Driven to Paint


Driven to Paint

Instructor: Barry Shapiro


In this five-week introductory painting class free for Veterans, The Drive to Paint, instructor Barry Shapiro will guide students through beginner painting principles utilizing the exhibition, Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, a selection of automobiles and motorcycles from the Art Deco era. Originating in the 1920s in Europe and disseminating to the United State in the 1930s, Art Deco featured modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials imbued with technological industrial design to create a streamlined, futuristic look. Building off these Art Deco design principles and visits to the galleries, students will learn perspective, shadowing, shading and color mixing as they create thematic projects inspired by Rolling Sculpture. Students will advance their painting technique and learn new techniques as they create weekly studio projects culminating in a final project where students will create and paint a futuristic car design of their own!

Driven to Paint is free for Veterans.


Tuesdays, February 7 – March 7, 2023


Location: Studio 3

Materials and Supplies:

The VBMA will supply all registered Veterans with paint and all other class materials.

Instructor: Barry Shapiro

Barry Shapiro is a graduate of Pratt Institute (BFA in painting and printmaking) where he studied with internationally renowned artists such as James Grashow, Vasilios Toulis, Rudolph Baranik and Audrey Flack. His portraits and abstract landscapes have been featured in several exhibits including The Brownstone Art gallery (Brooklyn, NY), the Nathan B. Rosen Museum Gallery (Boca Raton, FL), and locally at The Emerson Center, The Center For Spiritual Care, the Community Church Narthex Gallery and Lighthouse Art Gallery.

Please contact School and Community Access Manager, Christina Kelley, at 772-231-0707 ext. 104 or email with any questions or concerns.

Click Here to Register for Veteran’s Acrylic Painting – Driven to Paint 2023