Beginning Friday, Jan. 8, the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a Painters’ Forum led by artist Robert Pollien. The four-part program will take place on Zoom on the second Friday of the month: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, and April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This class at the Farnsworth Art Museum, for experienced painters that hope to increase their skill set, offers four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months. These will include demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion, and critiques. The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of color-related painting problems. The work of master painters Joseph Albers, Johannes Itten, and Anders Zorn will be referenced, examined, and incorporated in the study.

Pollien earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has received support from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation, the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. He has also been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship for painting. Pollien’s paintings are in numerous corporate, public, and private collections. He is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor and Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor.

The fee for this program is $180; $144 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit