Continuing Education

Barton’s Continuing Education Program offers educational opportunities to individuals throughout their lives. These non-credit-bearing courses address interests such as skill upgrades and training, cultural advancement, or personal creative development.

Fall 2018 Courses

PNT 001 M – Figure Drawing I

Dates: August 22 – October 10, 2018
Schedule: Wednesday; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Case Art 101
Cost: $115 (including $25 fee for supplies)
Register by: August 21, 2018

Instructor: Joseph Bounds (graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Students will be introduced to various approaches to drawing the human form. Students will learn to work perceptually from the model. The course will aim to survey the basic elements of representational drawing, including value, proportion, line, positive/negative space, as well as a basic overview of anatomy. Various media will be explored and considered for their advantages and disadvantages. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a variety of approaches to drawing the human body.

Both beginners and experienced artists are encouraged to join this class.

Supplies Needed
  • 18″x24″ drawing paper pad
  • Graphite pencil set
  • Erasers
  • Various charcoal (pencils, vine sticks, and compressed)
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PNT 001 B – Painting the Figure

Dates: October 17 – December 12, 2018
Schedule: Wednesday; 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Case Art Building, Painting Studio
Cost: $125
Register by: October 16, 2018

Instructor: Benjamin Hawley

The objective of this class will be to learn how to paint the figure in a still life environment. Students will be working from a model and from direct observation. An emphasis will be placed on color and color mixing.

Both beginners and experienced artists are encouraged to join this class.

Supplies Needed
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Titanium White
  • Different sizes of flat brushes
  • Palette knife for mixing color
  • Palette (thick glass or throw-away palettes are fine)
  • Surfaces to work on, (canvases, canvas paper, panels – any sizes)
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Eligible students must be at least 18 years old. Some courses may have additional requirements.


To enroll, students must complete the registration form, pay the registration fees, and attend the first meeting of the class.

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Use the online form or visit the Office of Lorraine Raper in Hackney Library to register for classes.


The cost for Continuing Education courses will be determined on a course-by-course basis. See each offering for its fee.

Students are eligible for a 100 percent refund if they officially withdraw from their classes prior to the first class meeting or if a class is canceled because of insufficient enrollment. Once classes begin, no refunds will be given.