Van Gogh–Style Painting Class


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In a Nutshell

Professional oil painter Ilsa Brittain guides you through a step-by-step re-creation of one of the most famous paintings in Western art

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Must be 21+. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. All materials provided. Dress comfortably. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $45 for one admission to a Van Gogh painting class with professional artist Ilsa Brittain
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The class will be held at a private Fort Greene location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

A fiercely evocative artist, Dutch master Vincent van Gogh may be as famous for his personal turmoil as he is for the vibrant color and energy of his postimpressionist oil paintings. This juxtaposition of tumult and beauty is particularly pronounced in The Starry Night, which details the twinkly landscape Van Gogh saw through the window of his psychiatric unit. During this three-hour class, painter Ilsa Brittain covers some background on the masterpiece, and then shows you how to re-create the splintered moonlight and undulating silhouettes on a canvas of your own.

  • Know the Night
    Ilsa will open the class by sharing some context on the 1889 painting, delving into how brush strokes and color decisions made it such a personal work.

  • No Experience Necessary
    Don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a brush—Ilsa will guide you through every step.

  • Supplies Provided
    All the materials are provided, including the paint, palettes, brushes, easels, aprons, and a 16”x20” canvas, the latter of which you’ll take home at the end of class.

Your Host

Ilsa Brittain Ilsa Brittain
Professional Artist

Many kids have a dream job in mind, but few are as practical about achieving that goal as Ilsa Brittain. She knew she wanted to be an artist at just 4 years old, the age when she learned how to draw. That led to painting and (many years later) setting up studios in Paris, Moscow, and Kathmandu. The professional artist now has 20 years of experience under her belt, an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and a mention in the Wild magazine as one of the school’s top graduates in 2014.

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