Presented by Claudia Zopoaragon, teaching artist

Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on art making, inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s iconic gestural painting style. This studio class for adults connects with the masterworks on view in Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art.

The workshop begins with an overview of the exhibition, focusing on Van Gogh’s unique mark-making technique and his characteristic color motifs. Learn about his process, the materials he used, and how his style evolved throughout his artistic career.

Then, get a feel for what Van Gogh’s painting process might have been like by experimenting with oil paint on raw canvas. Create your own abstract painting inspired by small pieces of Van Gogh’s most renowned works, with a focus on the interplay between his blues and yellows. You’ll choose your composition by zooming in and taking an up-close look at the individual brush strokes, colors, and textures that come together to create Van Gogh’s larger images. 

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• $25 MFAH Members
• $30 Nonmembers

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; John L. Nau III; The Summerlee Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; The Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.