Adult studies at Museum School
2017 Fall-II – Class Sizes Limited To 12 Students Unless Noted Otherwise
Break Week: November 20 – December 2

Art Appreciation

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Beginnings of Modern Art in America

All Levels – 2017/6-AA1 (4 Week Class)
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Conference Room – Limit 20
$85 / $70 CAM member
$100 / $85 CAM member after Oct 19
Instructor: Hank Steffens

Georgia O’Keeffe’s unique vision and artistic innovations made her one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. O’Keeffe’s early art and reputation were influenced both by Arthur Stieglitz's photography of her and descriptions of her work, and by her friendships with artists attempting new, non-objective art. It was only after her move to New Mexico from NYC that she succeeded in creating her own version of herself and her art. This class considers the whole range of her artistic career and the friendships which contributed to it.


Big Mind: Creative Writing & Photography

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6-CWPH
Oct. 24 – Nov. 14, Tues. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Studio 1
$110 / $90 CAM member
$125 / $105 CAM member after Oct 19
Instructor: Dina Greenberg & Alan Cradick

Students learn the basics of photography composition and essential narrative elements to produce their own photos and accompanying prose or poetry. This course embodies the "Big Mind" concept of dispensing with borders, boundaries, and limits to creativity.

Creative Writing

Autumn Muse II: Exploring Fiction & Memoir

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6-CW1
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Small Conference Room – Limit 10
$110 / $90 CAM member
$125 / $105 CAM member after Oct 19
Instructor: Dina Greenberg

This creative writing workshop in fiction and memoir for adult writers is open to community participants with varying degrees of writing expertise. The workshop follows a traditional format, where group members critique one another's work with instructor's guidance. Literature is presented for discussion and writing exercises may be assigned to complete in class. The goal is to instill respect and compassion in the critique process while helping participants improve their skills in writing and literary analysis.


Drawing Portraits: Working from Photos and Models

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6-D1
Oct. 24 – Nov. 14, Tues. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Studio 1
$110 / $90 CAM member
$125 / $105 CAM member after Oct 19
$20 model fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Students gain an understanding of drawing proportions, using sight size measuring which creates great accuracy, positive and negative space, and value to create accurate form. Students also work with lighting to learn how to properly light a model to create great light and shadow which then can easily be applied at home.

Life Drawing Studio - Fall Schedule

Life Drawing Studio – Morning Session

Ongoing / Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 />

Life Drawing Studio – Evening Session

Ongoing / Wed. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

6 Session Punch Card $110 / $90 CAM member
Drop-In: $25 / $20 Member

BREAKS: Nov. 22, Dec. 20, 27, Jan. 3

Working from the human figure requires exercising the fundamentals of rhythm, balance, form, and gesture. A disciplined study of the human form is considered basic to maintaining a classical or expressive relationship to many artists’ image making. Both morning and evening life drawing groups meet on a continuing basis, working with professional, nude models. Working with no instruction, a basic understanding of technique and tools is suggested. Work in the medium of your choice. Painting, modeling (with clay or wax) is encouraged in addition to the use of dry media. Studio sessions meet in Studio 1. Punch card will be issued at first participation and expire 3 months from purchase. Please call 910.395.5999 ext.1029 for more information.


Watercolor Painting for Beg. and Inter. Artists

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-P1
Octt. 24 – Nov. 14, Tues. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$150 / $130 CAM member
$165 / $145 CAM member after Oct. 19
$25 optional material fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Fritz Kapraun

Both beginner and intermediate level artists devote each class to a basic principle of drawing and painting. The course expands instruction on drawing, composition and color harmony. Instruction is tailored to each student's skill level. Students are encouraged to make observation on color, perspective and composition for paintings they develop in the studio. Plus students are invited to participate in art duets, sketching and painting a subject in common with the instructor. Topics covered include composition, perspective, values studies, color theory, and harmony.

Painting People: Alla Prima or “Wet on Wet”

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6-P2
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 12:30 – 3:30 Studio 1
$150 / $130 CAM member
$165 / $145 CAM member after Oct. 19
$25 model fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak-Spencer

Students work in oil paint using a method of "Alla Prima" which is a wet on wet style of oil painting. Class works from one long pose each day. Insight into painting the figure based on sight sizing, and "chiaroscuro"- the treatment of light and shade in a painting or drawing.

