Learn and experiment with the unique qualities of acrylic paint.  Examine and discuss paintings in the MFA’s collection.  In the studio classroom, practice, play, and express yourself through paintings derived from abstraction, representation or your own imagination.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list.


Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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About the Instructor

Ria Brodell is an artist based in Boston whose current body of work addresses issues of gender, sexuality and “butch” identity. Brodell studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle (2002) and an MFA from the Museum School/Tufts University (2006). Brodell has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the US, is a recipient of the Blanche E. Colman Award (2011) and the Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation (2008). Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, New American Paintings, Beautiful Decay, Art New England, Art Slant: San Francisco, Daily Serving, The Phoenix, and Boston Magazine.