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.

Spring 2019 brochure mails on February 19th

Spring session begins March 18, 2019

Registration opens February 25, 2019

Drop/Add week March 18 – 22, 2019

Download Spring class schedule:  VBMA Education_SpringCourse_v05webf

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Tuition Plus

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.

Tuition Plus provides a way for students to support the Museum Art School by contributing toward these additional expenses. By making a fully tax-deductible gift in the amount of $100 for each registered course, you can help the Museum Art School continue its community mission of providing the finest studio art and humanities learning experiences for children and adults.

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Art For Health’s Sake | Art History | Ceramics | Cork, Canvas & Company | Drawing | Encaustics | Jewelry | Mixed Media | Oil and Acrylic Painting | Photography | Sculpture | Watercolor

 

 

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ART FOR HEALTH’S SAKE: YOGA AT THE MUSEUM

April 22 @ 8:00 am

YOGA AT THE MUSEUM Himalaya Parker All levels Be creative, aware, and renewed. This course emphasizes combining the flow of your breath with movement as we bring health to our whole body, and will include some specific therapeutic movements for each of the joints as well. A guided relaxation completes each session. Students who enjoy the experiences of art and form will become their own work of art as we become more aware of how we both move and rest…

DRAWING: YOU CAN DRAW

April 22 @ 9:30 am

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 April 22 – May 20 Register…

ART FOR HEALTH’S SAKE: QIGONG AND GUIDED MEDITATION

April 23 @ 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…

SS16 COLOR THEORY: SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF COLOR

April 23 @ 9:30 am

SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF COLOR Gloria Clifford Beginner and intermediate levels This course is for anyone who would like to learn more about color and understand how to use color within the painting and drawing process. Color is a subject that most students never learn but end up wishing they knew more about before learning to paint. The instructor will teach easy-to-follow techniques their students will follow to fully understand how color affects an overall composition. Color practices are paramount…

DRAWING: YOU CAN DRAW

April 23 @ 9:30 am

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 April 23 – May 21 Register…

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

April 23 @ 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 April 23 – May 21Register…

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

April 23 @ 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 April 23 – May 21Register…

SS36 OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: ACRYLIC PAINTING – THE BASICS AND MORE

April 24 @ 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 April 24 – May 22…

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING: PAINTING STUDIO AND MORE

April 24 @ 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 April 24 – May 22…

ART FOR HEALTH’S SAKE: QIGONG AND GUIDED MEDITATION

April 25 @ 5:30 pm

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…

Cork, Canvas & Company – Silk Scarf Painting – event is full

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 scarf. Bring your own wine and light hors d’oeuvres; all art materials are included. Silk scarf and silk fabric paint is included in this session. Thursday, May 2, 6:00 - 8:30 pm $45.

WORKSHOPS: EXPRESSIVE EXPLORATIONS

May 3 @ 10:00 am

EXPRESSIVE EXPLORATIONS Vickie Marsango Express your unique creativity by trusting your intuition. Students will gain a strong foundation of compositional elements and develop the courage of self discovery and individual explorations. Concepts covered in this three-day workshop: expressive marks and mark-making techniques, product knowledge, dividing and activating canvas, understanding compositional elements, and color mixing. Workshop meets May 3-5 Register by April 26 Friday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. #SS54 $350 (Museum members $330)

Cork, Canvas & Company – Simply Succulent

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 painting! Sure to be a favorite for lazy gardeners everywhere. Bring your own wine and light hors d’oeuvres; all art materials are included. Thursday, May 16, 6:00 - 8:30 pm. $35.00

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