Museum School Announces Spring And Summer Classes And Travel Schedule

Museum School Announces Spring and Summer Classes and Travel Schedule

Creativity is one of the essential ingredients to innovation, and innovation often leads to positive change. Attending classes at the Springfield Museums’ Museum School is a wonderful way to nurture creativity and keep yourself nimble for all that you hope to learn and do.

Here are five great reasons to take a class at the Museum School:

  1. Rekindle your passion

Was it for art, genealogical research, decorating (rooms or cupcakes), understanding the stars? Take a class with us and we will take care of set up and clean up, all you have to do is register and show up!

  1. Challenge yourself.

Learning new things keeps our minds nimble and helps us discover things we never knew we were good at!

  1. Creativity relieves stress.

Less than an hour of creative activity significantly reduces stress, regardless of whether you are good at what you are doing or only so-so.

  1. See in new ways.

Using paint or pastels or pencils, words or frosting or furniture to express feelings and ideas helps us all understand our world, what we see, and how we communicate in new ways.

  1. Meet new people

The Museum School classes—ranging from drawing and painting to playwriting to flower arranging to star gazing and much in between—are filled with interesting and friendly people and taught by knowledgeable and welcoming educators, artists, and practitioners.

Please check in on what the Museum School to offer below and at our website: https://springfieldmuseums.org/museum-school/

 

Spring/Summer 2019 Courses by Date

April 9

Museum Explorations Pat Gregory; Ages 6-8; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional child). Youth.

Hands-On Science  Kevin Kopchynski; Ages 9-12; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional child). Youth.

Hands-On History  Thomas Goldscheider; Ages 12-14; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional child). Youth.

Floral Design: Spring Celebration Centerpieces  Ruth Loiseau; Tuesday, 6-8 pm; April 9 (one class); $60, Members; $70, nonmembers (includes all materials). Adult.

April 10

Creative Writing and Memoir  Theresa Chamberland; Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm; April 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19 (ten classes); $179, Members; $210, nonmembers. Adult.

Intro to Stargazing & Starwatching  Kevin Kopchynski; Wednesday, 6-8 pm; April 10 (one class); $15, Members; $18, nonmembers. Adult.

April 13

Watercolor Painting Techniques  Steve Hamlin; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; (one class); April 13; $68, Members; $80, nonmembers (all materials included). Adult.

April 17

Spring Landscape with Flowers in Watercolor  Robert J O’Brien, AWS NWS; Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am-4 pm; April 17 & 18 (two classes) $160, Members; $188, nonmembers. Adult.

April 23

Intermediate Oil Painting Maureen Cotti; Tuesday, 10 am-12:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 (seven classes); $135, Members; $159, nonmembers. Adult.

Abstract Painting: Color & Design  Wednesday Sorokin; Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21 (five classes); $155, Members; $182, nonmembers (includes some materials). Adult.

Drawing and Painting  Don Smith; Tuesday, 6-8:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (seven classes); $145, members, $170, nonmembers. Adult.

Fundamentals of Drawing  Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28 (6 classes) $120, Members; $142, nonmembers.  Adult.

April 25

Memoir Theresa Chamberland; Thursday, 10 am-1 pm; April 25; May 2, 9, 16 (four classes); $90, Members; $105, nonmembers. Adult.

Color Theory I & II  Brian Kiernan; Thursday, 1:30-4 pm; April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, (No class May 30); June 6, 13 (seven classes) $155, Members; $182, nonmembers. Adult.

April 26

Precious Metal Clay & the Art of Silver Jewelry  Bevlynn Gallant; Friday, 10 am-4 pm; April 26 (one class): $95, Members; $112, nonmembers (includes all materials). Adult.

April 27

Intro to Pastels Workshop  Jeff Kern; Saturday, 10 am- 3 pm, April 27; (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

Painting Animals in Watercolor  Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday, April 27; (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

April 30

Scents and Sensibility  The Grounded Goodwife; Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm; April 30 (one class); $38, Members: $45, nonmembers. Adult.

