Winter 2023 Classes – Registration is Now Open!

ART HISTORY
CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS
PHOTOGRAPHY
CERAMICS
SCULPTURE
MIXED MEDIA
PAINTING
DRAWING
PASTELS
PLEIN AIR

 

 

ART HISTORY

NEW! LIBRARY OF ART
Chris Fasolino

Ever thought of books as works of art? This new course will take students from castle libraries to imperial palaces, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to Chinese calligraphy, from beautiful nature books to illustrations for classic stories, and from John James Audubon to Robin Hood. This class is held via Zoom.

Classes meet via VBMA Zoom
January 10 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
#WA01 $225 (VBMA members $190)

Register for Library of Art

 

INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE THROUGH IMPRESSIONISM
Chris Fasolino

Back by popular demand, this is an introduction to art history that will enrich your experience visiting museums! Covering the Renaissance through Impressionism, it includes great names like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Monet, Morisot, and Vincent van Gogh. Learn more about your favorite artists and discover new favorites.

Classes meet January 10 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#WA02 $280 (VBMA members $240)

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NEW! MODERN DIRECTIONS: DECO’S SPEED-DRIVEN ART & DESIGN
Lynn Berkowitz

The Art Deco movement sent skyscrapers soaring upwards and cars, trains, and even vacuum cleaners zooming across the landscape. Deco thrust fashion, painting, sculpture, jewelry, interiors and more into the crucible of modernity with its focus on speed and elegance. Join the conversation that delves in the history and times that inspired the Deco decorations by the likes of Erte, Lempicka, Lalique, and more. This class complements the VBMA exhibition Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles: 1930-1941. This class is held via Zoom.

Classes meet via Zoom
January 11 – February 8, 2023
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
#WA03 $115 (VBMA members $100)

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NEW! PAINTED RHYTHMS: READING TO DANCING WITH MORISOT, SARGENT, AND TANNER
Lynn Berkowitz

Using accented elements, rhythm is key to how artists get viewers into and through a painting to focus on the action. Just like musicians and dancers who use beats, pattern, and cadence to move the music along, the visual pace within a painting can be a quiet hum to full blown shriek. Through the lens of different ‘isms and diverse artists, we will see how the element of rhythm activates, or quiets, the composition. This class is held via Zoom.

Classes meet via Zoom
February 15 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
#WA04 $115 (VBMA members $100)

 Register for Painted Rhythms

 

A NATURAL HISTORY OF ART: ANIMALS IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
Chris Fasolino

From the sphinxes of Egypt to the silver owls of Athens, from Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of birds in flight to the beautiful images of John James Audubon and other nature artists, from the jade insects and loyal cranes of East Asian art, explore how animals have inspired great art throughout history. And we won’t forget our own Museum lion!

Classes meet January 12 – March 16
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#WA05 $280 (VBMA members $240)

 Register for A Natural History of Art

 

CAPTAINS, HIGHLANDERS, AND VICTORIANS: ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND FROM THE RESTORATION THROUGH THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Chris Fasolino

Explore the pyrotechnic experiments of J.M.W. Turner, the insightful portraiture of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the elegant Georgian architecture of Bath, the great landscape paintings celebrating the lochs and highlands of Scotland, the imagination and eccentricity of the Pre-Raphaelites, and the Dickensian narrative paintings of the Victorian age.

Classes meet January 12 – March 16
Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#WA06 $280 (VBMA members $240)

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CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS

 

ART OF THE TAI CHI FORM
Cynthia Hurst
All levels

The art of tai chi feeds body, mind, and spirit. In this course students will learn a series of forms that focus on balance, health, and well-being. A combination of brief lecture and practice, sessions will include opening the energy gate exercises for body, 18-step Qigong for mindfulness, and 24-step tai chi moving meditation for flow of spirit.

Classes meet January 10 – February 7, 2023
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium
#WA07 $70 (VBMA members $60)

Register for The Art of Tai Chi Form 1/10

Classes meet February 14 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium
#WA08 $70 (VBMA members $60)

Register for The Art of Tai Chi Form 2/14

 

EVENING QIGONG AT THE MUSEUM
Katie Nall, Ph.D.
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 January 10 – February 7, 2023
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium and sculpture park
#WA09 $70 (VBMA members $60)

Register for Evening Qigong 1/10

Classes meet February 14 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 5:30  – 6:30 pm
Location: VBMA Laura and Bill Buck Atrium and sculpture park
#WA10 $70 (VBMA members $60)

 Register for Evening Qigong 2/14

 

SUNDOWN SUNDAYS

Sunday, December 11
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Indian River Land Trust’s Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, 4290 79th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
$12 per program for VBMA members | $15 per program for non-members
Space is limited; pre-registration required | Please note that this is an outdoor activity

Join Hester Bloom, VBMA docent, yoga, qigong, and meditation teacher, for a guided meditation walk through nature on Indian River Land Trust’s Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. These walks will be gentle, immersive, and contemplative, similar to Japanese Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing. Participants are invited to slow down, awaken the senses to the environment, and feel a sense of well-being with the surrounding natural world.
For those interested, the walk will be preceded by a brief, informal tour of Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog at the VBMA beginning at 3:30pm to deepen appreciation for both the photographic arts and the natural art of our Indian River habitat.

