Develop your own personal ideas and techniques while painting subjects that you are passionate about. Explore paint materials of your choice. Create a cohesive, visually and conceptually linked series of works. Research and preparation make your work richer and more meaningful. Gain new skills on the use of color theory and strong composition. Each class begins with warm-ups, demonstrations and preparatory drawings for your paintings. The instructor provides optional subject matter and assignments to stimulate thinking. Observe art history examples, works in the MFA collection and critiques to encourage ideas, inspiration, and personal feedback.
Class will break for a short lunch.
Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list here.
Occurring every Thursday except 2/23.
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).
About the Instructor
Paula Pitman Brown is an artist who creates narrative paintings that communicate the complex relationship between people and animals in our urban world. She is affiliated with several galleries and exhibits throughout New England. Paula has taught painting and drawing for over 40 years, including high school art in Chelmsford, MA, and with Waltham Public Schools, Decordova Art Museum in Lincoln, MA, and the Multicultural Art Camp, as well as a variety of Zoom, FaceTime, and private art classes. Paula has an Art Education Degree from Suffolk University and Boston State College as well as a BFA with distinctions from Massachusetts College of Art where her major was Painting and Art History.