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HMA Accepting Registrations for Spring 2022 Classes

The Huntington Museum of Art is accepting registrations for Spring 2022 classes. Out of an abundance of caution for participants and staff, masking is required during all classes on the Museum’s campus. For more information, call (304) 529-2701.

Here are the classes being offered:

Intro to Printmaking: Relief Workshop with Sa-Rai Robinette

Wednesdays, April 20 - May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. (6 sessions)
$160 members; $190 non-members

This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive introduction and exploration of the relief printmaking process. In this workshop, you will learn the necessary skills and techniques to create high-quality relief art prints from your own hand carved illustrations and designs. All skill levels are welcome to register for this class. All materials are provided.


Gardening for Pollinators Presentation 

May 28, 2022, at 10 a.m.

In this presentation, Dr. Mike Beck, Huntington Museum of Art conservatory director, will discuss how to make your yard a haven for our native pollinators, especially our native bees.  He will present information on the importance of pollinators; how to select plants to attract pollinators; and several ways to provide for the non-flower needs of pollinators.

If you are interested in acquiring five plants selected by Dr. Mike to start your garden, then there is a $40 registration fee; otherwise, there is no charge for attending this PowerPoint presentation and no registration is required.  Plants will be available for the first 12 registrants. The PowerPoint presentation will take place in HMA’s Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium beginning at 10 a.m. on May 28, 2022.




Tuesdays, March 1 — April 5 (6 sessions)
6 - 8 p.m.
Studio 3
$120 members; $150 Non-members

This intensive workshop will cover a broad range of valuable information for photographers: how to use your equipment, composition/lighting/presentation, and traditional darkroom/digital darkroom/macro photo. Also included will be brief lectures and off-site field trips. Participants can use either 35mm or digital cameras.


Wednesdays, March 2 — April 6 (6 sessions)
6 - 8 p.m.
Studio 3
$120 members; $150 Non-members

Building on Skills learned in Basic Photography, this class will further develop your abilities as a photographer enabling you to achieve the photo you want. Participants must have completed Basic Photography Techniques to take part in this Intermediate class.


Thursdays, March 3 — April 7 (6 sessions)
6 - 8 p.m.
Studio 3
$120 members; $150 Non-members

A quick review of camera operations and camera controls will enable participants to explore the use of filters for color and black & white, including how to make filters. Working with and without shadows and reflections will be explored, as well as the use of studio lighting and posing techniques. Participants must have completed Intermediate or Advanced Photographic Techniques to take part in the Advanced class.

Painting with Lisa Walden

WATERCOLOR for all skill levels (18 YEARS OR OLDER)

Wednesdays, March 30 — June 1 (Skipping April 20) (9 sessions)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Studio 2
$195 members; $225 non-members

All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced watercolorists. Participants will have the opportunity to work in a creative environment with fellow artists. Experimentation and practice will yield amazing and exciting results as your images emerge on paper. Just bring yourself and eager anticipation. The class provides the opportunity to share ideas and explore new and innovative techniques.

EVENING OIL PAINTING for all skill levels (18 YEARS OR OLDER)

This class is full. We cannot accept any additional registrations for this class.

Thursdays, March 31 – June 2 (Skipping April 21) (9 sessions)
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$190 members; $220 non-members

This class is open for all skill levels, using oil paint. This class is scheduled in the evenings for the busy professional or stay-at-home parent who needs an evening to be creative. During this class you will learn basic brushwork and color mixing while having the opportunity to explore and share techniques with fellow participants. A supply list will be provided at the first class.


Drawing with Brandy Jefferys


Saturdays, March 5 – April 2 (5 sessions)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Studio 3

$100 members; $130 Non-members


Saturdays, March 5-April 2 (5 sessions) 
2-3:30 p.m. 
Studio 3

$85 Members; $115 Non-members 
During this drawing class, participants will gain experience in pencil, charcoal and other materials while learning the basics of drawing. Working from life primarily, participants will explore line, shape, contrast, volume, and shading from several different still life set-ups. Through close observation, participants will learn how to see and how to draw and can expect to come away from this class with basic skills for drawing.


Because of unforeseen circumstances, the Figure Drawing class will not take place on May 10 and June 14.

Every 2nd Tuesday, February 2022 - June 2022 (Figure Drawing will not take place on May 10 and June 14.)
6 - 8:30 pm
Studio 3

$10 per session, nude model fee included.

Line, shadow, form, shape, tone, balance— it’s all there in the human figure. Throughout history, artists have drawn from a model. This practice not only builds valuable eye/hand coordination but helps to hone skills in observation. Join fellow artists for an evening in the studio drawing from life. There is no need to register for this drop-in class. Just show up and enjoy drawing with other artists. Monitor Brandy Jefferys will be on hand to guide the class. Bring your own materials: pencil, charcoal, pastels, paper.



This class is full. We are sorry that we cannot accept any additional registrations for this class.

Mondays, Feb. 28 - May 23 (Skipping March 21 for spring break) (12 sessions)
6 - 8  p.m. with Kathleen Kneafsey
Studios 4 and 5
$265 Members; $295 Non-members

All levels are welcome, as participants will have the chance to explore a wide variety of methods to create both functional as well as sculptural ceramic pieces. New techniques will be demonstrated each week to introduce and improve skills using the potter’s wheel, extruder, slab roller and various hand-building methods. Surface decoration and glazing techniques will also be explored with the use of colored slips and glazes. Students will complete their work through an introduction to a variety of firing processes, utilizing the electric kilns as well as the gas kiln. The class price includes the first 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay is $10 per 25-pound bag.


Sundays, Feb. 13 – March 6 (4 sessions) 
2-4 p.m. with Kathleen Kneafsey 
Studios 4 and 5 
$90 Members; $120 Non-members 

Students will learn all the methods of hand building, as well as how to throw on a potter’s wheel. Throughout this 4-session class there will be many opportunities for building skills in clay and self-expression through making and decorating unique creations. All materials are included. 

Cone 10 Reduction SPECIAL TOPIC - intermediate level*

Wednesdays, March 2-April 13 (Skipping March 23 for spring break) (6 sessions)
*Must have taken Beginning Hand and Wheel prior to register for this class
6-8 p.m. with Kathleen Kneafsey
Studios 4 & 5
$135 Members; $165 Non-members

This special topic workshop will give ceramic artists an opportunity to explore surface found through cone 10 reduction firing, in the studio’s new gas reduction kiln. A selection of high-fire glazes from our studio will be available, no outside glaze will be permitted. Participants must have taken the Beginning Ceramics prior to enrolling in the class.


Thursdays, March 3-May 12 (Skipping March 17)
(10 sessions)
6-8 p.m. with monitor George Lanham
Studios 4 & 5
$10 per evening

Open Studio is a drop-in, pay-per-session opportunity allowing artists to have access to the Museum’s clay studio. Pottery wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, and lots of space are available for clay artists. There is no official instruction with Open Studio. Artists work on their own. Clay is $10 for 25 lbs.


The Huntington Museum of Art takes the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff seriously and we appreciate your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. Should you have any questions, you may contact Museum Educator George Lanham by email at [email protected].