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Studio Arts: General Art Classes

Get a taste of three of our most popular studio arts courses—in watercolor, drawing, and collage and 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.

Get a “behind-the-easel” perspective on masterworks at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery of Art from a knowledgeable artist. Viewings address historical and social context, as well as demystify technique. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Monday, October 7 to 28, 2019 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 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, October 21 to December 16, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

This four­-session workshop examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Tuesday, October 29 to November 19, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Get a “behind-the-easel” perspective on masterworks at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery of Art from a knowledgeable artist. Viewings address historical and social context, as well as demystify technique. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Monday, November 18 to December 9, 2019 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.