Studio Programs / Children and Youth
Family Open Studios
Spend some creative time with your family. We provide the space and basic materials. No reservations necessary. No open studios on 12/25/2017, 1/1/2018, 1/15/2018, and 2/19/2018.
Mondays, 1pm – 4pm
$3 fee per person; Free for members with their own supplies.
All materials provided for children’s classes unless otherwise specified.
Ages 3.5 – 5
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 $12 / Public $14 per class
Members $10 / Public $12 per class when you sign up for five or more
Moving to Music
Lisa Lyman Adams
Students explore how music can affect the way that we create art. Children will test how line, color choice, and subject matter can change as they paint to different genres of music.
April 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Rain Rain Go Away!
April showers bring out the amazing artist in us all. Using crayon resist techniques, students create brightly patterned raindrop paintings.
April 10, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Students create an Earth Day mobile using natural materials such as leaves, flowers, and sticks imprinted into clay medallions.
April 17, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Mixed Up Chameleons
Young artists have fun with “bleeding” tissue paper to redesign Eric Carle’s chameleon character from the popular children’s book.
April 24, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Lets go Fly a Kite
Children celebrate the Japanese holiday called Koinobori day by creating a carp fish kite using watercolors, streamers, and other multimedia.
May 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Using clay, colorful tiles, and an assortment of mosaic materials, students create decorative garden rocks.
May 14, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Inspired by Claude Monet’s rendering of ponds and gardens, students paint their own Impressionist masterpieces.
May 21, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
Using cardboard tubes, beans and assorted decorative craft materials, students construct an authentic sounding rain stick.
June 4, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Students discover how sometimes an “oops” can turn out great when puddles and drops of watercolors transform into a field of painted flowers.
June 11, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Ages 6 – 9
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 $18 / Public $21 per class
Members $15 / Public $18 per class when you sign up for 5 or more
Ode to Spring
Working in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe, students experiment with pastels and glue to make floral art.
April 3, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Lisa Lyman Adams
Artists use paint, bubblewrap, gems, foam sheets, sand and other assorted multimedia to paint an imaginative underwater scene.
April 10, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Artists learn about Modern Art by creating work that reflects the styles of Abstraction, Surrealism, and Cubism.
April 17, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Inspired by the unique, simple style of the sculptural artist Alberto Giacometti, students will use foil to learn about the human figure in 3D form.
April 24, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Working with a 3D form, students get their hands messy in plaster to construct animal sculptures.
May 8, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Students explore printmaking, patterning, and weaving by making traditional African Kente cloth designs.
May 15, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
It’s Complete Nonsense!
Lisa Lyman Adams
Students create art that simply makes no sense at all in honor of the irrational and absurd Surrealist movement.
May 22, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Playing with Paper
Students transform old scrap paper into decorative loops to create a visually innovative 3D sculpture.
May 29, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Plein Air Painting
Students learn about landscape painting in our very own backyard using the beauty of the Mystic River as our backdrop. Class will take place outdoors, weather permitting.
June 5, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Students design their own cubist sculpture influenced by the distorted portrait art of Pablo Picasso.
June 12, 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. Returning students will advance their abilities and continue developing their unique style.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
May 23 – June 20
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.
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.