How to Draw Animals

Inspired by the exhibition National Geographic Photo Ark – Joel Sartore, MONA is offering three separate workshops focusing on observational techniques using a variety of media, to draw a range of animals. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops.

Thursdays: June 15, June 22, June 29
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $12 per workshop, $24 for two, or $33 for all three (members), $15 per workshop, $30 for two, or $43 for all three (non-members)
Register by: One week prior to each workshop

Fees are non-refundable after classes begin.
Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation.  Scholarship Request Form


Saturday Morning Untutored Life Drawing

These Saturday morning monthly untutored life drawing sessions, aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills, offer access to a model in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is provided; poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.

Saturdays: (session 1) June 3, 10, 17, 24; (session 2) July 15, 22, Aug 5, 12
Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Ages: 18+
Cost: $48 per session (members), $58 per session (non-members)
Register by: Friday, June 2 (session 1); Friday, July 14 (session 2)

Fees are non-refundable after classes begin; full payment is required in advance in order to guarantee a stipend for the model.

Yoga At MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 200 Yoga Certified

Take pleasure in combining 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. In MONA’s tranquil, aesthetic galleries practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Please provide your own yoga mat and props.

Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Ages: 18+
Cost: $40 for four sessions (members), $50 (non-members); $15 drop-in rate for a single session
Register by: Monday, July 3

Fees are non-refundable after classes begin.

Hand-building Ceramics Workshop with Mallory Wetherell

This one-day workshop combines making three-dimensional clay forms with underglaze printing techniques. Workshop participants will learn basic methods of ceramic hand-building to create a small-scale form. The forms will then be decorated using an image transfer process. Each piece will be fired, covered with a transparent glaze, and returned to workshop participants at a later date. Please bring a selection of small images with you – all other supplies will be provided. Wetherell received her B.F.A. degree in ceramics from the University of South Carolina in 2006, and her Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2010, and is currently Assistant Professor of art at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Saturday: July 29
Time: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Cost: $50 (members), $60 (non-members)
Register by: July 14 (for time to order underglazes)

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