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Youth and Family

Family Art Affair

 

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Sunday, January 25: 2 to 5 P.M.
Bring the entire family to the Museum for these special FREE family days, combining music, art activities in the studios, and more! Sunday, January 25: 2 to 5 P.M. View the fabulous ball gowns and costumes worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post in the exhibition Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes, create your own fashion accessories in the studios, enjoy jazz rhythms, and walk the MMFA fashion runway to end an afternoon of fun! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Sunday, February 22: 2 to 4 P.M.
Join us for Jazz Jams and special art making activities in the studios, in connection with the exhibition Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection.

Sunday, March 22: 2 to 4 P.M.
Be inspired by the works of art in the exhibition History Refused to Die: Alabama’s African American Self-Taught Artists in Context, listen to the rhythmic sounds of jazz, and add your own creation to the civil rights community quilt. The completed quilt will be displayed in the Museum.

Early Childhood

Preschool (Ages 2 to 6 with an adult partner)

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Special stories and a simple art activity are presented to help young children connect with art in the Museum galleries in this FREE monthly program. The program will be offered at two different times each date, with a limit of 25 children and their parents each session.

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 and Docents
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M.
Wednesdays: January 14, February 18, March 25

Young Artists (ages 3-5)

Preschoolers, along with their parents, explore beginning drawing, painting, and sculpture in this fun series of classes. Each class emphasizes a basic element of art (line, shape, form, texture, color, and space), art technique, and art medium. Sign up for one class or a series of classes. Classes are limited to 10 children with an adult partner or parent. All supplies are provided.

Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 1:30 to 2:15 P.M.
Thursdays: January 8, 22; February 12, 26; March 12
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $32 members/$48 non-members for the series of five classes

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Working with clay offers an exciting tactile experience for young children. Parents can join in the fun in this beginning ceramics class. Classes are limited to 10 children with an adult partner or parent. All supplies are provided.

Instructor: Meredith Knight

Time: 1:30 to 2:30 P.M.
Tuesdays: January 14, 28; February 4, 18; March 4, 18
Cost: $60 members/ $85 non-members for the 6 classes

Studio Classes

After School Art I (ages 6 to 9) 

Inspired by art in the Museum galleries, students will explore different art techniques, elements of art and principles of design. They use a variety of art materials to create drawings, paintings, ceramics, and sculpture. 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: January 21, 28; February 4,18, 25; March 4,18; April 1, 8, 22, 29; May 6
Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for the series of 12 classes

After School Art II (ages 10 to 14)

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Older students learn to improve their skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture in this informative series of classes. During the series, students explore a variety of art techniques and media in connection with art in the Museum galleries. Projects include mixed-media self-portraits, acrylic paintings on canvas, linoleum block prints, and clay sculptures. 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: January 22, 29; February 5,19, 26; March 5,19; April 2, 9, 23, 30; May 7
Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for the series of 12 classes

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Sculpture Workshop (ages 8 and older)
Celebrate the plans for a sculpture garden at the Museum by creating your own masterpiece, using an incredible assortment of building materials. Finished sculptures will be on view on the Museum’s Pinterest page.

Instructors: George Olsson and Education Staff
Time: 10 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Wednesday: March 25 Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

Download the Studio Flyer to learn more about upcoming classes