Summer Online Classes

Summer 2020 Courses
The Museum Art School continues its mission of providing the finest studio art and humanities learning experiences for children and adults. This summer’s schedule features a selection of courses in Art History, Photography, and Hatha Yoga, presented via Zoom. In order to sign up for a course, register for this site (your old logins won’t work) to sign up and receive your member discount.
You will be required to use Zoom, so take the time to familiarize yourself with Zoom. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

Photography Courses
Aric Attas, instructor

Photography, What’s the Big Idea?

This course will address the question of “how do we look at photography as art?” We’ll travel through the history of photography with a curious eye looking at the evolution of the photographic processes, techniques, and, most importantly, the ideas that shaped the art form in an attempt to understand the medium better.

Classes meet via Zoom
July 22 – August 19, 
Wednesdays 6:30–8:30 pm
$115 (Museum members $90)

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Modern Calligraphy
Cami González, instructor

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

An exciting new course is coming to the Museum Art School this July!

If you are eager to learn a new craft, this class is for you!
Delve into poetry, inspire readers, and create beautiful works of art, all while returning to the magic of putting pen to paper. Learn the fundamentals of pointed pen calligraphy in this five-week beginner-friendly course.

Materials available here.

Classes meet via Zoom
July 22 – August 19, Wednesdays 10-11am
$115 (Museum members $90)

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Contemplative Arts Classes
Hester Bloom, instructor

Hatha Yoga Online
Led by certified Yoga instructor, Hester Bloom, these classes will be an eclectic form of Hatha Yoga. These are suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners; advanced practitioners may also enjoy a periodic return to the basic poses, renewing focus on alignment, breath, and ‘beginner’s mind’.

The teaching style is concise and offers modifications and alternatives to movements and positions to create a supported and safe experience.

The benefits of yoga practice are well-documented and include physical, mental, and emotional elements leading to a greater sense of well-being, vitality, and self-knowledge. You are never too old, and it is never too late to begin.

Hester Bloom is a Certified Yoga Teacher and has been a member of the Art School faculty for 2 years, offering Qigong and Meditation classes for the museum.

Classes meet via Zoom
July 22 – August 19, Wednesdays 10-11am

$110 (Museum members $80)

DROP IN – any session – $15

Tuesday sessions

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Thursday sessions

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Art History Courses
Chris Fasolino, instructor

X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Art History
From lost cities of the ancient world to the shipwrecked galleons on our own Treasure Coast, this course is an adventurous look at archaeology and art history. We begin with ancient Egypt and the riches of the Nile. Then, we will look at Greek pottery with its various styles, followed by an exploration of Asia Minor, home to some of the Wonders of the World. The Roman Mediterranean will be considered, and then we will turn our gaze south to archaeological sites from the Sahara as well as sub-Saharan Africa. Next, we consider the archaeology of South America and explore the lost cities of the Inca in the Andes Mountains, with their treasures of gold, silver, and textile arts. The course will conclude with a look at maritime archaeology, including Vero Beach itself—with the 1715 Plate Fleet and the artifacts salvaged from the Spanish galleons.

Classes meet via Zoom
June 16 – August 18, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30
$225 (Museum members $180)

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From Mount Fuji to Giverny: Japanese Art History and European Impressionism
This course covers the art history of Japan 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 Japanese tea ceremony and the traditions of garden design will also be considered.  From the flamboyant castles of the shoguns to the quiet forest cottages of the tea masters with their philosophy of wabi-sabi, the art history of Japan is full of contrasts.  Folding screens with paintings of bamboo and tigers will be considered, as well as tranquil paintings of pine forests and dancing cranes.  The ukiyo-e woodblock prints will be examined both within their own culture and as an inspiration to artists like Monet, who designed his beloved gardens at Giverny along Japanese principles, and van Gogh, who said: “All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art.”

Classes meet Via Zoom June 15 – August 17
Monday mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m.
$225 (Museum members $180)

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Photography 101

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 via Zoom
June 15 – August 17,
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
$225 (Museum members $180)

Registration is now closed.