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John Singer Sargent, In a Medici Villa, 1906, translucent watercolor and touches of opaque watercolor with graphite underdrawing, Brooklyn Museum, purchased by Special Subscription.

Art + Studio Adult Workshop “Inspired by Sargent”

Saturday, May 10, 2014
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Cullen Sculpture Garden
Montrose Boulevard at Bissonnet Street Map & Directions

American artist John Singer Sargent lived most of his life in Europe. During his travels around Europe, the Middle East, and even America, he captured many scenes and subjects, themes and textures, with quick pencil sketches and bold strokes of watercolors.

This workshop begins with a brief tour in the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors to learn about Sargent's concepts of bravura, composition, and color. Then participants, guided by artist Ellen Orseck, head for the Cullen Sculpture Garden to experiment with drawing and painting with watercolors en plein air, or “in the open air.” Note: In case of inclement weather, an alternate undercover location will be used.

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
Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any admissions desk at the Museum.

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; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Crain Foundation; TMK IPSCO; Cameron International Corporation; Aggie and Joe Foster; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.