Pouncing on Plaster

Pouncing on plaster is a centuries-old method of transferring a drawing to a plaster surface, ready for painting. In this class, learn how to make a plaster slab, approximately 12 x 9 x 1.5 inches. A second pre-made dry plaster slab will be provided for experimenting with the pouncing technique, and for painting your selected subject-matter with luminous liquid watercolors. For your subject, please bring images/photographs, e.g., a self-portrait, pictures of pets, designs, etc. Make sure your image fits well within the 12 x 9 inch format. All art supplies will be provided.

Sunday: July 14
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Abell
Age: 16+
Cost: $25 (MONA members); $30 (non-members)
Register by: Monday, July 8

Untutored Life Drawing

This untutored life drawing class offers access to experienced models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is offered at these sessions, which are for those wishing to develop their life drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.

Two Sessions
(1) Saturdays: June 15, 22, 29
(2) Saturdays: July 27, August 3, 10
Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon.
Age: 18+
Cost: $36 per session (MONA members); $46 (non-members)
Register by: Friday, June 14 (session 1); Friday, July 26 (session 2)

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 Education, Jackie Abell, at 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).