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Adult Studios

All-Day Workshop: Shibori Sat/Mar 4, 10:00–4:00 (lunch on your own). Instructor: JoAnn Giordano. Shibori is a Japanese tie-dye method for creating complex patterns, textures, and color on cloth. A variety of effects are possible by folding, binding, clamping, stitching, and pole dyeing the fabric. Students use low-water immersion and directly paint fiber-reactive dye on cotton. Wearables emphasized: scarves and T-shirts. $90, CMA members $75. Fee includes dye, auxiliary chemicals, and fabric. Supply list at ticket center.

All-Day Workshop: Ikebana Sat/Mar 4, 10:00–4:00 (lunch on your own). Instructor: Isa Ranganathan. Create modern abstract floral designs by using traditional Japanese principles of flower arranging. This art emphasizes concepts of line, shape, and form. $85, CMA members $70. Supply list at ticket center. Students share additional cost of flowers.

Introduction to Drawing Eight Tue/Mar 7–Apr 25, 1:00–3:30. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. Here’s a great place to start while building your confidence. Beginners learn simple yet effective drawing techniques using basic graphite and conté crayon on paper. $205, CMA members $155. Basic supplies provided or bring your own.

Painting for Beginners: Oil and Acrylic Eight Tue/Mar 7–Apr 25, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Balance and contrast color, tonal relationships, pattern, texture, and form while building confidence with brushwork. Learn wet-into-wet blending, glazing, color mixing, and palette organization. $195, CMA members $150. Bring your own supplies or purchase for $80 on the first day. 

Chinese Brush Painting Six Tue/Mar 7–Apr 11, 1:30–4:00. Instructor: Mitzi Lai. Completion of Four Gentlemen classes is a prerequisite. Experienced students continue mastering new skills. $150, CMA members $120. 

Introduction to Painting Eight Wed/Mar 8–Apr 26, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Cliff Novak. Beginners learn simple painting techniques such as color mixing and applying acrylic paints. Still-life objects serve as inspiration for this low-pressure course. $195, CMA members $150. Supply list at ticket center.

Drawing in the Galleries Eight Wed/Mar 8–Apr 26, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Sculpture and paintings throughout the museum inspire drawing in charcoal and various pencils. See light as contrasting shape while adding structure and detail with line, tone, and color. All skill levels welcome, including high school students needing observation. $202, CMA members $155. All supplies provided.

Drawing in the Galleries, Evening Eight Wed/Mar 8–Apr 26, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $202, CMA members $155. 

Watercolor Eight Wed/Mar 8–Apr 26, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. Learn advanced color mixing and composition in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels welcome. $195, CMA members $150. Paper provided. Supplies discussed at first class.

Watercolor in the Evening Eight Wed/Mar 8–Apr 26, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. Relax and unwind after work. Learn about basic color mixing and composition. All levels welcome. $195, CMA members $150. Paper provided. Supplies discussed at first class.

Beginning Watercolor Eight Thu/Mar 9–Apr 27, 9:30–12:00. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. Beginners are given a comprehensive approach to watercolor. All levels welcome. $195, CMA members $150. Paper provided. Supplies discussed at first class.

Multimedia Abstract Art Eight Thu/Mar 9–Apr 27, 1:00–3:30. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. Gain a better understanding of composition by manipulating color, balance, and texture using oil pastels, acrylic paint, and collage. Experimentation is encouraged. All levels welcome. $195, CMA members $150. Supplies provided.

Composition in Oil Eight Fri/Mar 10–Apr 28, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Aesthetic expression emerges as compositions are refined with contrasting color, pattern, texture, tone, and line. Charcoal drawing on the first day leads to underpainting, wet-into-wet blending, and glazing. All levels welcome. $215, CMA members $155. Includes model fee. Bring your own supplies or purchase for $80 on the first day.

Composition in Oil, Evening Eight Fri/Mar 10–Apr 28, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $215, CMA members $155.

Gesture Drawing Three Sun/Mar 19–Apr 2, 12:30–3:00. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Experience the light of the atrium as we draw from a live model. Other afternoons are spent in the galleries. $95, CMA members $85. All supplies provided.