Museum School

New schedule for Spring 2014!

From painting and sculpture to photography and design, the studio art classes and workshops at the Museum School offer a variety of art experiences for both the beginner and the experienced artist. Spend four weeks getting personalized instruction in the medium you most want to explore. Come by for a hands-on Saturday workshop with a regional artist. Be inspired by the Taubman’s innovative exhibitions and rich permanent collection. 

Saturday Workshops

Adult Studio Classes

Wine & Art Series

Children's Studio Classes

How To Register

 

Saturday Workshops

Exercise your creative mind. Join us on Saturdays for a series of workshops with regional artists.

Visualizing the Music That Inspires You
Instructor: Rod Hemming
Date: Saturday, March 29th
Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Fee: $40 Students/Educators, $45 Members, $50 for Non-Members

This workshop focuses on teaching participants to interpret their favorite music as a work of visual art. Students will take their favorite album or music, whether it be classical, pop, jazz, etc.and use that music to create a piece of art that could become the album’s cover. The choice of imagery is up to you! Bring your music and come for a day of creative interpretation.

 

Slow Art Day
Host: Briana Blanchard, Adult Education Coordinator, and Megan Robinson, Youth and Family Coordinator
Date: Saturday, April 12th
Time: 11:00pm - 2:00pm; lunch at 1:00pm
Fee: no registration fee, participants are responsible for buying their own lunch
*RSVP is encouraged but not required

The Taubman Museum of Art is proud to participate in Slow Art Day, a global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Participants are invited to view select works of art slowly in the galleries then meet over lunch in Norah’s Cafe to discuss their experiences.

 

Needle Felted Sketchbooks
Instructor: Hillary Hardison
Date: Saturday, May 17th
Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Fee: $40 Students/Educators, $45 Members, $50 for Non-Members

Learn about the variety of needle felting techniques. Incorporate them into your own design to create your own needle felted sketchbook. We will work with a variety of colorful wool and felt, as well as embellishments such as beads, buttons, and found objects to create a one of a kind sketchbook to use or give as a gift!  

 

Studio Classes

Learn a new skill or update your technique in a familiar medium. Classes are taught by a professional artist in small groups, so you receive the support and guidance you need.

Collage & Improv: An Inventive Approach to Making Pictures
Instructor: Mary Bullington
Date: Thursdays, March 6th - 27th, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $75 Students/Educators, $80 Members, $100 for Non-Members
*Additional $50 supply fee covers all required materials.

In this 4-week seminar participants will use and develop what they already know –and what they can teach themselves – to make pictures that are expressive, original, and personal through invention and play. Because learning to play and to look at and rethink your own work is among the most important skills you can have as an artist. This class is designed to help you loosen up and to bolster your courage to do so. Participants will also examine and discuss works by a few artists working with this technique, including Henri Matisse, Jean Dubuffet, and Romare Bearden.

 

Soapstone Carving
Instructor: Gail Geer
Date: Thursdays, April 3rd - 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $75 Students/Educators, $80 Members, $100 for Non-Members
*Additional $45 supply fee covers all required materials.

Learn to create an Inuit-style animal, figurative, or abstract sculpture using only hand tools. Students will go from a block of stone to a finished sculpture in four three-hour sessions. Come prepared with an idea of what you would like to create. Wear working clothes and plan to get dusty! All stone and necessary tools will be provided. 

 

Digital Artistry in the Mobile World - SOLD OUT
Instructor: Sam Krisch
Date: Thursdays, May 8th - 29th, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $75 Students/Educators, $80 Members, $100 for Non-Members
*Smart phone, tablet, or digital camera required.

Today's digital technologies have made it possible to make works of art on location and share them with friends all over the world. In this course we will examine creative methods to enhance your digital photography and to create finished art using smart phones, tablets and point and shoot cameras. This course is suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced photographers. A smart phone, tablet or digital camera is a prerequisite. 

Digital Artistry in the Mobile World - Second Offering
Instructor: Sam Krisch
Date: Thursdays, June 5th - 26th, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $75 Students/Educators, $80 Members, $100 for Non-Members
*Smart phone, tablet, or digital camera required.

 

Children's Studio Classes

Join us for these 4-week art classes designed to give your child an in-depth art experience that explores specific art skills such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. Classes last 90 minutes and include gallery exploration and sketching time. 

Mixed Media Exploration - 6-10 year olds
Instructor: Katherine Devine
Date: Fridays, February 7-28, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Fee: $75 for Members, $90 for Non-Members

Mixed Media Exploration - 6-10 year olds
Instructor: Katherine Devine
Date: Fridays, March 7-28, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Fee: $75 for Members, $90 for Non-Members

How To Register

  • Online (Follow the class title link above)
  • By Phone, call 540.342.5760
  • By Mail, mail check to Taubman Museum of Art, c/o Museum School, 110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • In Person

Enrollment for each class is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment must accompany registration; the Museum accepts cash, check, or credit card. Registered students will recieve a confirmation by email the week prior to the start of class, with details about class requirements, supplies, and museum procedures. Photographers are on duty at museum events to capture images for the museum's archives and publictions. If you prefer not to have pictures taken of yourself or family members, please notify the instructor. 

Fees are nonrefundable except when the Taubman cancels a class.

For more information, call 540.342.5760.