Adult Classes

MMofA adult classes are taught by professional artists in a variety of different mediums. Learn a new skill or hone your existing talent. From pottery, to painting and drawing, printmaking, glass fusing, and even alternative art forms like puppet-making and shell engraving, The Museum School encourages creative expression through anything we can get our hands on. No experience is required. All workshops are suitable for ages 15 and up, unless otherwise stated.

We are always looking to add a new art form to the mix! If you are a professional artist and would like to teach a workshop here, check out the Teaching Artist Project>>

WINTER & SPRING 2017 CLASSES


  • UNGUIDED LIFE DRAWING

    Fridays, March 3 – 31 12:30 – 3 p.m. $90/$60 members EARLY BIRD: Register by 02/24/2017 Create a masterpiece in this independent studio time with a life model. Hone your skills by working in this group studio environment. We will provide the model, tables, and easels, and you bring your choice of materials & a snack.

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    ART APPRECIATION with Donan Klooz

    Tuesdays, March 7- April 11 2 – 3 p.m. OR Thursdays, March 9- April 13 6 – 7 p.m. $60 non-members $30 members Learn to see art in ways you never have before! MMofA Curator of Exhibitions, Donan Klooz, offers a six-week art appreciation course. The class will cover a different subject each week. Bring your questions […]

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  • DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCIL with Heather Mitchell

    Tuesdays, March 7-April 11 1 – 3 p.m. $160/$120 members EARLY BIRD PRICE: Register by 02/21/2017 Get richer results from your colored pencils: Learn pro tips and techniques of layering and blending to create more painterly colored pencil drawings. Using spring subjects like birds and flowers, Heather guides you through the process of this up […]

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  • The Figure in Clay with Donna Kemp

    Monday-Friday, March 13-17 1-4 p.m. $225/$195 members EARLY BIRD PRICE: Register by 02/27/2017 Donna Kemp will teach this class on the creation of a small scale bust using the coil building technique.  The bust will be from the shoulders up. This is a hands on class for one week that will emphasize attention to detail in crafting a […]

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  • GLASS FUSING with Rachel Wright

    Saturdays, March 18 & 25 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $160/$120 members EARLY BIRD PRICE: Register by 03/04/2017 Get ready for spring by creating fused glass art for your yard or home. Join USA professor and glass artist Rachel Wright for a two-day workshop in which participants will work in depth to create one large composition working in […]

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  • Photography 101 + Composition with Aubrey Edwards

    Saturday, April 1 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $125/$100members EARLY BIRD PRICE: Register by 03/17/2017 This is a beginner photography class taught by acclaimed New Orleans photographer and instructor, Aubrey Edwards. This class will focus on parts of an SLR camera, auto settings, and elements of composition. There will be an In-class lecture, shooting photos […]

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  • ARTIST STATEMENT WORKSHOP with Elizabet Elliott

    Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 2 – 5 p.m. $20/$10 members Every professional artist needs a great artist statement. In this interactive workshop, MMofA Curator of Programs, Elizabet Elliott, will guide participants through a series of prompts that will lead to your next artist statement. This class will get you thinking about your […]

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  • THROWING CLAY ON THE POTTERY WHEEL with Angie King

    Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23 10 a.m – 1 p.m. OR Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24 5:30– 8 p.m. $210/$165 members EARLY BIRD PRICING: Register by 03/22/2017 This eight-week class will teach how to throw clay on the pottery wheel for beginner and intermediate students.  We will focus on useful forms and proper techniques. […]

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  • SHELL ENGRAVING with Alex Alvarez

    Wednesdays, April 5 – 26 5:30-8:30 p.m. $205 non-members, $170 members EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by 03/22/2017 Learn about the history and art of this nearly forgotten American Indian art form and create your own shell engraving. Native American artist, Alex Alvarez, will instruct students on the symbols, materials, and technical process of this traditional artistic […]

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