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 2019 Courses

PNT 001 H – Drawing from Observation

Dates: November 4 – December 16, 2019
Schedule: Monday; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Case Art Building, Room 101
Cost: $75
Register by: November 4, 2019

Instructor: Benjamin Hawley

This course will be an exercise in keeping a painting open. Students will be faced with the challenge of working on one painting during the seven-week course, based on the constantly changing reference. The work done in this class will be still-life based and painted from direct observation. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of painting and the creative process.

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

Supplies Needed
  • Surfaces to create work on, no smaller than 18″ x 24″
  • Brushes
  • Oil Paints:
    • Ultramarine blue
    • Cerulean blue
    • Cadmium yellow light/medium
    • Cadmium red light/medium
    • Burnt and Raw umber
    • Titanium white
    • Plus any other colors the student 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.