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Surrealism with Frida Kahlo

Online Art and Art History Class

Learn to express yourself through surrealism in the style of Frida Kahlo with this live online art 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. 

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.

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PORTRAITS WITH REMBRANDT

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. 

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WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITH MARY CASSATT

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. 

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TROPICAL SCENES WITH PAUL GAUGUIN

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.

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SURREALISM WITH FRIDA KAHLO

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. 

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Mediums and Supplies

Demonstrations will be done mainly in chalk pastel. Students should come prepared with the following supplies (in the brand of your choice):

1 set of soft chalk pastel
1 pad of pastel paper
1 can of fixative spray

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. 

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