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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

10x10 Art & Artists: Women Who Rocked the Art World!

with Jennifer Linskey


Rachel Ruysch enjoyed great fame during the Dutch Golden Age, in a career spanning over 6 decades. Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter, was the first woman to become a member of the Academy of Art and Design in Florence. Hear these women’s, (plus 8 more), incredible stories! Expand your knowledge of artistic time periods and make a piece each week utilizing ideas the “female artist of the week” thought about. This class is part art history, part looking at an artist’s work in-depth, and part synthesizing the learning. We will discuss what inspired our female artist of the week, learn interesting tidbits and facts about their art and working methods, and the remaining ⅔ of class will be your studio project. Beginners have made wonderful pieces in this class. Every student’s work looks different–and the ideas we look at will translate, and be helpful to, further art exploration. Most of this class is drawing and painting. However, there will be a week of sculpture and a week of printmaking to give you a taste and appreciation for these media. Join us for a look at 10 fascinating female artists! *No Class: 5/21 + 6/11.

  • Session 1: Apr 2 - Jun 18th, 2024
    Tue for 10 weeks from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Class has begun

Adult Ed Center, Topsham


35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086 Get directions

Room: 3

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