Mondays and Fridays, 10 AM–1 PM

September 21–October 9 (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 (


Two 22" x 30" sheets of 100%, 140 lb., rag, cold-pressed paper (Arches, Fabriano, etc.).


Brushes: one #8, 10, or 12 round brush (with a good point); one 3/4" or 1" flat brush; one large (2" or 2-1/2") cheap bristle brush (from hardware store).


Other: palette (any palette with eight or more color wells will do); water container; sketchbook; two No. 2 pencils; 3/4" or 1"–wide masking tape; small drawing board (Gatorfoam board or Masonite, 12" x 16" minimum); paper towels (Viva preferred).


Paint: Any colors you have. Must-have colors (at least 14 ml) are Winsor & Newton New Gamboge; Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna (do not substitute another brand for this one); Alizarin Crimson Permanent; French Ultramarine Blue; Phthalo Blue; and Burnt Umber.


Please prepare a selection of photo references.


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