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/


cat_in_box_close_upCharming Felted Animal Workshop with Faith Valentinetti
Saturday, February 11
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Age 16 to Adult

Learn the basics of felting with wool roving while you create a miniature of your pet or another favorite animal. You will learn how to fashion a wire armature of your animal and then felt around it. Add little embellishments for facial features and perhaps a collar. The little animal you create can then be used as an ornament or creative addition to something else. Possibilities will be demonstrated.

Museum member $90, non-member $100, $10 supply fee to instructor


mosaic-image-for-winter-2017-brochureMosaic “Create a Picture” – 3 Session Mosaic Workshop with Eleanor Parr-DiLeo
3 Saturdays, March 4 – March 18
10:00PM – 1:00PM

Discover the joys of mosaic design in this three-part workshop. Create a beautiful 8” x 10″ wall piece, learn all about glass mosaics and how to create your very own sparkly glass mosaic art picture. This class is 3 sessions, 2 sessions to create your design and 1 session to grout. No art or mosaic experience necessary.

Museum member $100, non-member $110, supply fee $35 to instructor


Acrylic Painting Techniques Workshop with Francesca Pelaggi
Saturday, April 1
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Students will be able to choose from their own landscape photos. Fundamental elements of composition, abstract form, light and shadow, blocking in of color, value accuracy, etc. will be covered. Learn to work wet in wet as well as glazing techniques to build up a finished painting. Join us for a day of art and good conversation. Coffee and snacks will be provided. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!

Museum member $90, non-member $100, short supply list



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Fundamentals of Portrait and Figure Drawing with Laurie Harden
10 Fridays, January 20 – March 24
3:00PM – 4:30PM

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 $200, non-member $225, supply list


acrylic-painting-with-francesca-pelaggiAcrylic Painting with Francesca Pelaggi
9 Mondays, January 23 – March 27 (No class February 20)
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 $200, non-member $225, supply list



pastel-paintingPastel Painting with Francesca Pelaggi
10 Tuesdays, January 24 – March 28
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


monoprint-with-stamp-and-texturesPrinting without a Press in 4 Sessions with Debbie Livingston
4 Tuesdays, February 7 – 28
12:30PM – 2:30PM

Students will learn how to hand print unique works of art using water soluble inks. Each class there will be a different technique demonstrated including monoprinting on plexiglass, linoleum printing, Gelli plates, and collage (chine-colle).

Museum member $90, non-member $100, $20.00 supply fee to the instructor


paint-and-sip-students-at-workAn Evening Out: Paint & Sip with Guest Artist
Thursday, February 16  NEW DATE
6:00 – 8:30PM
Age 21+

Back by popular demand! Spend a pleasant evening at the Morris Museum in an enjoyable “paint and sip” class! Sign up with friends, bring a bottle of wine or other favorite beverage, some snacks, and unleash your inner painter. Our guest artist will lead you step-by-step through the basics of the acrylic medium, as you create your own version of the evening’s featured painting. Have fun learning painting techniques and principles in a relaxing, stress-free environment, sipping some wine, nibbling on snacks, and going home with a beautiful painting! We will provide the materials, wine glasses, napkins and plates. You provide your favorite libation and snacks. No painting experience necessary, but you must be at least 21 years of age.

Museum member $50, non-member $55


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].