Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Education Dept Art Studio (Classroom 305A)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-05-14 18:30:00 2020-05-14 21:00:00 Lucian Freud: Self Portrait Painting Workshop 05/14/2020 6:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

This workshop focuses on methods and means of two-dimensional self-portraiture. Jas Knight, a master of traditional figurative oil painting and drafting, will demonstrate techniques of self-portraiture from a variety of perspectives. Offered during the run of MFA exhibition Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits, the course takes inspiration from Freud’s insistence on the manipulation of the viscous medium of paint to vividly convey his own flesh.

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

About the Instructor
Jas Knight was born in Hartford, Connecticut. His artistic talent was recognized at an early age—he sold his first painting at age seven and had his first one-man show at age eight. He later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of the Arts, where he received his BFA in Painting. Knight’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the African American Museum in Philadelphia; the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University; and the Bill Hodges Gallery in New York. Knight currently lives in Brooklyn, where he spends most days painting and drawing from life.



Course Number
Painting: Oil
All Levels
Number of Sessions

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.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Due to the building’s historic architecture, the third-floor classrooms, 305A, 305B, 305D and 305E, are not wheelchair-accessible and must be accessed by stairs. Please let us know in advance if the student has limited mobility; we can make accommodations, including relocating the class to an accessible space.

To inform the Studio Art Class program of any access needs, please e-mail or call our office at 617-369-3295.