Throughout the isolation, social unrest, economic crisis, and anxiety that has shaped the past year, the arts are more important to our wellbeing than ever. Creativity allows us to express our collective experience and our individual perspective. Allow MMoA to offer you a refuge, a community, and a resource for personal enrichment.
In compliance with state and federal guidelines for COVID safety, MMoA has thoughtfully planned a partial reopening of its popular program of studio classes. With a rigorous cleaning schedule in place and protocols for minimizing risk of virus transmission, we invite you to visit the MMoA studios in the new year, take a class, and develop your artistic voice.
Studio Programs / Winter 2021 / Youth
Drawing & Painting Fundamentals, ages 9 – 13
Working from various sources, including still lifes, images from magazines, famous paintings, photographs of yourself, and other reference material, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational basics of composition, line formation, color theory, learning to see value, and creating the illusion of space will be explored. This class is appropriate for young artist who are new to drawing and painting and for returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
Session 1 (6 weeks): January 20 – February 24
Session 2 (6 weeks) : March 10 – April 14
Members $125 / Non-Members $150
Portfolio Prep for Teens, ages 13-18
If you are a student that is passionate about art, creativity, and self-expression, this class is a perfect fit for you! Whether you are creating a portfolio for personal satisfaction or for placement into a visual arts college, this class will deepen your knowledge of various techniques, strengthen skills, and encourage personal style. This class is customized so that each student will receive individual guidance according to their own needs and interests with the goal of developing a variety of high-quality, original artworks in the areas of drawing, painting, and illustration.
Mondays, 4pm – 6pm
8 weeks: February 1 – March 22
Members $250 / Non-Members $300
COVID – 19 Safety Protocols
*A maximum enrollment of 8 students per class
*Students will be asked to prescreen themselves for any of the following symptoms prior to arrival: fever, cough, fatigue, headache, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, congestion, and nausea
*Temperature checks required upon entrance each week of class
*Students will be asked to maintain a 6-foot social distancing requirement at all times
*Masks must be worn upon entering the studio and throughout the duration of class
*Only registered students will be allowed into the studio. If you are a parent of a child taking classes, they will be checked in by their instructor at the studio entrance.
Please know that the health and safety of our students and instructors here at MMoA is of utmost importance. We will conduct a daily review of official public health data for the community to keep track of the current state of COVID- 19 spread. We will use this information to make decisions regarding whether or not to run programming and will be vigilant in adhering to all state guidelines. Students are entitled to a full or partial related tuition refund for COVID related closures.