Adult studies at Museum School
Winter-II 2017 Class Sizes Limited To 12 Students Unless Noted Otherwise

Art Appreciation
$85 / $70 CAM member, $105 / $85 CAM member after March 9

Landscapes in the Romantic Period

All Levels 2017/2-AA1 (4 Week Class)
Mar 15 Apr 5, Wed. 6:30 8:00 p.m. Conference Room

Like many artists throughout history, those of the Romantic period drew inspiration from nature. But Romantic landscape artists did something different than most. They imbued their depictions of nature with their own personal emotions and spiritual ideas. In this course, we look closely at such amazing artists as Caspar David Friedrich and Thomas Cole who reshaped the natural world to convey their feelings and philosophic ideas. We compare their approach to landscapes with schools of thought that sought something different from nature, such as the Impressionists. CAM's exhibit, "Beyond the Horizon," which explores human interaction with the landscape, will serve as a source of discussion. You'll come away from this course with a new appreciation for a landscape's potential to embody important ideas and to provide you with an emotionally powerful experience.

Instructor: Luc Travers

Creative Writing
$160 / $130 CAM member, $175 / $145 CAM member after February 23

Winter Words On Paper: Exploring Fiction & Memoir

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2-CW1
Mar 1 - Apr 5, Wed. 6:30 8:30 p.m. Minnie Evans Library

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 will 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.

Instructor: Dina Greenberg

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$225 / $190 CAM member, $240 / $205 CAM member after February 23

Drawing With Paint

Intermediate 2017/2-D1
Feb 28 Apr 4, Tues. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Studio 1

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

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Figure Drawing (clothed models)

Intermediate 2017/2-D2
Mar 1 Apr 5, Wed. 12:30 3:30 Studio 1
$45 model fee paid to instructor

Students gain skill and confidence in working from life in the studio environment. Translate believable renderings of people by learning to see basic shapes and shadows instead of challenging fingers and noses! Class works with clothed models.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Beginning Drawing

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2-D3
Mar 2 Apr 6, Thurs. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Studio 1

This class covers the basics of drawing, which is the foundation for many of the visual arts. Using charcoal, students learn how to use line and light to create form, texture, and depth; they will also explore design, discover simple shapes in complex subjects, and learn how to properly measure so that they can create their best possible drawings.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

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

Morning 2017/2-LDG1 Intermediate / Advanced
Ongoing / Wed. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
BREAKS: Apr 12, May 31

Evening 2017/2-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. Morning and evening life drawing groups both 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 February 23

Beginning Watercolor: Demonstration of Basic Principles

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2-P1
Feb 28 Apr 4, Tues. 12:30 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$25 Optional Material fee paid to instructor

This watercolor class for beginner level participants devotes each class to a basic principle of drawing and painting. Value, composition, color theory and harmony, and perspective are explained and demonstrated using a variety of subjects. Instruction is tailored to each student's skill level.

Instructor: Fritz Kapraun

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Beyond The Brush: Beginner Mixed Media

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2-P2
Mar 1 Apr 5, Wed. 12:30 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$10 material fee paid to instructor

Let's have fun exploring the various ways to combine drawing, painting, and collage techniques. Whether a beginner or intermediate artist, traditional or abstract, students experiment with acrylic mediums, texture, ephemera, found objects, and step beyond traditional art process to experience creativity on a whole new level. Through instructor demonstrations, lectures and exercises to jump-start creative experimentation, students gain usable techniques for combining various media.

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

More Paint Bigger Brush!

Intermediate / Advanced 2017/2-P3
Mar 1 Apr 5, Wed. 6:00 9:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$5 Material fee paid to instructor

Let's venture beyond the fundamentals, exploring advanced color theory, composition/design principles, and pathways to more semi-abstract mark-making and non-objective processes. Working from still life setups and photographs for inspiration, students gain confidence through demos, lecture, and a variety of contemporary painting exercises. Acrylic, oil, watercolor, and pastel welcome. (Not for true beginners)

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Colored Pencil: Exploring Emerging Techniques

Intermediate 2017/2-P4
Mar 2 Apr 6, Thurs. 12:30 3:30 p.m. Studio 1
$25 Material fee paid to instructor

In this class we explore emerging techniques in color pencil rendering. Topics include underpainting, embossing, and mixed media (watercolor and pan pastels), plus more realism tips, tricks and challenges. Students also have an opportunity to complete a composition of their choosing using techniques learned.

Instructor: Glenn Davis

Expanding Watercolor Techniques: Use of Photographs

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2-P5
Mar 2 Apr 6, Thurs. 6:00 9:00 p.m. Pancoe
$25 Optional Material fee paid to instructor

This watercolor class for beginner and intermediate artists explores the use of photographs and other reference materials to sketch, compose, and paint original art work. Techniques are demonstrated that result in a fresh and unique interpretation of subject matter. Topics in this process-oriented course include values, composition, color theory, and harmony. Subjects include botanicals, landscapes, and architecture.

Instructor: Fritz Kapraun

Beginning Oil

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2-P6
$190/$160 CAM Member; $205/$175 CAM Member by Feb. 23 5-week class Mar 17, 24, 31 & Apr 7, 14, Fri. 9:00 12:00 p.m. Pancoe

Explore oil painting techniques and develop your skills using the landscape as the subject. Each week the instructor will give a short lecture, present a demonstration of the artistic concepts, and provide lots of group and individual instruction.

Instructor: Joanne Geisel

$160 / $130 CAM member, $175 / $145 CAM member after February 23

Intermediate (DSLR) Photography

Intermediate 2017/2 PH1
Mar 1 Apr 5, Wed. 10 a.m. 12:00 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

Basic (DSLR) Photography

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2 PH2
Mar 1 Apr 5, Wed. 6:30 8:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center

In this beginning digital photography class students learn the parts and functions of the DSLR. Use of the controls on the camera to alter shutter speed, aperture, and light sensitivity will be 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

Plein Air Photography

Intermediate 2017/2 PH3
Mar 2 Apr 6, Thurs. 10 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Weekly Locations TBA, Pancoe Apr 6th 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 going out and making images around town. Instructor Alan Cradick will be 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 February 23

Intro to T'ai Chi

Beginning & All Levels 2017/2 - HL1
Mar 3 Apr 7, 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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