Jammin’ Journals & Gelli Prints

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6-P3
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$150 / $130 CAM member
$165 / $145 CAM member after Oct. 19
Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Let's explore the versatility of the Gelli Arts printing plate to create mono prints and custom personal journals. Students explore techniques in collage, stenciling, mixed media, image transfer and the richness of multi-layered printing. No previous experience necessary. Enjoy the freedom of mark-making and spontaneity in this course designed for all levels. We connect to creativity in contemporary, fun ways! Gelli plates and some supplies provided. See supply list for additional items to bring.

ABC’s of Abstract

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6-P4
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$150 / $130 CAM member
$165 / $145 CAM member after Oct. 19
Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

How does an artist begin to expand their process into semi-abstract and non-objective forms? By exploring certain design principles and tools and looking to landscapes and our surroundings for inspiration, we can build a framework for abstract experimentation. Looking at major contemporary abstract movements, students build painting confidence in mark-making. Not for true beginner painters. Acrylic or oil recommended.


Intermediate (DSLR) Photography: Capturing A Vision

Intermediate – 2017/6 – PH1
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$110 / $90 CAM member
$110 / $90 CAM member after Oct 19
Instructor: Alan Cradick

This class is intended for the photographer who has a working knowledge of the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera and wants to take the next step toward creating beautiful photographs. Students explore subject matter, composition, and find new ways to capture their photographic vision. Participants should not bring their cameras to class. Learning is through group-directed photo assignments and critiques of images.

Basic (DSLR) Photography: Camera Functions & Image Storage

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/ 6– PH2
Oct. 25 – Nov. 15, Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$110 / $90 CAM member
$110 / $90 CAM member after Oct 19
Instructor: Alan Cradick

Students learn the parts and functions of the DSLR. Use of the controls on the camera to alter shutter speed, aperture, and light sensitivity are explained, as well as digital workflow, file types/management and storage. Students are introduced to basic image manipulation using computers and software.

Photography: Focus On Interiors

Intermediate – 2017/6 – PH3
Oct. 26 – Nov. 16, Thurs. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekly Locations TBA, Pancoe Nov. 16 only
$110 / $90 CAM member
$110 / $90 CAM member after Oct 19
Instructor: Alan Cradick

Participants explore and photograph the interiors of buildings in and around Wilmington. The class meets for two hours, photographing within a different building each week. On the final week, the class meets at Cameron Art Museum to share work in a group critique. Participants will make images using a tripod, long exposures and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography under the guidance of the course instructor.

Healthy Living

Intro to T'ai Chi

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/6 - HL1
Oct. 27 – Nov. 17, Fri. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Studio 1
$85 / $70 CAM member
$100 / $85 CAM member after Oct. 19
Instructor: Martha Gregory

Learn T’ai Chi forms taught at a slow, gentle pace through demonstration and discussion. A T’ai Chi practice improves balance and mental relaxation while increasing concentration and right brain/left brain capabilities. Can be taken as a refresher course for a more practiced student.

Registration Guidelines

Classes and workshops are small, and space is limited. Students are encouraged to register at the earliest opportunity in the event a popular course fills quickly. Waiting until the last moment to register may also result in disappointment if a course is cancelled due to low enrollment. There is a 10% increase in tuition roughly one week before start date. Specific amounts and dates are indicated with each session.

• Students may register online, by phone or in person. Registration opens for each session on different dates. Check Session Headings for details. CAM members enjoy discounted tuition.

• Registration is complete and confirmed when payment is received and processed.

• Refunds will not be issued for withdrawals from a class or workshop within 72 hours before start time. However, tuition (less 10%) will be transferred to student's choice of a future class or workshop.

• Students who withdraw within 24 hours of start time will receive credit for tuition less 50%

• No refunds or transfers will be given once the class has started.

• Students who are not in attendance and have not been in touch with the Museum School office will be charged the full price of the class or workshop.

• If class or workshop does not make minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled and enrolled students will receive their choice of 100% refund or transfer of tuition.

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