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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Studio Arts Workshop

Mini Watercolor Painting Workshop

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Students work in miniature—3 in. x 5 in. or smaller—to paint watercolors perfect for framing, or to give as a special card to a friend or loved one.


Studio Arts Course

Decorative Letters in Watercolor

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Get an introduction to stylized lettering, including altered block letters, botanical borders, and illuminated initials with vines and flourishes.


Studio Arts Course

Painting Water… with Watercolor

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Learn simple and easy techniques to create land and seascape paintings. Special emphasis is given to various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and masking.


Studio Arts Course

Beginning Oil Painting - In Person

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.


Studio Arts Course

Poetic Watercolor Skies

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Discover how to capture the sky’s ever-changing moods in watercolor. Learn techniques for rendering the sky, whether filled with wispy cirrus clouds or dramatic cumulus clouds.


Studio Arts Course

Drawing Light… and How the Masters Did It – In Color

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Using watercolor, learn the strategies Delacroix, Turner, Monet, and Cézanne employed to harness light in their images. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Studio Arts Course

Principles of Abstraction

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Discover the basic elements of abstraction, a very important element of the visual arts, and create your own exciting and innovative works.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Watercolor

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 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 Course

Color Stories Journal

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET

Explore your relationship to individual colors and how they connect to many facets of your life. Practice simple and playful acrylic painting techniques incorporating all the colors of the spectrum, plus black and white. Then, begin to record personal stories in a journal to use every day.


Studio Arts Course

John Singer Sargent: Figure and Landscape - In Person

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Gain insight into John Singer Sargent’s artistic philosophy, color palette, and materials—as well as an overview of his life—through lectures, demonstrations, and an instructor-led museum tour and talk. Then, students create their own Sargent-inspired paintings. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Studio Arts Course

Rustic European Doorways in Watercolor

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Old, weathered doorways lining many of Europe’s passageways are perfect subjects for a watercolor painting. In this class, students learn to capture brick-, stone-, and stucco-covered old walls, textured wooden doors, window dressings, and glass panes.


Studio Arts Course

Sumi-e Watercolor for Beginners

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Working with watercolor, employ beautiful and minimal brush strokes to depict the wonders of the natural world in the style of Sumi-e, meant to convey the Ch’i or vital energy of what it depicts.