Explore the galleries to discover different approaches to painting. The first half of the class focuses on fundamental skills, including color relationships and theory; during the second half, work independently and realize your ideas on canvas and panel.


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

Joe Carrigg has a Massachusetts Teacher’s License for Grades K-12, received an Art Teaching Certificate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2009), and earned a BFA in Painting from Boston University (1985). He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME (1983) and has traveled to study artwork in France, Lichtenstein, Italy, England, and Ireland. For twenty-three years, Carrigg drafted, designed, etched, and sandblast carved monuments for his family’s business, Thomas Carrigg & Son Monuments. Many of his artful works are in private collections, while his drawings, prints, and paintings have been shown in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont. He also teaches at the Brookline Arts Center and at the John D. Philbrick Public School in Roslindale.