1. The program begins with text and art from the author's book, "Masterpiece Mix."
2. Brief overview of the National Gallery of Art
3. The stories of more than 20 well-known individual artists are told, with examples of their work, commentary on why they are important, and their historical context.
4. Genres, tools, and artistic techniques are discussed.
5. Time for Q & A.
The participants will learn about great artists and their personal stories. Participants will learn about various genres and many artistic periods. Formal qualities (light, color, perspective, composition, surface treatment) are discussed, as are materials and techniques (media, tools, visual tricks). The paintings discussed and analyzed are all in the collection of the National Gallery of art in Washington DC, almost all created before 1925.
STEAM - Artistic styles, perspective, form and volume, color (hue, value/tone, tint, shade). Art history, genres. Materials and techniques.