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The Elements of Art

The Barnes Method

Tuesdays, September 3 – December 17, 6 – 9pm

#SeeingtheBarnes

Henri Matisse. Red Madras Headdress (detail), 1907. BF448. © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society, New York

$500; members $450; with accreditation through PAFA $1,475
(14 classes)
(no class on October 1 and October 8)

Registration opens July 10 at 10am.
Member presale begins July 8 at 10am.

Apply for Scholarship Registration Opens Soon

About the Class

One of the oldest forms of expression and communication, art is more enjoyable when you understand its visual language and more meaningful when you appreciate its relationship to everyday experiences. Learn the aesthetic principles that underlie art and discover its communicative power by studying directly in the Barnes galleries.

Capacity: 18

 

Henri Matisse. Red Madras Headdress, 1907. BF448. © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society, New York

Instructor

William Perthes

Perthes is the Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes. He has taught courses at the Barnes as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and West Chester and Villanova Universities. His scholarship focuses on American modernism and the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell.