Studio Arts Other Media Art and Architecture Courses Bach to Brubeck (and everything in between)
Beginning Acrylic Painting
8-Session Evening Course
Are you ready to pick up a paint brush? Painting is as much about how you think as it is the process of putting colors on canvas. This beginning-level course introduces both the skills needed to paint, and how to observe and reflect the world around you like an artist.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Painting Is for Everyone
6-Session Afternoon Course
If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Oil Pastels for Everyone
6-Session Afternoon Course
Get a grounding in the basics of this exciting medium in a course that will have you painting in vibrant new colors—and perhaps developing ideas for your other works.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Exploring Abstraction
8-Session Afternoon Course
This is a process-oriented class with an emphasis on visual way of thinking. Explore the basis of abstraction by studying color, line, shape and composition and learn how our emotions are influenced by the interplay of these visual elements.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Beginning Oil Painting
8-Session Evening Course
View the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s online collection of Public Works of Art Project paintings to see how other artists employed the painting techniques you learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation. Working from still-life arrangements, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing to gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Beginning Oil Painting
8-Session Afternoon Course
View the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s online collection of Public Works of Art Project paintings to see how other artists employed the painting techniques you learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation. Working from still-life arrangements, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing to gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:30 PM