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

Exploring Mixed Media

Instructor: Vico Fabbris

Adult
5 Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 10 – February 7, 2018

Elements of drawing, painting and collage are introduced in guided exercises. Consider new combinations of figurative or abstract images using visualization, imagination and your own intuition to unlock your inventive thinking. Experiment with combinations of techniques that can be used to create works of art that appear complex, yet easy to produce. All levels of experience welcome.

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.


Centrifugal Force: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 10- March 21, 2018
Excludes February 21, 2018

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.

Artwork credit: Work in image by Kiki Cammarata.


Develop Your Sketchbook: Painting, Drawing, Collage

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 10 – February 7, 2018

This five 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.

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.


Transformations: Experimental Approaches to Relief Printmaking

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
5 Fridays, Bi-weekly, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dates: 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16

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

 


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult & Child

Instructor: Vanessa Norris

10 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
January 13 – March 24, 2018
Excludes February 24, 2018

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.

Note: Registration includes child age 8 and under, and up through grade 2, and accompanying adult.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult

Instructor: Vanessa Norris

10 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
January 13 – March 24, 2018
Excludes February 24, 2018

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.


Printmaking: Deepen Your Groove

Instructor: Randy Garber

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
January 8 – March 26, 2018
Excludes January 15 & February 19, 2018

Tailored to you!

Raising your personal concepts and technical skills to new levels is the focus of this tutorial style class.  Attention to individual needs and desires makes it a very specific, tailored experience.

Exploration of a variety of processes, including relief monoprint, in experimental and exciting ways will push your work and get you thinking “out of the rectangle.” We will use Akua inks to exploit 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
10 Mondays, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
January 8 – March 26, 2018
Excludes January 15 , and February 19, 2018

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.


In Process: Critique Nights

Instructor: Nancy Hart

Adult, Drop-In
Last Tuesdays, Monthly
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
January 30, February 27, and/or March 27
$20, register online or pay when you come.

Join us one evening a month for a drop-in group critique guided by artist and educator, Nancy Hart. Learn how to look at and critique others’ work while Nancy offers her own observations and critique. Share your process and learn another’s while you take part in this insightful monthly evening meet-up.

Bring any of the following materials: images, ideas, works-in-progress, and finished work. Attendees can discuss with Nancy their progress, challenges, and break throughs in their practice and gain feedback from others in attendance. Nancy will guide productive conversation in a supportive and inspired safe space to have a dialogue and and allow artists explore in their practice.

If the first of the month is for showing new work, let the end of the month be the time to reflect on artwork and your artistic practice. Come once, come monthly, come with questions, dialogue or listenings ears. We welcome you to join us.


Contact Earth: Ceramics

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Adult / Teen
5 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
February 6 – March 13, 2018
Excludes February 20, 2018

For beginner to intermediate students.

Students will learn to throw and trim on the wheel and clay construction processes such as coils, slabs, and pinching. Whether you have previous experience or none, students can pursue individual directions with help from the instructor. Learn a variety of decorative and finishing techniques with resists and glazes.


Sampler Series: Ceramics By Hand

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
5 Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm
February 8 – March 15, 2018
Excludes February 22, 2018

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.


Mixed Media: Screenprinting to Painting

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult
5 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
February 13 – March 20, 2018
Excludes February 20, 2018

In this five week class students will develop 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. Bring your sketchbook 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.

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.