Acrylic Painting, Dancers Before the Ballet, by Edgar Degas

Unleash your inner Degas in this class! Learn to capture movement and beauty with drawing, form, and color. Create your modern version of his iconic Dancers Before the Ballet.


painting of dancers before the ballet

Acrylic Painting, Dancers Before the Ballet, by Edgar Degas

Saturday, May 4, 12:00 - 4:00PM
$89 / One Class

Instructor: Kevin McCarty
Location: Victory Parkway Campus

Edgar Degas was one of the founding artists of Impressionism. Degas called his work the result of “premeditated instantaneousness.” Ballet dancers were one of his main subjects. Degas said, “People call me the painter of dancing girls. It never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.”

Join this class and use a combination of drawing, simplified form, and lyrical color to approximate the image Degas was trying to convey. Practice and build on his painting techniques to produce your own version of Degas’ Dancers Before the Ballet in a modern context.

One gallery-wrapped, stretched 11 x 14” fine art canvas, a set of brushes, and a full set of acrylic paints in a wide spectrum of colors are included in the class fee. Take home your own original piece of art ready for framing.


About Your Instructor

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Kevin McCarty

Kevin McCarty, a seasoned artist for 40+ years, specializes in oil painting with a diverse portfolio including landscapes, portraits, and still life. Originally from Cincinnati, he studied at the Atlanta School of Art on scholarship.

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