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.

Spring 2019 Courses

PNT 001 C – Painting the Figure

Dates: January 16 – March 6, 2019
Schedule: Wednesday; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Case Art Building, Painting Studio
Cost: $125
Register by: January 15, 2019

Instructor: Benjamin Hawley

Students will be introduced to various approaches of using color within a still life. Students will work perceptually from a motif designed to expand ideas of what color can do. Along with color, the course will aim to survey the basic elements of art including shape, line, and value. 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 successfully use color within a work of art.

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

Supplies Needed
  • Surfaces to create work on, no smaller than 8″x10″
  • Oil paints and brushes or soft pastels in a variety of colors
  • Recommended colors:
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow Light/Medium
    • Cadmium Red Light/Medium
    • Burnt and Raw Umber
    • Titanium White
    • Plus any other colors students would like to use
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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.

Register Online

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.