Thursday, September 19–Thursday, November 21, 2019
2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Education Dept Art Studio (Classroom 305E)

Occurs every Thursday

Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-09-19 14:30:00 2019-09-19 17:00:00 Understanding Color in Painting 09/19/2019 2:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Working in acrylics, gain hands-on experience through analysis of major theories and properties of color.  Explore how colors affect one another visually and increase your sensitivity to color by reviewing primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. Learn how to use color and value systems to enhance the composition and portray realism, naturalism, abstraction, and non-objectivism in your paintings.

Adult students are expected to bring their own supplies: please view our supply lists online here. If your class is not listed, supplies will be provided on the first day and the instructor will review supplies to bring for the following classes.

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Past Dates and Times

Thursday, September 19–Thursday, November 21, 2019

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.

About the Instructor

Nan Hass Feldman has been painting for more than 40 years. In that time, she has had 49 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 50 group shows and 28 museum exhibitions. She has work in private collections in five countries; in corporate collections such as Fidelity Investments; and in hospital collections, including Brigham and Women's Hospital. For many years, she has taught in the Boston area, including at the Worcester Art Museum, the deCordova Museum, Danforth/Art, and Framingham State University. Since 1999, she has also been leading painting retreats abroad in several different countries. Nan is the recipient of awards and fellowships such as the Basil H. Alkazzi National Acquisition Award; the Liquitex Fine Art Achievement Award; and a Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation Commission.