Museum Art School

The Museum Art School offers a wide selection of studio arts and humanities classes and weekend workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. The Museum’s studio facilities are state-of-the-art, including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and jewelry-making. Last year the Museum Art School had 2,300 students of all ages, from its intensive Master Artist Workshops to the exciting Summer Art Camp program. Please call (772) 231-0707 x116 for more information.

Winter 2019 Adult Classes

Winter session begins January 7, 2019

Registration opens November 26, 2018

Drop/Add week January 7 – 11, 2019

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As we attempt to serve the broadest possible public and keep class fees competitive, as with many other community art schools, tuition fees unfortunately do not cover the full expenses of the Museum Art School in offering courses and workshops. On average, the fees charged in tuition cover only 68-75% of the total expenses.

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ART HISTORY: FROM MOUNT FUJI TO GIVERNY: JAPANESE ART HISTORY AND EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONISM

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am

ART HISTORY FROM MOUNT FUJI TO GIVERNY: JAPANESE ART HISTORY AND EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONISM Chris Fasolino This course covers the art history of Japan from ancient times as well as the inspirational role that Japanese art history played in the works of European Impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The unique art of the tea ceremony and the traditions of Japanese gardens will also be considered. From the flamboyant castles of the shoguns to the quiet forest…

PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DSLR

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DSLR Kenneth George Beginner and intermediate level Digital Photography is for beginners and those looking to gain more control of the way their photos look. This course is intended to teach the amateur photographer how to utilize their digital SLR camera to its potential and how to avoid critical mistakes when time is of the essence. Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 9:30 a.m. -…

DRAWING: BASIC DRAWING

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am

BASIC DRAWING John Cullen Beginner and intermediate levels This course uses the ‘block-in’ method of drawing. Students will learn to achieve solid composition and the ability to diagram subject matter. Colored pastel chalks and pencil will be used on large paper. Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m #WT15 $220 (Museum members $200)

WATERCOLOR: INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR Dawn K. Mill Beginner level Students will be introduced to this fun, versatile medium and learn how to use it creatively and with confidence by painting a variety of subjects. Each painting lesson will include a handout and step-by-step detailed demonstration. This course is for beginners and will touch on the basics, including values, color mixing, washes, negative painting, and more. Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30…

ENCAUSTICS: ENCAUSTICS II

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am

ENCAUSTICS II Vickie Marsango Intermediate and advanced levels This course is for those who understand the basic process and want to take their encaustic art to the next level. Review of basic safety issues, set-up, techniques, and archival solutions will be demonstrated. Extensive techniques, products, and collage elements will be introduced. (Prerequisite: Encaustics I) Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m #WT48 $220 (Museum members $200)

ART HISTORY: ENVIRONMENTS IN ART HISTORY

January 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

ENVIRONMENTS IN ART HISTORY Chris Fasolino This course will explore how artists throughout history have drawn inspiration from natural environments. It will also explore the kind of environments that artists have designed themselves, from classical villas to Chinese pavilions to Monet’s gardens at Giverny. We will begin with the archaeological sites and camel caravans of ancient Mesopotamia. An exploration of classical sites like Pompeii will be followed by the mysterious landscapes of Italian Renaissance masters like Leonardo da Vinci. After…

DRAWING: YOU CAN DRAW

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

YOU CAN DRAW Marlene Evans Putnam Beginner level This course for beginner students will ensure that students learn to see shapes, understand shadows, and use line in powerful or delicate ways. In five weeks students will learn to use their drawing tools properly and confidently. Students 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. Classes meet January 7 – February 4 Register…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: BEGINNING OILS IN LANDSCAPE

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

BEGINNING OILS IN LANDSCAPE Laura Howell Beginner level A simple, warm friendly approach to this gorgeous Florida landscape! Start by learning color mixtures that will enable you to paint clouds, land, sea, riverscapes, and more! Students will paint from a photograph that the instructor will provide. The students will transfer the photo to the canvas with the instructor’s assistance, then students will be given step-by-step instructions, along with demonstrations in order to show how to paint the scene. Classes meet…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: PORTRAIT PAINTING IN ACRYLICS

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN ACRYLICS Judy Burgarella All levels Students will learn a variety of techniques for handling this fast-drying, very forgiving medium, from color mixing and layering to handling brushes. The instructor will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a portrait in acrylic, then transferring subjects to canvas either freehand or by other methods. Students will experiment with composition, negative space, backgrounds, mapping out the face, light and shadows, hair and clothes, and the finishing touches that make…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: PAINTING WITH OIL AND ACRYLICS: LANDSCAPES AND MORE

