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The Painted Garden

The Barnes Method

Tuesdays, April 28 – May 19, 1 – 3pm

#SeeingtheBarnes

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

$220; members $198;
(4 classes)

Registration opens December 13 at 10 am.
Member presale begins December 11 at 10 am.

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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

Instructor

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.