2020 Winter Programs / Children and Youth

Tinker Tuesdays
Rebecca Hanlon
Ages 18 months – 3 years and caregiver
Kids love a fun paint and sip class too! Join us in swapping out our wine glasses for juice boxes while we experiment with hands on, sensory, process-based art. Each week your instructor will guide you through a series of art stations that explore the fundamentals of art with your engaging presence. Projects will focus on the exploration of materials and art processes as your child discovers the endless possibilities of creation.

Tuesdays, 9am – 10am
January 14 – April 28

Members $8 per class / Non-members $10
Members $100 for the 16 week series / Non-Members $130


Art ABCs
MMoA Faculty
Ages 3.5 – 5
Every young artist is a unique individual. Our talented instructors will work with students to develop their creative process, skills, and techniques in the media and subject matter that they are drawn to.  A variety of art materials will be available and lessons are taught as a starting point or inspiration.  What each young artist creates is based on choice and self-expression.

Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
January 13 – April 27

Members $12 per class / Non-Members $14
Members $160 for the 16 week series / Non-Members $190


Art Explorers
MMoA Faculty
Ages 6 – 9
Engage your child’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, 3D sculpture, and mixed media. Students learn fundamental art concepts and appreciation through art making that develops creative thinking and self-expression.

Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
January 14 – April 28

Members $18 per class / Non-Members $20
Members $250 for the 16 week series / Non-Members $280


*All children’s classes posted above will follow the format below:

January February March April
Week 1: Line Week 4: Texture Week 8: Value Week 13: Abstraction
Week 2: Shapes Week 5 Space Week 9: Proportion Week 14: STEAM
Week 3: Color Week 6: Form Week 10: Movement Week 15: Experimental
Week 7: Pattern Week 11: Portraiture Week 16: FUN!
Week 12: History


Creative Creatures
Nancy MacBride
Ages 8 – 12
Explore art using the many creatures of the world as your muse. Learn how to render feathers, fur, scales, spots, stripes, and more as you create both realistic and imaginative creatures. Will your animals be elegant, fierce, or repulsive? Will they live in the jungle or the ocean? Different drawing, printmaking and scratchboard projects will showcase your love of all things WILD!

Thursdays 4:30pm– 6pm
February 27 – March 19

Members $68 / Non-Members $80


Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Lisa Lyman Adams
Ages 9 – 13
Working from various sources to include still lifes, images from magazines, famous paintings in history or even a picture of yourself, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Learn the basics of composition, color mixing, creating form, learning to see value and so much more. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and to continue developing their style.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
Session 1: January 15 – February 12
Session 2: March 4 – April 1

Members $85 / Non-Members $100


Watercolor Wonders
Nancy MacBride
Ages 10 – 15
Calling all beginner to intermediate watercolor enthusiasts! Learn to appreciate this amazing and versatile medium through personalized instruction, demonstrations, and practice. Learn a wide variety of techniques including paintbrush usage, color mixing, and nine different applications of paint while exploring and developing your own personal and unique style.

Thursdays 4:30pm – 6pm
January 16 – February 13

Members $85 / Non-Members $100


Lisa Adams and faculty
Ages 13 – 18
Welcome to MMoA’s first Art Club for high-school students and homeschoolers! Join us for an empowering, supportive, and encouraging experience once a week, where teens can get one-on- one guidance in the areas of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students may use this time to be inspired by the weekly art prompt, watch instructor demonstrations, work on portfolio development, or just relax, socialize and be creative in the company of others who appreciate art.

Thursdays 4:30pm – 6pm
January 23– April 30

Members $15 / Non-Members $18 per class


Birthday Parties
All Ages
Plan an “ARTrageous” birthday party at the Mystic Museum of Art. We offer activities based on a wide range of media and themes, from clay and mixed media to superheroes, fairies and dragons. Our instructors will guide a unique project, custom tailored to your chosen theme and age group. The fee includes up to two hours of art instruction and use of our space for refreshments and games.

Cost: $250 for up to 12 participants (for parties over 12 attendees an additional fee of $10 per child will be added).


Parents’ Night Out
For children ages 5 and up
Enjoy an evening to yourself once a month while your kids have a night out too! Consider MMoA your babysitter for the night. Your child will make friends, create art, play games, eat pizza and watch a movie with our fun, creative, and qualified faculty. Call to register.

Fridays, 6pm – 8:30pm:
January 17
February 14
March 20
April 17

Members $25 / Non-Members $30


Free Family Days
All ages
Join us for afternoons of free, drop-in art making, tours, and activities that encourage both children and adults to engage with the studios and galleries. See what the fun is all about!

Saturdays, 1pm – 4pm:
February 22
March 21
April 18


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.


Ways to Save

Refer a Friend
Participants may refer a friend (new to MMoA studio classes) to any class and both will receive $15 off registration fees of $100 or higher. Both parties must register for classes running during the current season before the discount is applied.

The Two-Fer
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).