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Next Upcoming Session:
April 28, 2024

En Plein Air Painting in a Smithsonian Garden: Post-Impressionism Inspired by Cézanne - In Person

5 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

5 sessions from April 7 to May 5, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00FY
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

By Sandra Gobar

Using watercolors, capture the nuances of the light and flora in the Smithsonian’s beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden just as Paul Cézanne would have done.

This landscape painting intensive experience focuses on helping you to see the gardens through Cézanne’s eyes and then to develop your own Post-Impressionistic interpretation of the garden. The class includes demonstrations and lectures on color theory, optical color mixing, and landscape composition. For inspiration, works by Cézanne are viewed and discussed.

Students are recommended to have basic drawing and watercolor painting skills.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Gobar.
  • This program includes 5 sessions, 4 hours each.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 5, 2024.
  • World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
  • View Common FAQs about our Studio Arts programs.

*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.