Fall 2022 Classes – Registration now open!

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Humanities/Art History
Contemplative Arts
Photography (Scholarships available)
Ceramics

Drawing
Mixed Media
Oil and Acrylic Painting
Watercolor
New! Plein Air Painting
Workshops
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HUMANITIES – ART HISTORY

CHINESE ART HISTORY
Christopher Fasolino

A journey through the history of Chinese art, beginning with the vast terra cotta army of Xi-an. Chinese landscape painting, with its mysterious mountain vistas, will be explored, along with the complementary tradition of bird-and-flower painting. This class is held via Zoom.

Classes meet via Zoom October 4 – December 6, 2022
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
#FA01 $280 (Museum members $225)

Register for Chinese Art History

THE ART HISTORY OF COLOR
Christopher Fasolino

Ever stood in front of a great painting and wondered where the artist got the colors? From the royal purple of the ancients to the lapis blue of the Renaissance artists, to the experimental synthetics used by the Impressionists, this is a unique exploration of the art history of color.

Classes meet October 4 – December 6, 2022
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#FA02 $280 (Museum members $225)

Register for Art History of Color

NEW! BRILLIANT COLORS AS SEEN BY PICASSO, MATISSE, THOMAS, AND OTHERS
 Lynn Berkowitz

From the yellows of Turner, the blues of Picasso, to the reds of Rothko, artists have lit up their canvases with hues that vibrate, excite, calm, and emote. By considering a range of color-connected ‘isms, this class will delve into the life and times of key works of art that feature brilliant colors derived from natural and invented pigments. Each conversational-style class features a diversity of artists and includes short videos to enrich the discussion. This class is held via Zoom.

Classes meet via Zoom October 5 – November 2, 2022
Wednesdays, 9:30  – 11:30 am
#FA03 $115 (Museum members $90)

Register for Brilliant Colors 

NEW! ART WITH WORDS: QUILTS TO INSTALLATIONS FROM RINGGOLD, PICASSO, AND MORE
 Lynn Berkowitz

Art and/with words have been connected for centuries—consider how illustrations, collages, and other types of art have tethered image to text. This class begins with a look at Faith Ringgold’s story quilts and how they helped shift the art-and-text paradigm. Subsequent sessions cover: the visual and narrative in painting and mixed media in early- to late-20th century art through to current literal figuration and contemporary crafts. The diversity of artists, materials, and approaches covered will deepen understanding of the many ways these stories come to life. Each conversational-style class includes short videos to enrich the discussion. This class is held via Zoom.

Classes via Zoom meet November 9 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
#FA04 $115 (Museum members $90)

 Register for Art with Words

NEW! FLORIDA’S HISTORY OF NATURE IN ART
Christopher Fasolino

From the sketches of William Bartram to the watercolors and prints of John James Audubon to the beloved paintings of the Highwaymen, explore how nature has inspired great art in Florida with this adventurous new course. This class is supported by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Classes meet October 6 – December 15 (No class November 24)
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#FA05 $280 (Museum members $225)

 Register for Florida’s History of Nature in Art

CASTLES, TAPESTRIES, AND ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS: ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE RESTORATION
Christopher Fasolino

Beginning with ancient Britain, this class will explore Stonehenge, the rise of London, and the mineral springs of Bath. Next is the Middle Ages, including the Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, and the tapestries and illuminated manuscripts with their colorful animal imagery. Finally, the Renaissance sees great painters as well as colorful characters: Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots.

Class is full – call to be placed on the waiting list (772) 231-0707 ext. 116

Classes meet October 6 – December 15, 2022 (No class November 24)
Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#FA06 $280 (Museum members $225)

 

CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS
 

NEW! SUNDOWN SUNDAYS

Sunday, October 9 | Sunday, November 13 | Sunday, December 11
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Indian River Land Trust’s Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, 4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
$12 per program for VBMA members | $15 per program for non-members
Space is limited; pre-registration required | Please note that this is an outdoor activity

Join Hester Bloom, VBMA docent, yoga, qigong, and meditation teacher, for a guided meditation walk through nature on Indian River Land Trust’s Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. These walks will be gentle, immersive, and contemplative, similar to Japanese Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing. Participants are invited to slow down, awaken the senses to the environment, and feel a sense of well-being with the surrounding natural world.
For those interested, the walk will be preceded by a brief, informal tour of Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog at the VBMA beginning at 3:30pm to deepen appreciation for both the photographic arts and the natural art of our Indian River habitat.

