The Museum Art School continues its mission of providing the most exceptional studio art and humanities learning experiences for children and adults. This fall’s schedule features a selection of  Art History, Textile Arts, Museum Learning Strategies, Photography (adults and children), Drawing, Women in the Arts Studies, Painting, and Mixed Media. All courses will be presented via Zoom. To enroll in any of these classes, you must register for this site (your old logins will not work).

Remember-You will be required to use Zoom, so please take the time to familiarize yourself with Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

Please note: There will be no classes held during the week of November 23.

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Art History
Museum Learning Strategies
Photography
Drawing
Women in the Arts Studies
Painting
Mixed Media 

 

Art History

FA02 – A Natural History of Art: Animals in Painting and Sculpture

This course offers a unique look at animals in art history. We will begin with the ancient world, from the silver owls of Athens to Rome’s imperial eagles. The fantastic imagery of medieval illuminated manuscripts will be covered and the scientific perspectives of the Renaissance—including Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the flight of birds. The stone elephants and jade crickets of Indian and Chinese sculpture will be included, as will the colorful birds of Chinese and Japanese painting. The art of the European Age of Exploration, with its sense of scientific discovery, will be a significant part of the course; this will include a look at extinct species such as the dodo, which have been preserved in art. The course concludes with the work of John James Audubon, including his images of our familiar and beautiful Florida birds.

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
September 28 – December 7
Mondays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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FA03 New Class! The Grand Tour: The Art History of Great Cities
Chris Fasolino, instructor

This new course is designed to feature a different city each week. Like travelers on the Grand Tour, we will explore the art and architecture of some of the great cities of the world! The course includes palaces, temples, castles, cathedrals, and other iconic monuments, as well as masterpieces of painting and sculpture associated with these cities and their museums. Here is our itinerary:

Week One—Athens; Week Two—Rome; Week Three—Istanbul (AKA Constantinople, AKA Byzantium); Week Four—Madrid; Week Five—London; Week Six—Florence; Week Seven—Venice; Week Eight—Paris; Week Nine—Kyoto; Week Ten—Beijing

 

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
September 29 – December 8
Tuesdays at 9:30-11:30 am
$225 (Museum members $180)

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FA12  NEW CLASS! The Art History of Food and Wine
Chris Fasolino, instructor

This new course is perfect for foodies and wine enthusiasts, as well as art lovers! It will look at how images of food and wine have become part of art history. Ancient Greek and Roman mosaics and ceramics portrayed banquet scenes—a theme that continued to be popular in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance paintings. We will also learn about artists who enjoyed wine and how this reflected their cultures. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo may have been rivals, but they both enjoyed Tuscan wines. Claude Monet was a gourmet who enjoyed fine food and vintage wines at Giverny. The British masters enjoyed port and sherry wines for reasons interwoven with English history.

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
October 2 – December 11
Fridays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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Museum Learning Strategies

 

FA06 NEW CLASS! Look-See ART: Nature, Color, Light, Space, and Figures
Lynn Berkowitz, instructor

 

 
Learn new strategies for appreciating art that foster lively looking and deepen understanding. Through the lens of engaging prompts, you will observe modern and contemporary art in a very different way. Themes and resources will come alive in images drawn from museums near and far.
 
Classes meet weekly via Zoom
September 30 – October 28
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30 am
$115 (Museum members $90)

 

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FA07 NEW CLASS! Look-See ART, Part 2: Genre, Content, Unity, Lines, and Viewing
Lynn Berkowitz, instructor

Learn new strategies for appreciating art that foster lively looking and deepen understanding. Through the lens of engaging prompts, you will observe modern and contemporary art in a very different way. Themes and resources will come alive in images drawn from museums near and far.

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
November 4 – December 9
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30 am
$115 (Museum members $90)

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Photography

FA15 NEW CLASS! Beginner Digital Photography

Asia Hamilton, instructor

Learn to use your DSLR camera on manual. In this class, you will learn the basics of photography, including but not limited to, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, and ISO. We will talk about how these things impact your images and how to use them to get the photographs you want.

