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

All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
April 6 – June 15, 2019
Excludes May 25, 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
April 6 – June 15, 2019
Excludes May 25, 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.


Spin Control: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm
April 1 – June 17, 2019
Excludes April 15 & May 27, 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.


Life Drawing: 5 weeks

Instructor: Open, Artist Run

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
April 1 – June 17, 2019
Excludes April 15 & May 27, 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 Spring Session, or $20 drop-in per session.


Life Drawing: 10 weeks

Instructor: Open, Artist Run

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
April 1 – June 17, 2019
Excludes April 15 & May 27, 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 Spring Session, or $20 drop-in per session.


Experimenting with Watercolors: Materials, Techniques and Ideas

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult
5 Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
April 1 – May 6, 2019
Excludes April 15, 2019

This five weeks class will introduce students to different watercolor paints, papers, brushes and techniques. We will cover different ways of working with the medium such as “wet over wet”, “wet over dry” and will use unexpected materials for creating a wide variety of surprising textures. In addition, we will use masking fluid, stenciling and gouache paints (opaque watercolors) to expend on the basics.
Students will be encouraged to find inspiration in nature, fashion, writings, abstraction and more. This class is for anyone looking to try watercolors for the first time as well as anyone looking to refresh their knowledge and restart their art practice.


Foundation of Printmaking

Instructor: Christopher Wallace

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Excludes April 16, 2019

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.

 

 


Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Excludes April 16, 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
April 3 – June 19, 2019
Excludes April 17 & June 5, 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.


Develop Your Sketchbook

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
April 3 – May 8, 2019
Excludes April 17, 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.


Contact Earth Series

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Adult / Teen
10 Thursdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
April 4 – June 13, 2019
Excludes April 18, 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.


Relief Printmaking: Creative Woodcut

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
5 Fridays, Bi-weekly, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dates: 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7

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

Questions: contact Julia: julia@juliatalcott.com

 


Sampler Series: Intro to Printmaking

Instructor: Stacy Friedman

Adult / Teen
5 Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
May 7 – June 4, 2019
Excludes April 16, 2019

Tailored to you!

This course will introduce 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, drypoint, collagraph, and relief. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with these different printmaking methods while exploring their own imagery.  Students are strongly encouraged experimenting with color, layering, and combining multiple techniques.