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Workshops

Art & Aesthetics

Winter-Spring 2015 Workshops

Panel Discussion: Horticulture as a Career
January 24
3–4 pm
How do you turn a love of plants and gardening into a satisfying career? Join a conversation with a panel of Barnes Arboretum School alumni who work in a number of horticultural professions. Continue the conversation and meet fellow gardeners and professionals at a reception afterward.
$18; members $15
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Antique Genius and Dramatic Romantics: Drawing, Color, and Modern Painting
Mondays, February 2–March 2 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
In 19th-century France, artists were challenged to choose between two schools of thought. Some maintained an allegiance to drawing and the academic training of the École des Beaux-Arts, while others pursued emerging theories about color and new pigments. Focusing on David, Corot, and Manet, this workshop examines the evolution of modern painting from the tensions between old and new.
$300; members $270
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


From Periphery to Center: Institutionalizing Modern Art
Mondays, February 2–March 2 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Matthew Palczynski, PhD
When did modern art become modern? What role did patrons, collectors, dealers, exhibitions, galleries, and museums play in shaping and structuring our view of vanguard art? This workshop explores the institutionalization of modern art since the late 19th century, with particular emphasis on its inclusion in the canon of art history.    
$300; members $270
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


Ingres, Delacroix, and the Battle of Line and Color
Mondays, March 9–April 6 (4 classes)
6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Michael Rossman, MFA
Focusing on Ingres and Delacroix, examine the tensions that energized painting in 19th-century Paris. While some artists advocated for classical motifs and focused on line and drawing, a new generation emphasized color as the most important compositional element. Study these artists’ works and learn how they gave rise to a more modern style.
$300; members $270
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


The Barnes Collection: Painting Practice and a Look Beneath the Surface
Tuesdays, March 10–April 7 (4 classes)
6–8 pm
Instructor: Barbara Buckley, Barnes senior director of conservation
How do the artist's materials affect the appearance of a painting? Led by Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings Barbara Buckley, this workshop explores historic painting materials and techniques with a focus on impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings. Students look closely at paintings in the collection and are introduced to painting media including fresco, egg tempera, oil, and modern synthetic paints. Includes a visit to the Barnes conservation studio.
$300; members $270
Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.


 

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