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Understanding Color in Painting

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Tuesday, June 26, 10am – 4pm

Henri Matisse. Flower Piece, between mid-May 1906 and April 1907. BF205. © 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

$150; members $135

About the Class

Focusing on masterworks from the Barnes collection, this one-day workshop is an in-depth look at the history and use of color in painting. Through a series of classroom demonstrations, we will explore the color techniques of painters working in oil across a range of artistic movements—from old master painting to impressionism to fauvism—followed by a visit to the galleries to examine these techniques up close.    
Capacity: 18 students


Al Gury

Gury is the chair of painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His own paintings have been shown at galleries around the country, including Philadelphia’s F.A.N. Gallery. He has also written three books on art and has had numerous articles published nationally and internationally.