New schedule for Spring and Summer 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.
Exercise your creative mind. Join us on Saturdays for a series of workshops with regional artists.
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Date: Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Fee: $40 Students/Educators, $45 Members, $50 for Non-Members
Learn how to paint fast, loosen-up, let-go, and utilize spontaneity to move beyond the realm of representational painting to produce work that is bold, colorful, and personally expressive. This is an intermediate level workshop for painters who already possess the knowledge and basics of traditional painting, but wish to learn how to begin painting abstracts.
Download flyer here.
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.
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.
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Join us for one Saturday a month as we explore different art techniques and topics. Each workshop will cover a different theme or technique that piques your young artist’s interest! Topics include: Soapstone Carving, Graphic Novels, Papermaking, and Clay Sculpting!
Instructor: Gail Geer
Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Time: 12:30am - 4:30pm
Ages: 10 and up
Fee: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members | $10 supply fee
Be inspired by the animal themed art in the exhibit, From Picasso to Magritte: European Masters from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! Students will create a small soapstone sculpture in the style of a Native American Fetish. Class will meet for one four-hour session.
We will use soapstone to create carvings with hand tools. Students will learn
to look at the stone and see shapes and forms that lead to the final sculpture.
Expect to work hard.
No prior knowledge of carving is assumed. Instruction will use basic terminology, and all techniques will be demonstrated to the students as we introduce each tool. Wear working clothes and plan to get dusty! All stone and necessary tools will be provided.
Introduction to Graphic Novel Illustration
Instructor: Katherine Devine
Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn about the rich history of graphic novels and comic books and Japanese manga, we will learn some basic drawing techniques and materials to bring your own stories and characters to life! All supplies are provided.
- 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.