Leigh Culver – Mining Art History for Inspiration (Online); Thursdays, September 21-October 12, 2023

This class is no longer available for registration. Please view our Online Course Catalog for current class listings.

Date: Thursdays, September 21-October 12, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:30-9:00 PM London Time
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Medium: All

Learn from John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Wolf Kahn, Alma Thomas, and more! Artists deepen their repertoire of creative strategies through close looking at art historical precedents.  Well-known artists’ approaches to color, composition, scale, rhythm and process offer inspirations for our own creative endeavors in artistically exploring our daily world in new ways.

Half art history/art appreciation and half community share/art critique, this class is ideal for experienced art students and suitable for working in any 2-D medium.  This course is also appropriate for professional artists interested in learning more art history and having some weekly structure.

The first hour of each class is devoted to an art history PowerPoint presentation, from which Leigh Culver offers an art challenge for the week that provides many options for exploring the lessons presented based on your own interests, style, and experiences.  The topics each week, focusing either on a single artist or a single theme, are also chosen with class members’ works and interests in mind.  While the topics vary each week, they ultimately connect and relate with one another in surprising, organic ways.  Both abstract and representational work are always welcomed.  The second hour of class is devoted to a community share of class work (via a PowerPoint of photos of student’s ongoing work) for encouragement, critique, and support.

Leigh Culver is an art historian, teacher and painter.  She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and taught American Art for the University of Notre Dame’s Washington Program for over a decade.  Prior to teaching, she worked in the curatorial departments at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and in education at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  As a painter, she has won multiple watercolor awards in the Mid-Atlantic region and recently served as President of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.  She taught advanced watercolor at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA, before turning to teaching “Painting through Art History” with online Zoom classes. www.leighculverart.com

This class is no longer available for registration because it was held in the past.  Please view our Online Course Catalog to see current classes.

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