Registration is now open for winter/spring 2019 classes at Huntington Museum of Art

January 13, 2019
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Aimee Mallory puts underglaze on a clay clock she made during a pottery class at the Huntington Museum of Art on Monday night.

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art is currently hosting registration for upcoming winter/spring 2019 classes and workshops. Participants can register online at https://www.hmoa.org/education/classes-workshops/ or call 304-529-2701, ext. 311.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, unless class is Saturday KidsArt, an Open Studio or Drop-In style.

For more information, contact Museum Educator George Lanham at 304-529-2701, ext. 311.

Classes offered to adults

Wheel Throwing and Hand Building — Takes place on Mondays starting Feb. 25 lasting until May 20 from 6-8 p.m. The class is 12 sessions with no class scheduled for March 25. Classes will be held in Studios 4 and 5, and taught by Kathleen Kneafsey. Costs for Wheel Throwing and Hand Building classes are $265 for members and $295 for non-members.

All experience levels can join in the class. Participants will have the chance to explore a variety of methods used 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 along with the use of colored slips and glazes. Students will complete their work by experiencing various firing methods, utilizing the electric kilns as well as the gas kiln. First 25 pounds of clay is included in class price. Additional clay is $10/25 pounds

Clay Crash Courses — Begins Tuesday, March 5, and class time is from 6-8 p.m. Throughout four classes, participants can learn about different aspects of ceramics. Each two-hour session is independent, so come to one or come to all. Specific topics will be discussed and demonstrated each night. Taught by Kathleen Kneafsey in Studios 4 and 5, topics covered throughout the classes are:

• March 5: Glazes — Learn to measure, mix and decipher recipes for great glazes.

• March 12: Kilns — See how to load, stack and fire an electric kiln.

• April 2: Surface Decoration — Experience sgraffito, mishima, resists, underglazes, slips and maiolica.

• April 9: Altering Clay — Discover ways to make forms by changing things up.

Register online for all four for only $40 or $15 per session paid at class time.

Basic Watercolor — Begins Tuesday, April 2, and runs until May 28. Classes will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Studio 2. Teaching the class is Lisa Walden and participants can learn simple and basic techniques of watercolor painting. A supply list will be provided at the first class. Cost for the classes are $190 for members and $220 for non-members

Advanced Watercolor — Begins Wednesday, April 3, with nine sessions lasting until May 29. Classes are from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and are taught by Lisa Walden in Studio 2. In each class, students have the chance to work in a creative environment with fellow artists and to share ideas, and explore new and innovative techniques. Costs for classes are $195 for members and $225 for non-members.

Evening Oil Painting — Scheduled for nine sessions starting Thursday, April 4, and lasting until May 30. Classes take place at 7 and will run until 9:30 p.m. The class is open for all skill levels, using oil paint. During this class artists will learn basic brushwork and color mixing while having the opportunity to explore and share techniques with fellow participants. Classes are taught by Lisa Walden in Studio 2, costs are $190 for members and $220 for non-members.

Drawing Basics — Classes begin Saturday, Feb. 9, and runs for five sessions until March 9. During this drawing class, participants will gain experience in pencil, charcoal and conte crayon while learning the basics of drawing. Working from life primarily, classes offer the chance to 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 the basic skills for drawing.

Each class begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m., and are taught Brandy Jefferys. Cost for drawing classes are $100 for members and $130 for non-members. Figure Drawing — Six session classes are scheduled for every fourth Tuesday, starting Jan. 22 and lasting until June. Dates for classes are: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 23 and June 25. Each class begins at 6 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m. in Studio 1. Classes are taught by Brandy Jefferys and are designed to help students learn line, shadow, form, shape, tone and balance within drawing 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.

There is no need to register for this drop-in class. Just show up and enjoy drawing with other artists. There will be a monitor on hand to guide the class. Bring your own materials: pencil, charcoal, pastels, paper. Costs are $10 per session, model fee is included.

Basic Photographic Techniques — This class is designed for participants 18 years or older. 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 35 mm or digital cameras.

There will be six sessions offered for this class taught by Larry Rees. Classes begin Wednesday, March 6, and run until April 10. These are evening classes lasting from 6 until 8 p.m. Cost for classes are $110 for members and $140 for non-members.

Intermediate/Advanced Photographic Techniques — Students must be 18 years or older as a quick review of camera operations and camera controls will enable participants to explore the use of filters for color and black and white — including how to make filters. Working with and without shadows and reflections will be explored, as well as use of studio lighting and posing techniques. These classes start Thursday, Feb. 28, and last six sessions until April 4. This evening class is taught by Larry Rees in Studio 3 and runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Costs are $110 for members and $140 for non-members.

The Huntington Museum of Art is hosting open studio times where artists can utilize the museum’s facilities and equipment. These times take place Wednesday, starting Feb. 22 lasting May 22, and is monitored by Kathleen Kneafsey. There is no open class for March 27.

Another open studio session will begin on Thursday, Feb. 28 and last until May 23, monitored by George Lanham. There are no open studios for March 7 and March 28. Each open session is two hours long starting from 6 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m, and are hosted in Studios 4 and 5.

With monitor Blake Stephens, an additional open studio class is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, and runs until March 20. This class is also evening session lasting from 6-8 p.m. and is held in Studio 2

Cost for using open studio times are $10 per class. Clay can be purchased from the Museum for $10/25 lbs.

Classes offered for children and teens

Creativity with Clay — Open to middle and high school students, is scheduled for four sessions starting Sunday, Feb. 24, lasting until March 24. There will be no class on March 10. Sessions are taught by Kathleen Kneafsey in Studio 4 and allows students to learn all the methods of hand building, as well as how to throw on the potter’s wheel. Classes are from 2 until 4 p.m. and cost $80 for members and $110 for non-members. All materials included in price.

Drawing Basics for Teens — Open to middle and high school students. Five sessions are scheduled for this class starting Saturday, Feb 9, lasting until March 9. Classes are in Studio 3 and will be taught by Brandy Jefferys from 2 until 3:30 p.m. The class is designed to give young artists the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of drawing from observation and explore techniques involving line, shape, light and shadow. Classes cost $85 for members and $115 for non-members.

Saturday KidsArt — Takes place every Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. in Studio 1. The program provides an afternoon of exploration, enrichment and experimentation in the arts to children in grades K–5. The program is free thanks to the sponsorship of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information on upcoming classes and events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701. The Huntington Museum of Art is fully accessible.

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