Workshops

Art Classes

Winter–Spring 2016 Workshops

 

Picasso and Myth
Tuesdays, February 2–23 (4 classes)

6–8 pm
Instructor: Jennie Hirsh, PhD
This workshop considers the ways in which myth intersects with the life and art of Pablo Picasso. Explore the classical subject matter of his paintings and prints and consider the various “myths” that have surrounded and contributed to the identity of Picasso, whose alter ego was the mythical Minotaur. This workshop offers a lens through which to examine Picasso’s early and later works and the attention he drew from critics, art historians, and the general public.
$300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


Learning to See
Thursdays, February 18–March 24 (6 classes)
10 am–noon
Instructor: Deborah Krupp, PhD
Learn how to look at paintings and sculptures and explore questions of medium and the nature of art in this workshop appropriate for the seasoned art enthusiast as well as the novice. Admission includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on final class date. Takes place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066.
$250; members $225

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

Picasso’s Wars
Mondays, March 14–April 11 (4 classes)
6–8 pm
Instructor: Matthew Palczynski, PhD
Picasso’s declaration that “painting is not done to decorate apartments [. . .] it is an instrument of war” is at the core of this workshop, which explores the darker themes in his art. Picasso, perpetually haunted by death throughout his career, carefully investigated the desperation of the human condition, which he expressed in scenes of war and depictions of death, suffering, and decay.
$300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200


Lessons Picasso Taught Us
Tuesdays, March 15–April 12 (4 classes)
6–8 pm
Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
Among Picasso’s many contributions to painting was the way he emphasized his skill with form, color, line, and shape while referencing places, people, and objects he encountered in daily life. This artist-led workshop examines Picasso’s major paintings in the Barnes collection and their innovations in form and content. This workshop also considers Picasso’s influence on the artists who followed in his wake.
$300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7200

 

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