Programs: Calendar

ESTAR(SER)

Art of Attention

A performance, lecture, and workshop. What does it mean to “pay attention” to art? How can we do it better? Learn the art of attention at this performance, lecture, and workshop led by visiting members of the artists’ collective known as ESTAR(SER), where they present new findings on the history of artistic enchantment and lead audience members through exercises of sustained attention. Includes collection access.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
11am-12:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $30; members free

Register online or call 215.278.7200

 

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

Modigliani, Pascin, and Soutine

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.

July 13, 2015 (Start of 3-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $600; members $540*

*The July–September 2015 print calendar lists incorrect prices for this workshop. We apologize for the error. Correct prices are listed above.

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Make More Plants

Make More Plants: Propagation workshop

Instructor: Bruce Keyser

The best time of year to propagate many trees and shrubs is midsummer. In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for successfully rooting greenwood cuttings from master propagator Bruce Keyser, using plant material from the Barnes Arboretum living collections. Participants make their own sweatboxes, a key to successfully rooting the cuttings they take home. Fee includes all materials; participants should bring their own lunch.

July 22, 2015
10 am–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $84; members $76

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Exploring the Collection

Exploring the Collection: Line, Space, and Shape

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.

July 27, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Exploring the Collection

Exploring the Collection: Color, Mood, and Intention

Instructor: John B Gatti, MFA

Investigate how major artists use color to create mood and establish tension, balance, and space in their work. Learn color theory and the effects of color on design and composition, and see how artists apply color theory to depict their inspirations from nature, history, culture, and personal experience.

August 3, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Matisse and Picasso

Matisse and Picasso

Instructor: Leslie Bowen, MFA

Esteemed art scholar Yve-Alain Bois referred to Matisse and Picasso’s relationship as a “complicated tango.” From their first meeting in 1906, they inspired, provoked, and challenged each other to push boundaries. Explore their fascinating relationship and the dialogue they had through their art.

August 11, 2015 (Start of 2-class workshop)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook

The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook

Instructor: Jeff Charlesworth

Learn various graphic techniques that go beyond traditional record-keeping to record and enrich your observations about the natural world and your garden. Using graphic illustration (pencil, watercolor, and other media) and principles of landscape architecture, create a beautiful and valuable reference to inspire you, help you see more creatively, and make you a better gardener.

 

Fridays, September 11, 18, 25 (3 classes)
10 am–12:30 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $105; members $94*

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Design with Confidence! A step-by-step approach

Instructor: Jules Bruck, APLD

Designing a garden should be fun, but it can easily become overwhelming. By learning to measure your garden space, put it on paper, make design decisions, and communicate your ideas using quick landscape graphics, you’ll save money, time, and back pain. Students practice landscape design and plant combination skills to get a boost of gardening confidence.

September 25, 2015 (Start of 3-class workshop)
1–3:30 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA $105; members $94

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

Prometheus Bound

The Wrath of the Gods: The Art of Prometheus Bound

Instructor:  Christine Stoughton, Ph.D.
This course will focus on Peter Paul Rubens and his masterpiece Prometheus Bound in conjunction with the exhibit The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens being shown at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens and his work will be examined within the context of the traditions that influenced him and, in turn, his influence on artists that followed him.The first two sessions will be held at the Barnes preparing for the final session on October 14, 2015 where we will be viewing the exhibit at PMA.

9/30/15 – 10/14/15 (3 sessions; 2 at Barnes and one at PMA)
1-3 pm Barnes Foundation/Philadelphia Museum of Art $150; members $135

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.