Fundamentals of Yoga with Kula Yoga

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017

FUNDAMENTALS OF YOGA
with Mary Ann Sinde of Kula Yoga
Wednesdays, June 14- August 2
10 a.m.

EARLY BIRD: $85
Register by 06/01/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Join Mary Ann Sinde RYT-200 for an Eight (8) week Journey to the Fundamentals of Yoga. An excellent series for brand new beginners or anyone looking to deepen their practice during this 8 week class immersion.

Students will learn:
-30 Essential yoga poses to provide an excellent foundation.
-Proper postural alignment and form of the basic yoga postures.
-Breathing techniques , guided relaxation, and yoga nidra.
-A deeper level of mindfulness and intentionality for life both on and off the yoga mat.

Commitment to the 8 week /8 class series is suggested.
All Levels, All Welcome.
Register  at http://www.kulayogacommunity.org/ 

 

Panel Discussion: Art vs. Craft

Posted on: May 9th, 2017

Unbeknownst to many, there is heated ongoing discussion of how we define ‘fine art’, craft and even design, hailing from the dawn of making. These categories move and change all the time, and the lines between each are often undefined. What qualifies ‘fine’ art from other forms? What is the role of utility? Is there a higher aim to decoration? Are ‘high’ and ‘low’ art distinctions even still relevant? Hear what local artists and academics think as they share works of art that exemplify or defy classification.

Improvisational Music Games

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

What happens when the notes a musician plays are determined by the roll of a dice? This June we have invited a group of seasoned musicians who are interested in the intersection between creative choice and chance. Having devised several playful approaches to sound making, each musician is charged with responding to the signs and signals of a deck of cards, hand signals, video, and other cues. Stylistically ranging from extreme minimalism to frenetic chaos, this will be a true exploration in sound. Performers include Mike Smith, Joel Andrews, Justin Skinner, and Jimmy Lee conducted by Ryan Jetten. Join us for an evening of musicians who play, in all senses of the word.

THROWING ON THE POTTERY WHEEL with Angie King

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

Monday-Friday, July 31- August 4
Morning Session: 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
OR
Evening Session: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 07/17/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Give yourself one last vacation before school starts! This week-long intensive class will teach beginner and intermediate potters how to hone their skills. We will focus on cylindrical forms such as cups and vases. This class will also explore slip and underglaze surface decoration techniques.

 

THROWING ON THE POTTERY WHEEL with Angie King

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

Monday-Friday, July 31- August 4
Morning Session: 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
OR
Evening Session: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 07/17/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Give yourself one last vacation before school starts! This week-long intensive class will teach beginner and intermediate potters how to hone their skills. We will focus on cylindrical forms such as cups and vases. This class will also explore slip and underglaze surface decoration techniques.

EXPANDED TOOLS FOR DRAWING with Matthew Thompson

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

Monday-Friday, July 17-21
1 – 4 p.m.
$190/$140members
EARLY BIRD: $170/120 members
Register by 07/03/2017 for Early Bird Price

Take a bold step and draw on a larger scale! This drawing course will teach students to transform photographic images into large scale drawings using multiple tools such as grids and projectors. Students will learn to break down an image  into dark and light shapes instead of focusing on the subject matter itself. The class will work up to a 4’ by 4’ drawing. Some supplies will be included. Supply list will be provided upon enrollment.

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR with Lydia Host

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
with Lydia Host
Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7
10 a.m.  – 1 p.m.
$160/$120members
EARLY BIRD: $140/100 members
Register by 06/21/2017 for Early Bird Price

Stuck in town this summer? Take a mini-vacation at the Museum School in Watercolor Basics with Lydia Host. Learn the foundations of watercolor painting in this introductory course. Students will learn color mixing, glazing, wet in wet techniques, and how to work from light to dark on different types of paper. Some supplies are included, the rest will be provided by the participant as per the instructor supply list.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES with Aubrey Edwards

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

Saturday, July 22
11 a.m.  – 5 p.m.
$125/$100members
EARLY BIRD: $105/80 members
Register by 07/08/2017 for Early Bird Price

For those students wanting to understand available lighting and lighting manipulation or modification. This class will provide an introduction to shooting on manual mode, exposure elements and internal light meter. Students will gain theoretical knowledge of exposure and learn how to harness available light to suit photographic needs. Students will also have a working understanding of f-stop, shutter speeds, ISO and be comfortable reading and adjusting their light meter to control exposure. All students must have their own digital SLR camera to work with.

 

Art Talk: On Photography

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

Join us for a discussion on the history of photography and the contemporary practices that have helped shape the medium we see today. Elizabet Elliott, MMofA’s Curator of Programs, will explore the nuances of this relatively new art form, and discuss how it has transformed the landscape of the art world. Come early to enjoy CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama and Contemporary Alabama Photography.

Southern Voices: A Filmmaker Showcase

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017

This film showcase, curated by filmmaker April Dobbins whose work is in our exhibition Contemporary Alabama Photography, will feature a number of short films by Southern filmmakers followed by a Q&A after the screening. These films have debuted at international festivals such as Cannes and Sundance.  Films include:

Rabbit Hunt

New Orleans Sazerac

Eat White Dirt

Macho

Give Me Trouble