Ever wanted to try throwing clay on the pottery wheel but don’t have much time? Try this class that introduces beginners to working on the potter’s wheel in three short sessions. We will spend the first two days throwing and the last day glazing our work. Sign up early because this class will fill up fast!
Thursdays, September 13, 20, & 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
EARLY BIRD: Register by 8/30/18 for Early Bird pricing $75/$60 members
We have partnered again with AIDS Alabama South for day of the Halloween art history event for the whole family. Join us for the third annual Night of The Dead Artists, a All Hallow’s Eve extravaganza! Performers from a number of community theaters will be joining us as deceased artists come to haunt their own works in the collection. Fun also includes a gallery scavenger hunt, live music, face painting, and tarot card readings. We’ll also have psychic readings by The Mobile Medium, Dyversitle Crew dancers will be entertaining and preforming as Charlie Chaplin, and a Monster Mash Flash Mob. Come in costume with the whole family and take a spooky trip through the galleries. Prizes will be drawn for a grand prize in the category of best costume and scavenger hunt winner, followed by the monster mash in the lobby.
Howard Sutcliffe is a textile conservator in private practice based in Montgomery, Alabama. After training at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Howard’s professional life has seen him work at several institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, conserving objects as disparate as Tiraz fragments from Medieval Egypt to Kermit the Frog. This presentation will chart his journey, outline the basics of textile conservation practice and theory using examples of past projects along the way, and will finish with a more in depth look at a couple of recent projects by Howard Sutcliffe, textile conservator with River Region Textile & Costume Conservation.
SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 19 FOR A RESERVED SEAT.
Delores Young, Delores.Young@MobileMuseumofArt.com, 251.208.5203
This talk is part of a larger Director’s Series, which includes the following talks:
November 15 @ 6 p.m. | Rod Bigelow
“Welcoming All: Launching a New Museum of American Art in the Heartland,” a lecture presented by Rod Bigelow, Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. RSVP by November 9.
Mobile Museum of Art is opening 4 new exhibitions. Join us for a members only opening reception to enjoy a private preview of the exhibitions:
If you are not a member and would like to attend the opening reception and preview, join now>>
Mobile Museum of Art is participating in the For Freedoms program, which promotes the intermingling of arts and political activism. Join us for an ongoing celebration of the four American freedoms mentioned by Franklin D. Roosevelt and reproduced in Norman Rockwell’s 1941 four paintings: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Visitors are encouraged to visit our galleries where four works have been selected to represent each freedom.
We welcome visitors to participate in an evening event, with activities to represent each one of the four freedoms. Exercise your freedom of worship and learn about the role of dance in religion, and how different faiths use movement and their bodies in worship. Several different faiths will be represented by diverse performance groups and multi-faith leaders.
Afterwards, join us in a craft to represent freedom from fear. Participants are invited to make small boats imitating the museum work selected to represent freedom from fear, The Voyage. Boats are also symbols charged with implications about immigration and the founding of our country. We invite you to think about fear and its role in our history as well as our world today.
In addition, we are also encouraging attendees to register to vote on provided forms as an exercise of their freedom of speech and to donate at least one non-perishable food item for the local food pantry in honor of freedom from want.
The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the most important concepts of two-dimensional design utilized in drawing, painting, photography, and other art forms. Each session will feature a short lecture with hands-on activities and examples in the galleries. Students have the option of taking only some classes, or attending them all. Supplies are included.
Week 1- Principles of Design
Week 2- Line as an Element of Art
Week 3- Shape as an Element of Art
Week 4- Value as an Element of Art
Week 5- Texture as an Element of Art
Week 6- Color as an Element of Art, Part 1
Week 7- Color as an Element of Art, Part 2 and Wrap Up
Thursdays, August 30-October 11
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Register for Individual weeks: $25/$15 members, per week
Register for all seven weeks: $125/$85 members
Enjoy unguided studio time to create artwork in your choice of medium from a live model. Each week will feature a different model for a fresh and inspiring experience each session. Bring your favorite supplies and get ready to create in this relaxing communal environment.
Fridays, September 28- October 19
12:30 – 3 p.m.