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The Art of Composition

Mon, August 7 @ 9:00 am - Fri, August 11 @ 4:00 pm

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Robert Henri once said, “Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes away none.” This week is for artists who work in a variety of media who would like to better understand the timeless challenge of moving your viewer through your picture plane. Whether your work is abstract, non-representational, or realist in inspiration, this will be an opportunity to study the anatomy of one of the most personal choices an artist can make. We will look at and dissect the way artists use different elements in their work and how they are combined and arranged in relation to one another. Students will receive one-to-one attention from Kristen as well as group critique along with quality studio work time.

Prerequisite: Two years of art training or an intermediate understanding of your medium and cohesive body of work.

Registration Notes

Adult classes must meet a minimum number of students 45 days ahead of the class start date (Jun 23, 2023). Once a class has reached minimum enrollment, registration will remain open 1 – 2 weeks before the class start date.

If a class has met minimum enrollment and been confirmed, no refunds will be given within 45 days of the class start. Click here to review our full cancellation policy.

Adult scholarships are available based on financial need. Click here to apply for a scholarship.


We take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. Click here to read our full COVID-19 safety procedures and policies.


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