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Art in Context / Understanding Materials and Techniques / The Barnes Method

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program


This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Impressionist Techniques: Roots, History, and Practice

Tuesdays, February 4 – February 25, 6 – 8pm

Learn about impressionist color theories and techniques through in-class demonstrations and visits to the Barnes galleries.

Understanding Materials and Techniques

The Art of Tapestry Weaving

Mondays, April 6 – April 27, 6 – 8pm

Learn more about the methods of tapestry design and construction and create your own in the tradition of your favorite era.

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Understanding Color in Painting

Tuesday, July 14, 10am – 4pm

Explore the history of color in painting through demonstrations and close looking at works in the galleries.