- Morris Graves Museum of Art
- Programs & Education
What better place to explore the arts than your local art museum?
The Morris Graves Museum of Art is the perfect place to sign your child up for art classes! With talented and inspiring art educators, and small class sizes, these classes are designed to help your child explore the arts and get specialized attention as they create works of art that expand their creativity and their artistic skills.
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-Museum Art School: Spring 2018 Session -Thursdays, Times and Dates TBD
After school art class designed for kids ages 6-12!
Teacher: Virginia Wood
After school art classes designed for kids ages 6-12
Teacher: Virginia Wood
Runs: Thursdays, Times and Dates TBD
This 8-week series of after-school classes focuses specifically on art skills and concepts suitable for 6-12 year olds. Students will draw artistic inspiration from two exhibits early in the Spring Term.
Art lessons and activities for young artists will include experimenting with drawing using different kinds of art mediums like colored pencil, ink, and pastels. Extended art projects will combine elements of photography, collage, and painting techniques. Kid-friendly discussions about the exhibits and artists help students learn “the language of art” and aesthetic valuing of many art forms.
Arupa Richardson. Arupa Richardson is an art educator with many years of teaching experience. She has been teaching children's art classes at the MGMA since 2011, helping to expose hundreds of local kids to many different kinds of artwork and artists. In Arupa's class, children are introduced to the language of art as they view and interact with the exhibits. The museum's classroom is also the Youth Art Gallery, where young artists are further inspired by some of the amazing artwork made by their peers. Kid's classes include art-making skills and techniques; they are encouraged to explore and experiment using a variety of art mediums as they create their own unique works of art.
Virginia Wood. Virginia offers art history and hands-on arts education, both at the museum and in partnership with community agencies. In 2011, Virginia graduated with honors from HSU with a BA in studio art with a focus on painting, as well as a certificate in Museum and Gallery Practices. In December 2015, Virginia completed a teacher preparation program earning her multiple subjects teaching credential.