Sunday, October 9    Sunday, November 13    Sunday, December 11

NEW! OUTDOOR GENTLE YOGA
Elise Mahovlich
All levels

Simple movements and sensible modifications make this class accessible to everyone. This class is designed to move joints gently and systematically through their full range of motion. We’ll add postures for strength and stability for a well-rounded workout. No experience is necessary! Please bring a yoga mat and two large beach towels.

In partnership with the Indian River Land Trust and supporting sponsor, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the VBMA presents this engaging class that is inspired by the exhibition Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog.

Classes meet October 3 – October 31, 2022
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Location: IRLT Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, 4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
#FA07 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Outdoor Gentle Yoga beginning 10/3

Classes meet November 7 – December 5, 2022
Mondays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: IRLT Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, 4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
#FA08 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Outdoor Gentle Yoga beginning 11/7

MORNING QIGONG AT THE MUSEUM
Hester Bloom
All levels

The instructor will provide a brief history of qigong during the first class. Classes will consist of 45-minute qigong practice, standing or seated, according to the student’s comfort. This will be followed by a 10-minute seated meditation practice. No special prior skills are necessary. Loose, comfortable clothes and a water bottle are recommended.

Classes meet October 5 – November 2, 2022
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium
#FA09 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Morning Qigong beginning 10/5

Classes meet November 9 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium
#FA10 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Morning Qigong beginning 11/9

 

EVENING QIGONG AT THE MUSEUM
Katie Nall, Ph.D.
All levels

Qigong is an 8,000 year old movement program that exercises the body as a whole. With over 9,000 variations, it is the parent form for Tai Chi, Kung Fu, acupuncture, acupressure, and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping). Qigong is known as the Longevity Exercise. No special equipment required.

Classes meet October 5 – November 2, 2022
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium
#FA11 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Evening Qigong beginning 10/5

Classes meet November 9 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium
#FA12 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Evening Qigong beginning 11/9

NEW! OUTDOOR QIGONG
Hester Bloom
All levels

Qigong practice is effective for gently strengthening and calming the body, particularly when practiced in the natural environment. The instructor will provide a brief history of this ancient Chinese practice during the first class of each session. Classes will focus on breath practice, gentle stretching and movement, and present-moment awareness. No special prior experience or skills are necessary. Loose, comfortable clothes, sneaker-style shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Please bring a towel and mat.

In partnership with the Indian River Land Trust and supporting sponsor, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the VBMA presents this engaging class that is inspired by the exhibition Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog.

Classes meet October 7 – November 4, 2022
Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: IRLT Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, 4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
#FA15 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Outdoor Qigong beginning 10/7

Classes meet November 11 – December 16, 2022 (No class November 25)
Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: IRLT Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, 4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
#FA16 $70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Outdoor Qigong beginning 11/11

 

STUDIO ARTS

PHOTOGRAPHY

Stuart Segal Scholarship for Photography Students

The Stuart Segal Scholarship is dedicated to aiding aspiring photography students for whom attending class would otherwise be financially challenging. The scholarship will pay tuition fees for any photography course offered via the VBMA’s Museum Art School. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit complete the application. Download here: Stuart Segal Scholarship app 2022

 

NEW! ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY 101
Aric Attas
Beginner level

This interactive class is designed to teach the fundamentals of photography while exploring the natural beauty of the Indian River. Drawing inspiration from the exhibition Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog, students will explore the concept of nature photography at several habitats protected by the Indian River Land Trust at Toni Robinson Trail. This class is supported by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Classes meet October 3 – December 5, 2022
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4, Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail (4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967), and other local outdoor locations
#FA17 $280 (Museum members $225)

Register for Environmental Photography

PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Aric Attas
All levels

Take your photography to the next level in this interactive workshop. Organize images and get the most out of them using Bridge and the power of Photoshop. This class will cover file management, image adjustments, retouching, filters, layers, and special effects.

Classes meet October 5 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#FA18 $280 (Museum members $225)

Register for Photoshop for Photographers

 

CERAMICS

PLEASE NOTE: MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES FOR CERAMICS CLASSES

A 25-pound bag of clay is included in class tuition. Registered students may purchase up to two more bags of clay from the instructor during the duration of each course. Only clay provided by the Museum may be used in class or fired in the Museum’s kilns. All tools and materials are the responsibility of the students and are generally introduced through a supply list on the website under the class description, or during the term’s first class.

