This special evening begins with a visit to the Impressionism galleries, where the instructor will introduce a selection of paintings by Monet, their vivid, light-filled canvases are perfect examples of his dazzling use of color and varied brushwork at this period. You’ll view the work from an artist’s perspective, as your instructor describes the painters approach. On our way to the studio, stop at Taste Café to pick up wine, coffee, or something cold to take with you to the art-space next door.

In the second hour, the instructor will introduce a painting demonstration and guide you as you prepare your palette and learn about color theory.  Experiment with different brushes, mark making, and working on canvas.  Bring a friend or make a few as you discover some of the excitement of painting.

Supplies will be provided.


Ticket Information

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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

Stacey Cushner is a Boston-based painter who earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Lesley University, AIB, where she concentrated in painting. She has taught painting at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in New Hampshire, and in 2011 won an art residency in Holland where she studied Dutch and Flemish art. She has received awards for her work and has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United States, including “Borrowing Forward: The New Vanitas” at the Marran Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts and “Dromomania x2” at a gallery in Brooklyn.