The Art of Meditation

Meditation is a technique that supports inner peace and wellness. Meditation can be a cornerstone of a healthy, happy, productive life and help support balance during periods of uncertainty. This class will be presented virtually and will provide meditation techniques that can be accomplished at home. This class is taught by an expert who has over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. It does not require concentration or any special skill. You will learn different techniques each week that you will be able to use on your own. All are welcome, from first-timers to advanced students. 

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO: This class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. 

Tuesdays, September 22 – October 6
noon – 1 pm

Instructor: Stephen Jacobs 
Ages: Adults (15+) 

Instructor Notes: Please wear comfortable clothes. You will meditate while seated at home. 

Landscapes in Oil – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Quickly gain basic landscape oil painting skills with this simple approach and start creating your own original landscapes with confidence. This course simplifies the complexities of landscape oil painting. You’ll learn how to control light and shadow, create dimension with atmospheric perspective, how to compose for maximum visual impact and more! Leave the fears and frustrations experienced by many beginners behind and approach painting the landscape with new-found confidence.

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO: This class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. While the class will be held virtually, your registration will include admission to the Museum. You are encouraged to visit the Museum during normal Museum hours.

Wednesdays, October 28 – November 18
9:30 am – noon 

Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels
Instructor: Mike Callahan

SUPPLY LIST:

Paint: M. Graham brand 
Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)

Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits. 

Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz)

Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner)

Small can such as olive can (for medium)

Brushes:
Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10
Or 
Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10
Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.

Painting or Palette knife (steel, NOT plastic)

Disposable Palette
New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar

Brush Cleaner
The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver – Preserver, 1 oz

4-canvas panels or stretched canvases 9”x12”, 11”x14” OR 12”x16”

Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)

Optional: Nitrile gloves

Approximate cost of above items $100- $120

Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Quickly gain basic oil painting skills with this simple approach and start creating your own original art with confidence. Students will learn techniques to help simplify the complexities of oil painting, alleviating the fears and frustrations experienced by many beginners. Students will learning how to gather and compose your own references and how to use a simple, repeatable process to execute a painting from start to finish. This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create your very own, original painting in oil and to begin your artistic journey! 

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO: This class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. While the class will be held virtually, your registration will include admission to the Museum. You are encouraged to visit the Museum during normal Museum hours.

Wednesdays, September 30 – October 21
9:30 am – noon

Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels
Instructor: Mike Callahan

SUPPLY LIST:

Paint: M. Graham brand 
Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)

Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits. 

Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz)

Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner)

Small can such as olive can (for medium)

Brushes:
Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10
Or 
Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10
Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.

Painting or Palette knife (steel, NOT plastic)

Disposable Palette
New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar

Brush Cleaner
The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver – Preserver, 1 oz

4-canvas panels or stretched canvases 9”x12”, 11”x14” OR 12”x16”

Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)

Optional: Nitrile gloves

Approximate cost of above items $100- $120

Photography Techniques

This class will be hosted virtually. Registered students will be given a self-paced video for week one with an assignment. The following four weeks will meet live on Zoom and will explore photography techniques. Each week will focus on a new topic including composition, color, scale and light. Weekly Zoom meeting will include demos as well as group critiques. Students will use the week in between classes to shoot independently while focusing on the current topic. Students will submit via email two to three images per week to the instructor for inclusion in the weekly class review. 

Wednesdays, September 23 – October 21
6 – 8 pm

Instructor: MD Welch

Supplies and Instructor Notes: 

Students need own a camera that has manual control over ISO, shutter speed and aperture and interchangeable lenses.

A tripod is recommended but not required.

Introduction to Landscape Photography (Hybrid)

Landscape photography is one of the best ways to not only express yourself as a photographer, but also learn more about your camera and the skills it takes to make an impactful image.

This course introduces students to how to create amazing landscape photos by getting the most out of their camera, as well as the skillset and workflow that is required for the genre of landscape photography. Class topics include proper camera settings for landscape shots, required gear for landscape work, including must have items and optional accessories, composition do and don’t for landscape photography, tips and tricks for natural and city landscapes, HDR, and post-production workflows for image enhancement.

This class is being offered in a hybrid format, with some content being presented online via recordings on Vimeo, live class sessions hosted on Zoom as well as a one day location shoot.

Wednesdays, October 28 – November 18
6 – 8 pm

Instructor: MD Welch

The class is broken up over four weeks:

Week 1: Pre-recorded videos for students to watch at their own pace. This substitutes the lecture part of the course, and allows for self-paced learning. Built in homework assignments are included as well as direct contact with the instructor.

Week 2: Online Zoom meeting allows the class to meet as a group while still maintaining social distancing. This allows for questions and answers, and as well as follow up to homework and student questions.

Week 3:  Location shoot. Students will meet a location and time to be determined later, to practice the skills they have learned. Current health guidelines and social distancing will be followed. NOTE: If you are joining this class and outside the region, you can shoot independently with recommendations from your instructor.

