Mondays and Fridays, 10 AM–1 PM

October 26–November 13 (3 Weeks—Twice per Week—18 Total Hours of Instruction)




We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. This mimics, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. In this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, this format allows us to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building.


The technology to make this happen is quite simple. You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.


Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.


Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.


MATERIALS: Because local art supply stores may be closed, anyone needing materials can go online to Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff ( or Jerry’s Artarama (


Paint: Fast-drying acrylics are recommended, although students may opt for the “open” (slow-drying) type if they prefer. Brand names include Liquitex, Golden, Utrecht, and Winsor & Newton.


Colors: Cadmium Yellow Medium; Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre; Cadmium Red Light; Naphthol Crimson; Phthalo Blue; Ultramarine Blue; Titanium White. Other useful colors: Brilliant Purple; Dioxazine Purple; Hookers Green Deep Hue Permanent. The first six colors are a must-have. Any other colors or ones the student may have are a plus.


Brushes: Short flats called brights: #2, 4, 6. I like Winsor & Newton University available at Dick Blick in Little Italy (if open) or online ( Any bristle brush the students may have will work. Paper: Fabriano Studio or Arches hot-pressed paper or any other paper that is 100% rag (cotton).


Other: A support for the paper: thick cardboard etc.; disposable palette or a covered palette; paper towels; finger sprayer; water container; roll of masking tape. A quart or pint of white Liquitex gesso is good to have although not absolutely necessary.


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