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Corks & Canvases

Thursday | Aug 22 | 5:30-7:30 PM

The Aug 22 edition of the AMA’s Corks & Canvases Paint Party will focus on Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Asleep.

You can register for the painting party HERE.

Grab your spouse, a date, or a friend, or paint solo at the latest Corks & Canvases Paint Party at the AMA! You can enjoy a glass of wine and snacks while you get step-by-step instructions on how to recreate a famous work of art.


Asleep, or Le Repos, is an oil-on-canvas painting of Picasso’s lover Marie-Therese Walter, also described as his “golden muse,” at a time when their clandestine affair turned into a relaxed homelife at Chateau de Boisgeloup. The painting marked a time of change in Picasso’s work, which moved from violent Surrealist distortions to a gentler depiction of the female form. He experimented with freer composition, employing rich colors and sweeping brushwork.

The artist was 29 years older than Walter, who painted numerous times during this period, demonstrating her influence on his life. Picasso explored the sleeping female form in numerous works during this period of his career, saying that when a man watches a woman sleep, he tries to understand her. This sleeping state became his signature depiction of Walter.

Le Repos sold for $36.9 million in 2018 at a Sotheby’s auction.


This class is for all skill levels. Even if you have never used a paintbrush, you will leave the AMA with your own original artwork, one that you will be proud to hang on the wall at your home or office. The AMA will provide paint, brushes, and a 16×20 canvas, as well as refreshments. You can bring a favorite beverage or snack if you want.

Bimonthly classes are conducted in August, October, December, February, April, and June. Don’t wait too long when registering. Space at each of our painting parties has sold out weeks ahead of the event.

COST: $35 ($30 for AMA donors).



October 17: Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette (1886), by Vincent van Gogh.

December 5: Winter Snow Scene, 2010, by Thomas Kinkade.

February 2025: TBA

April 2025: TBA

June 2025: TBA

Need more info? Email Annie Vanoteghem HERE or call her at 229.439.8400.

Pablo Picasso, "Asleep" (1932)