In December 1871, Monet and his wife, Camille Donacieux, moved to Argenteuil, a growing Parisian suburb on the Seine. Monet placed his easel in the property’s extensive garden where he viewed Camille through a mass of fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, and other potted plants. His love of flowers and gardens continued to grow throughout his career, and his outside-looking-in position reminds the viewer of his commitment to plein-air (outdoor) painting. The subject—a suburban garden—is distinctly modern, and the small, varied brushstrokes characterize his paintings at this time.

Recreate this masterpiece using acrylic paints on a 16 x 20 canvas using a step-by-step process taught by professional artist Maryann Leake. All supplies provided. This class is fast-paced, but no experience is necessary. Maryann has been teaching French Impressionism for 7 years. Teens are welcome. Walk-in registrations are not allowed; you must pre-register. Masks must be worn indoors. Please read our COVID-19 protocols for classes on the main classes/program page.

*Classes may be cancelled, rescheduled or moved to an online format in accordance with public health orders and/or inclement weather.

$47 per Member (discount applied in shopping cart).