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Composition

3-Session Daytime Course

Monday, February 4 to 18, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00EP
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"Moroccan Café", 1913, by Henri Matisse (Hermitage Museum)

Please Note: This class has an adjusted schedule (originally Jan. 28 to Feb. 11, 2019).

Composition is one of the most important of elements of any artwork. This two­-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.

The sessions include a visual presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises, helping participants gain a finer appreciation of compositional aspects such as structure and balance, positive and negative space, contrast and color. They create several collages based on art works and themes discussed, and explore connections between formal elements of visual art and the emotional impact of works of art as a whole. All supplies are included.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit

Instructor: Shahin Shikhaliyev

3 sessions, 3 hours each

Location
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3038/39
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)