WORKING WITH CLAY
Kent Johnson 
All levels

Open to beginners through advanced students, this class includes both hand building and wheel throwing. Beginners learn the basics, while returning students work on perfecting their techniques. The instructor covers surface decoration, design, and glazing instruction, and will also employ helpful class critiques. Recommended materials: Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet October 4 – December 6, 2022
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#FA19 $300 (Museum members $240)

Class is full – call for waiting list (772) 231-0707 ext. 116

THROW LIKE A PRO
Kent Johnson 
All levels

This class provides an intensive immersion in wheel-throwing for students of all skill levels. Beginners will learn shortcuts to successfully make pots on the wheel, while students with previous experience can grow their skills. Weekly demonstrations will cover basic forms such as cups and bowls and will move on to advanced forms such as tall vases and larger forms. Instruction on glazing techniques will round out the course, allowing students to finish pieces to take home and enjoy. Recommended materials: Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet October 5 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#FA20 $300 (Museum members $240)

Register for Throw Like a Pro

ADVANCED CERAMICS STUDIO
Walford Campbell
Advanced levels

This studio course is geared to the student who is motivated to undertake ambitious individual work in clay and further their understanding of ceramic art. The goal is to provide the advanced student the opportunity to grow and to produce desired but previously unattainable work. Student work will reflect well thought out and executed projects, including aesthetic decisions, an increased ability to handle material, and an increased proficiency with glazing techniques. Tools you can bring: Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet October 6 – December 15, 2022 (No class November 24)
Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#FA21 $300 (Museum members $240)

Register for Advanced Ceramics Studio

EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH CLAY
Walford Campbell
All levels

This course will introduce fundamental hand-building and wheel throwing skills that will enable students to make a variety of forms, both functional and sculptural. Tools you can bring: Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet October 7 – December 16, 2022 (No class November 25)
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#FA22 $300 (Museum members $240)

Register for Express Yourself with Clay

POTTERY LAB
Labs allow currently enrolled ceramics students to work independently in Studio 5 outside of class time. A lab monitor will be present.

 
Lab meets October 13 – December 15 (No lab November 24)
Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#FA23 $115 (Museum members $90)

Register for Thursday lab

 
Lab meets October 15 – December 17 (No lab November 26)
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#FA24 $115 (Museum members $90)

 Register for Saturday lab

 

DRAWING

YOU CAN DRAW
Marlene Evans Putnam
Beginner level

This course will ensure that beginning students learn to see shapes, understand shadows, and use lines in powerful or delicate ways. Students learn to use their drawing tools properly and confidently and will be amazed at their steady progress as they learn to design and compose their projects. The instructor will teach by both lecture and studio demonstration. Materials needed: Putnam You Can Draw

Classes meet October 6 – November 3, 2022
Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#FA25 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for You Can Draw 10/6

Classes meet November 10 – December 15, 2022 (No class November 24)
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
# FA26 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for You Can Draw 11/10

 

MIXED MEDIA

NEW! FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLAGE
Betsy Kurzinger
All levels

This fast-paced hands-on experience introduces the history, development, and practice of various styles of collage from traditional through contemporary photomontage. Much attention will be paid towards finding resources, techniques of fabricating, and the exchanging of materials for finished works. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. Materials needed: Kurzinger Collage materials

Classes meet November 8 – December 6, 2022
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 3
#FA27 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for FUNdamentals of Collage

NEW! MIXING MEDIA!
Stephanie Lovallo
All levels

Take this creative class and enjoy making ART using different techniques and supplies, including acrylic paint pouring, alcohol ink painting, mixed media assemblage, and soft and oil pastels. Materials needed: Lovallo Mixing Media materials

Classes meet November 9 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#FA28 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Mixing Media!

 

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING

NEW! CAPTURING NATURE’S BEAUTY THROUGH PHOTOREALISTIC PAINTING
Judy Burgarella
Intermediate level

Using photographs from the exhibition Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog (among others), students will learn a variety of techniques for creating a photorealistic painting, in the medium of their choice. Instructor will demonstrate ways to accurately transfer a composition onto the substrate, and how to achieve photorealism in their painting. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques will be provided as needed. The VBMA will supply all materials for this class to registered students. This class is supported by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Classes meet October 3 – October 31, 2022
Mondays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#FA29 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Photorealistic Painting

NEW! ADVANCED PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Barry Shapiro
Advanced level

This course if for students who have had experience painting in acrylic and/or oil and who wish to expand their knowledge and technical skills. Students will be encouraged to expand their range of techniques and work in larger formats.

