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Daytime Programs
Introduction to Watercolor

Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through classroom demonstration, discussion, and experimentation.

Date
Monday, January 7 to March 11, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18)
Introduction to Photography II

Whether you work digitally or on film, this course is ideal for students who are familiar with their cameras but are interested in expanding their understanding of photography fundamentals.

Date
Tuesday, January 8 to February 26, 2019 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Introduction to Drawing and Painting

In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting.

Date
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Introduction to Photography

Whether you want work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Two on-location shoots offer chances to put your new skills into practice.

Date
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media

Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Green.

Date
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Painting Is for Everyone

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.

Date
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand

The elegant and enduring Italic script has a venerable legacy. Begin your study of these versatile hand-written alphabets, which translate well into many practical and artistic applications.

Date
Thursday, January 10 to February 28, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Oil Pastels

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

Date
Thursday, January 10 to February 14, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

The elegance of hand-lettered calligraphy is unmatched by machine. This class gives students a chance to learn the basics of this graceful and stylish art in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Date
Thursday, January 10 to February 28, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing

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
Friday, January 11 to March 1, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Both techniques can offer new dimensions and interest to your artworks.

Date
Friday, January 11 and 18, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Continued Painting

Working on a personal project or from still-life and model arrangements, participants move beyond the basics to focus on discovering and developing their own unique painterly language.

Date
Friday, January 11 to March 1, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photography: A Hands-on History

Trace the development of photography in this unique course led by art historian and photographer Patricia Howard. Sessions are enhanced by a hands-on component in which students create their own imagery using the techniques and processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Friday, January 25 to March 1, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Composition

This three­-session workshop examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, January 28 to February 11, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bach and Handel: Two Titans of the Baroque

Though they shared a birth year, a native country, and dominance of their era’s musical world, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel never met. Saul Lilienstein brings them together in a six-part series that explores their creative genius and their legacies. 

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 5, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Art From a Broken Dish: Mosaics in the Pique Assiette Tradition

Take fresh to look at those chipped plates, old ceramic figurines, and other odds ends that accumulate in your home. Learn to transform them into the raw materials for one-of-a-kind mosaic pieces assembled in the centuries-old folk art technique called pique assiette.

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 19, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Baltimore Museums: A Study in Contrasts

The venerable Baltimore Museum of Art and the whimsical American Visionary Art Museum represent two distinctive and divergent aspects of the city’s cultural scene. Spend a fascinating day visiting both, seeing everything from Matisse masterworks to art by self-trained creators, and enjoying lunch at the BMA’s celebrated Chesapeake-inspired restaurant, Gertrude’s. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Paper Frenzy

Spend two sessions investigating new techniques as you have fun creating papers for collage and other art projects. Take home a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers accented by acrylic, inks, stamps, and other printmaking materials.

Date
Friday, February 22 and March 1, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The workshop, ideal for both nonartists and those with experience, is a great way to spark your creativity in two forms that offer wide possibilities for inventive expression.

Date
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your landscape and still-life paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges.

Date
Monday, March 4 and 11, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Philadelphia Flower Show

Inspired by the theme Wonders of Water, the 2018 edition of the world’s largest indoor flower exhibition—all 10 colorful acres of it—celebrates the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. The legendary show is the perfect place for gardeners and flower enthusiasts to spend a day filled with beauty.

Date
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monoprints Without a Press

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and other materials.

Date
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.