Learn the fundamental skills of oil painting through the use  of this still life painting intensive.  The focus will be on basic composition, value with an emphasis on impressionist color relationships. Previous drawing experience is required.  All levels of painting ability are welcome from beginner to advanced students.  Student may work from a still life or individual project.  Instruction is on an individual basis.  Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. A list of supplies will be given at the first class.

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.