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Sur la Plage: Painting the Beach

6 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

6 sessions from July 20 to August 24, 2023
Code: 1V00WZ
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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By Joaquín Sorolla

Summer, sunshine, wind, water, and waves. The light, movement, and colors of the beach have long been an inspiration for artists.

In this workshop, explore the way the masters of seaside painting—Joaquín Sorolla, Edward Henry Potthast, William Merritt Chase, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin, and John Singer Sargent—captured the atmosphere of the beach.

The artists’ methods, materials, brushwork, and use of color are studied as students learn techniques such as how to create the effects of sunlight and shadow in their own paintings. Students are encouraged to bring in favorite beach photos to use as a reference or may choose from a selection of images provided by the instructor. How to choose a great reference image (and how to edit that image for the optimal painting composition) is discussed; students may work in either oil or acrylic paints.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Adrienne Wyman .
  • This program includes 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction online.
  • All Studio Arts programs require an online ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student registered for the online program.
  • This program will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
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