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The Morris Museum offers studio art programs for all to enjoy!

  • Year-round classes for children, teens, and adults
  • New classes offered every season in a variety of mediums
  • All levels welcome
  • Receive a 10% discount on classes when you become a Member
  • Learn a new skill or further develop your craft
  • Meet new people who share your love for art
  • Week-long summer classes for children and teens
  • Experience new techniques from professional teaching artists
  • Create take-home pieces each week
  • Participate in student exhibitions throughout the Museum

We want to hear from YOU! Filling out our brief online survey allows us the opportunity to learn more about your interest in studio art and the types of classes you want to see more of!

Studio Art Online Survey


SPRING 2019 COURSE LIST

Teens and Adults

BEGINNER DRAWING WITH FRANCESCA PELAGGI
Saturdays: April 13-June 1, 10:00AM-12:30PM 

This class is designed for all students who want to improve their drawing skills and enhance all aspects of their art making. Learn the use of different drawing materials as well as fundamentals of line, form, lighting, value scale, visual texture, composition, and perspective. All levels are welcome, beginners encouraged!

Supply list

Members: $220
Non-Members: $245


BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE PASTELS AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCESCA PELAGGI
Saturdays: April 13-June 1, 1:00-3:30PM 

Work with your choice of either acrylic paints or pastels. Learn to develop skills in your chosen medium as you experiment with different techniques and discover the nuances of the medium. Art fundamentals of line, shape, form, lighting, texture, composition and perspective will also be discussed. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance! Beginners encouraged!

*Supplies included for 2 finished paintings

Members: $220
Non-Members: $245
Materials fee: $25


STEAMPUNK CREATIONS WITH ASHA GANPAT
Saturdays: April 6-27, 11:00AM-3:00PM

Explore the world of steampunk by designing and making your own wearable art or accessory. Work with sculptor and educator, Asha Ganpat, to transform simple cardboard and paint into a sensational finished piece. With the instructor’s guidance, students will design their own item of clothing, goggles, hand-held device, wearable device, or independent object.

Related Exhibition: A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk

Supply list

Members: $180
Non-Members: $200

Adults

SPRING BOTANICALS WITH HEIDI SANDECKI
April 12 & 19, 2019, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
May 10 & 17, 2019, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
June 14 & 21, 2019, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Have you ever wanted to record the details of a spring flower after enjoying it? This workshop teaches how to observe and create realistic botanical art. A combination of regular colored pencils with watercolor colored pencils will be used. Demonstrations will review how to capture intimate botanical details through the use of foundational principles such as proportion, form, perspective, tone, value, and basic color theory. These techniques provide students with an opportunity to connect and capture nature’s beauty. Six sessions, different flowers each session. Sign up for one, a few or all.

SUPPLY LIST


Members: $90 per session (one date) or $180 for both dates per month
Non-Members: $100 per session or $200 for both dates per month


 

PASTELS WITH FRANCESCA PELAGGI
Tuesdays: April 9-June 4, 10:00AM-12:30PM (no class May 28)

Pastel is an exciting medium with seductive color and relatively quick results. Students will learn techniques on handling and layering pastels to achieve softly blended transitions of color to heavier textures. Students will be able to choose their own subject matter; live still life arrangement set up in the studio or paint from a photo of your favorite landscape, pet/animal, floral, etc. Fundamentals of light and shadow, form, value, composition, and atmosphere will be integrated into each project to improve current skills. Demonstrations will be given as well as individual attention to all students. All levels are welcome!

Supply list

Members: $220
Non-Members: $245


ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH FRANCESCA PELAGGI
Mondays: April 8-June 3, 10:00AM-12:30PM (no class May 27)

Enjoy learning how to use acrylics and its quick-drying advantages to create beautiful works of art that have depth and luminosity. Join Francesca while she teaches easy techniques for both the beginner and experienced artist. Students will be able to choose their own subject matter from a live still life arrangement set up in the studio or paint from a photo; landscape, animal/pet, florals, etc. Fundamental elements of form, light, and shadow, blocking in of color, value, composition, etc. will be covered. Learn to work wet in wet as well as glazing techniques to build up a finished painting. All levels are welcome!

Supply list

Members: $220
Non-Members: $245


BEGINNER PASTELS AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCESCA PELAGGI
Thursdays: April 11-May 30 10:00AM-12:30PM

Work with your choice of either acrylic paints or pastels. Learn to develop skills in your chosen medium as you experiment with different techniques and discover the nuances of the medium. Art fundamentals of line, shape, form, lighting, texture, composition and perspective will also be discussed. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance! Beginners encouraged!

