Sandra Martin has a B.A. and an M.A.T. plus 36 hours of graduate work in Spanish. She has studied art formally at the Prado in Madrid, The National Gallery in DC, and the Met. For 32 years she taught in Ramsey, NJ. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct professor at Ramapo College where she has audited many courses on art and art history as well as other subjects.
American Artists of the 18th and 19th Centuries
We will explore the lives and times and study the paintings of American artists from the 18th and 19th centuries. The painters studied will be: Copley, Stuart, Peale, Cole, Heade, Church, Bierstadt, Moran, Whistler, Eakins, Homer, and Sargent. (This course was last taught eight semesters ago.)
Rene Magritte and His Thought-Provoking Paintings
This Belgian surrealist will amuse you, confuse you, and delight you with his images of everyday objects and people in unusual spaces. Let’s look at these paintings and see how challenging it is for us to interpret them..
French Art: Impressionism and After
Explore the lives and study the paintings of the French Impressionists and those who came right after them. Some of the artists who will be studied are Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, Caillebotte, Cezanne, and Seurat.