Recent findings in neuroscience reveal how our visual system informs and interprets the visible world for us. As an example of science informing art, students in this painting class hear about neuroscientific concepts such as “peak shift” (how the brain responds to exaggerated stimuli) and “laws of grouping” (how the brain organizes visual elements into groups). By merging new findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art such as value, shape, and color, the students’ paintings take on new and fresh creative edges.
Students benefit from individual instruction and group critiques. Some painting experience preferred.
This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
- The instructor is Chester Kasnowski.
- 2 sessions, 1.5 hours each
- This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.
- 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.