Sunday, December 11

 

STUDIO ARTS

PHOTOGRAPHY

Stuart Segal Scholarship for Photography Students

The Stuart Segal Scholarship is dedicated to aiding aspiring photography students for whom attending class would otherwise be financially challenging. The scholarship will pay tuition fees for any photography course offered via the VBMA’s Museum Art School. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please download and complete this application: Stewart-Segal-Scholarship-Application-2022-fillable1

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101
Aric Attas
Beginner level

This fun and interactive class is designed to teach students the fundamentals of photography. Discover f/stops and shutter speeds and how to use them to take better photos. We’ll also discuss composition, color, perspective and imaginative approaches to photography to spark creativity!

Classes meet January 9 – March 20, 2023 (no class on January 16)
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#WA11 $280 (VBMA members $240)

Register for Photography 101

 

THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
Aric Attas
All levels

This course is designed to help students discover their creativity and personal vision through photography. We will explore the creative process through presentations, slides and videos. Each week students will be given a creative challenge to help them discover new ways of seeing. Technical skills will be introduced along the way to support creative ideas. The instructor also presents a variety of strategies for staying engaged creatively even after the course.

Classes meet January 11 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 4
#WA12 $280 (VBMA members $240)

Register for The Creative Photographer

 

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 term’s first class.

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. Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet January 10 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#WA13 $300 (VBMA members $255)

Register for Working with Clay

 

THROW LIKE A PRO
Kent Johnson 
All levels

This class provides an intensive immersion in wheel-throwing for students of all skill levels. Beginners will learn shortcuts to successfully make pots on the wheel, while students with previous experience can grow their skills. Weekly demonstrations will cover basic forms such as cups and bowls and will move on to advanced forms such as tall vases and larger forms. Instruction on glazing techniques will round out the course, allowing students to finish pieces to take home and enjoy. Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet January 11 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#WA14 $300 (VBMA members $255)

Class is sold out – call for waiting list: (772) 231-0707 ext. 116

 

ADVANCED CERAMICS STUDIO
Walford Campbell
Advanced level

This studio course is geared to the student who is motivated to undertake ambitious individual work in clay and further their understanding of ceramic art. The goal is to provide the advanced student the opportunity to grow and to produce desired but previously unattainable work. Student work will reflect well thought out and executed projects, including aesthetic decisions, an increased ability to handle material, and an increased proficiency with glazing techniques. Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet January 12 – March 16, 2023
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#WA15 $300 (VBMA members $255)

Register for Advanced Ceramics Studio

 

EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH CLAY
Walford Campbell
All levels

This course will introduce fundamental hand-building and wheel-throwing skills that will enable students to make a variety of forms, both functional and sculptural. Basic Clay Class Materials

Classes meet January 13 – March 17, 2023
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#WA16 $300 (VBMA members $255)

Register for Express Yourself with Clay

 

POTTERY LAB
Labs allow currently enrolled ceramics students to work independently in Studio 5 outside of class time during any lab listed below. A lab monitor will be present.

Labs meet January 19 – March 16, 2023
Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#WA17 $115 (VBMA members $100)

 Register for Pottery Lab – Thursday

Labs meet January 21 – March 18, 2023
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 5
#WA18 $115 (VBMA members $100)

Register for Pottery Lab – Saturday

 

SCULPTURE

FIGURE AND PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

George Paxton
All levels

Students will develop a proficiency in figurative and portrait sculpture. Working in water-based clay and from a live model, students will create two figures and one portrait. The instructor will introduce principles of anatomy, gesture, and proportion as well as the intricacies of the hands, feet and facial features. Proportional calipers will be utilized to assist in developing accuracy. After completion, work will be fired in the Museum’s kiln, providing students with lasting sculptural pieces. Figure Sculpture class materials

Classes meet January 10 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 6
#WA19 $350 (VBMA members $300) 

Class is sold out – call for waiting list: (772) 231-0707 ext. 116


MIXED MEDIA

NEW! CREATIVE QUICK STARTS
Wendy Ryals
Beginner level

During this class, students will explore several different types of artistic media to become familiar with and determine which they wish to explore further. Students will learn skills to setup and organize their studio, understand working properties of different media, and identify and use artistic tools. Creative-Quick-Starts-Supply-List

Classes meet January 9 – March 20, 2023 (no class on January 16)
Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA20 $280 (VBMA members $240)

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NEW! BIG BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSIONISM
Pearl Lau
All levels

Students will paint with the instructor using exciting techniques to create a painting during each class. The expressionist style of painting will be used for very vibrant color and freedom of movement in painting. Students can choose to paint self-portraits, floral still lifes, sailboats, ocean scenes, and guitar painting using rollers, dripping, and other techniques. 

