Classes

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Home School Program
The fall Home School Art 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 activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and discussion.

Thursdays: Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
Age: 8-18 (with possible exceptions for younger siblings)
Time: Choose one of the class times:
(A) 11:00 am-12:30 pm – CLASS IS FULL! (B) 1:30-3:00 pm
Cost: $40 per child (members), $50 per child (non-members) for all five classes
Register by: Mon, Aug 12; 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

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

Four Sessions
Session 1 –
Tuesday’s, August 27 – September 17, 5:30-6:15 p.m. (no yoga September 3)
Session 2 – Friday’s, September 27 – October 11, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Session 3 – Tuesday’s, October 29 – November 12, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Session 4 – Friday’s, November 22 – December 13, 12:00-12:45 p.m. (no yoga November 29)
Age: 18+
Cost: $25 for each three-class session (MONA members), $30 (non-members); $10 drop-in rate for a single class; or any two three-week sessions $55 for non-members.
Register by: Monday, August 26 (Session 1); Thursday, September 26 (Session 2); Monday, October 28 (Session 3); Thursday, November 21 (Session 4) – And be on the lookout for MONA pop-up yoga!

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 –
September 14 & 21
Session 2 – October 19 & 26
Session 3 – November 9 & 16
Session 4 – December 7 & 14
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 required in advance to pay for model.

Embroidering The Truth Workshop with Jennifer Bockelman

Jennifer Bockelman received an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder in Sculpture. Her work addresses the themes of power and cultural identity when filtered through language. She is interested in accidental juxtapositions, and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. This workshop introduces a project that explores the interplay between the languages of images, materials, and texts. Participants will learn a few basic stitches, mine their family history for a word or phrase, then select an image to pair with it to begin an embroidery project of their own. Beginners and experienced embroiderers are welcome. All supplies for the workshop are provided.

Sunday: September 29
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jennifer Bockleman
Age: 16+
Cost: $50 (MONA members), or $60 (non-members)
Register by: Friday, September 20

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 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Age: 15+
Cost per couple: $50 (MONA members), $60 (non-members)
Register by: Thursday, October 10
Class size is limited to six couples.


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).