$550; members $495;
with accreditation through PAFA $1,475 (3 credits)
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.
Through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes is able to offer college and university students three college credits.
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.