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.

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.

Ticketing Policies


Due to the building’s historic architecture, the third-floor classrooms, 305A, 305B, 305D and 305E, are not wheelchair-accessible and must be accessed by stairs. Please let us know in advance if the student has limited mobility; we can make accommodations, including relocating the class to an accessible space.

To inform the Studio Art Class program of any access needs, please e-mail artclasses@mfa.org or call our office at 617-369-3295.

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.