Learning to Look: A Primer in Visual Language

date Monday, 24 September 2012 time 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

👤 Gregory Lambert 🏢 Hamiltonian Gallery


Have you ever looked at a painting and thought “I can’t do that?” Do you know the shame of having nothing to add in a conversation about art? Are you terrified of concepts like mass, silhouette, value, hue, composition, and movement? Do you like art but have no idea how it is made? Then this evening class is for you! Unlike an art history class, we’ll be focusing on the concepts that inform how artists actually make their art. Using examples of artwork from throughout history, this class will demystify the building blocks of visual language and composition. You won’t walk away a master, but you will know how the Old Masters managed to create such incredible work.


Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: U Street

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