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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Beautiful Landscapes in Watercolor and Ink

Develop your technical skills in painting landscapes that vividly capture the atmosphere and elements of a scene.

Date of event
Tuesday, January 21 to February 25, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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 of event
Tuesday, January 21 to March 10, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 of event
Wednesday, January 22 to March 11, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 of event
Thursday, January 23 to March 12, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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 of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

Learn To Paint From the Impressionists

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 of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

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 of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

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

Date of event
Thursday, January 30 and February 6, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Watercolor Magic Tricks and Tips

Ready to experiment with some novel watercolor techniques? Try your hand at using some fascinating twists to add intriguing textures and nuances to your paintings.

Date of event
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Watercolor Magic Tricks and Tips

Ready to experiment with some novel watercolor techniques? Try your hand at using some fascinating twists to add intriguing textures and nuances to your paintings.

Date of event
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Touch Painting

This unique adult finger-painting class provides an opportunity for artist and non-artists alike to enjoy the relaxing benefits of creative art-making by getting messy with paint.

Date of event
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Touch Painting

This unique adult finger-painting class provides an opportunity for artist and non-artists alike to enjoy the relaxing benefits of creative art-making by getting messy with paint.

Date of event
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.