This is a basic easy-to-understand class in formal perspective.  It is designed to provide a working understanding of how to improve paintings and drawings with knowledge of the fundamental rules of perspective.  What will be studied will be: one and two-point perspective, the perspective of ellipses and aerial perspective in landscapes, using line, value and color. This course is designed to improve your free-hand drawing and painting from nature.

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

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

Judy Ryan has an MFA in Painting from Boston University and a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois. For over 20 years, Ms. Ryan has taught all levels of drawing and painting in various mediums. Currently, she teaches adult art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and offers painting workshops in France in the summer. Ms. Ryan has received several grants and awards, including the Frances A. Kinnicutt Foreign Travel Award administered through the Worcester Art Museum. Ms. Ryan maintains a studio in Boston at the historic Fenway Studios Artists’ Cooperative and is a member of the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA.