Fall 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 when you sign up for 5 or more

Scaaary Sculptures

Jamie Jackson
Students build ghoulish creatures and creative abstract forms out of various materials including clay and wire.
Monday October 31, 4:30-5:30pm

Prehistoric Worlds

Gretchen Lally
Children learn what life was like for the dinosaurs and other early Earth animals while creating scenes with watercolors and markers.
Monday November 7, 4:30-5:30pm

Optical Ilusions

Mary Addison
Young artists learn how to color, light and patterns can trick our senses, using paint and mixed media.
Monday November 14, 4:30-5:30pm

Winter Tracings

Mary Addison
Students experiment with stencils and various overlapping techniques to create unique works of art from natural objects.
Monday November 21, 4:30-5:30pm

Shadow Puppets

Gretchen Lally
Children learn to make puppets out of paper and then create stories for their puppets to act out.
Monday December 5, 4:30-5:30pm

Holiday Candy Clay

Jamie Jackson
Students make and decorate their own edible clay sculptures to enjoy or take home to share.
Monday December 12, 4:30-5:30pm


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

Picasso Masks

Mary Addison
Students learn about cubism using the work of Pablo Picasso to inspire their own self portrait masks.
Tuesday, October 25, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

African Jewelry

Mary Addison
Working with paper and other mixed media, young artists design beautiful wearable pieces reflective of the colorful patterns found in African beadwork.
Tuesday, November 1, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Winter Wonderlands

Jamie Jackson
Children create a seasonal diorama out of twigs, painted pine cones, yarn and more.
Tuesday, November 8, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Haiku Comics

Amelia Onoato
Using haiku poems as inspiration, students learn the basics of combining words and images into comic book page.
Tuesday, November 15, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Phenomenal Printmaking

Jamie Jackson
Students use found items like plastic animals and coms, as well as natural objects like seasonal leaves and foods to make prints on paper.
Tuesday, November 22, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Who Let the Bugs Out?

Laura Provo Parker
Students will explore the incredible variety of insects found around the world and the differing habitats that they live in using pecil, air-dry clay, and paper mache.
Tuesday, December 6, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Surrealistic Scratchboards

Mary Addison
Inspired by the work of such artists are Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, young artist students learn about the Surrealism movement and create art that encourages them to look at ordinary objects in new ways.
Tuesday, December 13, 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
September 14 – October 12
October 19 – November 16
Members $85 / Public $100 per session


Fall Homeschool Programs

Ages 6 – 14

MMoA provides homeschool educational experiences through a combination of discussion and hands-on work in our galleries and studios. All programs focus on the elements of art and design, teach art vocabulary, and utilize critical thinking skills.
Tuesdays, 1pm – 3pm
October 4 – November 1
Single class: $15 MMoA Members / $20 Public
Series: $65 MMoA Members / $90 Public

Creating Cartoon Characters
Amelia Onorato
Children learn to re-create popular cartoon characters, and to develop some of their own, using simple shapes. In the galleries, children will examine portraits to see how artists convey the character of a person.
Tuesday, October 4, 1pm – 3pm

Haiku Comics
Amelia Onorato
Using haiku poems as inspiration, students learn the basics of combining words and images into a comic book page. The galleries are used to practice word association.
Tuesday, October 11, 1pm – 3pm

Nature and Art
Lisa Lyman Adams
Students do a warm-up activity on MMoA’s grounds doing a close observation of nature. In the studio, they create mixed media pieces inspired by natural forms and materials.
Tuesday, October 18, 1pm – 3pm

Photo Realism
Lisa  Lyman Adams
Use photographs as reference material, students sketch their choice of images in pencil, learning shading and mark-making techniques.  The galleries will includes a sketching warm-up activity.
Tuesday, October 25, 1pm – 3 pm

Artist Journals
Lisa Lyman Adams
Students alter books with collage painting, and mixed media techniques. An activity in the galleries will inspire writing and drawing for their journal.
Tuesday, November 1, 1pm – 3 pm