STEAM: A Holistic Approach to a Broader Education

Posted on: January 15th, 2020

STEAM: A Holistic Approach to a Broader Education
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9am – 3pm

Presented by Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and Mobile Arts Council
Presenter: Michele Marshall, Curriculum Leader, Baldwin County Board of Education, Daphne Middle School
Third through Twelfth Grade, all curricula
Earn 5 Professional Development Credits

Join us for this FREE inservice to explore why the arts are vital to our education system and to take a closer look at the future of the arts in our area. Please bring your own ideas as we come together to promote a STEAM curricula for our children!


9-9:20am: Sign-in, refreshments, welcome, announcements

9:30am-12pm: Morning session begins in the classroom with group brainstorming about ideas for STEAM inclusion.  Discussions will continue with gallery tours for ideas.

12-1:15pm: LUNCH on your own.  We can make suggestions for restaurants close to the Museum.

1:15-2:45pm: Afternoon session includes individual and team-driven hands-on STEAM projects which can be adapted to elementary through high school curricula.

2:45-3pm: Raffle and evaluations; certificates will be emailed

Exploring the Darkroom

Posted on: January 14th, 2020

Thursday, January 30 @ 6 p.m.

See what our new photography darkroom has to offer! Instructor Walter Bower will give an overview of the darkroom set up and process before demonstrating how to make a black and white photo print from a film negative. Attendees can make their own print if time allows. All ages are welcome.

BESA: A Code of Honor — Opening Reception & Film Screening

Posted on: December 19th, 2019

BESA: A Code of Honor
Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

Join us for the opening of BESA: A Code of Honor, an exhibition of portraits and texts about the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ – Muslim families in Albania who risked their lives saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Dr. Marlene W. Yahalom, Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem, will be introduced by Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson at 5 p.m., followed by a screening of Besa, The Promise at 5:30 p.m. After the film, Dr. Yahalom will provide a short tour and informal discussion of the exhibition.

This program is part of the 2020 Mobile Jewish Film Festival and is free to the public. Reservations required. The exhibition is organized by the American Society for Yad Vashem and will be on view through May 14, 2020.

Sponsored by:
Gulf Coast Center for the Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Mobile Area Jewish Federation
Mobile Jewish Film Festival
City of Mobile

Cane Reed Basket Making with Anne Rose

Posted on: December 18th, 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn to weave a basket? Basketry is an ancient craft that still has not been mechanized. It is something that can only be made with human hands. (more…)

Beginning Drawing with Josh Green

Posted on: December 18th, 2019

The goal of this workshop is to provide the student with the essential technical knowledge needed to draw realistically. The course will be broken down into three days (January 11th, 18th, 25th) with three hours of instruction (12pm-3pm).

Day 1: the student will gain an understanding of drawing materials (i.e. paper, graphite, erasers, etc.) and basic drawing technique.

Day 2: the student will learn how to construct a drawing.

Day 3: the student will learn how to create a transition from light to dark.

The student also be advised on how to continue practicing after the workshop has finished.

Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25
12 – 3 p.m.
$130/$95 members

Unguided Studio Time: Figure Drawing

Posted on: December 18th, 2019

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. (more…)

Members Only Opening Reception

Posted on: December 12th, 2019

Mobile Museum of Art is opening a new exhibition. Join us for a members only opening reception to enjoy a private preview of the exhibition:

If you are not a member and would like to attend the opening reception and preview, join now>>

MMofA closed for FOR CHILDREN 2020 opening party

Posted on: December 10th, 2019

The museum is only open to members for the FOR CHILDREN 2020 opening party from 10 am to 1 pm. After the opening, it will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon. MMofA will resume regular hours on Sunday, December 15.

Making Sterling Rings with Bezel-Set Stones with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: November 26th, 2019

This foundation course in ring making will be fun and adventuresome! Students will learn the entire process of designing a ring, making a ring band, creating a ring bezel, and setting a cabochon stone. (more…)

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 4th, 2019

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 with no previous experience. (more…)