yard school of art winter 2015 ART CLASSES adultS/CHILDREN/TEENS montclair art museum About The Yard School of Art offers programs for adults, children, and teens throughout the year. Classes are offered in four semesters including an eight-week summer program. Learn a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge in our professional studios from experienced teaching artists. Explore your creative self—right in your own backyard! Featuring Gary Godbee 200AD Classical Form Drawing Five Tuesdays February 17, 24, March 3, 10, and 17 1–4 p.m. Gary Godbee p. 5 301KD Adventures in Comic Book Art (Ages 6–8) Mondays 4–5 p.m. Vicki Arlein p. 18 Contents 1 2 3–11 12-14 15–16 17–22 22 23–24 About/Featured Courses How to Register/Partners Adult Courses Films of the 90s Adult Workshops Children’s Classes Children’s Workshops Teen Classes 25 Art Parties 26 Enrollment Form 1 | Yard School of Art 200TPM Teen Fine Arts Survey Thursdays 4:30–6:30 p.m. Emily Kenselaar p. 23 The Montclair Art Museum is delighted to announce a major gift from the Vance Wall Foundation that will enable a strategic and ambitious expansion of the Museum’s educational profile in the region. Look for MAM to present more opportunities for seniors, families, and teens to engage in creative activities, both formal and drop-in. All Museum education programs are made possible, in part, by generous Education Angel support from Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, Michael Backer, Rose Cali, and Lisa and Bill Westheimer. How to Register Classes begin the week of January 12, 2015 and run for 10 weeks, unless otherwise noted. Members’ priority registration: Monday, November 24, 2014 Open Registration: Monday, December 1, 2014 (mail-in or online at montclairartmuseum.org) Please read our detailed policies and procedures and terms of There will be no classes on the following dates: registration available at Monday, January 19: Martin Luther King Day montclairartmuseum.org prior to Monday, February 16: Presidents’ Day enrolling in any class. Saturday, March 7: 90s Dance Party Sunday, April 5: Easter Make-up classes will be held at the end of the session, starting the week of March 23, 2015. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. REGISTER EARLY because space is limited. How to register: To register online visit montclairartmuseum.org or mail the enrollment form on p. 26. Registrations will not be processed without full payment. You must provide an email address on your registration form in order to receive a confirmation about one to two weeks before the start date of the class. No confirmations will be sent by mail. You will be contacted by email or phone in the event of a class cancellation. In the event of inclement weather the Museum will have a recorded outgoing message indicating if the Museum is closed. Please call the main number, 973-746-5555 after 7 a.m. to listen for the recording. If the Museum closes midday, you will be sent an email by Yard School of Art staff to inform you of the class cancellation. Partners The Montclair Film Festival, Inc. The Montclair Film Festival, Inc. (MFF), a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, nurtures and showcases the talents of filmmakers from around the region and world. MFF unites, empowers, educates, and celebrates our region’s diverse cultural heritage and robust artistic community by presenting an annual spring festival and a growing assortment of engaging programs and events all year long. The fourth annual spring festival will take place in May 2015. MFF 2014 was made possible through generous support from Signature Sponsor Investors Bank; Presenting Sponsors Audi, Audible and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; and Leadership Sponsors Chubb, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and HackensackUMC/Mountainside, among others. wFor information about MFF, visit www.montclairfilmfest.org. Yard School of Art | 2 Adult Courses Ceramics Classes begin week of January 12, 2015 Materials, glazing, and firing included in tuition. Ceramics Open Studio Hours: The Ceramics Studio offers Open Studio time to its currently enrolled adult students. During designated hours, students will be welcome to use the Studio’s facility and equipment to continue working on projects done in class, as well as independent projects. Please check the bulletin board in the entranceway for Open Studio dates and times. For more information please call 973-259-5152. 200AC The Wheel Thrown Vessel Mondays 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Steve Jaskowak $340 members $370 nonmembers 101AC On and Off the Wheel Mondays 7–9:30 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $340 members $370 nonmembers 102AC The Origins of Technique Tuesdays 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lisa Westheimer $340 members $370 nonmembers Explore the possibilities of creating beautiful pottery on the wheel. Intended for students who have never used the potter’s wheel, or for those who are continuing to build their basic skills, this course will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms, such as mugs and vases. Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. This course will offer a personal, hands-on approach to creating functional and/or decorative clay pieces, using both hand building and wheel throwing techniques that will be glazed and kiln-fired. Explore the fundamentals of working with the clay, necessary tools, surface treatments, and glazing. Possible project ideas include cups, bowls, vases, tiles, sculptures, the use of molds and stamps, and the use of found objects to create texture. All levels welcome. This course draws upon techniques and styles developed by early PreColumbian and Native American cultures for daily or ceremonial use that are still used today. Students will discover the Museum's impressive range of Native American pottery, a cornerstone of MAM's collection. Hand building of forms using ancient techniques, slip decoration, burnishing, and making ware for a smoke fire will be balanced with contemporary wheel throwing, glazing, and firing techniques. 