Studies of Degas Paintings with Acrylics


New Workshop

Beginner-Advanced: Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Saturday & Sunday, May 25-26; 9:00am-3:30pm (1/2 hr. lunch break)
TUITION: Members: $185; Non-members: $215

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) experimented with so many ways of painting — with oils, pastels, monotypes, and other media — so his art is the perfect starting point for learning about the creative possibilities of acrylic paints and mediums. James, who is now one of the most popular instructors at BSSS, will help you take advantage of the fluidity, drying time, texture, glazing, and adhesion of acrylics.

James earned his BA at The University of Virginia while running varsity track and cross country. He received several honors and awards at UVA including The Aunspaugh Fifth-Year Art Fellowship. In 2011, James earned his MFA at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and now exhibits his work throughout the east coast. His paintings explore the space between realism and abstraction bringing to mind the ephemeral and enduring qualities of nature.