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 D – Painting the Figure

Dates: March 13 – May 1, 2019
Schedule: Wednesday; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Case Art Building, Painting Studio
Cost: $125
Register by: March 10, 2019

Instructor: Benjamin Hawley

This class will be a continuation of color exploration. Students will be introduced to various approaches to 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; 8″x10″ or larger
  • 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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PHO 001 A – Reconfiguring the Space

Dates: April 1 – May 20, 2019
Schedule: Monday; 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Case Art Building, Photography Studio
Cost: $125
Register by: March 28, 2019

Instructor: Ivana Milojevic Beck

This course will concentrate on a visual and physical interpretation and transformation of an existing two-dimensional work of art into three-dimensional space. Students will focus on the process of developing a system of logically, interrelated structures that will facilitate an understanding of the thought process behind the work. Research, inquiry, and experimentation are of great significance for this course.

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

Supplies Needed
  • Wood (scrap wood of any kind)
  • A variety of paper for structural building
  • Chicken wire and other hardware cloth
  • Any other material that you can reuse
About the Instructor

Ivana Milojevic Beck graduated in May of 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. She also received her undergraduate degree from UNC Greensboro in 2012. Beck was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2016. Her work is featured in the October issue of Sculpture magazine. A native of Serbia and now living in America, her work addresses how her cultural, social, and psychological foundations have shifted since she left her home, family, and friends in Serbia.

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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.