STMArtventures 2015-16!

STMArtventures are our monthly Saturday family workshops at the Museum! STMA is offering 6 workshops this year for children and adults to participate in a diverse range of art classes taught by local artists. Classes are from 10am-Noon (unless specified), and space is limited.

Sign up for a class with friends and family!

STMA members $12/$10 child; Non-members $14/$12 child.

Pre-registration required, please call (706) 342-7557 to reserve your spot before classes fill up!

Spring 2016 Workshops:

February 6th ~ Exploring Movement with Line, Shape & Form with Deanna Pieniaszek (Ages 10 & up)

This active & fun workshop will explore proportion and movement in both 2D & 3D. Participants will warm up their creative minds & bodies with quick & fun gesture drawings with the opportunity to move about, sketching movements with bold lines on paper. Then we’ll choose our favortie ones & translate them into 3D wire sculptures. We will be further motivated by viewing fabulous wire artist works both past & present who push the boundaries of what is possible in wire!

No experience necessary. Ages 10 & up.

March 19th ~ Stamp-making & Printing with Double Dutch Press (Ages 12 & up)

An exciting workshop with print makers from Athens! Want to add something extra special to your correspondence? Need a cool stamp for your gift cards/tags? We’ll walk you through the basics of making your own stamp & printing away on some handmade cards. You’ll wind up creating a set of stamped cards & a cool hand carved stamp!

All materials provided. We recommend that you bring ideas for your stamp to the workshop (think bold & graphic) and we will provide the rest!

No experience necessary. Ages 12 & up.

Learn more about Double Dutch Press here!

April 9th ~ Adventure into Chaotic Clay with Elizabeth Collins & Chuck Hanes! (Ages 6 & up)

Make plans to enroll in this wild and crazy Clay Day @ STMA! Participants will be making all kinds of fun “hand-built” creations like Pinch pot critters, a slab bowl and coil vase. Who knows where your imaginations will take you on this STMArtventure making fun stuff out of mud!

No experience necessary. Ages 6 & up.

Learn more about Elizabeth & Chuck here!

Fall 2015 Workshops:

September 19th ~ The Painted Screens of Baltimore with Peter Loose (Teens to Adult)
Participants learned about this interesting folk painting tradition and created their own painted summer screen! Originally the screens were a simple way to create privacy on busy city streets during the hot summer. Today they are collected and painted to hang on walls.

Some photos from the workshop:

October 3rd ~ Storytelling Through Collage with Susan Pelham (ages 6 & up)
Participants explored the art of story telling as they created collage works from magazines. Artist Susan Pelham shared her process and showed examples of her work!

Click here to learn more about Susan Pelham.

November 7th ~ Topophilia with Hope Hilton (for all ages)
How do you get to know a place? How do you understand where you are? What do you notice? Participants went on a short silent walk on the grounds of the museum to tap into their senses for learning and discovery and collect materials for artwork. Drawing, mark-making, texture rubbings, written reflections, and more were incorporated into field journals.

Click here to learn more about Hope Hilton.

Some photos from the workshop:

Spring 2015 Workshops:

May 16th: Chaotic Clay! with Elizabeth Collins and Chuck Hanes

March 21st: Watercolor Expressions with Toni Carlucci