Classes

FOR KIDS

Home School Program

The spring Home School Art Program consists of one class once a month. Classes are designed to be interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas. Over these monthly sessions, students develop a theme for a project through a variety of sequential activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and discussion.

Thursdays: January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16
Age: 8-18 (call for possible exceptions for younger children)
Time: Choose one of the class times:
(A) 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(B) 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per child (MONA members), $40 per child (non-members) for all four classes
Register by: Friday, January 10, payment due with registration.

Class size is limited to 12 students in each class. Because of space limitations, one chaperone is welcome and must be registered (at no cost). Fees are non-refundable after classes begin.

Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation. MONA Homeschool Art Class Scholarship


FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Yoga at MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 500, 200, YACEP Yoga Alliance Certification


Combine the unique energy of the visual arts with a physical and spiritual experience. For this progressive yoga, no previous experience is required and all levels are welcome. Participants must be able to move from standing to floor poses without difficulty. Practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Marsha is also certified in Yoga for heart disease, meditation, and trained for strengthening bones through Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat and props, and if you wish . . . a bottle of wine!

Two Sessions:
(1) Tuesdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 (4 weeks)
(2) Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 31 (4 weeks)
Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $30 for four sessions (MONA members), $40 (non-members); $10 drop-in rate for a single session
Register by: Monday, January 13 (Session 1); Monday March 2 (Session 2); payment due with registration.

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 aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.

Four Saturday Sessions
Session 1: January 18, 25
Session 2: February 8, 15
Session 3: March 14, 21
Session 4: April 4, 11
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $24 for each two-class session (MONA members), $30 (non-members)
Register by: Each prior Friday. Full payment is due in advance to pay for the model.

Kristine Allphin: Cold Wax Medium and Oil Painting Workshops

Kristine Allphin is an established award-winning batik artist based in Hastings, Nebraska. Her large-scale prairie grass landscapes are complex, colorful and expressive. By incorporating traditional vat dying batik methods, with a non-traditional linear drawing technique, Allphin has developed a unique aesthetic style using a fine art language.

Cold Wax Medium is a soft pliable substance made with natural beeswax, odorless mineral spirit and resin. The term “cold” refers to the fact that no heat source is required to work with it. When mixed with oil paint, Cold Wax Medium creates a thick matte slow drying paste, that can be textured, layered, scraped and reworked. This painting method allows for loose, gestural, and experimental mark making. Workshop 1 introduces the fundamentals of working with Cold Wax Medium and oil paint on paper.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Cold Wax Medium and Oil Painting
Saturday: March 28th
Time: 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Age: 14+
Cost: $55 (MONA members), $60 (non-members)

Workshop 2: Cold Wax Medium, Collage, and More After completing workshop 1, workshop 2 is designed to take you to the next level. Collage, mixed media, and various layering techniques are explored.
Saturday: March 28th
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Age: 14+
Cost: $55 (MONA members), $60 (non-members)
Register for Workshop 1, or Workshop 1 and 2 by: Monday March 23.
Art supplies for both workshops are provided.


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 abellj1@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).