Studio Programs / Winter 2022 / Adult 


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Open Studio Mixed Media Figure
Tom Frohnapfel, Monitor

From academic to abstract, pencil on paper to oil on canvas, highly rendered to expression driven, this program allows you to follow your path at your own pace. It is a great opportunity for all level artists to get-together and create in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Open Studio at MMoA is a fun way to retain and advance your visual art passions while working with a live model each week. 

Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
January 11 – July 5

Members $10 / Public $15 per class
*Register online or drop-in and pay at the door


Explorations in Drawing: Mixed Media

Artist Educator: Jerelyn Abicca-Smestad

Explore, from start to finish, creating a floral design in gouache and colored pencil. Create a beautiful ensemble of flowers on paper using the process of drawing each flower individually and then intentionally placing each one to create a beautiful bouquet. The class will focus on balancing color, texture, and design while intimately examining the subtle details of the flowers being painted.

Thursdays, 1pm – 3pm

May 19 – June 16

Members $150 / Non-members $180





Portrait Drawing

Artist Educator: Jack Montmeat

Gain understanding of how to conceptualize and construct a portrait drawing utilizing a live model each week. Working from quick studies and longer poses, students will systematically learn the “landscape” of the human face. Explore techniques for capturing accurate anatomical features, proportions, and likeness to develop realistic and expressive portraits. Demonstrations will be performed, and individualized exercises will be explored each week. The class does not assume any prior experience and is designed to cater to a range of levels.

Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

June 16 – July 14
Members $220 / Non-Members $260
*Plus an additional model fee of $50



Adult Painting

Photo to Canvas

Artist Educator: Sarah Stifler Lucas

Advance your skills, technique, and personal style using acrylics or oils and a photo reference to inspire your piece. Bring your favorite photographs, magazine images, calendar picture, etc., and explore the process of transforming them into your own work of art. Instructor demonstrations focus on design, composition, and value. Previous painting experience recommended.

5-week Series

Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
May 12 – June 9

Members $230 / Public $270


Telling Stories Through Still-life

Weaving a story by composing images with the objects from our lives.  

 Artist Educator: Laura LoTurco-Gorian

Through still-life we’ll compose your story by using the objects from your life that have meaning; one of people or places, one of events, or mystery. Narrative still life art takes the fragments from our lives and arranges them to tell a story. Working from a variety of reference materials and life, your work will develop through the process of brainstorming and exploring possibilities to tell your story. You choose your subjects. Each class will be structured around discussions about methods and techniques with studio time developing our individual works. This class is open to a medium of your choice. Graphite, pastel, oil, watercolor, or acrylic. Suggested materials list will be supplied prior to the first class.

5-week Series

Laura LoTurco-Gorian. All Fallen. Oil on panel

Sundays 3pm – 5:30pm

June 26 – July 31(No class on July 3)

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $210 / Non-member $250




Art with Purpose: Painting a Cover Illustration

Artist Educator: Oliva M Bosson

An illustration course that focuses on the field of editorial illustration. Studying the art process of Norman Rockwell, learn how to express meaningful ideas in a single image using watercolors or acrylics. Although previous drawing experience is recommended, it is not required.

Olivia Bosson. Australian Wildfires



6-week Series

Tuesdays 6pm – 8:30pm

August 2 – September 13(No class on August 9)

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $240 / Non-member $270




Radha Krishna Romance

Artist Educator: Lavanya Shubhakar

Create an extravagant gold gilded art piece and explore Tanjore Art, a classical South Indian artform that illustrates stories and characters of mythology. Students will create a textured, stone studded art piece using multiple media- acrylics, fabric paints, gold foil and more.

Lavanya Shubhakar. Radha, the Goddess of Passion and Devotion

5-week Series

Tuesdays 3pm – 5:00pm

August 30 – September 27

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $150 / Non-member $180





Weekend Workshops

Tell me a Story

Children’s Picture Book Illustration Workshop

From layout, character design, and art techniques, learn how to conceptualize and create illustrations for a children’s book. Bring your imagination along with your idea( rough visuals and verbal narrative) and walk away with the knowledge and skills needed to create your own children’s picture book.

Artist Educator: Lisa Adams

July 9

Saturday, 10am – 4:00pm (12:30 – 1pm Lunch Break)

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $95 / Non-member $110

Medium: Watercolor and Graphite Pencil

Title of the book: Oliver Brightside: You Don’t Need That Penny

Written by Christopher Manzo and Illustrated by Lisa Adams.

Lisa Adams is an award-winning illustrator of picture books.



 *Private Instruction with MMOA Faculty
Private and semi-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.