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How to Paint What You See with Donna Rae Hirt
How to Paint What You See with Donna Rae Hirt

Tue, Mar 15



How to Paint What You See with Donna Rae Hirt


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Time & Location

Mar 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – May 17, 2022, 1:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

10 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Begins March 15, In-Studio

Skill Level: All

Class: $310



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. 

Suggested Readings: 

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.

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.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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