Intro to the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: April 19th, 2018

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!

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6 & 13
5:30 – 8 p.m.

$95/$80 members
EARLY BIRD: $75/$60 members
Register by 05/16/18 for Early Bird Price

do it performance: Lillian McKinney

Posted on: April 5th, 2018

Join us this afternoon as Lillian McKinney, do it artist, carries out Pierre Huyghe’s do it Instruction (2004).

Cuban Festival

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

Join us for the Mobile Museum of Art’s first ever Cuban Festival, celebrating the shared cultures of Mobile and our sister city, Havana, Cuba. With a day full of family activities, and special guest lecturer, Havana City Historian, Dr. Eusebio Leal, MMofA invites all ages to experience Cuban culture and enjoy COMMON GROUND: Photographs of Havana and Mobile. The MMofA special exhibition features photographs of shared characteristics seen in our sister cities, through the lens of photographers Chip Cooper and Julio Larramendi.

With free admission for all Mobile County residents offered all day, you can also check out some vintage Cuban cars that will be on display out front, tour the galleries with the artists themselves, enjoy lunch from a local food truck, learn to salsa, and end the afternoon with a film about the famous Buena Vista Social Club.

Schedule:
10 – 11:30 am – Tours & book signing in the gallery with artists, Chip Cooper & Julio Larramendi
11:30 am – 12 pm – Lecture by Grey Redditt on The History of Havana & Mobile as Sister Cities
12 – 2 pm – Sidewalk Chalk Activity
12:15 – 1:15 pm – DJ Hot Lobster
1:30 – 3:30 pm – Salsa dancing led by Starlite Ballroom dancers
2:30 – 4:30 pm – Film screening: Buena Vista Social Club, a film by Wim Wenders, in Larkins Auditorium
ALL DAY – Henderson Collection antique and classic cars on display in MMofA’s circular drive


Generously underwritten by the Crampton Trust,
established by Katharine Cochrane Crampton

Society Mobile – La Habana, Inc.

with additional support provided by the City of Mobile
Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

ART TALK: Allan Hall on Surviving the Holocaust

Posted on: March 27th, 2018

In the days after Yom HaShoah, childhood holocaust survivor Allan Hall speaks to his experiences in correlation with the exhibition NO CHILD’S PLAY. Hall was living in Cracow, Poland when Germany invaded in September 1939. He was reunited with his family before moving to the US in February 1947.

ART TALK: recycled materials/installation in do it

Posted on: March 27th, 2018

Ever wondered what on earth installation art is? Dixon Stetler, Bruce Larsen, Chris Cumbie, and Colleen Comer join us for a group artist talk about their individual works in the exhibition do it. Join us as we unpack installation, assemblage, and making art out of found materials.

Drawing Demystified with Matthew Thompson

Posted on: March 26th, 2018

Drawing Demystified is an introductory course for students wishing to further their drawing abilities.  Students will learn how to accurately draw what they see using techniques such as measurement drawing, contour line drawing, and blind contour drawing with one on one attention from the instructor. Approach drawing as a skill that can be learned, rather than as an inherent talent, and see how far you can go!

Art Break: Precious Metal Clay Jewelry with Allyson Russell

Posted on: March 26th, 2018

Do you love the idea of making jewelry, but don’t have the tools or space for metalsmithing? Then join us for a class in Precious Metal Clay™, a magical art medium that is as malleable as clay, but which turns into real silver! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of working with the clay as you make small jewelry pieces such as pendants, earrings, or charms for yourself or your loved one.

Saturday, May 12
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$90/$70 members

Playing with Form and Surface Design in Clay with Susie Bowman

Posted on: March 15th, 2018

Join us at The Museum School for this two-day workshop where we will play with several different techniques of surface design. This class will start on the wheel making and altering forms. Students will be introduced to sgraffito, inlay, silk screening, slip trailing, and wax resist. Work will be done on wet work, leather hard, and bisque ware pieces. Please bring 3 – 4 bisqued pieces, preferably cups or small plates.

Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$160/$125 members

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel

Posted on: March 15th, 2018

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.

Wednesdays, April 4 – May 9
5:30 – 8 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 03/21/2018 for Early Bird Price 

CLASS FULL

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel

Posted on: March 15th, 2018

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.

Tuesdays,  April 3 – May 8
10 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 03/21/2018 for Early Bird Price 

CLASS FULL