Painting the Impressionist Landscape – VIRTUAL
MARCH 20—Saturday, 1–5pm
Registration deadline: March 18
In this virtual workshop, learn how to see and paint like the Impressionists! Discuss historic Impressionism and how it endures today before creating your own work based on photographs of the local area. Learn about and practice optical blending, color temperature, ways to convey light and shadow, and paint application. Some prior painting experience is helpful but not required; students may work in acrylics or oils, but instructor uses acrylics for demos.
Instructor Ben Hamburger is a painter, socially engaged artist, and educator born and raised outside of Washington, DC. Working within the convergence of visual art and social engagement, he creates artwork and facilitates artistic experiences with communities in the US and around the world. He holds an undergraduate degree in visual arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and a graduate degree in fine/community arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is part of the permanent collection of the City of New Orleans, Tulane Medical School and private collections around the world.
Presented in conjunction with Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens. Generous support for exhibition programming provided by Art Bridges.
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, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.