Monet and Renoir met in the studio of Professor Charles Gleyre at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1862 and quickly formed a long-lasting friendship. They shared a studio as struggling artists in the early 1860s in the lovely town of Argenteuil. One day Renoir painted his best friend at the easel against the stunning backdrop of blue and pale houses engulfed in roses in the idyllic town. Renoir captured not only the beauty of the flora but also the light of the setting summer sun.

Class participants will recreate this masterpiece with acrylics on a 20 x 16 canvas using a step-by-step process created by professional artist Maryann Leake. Maryann has been teaching impressionism for the past eight years. Artistic license will be encouraged and painting Monet standing at the easel will be optional. All supplies are provided. Teens welcome.

Pre-registration is required. Participants must wear masks during the class. Please read our COVID protocols on our classes page.

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