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Francis Hopkinson Smith, Behind the Groote Kirk, Dordrecht, circa 1838–1892, watercolor on paper, frame: 38 × 30 inches. Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, bequest of Mrs. Amelia S. Abercrombie.

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Capturing the Light: Impressionism in Watercolors

Monday, March 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$235 Museum Members, $260 non-members (includes all materials)

MARCH 15, 22, 29, APRIL 5, 12 & 19 (make-up, if needed: APRIL 26)—Mondays, 6–8pm

This six-part class follows the path of Impressionism through watercolor. Examine works by French and American Impressionists, both historical and contemporary, and explore watercolor techniques to interpret light and atmosphere in the iconic Impressionist style.

As a professional art educator for over 30 years, instructor Claire Simpson Jones is passionate about sharing the experience of creating art with others. Working in multiple media and techniques, she holds an undergraduate degree in fine arts, a certification in commercial art, and is a National Board Certified teacher. She is a member of the Southern Watercolor Society and a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.

Presented in conjunction with Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens. Generous support for exhibition programming provided by Art Bridges.

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Please note:

  • This Adult Studio is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of up to 10 students; face coverings and social distancing are required.

Adult Studio

The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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