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4-Session Daytime Course
Thursday, February 20 to March 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Moroccan Café, 1913, by Henri Matisse (Hermitage Museum)
Composition is one of the most important of elements of any artwork. This four-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.
Instructor: Shahin Talishkhan
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
4 sessions, 3 hours each
*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)