Visual Literacy

Lecture Series

The Visual Literacy Lecture Series is offered to help people learn the language of art.  These short lectures will quickly increase your appreciation and understanding of art and dramatically improve how you speak about it.

The lectures are held at the artists' studio and gallery will be offered over the course of a year.  You are welcome to attend one, or all, of them!  No knowledge of art history or art techniques is required for any of these lectures. 

  • The basic language of art is comprised of lines, shapes, colours, and values. Learn to understand and interpret them and you are well on your way to visual literacy! 

  • Learn what questions to ask to dig deeper into a painting and discover more about it.

  • Learn how to speak confidently about art beyond "it reminds me of XXX",   "I love the colours" or "its bold and expressive". 

  • Understand why some works of art are considered "timeless" - regardless of their style. 

  • Learn about the  historical context of art and why it matters

  • Learn how materials affect the longevity and quality of paintings to avoid purchasing mistakes

  • Learn how to properly care for your fine art collection. 

All lectures are complimentary and offered on a "first come first served" basis so an RSVP is required.  To reserve your space please click here to confirm your place! 

In your reservation, please be sure to include your full name, the date of the lecture you are attending and any additional guests you may bring (Please limit guests to 2). 

 Lecture #1:  Thursday, May 16th.  6:30 to 8:00 PM  "The Elements of Visual Language, Part 1

Lecture #2:  Thursday, May 23rd   6:30 to 8:00 PM  "The Elements of Visual Language, Part 2

Materese Roche Fine Art Studio & Gallery |  P. O. Box 16  |  Buckingham, PA 18912

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