Studio Art Classes

City Painting with Watercolors

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Monday, April 3–Monday, June 19, 2023
10:30 am–1:00 pm
Workshop Studio (Classroom G85)
Ticket Required

Occurring every Monday except 4/17 and 5/29


Explore watercolor to portray the colors, depth, and detail of the urban environment. Review visual perspective to accurately sketch and paint structures and composition. Become inspired by historic paintings from the Museum’s collection that focus on cities around the world. 

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list here.

Occurring every Monday except 4/17 and 5/29

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Ticket Information

Registration for February, April, and Summer vacation week classes ends at Noon the Friday before the class starts.

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

Tickets can only be ordered through the website or by phone; no in-person ticket sales. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies).

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About the Instructor

Eli Portman was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelors Degree in studio art in the spring of 2014. Portman has created murals and custom artwork for local businesses and events, and displayed his work in universities, libraries, cafes, and art galleries all over the city of Boston. He is a member of the Copley Society of Art, and regularly has his illustrations published in various media. He specializes in illustrations of city scenes and watercolor landscapes.