Develop your own personal ideas and techniques while painting subjects that you are passionate about. Explore paint materials of your choice. Create a cohesive, visually and conceptually linked series of works. Research and preparation make your work richer and more meaningful. Gain new skills on the use of color theory and strong composition. Each class begins with warm-ups, demonstrations and preparatory drawings for your paintings. The instructor provides optional subject matter and assignments to stimulate thinking. Observe art history examples, works in the MFA collection and critiques to encourage ideas, inspiration, and personal feedback.
Students are responsible for providing their own materials. View the supply list.
Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 617-369-3295.
About the Instructor
Paula Pitman Brown has taught teens and adults painting, drawing, and sculpture for 36 years at schools and instututions such as Chelmford High School, Waltham Public Schools, Decordova Art Museum School, and the Multicultural Art Camp. Brown graduated with distinction from Massachusetts College of Art, with a BFA in Painting and Art History, and also received the Massachusetts Teacher Certification for grades K-12 from Suffolk University and Boston State College. She is consistently creating her artwork of storytelling allegories that are inspired from personal ideas and art history. She has shown her work mostly around the New England area.