Classes meet February 7 – March 7, 2023
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA21 $170 (VBMA members $145)

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MIXING MEDIA!

All levels
Betsy Kurzinger

Take this creative class and enjoy making art using different techniques and supplies, including acrylic paint pouring, alcohol ink painting, mixed media assemblage, and soft and oil pastels.

Classes meet January 11 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA22 $280 (VBMA members $240)

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COLLAGE FUNDAMENTALS

Betsy Kurzinger
All levels

This fast-paced, hands-on class introduces the history, development, and practice of various styles of collage from traditional through contemporary photomontage. Much attention will be paid to towards resourcing, fabricating, and exchanging materials for finished works. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. May be repeated.

Classes meet January 12 – March 16, 2023
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 3
#WA23 $280 (VBMA members $240)

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PAINTING

NEW! THE GLAMOUR OF ART DECO
Judy Burgarella
All levels

Gain an appreciation and knowledge of the Art Deco period from the 1920s-40s! During this studio class, the instructor will include Art Deco design compositions such as buildings, cars, and fashion. Students will learn the skills of transferring image to canvas, handling of brushes, paint mixing, perspective, correcting mistakes, blending colors, using a mahl stick to steady the hand when painting lineage, the use of tools for measuring proportional shapes and sizes, determining values and color. This class is inspired by the VBMA’s exhibition Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles: 1930-1941.

Classes meet February 20 – March 20, 2023
Mondays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 3
#WA24 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for The Glamour of Art Deco

 

ADVANCED PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Barry Shapiro
Advanced level

This course if for students who have had experience painting in acrylic and/or oil and who wish to expand their knowledge and technical skills. Students will be encouraged to expand their range of techniques and work in larger formats.

Classes meet January 9 – March 20, 2023 (no class on January 16)
Mondays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#WA25 $280 (VBMA members $240)

Register for Advanced Painting Techniques


INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

Barry Shapiro
Beginner level

This course is designed to teach beginners the art and science of oil or acrylic painting, including perspective, color, and brushwork. Classes cover what students need to know about how to start an enjoyable and successful lifetime of painting. Students will work on assignments in class with specific instruction. Shapiro painting supply list

Classes meet January 11 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#WA26 $280 (VBMA members $240)

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INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Barry Shapiro
Intermediate level

This course is for students who have completed Introduction to Painting or are relatively experienced painters looking to enhance their skills. Students will learn from the well-known artworks and artists as well as from in-class instruction. Students will study composition through painting exercises in oil or acrylics, including still life, sky and clouds, water, and figurative proportions. Shapiro painting supply list

Classes meet January 11 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#WA27 $280 (VBMA members $240)

Register for Intermediate Painting


STUDIO OIL PAINTING AND MORE

Martha Westphal
All levels

This class will cover composition, underpainting, color, material, medium, and their uses in oil paint. Students will learn to incorporate their style with proven artistic techniques in a creative relaxing atmosphere. Westphal Oil Supply list

Classes meet January 11 – February 8, 2023
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA28 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for Studio Oil Painting and More 1/11

Classes meet February 15 – March 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA29 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for Studio Oil Painting and More 2/15

 

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. Putnam You Can Draw

Classes meet January 10 – February 7, 2023
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#WA30 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for You Can Draw 1/10

Classes meet February 14 – March 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1
#WA31 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for You Can Draw 2/14

 

PASTELS

PASTEL PAINTING – MORE THAN JUST DRAWING
Sherry Haaland
All levels

Students will learn pastel techniques of strokes/marks, scumbling, crosshatching, dabbing, and blending. By experimenting with these methods, students can experiment on their own individual paintings. Haaland morning pastel materials

Classes meet January 12 – February 9, 2023
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA32 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for Pastel Painting – More Than Just Drawing 1/12

Classes meet February 16 – March 16, 2023
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 2
#WA33 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for Pastel Painting – More Than Just Drawing 2/16

 

PLEIN AIR

PLEIN AIR PAINTING
All levels

Plein air is the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Join other plein air artists to capture the spirit and essence of a landscape. Using beautiful, natural resources as subjects, students will assemble at local outdoor locations to find their favorite views to use as inspiration in original sketches and paintings. The VBMA will provide all students with portable easels and seats to use during classes.

Judy Burgarella
Classes meet January 12 – February 9, 2023
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1 and other local outdoor locations
#WA34 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for Plein Air Painting 1/12

Pearl Lau
Classes meet February 16 – March 16, 2023
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: VBMA Studio 1 and other local outdoor locations
#WA35 $170 (VBMA members $145)

Register for Plein Air Painting 2/16

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