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.


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About the Instructor

Stacey Cushner is a painter and drawer who earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Lesley University’s College of Art and Design. She has recently shown her work at CONTEXT Pier 94, SCOPE Art Basel, Art Southampton, and the Boston International Fine Art Show. She has received prizes for her work, and has exhibited in the United States and internationally, including most recently “Tree Muse” at Suffolk University’s Gallery, “Dromomania x2” at Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, NY, and at Baozhen Art Gallery, Beijing, China. She was an artist-in-residence at The WYE in Berlin, Germany, with the OBRAS Foundation, Netherlands where she studied Dutch and Flemish art, and at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China, in 2017.

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