Adult Studio Art



Studio Art office  973.971.3740
Studio Art email  [email protected]

Studio Art Form 

For Studio Art for Kids and Teens, please visit morrismuseum.org/kids-teens-studio-art/


Acrylic Painting with Francesca Pelaggi
10 Mondays, April 17–June 26 (No class May 29)
10:00AM–12:00PM

Learn fundamental elements of composition, including abstract form, light and shadow, blocking in of color, and value accuracy while using acrylic paint. Learn to work wet in wet as well as glazing techniques to build up a finished painting. Demonstrations will be given as well as individual attention to all students. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!

Museum member $220, non-member $245, supply list


Pastel Painting with Francesca Pelaggi
10 Tuesdays, April 18–June 27 (No class May 30)
10:00AM–12:00PM

Pastel is an exciting medium with seductive color and relatively quick results. Learn to achieve various values, tones and textures in still life and landscapes. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance! Demonstrations will be given as well as individual attention to all students. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!

Museum member $220, non-member $245, supply list


Fundamentals of Portrait and Figure Drawing with Laurie Harden
8 Fridays, April 21–June 9
3:00–4:30PM
Ages 11 – adult

In this two part course, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing portraits and the human figure from both photographs and live models. Sessions will begin with quick, gesture sketches, and conclude with completed drawings from longer studies. Learn proportions and correct relationship between features and parts of the body, using guides like plumb-lines and negative spaces. This class is for beginners as well as the more experienced student who wishes to continue the “practice” and challenge of portrait and figure drawing. Clothed model will be present for 5 of the 10 sessions.

Museum member $240, non-member $265, supply list


Wire Crochet Necklace Workshop with Missy Faul
Saturday, April 22
10:00AM–1:00PM

This fabulous statement necklace is created using gorgeous golden colored crystals. Don’t let the name scare you! Soft wire is used to chain stitch your way to this show stopper! No prior crocheting experience is needed. You will learn everything you need to complete this necklace, and use this technique to repurpose all of those old necklaces you have laying around! Other color options will be available.

$35.00 supply fee to instructor

$60 members,  $70 nonmember


Open Studio Time for Artists, Crafters and Teachers

Studio Art at the Morris Museum offers classroom/studio space to our adult members and students during normal business hours. For more information or to reserve a time, please call 973-971-3740 or email [email protected].