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

Spin Control: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 7 – March 25, 2019
Excludes January 21 & February 18, 2019

For beginner to intermediate students

Relax with your hands in the mud, test your strength as you move and shape the clay. 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.


Sampler Series: Silkscreen to Painting

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 7 – February 11,  2019
Excludes January 21, 2019

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.

 


Life Drawing: 5 weeks

Instructor: Open, Artist Run

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 7 – March 25, 2019
Excludes January 21 & February 18, 2019

Hone your figure drawing skills in this open session with a live model. Participating artists choose the poses by consensus. Because sessions include a nude model, participants must be 18 or have signed consent letter from a parent/guardian.

$90/5 sessions to be used during 2019 Winter Session, or $20 drop-in per session.


Life Drawing: 10 weeks

Instructor: Open, Artist Run

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 7 – March 25, 2019
Excludes January 21 & February 18, 2019

Hone your figure drawing skills in this open session with a live model. Participating artists choose the poses by consensus. Because sessions include a nude model, participants must be 18 or have signed consent letter from a parent/guardian.

$180/10 sessions to be used during 2019 Winter Session, or $20 drop-in per session.


Foundation of Printmaking

Instructor: Christopher Wallace

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
January 8 – March 19, 2019
Excludes February 19, 2019

Tailored to you!

In this excitingly experimental and in-depth printmaking class, we will explore various printing processes and techniques. This includes but not limited to Intaglio, relief, monotype and pronto plate. In addition to plate making, we will play with layering, multi-plate, and collaging techniques such as chine collé. By the end of this class, students will gain a deeper understanding of printmaking and all of its wonderful possibilities.

 

 


Experimental Printmaking

Instructor: Stacy Friedman

Adult/Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
January 8 – March 19, 2019
Excludes February 19, 2019

An introduction a number of low-tech and fun printmaking methods. Through in-class demonstrations and personalized instruction, students will learn a variety of techniques. These will include additive, reductive, and stencil monotype, dry point, collagraph, and relief. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with these different printmaking methods while exploring their own imagery.


Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 8 – March 19, 2019
Excludes February 19, 2019

An Introduction to Ceramics!

This class introduce a variety of techniques for making ceramic art. Learn a wide range of techniques for building with slabs, coils and molds, as well as the fundamentals of throwing on the potters wheel. Then experimental to find the perfect glaze for your work!

Student artist credit: Emily Brodrick


Centrifugal Force: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 9 – March 20, 2019
Excludes February 20, 2019

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.


Sampler Series: Develop Your Sketchbook

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 9 – February 6,  2019

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.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 12 – March 23, 2019
Excludes February 23, 2019

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult & Child

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 12 – March 23, 2019
Excludes February 23, 2019

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together and inspire each other.

Note: Registration includes child age 8 and under, up through grade 2, and accompanying adult. Children are not permitted in the studio outside of class time.


Sampler Series: Contact Earth

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Adult / Teen
5 Thursdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
February 7 – March 14, 2019
Excludes February 21, 2019

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. Learn a variety of basics, where you take it from there is up to your artistic vision.

Studio Sampler Series offers five-week classes that introduce topics in studio art. Designed to inspire without a huge commitment, this series is a perfect way to test your interests and skills.

*Includes 15 hours of independent studio time to be used during the 5 week session.