Time & Location
Sep 06, 2022, 9:00 AM – Nov 08, 2022, 9:00 AM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
10 Tuesdays, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Begins September 6, In-Studio
Skill Level: All
In this meditative, Zen inspired painting course, you will learn how to paint from observing simple still life objects. You will experience the joyful process of representing the three dimensional form using painting and drawing materials. Uses of color, composition, value, mark making, and style will be demonstrated by the instructor and discussed with your classmates. Students will be encouraged to visit the MFA to observe and sketch suggested works of art.
Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain by Betty Edwards
The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolades
Zen In The Art Of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
Zen Brushwork by Tanchu Terayama
Zen Seeing Zen Drawing by Frederick Franck
Students will need to purchase materials on the list here before the start of the class.
Note: Students may use oil paint with odorless mineral spirits if they prefer to paint in this medium. No oil paint mediums may be used in class which have toxic vapors such as turpentine contained in many varnishes. If one is experienced in
this medium and doesn't require longer drying times between layers/applications of paint, this an excellent alternative to acrylics. List of supplies for oil painting by request of the instructor.
About the instructor:
Donna Rae Hirt is a Professor Emeritus of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with almost 50 years of extensive teaching experience. She is also an artist whose work has been displayed in many institutions including, the Smithsonian Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Minnesota Institute of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.