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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

Seeing More: Art, Virtues, and Our Lives

4-Session Daytime Course on Zoom

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to Monday, May 10, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Code: 1V00UV
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"State Names, 2000", by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elizabeth Ann Dugan and museum purchase

Find new inspiration through deeper understanding of art by developing your skills in decoding (reading) and encoding (expressing) visual meaning.  Each week, students explore a selected work of art from the Smithsonian’s and other collections that is connected to a virtue such as discernment, resilience, fortitude, and service. The artworks serve as the basis for hands-on marking and mapping exercises in a variety of artistic media and techniques. In a culminating project, connect virtues to significant life experiences to create a personal set of expressive visual pages that become your own unique “coloring book”.

No art experience necessary; open to all levels.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Renee Sandell.
  • 4 sessions, 2 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • 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 streaming 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
  • 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.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.