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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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After School Art I (ages 6 to 9)
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

After School Art I (ages 6 to 9) Students explore a different art technique, element of art or principle of design, based on art in the Museum galleries in this weekly class. During the series of ten classes, two-dimensional projects include drawing with graphite, ink, oil and chalk pastels, collage, and painting with acrylics and watercolors. Three-dimensional activities include sculpting with clay, wire and plaster. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students. Instructors: Education Staff Wednesday: September 21, 28; October 5, 19, 26; November 2, 16, 30; December 7, 14 Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M. Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for the series of ten classes Read More

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

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After School Art II (ages 10 to 13)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

After School Art II (ages 10 to 13) Inspired by paintings, prints, and sculptures in the Museum by well-known artists, older students learn to improve their skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture in this informative series of classes. Projects include pen and ink, charcoal and conti drawings, acrylic and watercolor paintings, mixed media collages, clay and paper mache sculptures. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Instructors: Education Staff Thursday: September 22, 29; October 6, 20, 27; November 3, 17; December 1, 8, 15 Time: 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Cost: $100 members/$160 non-members for the series of ten classes Read More

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Featuring The Danish Girl
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the story of two artists and a ground-breaking journey of gender identity, loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Alicia Vikander’s is an Oscar-winning performance as Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Eddie Redmayne, playing her husband was also up for the Academy Award as Best Actor.  Beverages will be available for purchase, popcorn will be served, and Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion. Read More

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Teacher Workshop First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

With Art Ed Central, the MMFA will offer a teacher workshop drawing upon the curriculum developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library for the national tour of Shakespeare’s First Folio, on view at the Museum through the month of October.  Learn how to connect to the First Folio in your classroom and plan to bring your students to the Museum. To register for this FREE workshop, call Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.   Read More

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Short Course: Shakespeare Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hear from Susan Willis, dramaturg of Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Dr. Elizabeth Hutcheon of Huntingdon College about the myriad ways the works of Shakespeare are relevant today on stage and beyond.  Following the sessions focused on the text and performance of Shakespeare’s works, Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will lead a talk about representations of Shakespeare in works of art in the Museum exhibition Hamlet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  The short course will culminate with Dr. James and Mabs Seay of the Montgomery Chorale reflecting on and performing music inspired by Shakespeare’s works. Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25 12 noon Read More

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Young Artists (ages 3 to 5)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

This class for preschoolers with a parent or adult caregiver explores fundamental techniques and elements of art. Students create mixed-media artworks each session, introducing a range of materials and activities in order to meet individual needs. Activities may include color mixing, simple collage, drawing, or sculpting with basic 3-D materials. All projects are inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Sign up for one class or a series of classes. Class limit: 10 students with parents or caregivers. Instructor: Museum Education Staff Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M. Tuesdays: October 4 and 18; November 1 and 15; and December 6 and 20. Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class $40 members/$60 non-members for the series of six classes Read More

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