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Youth and Family

Early Childhood

Preschool (Ages 2 to 6 with an adult partner)

ED_preschool_tales_13Tales for Tots
This free program offers young children and their families special stories and simple arts and crafts activities, related to works of art in the Museum galleries. A different work of art and story is presented each month.
Instructor: Museum staff and Docents
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M.
Wednesday:  March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18

Art Start (ages 3 – 6, with an adult partner)
Young artists, along with their parents, explore drawing, painting, working with clay and other art materials in this fun series of classes. Sign up for one class or the entire series!

Instructors: Gloria Simons (painting & mixed media);
        Margaret Barber (clay)
Time: 1:30 to 2:15 P.M.
Thursdays: April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 22, 29
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class
$40 members/$60 non-members for the series of six

 Studio Classes

Download the Studio Flyer for Spring 2014

Children and youth (ages 6 to 13)

Fused Glass Fun (Ages 9 and older with an adult partner)
Create one-of-a-kind jewelry and picture frames, just in time for Mother’s Day! All glass working tools and supplies are provided. Class is limited to 12 participants.

*Youth ages 9 and older can attend this workshop when accompanied by an adult partner. 

Instructor: Jo Taylor
Time: 3 to 4:30 P.M.
Sundays: April 13 & 27
Cost: $75 members/$100 non-members for the two-day workshop

Sizzling Summer Studios
Join us in the studio to create a different art project each day. Explore a variety of art media, including painting with tempera and watercolors, collage, printing and more!

Instructors: Education Staff
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Thursday: June 3 and 5
Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members for each class
          $8 members/$15 non-members for the series of two classes

Summer Art Camps (ages 6 to 13)

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Weeklong. Half-day or all-day 

These 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. Camps are limited to 20 students and fill up quickly, so enroll today!

Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1 to 4:30 P.M.

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.

After School Art I (ages 6 to 8)

ED_studioyouth202Students explore a different art technique, element of art, or principle of design, related to art in the Museum in this weekly class. With an emphasis on drawing and painting, a wide variety of art media will be explored during the series of 12 classes, such as oil and chalk pastels, colored pencils, and markers as well as acrylic, tempera and watercolor paint. Three-dimensional projects, using clay and papier-mâché, will also be included in the series. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Instructors: Donna Pickens, Assistant Curator of Education and Education Staff
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M.
Wednesday: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 19, 26; March 5, 19; April 2, 16, 23,
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Cost: $125 members/$185 non-members for the series of 12 classes

After School Art II (ages 9 to 12)
ED_studio_youth603Studying paintings, prints, and sculptures in the Museum by well-known artists, students will learn to improve their own artwork with more advanced art techniques and principles of design in this weekly class. Lessons include a variety of art materials: sculpting with clay and mixed-media; painting with acrylics and watercolors; drawing with charcoal, oil and chalk pastels; monotype and linoleum block printing. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students.
Instructors: Donna Pickens, Assistant Curator of Education and Education Staff
Time: 4 to 5 P.M.
Thursday: January 16, 23; February 6, 20, 27; March 6, 20; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8
Cost: $125 members/$185 non-members for the series of 12 classes

FLIMP Chalk Art

FLIMP Chalk Art Competition
May 2 and 3, 2014

EV.flimp.chalk.13.84The drawing times for the FLIMP Chalk Art Competition will be Friday May 2, from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.. and the morning of Saturday, May 3, from 8 to 10 A.M., before the Festival begins. Chalk artists create inspired works of art in the Museum’s parking spaces, and the MMFA provides materials to all who register on time. During the FLIMP Festival, visitors enjoy the vivid chalk drawings in the parking lot gallery, and local celebrities judge the winners.

Theme: This year’s chalk theme is  the “Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.” Works featuring the theme will also have a chance to win the ”Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts” theme judging category.

Composition Size:
One 6-foot by 6-foot square of the Museum’s parking lot
The Museum will provide corner templates

Registered Participants are guaranteed:
A space in the area designated for their age group
Chalk pastels for their entire masterpiece
A placard with the title of their work beside their work

Late registrants should check with the Museum to confirm the availability of space and materials.

Drawing Schedule: Artists may work during the following times, with no exceptions:
Friday, May 2, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Saturday, May 3, 8 to 10 A.M.

Judging: Saturday, May 3, from 10 to 11:30 A.M.

Awards: Saturday, May 3, at 12 noon

How to participate: Complete a registration form by Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
FLIMP Student Chalk Registration Form
FLIMP Adult Chalk Registration Form

If you have trouble completing the online registration form, you may print this  form and submit it by fax, mail, or email:
FLIMP Student Registration Form (for printing)
FLIMP Adult Registration Form (for printing)
FLIMP Registration Information (for printing)

Calling Chalk Art Sponsors

EV_chalk2012The Chalk Art competition is open to artists of all ages. Contestants often work on their designs for weeks in advance and labor over their chalk masterpieces the days of the event. Each team sponsorship is $100. Sponsorships guarantee that the Museum can provide materials and support for all of the teams. Supporters are thanked on FLIMP signage and in On Exhibit.
FLIMP Chalk Sponsorship Form (for printing)