Summer 2024 Classes

 

COURSE OFFERINGS – 5 AND 10 WEEK CLASSES

Classes from June 3 – August 10, 2024

Registration opens Monday, May 6, 2024

Summer 2024 Classes
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Information
Classes from June 3 – August 10, 2024
Registration opens Monday, May 6, 2024
Register online at www.vbmuseum.org

All registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In-person and phone-in registration is offered during regular Museum hours, weekdays 10 am – 4:30 pm. Online and phone payment is by Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover.

Materials
Tuition does not cover the cost of materials used for students’ own production unless stated otherwise. Materials lists for each course or workshop(s) are available when registering at the Museum; online registrants will receive an e-mail with any material lists, or they may download them from the website.

Cancellations
Courses are canceled if minimum enrollment is not met. If a course is canceled, the Vero Beach Museum of Art will inform students to offer a refund or a transfer to another course of equal value.

Guest Policy
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests in any art studio, humanities, or film.

Waiting Lists
Waiting lists are maintained for all filled classes. Please contact the VBMA to be placed on the waiting list. No deposit is necessary to hold a space.

Refunds
Requests for refunds are made through the education department during the first week of classes.

HUMANITIES
ART HISTORY

NEW! THE MYSTERY OF DOMES

Chris Fasolino
All Levels
Monumental domes are perhaps the greatest challenge in architecture. Explore the Pantheon, masterpiece of the Roman Empire; Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence, a seemingly impossible task that helped give birth to the Italian Renaissance; Michelangelo’s dome for St. Peter’s in Rome; and St. Paul’s in London, which was controversial when its aged architect, Sir Christopher Wren, completed it. We conclude with “the dome that is not there.”

Classes meet June 3 – July 1, 2024
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4 and via Zoom
#24SU-01 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-01

NEW! IMPRESSIONISM: THE NEXT GENERATION

Chris Fasolino
All Levels
Monet had gone from starving artist to beloved master, and painters near and far wanted to learn from him. Explore the later works of Monet and the generation of Impressionists who he influenced. This course will feature a particular focus on American Impressionists, who brought the style to the coasts and forests of New England, the emerald pools of Yellowstone, and even to Japan through the travels of Lilla Cabot Perry!

Classes meet July 8 – August 5, 2024
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4 and via Zoom
#24SU-02 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-02

CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS

CHAIR YOGA

Elise Mahovlich
All Levels
Students will enjoy an invigorating yoga practice with a slight modification – the chair is the ‘ground.’ Students will employ this everyday prop to take them through the range of motion for full body movement that will include forward bends, backbends, and spinal twists for flexibility; standing and balancing poses to build stability and core strength; and breathing techniques for body awareness and stress reduction.

Classes meet June 3 – July 1, 2024
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Location: VBMA Atrium
#24SU-03 $75 (VBMA members $65)
Register for #24SU-03

Classes meet July 8 – August 5, 2024
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Location: VBMA Atrium
#24SU-04 $75 (VBMA members $65)
Register for #24SU-04

QIGONG

Katie Nall
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 June 4 – July 2, 2024
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: VBMA Atrium
#24SU-05 $75 (VBMA members $65)
Register for #24SU-05

Classes meet July 9 – August 6, 2024
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: VBMA Atrium
#24SU-06 $75 (VBMA members $65)
Register for #24SU-06

STUDIO ARTS
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 first class of the term.

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.

Classes meet June 4 – August 6, 2024
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#24SU-09 $355 (VBMA members $310)
Register for #24SU-09

Ceramics Class
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.

Classes meet June 4 – July 2
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#24SU-10 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-10

Classes meet July 9 – August 6, 2024
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#24SU-11 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-11

OPEN STUDIO

NEW! OPEN STUDIO SUMMER EDITION

Barry Shapiro
All Levels
This class is a special open studio that emphasizes the colors and themes of summer and is for all painters wanting to express themselves and expand their palette, with hands-on instruction. Oil and acrylic painters are invited to paint the joy of summer!

Classes meet June 4 – July 2, 2024
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#24SU-12 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-12

Open Studio
Open Studio
PAINTING

STILL LIFE

Barry Shapiro
All Levels
A captivating 5-week journey at the VBMA exploring the rich history and techniques of still life art. Students will learn from luminaries like Cezanne, Matisse, and Monet as they delve into composition, perspective, light, and color. In the final week, students unleash their creativity as they paint a unique still life guided by the lessons learned throughout the course.

Classes meet June 3 – July 1, 2024
Mondays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#24SU-14 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-14

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Barry Shapiro
All Levels
This class is a special 5-week course that instructs artists wanting to explore the world of abstract painting by looking at its origins and its contemporary practitioners. Each week features a new style and approach for oil and acrylic painters.

Classes meet June 5 – July 3, 2024 (No class 6/19. Make-up class will be Thursday, June 20, 2024)
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#24SU-18 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-18

Classes meet July 10 – August 7, 2024
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#24SU-19 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-19

 

NEW! MINDFUL ART

Camy De Mario
All Levels
Students will step into a world of boundless creativity where watercolor, acrylics, colored pencil, and more become tools of expression. This class will delve into inspiring designs, where mindful lines and vibrant hues intertwine on the canvas. Students will explore the dynamic interplay between mediums, unlocking new dimensions of creativity with every stroke.

Classes meet June 8 – July 6, 2024
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#24SU-22 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-22

Classes meet July 13 – August 8, 2024
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#24SU-23 $190 (VBMA members $160)
Register for #24SU-23

2024 SUMMER FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

Camy Demario is a self-taught artist, children’s book author, illustrator and screenwriter. She has produced short animated movies, and has participated in several national and international film festivals, where she has received multiple awards. Camy has taught art classes both virtually and in person. Her own art uses bright colors which results in happy pieces with her favorite techniques of pointillism and doodling.

Chris Fasolino has an M.A. in art history and English literature from Plattsburgh State University. He has taught art history for more than 15 years, including courses for undergraduates and museum docents. His historical adventure novel, Men of Promise, was published in 2015. Chris’s new nonfiction book, Early Nature Artists in Florida – Audubon and His Fellow Explorers, is available from Arcadia Publishing.

Kent Johnson began his career in pottery at a very young age. In 1978, he apprenticed with Brent Bennett of Architectural Stoneware in Los Angeles before studying Ceramics at Palomar College in San Diego and in addition completed a two-year professional potter training program. He became a juried member of Many Hands Art and Craft Collective and sold his ceramic pieces in galleries in the San Diego area.

Elise Mahovlich founded and operated Living Yoga studio in Vero Beach for 15 years. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor with many thousands of hours of classroom teaching experience over 18 years. She is also certified to teach Prenatal Yoga and is a 3rd Degree Reiki Teaching Master.

Katie Nall, Ph.D. is a certified Qigong instructor through the Cloudwalker program in Vero Beach. She is also a mathematician, a two-time TEDx speaker, a professional member of National Speakers Association, an Accredited Master Trainer and Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique.

Marlene Evans Putnam has taught classes and conducted numerous workshops around the country. She is known for her portraits as well as seascapes, has won many awards and continues to exhibit throughout the
U.S. Mrs. Putnam’s work is included in many public and private collections.

Barry Shapiro is a graduate of Pratt Institute (BFA in painting and printmaking) where he studied with internationally renowned artists such as James Grashow, Vasilios Toulis, Rudolph Baranik, and Audrey Flack. His portraits and abstract landscapes have been featured in multiple exhibitions in the northeast and locally.