Online Art and Art History Class
Learn to draw portraits in the style of Rembrandt in this live online art class. As one of the most famous 17th century Dutch painters, Rembrandt's known for his uncanny ability to capture the facial expression and emotion of his subjects. His style also features dark backgrounds and the use of shadows for a spotlight effect.
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 PST and Saturday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon PST.
The schedule is as follows:
May 5 + 8, 2021 - Portraits with Rembrandt
May 12 + 15, 2021 - Women and Children with Mary Cassatt
May 19 + 22, 2021- Tropical Scenes with Paul Gauguin
May 26 + 29, 2021 - Surrealism with Frida Kahlo
Register for the month of classes by purchasing the May 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.
As one of the most famous 17th century Dutch painters, Rembrandt's known for his uncanny ability to capture the facial expression and emotion of his subjects. His style also features dark backgrounds and the use of shadows for a spotlight effect.Buy the Rembrandt Class
An American artist, Mary Cassatt is known for painting intimate bonds between mother and children in the impressionist style. She studied art privately in Paris at a time when women weren't granted access to art school and famously worked for women's rights during the early suffrage movement.Buy the Mary Cassatt Class
Considered a French Post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin relocated from Paris to Tahiti in search of "spiritual innocence." He's known for capturing island life using bold colors and flat picture planes.Buy the Paul Gauguin Class
As one of the most famous Mexican painters, Frida is known for painting self-portraits in a folk art style that mixes realism with fantasy. Using her lifelong pain and medical problems as inspiration for her work, she became an icon for female strength, talent, and courage.Buy the Frida Kahlo 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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