Classes meet October 3 – December 5, 2022
Mondays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#FA30 $280 (Museum members $225)

 Register for Advanced Painting Techniques

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING
Barry Shapiro
Beginner level

This course is designed to teach beginners the art and science of oil or acrylic painting, including perspective, color, and brushwork. Classes cover what students need to know about how to start an enjoyable and successful lifetime of painting. Each lesson will last approximately one hour after which students will work on assignments or paintings, with instruction. Choose either acrylic or oil materials outlined here: Shapiro painting supply list

Classes meet October 5 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#FA31 $280 (Museum members $225)

Register for Introduction to Painting

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
Barry Shapiro
Intermediate level

This course is for students who have completed Introduction to Painting or are relatively experienced painters looking to enhance their skills. Students will learn from the well-known artworks and artists as well as from in-class instruction. Students will study composition through painting exercises in oil or acrylics, including still life, sky and clouds, water, and figurative proportions. Suggested materials: Shapiro supply list

Classes meet October 5 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#FA32 $280 (Museum members $225)

Register for Intermediate Painting

STUDIO OIL PAINTING AND MORE
Martha Westphal
All levels

This class will cover composition, underpainting, color, materials, mediums and their uses in oil painting. Students will learn how to incorporate styles with some proven artistic techniques. Everyone will paint from their reference material at their pace in a creative, relaxing atmosphere with a friendly group of artists. Materials needed: Westphal Oil Supply list

Classes meet October 4 – November 1, 2022
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#FA33 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Studio Oil Painting and More 10/4

Classes meet November 8 – December 6, 2022
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#FA34 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Studio Oil Painting and More 11/8

WATERCOLOR
 

ADVANCED WATERCOLOR STUDIO
Joel Johnson
Advanced level

This course will focus on advanced individual problems in watercolor painting. Students will progress on their own work with reviews and demonstrations by the instructor. Materials needed: Joel Johnson NEW mat list

Classes meet October 5 – December 7, 2022
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 3
#FA35 $280 (Museum members $225)

Class is full – call for waiting list (772) 231-0707 ext. 116

NEW! PLEIN AIR PAINTING

All levels

Plein air is the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Join other plein air artists to capture the spirit and essence of a landscape. Using beautiful, natural resources as subjects, students will assemble at Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail and other local outdoor locations to find their favorite views to use as inspiration in original sketches and paintings.

In partnership with the Indian River Land Trust and supporting sponsor, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the VBMA presents this engaging class that is inspired by the exhibition Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog. The VBMA will supply all materials for this class to registered students.

Judy Burgarella
Classes meet October 6 – November 3, 2022
Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2 (*First class will meet in VBMA Studio 2), Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail (4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967), and other local outdoor locations
#FA36 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Plein Air Painting 10/6

Stephanie Lovallo
Classes meet November 10 – December 15, 2022 (No class November 24)
Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2 (*First class will meet in VBMA Studio 2), Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail (4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967), and other local outdoor locations
#FA37 $170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Plein Air Painting 11/10

 

WORKSHOPS

NEW! BLUEPRINT FOR BALANCE: MIXED MEDIA AND FENG SHUI
Linda Adams
All levels

This class is a combination of mixed media art projects representing the ancient teachings and philosophy of Feng Shui. Students will create a decorative item to correlate to each Feng Shui life force. The life forces are purpose, wisdom, forgiveness, gratitude, oneness, compassion, joy and truth.

Workshop meets September 29, 2022
Thursday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 3
#FA38 $165 (Museum members $135)

Register for Mixed Media and Feng Shui

EXPRESSIVE EXPLORATIONS ABSTRACT PAINTING
Vickie Marsango
All levels
During this three-day workshop, students will explore abstract painting to discover and enhance basic techniques of non-objective mark-making media and acrylic painting. Artists will strengthen expressive painting practices through creative exercises and painting assignments merged with artist studies, color harmony, compositional balance, and spontaneity. Materials needed: Expressive Explorations material list

Workshop meets October 14 – 16, 2022
Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: VBMA Studios 2 and 3
#FA39 $460 (Museum members $375)

Workshop is full – wait list available. Call (772) 231-0707 ext. 116 to be placed on the wait list.