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Family Art Affair (all ages welcome)
Let the music move you as you create artwork to take home!  Each date has a specific theme related to Museum exhibitions, so bring the whole family for this FREE fun every time!


Sunday, January 22, from 2 to 4 P.M.
The lunar-inspired exhibition Moonstruck: Works on paper from the MMFA Collection is sure to inspire you in the studio, where the whole family is welcome to create vivid nighttime scenes using various printmaking techniques.

Sunday, February 26, from 2 to 4 P.M.
View the unique collaborative exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts that displays traditional handmade quilts from the collections of both the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Enjoy replicating quilting styles and themes in the studio, using textiles and colorful papers to make your own pattern designs to take home!

Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4 P.M.
Join us for this fun activity inspired by the exhibition Nature, Tradition, Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection, and create decorative vessels from air-dry clay to take home and enjoy!

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 3, 1 to 4 P.M.
Holiday_closeThe Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts invites you to a Saturday afternoon of holiday cheer at the 21st annual Holiday Open House.  Activities include performances by local choral groups, festive studio activities, and carriage rides.  The galleries will be open, as will ARTWORKS.  Be on the lookout for a certain red-suited guest who will listen to all holiday wishes.

There is no charge for Holiday Open House, but we encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or canned goods for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Holiday Open House is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.

First Sunday

Learn more about the artwork in the Museum in these one-hour FREE docent led-tours, held the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.  No Registration required.

December 4, January 8, February 5, and March 5  at 1 P.M.

Homeschool Event

American History Homeschool Event
Friday, March 31, from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M.

The Museum will host its fifth annual event for the local homeschool community, offering interdisciplinary connections through engaging gallery tours and studio activities. Participants will traverse our country’s cultural development as represented in the Museum’s permanent collection, from Colonial and Early American portraiture, to romantic landscapes and simple country scenes as the nation industrialized, to new artistic styles that developed in stride with America’s cosmopolitanization. We welcome the whole family to participate.  Activities will also be offered for preschoolers with their parents.

To register for the homeschool event, call Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org. Please register for this event no later than March 24.

 

Gallery Backpacks

The Gallery Backpacks, designed for elementary students and their families, include imaginative activities to guide young learners through the Museum.  Backpacks can be checked out in
ARTWORKS (with a valid id) from the Educator on duty.

Preschool

(Ages 2 to 5 with an adult partner)

ED.tales.tots2Tales for Tots (ages 2 to 5)
This FREE monthly program helps develop early learning about art fundamentals as participants engage with story books and simple craft activities that related to art on display in the galleries. Two sessions are offered each month to accommodate a maximum of 25 participants per session.

Instructors: Education staff and Docents
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M.
Wednesdays: November 16, and December 14

 

The Art of Baking Puppet Show

April 6 and 7, 2017, 9:30 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.

ED.puppet-bakingChildren will learn that “art is everywhere” from charming animals working in a bakery on stage. The characters demonstrate that their particular differences, talents, and skills allow them to work together in order to make tasty masterpieces. In the course of the show children will also identify shapes, primary colors, cool and warm colors, and patterns used in confections and what it takes to become an artist. The show is for three to six year olds.
The Puppet Show is sponsored by Winifred and Charles Stakely.

Advance reservations are required (taken on a first-come, first-serve basis). 200 seats per show.  Please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 for more information.

Please note: Scheduled visits to ARTWORKS Gallery are not available on Puppet Show dates.

 

Studio Classes

Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media.

 

Holidays in the Studio (ages 6+)

Enjoy the holiday season making festive creations through drawing, printmaking, and mixed-media collaging!  Each class features a new project including holiday cards and winter scenes.  Class size is limited to 16 participants.  All supplies are provided.
Instructor: Museum Education Staff
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 A.M.
Wednesday: December 28; and Thursday: December 29
Cost: $5 members/ $8 non-members for each class

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Young Artists (ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver)

In this introductory class, preschoolers learn about the elements of art through creating with a variety of materials. The instructor will base the projects on art from both the Museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions, and each class delves into multi-step processes to engage students in a range of activities from color mixing and collaging to printmaking and sculpting. Class size is limited to ten children with an adult caregiver. All supplies are provided.
Instructor: Laura Bocquin
Time: 3:45 to 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday: January 10 and 24; February 7 and 21; March 7
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $32 members/$48 non-members for the series of five classes

Clay Creations (ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver)

This exciting class for preschoolers inspired by the Museum exhibition Nature, Tradition, & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection, engages participants in sculpting natural forms in clay. With help from their adult caregivers, participants will enjoy forming clay sculptures that will be fired and glazed; and creating air-dry clay pieces that they will paint with acrylics. Classes are limited to ten children with an adult caregiver. All supplies provided.
Instructor: Donna Pickens
Wednesdays: February 1, 8; March 1, 8, 15
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 P. M.;
Cost: $65 members/$90 nonmembers for the series of five classes

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In this series of classes, students grow as artists while exploring a range of techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking. Through using a variety of materials, participants are encouraged to discover their individual joys in art-making. Regular gallery visits and discussions of works on view also inspire students. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Instructors: Education Staff
Wednesday: January 18 and 25; February 1, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, and 29
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M.
Cost: $85 members/$145 non-members for the series of nine classes

After School Art II (ages 10 to 13)

Older students delve further into art exploration in this series of classes, making impactful connections to art they view in the galleries through group discussion and individualized projects. Activities for this session will include designing with textiles, painting portraits with acrylics, and sculpting with clay. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to ten students.ED.studio.youth.37
Instructors: Education Staff
Thursday: January 19 and 26; February 2, 16, and 23; March 2, 9, 16, and 30
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $85 members/$145 non-members for the series of ten classes

 

 

Exploring Textiles (ages 6 to 13)

In this unique class series, students will learn about traditional quilting patterns and techniques while also experimenting with batiking methods. Participants will engage with the exhibition that is the inspiration for the class, Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, discussing and sketching the quilt patterns they view. In the studio they will put their newfound knowledge to use, creating various artworks to take home, including a batik wall hanging, a paint and textile pattern collage, and a decorative pillow. All supplies provided.
Instructor: Sarah Struby
Saturdays: February 11, 18, and 25; March 4
Time: 1 to 2:30 P.M
Cost: $65 members/$90 nonmembers

 

 

 

 

Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.