Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a weekly representational painting workshop led by artist Tanya Harsch. Open to all levels, the class will take place Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through March 19 at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace streets.

With a focus on representational oil and acrylic painting, this class aims to further participants’ painting skills through individual instruction and demonstration. Each student will work at his or her own pace on individual projects while also learning technique, brushwork, color mixing, composition and, most important, accurate observation.

This workshop is open to all levels. Participants are welcome to bring images or objects to class as subject matter. A realist painter working out of her studio in Appleton, instructor Harsch trained in the atelier tradition at the Florence Academy in Italy and the Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago.

Fee for this workshop is $325, $275 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or