Other Media Painting
Studio Arts: Drawing Classes
Pastel Portraits

Degas, Manet, and Cassatt achieved remarkable portraits by employing the strong line and luminous color of pastels. Participants in this workshop are introduced to methods for achieving similar results, through sketching or a detailed portrait study. Intermediate students work in the studio with a live model and focus on the elements of portraiture and pastel technique. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Still-Life in Pastel

Beginning and experienced students work directly from still-life arrangements as they explore the techniques of cross-hatching and layering of color in this one-day workshop.

Date
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Oil Pastels for Everyone
6-Session Evening Course

Both beginners and seasoned artists can learn to take advantage of the creative possibilities of this rich pigmented, vibrant, and versatile medium.

Date
Tuesday, July 11 to August 15, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
6-Session Evening Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Tuesday, July 11 to August 15, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
6-Session Weekend Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Saturday, July 15 to August 19, 2017 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
6-Session Weekend Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Sunday, July 16 to August 20, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects
6-Session Weekend Course

The depiction of the human form on cave walls and the rendering of the figure throughout history, across cultures and artistic styles, underscore the significance of its continued study. Students make use of this venerated artistic form in this course designed to help develop their skill in capturing the figure on paper.

Date
Sunday, July 16 to August 20, 2017 – 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Pastel Intensive Weekend Workshop: Impressionism in the Smithsonian Gardens
2-Session Weekend Course

Take your cue from Monet’s masterful techniques and your inspiration from the varied and vivid Smithsonian gardens as you explore the brilliant and subtle effects of pastels.

Date
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.