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

PAINTING WITH OIL AND ACRYLICS: LANDSCAPES AND MORE Dawn K. Mill Intermediate and advanced levels Explore the techniques to capture the light, color, and feeling of the outdoors. Create a still life using harmony, shape, and value. Students will learn how to take a photographic reference and transform it into an artistic composition. Students will create an exciting painting in their own unique style. This class is for intermediate and advanced students and includes weekly demonstrations and critiques. Classes meet…

ENCAUSTICS: ENCAUSTICS I

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

ENCAUSTICS I Vickie Marsango All levels Discover modern techniques of the ancient process of encaustics. This course teaches the basic applications of melted beeswax, resin, pigments, and paints fused onto wood panels and substrates. Learn to create opaque and translucent effects while experimenting with layers of smooth and textured surfaces. (Students must be comfortable with propane torch or heat gun and hot wax.) (Prerequisite to Encaustics II) Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 1:30…

CERAMICS: ADVANCED POTTERS WHEEL

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

ADVANCED POTTERS WHEEL Kent Johnson Intermediate and Advanced levels This course is perfect for those students that have mastered basic skills on the potters wheel and wish to deepen their understandings of ceramic design while exploring new methods of forming and decorating ceramic vessels. This course will include weekly demonstrations and discussions that relate to the students’ projects. Individual instruction will ensure that students will have the opportunity to take their art to the next level. Classes meet January 7…

MIXED MEDIA: MIXED MEDIA / ASSEMBLAGE

January 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

MIXED MEDIA / ASSEMBLAGE Vickie Marsango All levels Students will explore combinations of drawing and painting methods, textural effects, wax applications, collage, and assemblage techniques that encourage improvisation and experimentation with an emphasis on the basic elements of art and principles of design. Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. #WT47 $220 (Museum members $200) 2018 Mixed Media - Supply List

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHY 101

January 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY 101 Aric Attas All levels Learn how to get the most out of your camera in this fun and interactive class designed to teach you the fundamentals of photography. Discover f-stops and shutter speeds and how to use them to take better photographs. We’ll also discuss composition, color, line, perspective, and imaginative approaches to photography to spark your creativity. Classes meet January 7 – March 11 Register by Dec 31 Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #WT10 $220 (Museum members…

ART FOR HEALTH’S SAKE: QIGONG AND GUIDED MEDITATION

January 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am

QIGONG AND GUIDED MEDITATION Hester Denniston All levels Each class will consist of a 40-minute Qigong practice followed by a 25-minute guided meditation. The ancient practice of Qigong includes gentle movement, self-massage, visualization, breath work, and balance. Using these elements we work on cultivating life energy, or qi, in our bodies, bringing vitality and health to mind, body, and spirit. Qigong is from Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for centuries as a health-enhancing, energy-building practice appropriate for all…

DRAWING: LEARNING TO SEE I – class is full

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am

DRAWING: LEARNING TO SEE I Gloria Clifford Beginner and intermediate levels Drawing well requires learning to see as an artist sees. Guided by the Betty Edward’s bestselling book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the instructor shares principles and techniques that are immensely successful in teaching adults how to draw. Each lesson covers a particular drawing skill. After only five weeks, students will be amazed at their progress. The second five-week course is a continuation of the first…

WATERCOLOR: THE JOY OF WATERCOLOR

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am

THE JOY OF WATERCOLOR Marlene Evans Putnam Beginner level One of the most fun media to work in, this course will help students to use the water properly and be more confident with paper and color. We will experiment with washes – wet into wet, dry brush, and other techniques. This course will incorporate still life, using backgrounds and understanding why and what makes them go back. The instructor will lecture, demonstrate, and teach color mixtures. Classes meet January 8…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: CREATIVE PAINTING

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am

CREATIVE PAINTING Vickie Marsango All levels This course introduces students to painting strategies in a variety of forms, for the acrylic and/or oil painter. A series of studio assignments will generate creative ideas, explore techniques, and develop dynamic artwork. Students will enjoy a casual approach to intuitive painting combined with an emphasis on color mixing, composition, and values. Classes meet January 8 – March 12 Register by Jan 1 Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. #WT33 $220 (Museum members $200)…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE – Class is full

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am

ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE Christine Thomas Beginner and intermediate levels Learn how to master the medium of acrylic in this class for beginner and intermediate students. Get comfortable with the fundamentals of color, mixing color, under painting, layering, and brush handling. Students will learn how to easily transfer their images and designs to canvas, even if the student is not proficient in drawing. Embrace your creativity and explore acrylic paints. Classes meet January 8 – February 5…

