Classes

ART on TAP

Join MONA for a fun event and “tap” into the creative fusion of art and beer while unleashing your inner artist using this unique medium. Although it’s picky, and delicate, it mostly paints like watercolors creating a sepia toned piece of art, most importantly however, you don’t have to be a beer enthusiast to savor the experience of painting with beer.

During the event, participants will explore the technique of beer painting. Upon registration, you can choose your skill level:

  1. Pilsner: Your chosen subject will be lightly penciled onto the watercolor paper as a guide.
  2. Lager: You’ll receive a reference image to aid your artistic expression.
  3. Stout: No reference image required—let your creativity flow freely!

Cost $45 | Registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
All participants must be 21 or older. All supplies are provided.

Contact the Museum at 308-865-8559 to register or click the links below.

First Street Brewing Company | 119 N St. Joseph Ave, Hastings, NE
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, | 6-8:00 p.m.
Register Here – First Street Brewing Company

Lost Way Brewery | 14 3rd Avenue, Holdrege, NE
Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 2-4:00 p.m.
Register Here – Lost Way Brewery

Stone Hollow Brewing Company| 301 Court St., Beatrice, NE
Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 2-4:00 p.m.
Register Here – Stone Hollow Brewing Company


ARTisTRY Adult Workshops

MONA offers a series of adult workshops for you to “try” your hand at a variety of mediums. Classes are held in partnership with Trails & Rails Museum at 710 W. 11th St., Kearney. Class size limited to 20. Contact the Museum at 308-865-8559 to register or click the links below.

Fundamentals of Pencil Drawing | Taught by Christine Brown & Becky Puls
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.
This class is for all skill levels. Learn about the tools of the trade and the essential art of shading to create depth and dimension in your artistic journey.
Tailor your experience:
• Start with a lightly sketched template to focus on shading
• Sketch and shade your own creation
Cost including supplies – $20 MONA members | $25 non-member
Registration Closes Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Register Here

Watercolor Workshops | Taught by Lois Smith
Lois takes you through the wonderful world of watercolor with confidence! Learn the principles of design, color, value, composition and the mechanics of watercolor.

Watercolor Basics
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Registration closes Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Register Here

Creating Depth with Unity and Color
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Registration closes Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Register Here

Cost including supplies – $35 MONA members | $40 non-member
Cost If bringing supplies – $25 members | $30 non-member


Docent Training Program

MONA volunteer docents lead tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions to K-12 student and adult groups. They receive training on how to facilitate a tour, and learn about art and MONA’s collection. Candidates should enjoy interacting with groups of all ages and must have time available during the week to give tours. Docents are expected to make a two-year commitment, give a minimum of eight tours per year, and attend all monthly meetings and training sessions.

Please complete the MONA Volunteer App Form, and write a brief letter of interest to:
Director of Learning and Engagement, Christine Brown lockhart-brownc@nullunk.edu

Your letter of interest should explain why you would like to be a MONA docent as well as your interest in art, any teaching experience, and any other relevant skills (e.g., bilingual abilities).