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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Madame Monet (Madame Claude Monet Reading), c. 1874, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Image © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts


Art + Studio Adult Workshop “Inspired by Renoir”

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Glassell School of Art
2450 Holcombe Boulevard Map & Directions

Leading Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s paintings of Parisians at leisure—dancing, boating, picnicking, at the opera, and more—are characterized by their  bright palette and elegant brushstrokes.

This workshop begins with a brief tour in the exhibition The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to view paintings by Renoir. Once in the Glassell School of Art’s painting studio, artist Beth Secor teaches participants some of Renoir’s compositional and painting techniques.

Each participant is strongly encouraged to bring photographs of family and/or friends engaged in leisure activities upon which to base their own joyful painting in the style of Renoir.

Important Information
• Meet in the lobby of the Museum’s Audrey Jones Beck Building.
• Please bring your confirmation form.
• The workshop is limited to 20 participants and includes a tour of the exhibition, art-making instruction and materials, and light refreshments.
• Contact with any questions or concerns, or in the event that you cannot attend once registered so that someone from the standby list may participate.

• Workshop: $60 MFAH Members, $65 Nonmembers
• Materials: $15
Secure your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Mr. William J. Hill; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock;
The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Crain Foundation; Cameron International Corporation; Aggie and Joe Foster; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.