Adult Art Workshops

Still Life Painting at Maryhill Museum
March 27, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 9 a.m. to noon

Adult Art Workshops 1Presented in partnership with The Dalles Art Center; classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum of Art.

After studying still life paintings on view in the exhibition Maryhill Favorites: Still Life, we will construct a still life and then paint from it throughout this five-week course. In creating the still life, we will use knowledge of composition gained by viewing the museum’s permanent collection, discuss the possible symbolism of selected still life objects and the role of lighting. Students will be encouraged to take photographs of the still life and work outside of class. All students will receive one free admission pass for an additional trip to Maryhill to further explore the collections. (Pass is good only through the duration of the class.)

Instructor Chris Pothier is a representational figure painter, primarily focusing on narratives, who has been making his living as an artist since 1999. Using oil as his primary medium, he has exhibited his paintings nationally and in Europe. Teaching is part of his repertoire, having been an instructor in drawing and painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, University of Massachusetts, St. Paul’s School, and more recently, The Dalles Art Center.

Students should be prepared to paint during the very first class. The instructor will email specifics ahead of time. While all media are welcome, instructor Chris Pothier specializes in oil painting.  To maximize one-on-one instruction, the class will be limited to 10 students.

Cost: $225 members of Maryhill Museum of Art or The Dalles Art Center / $250 non-members. To register, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759.

 

Drawing from Life
Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29, June 5 & 12 | 9 a.m. to noon

Presented in partnership with The Dalles Art Center; classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum of Art.

Adult Art Workshops 2Drawing is the foundation of art. Whether you are a 2D or 3D artist, honing your drawing skills is vital to improving your craft and technique. From the Renaissance on, artists have sketched sculpture to explore the human form and arm themselves with the essential information and tools to complete paintings, sculptures and other works. Lucky for us, Maryhill Museum of Art is home to one of the largest collections of Rodin sculpture on the West Coast. This class takes advantage of the incredible opportunity to draw these exquisite figures and three-dimensional objects. We will use graphite, primarily, as a medium, but may dive into the world of charcoal and chalk on toned papers. The five-week class will be capped at 20 participants.

Instructor Chris Pothier is a representational figure painter, primarily focusing on narratives, who has been making his living as an artist since 1999. Using oil as his primary medium, he has exhibited his paintings nationally, as well as Europe. Teaching is part of his repertoire, having been an instructor in drawing and painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, University of Massachusetts, St. Paul’s School, and more recently, The Dalles Art Center.

Cost: $225 members of Maryhill Museum of Art or The Dalles Art Center / $250 non-members. To register, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759.

 

Summer Art Institute: From the Heart—Storytelling and the Arts
Monday-Friday July 22-26, 2019 | 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily

Adult Art Workshops 3Storytelling is central to human experience – it’s how we explain and make sense of the world. This year discover the power of stories at Maryhill’s Summer Art Institute. This five-day intensive program will strengthen your knowledge of art while giving you strategies for using art as an effective mechanism for storytelling in the classroom. We will explore the art of print-making and book-making as a means to create visual stories and dip into storytelling in the performing arts. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

Cost: $195 members / $215 non-members; to register call 509 773-3733 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.

Continuing Education Clock hours will be available at no additional cost through Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Three (3) credit hours will be available through Antioch University Seattle for an additional charge of $150.

Scholarship(s) are available through the Janet P. Swartz and Harriet G. Langfeldt Summer Art Institute Scholarship Fund. To learn more or apply, please contact education@maryhillmuseum.org.

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