Explore a variety of media including oil, acrylic, graphite or colored pencil borrowing from the MFA’s collection and other sources of inspiration. Work on pieces that interest you within themes such as, realism, nature/landscape, trompe l’oeil, interiors, abstracts, and textures. A strong emphasis will focus on composition, color mixing and blending, values, and application.

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


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About the Instructor

Dianna Vosburg maintains her art practice in the Boston area, where she paints, experiments with optical effects, creates installation pieces, shows, and teaches. Dianna attended Goddard College in Vermont, studying the history and philosophy of science, theater, and visual art. She earned her BA in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1986. Back in New England, Dianna studied oil painting at the Danforth, Worcester, and DeCordova museum schools, and life drawing at New England Realist Art School. Dianna earned her MFA-Visual Arts degree from Lesley University’s College of Art and Design in 2008. Most recently, Dianna was a prizewinner for the Trustees of Reservations ArtBlast competition for her phosphorescent site-specific installation.