Supply lists are available below.
Course Skill Level Key: See the symbol(s) at the end of each course description to determine the recommended skill level for students. Most classes are open to artists of all skill levels. Teenagers age 15 and up are eligible to register for adult classes.
= Some Experience
= All Levels
Drop-in Open Figure Drawing Studio
1st and 3rd Monday of the month
January 21 (Cancelled), February 4, March 4 and 18 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Whether you are experienced at drawing the human figure or just beginning, this drop-in open studio is a great way to practice drawing from a live model. All drawing media is welcome. No open studio in December or on February 18. $5 per session, pay at the door (cash or check only), no reservations.
Drawing to Painting
Mondays, January 7 – February 4 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This class is for beginners or those wanting to brush up on their skills with individual attention in a relaxed environment. Complete beginners will start with drawing. No class January 21. Instructor: Roe Murray. $140 Members, $160 Non-Members.
Monoprinting Intensive: Playing with a Press
Mondays, February 11 – February 25 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Learn to make monoprints using the museum’s professional etching press. Work with simple materials for imagery, line and texture—ferns, flowers, leaves, cheesecloth, string, or paper stencils—creating a variety of layered, abstract compositions and one-of-a-kind prints. Supply fee included. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. $130 Members, $150 Non-Members.
Tuesdays, January 8 – March 12 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Practice basic drawing techniques. Gesture, contour, quality of line, composition, form, and perspective will be emphasized. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. $170 Members, $195 Non-Members.
Tuesdays, January 8 – March 12 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
This watercolor class is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to take command of their watercolor paintings. Classes will cover materials, techniques, and paint application methods that keep watercolors fresh and airy. No class on March 5. Instructor: Wendy Hatch. $245 Members, $270 Non-Members.
Wednesdays, January 9 – March 13 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This course will focus on approaches and techniques for representational oil painting. Direct observation along with working from a photographic reference will be the basis for combining light, shadow, and color to create realistic paintings. Instructor: Frank DePietro. $270 Members, $295 Non-Members.
Drawing and Painting
Wednesdays, January 9 – March 13 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work. Instructor: Eo Omwake. $270 Members, $295 Non-Members.
Wednesdays, January 9 – March 13 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Use color, shape, and brushstrokes to loosen up your artwork and move from realistic painting towards more expressive painting. Instructor: Eo Omwake. $270 Members, $295 Non-Members.
Thursdays, January 10 – March 14 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Post-beginner to advanced students will continue to learn about watercolors and refine their skills. Instructor: Cynthia Swanson. $270 Members, $295 Non-Members.
Thursdays, January 10 – March 14 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This is a good basic course for beginning and intermediate painters interested in acrylic or gouache painting. The instructor will advise students on materials and methods while providing individual instruction tailored to each student’s particular needs and interests. The class will study various artists for inspiration. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. $170 Members, $195 Non-Members.
Gelli Plates for Home Printing
Monday, March 11 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Experiment with this fun printing process! Gelli prints can be made at home with a reusable plate and inexpensive craft paint with unique and creative results. Supply fee included. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. $50 Members, $70 Non-Members.