Classes

FOR ADULTS

Untutored Life Drawing Class

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.

Two Sessions
Saturdays: Session 1/September 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturdays: Session 2/November 10, 17, December 1, 8
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $48 for each four-class session (MONA members), $58 (non-members)
Register by: Friday, September 7 (Session 1); Friday, November 9 (Session 2)
Full payment is required in advance to pay for model.

Yoga at MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 200 Yoga Certified

Combine the 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 in strengthening bones through Yoga. Please provide your own yoga mat and props.

Two Sessions
Wednesdays: Session 1/August 29 – October 10 (no yoga the week of Labor Day)
Wednesdays: Session 2/October 31– December 12 (no yoga the week of Thanksgiving)
Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $50 for each six-class session (MONA members), $60 (non-members); $10 drop-in rate for a single class
Register by: Tuesday, August 28 (Session 1); Tuesday, October 30 (Session 2)

MONA TANGO with Robert and Dorothy Miller

If you had but three minutes to spend with the love of your life, what would you do? You would do an Argentine tango – an unforgettable experience. While ballroom tango sweeps and flows, Argentine tango wraps and entwines; it’s all about embrace and connection with your partner.

For this introductory six-week course, there will be no partner rotations because of the intimacy of the dance. Students need no prior dance instruction, and the lessons are designed for those who have never danced Argentine tango before. Each class is 45 minutes followed by 15-minute practice. Instructors Robert and Dorothy Miller keep the pace deliberate and methodical with lots of review.

Thursdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Age: 15+
Cost per couple: $50 (MONA members), $60 (non-members)
Register by: Thursday, September 27. Class size is limited to six couples.


FOR KIDS

Home School Program

The fall 2018 Home School Program consists of one class once a month. Classes, taking place in MONA’s galleries and Program Room, 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: August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
Age: 8-18 (with possible exceptions for younger siblings)
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: $40 per child (members), $50 per child (non-members) for all five classes
Register by: Monday, August 13, payment due when registering.
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 Form

To register for classes, please call (308) 865-8559. If you have questions about classes, please email abellj1@nullunk.edu.


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. Training is weekly every Wednesday morning from September 12 to December 12, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (No class the week of Thanksgiving). 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).