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Pine Needle Country Ornaments

Beginning & All Levels
Dec. 5, Tues. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2017/7-MW1 Pancoe
$55 / $40 CAM member
Instructor: Melanie Walter

Students create pine needle and wooden disc ornaments. Wooden discs with various holiday designs are provided, and students learn how to add coils of prepared pine needles to finish the ornaments.

Clay Ornaments & Printed Cards (Youth)

Ages 6-12
Dec. 5, Tues. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m
2017/7-MW2 Pancoe
$35 / $25 CAM member (all supplies provided)
Instructors: Renato Abbate & Topher Alexander

Cut the kids loose in the studio – decorating and adorning seasonal ornaments and block printing greeting cards. Teaching artists Renato and Topher keep art in the crafts.

Gifts From The Heart – Crafted By Hand

Beginning & All Levels
Dec. 6, Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2017/7-MW3 Pancoe
$65 / $50 CAM member plus $20 Material Fee
Instructor: Mitzy Jonkheer

Explore basic wire bending and connecting techniques to create one of a kind earrings, pendants and a simple holiday tree ornament. Shape copper and brass wire into beautiful pieces of wearable art. One piece to keep for yourself, one to give to a loved one, and one for the tree!

Holiday Notecards in Watercolor

Beginning & All Levels
Dec. 6, Wed. 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
2017/7–MW4 Pancoe
$55 / $40 CAM member plus $10 Material Fee
Instructor: Fritz Kapraun

You do not need to be an experienced watercolor artist to create a unique greeting card this season! In just 3 hours, you can sketch and paint a holiday-themed painting. Students pick up original art and notecard packet at the CAM front desk within 2 days. Arrangements can be made to mail art work.

Pop Art Food Paintings (Middle School)

Middle School – 2017/6 – YS5
Beginning & All Levels
Dec. 6, Wed. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
2017/7-MW5 Pancoe
$45 / $30 CAM member plus $15 Material Fee
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak Spencer

Create Wayne Thiebuad inspired paintings - deliciously fun and colorful! (Find his beautiful cake paintings online.) Students use their favorite foods, from their own photo, to create a beautiful, fun, and whimsical painting that makes a great gift easily presented in standard sized frames.

Your Favorite Landscape

Ages 7 - 12 – 2017/6 – YS6
Beginning & All Levels
Dec. 7, Thurs. 9:30 – 1:30 p.m.
2017/7-MW6 Pancoe
$65 / $50 CAM member plus $20 Material Fee
Instructor: Sharon Wozniak Spencer

Alla Prima method, “wet on wet” oil on canvas, is a fast method of using very little mediums, with one layer on top of another. Bring an image of your favorite vacation spot or location in a photo. Students work on small canvases that are easy to frame for a perfect gift.

Basic Blown Glass: Beads & Pendants

Beginning & All Levels
Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
2017/7-MW7 Pancoe
$50 ($35 CAM member) + $25 Materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Kevin Dunn

Learn the basic skills to create glass beads and pendants with a simple propane torch. This is an entry-level course, with no skill requirements other than the wish to learn.

Cold Wax on Paper

Beginning & All Levels
Dec. 8, Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2017/7-MW8 Pancoe
$75 ($60 CAM member) + $10 Materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor: Liz Hosier

Working in oil and cold wax on paper, artists experiment with many cold wax techniques to create small finished paintings that are easily framed for holiday gifts or used to create fun note cards or bookmarks.

Kooky Cookie Jars

All Ages
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. & Saturday, Dec 16, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
2017/7-WS9 Pancoe
$90 ($75 CAM member) (bring a child for only $20 more)
Instructor: Renato Abbate

Spend a day in the clay studio focusing on fun, creativity and togetherness! You are invited to come alone or make it a family venture. Step by step, learn to assemble your own, large vessel, unique cookie jar. Could be a face, could be an elephant. Could be the most fun you’ve had in a while!

Simple Silk Scarves – Open Studio

Beginning & All Levels
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2017/7-MW10 Pancoe
$55 ($40 CAM member)
(silks available for purchase from instructor)
Instructor: September Krueger

Have you taken the silk painting workshop and wanted to make another gift or two? Float into an Open Studio day to play and paint in time for the holidays. Newcomers can learn basic watercolor techniques for a colorful scarf. Bring your own fabrics and/or purchase from limited selection. Beginners or repeat students welcome!

The Museum School

Full STEAM Ahead!

Closing the Gap in Literacy and STEM Subjects with Arts Integration

Closing the Gap

Educator Workshop Registration

The Museum School at the Cameron Art Museum provides adult and youth art education including a range of beginning and master classes which can include CEU credit through New Hanover County Schools.

Distinctions of The Museum School programming include instructor-guided access to the museum?s exhibitions and select objects in the museum?s permanent collection not on view, and access to the museum?s non-circulating art library numbering over 2000 publications and monographs.

Additionally, the School creates employment opportunities for area artists and instructors.

Museum School Office hours:
Tues - Fri 10am to 4pm

Staff Contacts:
Call: 910.395.5999
KatieBet DeNardi: ext. 1008
Donna Moore: ext. 1029