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Introduction to Indirect Oil Painting: Cézanne-Inspired Still-Life Compositions - In Person

4 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

4 sessions from Sunday, October 15, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023
Upcoming Session:
Sunday, October 15, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00YM
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

Still Life with Apples and Peaches by Paul Cézanne, 1905 (The National Gallery of Art)

The vibrant medium of oils was a favorite among Impressionist artists because of its luminosity and color layering effects. Working from still-life arrangements reminiscent of Cézanne’s in studio sessions, learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects achievable with oil paints. 

The intensive workshop includes demonstrations and lectures on color theory, color mixing, optical mixing, and composition. For inspiration and creative ideas, works by Cézanne are viewed and discussed. Students work in oils and should have basic drawing skills.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Gobar.
  • This program includes 4 sessions, 4 hours each.
  • Class will not be held on October 29.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, October 13, 2023.

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.
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