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Pricing below reflects the cost of the full 5-week program. For prorated fees and registration, please contact Casey at crepasy@michenerartmuseum.org or call 215.340.9800 x126.

January 15 – February 12
10 am – 1 pm
$150 member | $170 non-member
All materials are provided; Museum admission is included in the price of the class.
Instructor: Ashley Rutherford

In this three-hour class, adult students of all abilities will learn how to control color mixing and use color schemes effectively in realistic and abstract paintings. Students will be introduced to color theory, explore and experiment with color, and develop an understanding of the relationships between colors in a work of art. They will build confidence and apply new knowledge while creating a finished painting using acrylic paint on canvas. Adults who participated in our art Color and Design class last year will bring new insights and find new challenges in this year’s program.

Faculty member Ashley Rutherford received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in coordination with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; a program that pairs PAFA’s renowned fine arts studio training with an Ivy League liberal arts education. She earned PAFA’s Violette De Mazia Scholarship in 2016, the 2015 Hal and Linda Robinson Book Award, and the 2015 Charles Toppan Curricular Prize. Her work has been selected for exhibitions in Philadelphia galleries including Seraphin Gallery and Spillway Collective. She maintains a rich historical connection to the Doylestown community through her family’s establishment, Rutherford’s Camera Shop, and provides the third generation in a lineage of contribution to Bucks County’s vibrant culture. Ashley has advanced experience in several art mediums, and is eager to share her knowledge and passion for the arts and the Michener Art Museum with our community of learners. A recent Michener adult student enthusiastically commented, “Ashley is changing the way I look at art.”