SCULPTURE: FIGURE SCULPTURE

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am

FIGURE SCULPTURE Winter 2019 Materials FIGURE SCULPTURE George Paxton Intermediate and advanced levels Students will develop proficiency in figurative sculpture in this ten-week course. Working from a live model, students will create one or two figure sketches in water-based clay that may be fired into a finished work. We will then move on to create a standing, one-third size figure in oil-based clay, using a wire armature as a structural base. Principles of anatomy, proportion, and gesture will be taught.…

WATERCOLOR: WATERCOLOR MAGIC

January 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

WATERCOLOR MAGIC Gloria Clifford Intermediate and advanced levels This offering is a more in-depth course in the use of watercolor. Classes are structured to stretch the student’s ability to use references that are more advanced than merely “copying.” Each class will have a theme, but keeping in mind the student’s individual artistic vision. This class is also for those who have painted in watercolor previously but who now wish to explore watercolor painting further and paint in a more creative,…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE

January 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE Christine Thomas Beginner and intermediate levels Learn how to master the medium of acrylic in this class for beginner and intermediate students. Get comfortable with the fundamentals of color, mixing color, under painting, layering, and brush handling. Students will learn how to easily transfer their images and designs to canvas, even if the student is not proficient in drawing. Embrace your creativity and explore acrylic paints. Classes meet January 8 – February 5…

OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING: OIL & ACRYLIC STUDIO

January 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

OIL & ACRYLIC STUDIO Lorraine Fouquet Intermediate and advanced levels This enjoyable and relaxing course is for those who have had a beginning painting class. It will help the student progress and learn more about color, composition, and finding their own style by translating a personal photo or photographs that inspire them into paintings. Each student gets personal attention from the instructor helping them with drawing, painting, and turning their photographs into works of art. The students may also work…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM I – Class is full

January 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM I Vickie Marsango Beginner and intermediate levels This studio course is for students who wish to explore a painting medium with an emphasis on creative thinking. Students will discover the fundamental techniques of acrylic painting merged with an innovative approach to color harmony, compositional balance, and expressive mark making. Comparisons of abstract expressionist artists and contemporary non-representational artists will be studied. Classes meet January 8 – March 12 Register by Jan 1 Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. #WT41…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM II

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM II Vickie Marsango Intermediate and advanced levels This course is designed for the intermediate and advanced abstract or non-representational painter. Students must have completed Abstract Impressionism I before enrolling. Each artist will be given guided exercises to express their own individual visual language and creative voice. Exploratory and independent study will be encouraged with emphasis on the basic principles and element of art. Modern and contemporary artists will be studied. Classes meet January 8 – March 12 Register…

CERAMICS: ADVANCED CERAMICS STUDIO

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Clay Class Tool List ADVANCED CERAMICS STUDIO Walford Campbell Intermediate and Advanced levels This studio course is geared to the student who is motivated to undertake ambitious individual work in clay and further his or her understanding of ceramic art. The instructor will provide guidance, advice, critiques, and encourage self-exploration. The goal for this course is to provide the advanced student the opportunity to grow and to take his or her art to the next level. Student work will reflect…

DRAWING: EXPLORING COLORED PENCILS

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am

EXPLORING COLORED PENCILS John Cullen Beginner and intermediate levels This course offers new and exciting ways to use colored pencils and other mixed media. Students will learn important color theory applications and a variety of new techniques. Composition and critiques will be employed as well as individual instruction. Classes meet January 9 – March 13 Register by Jan 2 Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. #WT22 $220 (Museum members $200)

WATERCOLOR: WATERCOLOR STUDIO

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am

WATERCOLOR STUDIO Joel Johnson Intermediate and advanced levels This course will provide students with demonstration on how to advance their painting techniques, further their knowledge of composition and design, and select tier subject matter. The instructor will demonstrate as well as give individual critiques. Classes meet January 9 – March 13 Register by Jan 2 Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. #WT29 $220 (Museum members $200) Joel JohnsonsUpdatedSuppyList

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE – Class is full

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am

ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE Christine Thomas Beginner and intermediate levels Learn how to master the medium of acrylic in this class for beginner and intermediate students. Get comfortable with the fundamentals of color, mixing color, under painting, layering, and brush handling. Students will learn how to easily transfer their images and designs to canvas, even if the student is not proficient in drawing. Embrace your creativity and explore acrylic paints. Classes meet January 9 – February 6…

