“Art is the signature of civilizations.” — Beverly Sills

All art is influenced by history. Immerse yourself in famous works and learn about the artists who created them.
Eras include Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, Modern, Contemporary, and more.
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Art and the Creative Process

Regardless of profession or lifestyle, students benefit from learning to harness their creativity and express themselves artistically. The program is designed for students with little or no art background and brings them step-by-step through a systematic program...

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May 9 - 30

Art Through the Ages: Rococo to Impressionism

Explore how the European political, social & cultural landscape changes as we transition through the art movements of Rococo, Naturalism, Neo-Classicalism, Romanticism, Realism, and finally Impressionism.

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