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

Spring Foundation Printmaking

Instructor: Christopher Wallace

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
March 30 – June 15, 2020
Excludes April 20 and May 25, 202o

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.

 

 


Spring Handbuilding Figurative Sculptures and Vessels

Instructor: Mary Kenny

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays,  6:30 – 9 pm
March 30 – June 15, 2020
Excludes April 20 and May 25, 2020

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.

 


Abstract Painting

Instructor: Jenn Wood

Adult/Teen
5 Tuesdays, 11 am – 1:30 pm
March 31 – April 28, 2020

Develop your visual language as you paint to reveal form, color, line and light. Utilizing painting exercises, visual references, photos and/or sketches, you will abstract imagery of organisms, objects, or scenes, either real or imagined. Challenge your style or practice to re-think compositions and explore different ways of painting. Spontaneity, experimentation, and personal content are encouraged. Guidance and critiques are provided. All levels welcome.

To read more about Jenn Wood, please click here.


Spring Spin Control

Instructor: Lauren Levine

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
March 24 – June 2, 2020
Excludes April 21, 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: Spring Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
March 25 – June 3, 2020
Excludes April 22, 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 2

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
March 25  – April 29, 2020
Excludes April 22, 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: Spring Series

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Adult / Teen
10 Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm
March 26 – June 4, 2020
Excludes April 23, 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.


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.

 


Spring Relief Printmaking: Creative Woodcut

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
5 Fridays,  9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Class Dates: 4/17, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

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 Spring schedule for this class is comprised of five double sessions – 4/17, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Questions: contact Julia: julia@juliatalcott.com

 


An Expanded Sculpture Course

Instructor: Nancy Hart

Adult/Teen
5 Tuesdays, 11 am – 1:30 pm
April 28 – May 26, 2020

Join us in expanding your mark’s, thoughts and progress in this sculptural studio class. We will explore and refine your practice with new materials, images and applications. A new method of making will be introduced each week with the intention to allow each participant to broadly interpret. Activities such as cold wax, gold leaf, making pigments with egg tempera, soft and hard edge sculptures, making collage images and more. This course is open to all creative levels. No prior exp. in sculpture or painting is needed in the first class the instructor will provide materials, hereafter you will receive a list to bring to each class. Basic supplies to include in your kit will be: various papers, writing impliments, tape ( scotch and double stick), glue, paint, your choice) cardboard, ( sm.boxes from food) string / line, notebook and objects of your choosing.