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Explorations in Acrylic Painting: The Magic and Mystery of Gold Leaf








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The Museum's School of Art


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5:30 to 8 p.m. | Wednesday | March 16 to April 13

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Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art! 

In-person classes are back and our instructors are eagerly awaiting being in the studios with you again. We are strictly following government guidelines to ensure the studio spaces are safe and are grateful for your collaboration in keeping them so. 

Wednesdays, March 16 to April 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

In this exciting 5-week class we will explore the historic and modern applications of mysterious metallics, taking as a starting point simulated gold leaf. We will discover the way in which it has been used by major art movements through time, from medieval Iconography to the traditional Japanese Rinpa style to contemporary abstraction. Every week, following careful explanations and demonstrations, you will create your own painting—in the landscape, portrait, still life or another genre—in acrylic, all within a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

Instructor: Melanie Matthews, artist and art educator


Cancellation policy: Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is due to unavoidable circumstances, in which case fees will be refunded in full.

There is a minimum of 5 participants (maximum of 10 participants) for each class. If the minimum number is not reached, the class will be cancelled. 


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