Landscape Monotype Prints

Learn to create beautiful one of a kind monotype landscape prints.  You’ll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to create monotypes. The class will include a walk through the museum to look for inspiration, sketch and see what is hanging in the galleries. Students will have plenty of time to print and learn a variety of monotype techniques.

Sunday, November 10
10 am – 4 pm

Instructor: Rachel Kaiser
Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels

Supply List:

All materials will be supplied but bringing images of landscapes you may want to use will be extremely helpful.

Carve and Print Animal Illustrations

Learn to carve simple, beautiful stylized animal images in linoleum and how to print them.  You’ll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to be begin linoleum carving and printing at home. The class will include a walk through the museum to look for inspiration and see what is hanging in the galleries.

Sunday, October 27
10 am – 4 pm

Instructor: Rachel Kaiser
Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels

Supply List:

All materials will be supplied but bringing images of animals you may want to carve will be extremely helpful.

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations.

Saturday, October 26
9 am – noon

Instructor: Joe Morales
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Supplies: An iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to use during class time.

Glass Bead Workshop

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in our kilns! All clear glass and color glass is provided with the cost of the class.

Students will focus on:

1. Turning their torches on and operating neutral, oxidized and reduced flame techniques. Safety and material practices are covered.

2. Learn how to wrap mandrils with glass to create beautiful bead forms while exploring dot, raked patterns and more!

3. Students will have open studio time for two hours to create their own work after learning the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Sunday, November 17
9 am – noon

Supply List:

All materials provided please wear close toed shoes.

Glass Bead Workshop

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in our kilns! All clear glass and color glass is provided with the cost of the class.

Students will focus on:

1. Turning their torches on and operating neutral, oxidized and reduced flame techniques. Safety and material practices are covered.

2. Learn how to wrap mandrils with glass to create beautiful bead forms while exploring dot, raked patterns and more!

3. Students will have open studio time for two hours to create their own work after learning the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Saturday, November 16
9 am – noon

Supply List:

All materials provided please wear close toed shoes.

Ceramic Pumpkin Workshop

Create beautiful one of a kind ceramic pumpkins! Each student will receive a variety of closed forms or, if they are more advanced, can throw their own closed form with a little instruction. We will then carve them into pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins can be glazed in a variety of colors and will be ready to be picked up by the following Sunday!

Instructor: Amy Lawrence
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Sunday, October 20
5 – 8 pm

Supply List:

All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own tools that you would like to use.

Screens in the School: Night of the Living Dead

Come join us at the E.L. Cord Museum School for a night of fright and fun! This October we are screening the cult classic: Night of the Living Dead. Participants will screen-print movie posters, take home a custom Zine with fun movie facts and engage in lively discussions with local cinephiles!

Friday, October 25
6 – 9 pm

Hosted by the E.L. Cord Museum School
Ages: 15 and Up

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to the building blocks of art that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists.  This unique creative experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring. This class is an open studio “drop-in” format to accommodate short attention spans, but registration is required.

Saturday, December 21
9 – 10:30 am

Instructor: Tiffany Hoffman
Ages: 2 – 6 years, accompanied by an adult

Young Artist Series: Digital Animation

Kids ages 11 and up will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for their own work. A snack and all materials are included with registration.


Wednesdays, December 4 – 18
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Joe Morales
Ages: 11 and Up

Kids’ Corner: Winter Wonders

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun three-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing, mixed media and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

Wednesdays, December 4 – 18
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Kyra Petersen
Ages: 7 – 12