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The Painted Garden

The Barnes Method

Tuesdays, April 28 – May 19, 1 – 3pm


Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Environs of Berneval (detail), 1879. BF6. Public Domain.

$220; members $198;
(4 classes)

Class is full; join the wait-list.

About the Class

Artists and garden designers share a heightened perception of nature’s sensual qualities. By surveying several exquisite gardens and studying paintings that represent gardens and other landscapes, we will evaluate the visual vocabulary common to both media. Two sessions will take place in the Barnes collection; one will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s sculpture garden, where we will discuss the intersection of art and landscape; and a fourth will take place at the famous Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA.

Note: Students must arrange their own transportation.

Capacity: 18


Christine Stoughton

Stoughton is a psychologist and multidisciplinary artist who maintains a studio at the Norristown Arts Building. An instructor for the Barnes-de Mazia Education Program, she also teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts, and the Main Line Art Center.