Week 4: Follow up Zoom meeting were students will have 1-2 images from the location shoot critiqued, as well as an opportunity to ask any final questions.

Supplies and Instructor Notes: 

Students need own a camera that has manual control over ISO, shutter speed and aperture.

A tripod is recommended, but can be purchased before Part 3, as gear purchasing advice is part of the course.

Part 3 of the course may require a light hike to location. So appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended.

Exploring Cyanotypes (Virtual Course)

Explore printmaking in this virtual studio class. Instructor will provide basic instruction to create cyanotype prints. Class recordings along with live demonstrations and interactions will develop fundamental skills and concepts while exploring the history of the medium.

This virtual class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 28 – August 6
10 am – 12 pm

Instructor: Mahedi Anjuman

Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

Supply list:

Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, Paper towels

1 Color mixing plate

2 cups/pots for water and mixing chemicals

1 Inch Artist Tape

3 Pieces Bristol paper 12 x 9 inch
https://www.dickblick.com/items/13329-2023/ 

1 Gouache color set
https://www.dickblick.com/items/00822-1059/

1 set watercolor Brushes
https://www.dickblick.com/items/05890-1029/

1 set of Jaquard Cyanotype – Sensitizer Set
https://www.dickblick.com/items/01321-1009/

Introduction to Landscape Photography (Virtual/Hybrid Class)

Landscape photography is one of the best ways to not only express yourself as a photographer, but also learn more about your camera and the skills it takes to make an impactful image.

This course introduces students to how to create amazing landscape photos by getting the most out of their camera, as well as the skillset and workflow that is required for the genre of landscape photography. Class topics include proper camera settings for landscape shots, required gear for landscape work, including must have items and optional accessories, composition do and don’t for landscape photography, tips and tricks for natural and city landscapes, HDR, and post-production workflows for image enhancement.

This class is being offered in a hybrid format, with some content being presented online via recordings on Vimeo and Zoom, while also having a one day location shoot, with direct contact to the instructor.

Wednesdays, August 12 – September 2
6 – 8 pm

Instructor: MD Welch

The class is broken up over four weeks:

Week 1: Pre-recorded videos for students to watch at their own pace. This substitutes the lecture part of the course, and allows for self-paced learning. Built in homework assignments are included as well as direct contact with the instructor.

Week 2: Online Zoom meeting allows the class to meet as a group while still maintaining social distancing. This allows for questions and answers, and as well as follow up to homework and student questions.

Week 3:  Location shoot. Students will meet a location and time to be determined later, to practice the skills they have learned. Current health guidelines and social distancing will be followed. NOTE: If you are joining this class and outside the region, you can shoot independently with recommendations from your instructor.

Week 4: Follow up Zoom meeting were students will have 1-2 images from the location shoot critiqued, as well as an opportunity to ask any final questions.

Supplies and Instructor Notes: 

Students need own a camera that has manual control over ISO, shutter speed and aperture.

A tripod is recommended, but can be purchased before Part 3, as gear purchasing advice is part of the course.

Part 3 of the course may require a light hike to location. So appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended.

The Art of Movement – A Virtual Camp for Kids

Get up and move that body! Collateral & Co. presents a series of movement classes designed for kids and inspired by work from the Museum’s exhibitions. This interactive class combines video demonstration as well as live interactive instruction.

This virtual art camp will be held online through Zoom. Camp will meet daily Tuesday – Thursday from noon to 1 pm. While the camp will be held virtually, your registration will include admission to the Museum for you and your family for the week of your chosen camp and we encourage you to visit!

Tuesday – Thursday, July 28 – 30
noon – 1 pm

Instructor: Caitlin McCarty of Collateral & Co.
Ages: 
7 – 12

The Art of Movement – A Virtual Camp for Kids

Get up and move that body! Collateral & Co. presents a series of movement classes designed for kids and inspired by work from the Museum’s exhibitions. This interactive class combines video demonstration as well as live interactive instruction.

This virtual art camp will be held online through Zoom. Camp will meet daily Tuesday – Thursday from noon to 1 pm. While the camp will be held virtually, your registration will include admission to the Museum for you and your family for the week of your chosen camp and we encourage you to visit!

Tuesday – Thursday, July 14 – 16
noon – 1 pm

Instructor: Caitlin McCarty of Collateral & Co.
Ages: 
7 – 12

Explorations in Ink and Water (Virtual Course)

Explore ink and water in this virtual studio class. Instructor will provide basic instruction to create ink-based paintings. Class recordings along with live demonstrations and interactions will develop fundamental skills, concept while exploring the history of the medium. 
 
This virtual class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. *This class meets Tuesday and Thursdays for two weeks.
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 11, 13, 18, 20
10 am – noon

Instructor: Mahedi Anjuman
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

Supply list: 

Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, paper towel
Color mixing plate
2 cups/pots for water
1″ Artist Tape
2 pieces Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper – 16” x 20”, Cold Press, Single Sheet
1 Black Ink
1 set watercolor Brushes
1 Pigma/Micron Pen 05 (0.45mm)