Studio Art Classes

Still Life Observations

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Thursday, January 4–Thursday, March 7, 2024
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Education Dept Art Studio (Classroom 305E)
Ticket Required

Occurring every Thursday except 2/15 and 2/22

Add to Calendar 2024-01-04 18:00:00 2024-01-04 21:00:00 Still Life Observations 01/04/2024 6:00 PM Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

How did the Dutch Masters make their still lives so ‘alive’?  Breakdown the mystique behind creating a vibrant, tangible still life by learning classical drawing methods used by the masters. Study realistic form through a series of observations in light, value, color, and composition using the medium of your choice. 

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

Occurring every Thursday except 2/15 and 2/22

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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.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); no in-person ticket sales.

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.

About the Instructor

Beth Newman received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and has studied classical atelier methods from The Grand Central Atelier’s online program and is currently taking classes at the Academy for Realist Art in Boston. Her personal work mirrors her passion for the classical atelier methods. In addition to teaching at the MFA, she teaches classes at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, previously taught both children and adult art classes at Whitehall Farm Studios in Hopkinton, and is currently the K-8 Art Teacher in East Somerville Community School where she enjoys teaching a diverse group of students in a vibrant school setting.