Kids & Teens Studio Art Classes


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Wild Creatures, Many Mediums with Kelly Bogucz (ages 6-10)

Saturdays, April 12 – May 17, 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn to create birds and various other animals with an array of textures and mediums. The animals displayed in the museum will be our inspiration as we learn how to bring these creatures ‘to life’ using line, form, value, and color!

$135  Members
$150  Non-members
$8       Supply fee

The Great Graffiti Expedition with Kelly Bogucz (ages 11+)

Saturdays, April 12 – May 17, 12:30-2:30pm

Learn about the history and culture of graffiti art as practiced around the world. Explore your own ideas by creating dynamic “letter art” and characters in a variety of off-the-wall mediums and projects. If you have taken this course previously, you will find there are many different graffiti cultures and endless possibilities… as far as your imagination will take you!

$135  Members
Supply fee 

Further Art Experiences with Nina Nemeth (ages 8-12)

Sundays, April 13 – June 8 (no class 4/20, 5/11, 5/25), 12:00-2:00pm 

Have fun exploring and experimenting with visual art techniques in a variety of mediums through engaging projects and hands-on activities. If you were in any of the previous Art Experiences classes, come see what new adventures are in store for you. Mediums will involve pastel, watercolor painting, drawing and collage.

$135  Members
Supply fee  

Techniques of the Great Artists with Nina Nemeth (ages 6-11)

Sundays, April 13 – June 8 (no class 4/20, 5/11, 5/25), 2:30-4:30pm 

Create art inspired by the techniques of the world’s major art movements! We will look at a sampling of the world’s art by focusing on the art movements which arose as artists developed new techniques and perspectives. Examine various artists’ works, and see how they influenced each other. Create your own works of art in those styles, with water color, acrylic, pastel, collage and mixed media.

$135  Members
$150   Non-Members
$8        Supply Fee

NEW! Touch the Music with Claudia Baumgaertner Lemmerz (ages 5-10)

Wednesdays, April 30 – May 21, 3:45-5:00pm

Touch the Music exposes children to real orchestral instruments. Explore string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments in a hands-on environment. Learn about each instrument, try them all out and fall in love with music making! Take- home hand-outs and coloring page in each class.

$55  Members
$65   Non-members

Afternoon Art Adventures with Nina Nemeth (ages 7-11) 

Thursdays, April 10 – May 29, 3:45-5:00pm 

Observe the inside, the outside, the objects, and the architecture, all around the Morris Museum! Use the elements of perspective, line, shape, and value – maybe add some color, texture and other details with an interesting medium!

$110  Members
Supply fee   

Friday Fantasy Figures with Kelly Bogucz (ages 7-11)

Fridays, April 11 – May 30, 3:45-5:00pm  

Fire-breathing dragons! Flying gryphons! Unknown creatures of the depths! Use pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic paints to draw and embellish creatures of the imagination. Observe what’s real; create something fantastic!

$110 Members
Supply fee   

Figure Drawing for Teens with Laurie Harden (ages 12 – adult)

Thursdays, April 10 – May 29, 5:00-7:00pm

Learn to draw the human figure from life – Beginning with quick, gesture sketches, and concluding with completed drawings from long poses. Learn proportions and correct

relationship between the parts of the body, using guides like plumb-lines and negative spaces. Experience the chance to draw many types of figures. Clothed model.

$200  Members
$225  Non-members
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Digital Arts with Photoshop with Joe Morelli (ages 13 – adult)

Thursdays, April 10 – May 15, 6:30-8:30pm

This class presents the fundamentals of Photoshop and beyond. Learn how to navigate the program, manage and manipulate photos, collage, color-correct photos, and more!  Artist and graphic designer, Joe Morelli, will instruct you in the elements of traditional graphic design. You will then combine this knowledge with your new skills in Photoshop to create your own original digital art pieces. Class will run in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner so that beginners, as well as the more experienced students, will be able to keep pace. You will also receive individual direction as you work at your own level on practice exercises or your own project. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers to work on their own projects.

$160  Members
$175  Non-members        

Printing without a Press with Alice Harrison (Ages 16 – adult)

Sunday, April 27, 2:00-5:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon exploring how to make art prints without a press. Draw and ink images on foam boards for transfer; roll ink onto a plate and scrape away the image; carve your own stamp to use with ink. There are a number of wonderful ways to create unique note cards, or any number of paper items. No experience necessary – just come have some fun!

$60  Members
$70  Non-members 
$10  Supply fee