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Museum Making Connections. Huntington Museum of Art.

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HMA Accepting Registrations for Spring 2023 Classes

The Huntington Museum of Art is accepting registrations for Spring 2023 classes. Out of an abundance of caution for participants and staff, masking is recommended during all classes on the Museum’s campus. For more information, call (304) 529-2701.

Here are the classes being offered:

Ceramics with Kathleen Kneafsey - Studios 4 & 5

Beginning Hand and Wheel

Mondays, Feb. 27 – May 22, 6-8 p.m.
12 sessions (Skipping March 20 for spring break)
$275, members; $305, non-members

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 utilizing the electric kilns. The class price includes the first 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay is $10 per 25-pound bag.

Intermediate Hand and Wheel

Wednesdays, March 1 – May 24, 6-8 p.m.
12 sessions (Skipping March 22 for spring break)
$275, members; $305, non-members

Intermediate ceramics class is for participants who feel they need a little more instruction beyond Beginning Hand and Wheel. Intermediate Hand and Wheel will explore advanced forms and decorating techniques in a studio setting. 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 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.

Open Studio

Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 6-8 p.m.
12 sessions (Skipping March 23 for spring break)
Monitor: George Lanham

$10 per session; no registration required

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.

Creativity with Clay for Teens

Sundays, February 12 – March 5, 2-4 p.m.
4 sessions
$90, members; $120, non-members

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

Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind Ceramics

Wednesdays, April 5 – May 10, 1-3 p.m.
6 sessions

A partnership with the Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind providing tactile creative experiences for adults with vision impairment or blindness. To enroll please contact the Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind at (304) 522-6991.

Painting with Lisa Walden - Studio 2

Watercolor Painting

Wednesdays, April 19 – June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8 sessions
$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. The instructor will review materials needed the first day of class.

Evening Oil Painting

Thursdays, April 20 – June 8, 7-9:30 p.m.
8 sessions
$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. The instructor will review materials needed the first evening of class.

Drawing with Sophia Celdran - Studio 3

Drawing for Adults

Saturdays, April 1 – 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
5 sessions
$100, members; $130, Non-members

Drawing for Teens

Saturdays, April 1 – 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
5 sessions
$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.

Figure Drawing (18 Years or Older)

Every 2nd Tuesday, February – June
Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, and June 13
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$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 Sophia Celdran will be on hand to guide the class. Bring your own materials: pencil, charcoal, pastels, paper.

Photography with Larry Rees - Studio 3

Basic Photography

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11 from 6-8 p.m.
6 sessions
$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.

Intermediate Photography

Wednesdays, March 8 – April 12 from 6-8 p.m.
6 sessions
$120, members; $150, non-members

Expanding the 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 to take part in this Intermediate class.

Advanced Photography

Thursdays, March 9 – April 13 from 6 -8 p.m.
6 sessions
$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 Photography to take part in the Advanced class.

Printmaking with Sa-Rai Robinette - Studio 2

Screen Printing Basics

Monday, April 24 – June 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
7 sessions
$160, members; $190, non-members

This workshop will provide participants with an introduction or continuation of knowledge on the art and history of Screen Printing. You will learn how to create your design, prepare your screen, and print with water-based inks on paper, fabric, or other surfaces if you so choose. In this workshop, you will learn a low-cost and low-tech method to produce high-quality hand-drawn prints that you can use beyond this workshop in the comfort of your own home. All skill levels are welcome to register for this class. All materials are provided.

Printmaking Open Studio

Mondays, March 6 through April 10, 2023, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
6 sessions

Printmaking Open Studio welcomes artists to work on their own, utilizing the Museum’s facilities and equipment in a studio setting. Participants must bring their own materials such as paper and ink. Relief cutting-tools, brayers, spatulas, press, and other basic tools are available for use.

$10 per session; no registration required.

Saturday KidsArt with Miss Kaitlin and Mrs. Charity - Studio 1

SKA

Every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Saturday KidsArt is a fun-filled program that provides an afternoon of exploration, enrichment, and experimentation in the arts for children in grades K-5. This program is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.

 

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].