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CAH 050-F23 | Secrets of Great Painting: Women in Art History

CAH 050-F23 | Secrets of Great Painting: Women in Art History

10/28 (one day workshop) 9-4 pm

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description


Berthe Morisot, “The Garden at Maurecourt”


What do you really get out of your museum visits? Does your art practice feel stuck? Whether you are an art lover or an artist, this workshop will enrich your art experience. We’ll explore secrets of great paintings by master artists from the 16th to 20th centuries– all women -- including Rachel Ruysch, Adelaide Labille-Guiard, Berthe Morisot, Jane Peterson, Laura Wheeler Waring, and Alma Woodsey Thomas. In part 1 we’ll tee up the idea of learning about art through art by women. Then we’ll get into the heart of the matter: the messages paintings carry, how we receive those messages, and what those messages are made of. And we’ll take a fun, deep dive into classical composition. In part 2 we’ll indulge in explorations of color, light, shape and materials. This interactive workshop will combine slide presentations with class discussion and hands-on exercises.


10/28 (one day workshop) 9-4 pm Saturday

Tuition: $130

CEUs: n/a

Room 209



Photo by Jay York



Jean Leibowitz Wiecha is a Portland-based landscape and portrait painter. This workshop draws on her painting practice and on her book, Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces (Leibowitz and Rogers, Chicago Review Press, 2022). The book explores masterpieces by 24 women painters from the 1500s to the 1960s. Jean is represented by Elizabeth Moss Galleries.



Participants should bring a sketchbook, small pad of watercolor paper, basic set of watercolors (or watercolor pencils) and brushes, pencil/eraser, and ruler.



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