Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: March 26th, 2019

Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this five-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. (more…)

Art Library and Research Center open

Posted on: March 11th, 2019

MMofA’s Art Library and Research Center is open every Thursday for members and local artists registered with the Teaching Artist Project (T.A.P.).

Powerlines Poets

Posted on: March 7th, 2019

PowerLines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers is returning to the Mobile Museum of Art for a slam poetry session. PowerLines Poets will be performing and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well. Join us for an evening of spoken artistry.

FOR CHILDREN: Art Across the Curricula

Posted on: February 28th, 2019

FOR CHILDREN: Art Across the Curricula

Pre-K through 8th Grade
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM – 3 PM
SARIC and MMofA-sponsored Teacher Inservice
Earn 5 Professional Development Credits

Session I, Presenter:  Susan Baker

Paper Marbling: (science and art) Presenter will use color and organic shapes to experiment with the Asian art of ink and water (suminagashi).

Teaching With Tesselations: (math and art) Presenter will use color, line and shape to construct an artwork using tessellating patterns.

Session II, Presenter:  Terri Baker

The Compass Rose: (social studies and art) Presenter will use color, line, shape and texture to create an artwork using radial symmetry and to include information about the fascinating history of the compass rose.

Off The Grid: (geography, math and art) Presenter will use color, line, shape and scale to create a work of art using a grid.

Agenda

9 – 9:20 AM
Sign in table and refreshments

9:20 – 9:30 AM
Welcome, announcements and introduction to “For Children”

9:30 – 10:15 AM
Susan Baker, Terri Baker and Kim Wood will tour participants through the exhibition

10:15 AM – 12 PM
Session I

12 PM – 1
Lunch on your own

1 – 2:45 PM
Session II

2:45 – 3 PM
Raffle, evaluation and certificates

Instructions for Registering in Chalkable:
Click on the PD Titles tab.
Click on Search the PD Title Catalog.
Enter the PD Title Number (SARIC#10400) in the prompt for PD Title Number on the right side of the screen.
Click Search Now.
You will now see the matching PD titles at the bottom of your screen. You may have to use the scroll bar to view the PD title.
Click on List to the right of the session title in blue and scroll to the session you would like to attend. (Please double check date, time and location before proceeding.)
Click Enroll Now for the session you wish to attend. (Make sure that pop ups are enabled on your computer. This last screen is a pop up.)

The session title listed in Chalkable is: Art Across the Curricula: Pre-K – 8th SARIC#10400

2019 Summer Camp & Healthy Kids Expo

Posted on: February 28th, 2019

Mobile Bay Parents and Eastern Shore Parents are excited to host the 3rd annual 2019 Summer Camp & Healthy Kids Expo. A super FUN, FREE & Informative Family event held at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 16.

Come learn about all the area’s summer camp options, gain health/wellness tips, be entertained with live animals, face painting, balloon animals, and demonstrations all while browsing through the educational Exploreum exhibits. Great fun for the whole family!

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…)

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

CLASS FULL

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 

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