Summer 2022 Classes

Spend the summer learning a new art form or period in art history, or exploring movement in the Laura and Bill Buck Atrium.

 

MOVEMENT AND CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS

QIGONG
Katie Nall
Qigong is an 8,000 year old movement program that exercises internal organs. With over 9,000 variations, it is the parent form for Tai Chi, Kung Fun, acupuncture, acupressure, and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping). Qigong is known as the Longevity Exercise as the movements have been known to extend healthy lives. No special equipment required.

Classes meet at VBMA in the Atrium
June 8 – July 6
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
$70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Qigong 6/8

Classes meet at VBMA in the Atrium
July 13 – August 10
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
$70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Qigong 7/13

 

ART HISTORY/ART APPRECIATION

THE ART OF SURPRISE
Christopher Fasolino
There are always more surprises to discover in art history! From the mysteries of the Middle Ages to the geniuses of the Renaissance to the treasures of Chinese silk, this course focuses on works of art that feature plot twists and unexpected flourishes. You need not have taken the first Art of Surprise class to enjoy this NEW course.

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 4
June 11 – August 13
Saturdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
$280 (Museum members $225)

Register for The Art of Surprise

 

FROM MOUNT FUJI TO GIVERNY: JAPANESE ART HISTORY AND EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONISM
Christopher Fasolino
Explore the art history of Japan and the inspirational role that Japanese art played for Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh! From the flamboyant castles of the shoguns to quiet forest cottages, from folding screens with paintings of bamboo and dancing cranes to colorful woodblock prints, there is so much to discover, as the Impressionists knew.

Classes meet VIA ZOOM
June 7 – August 9
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
$225 (Museum members $180)

Register for Mount Fuji to Giverny

 

PASTELS

A MORNING WITH PASTELS
Sherry Haaland
Come explore the possibilities of this medium with it’s wonderfully rich velvety texture. Have fun exploring and advancing with pastels. Pastel painting encompasses line, texture, overlaying of color while weaving back and forth to bring your painting to life. Come prepared to have fun painting on your first day. Materials needed: Haaland morning pastel materials

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 3
June 11 – July 9
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for A Morning with Pastels 6/11

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 3
July 16 – August 13
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for A Morning with Pastels 7/16

 

PAINTING

PAINTING STUDIO AND MORE
Christine Thomas
All levels
Join a friendly group of artists who work independently while sharing with each other. The instructor provides suggestions and demonstrations. This studio class is open to these 2-D mediums: acrylics, oils, mixed media, watercolor, and drawing. Students should bring their preferred materials to class.

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 2
June 7 – July 5
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Painting Studio and More 6/7

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 2
July 12 – August 9
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Painting Studio and More 7/12

 

OIL STUDIO – OLD MASTERS TECHNIQUES
Martha Westphal
All levels
This course will be a study of composition, under painting, color, materials and their uses in oil painting. Learn Fibonacci theories of composition, how to make paint and tube it, also how to make varnish, medium and it’s uses. The primary focus is to learn how to incorporate your style with old master techniques.

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 2
June 8 – July 6
Wednesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Oil Studio 6/8

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 2
July 13 – August 10
Wednesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Oil Studio 7/13

 

LEARNING TO LOVE WATERCOLOR
Judy Burgarella
All levels
From the basics of watercolor to advanced techniques, learn how to unlock your creativity and create a work of art. Techniques, tips and tricks will be covered, along with composition, values, measuring methods, lost edges, making corrections, and basic drawing principles. Demonstrations and personal guidance will be provided each week. Materials needed: Burgarella Learning to Love Watercolor materials

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 3
June 7 – July 5
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)
TO REGISTER: CALL (772) 231-0707 ext. 116

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 3
July 12 – August 9
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)
TO REGISTER: CALL (772) 231-0707 ext. 116

 

CERAMICS

PLEASE NOTE: A 25-pound bag of clay is included in your class tuition. Registered students may purchase up to two more bags of clay maximum from your instructor during the duration of this course. Only clay provided by the Museum may be used in class or fired in the Museum’s kilns. 

WORKING WITH CLAY
Kent Johnson
Open to intermediate students, this class includes both hand building and wheel throwing. Students work on perfecting their techniques. The instructor covers surface decoration, design, and glazing instruction, and will also employ helpful class critiques. Working with Clay material list

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 5
June 7- August 9
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$300 ($240 Museum Members)

Register for Working with Clay

POTTERY LAB

Pottery labs allow currently enrolled students to work independently in Studio 5 outside of class time. A lab monitor will be present.

Labs meet at VBMA in Studio 5
June 8 – August 3
Wednesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$90 (Museum members $75)

 Register for Pottery Lab