*Supplies included for 2 finished paintings

Members: $220
Non-Members: $245
Materials fee $25

Download the Spring 2019 Brochure


SUMMER 2019 COURSE LIST

Children and Teens

Please check back regularly for the Children and Teens course list.

Adults

Please check back regularly for the Adults course list.

Please check back regularly for the Summer 2019 Brochure


Advance registration is required for all studio art programs:
Phone: 973.971.3710
Email: [email protected]
Online Registration Form 

*Registrations can also be taken in person at the front desk 


STUDIO ART DEPARTMENT POLICIES

The Morris Museum offers four methods of registration:
Phone: 973.971.3710
Email: [email protected]
Online registration form
In person

  • Current course offerings can be found in print form at the Morris Museum’s front desk and online at morrismuseum.org/studio-art
  • To ensure a seat, and that classes will not be canceled due to low enrollment, registrations should be received no later than 1 week prior to the course start date. After that time, prospective registrants must call the Studio Art Coordinator at 973.971.3710 at least 24 hours beforehand to check availability.
  • Morris Museum reserves the right to cancel any class before the start date. If for any reason a course is canceled, all registrants will be notified a week prior to the start of the course.
  • Payment must be received PRIOR to the start of the course date to confirm your registration unless special arrangements with the Studio Coordinator have been made.
  • Prorating is not available
  • Payment will not be processed until after the course start date.
  • Select classes will have an additional supply fee to be paid to the instructor upon arriving at the first class.
  • If you wish to cancel your registration, the Studio Coordinator must be notified at least 1 week prior to the start date. Payments on cancellations after that date will not be refunded.

Payment options:

  • Check made payable to Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ 07960 Attn: Studio Art
  • Credit Card (Visa, Amex, Discover, MasterCard)
  • Cash

GIFT CERTIFICATES

  • Gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be applied to a course of the recipient’s choosing.
  • Gift certificates expire 12 months after the purchase date.
  • Classes that are canceled due to holidays, instructor absence, inclement weather or other circumstances will be made up at the end of the quarter and coordinated by the instructor.
  • Students who miss class on their own accountability, will not be issued a refund unless special arrangements have been made with the Studio Coordinator in advance.
  • Please visit morrismuseum.org or call the front desk at 973.971.3700 by 8:00 AM and throughout the day for delayed openings and closing announcements due to inclement weather.
  • The Morris Museum is not responsible for artwork or property left on the premises, and has no liability if a property is lost, stolen, or damaged, with the exception of displayed exhibitions.
  • If an item has been left behind, please call the front desk at 973.971.3700. Students are also welcome to check the Museum’s Lost  & Found area, located in the entrance pavilion.
  • Any artwork left at the museum at the end of the quarter will be discarded.
  • The Museum does not have available space for artwork and personal supplies to be stored during the quarter, therefore, students are responsible for transporting their materials to and from class.

OPERATING HOURS:
Monday: Closed (select courses run on Monday mornings and afternoons)
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00-5:00 pm

*The Museum is open from 11:00am 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of each month.

  • Students may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the course start time to set-up.
  • All students must sign in and out at the front desk upon arriving and leaving.
  • Due to other scheduled events, students must leave the classroom immediately after class.
  • Class location may change throughout the course duration.
  • Students are responsible for set up and clean up of their materials unless special arrangements have been made between the instructor and Studio Coordinator.
  • Borrowed supplies are limited to easels, clipboards, rulers, paint brushes, and water cups. If materials outside of those listed are needed, please alert your instructor to call the Studio Coordinator at 973.971.3710. Please be aware, that not all requested items may be available, therefore, students are advised to bring all necessary materials with them to and from class.
  • Guardians must accompany students in and out of the building for drop-off and pick­ up.
  • Instructors will accompany students to the entrance pavilion for pickup. Guardians are to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the course’s scheduled end time.
  • The guardian must alert the instructor and Studio Coordinator in advance for early pick-ups and if the child is being picked up by someone other than the drop-off guardian.

CALL FOR INSTRUCTORS

The Morris Museum is seeking to expand its studio art program and is currently accepting proposals from qualified instructors of diverse mediums to teach future courses for children, teens, and adults.

W. Carl Burger, Innovative Approaches to Drawing Workshop, 2018. Photo by Julia Gehringer

Proposals should include:
CV and cover letter
3-5 examples of work
Type of medium/class you would like to teach
Times of year you are available/course availability (morning, afternoon, weekend, weekdays)
A brief description of any previous course(s): days/week, length of course(s), how many students, etc.
Age group(s) you would like to teach
Facility requirements, if any (example: kiln)
Examples of student work, if applicable
Link to website, if applicable

Please send proposal material as (1) PDF file to Kathy Francis at [email protected] with “Call for Instructors” in the subject line.

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