CERAMICS: “PLAYING” WITH CLAY – Class is full

January 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am

“PLAYING” WITH CLAY Peggy Thomas All levels Open to beginners through advanced students, this class includes both hand building and wheel throwing. Beginners learn the basics with creative projects and basic wheel throwing. Returning and advanced students work on perfecting their techniques. This course will cover surface decoration, design, and glazing instruction and will also have helpful class critiques. We will discuss incorporating beauty in an industrial age and the relationship of art and nature that relate to the VBMA…

COMPUTER ANIMATION: INTRO TO 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION

January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

INTRO TO 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION Kenneth George Beginner level 3D animation has become one of the most sought after forms of digital media today. It is used in cinema, gaming, and commercial industries to tell stories and also a unique way to help generate revenue for businesses. This course is an introduction to 3D animation. Students will learn the basics and become familiar with the work flow of a 3-dimensional software program. Projects include 3D modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and…

DRAWING: YOU CAN DRAW

January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

YOU CAN DRAW Marlene Evans Putnam Beginner level This course for beginner students will ensure that students learn to see shapes, understand shadows, and use line in powerful or delicate ways. In five weeks students will learn to use their drawing tools properly and confidently. Students 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. Classes meet January 9 – February 6 Register…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: PAINTING STUDIO AND MORE

January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

PAINTING STUDIO AND MORE Christine Thomas All levels Come join a friendly group of artists who work independently while sharing with each other. The instructor provides suggestions and demonstrations as needed or requested. This studio class is open to 2D media, including oil, mixed media, watercolors, and drawing. This is a ‘no pressure’ class during which everyone goes at their own pace. All classes include positive critiques to increase your skill and enjoyment. Classes meet January 9 – February 6…

JEWELRY: KUMIHIMO BEAD WEAVING

January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

KUMIHIMO BEAD WEAVING Gina Johnson Beginner and intermediate levels Kumihimo is a fun, easy method of weaving beads. In this class beginner and intermediate students will create bracelets and necklaces using seed beads on a simple wheel. We will explore patterns from nature and use hand-crafted focal beads to enhance the course projects. Classes meet January 9 – February 6 Register by Jan 2 Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. #WT50 $145 (Museum members $125)

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS Aric Attas Beginner level Take your photography to the next level using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. This interactive workshop is designed to teach you digital workflow from camera to computer to printer. Learn how to organize your images and get the most out of them using the editing capabilities of Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge. We will cover file management, image adjustments, retouching, filters, layers, and special effects during this ten-week Photoshop class. Classes meet January 9…

PASTELS: SECRETS OF CREATING A SOFT PASTEL DRAWING

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am

PASTELS SECRETS OF CREATING A SOFT PASTEL DRAWING Carol Siegel Berman Beginner and intermediate levels Learn the secrets of creating a pastel drawing using soft, not oil, pastels. Students will learn steps to create a successful pastel painting. This course will explore and have fun with this exciting medium. Pastel is easily correctable and workable so that students can continuously improve their work. Bring your basic drawing skills and improve them while learning pastel techniques. Students will learn through studio…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: PAINTING WHAT YOU WANT IN OILS

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am

PAINTING WHAT YOU WANT IN OILS Marlene Evans Putnam Intermediate and advanced levels This course is for students who aspire to go to the next level in oil painting. An intensive study of tones and values, design, and composition will be done in every class. Students will learn unique color combinations as well as paint application techniques. Still life and other subject matter will be demonstrated and discussed every week. Classes meet January 10 – February 7 Register by Jan…

PORTRAIT: PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am

PORTRAIT SCULPTURE George Paxton All levels Students will develop their ability to create portraiture in this five-week course. Working form a live model, students will create a life-sized portrait sculpture bust. Individual instruction will be provided. Principles of portraiture will be explained and developed. Measurements will be taken with calipers and utilized in developing the structure and proportions of the face. The anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and hair will be discussed and taught. Classes meet January 10…

CERAMICS: “PLAYING” WITH CLAY – Class is full

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am

“PLAYING” WITH CLAY Peggy Thomas All levels Open to beginners through advanced students, this class includes both hand building and wheel throwing. Beginners learn the basics with creative projects and basic wheel throwing. Returning and advanced students work on perfecting their techniques. This course will cover surface decoration, design, and glazing instruction and will also have helpful class critiques. We will discuss incorporating beauty in an industrial age and the relationship of art and nature that relate to the VBMA…

PHOTOGRAPHY: BASIC PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING – A BALANCING ACT

January 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING - A BALANCING ACT J. Scott Kelly Intermediate and advanced levels This course will cover the basic principles of light and combining photographic strobe with natural lighting. We will cover the use of one strobe mixed with natural lighting, quality of light, bare lighting, reflected lighting, and diffused lighting for still life and portraiture. Classes meet January 10 – February 7 Register by Jan 3 Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. #WT12 $145 (Museum members $125)

