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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Techniques in Modernist Painting

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)

Date of event
Tuesday, October 15 to December 10, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

Landscape Painting

Working in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, students focus on the purpose, approach, and techniques used to create compelling landscape paintings.

Date of event
Wednesday, October 16 to December 11, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

Botanicals in Watercolor

In this workshop open to all levels, students discover the versatility and fluidity of working in watercolors while exploring the functional and aesthetic elements of color and design found in plants.

Date of event
Thursday, October 17 to November 7, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Painting Is for Everyone

Get your feet and your brush wet in this course designed to introduce you to the art of painting without the intimidation of rules and methods. Students get acquainted with brushes and the watercolor medium using exercises designed by the instructor.

Date of event
Thursday, October 17 to December 12, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28)

Beginning Oil Painting

In this course combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation, 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.

Date of event
Thursday, October 17 to December 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28)

Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces

Explore the techniques of artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today as you practice the skills of the masters, using their exact colors, canvas types, and paint applications. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Saturday, October 19 to December 14, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 30)

Lessons in Portrait Painting from Sargent and Whistler

Create your own elegant portrait painting. Students are inspired by viewing the work of John Singer Sargent and James McNeil Whistler, combined with class lectures and demonstrations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Saturday, October 19 to December 14, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 30)

Introduction to Watercolor

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

Date of event
Sunday, October 20 to December 15, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Dec. 1)

Introduction to Watercolor

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

Date of event
Monday, October 21 to December 16, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)