Impressionism and Japonisme: Pattern

Impressionism and Japonisme: Pattern

Émile Bernard (French, 1868–1941), Still Life with Flowers, 1887, Oil on canvas, Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Jennifer Jones Simon, © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard Houston

Join artist and educator Richard Houston in this six-week course investigating how Japanese design elements in woodblock prints influenced European art in the late 19th century. Each week, students explore various design strategies through a series of exercises using the Museum’s renowned Impressionist collection.

Explore how pattern and ornamentation in the works of Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard may be employed to redesign images in the Museum’s collections.


All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $25 ($20 for members), and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included.
Advance registration is required. Please use the register button
Meets in Entrance Gallery