Adult studies at Museum School
Spring 2017 – Class Sizes Limited To 12 Students Unless Noted Otherwise

Art Appreciation
$85 / $70 CAM member, $105 / $85 CAM member after April 13

Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and American Realism

All Levels – 2017/3-AA1 (4 Week Class)
Apr 19 - May 10, Wed. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Conference Room – Limit 15

Winslow Homer was a self-taught watercolorist and oil painter. First a lithographer and free-lance engraver, he was a successful magazine illustrator before turning to painting. A Realist painter, like his contemporary Thomas Eakins, they both drew their inspiration from the American scene. This course explores their careers, their works, and their legacy.

Instructor: Hank Steffens

Creative Writing
$155 / $130 CAM member, $175 / $145 CAM member after April 13

Words Spring On Paper: Exploring Fiction & Memoir

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-CW1
Apr 19 – May 24, Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Minnie Evans Library – Limit 10

An ideal format for adult fiction and memoir writers with varying degrees of writing expertise. Group members critique one another's work with instructor’s guidance. Literature is presented for discussion and writing exercises 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.

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

$225 / $190 CAM member, $240 / $205 CAM member after April 13

Drawing Boot Camp

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-D1
Apr 18 – May 23, Tues. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Studio 1

Whether you are just starting out, or an experienced painter that needs to strengthen their drawing skills, this is the class for you. Learn the methods for creating great representational art.

Instructor: Todd Carignan


Drawing With Paint

Intermediate – 2017/3-D2 (5-week class)
$190 / $160 CAM member, $205 / $175 CAM member after April 20
Apr 27 – May 25, Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Studio 1

This is an introduction to oil painting. Using drawing techniques, explore the process of painting with a very limited pallet. Class covers topics including measuring, values, light, shadows, textures and edges.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

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

Morning – 2017/3-LDG1 – Intermediate / Advanced
Ongoing / Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BREAKS: Apr 12, May 31

Evening – 2017/3-LDG2 - Intermediate / Advanced
Ongoing / Wed. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
BREAKS: Apr 12, May 31

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. 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.

$225 / $190 CAM member, $240 / $205 CAM member after April 13

Watercolor Painting for Beg. and Inter. Artists

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-P1
Apr 18 – May 23, Tues. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$25 Optional Material fee paid to instructor

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. Instruction is tailored to each student’s skill level. Students are encouraged to make observation on color, perspective and composition for paintings that are developed 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.

Instructor: Fritz Kapraun


Beyond Basics

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-P2 (3-week class)
$120 / $100 CAM member, $135 / $115 CAM member after April 13
Apr 19 – May 3, Wed. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center

This 3-week course is a great follow-up to Painting 101 and for anyone interested in building on fundamentals. Students explore more challenging still life subjects, including fabric, glass and metal objects. Students gain greater confidence in composition, color theory, and brush-handling techniques through instructor demos and painting exercises. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome!

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle


Painting People From Photographs

Intermediate – 2017/3-P3
Apr 19 – May 24, Wed. 12:30 – 3:30 Studio 1

Learn what photos make good paintings and how to generate images to use as reference. The instructor will supply photos for the first few classes, and help you with your own projects for the second half of the course.

Instructor: Todd Carignan


Content and Composition

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-P4 (3-week class)
$120 / $100 CAM member, $135 / $115 CAM member after April 13
Apr 19 – May 3, Wed. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center

This 3-week course explores design principles that help shape and inform composition. Whether working in more representational or non-objective styles, students gain greater appreciation and confidence in building dynamic, engaging compositions. Through instructor demos, lectures and painting exercises, compositional concepts of unity, rhythm, pattern, focal areas and balance are addressed. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome!

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Rendering Fur Babies in Colored Pencil

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-P5
Apr 20 – May 25, Thurs. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Studio 1
$25 Material fee paid to instructor

Focus of class is developing colored pencil techniques for rendering various types of fur. Bring in a referenced photograph of a pet, or other furry animal. Instructor will also have photos if students do not furnish one. All material will be furnished by the instructor for use during the course. Kits are returned to the instructor at the end of the course.

Instructor: Glenn Davis


Watercolor & Ink Techniques

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3-P6 (4-week class)
Apr 20 – May 11 , Thurs. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Studio 1
$110 / $90 CAM member, $125 / $105 CAM member after April 13
$10 material fee paid to instructor

Expand your watercolor skills by exploring various techniques and surfaces used in both fine art and illustration through watercolor and ink.

Instructor: Mark Weber

Painting In The Open Air

Intermediate – 2017/3-P7
Apr 28 – June 2, Fri. 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. Weekly Locations TBA

Paint the great outdoors! Capture the natural beauty of where you live by painting from direct observation. Class paints on the beach, downtown Wilmington, and much in between.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

$160 / $130 CAM member, $175 / $145 CAM member after April 13

Basic (DSLR) Photography

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3 – PH1
Apr 19 – May 24, Wed. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center

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.

Instructor: Alan Cradick


Intermediate (DSLR) Photography

Intermediate – 2017/3 – PH2
Apr 19 – May 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center

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.

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Photography: Plein Air

Intermediate – 2017/3 – PH3
Apr 20 – May 25, Thurs. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekly Locations TBA, Pancoe May 25 only

This class takes participants to various locations in the Wilmington area for outdoor photography. Students hone skills in landscape, architectural and street photography by getting out together and making images around town. Instructor Alan Cradick is on site to offer direction and to answer any questions that may come up. The final class will be at Cameron Art Museum where participants share and comment on their photographs.

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Healthy Living
$125 / $100 CAM member, $140 / $115 CAM member after April 13

Intro to T'ai Chi

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/3 - HL1
Apr 21 – May 26, Fri. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Studio 1

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.

Instructor: Martha Gregory

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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