Adult studies at Museum School
Summer 2017 – Class Sizes Limited To 12 Students Unless Noted Otherwise
Break Week: July 1-7

1 Week Classes

Drawing Boot Camp

Intermediate - 2017/4-ASS9
Aug. 21 - 25, Mon. – Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Studio 1
$195 / $160 CAM member
$210 / $175 CAM member after Aug 17

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 Animals

Intermediate - 2017/4-ASS10
Aug. 21 - 25, Mon. – Fri., 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Studio 1
$195 / $160 CAM member
$210 / $175 CAM member after Aug 17

All about drawing our furry, feathered, wrinkled or scaly friends. Learn to measure to get your likeness and how to get those wonderful textures. The instructor will supply photos, but encourages you to bring in your own project for the last days.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Oil & Cold Wax: Beyond the Basics

Intermediate - 2017/4-ASS11
Aug. 21 – 25, Mon. – Fri., 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed Center
$420 / $350 CAM member
$435 / $365 CAM member after Aug 17
$25 materials fee paid to instructor

This workshop expands the artist's techniques and tools using oil and cold wax (CWM). Artists will be encouraged to experiment more with the use of line, shapes and color to build more complex artwork using CWM as they develop a cohesive series of work over the week. This workshop is designed for artists who have some experience working in CWM. The workshop includes instructor demonstrations, group and individual discussions, and lots of time to paint and experiment.

Instructor: Liz Hosier

Adult studies at Museum School
2017 Fall-I – Class Sizes Limited To 12 Students Unless Noted Otherwise
Break Week: October 16-22

Art Appreciation

Michelangelo’s Poetry & Drawings

All Levels – 2017/5-AA1 (4 Week Class)
Sept. 13 – Oct. 4, Wed. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Conference Room – Limit 15
$85 / $70 CAM member
$100 / $85 CAM member after Sept. 8

Michelangelo is famous for many of the world’s grand masterpieces such as the David, the Sistine Ceiling, and The Last Judgment, however his genius and passion also show up in more private, personal works: his poetry and his drawings. These “minor” works were both exercises in thought and complete works in themselves. He wrote sonnets which reveal ideas expressed in his art, but also which he sent to dear friends to express his affections. His hundreds of drawings were both preparatory, but also works complete in themselves to be given as gifts. This class gives you a more intimate portrait of the celebrated master—of his loves, his desires, his fears, his heart-breaks. Through Michelangelo’s personal masterpieces, we’ll unveil the man.

Instructor: Luc Travers

Creative Writing

Autumn Muse I: Exploring Fiction & Memoir

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-CW1
Sept. 6 – Oct. 11, Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Small Conference Room – Limit 10
$155 / $130 CAM member
$170 / $145 CAM member after Aug. 31

This creative writing workshop in fiction and memoir for adult writers is open to community participants with varying degrees of writing expertise. Following a traditional format, 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.

Instructor: Dina Greenberg


Drawing With Paint

Intermediate – 2017/5-D1
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10, Tues. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Studio 1
$225 / $190 CAM member
$240 / $205 CAM member after Aug 31

The perfect transition from drawing to painting in oils. Using still-lives and then photos, students learn how to paint using a limited palette. Beginning drawing is a prerequisite.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Beginning Drawing

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-D2 (5-week class)
Sept. 7 – Oct. 5, Thurs. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Studio 1
$190 / $160 CAM member
$205 / $175 CAM member after Aug 31

This class is dedicated to teaching the basics of drawing. Learn how to draw what you see. Class covers how to measure, find light and shadow, render texture and create depth.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

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: Oct. 18, 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
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10, Tues. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$225 / $190 CAM member
$240 / $205 CAM member after Aug 31
$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 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.

Instructor: Fritz Kapraun

Dynamic Composition: Painting with Oils & Acrylics

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-P2
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10, Tues. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Studio 1 and Locations TBA
$225 / $190 CAM member
$240 / $205 CAM member after Aug 31
$25 optional material fee paid to instructor

Explore the full range of color possibilities in your paint box. Create interesting, varied effects such as color vibration and luminosity, understanding values in relation to color, value vs. intensity, and mastering those challenging greens. Class will meet in the studio and at outdoor Wilmington locations. Designed for oil, and acrylic painters.

Instructor: Joanne Geisel

Painting People In Watercolor

Intermediate – 2017/5-P3 – 5-Week Class
Sept. 6 – Oct. 11, Weds. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Studio 1 and Locations TBA
$190 / $160 CAM member
$205 / $175 CAM member after Sept 14
$25 model fee paid to instructor

Learn to paint people, in watercolor, using live clothed models and nude models plus photographs. You are encouraged to bring in your own photos to work from.

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Paintbrush, Pigment, & Patterns

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-P4 (4-week class)
Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, Wed. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$150 / $130 CAM member
$165 / $145 CAM member after Sept 14

This foundational painting course is perfect for the true beginner or student-artist wanting a refresher in basics. We cover values, color-mixing, line/shape/form patterns and build confident brush-handling, all within the historical context of painting from caves to contemporary. Techniques and concepts will be addressed in instructor lecture, demos and plenty of time at the easel experimenting and exploring painting fundamentals. Instructor works in acrylics and encourages beginner students to use acrylic as well. Oils also welcome.

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Mix n’ Match: The Language of Color

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-P5 (4-week class)
Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, Wed. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$150 / $130 CAM member
$165 / $145 CAM member after Sept 14
$25 model fee paid to instructor

Whether a beginner or advanced, this class is a primer on all things color! Let's explore the fundamental properties of color, experiment with both traditional and contemporary palettes and improve color-mixing, matching and painting confidence. Through instructor lectures, demos and plenty of exercises, students will have an immersive experience in color theory and beyond! Instructor works in acrylic; acrylic, oil and watercolor welcome.

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

Simulating Textures with Colored Pencil

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5-P6
Sept. 7 – Oct. 12, Thurs. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Studio 1
$225 / $190 CAM member
$240 / $205 CAM member after Aug 31
$25 model fee paid to instructor

Regardless of your expertise, this class gets your "creative juices" flowing, by painting interesting, realistic textures with colored pencil that can be applied to develop unique colored pencil paintings. We render crystal, chrome, water droplets, fabric, realistic fruits and vegetables, etc. Emphasis is on versatility, control, simplicity, realism and discovery as you explore one of the fastest growing media of our time. All supplies will be furnished for use in the class for the supply fee listed. Students will return pencils and unconsumed supplies at the end of the last class.

Instructor: Glenn Davis


Basic (DSLR) Photography: Camera Functions & Image Storage

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5 – PH1
Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, Wed. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$160 / $130 CAM member
$175 / $145 CAM member after Aug 31

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: Capturing A Vision

Intermediate – 2017/5 – PH2
Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Pancoe Art Ed. Center
$160 / $130 CAM member
$175 / $145 CAM member after Aug 31

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 – 2017/5 – PH3
Sept. 21 – Oct. 12, Thurs. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekly Locations TBA, Pancoe Oct. 12 only
$160 / $130 CAM member
$175 / $145 CAM member after Aug 31

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 is on site to offer direction and to answer any questions that may come up. The final class meets at Cameron Art Museum where participants share and comment on their photographs.

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Healthy Living

Intro to T'ai Chi

Beginning & All Levels – 2017/5 - HL1
Sept. 8 – Oct. 13, Fri. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Studio 1
$125 / $100 CAM member
$140 / $115 CAM member after Aug 31

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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