Adult Studio Art
Studio Art office 973.971.3740
Studio Art email [email protected]
Acrylic Painting with Francesca Pelaggi
9 Mondays, September 26 – November 28 (No class October 10), 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Learn fundamental elements of composition, including abstract form, light and shadow, blocking in of color, and value accuracy while using acrylic paint. Learn to work wet in wet as well as glazing techniques to build up a finished painting. Demonstrations will be given as well as individual attention to all students. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Museum member $200, non-member $225, supply list
Pastel Painting with Francesca Pelaggi
10 Tuesdays, September 27 – November 29, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Pastel is an exciting medium with seductive color and relatively quick results. Learn to achieve various values, tones and textures in still life and landscapes. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance! Demonstrations will be given as well as individual attention to all students. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Museum member $220, non-member $245, supply list
Watercolor Painting with Peggy Dressel
6 Thursdays, October 6 – November 17 (No class November 10), 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Work on a variety of subject matter at your own level with an established watercolorist and illustrator. Color theory, value, how to mix paint and basic watercolor techniques will be covered. A demonstration will be given at each class. Drawing skills are not required. Subject matter changes each session.
Museum member $135, non-member $150, supply list
Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurie Harden
9 Fridays, October 7 – December 16 (No class November 11 and November 25), 12:00 – 2:00PM
Learn the fundamentals of drawing a variety of subject matter, focusing on the formal elements of line, shape, tone, form, space, and depth. Draw the Morris Museum building interiors to study lines and perspective. Practice with still-life to render the look of 3-D through value and shadow. Draw from life the last 2 weeks observing a live model. There will be a short demonstration in every class as well as individual attention to all students. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Museum member $215, non-member $240, supply list
Figure Drawing with Laurie Harden
8 Sundays, October 2 – December 4 (No class October 9 and Oct 23), 12:00 – 2:00PM
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. This class is for beginners as well as the more experienced student who wishes to continue the “practice” and challenge of figure drawing. Clothed model.
Museum member $240, non-member $260, supply list
Glass on Glass – 2 Day Mosaic Workshop with Eleanor Parr-DiLeo
Day 1: Saturday, Oct 8, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Day 2: Sunday, Oct 9, 12:00 – 3:00PM
Discover the joys of mosaic design in this two-part workshop. Create a beautiful outdoor sun catcher for your garden. Learn the basics of cutting techniques, placing stained glass, gluing and grouting as you create an 8 x 10 inch framed piece. No art or mosaic experience necessary.
Museum member $90, non-member $100, supply fee $25 to instructor
An Evening Out: Paint & Sip with Guest Artist
Thursday, October 13, 6:00 – 8:30PM
Back by popular demand! Spend a pleasant evening at the Morris Museum in an enjoyable “paint and sip” class! Sign up with friends, bring a bottle of wine or other favorite beverage, some snacks, and unleash your inner painter. Our guest artist will lead you step-by-step through the basics of the acrylic medium, as you create your own version of the evening’s featured painting. Have fun learning painting techniques and principles in a relaxing, stress-free environment, sipping some wine, nibbling on snacks, and going home with a beautiful painting! We will provide the materials, wine glasses, napkins and plates. You provide your favorite libation and snacks. No painting experience necessary, but you must be at least 21 years of age.
Museum member $50, non-member $55
Acrylic Painting Techniques with Francesca Pelaggi
Saturday, November 19, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Students will be able to choose from their own landscape photos. Fundamental elements of composition, abstract form, light and shadow, blocking in of color, value accuracy, etc. will be covered. Learn to work wet in wet as well as glazing techniques to build up a finished painting. Join us for a day of art and good conversation. Coffee and snacks will be provided. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Museum member $90, non-member $100, short supply list
Pastel Still Life Techniques with Francesca Pelaggi
Sunday, December 11, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Pastel is an exciting medium with rich, beautiful color and relatively quick results. Work from still life displays with various subject matter. Learn new techniques or improve on what you already know. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance! Join us for a day of art and good conversation. Coffee and snacks will be provided. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Museum member $90, non-member $100, supply list