Focus on elements and principles of design, then learn to improve drawing skills by looking closely at objects of study in the galleries. Examine the figure, working from Classical and Egyptian sculpture, measuring proportions and developing observational drawing techniques.

Supplies will be provided.


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

Accessibility

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

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.