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 + Child

Instructor: Lillian Rodriguez

8 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
April 29 – June 17, 2017

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 handbuilding and wheelthrowing 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.

Note: Registration includes child age 8 and under and accompanying adult.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult

Instructor: Lillian Rodriguez

8 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
April 29 – June 17, 2017

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.


Monotypes and More

Instructor: Randy Garber

Adult / Teen
8 Mondays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
April 24 – June 19, 2017
Excludes May 29, 2017

Enjoy this self-expressive medium.  

Explore a variety of processes in printmaking, including viscosity monotype and relief monoprint, in experimental and exciting ways. We will use Akua inks to discover the potential for transparencies and layering. Randy has extensive experience with Akua inks, and highly developed skills in identifying individual needs, skills honed by years of advising students at MassArt.


Spin Control: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
8 Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm
April 24 – June 19, 2017
Excludes May 29, 2017

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.


Bare Essentials: Life Drawing

Instructor: Open, Artist Run

Mondays, 6:15 – 8:45 pm
Weekly, Year-round
Excludes July, August and Monday holidays

Weekly drop-in drawing session

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

Artist may drop-in and pay cash or purchase ticket blocks online.



Contact Earth: Ceramics

Instructor: Annie Buchholz

Adult / Teen
8 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
April 25 – June 13, 2017

For beginner to intermediate students.

Whether you have previous experience or none, students can pursue individual projects with help from the instructor.

Students will learn basics to throwing and trimming on the wheel as well as hand-building construction processes such as coils, slabs, and pinching. There will also be instruction on the variety of decorative and finishing techniques using underglazes and mid range glazes.


Centrifugal Force: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
8 Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
April 26 – June 14, 2017

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.


Mixed Media: Screenprinting, Painting, Collage

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

8 Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm
April 26 – June 14, 2017

Explore your artistic process, develop your creative voice. 

Develop your ideas and images by exploring new techniques and combining them into mixed media pieces. Learn how to screen print and use this versatile printmaking process in combination with painting, collage and drawing. Try different surfaces like paper, cloth, wood panels along with acrylic paint, ink, oil sticks, watercolors and markers. This class will encourage exploration and focus on the artistic process to help students develop their own creative voice. Several group and individual discussions will offer students positive and constructive feedback.

 

Bring your sketch book or start a new one. This class is for all students wishing to learn a new technique, work with different materials or go beyond their comfort zone.


Ceramics By Hand

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

5 Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm
April 27 – May 25, 2017

Try your hand at functional and sculptural ceramics!

Explore hand-building construction processes such as coils, slabs, pinching, and experiment with slump molds. A variety of glazing techniques with be shared in order to achieve desired decorative and finishing techniques using various glazes and resists. This class will cover 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. Studio practices will vary by season, and will cover a variety of materials. Designed to inspire without a huge commitment, this series is a perfect way to test your interests and skills.


Woodcut & Monotype: Finding a Balance

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
8 Fridays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
April 28 – June 16, 2017

Interweave two processes!

Enjoy the excitement of seeing your layered images emerge from your carved woodcut and monotype. Color, composition and texture will all be considered. Emphasis will be on woodcut while simultaneously exploring the many processes possible with all forms of relief, monotype, and monoprint and collage.

The spring schedule for this class will be as follows:

April 28 single class
May 5  double class
May 12 independent work in studio
May 19 independent work in studio
May 26 single class
June 2 double class
June 9 single class
June 16 single class

Questions: contact Julia: julia@juliatalcott.com


Needlefelting: Three Ways

Instructor: Jodi Colella

5 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
May 16 – June 13, 2017

Meditative process, satisfying forms.  

Learn the technique of needlefelting with wool and a barbed needle to create your own wooly sculpture. Be introduced to combining both natural and manmade elements to make everything from organic orbs to dimensional objects. Indulge in the satisfying meditative activity of punching fibers with a needle while learning to mix color, create surface texture, compose and design. Includes learning basic techniques as well as some of my secret inventions for building larger forms, combining with found objects and carving absurdly ordinary objects. Once you start you won’t want to stop!