May 1

Intro to Drawing with Silverpoint  Diane Savino; Wednesday, 10 am-12 pm; May 1, 8, 15, 22 (four classes); $95, Members; $110, nonmembers (includes materials). Adult.

Topics in Modern Astronomy  Kevin Kopchynski; Wednesday, 6-8 pm; May 1 (one class); $15, Members; $18, nonmembers. Adult.

May 3

Wildlife Animal Drawing  Eliza Moser; Friday, 10 am–1:30 pm; May 3 (one class); $42, Members; $49, nonmembers. Adult.

May 4

Painting Birds in Watercolor  Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; (one class); Saturday, May 4; $68, Members; $80, nonmembers

May 8

Life Beyond Earth?  Kevin Kopchynski; Wednesday, 6-8 pm; May 8 (one class); $15, Members; $18, nonmembers. Adult.

May 9

Silk Scarf Painting Maureen Egan; 10 am – 1:30 pm; Thursday, May 9 (one class); $42, Members; $59, nonmembers; silk paints, add $16. Adult.

May 10

Fundamentals of Oil Painting  Eliza Moser; 10 am-3 pm, Friday; May 10 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

May 18

Painting Butterflies in Watercolor Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday, May 18 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

May 22

Sightseeing the Solar System  Kevin Kopchynski; Wednesday, 6-8 pm; May 22 (one class); $15, Members; $18, nonmembers. Adult.

May 23

Silk Scarf Painting: Beyond the Basics  Maureen Egan; 10 am – 3 pm; Thursday, May 23 (one class); $55, Members; $65, nonmembers; silk paints, add $16. Adult.

May 30                                                   

19S11 Memoir  Theresa Chamberland; Thursday, 10 am-1 pm; May 30; June 6, 13, 20 (four classes); $90, Members; $105, nonmembers. Adult.

June 1

Spring Stalks: Asparagus, Fiddleheads, and Rhubarb  Claire Hopley; Saturday, 10 am-12:30 pm; June 1; (one class); $30, Members; $35, nonmembers. Adult.

Everything You Want to Know About Figure Drawing  Eliza Moser; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; June 1 (one class); $75, Members; $89, nonmembers (includes model fee). Adult.

June 7

Advanced Precious Metal Clay & Cubic Zirconia  Bevlynn Gallant; Friday, 10 am-4 pm; June 7 (one class): $100, Members; $118, nonmembers (includes all materials). Adult.

Still Life Painting Eliza Moser; 10 am-4 pm, Friday; June 7 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

June 8

Watercolor Painting Techniques  Steve Hamlin; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; Saturday, June 8 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers (all materials included). Adult.

June 12

Urban Sketching Workshop  Robert Markey; Wednesday, 10:30 am-3:30 pm; June 12 (one class) $68, Members, $80, nonmembers. Adult.

June 15

Painting Animals in Watercolor  Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday, June 15 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

June 22

Painting Birds in Watercolor  Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday, June 22 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers; Adult.

June 29

Painting Butterflies in Watercolor  Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday, June 29; (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

July 10

Creative Writing and Memoir  Theresa Chamberland; Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm; July 10 & 17 (two classes); $36, Members; $42, nonmembers. Adult.

Painting Workshop: Energize Your Art Mara Sfara; 10 am- 4 pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 10, 11, 12 (three classes); $220, Members; $269, nonmembers. Adult.

July 15

Drawing and Painting Art-ventures  Tiago Finato; Ages 5-7; 9 am-2 pm; Three classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, July 15, 17, 19; $112, Members; $132, nonmembers; Five classes: Monday through Friday, July 15-19; $185, Members; $218, nonmembers. Youth.

Sea Monsters, Insect Athletes, Rainbows, and More!  Meredith Scrivens-Greene; Ages 8-10; Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm; July 15-19 (five classes); $112, Members; $132, nonmembers. Youth.

Drawing the Figure from Head to Toe  Diane Savino; Ages 12-15; Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-2 pm; July 15-19 (five classes); $185, Members; $218, nonmembers. Teen.

Abstract Painting: Color & Design  Wednesday Sorokin; Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm; July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 (five classes); $155, Members; $182, nonmembers (includes some materials). Adult.

