Winter Studio Programs / Children & Youth

Ages 3.5 – 5

Art ABCs

Expose children to a variety of media and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. A different take-home project is explored each week.
Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Members $11 / Public $13 per class
Members $9 / Public $11 per class if you sign up for 5 or more

 

Recyclements
Laura Provo Parker
Students will be introduced to the many sounds that different types of musical instruments make, while creating their own instruments from recycled materials. Class will end in a mini performance.
Monday, March 20, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Creating Still Lives
Amelia Onorato
Young artists hone their observation skills in charcoal and pastel while assembling fun scenes out of 3D objects.
Monday, March 27, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Crazy Hair Self-Portraits
Laura Provo Parker
Children learn about the many self-portraits painted by Rembrandt van Rijn and as a group will ponder the question: Why is Rembrandt wearing a hat in most of his self-portraits? Each student will then make a party hat and create a portrait wearing their new hat.
Monday, April 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Nature Impressions
Laura Provo Parker
Children explore texture and design by pressing natural objects into clay to create ornaments or tiles.
Monday, April 10, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Fairy Houses
Gretchen Lally
Students celebrate Earth Day by making site-specific dwellings for animals or mythical creatures from natural and recycled materials. Class will be held outside (weather-permitting).
Monday, April 17, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Ages 6 – 9

Art Explorers
Inspire your child’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Students learn fundamental art concepts and art vocabulary.
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm 
Members $16 / Public $19 per class
Members $14 / Public $17 per class if you sign up for 5 or more

 

Playing with Paper
Amelia Onorato
Young artists explore a variety of paper arts from collage to origami.
Tuesday, March 7, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Animal Sculptures
Amelia Onorato
Using wire, clay, feathers and a variety of other fun materials, children invent small sculptural animals.
Tuesday, March 21, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Creative Still Lives
Amelia Onorato
Young artists hone their observation skills in charcoal and pastel while assembling fun scenes out of 3D objects.
Tuesday, March 28, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Easy Bookmaking
Amelia Onorato
Using a variety of simple cutting, folding and attaching techniques and repurposed materials, young artists create their own imaginative journals or sketchbooks.
Tuesday, April 4, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Mystic-al Landscapes
Jamie Jackson
Using a variety of conventional and unusual materials, young artists capture the essence of Mystic’s beautiful environment.
Tuesday, April 11, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Fairy Houses
Mary Addison
Students celebrate Earth Day by making site-specific dwellings for animals or mythical creatures from natural and recycled materials. Class will be held outside (weather-permitting).
Tuesday, April 18, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Ages 8 – 12

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Lisa Lyman Adams
Working from various sources, including still lifes and other reference material, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational basics like form, color, space and line will be discussed and explored. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
March 29 – April 26
Members $85 / Public $100

 

Comics & Cartooning
Amelia Onorato
Young artists learn the art of caricature while developing essential skills for drawing people and animals, structuring plots and writing dialogue. Creations will be transformed into one or more short comic books.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
February 22 – March 22
Members $85 / Public $100

2017 Spring Studio Programs / Children & Youth

Ages 3.5 – 5

 

Art ABC’s
Expose your child to a variety of media and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. A different take-home project is explored each week.
Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Members $11 / Public $13 per class
Members $9 / Public $11 per class when you sign up for the series

Superhero Masks
Mary Addison
Young artists create the perfect disguises for their super alter-egos using a variety of materials.
Monday, May 1, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Aesop’s Fables
Amelia Onorato
Inspired by classic tales like “The Tortoise and the Hare,” young students learn to draw animals and put them into a small book.
Monday, May 8, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Into the Wind
Laura Provo Parker
Students study works of art that depict kite flying, discuss how kites are made, and build a kite of their own, which they will then draw themselves flying.
Monday, May 15, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

What can you make with a box?
Brittany Solem – New Faculty
Using cardboard, mixed media and their imagination, children create a world larger than life.
Monday, May 22, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Fun with Fibers
Melissa Skiadas – New Faculty
Young artists experiment with various textile techniques and patterns out of paper and yarn.
Monday, June 5, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Ages 6 – 9

 

Art Explorers
Inspire your child’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Students learn fundamental art concepts and art vocabulary. Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Members $16 / Public $19 per class
Members $14 / Public $17 per class when you sign up for 5 or more classes

 

Foil Tooling
Mary Addison
Students learn the traditional Mexican folk art of embossing metal, known as repujado, using tin foil, paint, and simple tools.
Tuesday, April 25, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Manga Comics
Amelia Onorato
Young artists explore the Japanese comic book form know as Manga through a variety of fun, creative exercises.
Tuesday, May 2, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Aesop’s Fables
Amelia Onorato
Inspired by classic tales like “The Tortoise and the Hare”, students learn to fold and illustrate a small comic book.
Tuesday, May 9, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Mixed Media Explorations
Brittany Solem
Children create dynamic abstract sculptures from a variety of materials, such as cloth, paper and wire.
Tuesday, May 16, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Brittany Solem
Young artists design, build and practice flying simple kites.
Tuesday, May 23, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Renaissance Remixes
Melissa Skiadas
Using a variety of found and recycled materials, such as broken crayons, beads and mosaic glass, young artists re-create famous works of art.
Tuesday, May 30, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Plein Air Painting
Melissa Skiadas
Students learn to capture Mystic’s dynamic landscape first-hand, using a variety of painting techniques. Class will take place outdoors, weather permitting.
Tuesday, June 6, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Ages 8 – 12

 

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Lisa Lyman Adams
Working from still lifes, photographs and other reference material, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational basics like light source, shading and color-mixing will be explored in detail. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
May 10 – June 7
Members $85 / Public $100


Ways to Save

 

Early Bird Discount

Participants may request $10 off any class $100 or more when registering at least three weeks before start date.

 

Refer a Friend

Participants may refer a friend to any class and both will receive $15 off registration fees of $75 or higher. Both parties must register before discount is applied and register for classes running during the same session. The friend must be a newcomer to MMOA classes.

 

The Two-Fer

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

 

Only one discount may be applied and must be requested at the time of registration.

 

Art for All Scholarships

Apply on line at mysticmuseumofart.org/learn/scholarships.

 


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