A limited selection of studio programs for children and adults will be offered beginning January 2021. Please call MMoA to register: 860.536.7601

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Studio Programs / Winter 2021 / Youth

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals, ages 9 – 13
Lisa Adams
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
Lisa Adams
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


Studio Programs / Winter 2021 / Adult

Intro to Drawing
Lisa Adams
Drawing is an artist’s most immediate means of recording visual experiences. This introductory class will teach you how to SEE, how to RENDER, and how to EXPRESS. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch on observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little to no previous drawing experience or those who want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
6 weeks: January 18 – February 22
Members $200 / Non-Members $240


Classical Drawing
Jack Montmeat
Learn the classical way to draw realistically as it has been taught for centuries. Working with charcoal and pencil, students will learn the skill set of the great masters. Using the Bargue Method, students will practice copying a reference as accurately as possible. Further advance your skills using plaster cast reproductions to observe seeing distances, lengths and angles as well as how light hits the surface. This class is appropriate for the beginner through advanced artist.

Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
6 weeks: March 11 – April 15
Members $200 / Non-Members $240


Photo to Canvas
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.

Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Session 1: January 13 – February 10
Session 2: February 24 – March 24
Session 3: April 7 – May 5
Members $160 / Non-Members $190

Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Session 1: January 14 – February 11
Session 2: February 25 – March 25
Session 3: April 8 – May 6
Members $230 / Non-Members $270


Plein Air en Studio
Howard Park and Lisa Miceli

The ability to develop visual memory, which is critical to plein air painting, can be transferred to working inside the studio from a photograph. From the warmth of the indoors, the concepts of plein air painting can help students create paintings with greater vibrancy, atmosphere, depth, and sense of light. Students will have the opportunity to experience both the medium of watercolor and oil, with demonstrations and instruction in both. While each medium has its own nature, the commonality is creativity and design. You may choose to work in either medium or try aspects of both.

Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm
January 27 – February 24
Members $230 / Non-Members $270


Abstracting Reality
Howard Park and Lisa Miceli
Students learn various painting approaches to creating abstract works using observational methods and photographic sources of real-world objects, landscapes, people and more. This course will cover different styles of abstraction by developing your intuitive response with greater emphasis on spontaneity and visual sensation, as well as the basics of composition, color theory, texture, pattern, and space.

Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm
March 10 – April 7
Members $230 / Non-Members $270


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 the start of class: 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.