Learn oil painting techniques to explore color relationships and composition. Use still life objects as a source of observation or work from your own imagery to discover a personal style.
Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list here.
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); no in-person ticket sales.
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 email@example.com or call our office at 617-369-3295.
About the Instructor
Ashley E. Dotson received a BA from Dartmouth College. Since graduating, Ashley has worked as a studio instructor at Dartmouth and at an independent school in Massachusetts. Ashley has experience working in both museum and school settings. Inspired by artists such as Alma Thomas and Mark Bradford, Ashley's artwork focuses primarily on the use of color and mixed media materials to tell stories about life and lived experience. Ashley also has a background in theatric and architectural design, having designed the lights and sets for several stage plays and musicals. Ashley is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.