Friday, April 1–Friday, June 10, 2022
10:30 am–1:00 pm
Classroom 305D
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2022-04-01 10:30:00 2022-04-01 13:00:00 Watercolor Studies from Nature 04/01/2022 10:30 AM Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Learn how to document, detail, and communicate subject matter related to the natural world through watercolor techniques! Explore skills such as hand-eye coordination and empathy for natural systems and organisms. Embellish details with added media such as colored pencil, graphite, ink, and gouache while discovering your own style as it relates to portraying birds, animals, botanicals, and other natural specimens. Get inspired by scientific techniques such as microscopy and X-ray photography as ways to gather visual data and compositional elements.

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

Occurring every Friday except 4/22

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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

Lio Olin received his MFA from the State University of New York, and his dual major in Fine Arts/ Humanities from Bennington College. His art and poetry are driven by an emotional history, from various environments and relationships. His practice represents the way our senses are heightened when we are involved in a relationship or engaged in a particular psychological space. Lio's approach to teaching is grounded in skill-based techniques as a means of problem-solving and seeing the world around us. He uses this foundation to engage interdisciplinary and contemporary practices, encouraging students to consider the social and conceptual implications of their work as they develop practical skills. He is thrilled to be a part of the Studio Art Program at the Museum.