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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Studio Arts
Thursday, October 15 to December 10, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 25)

Color is the heart of a good painting, and the right choices can help you provoke emotion and create a harmonious design. Take control of your palette as you enhance your knowledge, technical skills, and understanding of color theory in watercolor.

Studio Arts
Thursday, October 15 to December 10, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 25)

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

Studio Arts
Saturday, October 17 to December 12, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 28)

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)

Studio Arts
Saturday, October 17 to November 21, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

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

Studio Arts
Monday, October 19 to December 7, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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

Studio Arts
Monday, October 19 to December 7, 2020 – 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.