July 16

Seashore Splash  Pat Gregory; Ages 5-7; Tuesday & Thursday, 9 am-2 pm; July 16 & 18 (two classes); $75, Members; $88, nonmembers. Youth.

Fundamentals of Drawing  Tiago Finato; Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm; July 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13 (5 classes) $100, Members; $118, nonmembers. Adult.

July 22

Drawing & Painting  Don Smith; Tuesday, 6-8:30 pm; July 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13 (five classes); $115, members, $135, nonmembers. Adult.

Optical Illusions, Sparks, Chemistry, Wings, and Vibes  Meredith Scrivens-Greene; Ages 8-11; Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm; July 22-26 (five classes); $195, Members; $229. Youth,

Mixed Media: Express Yourself Wendy Decker; Ages 11-14; Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-2 pm; July 22-26 (five classes); $185, Members; $218, nonmembers. Teen.

The ABC’s of Family Research  Dave Robison; Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm; July 22, 29; August 5, 12; (four classes); $85, Members; $100, nonmembers. Adult.

July 23

Sensational Summer Pat Gregory; Ages 6-8; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 am-2 pm; July 23 & 25 (two classes); $75, Members; $88, nonmembers. Youth.

July 24

Creative Writing & Memoir  Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm; July 24 & 31 (two classes); $36, Members; $42, nonmembers. Adult.

July 25

The Art & Science Behind Healing Crystals The Grounded Goodwife; Thursday, 10:00-11:30 am; July 25 (one class); $38, Members: $45, nonmembers. Adult

July 31

Expressive Flower Pastel & Color Harmonies in the Landscape Robert Carsten; 10 am-4 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, July 31; August 1 (two classes); $160, Members; $188, nonmembers. Adult.

August 2

Zentangle Spin Art  Annette Chittenden; Friday, 10 am-1 pm; August 2 (one class); $45, Members; $54, nonmembers (includes Zentangle kit). Adult.

August 3

Beginning/Intermediate Mosaics  Robert Markey; Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm; August 3 (one class); $89, Members; $105, nonmembers (includes all materials). Adult.

August 6

Drawing Fun-damentals  Robert Masla; Tuesday, 10 am-3:30 pm; August 6 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

August 7

Creative Writing & Memoir Theresa Chamberland; Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm; August 7 & 14 (two classes); $36, Members; $42, nonmembers. Adult.

Create Successful Watercolor Paintings  Robert Masla; 10 am- 3:30 pm; Wednesday, August 7 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

August 8

Painting the Summer Landscape in Watercolor  Robert J O’Brien, AWS NWS; Thursday & Friday 10 am-4 pm; August 8 & 9 (two classes); $160, Members; $188, nonmembers. Adult.

August 13

Painting with Water Soluble Oils  Robert Masla; 10 am- 3:30 pm; Tuesday, August 13 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

August 14

Take your Painting to the Next Level  Robert Masla; 10 am- 3:30 pm; Wednesday, August 14 (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

 

Travel Programs

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Frida Kahlo at the Brooklyn Museum  April 28th; depart: 7:30 am, return: 8 pm; $132, Members; $155, nonmembers; includes tours, admission, bus transportation and driver tip.

Ventfort Hall & William Cullen Bryant Homestead Friday, May 17th; depart: 8:45 am, return: 5 pm; $100, Members; $118, nonmembers; includes tours, admission, lunch, bus transportation and driver tip.

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum & the Mattatuck Museum Wednesday, June 5th; depart: 8:30 am, return: 5 pm; $115, Members; $135, nonmembers; includes tours, admission; lunch; bus transportation and driver tip

Glimmerglass Opera: La Traviata Tuesday, July 30; depart: 8 am; return: 7 pm; $220, Members, $259, nonmembers; includes tour, reserved orchestra seating, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities.

NYC: The Neue Galerie & The Jewish Museum Thursday, August 15; 6:45 am- 8 pm; $124, Members; $145, nonmembers, includes guided tours, admissions, bus travel and driver tip.