Level All levels

Dates May 15

Day Thursday

Sessions 1

Medium Painting

Workshop Description This special evening begins with a visit to the Art of the Americas Wing, where the instructor will introduce a selection of paintings from the 19th and 20th century. You’ll view the work from an artist’s perspective, as your instructor describes the approach of such visionaries as Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 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, enjoy a painting demonstration and try your hand.  Prepare your palette, learn about color.  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.

Instructor Alyssa Champagne

Alyssa Champagne  is a Boston based painter, ceramist, and art educator who earned a B.S. in Studio Art with a minor in English (‘08) from Campbellsville University and her Master’s degree in Art Education (‘10) from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She attended Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy to study studio art and art history in 2007, and has traveled to study artworks in France, Italy, and England. Alyssa holds a Massachusetts certification in education for grades PreK-12, and has been teaching students at the Museum of Fine Arts since 2010. Alyssa also teaches AP Art History, painting, ceramics, and studio art courses to students at Medway High School in Medway, MA.