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Workshops

Art & Aesthetics

Summer–Fall 2014 Workshops

Surrealism and the Barnes Collection: A Journey into Imagination
Monday and Tuesday, August 4–5 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John Gatti, MFA, and Carol Royer, MEd
Encounter a world where dreams and reality coexist and artists reveal their deepest psychological musings. Explore the compositional devices and visual symbolism of surrealist painters. In addition to close looking in the galleries, stimulate other senses via interactive exercises and projects.

$450; members $405
Register online or call 215.278.7200.


Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning
Monday and Tuesday, August 11–12 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John Gatti, MFA
Read artists’ visual languages and the elements that reveal their narrative intentions. Learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist’s voice. Consider Bonnard, Cézanne, Picasso, Manet, and Matisse.

$450; members $405
Register online or call 215.278.7300.


Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Mondays, September 8–29 (4 classes) 
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
Renoir was unique in his broad subject matter—landscapes, interiors, still lifes, and portraits—and made deeply personal pieces as well as commissions. His 181 works in the Barnes have been recently catalogued and documented by Martha Lucy and John House in Renoir in the Barnes Foundation. Using this publication, examine Renoir’s blend of modern and classical.

$300; members $270
Register online or call 215.278.7200.


Museums, Modern Art, and the Shock of the New
Mondays, September 8–29 (4 classes) 
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Ian Bourland, PhD
When Dr. Barnes showcased his collection at PAFA in 1923, the Philadelphia art establishment reviewed it as radical and even vulgar. Consider how America has been introduced to avant-garde practice and work by artists from abroad, and how exhibitions have exposed audiences to "the shock of the new.”

$300; members $270
Register online or call 215.278.7200.


Architecture in the Age of Renoir, Cézanne, and Picasso
Tuesdays, September 9–30 (4 classes) 
6–8 pm
Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD
From the 1860s to the 1930s, Paris was a nexus for innovation in architecture and in painting, both steeped in tradition and progressively modern. Explore comparisons between select masterpieces in the Barnes collection and great architectural achievements like the Palais Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, and buildings by Le Corbusier.

$300; members $270
Register online or call 215.278.7200.


Alternative American Modernisms
Tuesdays, September 9–30 (4 classes) 
6–8 pm
Instructor: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, PhD
The Barnes served many homegrown artists during the first half of the 20th century. Focusing on the work of black artists and queer white artists, examine the impact of Dr. Barnes and the Foundation on the development of "alternative" modernisms at the start of the 20th century.

$300; members $270
Register online or call 215.278.7200.


Drawing Skills and Painting Outcomes
Tuesdays, September 30–November 4 (6 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
At the Barnes and PAFA, examine paintings where the artist’s drawing skills influence brushstrokes and the depiction of subject matter. Emphases are integration of drawing as part of personal touch and its role in the spatial conception and graphic construction of a painting. Learn how drawing contributes to a painting’s outcome and to an artist’s plans for future work.

To register, visit pafa.edu/CE or call 215.972.7632.


 

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