Workshops

Art & Aesthetics

Spring–Summer 2015 Workshops

Ensemble Introduction: Symbol, Metaphor, and Design
Monday and Tuesday, June 15–16 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
John Gatti, MFA
The Barnes Foundation’s eclectic ensembles combine diverse cultures and art forms. The juxtaposition of different pieces creates multiple levels of interpretation. This two-day workshop guides students through a process of discovery and provides a deeper understanding of the design, aesthetics, and conceptual associations in the gallery installations and ensembles.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Drawing with Scissors: Matisse Cut Paper
Monday and Tuesday, June 22–23 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
Henri Matisse remains among the rare artists whose late work was as original, vital, and controversial as their early work. In this two-day workshop, explore Matisse’s unorthodox method of using cut paper.  He originally used this practice to plan his compositions, but eventually developed the technique into finished works of art. Learn more about this fascinating medium as well as discovering your inner Matisse with a hands-on lesson in cut paper design.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Dr. Barnes and the Women Artists of the Barnes Collection
Monday and Tuesday, June 29–30 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: Linda Robinson, MEd
“Why are there so few women artists in the Barnes collection?” This workshop explores, through the lens of the Barnes collection, the history of female artists and their struggle for recognition. Learn about the women artists in the collection, including Mary Cassatt and Marie Laurencin, as well as unheralded female painters from the Renaissance through the modernist era.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine
Monday, July 13 -  Wednesday, July 16
10 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA
This workshop explores Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine’s diverse emotional responses to their experiences in Paris in the 1920s. These artists, Jewish expatriates fascinated by the studio and café life of Montmartre and Montparnasse, earned the reputation of peintres maudits (cursed painters). The Barnes Foundation houses an incredible number of masterpieces by these artists. Through examination of the formal elements in their work, students consider how Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine responded to their unique artistic, historical, and social position.
$600; members $540
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning
Monday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 14
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA
Read artists’ visual language 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, Manet, Picasso, and Rousseau.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Exploring the Collection: Line, Space, and Shape
Monday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 28        
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA
Using masterworks in the Barnes collection, learn how artists use techniques like dynamic line and ambiguous perspective to engage the eye and invite viewer into the work. Explore the art of El Greco, Gauguin, Soutine, Van Gogh, and others.
$450; members $405
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


 

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