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.

Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27
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, April 5; full payment is required in advance to pay for model.

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

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 provide your own yoga mat and props.

Wednesdays: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 (6 weeks)
Time: 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $50 for six sessions (MONA members), $60 (non-members)
$10 drop-in rate for a single session
Register by: Tuesday March 26; payment is due with registration.

Marvel Maring’s Bookbinding Workshop

Artist Marvel Maring has been making books since 1995. Trained as a painter, she received her M.F.A. degree from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1991 and her M.F.A. in Book Arts from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2001. This workshop introduces a binding that is ideal for those who want to learn how to turn single sheets of watercolor paper into an artist’s book. A few clever folds, cuts, and figure-eight stitching form the basis of the structure. The book is then strengthened with additional spine support and a reinforced “pocket” cover. It’s a perfect project for beginners. All supplies for the workshop are provided.

Sunday: April 14
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Age: 14+
Cost: $50 (members), $60 (non-members)
Register by: Monday, April 8; full payment is due with registration.


Home School Program

The spring 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 discussion, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

Thursdays: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18
Age: 8-18 (please call for possible exceptions for younger children)
Time: Choose one of the class times:
(A) 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or
(B) 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per child (MONA members), $40 per child (non-members) for all four classes
Register by: Friday, January 11; full payment is 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 Form

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

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 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).