Materials needed: BEGINNER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY MATERIALS

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
September 29 – December 8
Tuesdays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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FA28 NEW CLASS! Cell Phone Photography
Asia Hamilton, instructor

Ramp up your online presence with savvy content by learning how to shoot, enhance, and share photographs with your cell phone camera. In this class, the instructor will share tips and tricks for getting the best photographs, lighting, composition, and apps to enhance and showcase your photos online. This class is for any skill level and for those that like to document their food, activities, and pets online.

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
October 1 – October 29
Thursdays at 9:30-11:30 am
$115 (Museum members $90)

Registration is now closed.

 

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Drawing

FA23 NEW CLASS! Introduction to Figure Drawing
Jordan Black, instructor

This 5-week course will focus on the use of the human figure in art. We will explore the figure whether familiar or invented, as we begin with an introduction to basic figure drawing skills, explore portraiture, hands, feet, and end with a focus on how the human form is used to emote and narrate within artworks.

Materials needed: INTRODUCTION TO FIGURE DRAWING MATERIALS

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
October 1 – October 29
Thursdays at 3:00-5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

 

 

FA16 NEW CLASS! Intermediate Drawing
Carolyn Fee, instructor

 

 
You’ll learn concepts and techniques fundamental to drawing. Each week a new idea or technique will be introduced and integrated. This class is structured so that you can assimilate, at a comfortable pace, that which is relevant to personal self-expression and goals.

 

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
September 29 – December 8
Tuesdays at 3:00-5:00 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)
 
 
 
 
 

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Women in the Arts Studies

FA24 NEW CLASS! The Modern Woman: Female Perspectives on Art History from 1950-Present
Holly Harmon, instructor

Want to learn more about women artists in a fun forum? This discussion-based course will hone your ability to interpret and analyze modern art. By examining artists that are traditionally excluded from the canon, we will explore and challenge preconceived notions of gender.

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
October 1 – October 29
Thursdays at 3:00-5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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Painting

 

FA13 Beginning Oil Painting
Laura Howell, instructor

Working from photographs supplied to each student by the instructor, this course is designed for beginners to learn beautiful oil painting, from drawing the subject onto the canvas to color mixing and brushwork. All classes will focus on value, the difference between opaque and transparent colors, and the differences between colors in light and shadow. Students will also learn how to clean and care for tools properly to last for a lifetime.

Materials needed: BEGINNING OIL PAINTING MATERIALS

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
September 28 – October 26
Mondays at 3:00-5:00 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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FA04 Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting
Lorraine Fouquet, instructor

 

In this course, students will learn more about color and color-mixing, painting techniques, composition, and drawing in this class. They will focus on developing their unique style by painting from their photographs or still lifes. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students.
 
Classes meet via Zoom
September 29 – December 8
Tuesdays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)
 
 

 

FA19 Painting Studio and More
Christine Thomas, instructor

This class is for the novice as well as the seasoned painter. This class is open to all 2-D media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, and drawing. We will explore color, color mixing, layering, brush handling, composition, and the importance of light. Students will experiment with backgrounds, under painting, and learn about negative space and shadow. Experienced students please bring your chosen supplies. 

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
November 4 – December 9
Wednesdays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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FA22 NEW CLASS! Painting with Colored Pencils
Edmund Cortez, instructor

This class will introduce students to creating colored pencil works of art with painterly qualities of oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings.
Materials needed: PAINTING WITH COLORED PENCILS MATERIALS

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
October 1 – December 10
Thursdays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

 

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FA26 NEW CLASS! Watercolor: Wild and Wonderful
Morgan Kuster, instructor

In this course, students will learn techniques that can be built on and used throughout the course. Together we will explore everything from traditional landscapes to abstraction and look to the Museum’s permanent collection for inspiration, fun, and unexpected challenges.

Materials needed: WATERCOLOR: WILD AND WONDERFUL MATERIALS

Classes meet weekly via Zoom
October 2 – December 11
Fridays at 12:30-2:30 pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

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Mixed Media

 
FA11 NEW CLASS! Do, Redo, Undo
Aurora Molina, instructor
 
In this course, we will learn fiber art methods using recycled materials to create a fiber portrait. Students will also learn about embroidery adornments and techniques.
Materials needed: DO REDO PART 2 MATERIALS
 
 
Classes meet weekly via Zoom
November 6  – December 11
Fridays at 9:30-11:30 am
$115(Museum members $90)

 

 

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