Watercolor Magic WT28A

January 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Gloria Clifford Intermediate and advanced levels This offering is a more in-depth course in the use of watercolor. Classes are structured to stretch the student’s ability to use references that are more advanced than merely “copying.” Each class will have a theme, but keeping in mind the student’s individual artistic vision. This class is also for those who have painted in watercolor previously but who now wish to explore watercolor painting further and paint in a more creative, individual, and…

CERAMICS: ADVANCED POTTERS WHEEL

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

ADVANCED POTTERS WHEEL Kent Johnson Intermediate and Advanced levels This course is perfect for those students that have mastered basic skills on the potters wheel and wish to deepen their understandings of ceramic design while exploring new methods of forming and decorating ceramic vessels. This course will include weekly demonstrations and discussions that relate to the students’ projects. Individual instruction will ensure that students will have the opportunity to take their art to the next level. Classes meet January 10…

Cork, Canvas & Co., – Two Koi – session Sold Out

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CORK, CANVAS & COMPANY Explore your creative side with new friends in the studios. Whether your idea of art is drawing doodles or you are an experienced artist, Cork, Canvas & Company is a fun night out for everyone. A professional artist will guide and assist in creating your masterpiece. Bring your own wine and light hors d’oeuvres; all art materials are included.

ART HISTORY: IN SEARCH OF CAMELOT: THE PRE-RAPHAELITES AND THEIR WORLD

January 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am

IN SEARCH OF CAMELOT: THE PRE-RAPHAELITES AND THEIR WORLD Chris Fasolino This course has been designed to accompany the Victorian Radicals exhibition at the Museum. We will explore the colorful beauty and the chivalrous ideals of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as the artists’ eccentric personalities and lives. We will view paintings of courageous knights and noble ladies, reflecting these nineteenth-century artists’ fascination with the history and legends of the Middle Ages. We will also look at Scottish Highland scenes,…

ART HISTORY: ART HISTORY: THE ANCIENT WORLD THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES

January 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

ART HISTORY: THE ANCIENT WORLD THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES Chris Fasolino In this course, we will explore the art history of the ancient world, beginning with the bold mariners who sailed the wine-dark sea and inspired Homer’s Odyssey, the Stoic warriors who built the Mycenaean citadels, and the art and architecture of Athens and classical Greece. We will then see how the earth shook as Alexander the Great charged forth to conquer, leading to a fusion of artistic traditions and…

CERAMICS: POTTERY LAB

January 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

POTTERY LAB Labs allow currently enrolled ceramics students to work independently in Studio 5 outside of class time during any lab listed below. A lab monitor will be present. Labs begin January 14 Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. #WT59 $90 (Museum members $70)

Drawing: Painting Expressively – with Pamela Pike Gordinier

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Capture the essence, the gestalt, or the moment of how you felt when you saw the image you wanted to draw. Work large and loose with charcoal, pen, or ink and then learn to veil with acrylic paint to establish emphasis and create more emotion. Watch a PowerPoint of artists who work expressively and then apply it to your own work. Do quick drawings emphasizing: shape, texture, line, mark, repetition, or rhythm. In the afternoon, work on your own expressive…

WORKSHOPS: SPLASH WATER DROPLET PHOTOGRAPHY

January 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

SPLASH WATER DROPLET PHOTOGRAPHY J. Scott Kelly This three-hour studio workshop will be a BLAST and will also test your hand-eye coordination as well as your patience! It might take a little while to get in sync but once you do you won’t be able to stop! This workshop will cover the set-up for water droplet photography and how best to use your lighting with a speedlight. This Water Droplet/Splash workshop is an exercise in creativity and experimentation. Once you…

Cork Canvas & Co. – Sandpipers (wine glass painting)

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CORK, CANVAS & COMPANY Explore your creative side with new friends in the studios. Whether your idea of art is drawing doodles or you are an experienced artist, Cork, Canvas & Company is a fun night out for everyone. A professional artist will guide and assist in creating your masterpiece. Bring your own wine and light hors d’oeuvres; all art materials are included.

Drawing Basics – with Douglas David – Workshop is full

January 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am

DRAWING BASICS A simple, fun approach to give a better understanding of drawing… January 31, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This simple one-day workshop on drawing will walk you through many of the “basics” of drawing. Whether a refresher or the first drawing class you have ever taken, it will make sense and help you have a better understanding of drawing. Developed by the many requests of painting students, Douglas has assembled all the basic areas of drawing and…

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