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Mother and Child Painting in Oil

In-Person Class

4 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00AJ
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$165 - Member
$185 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. COVID-19 Requirements for In-Person Classes
  2. Supply List

"The Caress", by Mary Cassatt (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Artists such as Mary Cassatt, Gary Melcher, Auguste Renoir, and Berthe Morisot are known for their masterful paintings that captured the emotional bonds between mothers and children. After some class discussion, students put into practice some of these artists’ oil painting techniques, completing studies using provided reference images. Afterward, students may create their own mother-child-themed painting of a family member or friend.

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

Other Information

  • The instructor is Adrienne Wyman.
  • 4 sessions, 3 hours each
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.

*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)