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Understanding Color in Painting

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Tuesday, July 16, 10am – 4pm


Henri Matisse. Still Life with Gourds (detail), July 1916. BF313. © 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

$150; members $135

Class is full; to be wait-listed, email us.

About the Class

Take an in-depth look at the history and use of color in masterworks from the Barnes collection in this one-day workshop. The course will include classroom demonstrations in oil, showing how artists from old masters to impressionists and fauvists use color in different ways and to different effect.

Capacity: 18


Al Gury

Gury is chair of painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he teaches drawing, painting, and art history. A painter of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and figures, he also exhibits at F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia and other galleries around the country. He is the author of three books on art and numerous articles published nationally and internationally.