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

Summer Series: Spin Control

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
7 Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm
July 23 – September 3, 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.


Summer Series: Centrifugal Force

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
7 Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
July 25 – September 5, 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.

 


Intro to Printmaking

Instructor: Stacy Friedman

Adult / Teen
10 Mondays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
October 1 – December 17, 2018
Excludes October 8 & November 12, 2018

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. I strongly encourage experimenting with color, layering, and combining multiple techniques.

 

 


Spin Control: Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm
October 1 – December 17, 2018
Excludes October 8 & November 12

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.


Art of Printmaking

Instructor: TBD

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
October 2 – December 4, 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.

 


Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

Adult / Teen
10 Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm
October 2 – December 4, 2018

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!


Centrifugal Force

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Wednesdays
October 3 – December 12, 2018
Excludes November 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.

 


Develop Your Sketchbook

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva

Adult/Teen
5 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
October 3 – November 7,  2018

* class is not meeting on October 17

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.


Ceramics: From Kiln to Table

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Adult / Teen
10 Thursdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm
October 4 – December 13, 2018
Excludes November 22, 2018

Tableware focus on cups, mugs, bowls & plates.

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.


Art We See: Sampler Series

Instructor: Nancy Hart

5 Thursdays
10 am – 12 pm
October 4 – November 1, 2018

Inspired by local culture, students will have the opportunity to step into Cambridge museum/galleries and review public art all the while reflecting into their sketchbooks. Students will bring their ideas back into the MMA studios to create their artwork. Then have in class critiques.

Note this class includes gallery visits to: Lunder Arts Center and Harvard Art Museum.


Relief Printmaking

Instructor: Julia Talcott

Adult / Teen
5 Fridays, Bi-weekly, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dates: 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7

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

 


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult & Child

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
October 6 – December 15, 2018
Excludes November 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: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
October 6 – December 15, 2018
Excludes November 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.