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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Studio Arts
Thursday, March 11 and 18, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Learn to capture the likeness of a sunlit sculpture in watercolors. Explore how dramatic sunlight and layered shadows can give a watercolor painting a sense of dimension. This new way of seeing can be your stepping-stone to the world of watercolor portraiture.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, April 13 to June 1, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, April 13 to June 1, 2021 - 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.

Studio Arts
Thursday, April 15 to June 3, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

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)

Studio Arts
Saturday, April 17 to June 12, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class May 29)

Learn about the painting techniques of plein-air painters like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. Then, follow their footsteps virtually, painting the same motifs found in Provence. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Studio Arts
Saturday, April 17 to June 12, 2021 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (no class May 29)

Students use photographs or images as references, while relying on personal interpretation to make their landscape paintings unique.

Studio Arts
Monday, April 19 to June 14, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET (no class May 31)

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

Studio Arts
Thursday, May 6 to June 24, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

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