Exploring Watercolor with Satomi Kamei

Posted on: February 21st, 2019

Discover how fun watercolor can be with artist Satomi Kamei as she leads this four-week watercolor class. Satomi is known for her expressive and realistic watercolor landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. (more…)

Loosen Up Your Style Using Knife Painting with Michele Traum

Posted on: February 18th, 2019

Create vivid color and light in your paintings by following a four stage process. (more…)

Drawing Fundamentals with Josh Green

Posted on: February 18th, 2019

This course is designed to give students the fundamentals of representational drawing. (more…)

Weekend Silversmithing 101 with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

Make a simple, sophisticated twisted sterling cuff and sterling ring in this fun hands-on workshop. Select from one of two twisted bracelet designs and then design your own ring or spinner ring! If time allows, you may make more! In this weekend class, you will explore basic silversmithing techniques including designing, texturing, soldering, forming, flex shaft techniques, and filing/sanding/finishing. Students will leave with two beautiful pieces and the information needed to make similar jewelry at home.

Beginners and intermediates welcomed. Closed toed shoes required.

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$265/$215 members
Early Bird: $245/$195 members by 03/30/19

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Vaughn Millner is an artist, professional educator, therapist, and researcher, bringing her positive life perspective to her art. Using ancient and traditional metal working techniques, she infuses history and passion into contemporary art pieces. Vaughn’s jewelry is made of polished sterling silver, with some pieces oxidized to create a dark patina. Many pieces have an overlay of 18K or 23K gold and are enhanced by gems, enamels and other metals. From her studio on the Mobile-Tensaw River delta, she creates individually hand-fabricated pieces. Although some works are a part of a series, each piece is unique. She uses a wide range of time-honored techniques and materials. Her jewelry is intended to be unique, feel comfortable and transcend trends.

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

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!

Fridays, February 22  -March 15
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$155/$115 members
EARLY BIRD: $135/$95 members
Register by 2/15/2019 for Early Bird Price 

Evening Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

Relax after a long day by creating something wonderful in clay! Instructor Denise Ralston will guide the class through various handbuilding techniques such as coiling, pinching, and slab building to help you achieve your desired results. Bring your own ideas or complete a teacher recommended project. Whatever you create, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and relaxed with something to show your friends and family. Sign up today!

Wednesdays, March 13 – April 24
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$210/$160
Early Bird: $190/$140 members by 02/27/19

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel II

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

Expand your knowledge and enjoyment in this continuation of Beginning Wheel Throwing. This class is for students who have taken a wheel throwing course but still need guidance. Students will learn more complex forms and will gain better control over the wheel.

Tuesdays, March 12- April 16
5:30 – 8 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, March 13 – April 17
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/27/2019 for Early Bird Price

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel II

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

Expand your knowledge and enjoyment in this continuation of Beginning Wheel Throwing. This class is for students who have taken a wheel throwing course but still need guidance. Students will learn more complex forms and will gain better control over the wheel.

Tuesdays, March 12- April 16
5:30 – 8 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, March 13 – April 17
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/27/2019 for Early Bird Price

ART TALK: Bob H. Miller

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

Check back soon for more details!

ART TALK: Christopher Nitsche

Posted on: February 14th, 2019

Join us for a brown bag lunch and art talk with Christopher Nitsche, whose work is featured in our special exhibition, Liminal Ship IINitsche creates sculptures, drawings, and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships.

Please bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Free for MMofA Members  |  General admission applies for non-members