Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn to make bold, confident, completed paintings inspired by Old Masters. Copying master paintings to strengthen painting skills has been utilized since the Renaissance. Each student creates two paintings during this course. The first uses a simple step-by-step transfer system to copy an Old Master painting. This process familiarizes you with approaches to composition, value, patterns of light and application of color. The second painting is more free-form: transferring and copying a photograph of your choice. Each class begins with instructor demonstrations, showing examples of both student and professional artists who utilize the same methods to create their own masterful paintings. This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate painters.


Studio art supply lists are shared two weeks prior to each course start date. Please contact cpcoord@rice.edu with questions regarding supply lists.


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Section Title
The Artful Copy: Painting Like a Master
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Oct 21, 2019 to Dec 16, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $315.00
Section Notes

Limited Enrollment. Fee does not include cost of supplies: $150 or higher, depending on materials selected. No class Nov. 25


Refund Policy

A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.