Winter Studio Programs / Adult

Monitored Figure Drawing & Painting
Tom Frohnapfel, Monitor
This ongoing session offers the opportunity to maintain and improve drawing and painting skills in a relaxed atmosphere with no instruction. A live model is provided each week. Pre-registration strongly suggested.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
March 28 – April 25
Members $70/ Public $95
Drop-ins welcome at $15/class for Members or $20/class for the Public
*Please note: if you chose to drop in to this program there is no guarantee that the class will be running.

 

Cast Drawing
Jack Montmeat
Plaster casts are great tools for exploring and understanding anatomy. Learn basic techniques for drawing human forms, working from traditional Barque drawings and 3-D casts. All levels welcome.
Thursday, March 9, 6pm – 9pm
Members $40 / Public $50
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Nuts & Bolts of Drawing
Lisa Lyman Adams
Develop or improve your ability to draw realistically. Learn set up, composition, observation skills and techniques to sharpen your accuracy in graphite drawing. Gain knowledge of the physics of shadows and light sources, and learn to measure distances accurately, working from photographs and still lifes. Also practice a variety of rendering and shading techniques for achieving different textures.
Wednesdays, 2pm – 4pm
March 29 – April 26
Members $130 / Public $160
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Intermediate Drawing
Lisa Lyman Adams
Hone your drawing abilities while building upon a basic foundation. Learn to seamlessly create the illusion of 3-dimensionality in objects, landscapes and human figures. Further your ability to “see” with instruction on identifying axis, midlines, intersections, and positive/negative shapes. One class will feature a live model. Previous drawing experience recommended (Nuts & Bolts or another basic drawing course).
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 22 – March 22
Members $140 / Public $175
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2-D Design
Sam Morrow – Guest Faculty
Explore the potential for visual communication within a 2-dimensional format. Learn tricks for organizing your work through balance, unity, variety and repetition, using the basic vocabulary of art making: composition, line, tonal value, color, texture and proportion. Understanding how these principles relate to one another is an essential step for producing artwork in almost any medium.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 21 – March 21
Members $130 / Public $160
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Zentangle: Renaissance Blues
Carol Dunn
Add a new dimension to your Zentangle creations. Use tan paper or a tan coffee filter, blue pens, blue colored pencils, and white pencils to create a unique repeating design. Class fee includes all necessary materials: 2 blue micron pens, 3 Prismacolor pencils, a pre-colored coffee filter, and handouts. Students are welcome to bring any additional Zentangle supplies they may have. Previous Zentangle drawing experience recommended.
Wednesday, March 15, 6pm – 9pm
Members $55 / Public $65

 

Painting

Intro to Painting in Oils or Acrylics
Jack Montmeat
Learn the basics of painting, from set-up to color mixing, proportions and perspective. Enjoy working from a still life in a relaxed atmosphere. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
April 3 – May 1
Members $130 / Public $160
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Intermediate Painting in Oils or Acrylics
Jack Montmeat
Continue to hone your painting skills, building upon knowledge of color theory, composition and proportion. Class will work from still lives, images, and the last class will feature a live portrait model. Previous painting experience required (Intro to Painting or another basic painting course).
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 20 – March 27
Members $165 / Public $195
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Landscapes in a Flash
Howard Park
Discover how quickly a scene can be sketched out in oils using rapid and minimal brush strokes. Develop compositions based on simple placement rules, focusing on contrast and expression. Learn to use a limited palette to minimize mixing and match values, tones, highlights and local color. Techniques and demos are applicable for plein air painters or indoor painters working from photographs, in oils or acrylics. All levels welcome.
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
February 15 – March 22
Members $235 / Public $285
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Palette Knife Techniques
Howard Park
Learn to make a variety of marks using a palette knife, adding contrast and dimension to your canvases. Palette painting can be an easy, rewarding way to cover a lot of ground in portraits, still lifes or landscapes. Repeat students can hone their skills.
Thursday, March 23, 6pm – 9pm
Members $40 / Public $50
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Pastel Basics
Donna Martell – New Faculty!
Learn to weave color by cross-hatching primary and secondary colors together on paper. Understand the process of painting with pastels and the tools that are used. Leave the course confident that you will have this much fun at home, exploring the many possibilities of pastels.
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
January 12 – February 9
Members $130 / Public $160
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Photo to Canvas
Sarah Stifler Lucas
Bring your favorite photographs and learn how to create a work of art in acrylic or oils. Instructor demonstrations focus on design, composition and value. Previous painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 8 – March 8
Members $130 / Public $160

