Develop your own personal ideas and techniques while painting subjects that you are passionate about. Explore paint materials of your choice to gain new skills on the use of color theory and strong composition. Stimulate thinking through warm-up activities and instructor demonstrations. Observe works in the MFA collection to encourage ideas, inspiration, and personal feedback.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 617-369-3295.
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.