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Gallery/Studio Schedule for Children and Teens

Registration opens August 23 for Members; August 30 for the general public. (Become a Member and register early!) We also have classes for adults.

Scholarship applications available for ages 6–17 (application deadline is September 11).

Check out our work-study program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (application deadline is September 11).

Questions? Email the Gallery/Studio Coordinator.

Fall 2016 Schedule and Course Fees
Saturdays: October 1–December 11 (no class November 26)
Sundays: October 2–December 12 (no class November 27)
All classes are two hours long.
Students under 18 course fees: Members $265, general $285

Ages 6–7
Sculpture, Shape, and Bling
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Design a home of the future using geometric shapes and collage. Explore the sculptures of Beverly Buchanan to expand your imaginative designs. Then sculpt your vision in colorful mixed media and clay.

Paint Your World
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Attention: WET PAINT! Quick, before it dries, grab a brush and paint some pictures of your neighborhood with it. Let the artwork of Beverly Buchanan inspire you as you learn about acrylic, tempera, and watercolor.

Ages 8–10
Photo, Paint, and Animate!
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Snap a batch of photographs and paint up a storm of ideas and characters to tell your stories using stop-motion animation. For inspiration, check out the powerful figures in the installation Double Take: African Innovations and watch the Likishi Dance Costume Leggings come alive through dance and video.

Drawing Near and Far
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Draw in charcoal, oil pastel, and mixed media to create up-close portraits and other images from memory. Look to the blown-up paintings of Marilyn Minter and the playful drawings of Beverly Buchanan for inspiration.

Ages 11–13
Stop-Motion Animation
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Explore our galleries to learn how artists tell stories with images, as in The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks. Then bring your own characters and storylines to life through stop-motion animation.

Drawing: Doodles to Detail
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Become a versatile drawer, from gestural sketching to working with fine detail. Begin by looking at the animated drawings of Beverly Buchanan and creating your own works in oil pastel. Then develop portraits or still–life drawings in a medium of your choice as you study the hyperrealist paintings of Marilyn Minter.

Ages 14–17
Drawing and Painting the Human Body
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Take inspiration from Who Shot Sports, Iggy Pop Life Class, and Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty and explore different representations of the human body. Work from live models (clothed) in the studio and create a portfolio of drawings and paintings.

Painting the Hyperreal
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
You’ll make an impression with the hyperreal painting skills you cultivate in this course. Learn from the powerful work in the exhibition Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty and paint from photographs using acrylic or water-based oil paint in the studio.

Intergenerational (Ages 13–Adult)
Art Lab: Memory and Photography
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Explore the realm of memory and representation using photography and 2-D mixed media. Be guided by the thoughtful work in the exhibition Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals to reflect on your own memories and the images attached to them.

Full payment must be made at registration. A discount and priority registration are available to all Museum Members including those at the Individual/Dual level ($75/$125) and above for adult classes and at the Insider level ($250) and above for all classes. Cancellation refunds are considered on an individual basis.