Beginning Throwing on the Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: March 22nd, 2022

Wednesdays, April 13 – May 18
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

OR

Thursdays, April 14 – May 19
5:30 – 8 p.m.

$220/$180 members
Ages 16+

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This six-week class is for brand new students with no previous experience. Students will learn the basics of how to center, throw, and glaze clay, resulting in unique functional pieces such as bowls, cups, and vases. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills!

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.
All classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling following CDC guidelines.

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: March 14th, 2022

Experience the joy of creating with clay in this handbuilding class for beginner to advanced students. Instructor Denise Ralston will teach the basic techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building as well as surface decoration and glazing. Bring your creativity and see what you can do!

Tuesdays, March 15 – April 19
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$220/$180 members

PowerLines Poets

Posted on: February 22nd, 2022

Thursday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm

PowerLines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers is returning to the Mobile Museum of Art for an evening of spoken artistry. PowerLines Poets will be performing and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well. Doors open at 6 pm and the program starts at 6:30 pm.

Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: January 31st, 2022

Wednesdays, March 9 – April 13
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$215/$175 members

This class for intermediate wheel throwing students will focus on throwing more complex and larger forms. The instructor will present a different demonstrated technique each week. (more…)

TEEN ART: Clay with Angie King

Posted on: January 24th, 2022

We will get our hands dirty playing with clay as we create several projects to prepare for the coming of spring. We will create flower pots, garden stake flowers, and Easter bunnies among other pieces.

Clay with Angie King
Tuesdays, March 8, 15, & 22, 4 – 6 p.m.
Ages 12-17
$95/$75 members

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.
• All classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling following CDC guidelines.

TEEN ART: Intro to Asian Art

Posted on: December 15th, 2021

Students will explore the many arts of Asia in this class, leading up to the Lunar New Year. Sumi-e, gyotaku, and suminagashi will be taught among other techniques. Supplies included. (more…)

Sapphire Earrings Workshop with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: December 15th, 2021

Make gorgeous sapphire earrings, and build on the skills you acquired in a previous metalsmithing class. In this weekend workshop, we will focus on developing new techniques as you design and create elegant sapphire earrings that swing from a faux hinge. At the end of the workshop, each student will leave with fabulous sapphire earrings to wear or to gift.

Various rose-cut sapphires, sterling, and tools will be supplied. Limited class size. Previous metalsmithing experience required.

Saturday, January 22, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, January 23, 9:30 a.m. – noon
$245/$195 members

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vaughn Millner is an artist, professional educator, therapist, and researcher, bringing a positive life perspective to her art. Using ancient and traditional metalworking techniques, she infuses history and passion into contemporary art pieces. Vaughn’s jewelry is made of polished sterling silver, with some pieces oxidized to create a dark patina. Many pieces have an overlay of 18K or 23K gold and are enhanced by gems, enamels, and other metals. From her studio on the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, she creates individually hand-fabricated pieces. Although some works are a part of a series, each piece is unique. She uses a wide range of time-honored techniques and materials. Her jewelry is intended to be unique, feel comfortable, and transcend trends.

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.
All classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling following CDC guidelines.

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: December 15th, 2021

Experience the joy of creating with clay in this handbuilding class for beginner to advanced students. Instructor Denise Ralston will teach the basic techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building as well as surface decoration and glazing. (more…)

Learning to Draw & Drawing to Learn with Derek Norman

Posted on: December 9th, 2021

If you have longed to know the secrets of “how to draw,” then this class is for you! From absolute beginners to those who want a refresher course on the skills they already have, this course will increase your visual communication skills. (more…)

Mobile Jewish Film Festival: Chasing Portraits

Posted on: December 1st, 2021

Thursday, July 14 @ 2 pm

Join us at Mobile Museum of Art for the first installment in this year’s Mobile Jewish Film Festival organized by the Mobile Area Jewish Federation. On Thursday, July 14, join us for a screening of Elizabeth Rynecki’s Chasing Portraits. After the film, Director Rynecki will join us via Zoom for a Q&A. The screening is free, but please reserve a seat on MJFF’s website.

In addition, MMofA is hosting an exhibition commemorating Yom HaShoah 2022 featuring artworks about the Holocaust, including one by Miriam Shapiro. It will be on view in the Friedman gallery, before and after the film. Film attendees will be given free museum admission to view the exhibit.

About Chasing Portraits

Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at Majdanek concentration camp. After the Holocaust, Moshe’s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade, his great-granddaughter Elizabeth has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success.

Spanning three generations, Chasing Portraits is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man’s art, the devastation of war, and one woman’s unexpected path to healing. Chasing Portraits was an official selection to both the San Francisco and New York Jewish Film Festivals and has played at festivals worldwide.