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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Scientific Illustration – Watercolor and Ink 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Learn to see like a scientist as you use watercolor and ink to illustrate specimens from nature. Experienced students develop their skills in applying key techniques such as composition, working with color, and recording fine detail in nature journaling, watercolor painting, drawing, and creating stand-alone biological illustrations.

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Introduction to Watercolor

Sunday, July 9, 2023 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 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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Watercolor Techniques and Textures

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Take your paintings to the next level by learning watercolor techniques to create washes and contrasting textured areas using drybrush, splattering, and lifting.

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The Magic of Light and Shadow in Watercolor

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Learn to create patterns of light and dark in watercolor through demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

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Beginning Oil Painting - In Person

Tuesday, July 11, 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.

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Bienvenu à la Maison: French Architectural Details in Watercolor

Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

A sunlit balcony, a window box filled with flowers, and a welcoming doorway—there is no mistaking when these architectural details are part of a home in France. Working from your own photos or ones provided by the instructor, learn to capture these unique details in flowing watercolor.

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Techniques in Modernist Painting

Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Experiment with 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)

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Sur la Plage: Painting the Beach

Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

The light, movement, and colors of the beach have long been an inspiration for artists. In this workshop, explore the techniques of masters of seaside painting as preparation for creating your own beach memory.

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Watercolor Workshop: Quick-Sketch for a Day

Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

Spend the day learning to capture your travels with loose lines and painterly colors. Discover how to simplify a scene and to compose and draw more organically and confidently. This go-with-the-flow technique is perfect for studies, travel journals, and finished fine art.

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Color Stories Journal

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Explore your relationship to individual colors and how they connect to many facets of your life. Practice simple, playful acrylic painting techniques incorporating all the colors of the spectrum, plus black and white. Then begin to record personal stories in a journal to use every day.

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Botanical Illustration: Watercolor Flowers

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Learn watercolor techniques specific to botanical illustration, including dry brushing and creating small details, while working from sketches or photos of real flowers.

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Abstract Watercolor for Beginners

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Learn to embrace and celebrate the unpredictability, versatility, and beauty of watercolor. Class discussions cover supplies; color theory, palettes and pigment control; and various exercises and experiments to achieve different effects.

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Impressionism in the Franciscan Monastery Gardens: Cézanne-Inspired En Plein Air Landscape Intensive - In Person

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Capture the nuances of the natural light in the gardens of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America with water-based oils, watercolors, or acrylic paints on canvas as Impressionist artists would.