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

4 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.to Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 9:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00LF
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$165 - Member
$185 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

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By Nick Cruz Velleman

Using watercolor and oil pastels, learn the strategies Delacroix, Turner, Monet, and Cézanne employed to harness light in their images. By looking deep into their work, participants investigate how these masters’ use of color manipulates our experience of light in their images. In-class exercises focus on making studies of masterworks to create similar luminous effects. A beginning watercolor class or equivalent experience is strongly recommended, but not required for this course.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Nick Cruz Velleman.
  • 4 sessions, 3 hours each (no class November 22)
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.
  • World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom.

*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.

This online program is presented on Zoom.