Semester Courses

Art Classes

Winter–Spring 2016 Courses

Art Now
Tuesdays, January 26–May 3 (14 classes)
Noon–2 pm
Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
Examine the practice of artists working today and their response to cultural, social, political, and ideological issues. Meet artists, scholars, art dealers, and other visual art professionals, and visit exhibitions, cultural institutions, and artists' studios. Past courses have included visits to the West Collection in Oaks, PA; the Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$900; members $810. To register, please call 215.278.7200.


Art through the Ages
Tuesdays, January 26–May 3 (14 classes)
Noon–3 pm
Instructor: William Perthes, MA
Learn how artists creatively borrow from their artistic predecessors. Focusing on important artistic traditions from France, Italy, and the Netherlands, this class explores how artistic traditions influenced one another and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.
$750; members $675. This course is sold out. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please call 215.278.7308.


Paris: The Luminous Years
Tuesdays, January 26–May 3 (14 classes)
2–4 pm
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
From the 1860s through the 1930s, Paris was the epicenter of artistic innovation and experimentation. Artists converged on the City of Light, uprooting centuries of artistic tradition to create modernism. The Barnes collection is a record of this critical period of artistic development. This course explores the modernists' source of inspiration, converging visions, and personal relationships.
$900; members $810. This course is sold out. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please call 215.278.7300.


Decoding Barnes's Ensembles
Tuesdays, January 26–May 3 (14 classes)
6
–9 pm
Instructor: William Perthes, MA 
Discover the unexpected and exciting relationships uniting the Barnes collection's paintings, ironwork, furniture, ceramics, and textiles. Barnes's ensembles arrange disparate objects side by side, disrupting traditional historic and geographic boundaries while presenting visual clues to the interrelationship between fine art and everyday objects. Gain a deeper appreciation of the uniqueness of the Barnes collection by understanding the principles of light, line, color, and space, around which the ensembles are organized.
$750; members $675. This course is sold out. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please call 215.278.7308.


Thesis Seminar: Third Year
Thursdays, January 28–May 6 
11 am–1 pm
Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
This course offers students the opportunity to conduct research in the Barnes collection and to develop a research paper in conjunction with faculty. Upon successful completion of the course, students who have completed the other elements of the Art and Aesthetics Certificate Program are eligible to receive their certificates and be recognized at graduation.
$900; members $810. To register, please call 215.278.7200.