Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

Tuesdays, September 5-October 24
5:30 – 8 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 08/22/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this eight-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. Students registering for Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel must have prior wheel throwing experience and the ability to center by themselves.

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

Tuesdays, August 8 – September 26
10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, August 9-September 27
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 07/26/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This class is for brand new students or those who still need guidance. Students will create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

Tuesdays, August 8 – September 26
10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, August 9-September 27
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 07/26/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This class is for brand new students or those who still need guidance. Students will create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting with Dana Finimore

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

Friday, September 22, 1-8 p.m.
AND
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

$250/$205members
EARLY BIRD: $230/$185 members
Register by 09/08/2017 for Early Bird Price

Join mixed media artist, Dana Finimore, for creative fun at The Museum School! This exciting workshop addresses creative ways of depicting nature by utilizing a more expressive approach versus laboring over a realistic rendering of the subject.  Working from a variety of materials and techniques such as studio demonstrations, discussions, and on-site explorations, students will learn to become more responsive in their own process by learning to listen to their creative intuition. Various approaches you may take include unique combinations of collage, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Open to all skill levels. All Materials and supplies are provided, but students may wish to bring extra paper, brushes, or their own favorite art supplies.

Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting with Dana Finimore

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

Friday, September 22, 1-8 p.m.
AND
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

$250/$205members
EARLY BIRD: $230/$185 members
Register by 09/08/2017 for Early Bird Price

Join mixed media artist, Dana Finimore, for creative fun at The Museum School! This exciting workshop addresses creative ways of depicting nature by utilizing a more expressive approach versus laboring over a realistic rendering of the subject.  Working from a variety of materials and techniques such as studio demonstrations, discussions, and on-site explorations, students will learn to become more responsive in their own process by learning to listen to their creative intuition. Various approaches you may take include unique combinations of collage, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Open to all skill levels. All Materials and supplies are provided, but students may wish to bring extra paper, brushes, or their own favorite art supplies.

Unguided Studio Time: Extended Model Pose

Posted on: June 19th, 2017

UNGUIDED STUDIO TIME:
EXTENDED MODEL POSE
Fridays, August 11, 18, 25
12:30-3 p.m.

$95/$65 members
EARLY BIRD: $75/$45 members
Register by 07/28/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Enjoy unguided studio time to create artwork in your choice of medium from a live model. The model will pose in one extended pose for all three sessions. The longer pose lends itself to a developed painting or a clay sculpture, but could also be useful for drawing or multiple artworks from different viewpoints. Bring your own supplies, or pay a $20 supply fee to use museum clay.

CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama | Closing Ceremony & A Southern Conversation with Dr. Bill Eiland

Posted on: June 8th, 2017

CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama–an exhibition honoring the artist William Christenberry’s exploration of his native state’s landscape, traditions, and people–is coming to a close. Join us for one last look at this artist’s legacy and a discussion with Dr. William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art. Eiland, a native of Sprott, Alabama, will jump-start, he hopes, a conversation on what it means to “live Southern” in the 21st century. He will illustrate his talk through images of the fine arts in the South.

FREE FOR MEMBERS | REGULAR ADMISSION FOR NON-MEMBERS

ABOUT DR. WILLIAM U. EILAND
A native of Sprott, Ala., William Underwood Eiland is the director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. He has a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. Eiland has edited and contributed to more than 60 publications. He has served on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums, the Southeastern Museums Conference and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries; was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors; and was chairman of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2013 he has been a trustee of the International Council of Museums. Among his many honors, Eiland recently received the American Alliance of Museums Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his contributions to the field on a national level.

Stories from the Family: A tour of CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama

Posted on: May 25th, 2017

William Christenberry’s photography tells a story of the South through the landscapes and structures of Hale County. Hear stories of Christenberry himself, and the Alabama landscape to which he devoted his life’s work, from some of the people who knew him best. Aunts, cousins, and nephews will be giving a storyteller’s tour of the exhibition to reminisce over the kudzu covered moments that envelope the famous photographs.

Free for Members
Regular museum admission applies for non-members

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.