders of the natural world in the style of Sumi-e, meant to convey the Ch’i or vital energy of what it depicts.


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Quick-Sketch European Tour: France and Spain

Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

Capture scenes from France and Spain in flowing watercolors on your virtual journey through Europe’s historic cities and rustic landscapes.


Studio Arts Workshop

Floral Compositions for Painting and Drawing

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Discover new layout plans and confidently bypass old ways of thinking as you create inspiring floral compositions. Color, the principles of design, and elements of art are covered in the workshop.


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Portrait Painting in Oil and Acrylic

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to paint expressive portraits as you improve your observational skills, the ability to see angles and shapes, and your understanding of color and value. The class emphasizes how to define a subject’s unique features by determining shapes of light and shadow.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Watercolor

Monday, April 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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


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Botanicals in Watercolor I

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

In this class open to all levels, students discover the versatility and fluidity of working in watercolors while exploring the functional and aesthetic elements of color and design found in plants.


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Botanicals in Watercolor II

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Build on your botanical painting skills in this next-level class as you create vibrant watercolors inspired by nature.  Learn to focus on the texture and detail of botanical subjects including flowers, fruits, and vegetables.


Studio Arts Course

Beginning Oil Painting - In Person

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

In this course, 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.


Studio Arts Course

Principles of Abstraction

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Discover the basic elements of abstraction, a very important element of the visual arts, and create your own exciting and innovative works.


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Introduction to Indirect Oil Painting: Cezanne-Inspired Still Life Compositions - In Person

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Work with the vibrant medium of oils—a favorite among the Impressionists—as you learn to achieve similar brilliant and subtle effects in you art.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Watercolor

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

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