Fall Studio Programs / Adult

Teenagers are welcome in adult classes. Unless otherwise specified, classes are designed for beginning and intermediate levels.

Drawing

Intro to Drawing
Jack Montmeat

Improve your understanding of spatial orientation, light and shadow, working from simple 3-D geometric shapes, such as spheres, cubes and cylinders. These skills serve as a foundation for all types of drawing. All levels welcome.

Monday, November 6, 6pm – 9pm
Monday, December 4, 6pm – 9pm
Members $40 / Public $50 per class

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Monitored Figure Drawing & Painting

This ongoing session offers the opportunity to maintain and improve drawing and painting skills in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere with no instruction. A live model is provided each week.

Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
September 12 – December 12 (No class 11/28)
1 session: Members $15 / Public $20
5 sessions: Members $70 / Public $95*
Series (13 sessions): Members $175 / Public $235*
*Must pre-pay entire amount to qualify for reduced fee
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Nuts & Bolts of Drawing
Lisa Lyman Adams

Develop 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, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
September 13 – October 18
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
October 25 – November 15
Members $105 / Public $130
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Painting

Color-Mixing & Paint Application
Howard Park

Learn basic techniques for mixing colors, matching hues and determining values of hues, expanding beyond a standard color wheel. Balance colors to make your paintings more harmonious. Practice using your new color wheel to create a series of small fast paintings. Learn easy strokes for quickly filling in backgrounds and details. This is a foundational class appropriate for painters of all levels and styles, working in acrylic or oils.

Saturday, September 23, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, September 28, 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, October 12, 6pm – 9pm
Members $40 / Public $50 per class
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Introduction 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
September 18 – October 30 *No class October 9
Members $160 / Public $190
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Line & Wash
Howard Park

Learn to record events and experiences as they happen. Gain simple tools for making quick sketches with pen and watercolor. These sketches can serve as studies for later paintings, or as records of experiences. Learn to develop lines, forms and values working from photographs, personal objects, or from the classroom environment itself. Repeat students can hone their skills.

Thursday, November 2, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday, October 14, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Members $40 / Public $50 per class
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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
September 13 – October 11
October 18 – November 15
Members $130 / Public $160 per session      

Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
September 14 – October 12
October 19 – November 16
Members $195 / Public $240 per session
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Palette Knife Painting
Howard Park

Learn techniques to paint quickly and creatively using a palette knife. Add contrast and dimension to your canvases, while expanding your knowledge of form and color. Returning students will continue to develop personal style and build upon technical knowledge.

Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
October 18 – November 15
Members $195 / Public $240
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Premier Coup Landscapes
Howard Park

Discover how quickly a scene can be captured with oils using the ‘premier coup’ technique of rapid and minimal brush strokes. Learn to develop compositions based on simple placement rules, focusing on contrast, expression, and strong compositions. Using a limited palette, create proper colors that relate to each other and require less mixing, thus saving time. Various impasto techniques will also be demonstrated, as a means of adding dimension to your canvases. All levels welcome.

Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
September 13 – October 11
Members $195 / Public $240
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Watercolor Essentials
Lisa Lyman Adams

Explore the medium of watercolor by working from still lifes and other reference materials. Learn painting set-up skills, composition, and techniques for layering colors and creating light and shadow to replicate stationary and moving objects, including water, skin and cloth. Class will focus on demonstrations and hands-on exercises to practice techniques.

Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12pm
October 3 – 31
Members $160 / Public $195
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Photography

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
September 12 – October 10
Members $140 / Public $160
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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 a fee at www.adobe.com. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge must be installed prior to coming to class.

Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
October 17 – November 21 (no class 10/31)
Members $150 / Public $160
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Personalized Programs

Open Studios 

Bring your own materials and enjoy working in a relaxed studio environment.

Mondays, ongoing, 1pm – 4pm. Free to Museum Members. No open studios on 9/4, 10/9, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1.

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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