About the Class
Perhaps more than any other medium, works on paper can convey a sense of immediacy and spontaneity, as they often reveal marks from the artist’s hand. The Barnes collection contains a rich array of works on paper, including images in ink, graphite, watercolor, tempera, pastel, and gouache. However, these pieces are easy to overlook in Dr. Barnes’s ensembles due to their relatively small size. Taught directly in the collection galleries, this class provides an intimate viewing experience and sheds new light on these works. We will explore the processes artists use to create works on paper and look at how the chosen media affects the expressive qualities of a finished piece. We’ll also examine the unique conservation techniques required to care for these works.
Barnes classes will:
- Increase your understanding of art-related concepts.
- Increase the ways you think critically about art.
- Improve your ability to communicate about art.
- Deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories outside your own.
Paul Klee. Sicilian Landscape, 1924. BF1005. © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Stoughton is a psychologist, art educator, sculptor, and printmaker. An instructor for the Barnes–de Mazia Education Program, she has also taught with the Violette de Mazia Foundation at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and West Chester University.
Recent Barnes Class Testimonials
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“The professor was highly engaging, facilitated excellent discussions, and [was] very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about teaching art history from watching her.” Matisse and Picasso with Martha Lucy
“The instructor [was] very empathetic and knowledgeable [and] created moments of sharing across students who participated actively in discussion.” Art and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance with Michael Williamson