Museum School Workshops: Painting

Paint in the field or study a variety of approaches in the studio. Whether it’s the figure, landscape or abstraction created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, ink, gouache, encaustics or pastels, you’re bound to get that brush moving!

Visual Research & Painting From Source Material with Pete Hocking

January 27 - January 31
Monday-Friday, 10-3pm

$335 for members, $350 for non-members, 5 sessions

Painters draw inspiration from sources, be it observation, experience, dreams, imagination, objects, writing, photographs, mirrors, drawings, or other manifestations of visual culture. Approaching painting as a subjective art form, this workshop will consider ways artists …

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The Expanded Studio with Nanc Hart

May 15 - May 16
Friday + Saturday, 9:30-4:30pm

$215 for members, $225 non-members, 2 sessions

This is a course that promotes physical, psychosocial and spiritual engagement through given exercises, tactile and thoughtful applications of making the participants work with multiple materials, tools, and images to expand possibilities in their work. …

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Wet on Wet Watercolor with Lisa Goren

May 15
Friday, 10-2pm

$115 for members, $125 for non-members, 1 session

This is a class designed to help create a looser approach to watercolors, enable a student to feel more capable with the paints, and end “tight” painting. The workshop focuses on working with water, learning …

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An Intuitive Approach to Painting with Laurence Young

May 26 - May 29
Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-12:30pm

$285 for members, $300 for non-members, 4 sessions

Through observation, intuitive decision-making, and experimental play, you will discover new choices and new insight into your work. By creating arbitrary paint strokes, lines, and accidental muddles you will learn how to incorporate them into …

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Drawing for Painting with Valerie Isaacs

June 22 - June 26
Monday-Friday, 9:30-1:30pm

$285 for members, $300 for non-members, 5 sessions

Painting will come easier if your drawing skills are strong.  Gain control of proportional relationships and perspective. Simplify complexity for stronger shapes in composition.  Clarify your seeing of light and dark. Class will be taught …

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Master Class in Fundamentals: A Painting Workshop with Donald Beal and Rob Dutoit

June 30 - July 2
Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-4:30pm

$415 for members, $425 for non-members, 3 sessions

This is a three day intensive workshop, open to all levels, taught by Donald Beal and Rob DuToit. Mornings will involve working from the still life and model. In the afternoons we will venture into …

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Portrait Painting: Heads Above with Aaron Michael Thompson

July 6 - July 10
Monday-Friday, 1:30-4:30pm

$425 for members, $450 for non-members. Includes model fee. , 5 sessions

The portrait will be the departure point for a discussion of simplification and abstraction in pictorial structure for this four-day workshop. Through reducing the visible to its simplest terms we will attempt to develop accuracy …

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Painting Without a Plan with Marc Kundmann

July 13 - July 17
Monday-Friday, 1-4pm

$315 for members, $325 for non-members, 5 sessions

What happens when you approach a blank canvas with little idea of what your final painting will be? In this workshop, we’ll create a painting from a whisper of an idea, or none at all, …

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Pastel Painting: The Wet and Dry Way with Jakki Kouffman

July 20 - July 24
Monday-Friday, 9:30-12:30

$285 for members, $300 for non-members, 5 sessions

We’ll start with charcoal and neutral-colored dry pastels and then move to mono-chromatic underpaintings, followed by exercises in full color pastel and wet media. Applying techniques such as stippling, hatching, weaving and layering, we’ll explore …

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Wet on Wet Watercolor with Lisa Goren

July 24
Friday, 10-2pm

$115 for members, $125 for non-members, 1 session

This is a class designed to help create a looser approach to watercolors, enable a student to feel more capable with the paints, and end “tight” painting. The workshop focuses on working with water, learning …

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