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

Printmaking: Deepen Your Groove

Instructor: Randy Garber

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
October 2 – December 11, 2017
Excludes October 9, 2017

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 – 8:30 pm
October 2 – December 11, 2017
Excludes October 9, 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.


Experimental Monotype

Instructor: Ann Forbush

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
October 3 – December 5, 2017

Develop new ways of creating prints. 

We will explore a variety of monotype techniques including stencils, resists, carborundum, stamps and transfer prints to create layers of luminous color. Class will begin with a demonstration or thematic discussion to be explored based on artist interests.

All levels of printmaking experience welcome.


Contact Earth: Ceramics

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
October  3 – December 5, 2017

For beginner to intermediate students.

Students will learn to throw and trim on the wheel as well as 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. There will be instruction on a variety of decorative and finishing techniques with resists and glazes.


Exploring Watercolor

Instructor: Vico Fabbris

Adult / Teen
5 Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm
October 4 – November 1, 2017

Elements of painting are introduced in guided exercises. Using the transparency of watercolor pigments, explore color mixing and layering along with brush techniques and washes. Experiment with 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 watercolor 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.


Mixed Media: Screenprinting, Painting, Collage

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm
October 4 – December 13, 2017
Excludes November 22, 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.


Centrifugal Force: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
October 4 – December 13, 2017
Excludes November 22, 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.


Ceramics By Hand

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm
October 5 – December 15, 2017
Excludes November 23, 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.


Woodcut & Monotype: Finding a Balance

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
10 Fridays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
September 29 – December 16, 2017
Excludes November 10 & 24, 2017
*Class sessions schedule may vary.

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 fall schedule for this class may vary by week and may be comprised of single or double classes.

Questions: contact Julia: julia@juliatalcott.com


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult & Child

Instructor: Vanessa Norris

10 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
September 30 – December 16, 2017
Excludes November 11 & 25, 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 up through grade 2, and accompanying adult.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult

Instructor: Vanessa Norris

10 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
September 30 – December 16, 2017
Excludes November 11 & 25, 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.