ART BREAK: Making a Clay Face Pot with Megan Gulland Shifflet

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

March 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$60/$40 members

 Learn the secrets to Megan Gulland Shifflet’s fun and funky ceramic face pots as she teaches how to create realistic facial features in clay! Participants will construct a pot and face from start to finish. Everyone will end with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

ART BREAK: Alternative Photographic Prints with Rachel Wright

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

February 24, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
$60/$40 members 

Explore alternative photographic printing processes with artist Rachel Wright. Drawing inspiration from Wright’s work in MMofA’s do it exhibition, participants will create cyanotypes and lumen prints without the use of a camera. This is sure to be an exercise in creativity!

ART BREAK: Precious Metal Clay with Allyson Russell

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

January 27, 1 – 4 p.m.
$75/$55 members

 Do you love the idea of making jewelry, but don’t have the tools or space for metalsmithing? Join us for a class in Precious Metal Clay™, a magical art medium that is as malleable as clay, but turns into real silver! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of working with the clay as you make a pendant for yourself or your Valentine.

Architectural Landscape Painting with Colleen Comer

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

UPCOMING!
Architectural Landscape Painting 
with Colleen Comer

Thursdays, March 1-29
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$200/$160 members
EARLY BIRD: $180/$140 members
Register by 02/15/2018 for Early Bird Price

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Fridays, January 5 – February 9
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/22/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Learn to sculpt beautiful clay vessels with instructor Denise Ralston. Basic handbuilding methods of coiling, pinching, and slab building will be covered in class, and demonstrations will be given on creating texture and surface finishing. Bring your ideas and the instructor will help you to realize your creative dreams!

Portrait Photography Workshop with Celestia Morgan

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Friday, January 12, 1 – 6 p.m.
AND
Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$125/$95 members

There’s more to portrait photography than pointing a camera and pushing a button. Alabama photographer and professor Celestia Morgan will lead this workshop about how to light and compose thoughtful and engaging portraits. The class will focus on discussion and practice of proper photographic techniques as well as the conceptual aspects of photography that Morgan uses in her own work. Morgan’s work was featured in MMofA’s exhibition Contemporary Alabama Photography,  and this class is held in conjunction with MMofA’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Participants will need their own digital SLR camera for this course. A laptop or tablet is helpful for editing if available.

Portrait Photography Workshop with Celestia Morgan

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Friday, January 12, 1 – 6 p.m.
AND
Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$125/$95 members

There’s more to portrait photography than pointing a camera and pushing a button. Alabama photographer and professor Celestia Morgan will lead this workshop about how to light and compose thoughtful and engaging portraits. The class will focus on discussion and practice of proper photographic techniques as well as the conceptual aspects of photography that Morgan uses in her own work. Morgan’s work was featured in MMofA’s exhibition Contemporary Alabama Photography,  and this class is held in conjunction with MMofA’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Participants will need their own digital SLR camera for this course. A laptop or tablet is helpful for editing if available.

Constructive Drawing with Josh Green

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Wednesdays, February 21 – March 28
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$200/$160 members
EARLY BIRD: $180/$140 members
Register by 02/07/2018 for Early Bird Price

Do you want to draw realistically but don’t know where to begin? Join classically-trained artist Josh Green as he teaches Constructive Drawing at The Museum School. Students will learn how to break down forms and represent them on paper employing time-tested artistic methods used by the masters. This class will deal with constructing using line and arranging values to create life-like drawings. Live models will be used for portions of this class. Students will receive a list of supplies upon registration.

Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/06/2018 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.

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting with Carol Wiggins

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Tuesdays, January 16 – February 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$100/$75 members 

Try Sumi-e, Japanese style brush painting using ink and watercolors on rice paper. No previous painting experience is necessary. We will learn to paint the “Four Gentlemen” using the “Four Treasures.” Wear old clothes or bring a smock. INK IS PERMANENT. All supplies included.