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Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

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Youth and Family

Family Art Affair













Bring the entire family to these free fun events and enjoy music, art activities in the studios, and wonderful artwork in the galleries! All ages are welcome!

Sunday, September 21, 2014: 2 to 4 P.M.
Bring the entire family to this FREE fun event, and enjoy a jazz combo, art activities in the studios, and wonderful art work in the galleries! Museum exhibition connection: Origins: The First Twenty-Five Years of the MMFA Collection

Sunday, October 26: 2- 5 P.M.
View a special exhibition of African art in the Museum galleries, see artists demonstrate wood carving, printmaking, and jewelry making, “jive” with the rhythm and sounds of jazz, make animal masks & stamped Adinkra designs in the studios, and enjoy the BTW Dance Theatre’s energizing performance to end an afternoon of fun.

Sunday, November 16: 2 – 4 P.M.
Jazz jams and art making activities in the studios, in connection with the exhibition Manifest Destiny.

Early Childhood

Preschool (Ages 2 to 6 with an adult partner)

ED.tales.tots2Tales for Tots (ages 2 & older)

This free program for young children and their families combines storytelling, books, and simple art activities in the Museum. Due to the popularity of this program, Tales for Tots will be offered at two different times each date, with a limit of 25 children and their parents each time.

Instructors: Museum Education staff
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M.
Wednesdays: August 13, September 17, October 15, November 12, and December 10

ED.fam.53Art Start (ages 3 – 5)

This series of classes offers a wide assortment of enjoyable parent/child activities. Explore beginning drawing, painting, and sculpture in playful, age – appropriate classes. Sign up for individual lessons or for the whole series!

Instructor: Museum Education Staff
Time: 2:30 to 3:15 PM
Thursdays: July 31; August 14, 28; September 11, 25
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $40 members/$60 non-members for the series of six classes

Young Artists (ages 3-5)

Give your preschooler a head start with eye-hand coordination in this fun art experience! Each class explores creative drawing, painting and sculpture, using a variety of art materials. Sign up for one class or the entire series. Classes are limited to 10 children with an adult partner or parent.

Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 1:30 to 2:15 P.M.
Thursdays: October 16, 30; November 6, 20; December 4
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $32 members/$48 non-members for the series of five classes Clay (ages 3 to 6)

Enjoy the tactile experience of working in clay with your preschooler, and make gifts for the season! Students will finish the projects by painting, glazing, and decorating.

Instructor: TBA
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 P.M.
Tuesdays: November 4, 18; December 2, 9


Sizzling Summer Art Studios (ages 6 to 13)

Create a different art project each day, in connection with art on view in the Museum. Explore a variety of art media including painting with tempera, watercolors, and acrylics; collage, printmaking, modeling with clay, and more! Download a complete listing of studio classes.

Instructors: Donna Pickens and Museum Education staff
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 P.M.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: July 8 and 10; July 29 and 31
Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members for each class
$15 members/$30 non-members for the series of four classes

After School Art I (ages 6 to 9)

Every Wednesday afternoon, students explore different elements of art and principles of design, and drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture techniques, based on art in the museum in this fun-filled series. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students.

Instructors: Donna Pickens and Museum Education staff
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M.
Wednesdays: September 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 12, 19; December 3, 10
Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for the series of 10 classes

After School Art II (ages 10 to 13)

These weekly classes are designed to help older students improve their skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, with projects related to works of art in the Museum galleries. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Instructors: Donna Pickens and Museum Education staff
Time: 4 to 5 P.M.
Thursdays: September 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 13, 20; December 4, 11
Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for the series of 10 classes

Holidays in the Studio (ages 6 and older)

Make art projects with a holiday theme in the studio and create unique gifts! A different project will be featured each time. Class size is limited to 20 students. All supplies are provided.

Instructors: Education Staff
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 A.M. and 2 – 3 P.M.
Tuesday, December 23
Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members for each class

Summer Art Camps

(ages 6 to 13)

Weeklong. Half-day or all-day 

ED_artcamp242These fun-filled camps offer small group lessons in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. Each camp offers different themes, art activities, and techniques, so students are encouraged to sign up for more than one week! Famous works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection will inspire projects, and students will explore many different media, such as clay modeling, mixed media sculpture, acrylic painting, watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, pen & ink, printmaking, etc. Camps end with an art show for artists’ families on Friday at 4 P.M. Camp fee includes snacks and all materials used in the art making. The camps are designed for working parents in mind, as extended hours are offered.

June 9 – 13 Dynamic Dimensions (form & space)

July 14 – 18 Animals A to Z (line & shape)

July 21 – 25 Summer Landscapes (color & value) The A.M. session is full for this camp. There is space in the P.M. session from 1 to 4:30 P.M.

Aug. 4 – 8 Sensational Still Life (texture & pattern)

Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for each half-day camp
$190 members/$250 non-members for full-day camp
Early drop-off (7:45 A.M. at earliest) and late pickup (5:30 at latest) are available for an additional $50. Full day students MUST bring their own lunch.

Note: Camps are FULL. We are no longer taking registrations. If you would like to be added to the reservation list, call 334.240.4365.