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Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces
8-Session Weekend Course
Saturday, April 21 to June 16, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class May 26)
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Oil painting techniques have evolved over the centuries, with each generation of artists learning from earlier masters and adding to that body of knowledge through trial, error, and experience.
In this class, students explore the techniques of artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today. Sessions include lectures, painting demonstrations, and exercises designed to offer an opportunity to practice the skills of the masters, using the exact colors, canvas types, and paint application techniques.
Through viewing paintings at the National Gallery and practice in the studio, students learn technical secrets and understand how artists achieved their signature effects.
The objective is not to copy the style of a famous artist, but to learn skills that can be utilized in your own work. The combination of art history and hands-on painting can broaden any artist’s range of skills.
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World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit
Instructor: Adrienne Wyman
8 sessions; 3 hours each (no class May 26)
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)