Online Art and Art History Class
Helen Frankenthaler played a pivotal role in changing the world’s art epicenter from Paris to New York City in the 1940’s. As a leader in the Abstract Expressionism (Ab Ex) movement, she helped to create a huge shift in perspective from representational pictures to big areas of color affecting emotions and spirit. Become inspired by how Frankenthaler changed the way the world sees art while learning the key to creating great abstract art work.
About Drawing Art History
Each Drawing Art History class starts with an in-depth lesson about a different celebrated artist. Enjoy learning about the artist's background and contribution to art history from Barbara's passionate and enthusiastic viewpoint. Students will come away with a better understanding of the artist's famous work and how his or her environment and life events influenced it.
Then, Barbara will teach you to duplicate one of their iconic artworks in pastel (or the medium of your choice). She breaks down the method that the artist used so you can create artwork in their signature style.
Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons from 1 pm - 4 pm PT and Saturday afternoons from 12 pm - 3 pm PT.
The schedule is as follows:
August 4 + 7, 2021 - Leonard di Vinci
August 11 + 14, 2021 - Edouard Manet
August 18 + 21, 2021 - Tamara de Lempicka
August 25 + 28, 2021 - Maxfield Parrish
Register for the month of classes by purchasing the August Class Package ($120) or purchase the class(es) individually ($35).
Don't wait to sign up! Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Meet this extraordinary multi-talented Renaissance Man who seemed to be good at everything, from science to poetry to art, and create your own Mona Lisa.Buy the Leonardo di Vinci Class
Learn about the charismatic and controversial leader of the French Impressionist movement and create your own Manet style painting.Buy the Edouard Manet Class
Discover the commercial illustrator who created the most popular art print of the 20th century, and create your own neo-classical fantasy work of art.Buy the MAXFIELD PARRISH Class
Demonstrations will be done mainly in chalk pastel. Students should come prepared with the following supplies (in the brand of your choice):
The same lessons and basic techniques taught in each class can be applied to a variety of art mediums. Some more advanced students may prefer to use watercolor or acrylic paint in class instead. If so, Barbara will provide painting guidance as well.
"Barbara's lively presentations are a wonderful way to learn about the masters who have inspired us. I not only experienced the art in a new way, but in Barbara's supportive and encouraging atmosphere my drawing skills improved. Drawing Art History was one of my favorite art classes. I highly recommend it."
- Judy E.
"The combination of fascinating subject matter and Barbara’s excellent teaching made for a very satisfying learning-by-doing experience that I remember fondly and recommend with enthusiasm."
- Dona S.
"This class provides each student with the opportunity to actually imagine being an artist living at the time and to work on a unique piece of art typical of the period."
- Kathleen M.
All experience levels and ages welcome.
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