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Studio Arts: General Art Classes

In artist-led tours and talks, Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts painting instructor Adrienne Wyman offers a “behind-the-easel” perspective of masterworks exhibited at the National Gallery of Art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Monday, July 8 to 22, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In artist-led tours and talks, Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts painting instructor Adrienne Wyman offers a “behind-the-easel” perspective of masterworks exhibited at the National Gallery of Art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Monday, July 8 to 22, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation, students enhance their experience of color as they learn about the color wheel, the Munsell color chart, and the attributes of value, chroma, and hue. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Monday, July 8 to August 19, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class July 29)

Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Create a memorable way to record your travels, explorations, or just adventures through daily life. Learn all the basics of making personal illustrated art journals on paper with drawings in pen and watercolors.

Event date
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Get a taste of three of our most popular studio arts courses—in watercolor, beginning drawing, and collage mixed-media—for a single night each as you enjoy a glass of wine and stimulate the artist within.

Event date
Thursday, September 12 to 26, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.