Explore painting and drawing techniques throughout history, examine the role these mediums play in today’s global art market, and learn to employ these techniques in artwork of your own.
Students enrolled in this Studio course will discover the history and practice of painting and drawing. Guided by expert educators and established artists in the field, our Studio courses offer a unique perspective on traditional studio practice by also incorporating a study of history, markets, and theory.
In this course, students will learn basic techniques of painting and drawing while exploring the major artists, movements, and market forces that have shaped these disciplines as a whole. This hands-on, multifaceted approach to learning encourages students to deepen their technical knowledge and gain insight into the broader world of painting and drawing, as a means of developing critical thinking and visual communication skills.
The program is geared toward students eager to discover their passions, try something new and prepare for college. From studio sessions to site visits, with excursions led by expert practitioners, the Studio program is curated to give students a newfound sense of direction for their future studies. Students will emerge from the course with samples of completed work for their portfolios as well as a deeper understanding of different possible career paths.
This is a new course. Possible site visits may include:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Museum of Modern Art
- The Studio Museum in Harlem
- Street art exhibitions
- Art galleries
- Artists’ studios
Possible guest speakers may include:
- Professional artists
- Street artists
- Museum curators
- Art dealers
- Art collectors
Materials Fee: $295
Please note: This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of Sotheby’s Institute of Art.