March 22 – April 19
Members $130 / Public $160

Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
February 9 – March 9
Members $195 / Public $240

March 23 – April 20
Members $195 / Public $240

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Techniques of the Old Masters
Sam Morrow – Guest Faculty
Learn to oil paint in the long-practiced traditions of the great masters such as Rembrandt and DaVinci. Begin by choosing a painting to copy, laying out the foundation with a tonal underpainting, and then build with color through body paint, glazes and scumbles. Concepts such as thick and thin paint, warm and cool colors, tone, impasto and luminance will be thoroughly explained. The study of old master techniques is invaluable as a way of broadening the serious painter’s use of materials, creating an almost infinite range of approaches to tone and color.
Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm
March 30 – April 27
Members $195 / Public $240
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The Landscape in Watercolor
Howard Park
Gain simple tools for capturing a scene quickly in watercolor. These small, fast paintings can serve as studies for later paintings, or as records of experiences. Learn to develop lines, forms and values working from photographs or from the classroom environment itself.
Wednesday, April 12, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Members $40 / Public $50
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Photography

Art of Photography
Shane Gutierrez, Guest Faculty
Take your photography to new levels by exploring the artistic potential of the medium. Whatever your interest in subject matter may be, you will delve deep into conceptual and aesthetic concerns of the art form. This class is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a fine art photographer, or in making their photographs more personal and expressive. Some experience recommended. A digital camera is required, although shooting takes place outside of class hours.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 9pm
February 20 – March 20
Members $165 / Public $195

 

Digital Photography I
Brenda De Los Santos
Learn the basics of digital photography including composition, exposure, white balance, and depth of field using your digital SLR or point-and-shoot camera with manual capabilities. Discover how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together to create an image. Topics covered include nature, portrait, and action photography. A digital camera with full manual controls is required.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
March 28 – April 25
Members $130 / Public $160

 

Digital Photography II
Brenda De Los Santos
Delve into composition, lighting, flash, and specialized photography to enhance the images you create. This class will also introduce you to photo editing software and techniques, including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and shooting in RAW. Students must have taken either Digital Photography I or know how to use their cameras in full manual mode. A recent version of Photoshop (Elements 9 or newer or Adobe Photo Plan) installed on a laptop is required for these classes. You can sign up for the Adobe Photography plan for $10/month at www.adobe.com. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge must be installed prior to coming to class.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 21 – March 21
Members $130 / Public $160
 

 

Craft

Beginner Basket Weaving
Nancy Potter
Experience the ancient art of basket weaving while exploring three standard designs. Each reed basket can be completed in just a few hours. All materials and tools provided. Classes can be taken individually, or as a series.
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
February 14 – 28

February 14: Tall Market Basket
February 21: Oblong Bread Basket with Hardwood Handles
February 28: Small Square Utility Basket

Members $65 / Public $75 per class
Members $190 / Public $220 for the 3-part series


Personalized Programs

Private Instruction with MMoA Faculty
Private lessons for beginning and intermediate artists of all ages offer individual guidance in a variety of media. A unique curriculum created for you personally can help with technical skills and artistic development. Contact the Education Department for information and scheduling.

 


Ways to Save

Early Bird Discount

Participants may request $10 off any class over $100 when registering three weeks before start date.

Refer a Friend

Participants may refer a (new!) friend to any class and both will receive $15 off registration fees of $75 or higher. Both parties must register before discount is applied, both must be registering for classes running during the same time session, and friend must be a newcomer to the MMoA classes. Only one discount may be applied and must be requested at the time of registration.

The Two-Fer

Any student signing up for two classes during the same session receives $15 off his or her 2nd class (both classes must be $100 or more).

Only one discount may be applied per registration.

 


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