“FOR CHILDREN: The Elements of Art and Design” closed

Posted on: August 22nd, 2022

A Conversation with Wanda Sullivan & LaVada Raouf

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022

A Conversation with Wanda Sullivan & LaVada Raouf
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:30 am

Spring Hill faculty Wanda Sullivan will lead a gallery talk with her colleague LaVada Raouf. Sullivan’s special exhibition Gardens of Hope examines the intersection between the natural world, her gardens, and the effects of climate change. LaVada Raouf is faculty at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

ABOUT Gardens of Hope

Gardens of Hope is the first solo museum exhibition of the work of Mobile-native Wanda Sullivan. In this exhibition, Sullivan examines the intersection between the natural world, her gardens, and the effects of climate change. Sullivan says about the flowers and nature featured in her work, “My flowers are beautiful, but they are monsters—contemporary, biomorphic Frankensteins. They are designed to seduce the viewer and lure them in, just like our dependency on fossil fuels, phones, tablets, and computers do.”

exhibition supported by
The Crampton Trust, established by Katharine Cochrane Crampton

A Conversation with Terrell James & Jack Hitt

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022

A Conversation with Terrell James & Jack Hitt
Friday, September 16, 2022, 11 am

Join us for a morning talk with James — whose special exhibition, One Eye Sees, the Other Feels will open the same day. Her friend Jack Hitt is an American author and contributing editor to Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and This American Life. The two will lead us through a gallery talk in the special exhibition.

ABOUT One Eye Sees, the Other Feels

James is a fourth-generation Houstonian and seventh-generation Texan, and she is a graduate of Sewanee University. James’s exhibition for the Mobile Museum of Art is titled One Eye Sees, the Other Feels, a quotation from the writings of Swiss artist Paul Klee. This exhibition will feature more than 30 abstract works, including drawings and paintings ranging in size from small to monumental.

exhibition supported by
The Crampton Trust, established by Katharine Cochrane Crampton

Teen Art: Painting

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, & 25, 4 – 6 p.m.
$75 members | $90 non-members
ages 12+

Does your teen have an interest in creating art? Do they love drawing or creating something with their hands? Every month, MMofA offers a four-week class specifically for teens. Each month focuses on a different medium, and all classes are taught by working artists. In October, we’ll be focusing on the medium of painting. No experience is required, and supplies will be provided.

Toddler Time

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022

Thursdays, September 8, October 13, November 10, & December 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
$5 members per child per session | $10 non-members per child per session

Join us for single sessions of sensory-based art projects designed especially for toddlers and preschool children.

Family Art

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022

Thursdays, August 25, September 29, October 27, & November 17
Session 2: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
$5 members per child per session | $10 non-members per child per session

This class is for families to create together. Each month will feature a different art medium with a project tied to the MMofA collection. Parents are encouraged to stay and create with their families. Suitable for homeschool families.

August: Clay
September: Collage
October: Painting
November: Printmaking

 

This class was originally promoted as Homeschool Art.

Family Art

Posted on: August 1st, 2022

Thursdays, August 25, September 29, October 27, & November 17
Session 1: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
$5 members per child per session | $10 non-members per child per session

This class is for families to create together. Each month will feature a different art medium with a project tied to the MMofA collection. Parents are encouraged to stay and create with their families. Suitable for homeschool families.

August: Clay
September: Collage
October: Painting
November: Printmaking

 

This class was originally promoted as Homeschool Art.

Encaustic Workshop with Julie Snidle

Posted on: July 27th, 2022

Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21, 2023
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$375/$350 members

Encaustic is an ancient beeswax-based paint that is both versatile and extremely forgiving. This workshop offers students a thorough foundation for painting with this fascinating medium along with studio time for exploring a wide range of mixed media that is compatible with wax. We’ll cover safety, tools and materials, painting and fusing, and focus on encaustic’s unique characteristics such as temperature, adhesion, and malleability. Image transfers, collage, Pan Pastels, and oil paints are just some of the techniques that will be covered. Encaustic paintings “dry” quickly so be prepared to work on or complete as many as 8-10 paintings in our two days together. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Kids Pottery

Posted on: July 18th, 2022

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20
4 – 6 p.m.
K5-5th Grade
$85/$65 members

Kids will have fun getting messy in after-school pottery! Everyone will get a chance to try the pottery wheel. Other projects will include hand-built pieces inspired by our new special installation Fantastical Forest and fall-themed creations.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Kyle Miller

Posted on: July 18th, 2022

Tuesdays, August 9 – September 13
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$225/$185 members

This six-week course is for potters who want to enhance their wheel throwing skills. A variety of topics will be covered.

Week 1: Cylinders and Bowls
Week 2: Ins and Outs of Form (Vases, Bottles, Closed Form)
Week 3: Single-throw Lidded Vessel & Throwing off the Hump
Week 4: Tea set or Thrown Sculpture
Week 5: Goal Project Week
Week 6: Wrap Up Week

**To register for this class, participants must have wheel throwing experience and be able to center clay unassisted.**

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kyle Miller started his study in ceramics at the University of West Florida with sculpture and wheelthrowing under Meghan Gates. With her supervision he undertook several research projects in glaze formulation and application. He then began work in slip-casting and mold making under Justin Quaid. After assisting in the teaching of ceramics courses he worked as a ceramics studio tech at the university, First City Art Center, as well as the Autism Resource Center in Pensacola. He has studied alongside prolific ceramicists such as Maria Spies and Tony Wright. He has also gained notoriety for his funded research in alternative firing methods and immersive ceramic installations. He currently practices his craft in Mobile and looks forward to growing and fostering the Mobile clay community.

DURING YOUR VISIT:
• Temperatures will be checked upon entry with a no-contact infrared thermometer
• Visitors are required to wear a mask.
• Utilize the hand sanitizer provided throughout the museum.
• Maintain a 6 to 10 ft distance from other visitors.