Adult / Teen Class Descriptions

Up your game. Challenge yourself.

Maud Morgan Arts welcomes all to engage with art. No matter the age or skill level, all receive the very highest level of instruction.

The faculty at Maud Morgan Arts is drawn from the best professional artist/educators in the Boston area. They are exceptional teachers and recognized in their fields.

Programs

Foundation of Color Theory: Printmaking

Instructor: Christopher Wallace

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
January 6 – March 23, 2020
Excludes January 20 and February 17, 2020

Dive into the deepest depths of the world of color in its science, history and application.

Through a series of projects you will investigate color interaction and learn the fundamentals of it theory. Emphasis will be on mixing and students will learn to work limited palette of colors in acrylic, watercolor, and ink. This course is designed for artists of all levels.

 

 


Winter Handbuilding Figurative Sculptures and Vessels

Instructor: Mary Kenny

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays,  6:30 – 9 pm
January 6 – March 23, 2020
Excludes January 20 and February 17, 2019

An Introduction to Sculptural Ceramics!

In this class you’ll have fun while learning various handbuilding techniques to create figurative sculptures or functional pieces of people and animals. We will study some anatomy and proportions and how positioning, gesture and emotion can be conveyed with coils, slabs and solid clay. Bring a sketchbook and something to draw with.

Please note this class includes 30 hours of independent studio time to be used during the class session.

 


Figure & Print

Instructor: Ian Prishwalko

6 Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 6 – February 24, 2020
Excludes January 20 and February 17, 2020

Figure and print is a six week course where individuals will be able to collect source images for prints, as well as create plates in direct observation of a live model. One week will be spent drawing from a model, the next in the print studio, switching back and forth throughout the session. Printing processes will include monotype, intaglio, and collagraphy.

Fees include all materials, and a live model.

 

 


Spin Control

Instructor: Lauren Levine

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 7 – March 17, 2020
Excludes February 18, 2020

For beginner to intermediate students. This class covers all the fundamentals of learning to use a potters wheel, and will introduce a variety of techniques for making ceramic art. Our studio is intimate enough to allow us to address each potter’s needs at their own level as we move to more sophisticated ceramic and glazing techniques.

Please note this class includes 30 hours of independent studio time to be used during the class session.


Centrifugal Force: Winter Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 8 – March 18, 2020
Excludes February 19, 2020

For intermediate to advanced students. Establish your voice and style. This class will offer participants personalized instruction to develop their skills creating artwork in clay. We will provide inspiration, information and encouragement for our artists to establish a voice and style for their ceramic work. Experienced students will benefit from advanced demonstrations.

Please note this class includes 30 hours of independent studio time to be used during the class session.


Develop Your Sketchbook: Session 1

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 8  – February 5, 2020

This 5 week class will focus on exploring variety of materials from micron pens, markers, watercolor, acrylic paints and collage. Each week will focus on a different exercise that will allow students to enjoy the process of art making while working with color, line, shapes and found images. Students are encouraged to work in their sketchbooks to create vibrant, “messy” and experimental spreads without the pressure of creating a “finished “piece.  At the end of the class each student will have a visual diary of ideas to take to the next level.


Contact Earth: Winter Series

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Adult / Teen
10 Thursdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 9 – March 19, 2020
Excludes February 20, 2020

All levels welcomed. Shape a lump of clay to an elegant form using the wheel, or construct your artwork using hand-building processes such as coils, slabs, pinching. Our studio is intimate enough to allow us to address each potter’s needs at their own level as we move to more sophisticated ceramic and glazing techniques. Build up you ceramics skills, where you take it from there is up to your artistic vision.


Winter Relief Printmaking: Creative Woodcut

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
5 Fridays,  9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28

Interweave processes!

Experiment with layered images as they emerge from your carved block. Color, composition and texture will all be considered as you explore all the ways relief printmaking can challenge your process. Combine many blocks or work reductively from one; rotate blocks and utilize stencils to hide and reveal layers in your work.

The winter schedule for this class is comprised of five double sessions, every other week.

Questions: contact Julia: julia@juliatalcott.com

 


Color Impression: Winter Printmaking

Instructor: Cicely Carew

Adult / Teen
5 Wednesdays, 10am – 12:30pm
February 26 – March 25, 2020

Jump into this five week class and experiment with mixing colors and layered shapes with award winning artist, Cicely Carew. Processes will be demonstrated including multiple plate printing with color overlays.

 

 


Artists’ Critique & Conversation

Instructor: Liza Bingham

Adult/Teen
5 Thursdays, 10:30 am- 12 pm
March 5  – April 2, 2020

This class is intended for artists who are working on their own but crave feedback and community. Critique is offered on both works-in-progress or completed work, with both teacher and peer feedback. Proactive discussion about constructive criticism is included to create an environment for sharing, risk- taking, and dialogue. We start with an array of concerns around an individual’s choice of materials and technique , compositional decisions, and content and subject matter in a given work. As we go on we will  tackle broader issues such locating your art historical “tribe”, and teasing out in what particular way is your work contemporary?  Come join in to gain insight about your work from a group of supportive practitioners.

Develop Your Sketchbook: Session 2

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
March 11  – April 8, 2020

This 5 week class will focus on exploring variety of materials from micron pens, markers, watercolor, acrylic paints and collage. Each week will focus on a different exercise that will allow students to enjoy the process of art making while working with color, line, shapes and found images. Students are encouraged to work in their sketchbooks to create vibrant, “messy” and experimental spreads without the pressure of creating a “finished “piece.  At the end of the class each student will have a visual diary of ideas to take to the next level.


Silkscreen Shop

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Saturdays, 10am – 12 pm
March 21- April 11,  2020

In this 5-week class students will have the opportunity to create 2 to 3 screens using the photo emulsion process and utilize the screens in making paintings.  Students will be encouraged to work on paper and wood panels using Speedball Acrylic inks. This versatile printmaking process allows for creating variety of images that can be easily combined with painting.  Bring ideas and see how they can be transformed and enriched by the screen printing process.