3 | Yard School of Art 301AC Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing Tuesdays 7–9:30 p.m. Steve Jaskowak $340 members $370 nonmembers For students who have mastered basic wheel throwing skills such as centering, pulling, and trimming, this course takes you to the next level. This class provides demonstrations and instruction on more complex forms (e.g. handles, altered forms, surface texture, multiple parts, and large vessels), coupled with constructive evaluation of students’ work. Advanced students will be encouraged to work independently. Students will have the opportunity to explore studio glazes and incorporate the results into their pottery. 100AC Beginning Pottery Thursdays 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Steve Jaskowak $340 members $370 nonmembers 300AC Functional Ware Thursdays 6:30–9 p.m. Carla Horowitz $350 members $380 nonmembers This hands-on class for clay novices will cover both hand building and potter’s wheel methods. Learn all about the clay forming process and basic glazing techniques. Students will observe instructor demonstrations and receive personalized attention. As always, students will be encouraged to express their individuality while making beautiful pottery in a supportive and lively atmosphere. In this class we will discuss where form meets function to create pots that interest and intrigue your creative spirit. The main focus will be on making functional pottery for everyday use. The instructor will help you to learn to make wellbalanced pots, on the utilitarian level, both visually and aesthetically. We will discuss how pots have evolved over thousands of years, from early Mesopotamia, to traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, through today's creative yet functional work. Steve Jaskowak 105AC All-Levels Wheel Throwing Saturdays 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Stephanie Castellano $340 members $370 nonmembers This class will provide focused instruction on the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations, given at the beginning of class, will address your skill level and the remainder of time is dedicated to personal projects. Beginner demos include cups, bowls, handles, plates, and creamers. Intermediate and advanced level demos will cover large bowls, vases, pitchers, oval forms, lidded jars, teapots, joined forms, sets, and altered forms. Glazing techniques to fit your forms will also be included. Yard School of Art | 4 Adult Courses Drawing 100AD Introduction to Drawing Mondays 7–9:30 p.m. Marion Held $260 members $290 nonmembers This class is an introduction to the art of drawing for the novice or those wishing to enhance their skills. Students will complete exercises in all aspects of drawing including the expressive line, light, shade and tonal values, and study of structural planes. The class will include three sessions with a model. Course includes an overview of different mediums and papers. 5 | Yard School of Art John Atura Special Short Course! 200AD Classical Form Drawing Five Tuesdays February 17, 24, March 3, 10, and 17 1–4 p.m. Gary Godbee $140 members $170 nonmembers This short course will explore concepts of representational drawing using charcoal, graphite, and white chalk. We will review basic techniques of rendering forms as simple masses of light and shadow and progress to more complex drawings in order to develop observational and rendering skills. Drawing from casts and still-life setups, students will see that an understanding of line, contour, directional planes, and tonal value all work together to create a realistic depiction of form. For advanced beginner to intermediate students. 200LD Art and Yoga Thursdays 6:30–9:30 p.m. John Atura $280 members $310 nonmembers In this course we will work to bring our art and yoga practices together in a fun and playful way. Over the course of the session we will look at different aspects of yoga each week, engage in physical asana practice or sequences that relate to that week’s subject, and make visual art that relates to it. Students will explore and learn techniques in drawing, watercolor, collage, and more. Students should bring a yoga mat and suitable attire to class as well as their art supplies. Safety waiver to be signed at first class. Adult Courses Painting 200APD Foolproof Painting: Using Color Theory and Principles of Pictorial Design Mondays 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Janet Boltax $270 members $300 nonmembers 300APL Landscape Oil Painting Two classes offered: • Mondays 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Gary Godbee $270 members $300 nonmembers his course is for the intermediate student who wishes to learn techniques of landscape painting with oils. Emphasis is placed on the atmospheric effects of light and shade, tonal values, and the process of uniting these elements into a balanced composition. Students can use reference materials such as photographs or take subject matter directly from nature. Individual attention will be provided, allowing each person to express his/her own unique style. Special Short Course! 300ACT Color Theory for Oil Painters Five Mondays January 12, 26, February 2, 9, and 23 1–4 p.m. Gary Godbee $140 members $170 nonmembers Explore color theory with this course that is based on the use of a limited palette and the completion of a small painting each day. Beginning with black and white paint in the first class, we will progress with the addition of one color, then two, then the three colors that will allow us to use the triad method of color mixing. Color as value, warm and cool colors, color chords, and color strategies will all be discussed. In class still life set ups or instructorapproved photos may be used. Whether you paint with oil or acrylic, representationally or abstractly, knowledge of color theory and fundamental design principles are essential components of good painting. This class offers an analytical step-by-step approach to mixing and achieving the “right” color and value, balancing the relationships between colors, and achieving a pleasing composition. The class will include a study of how artists have achieved successful use of color and design in their paintings. All levels welcome. Yard School of Art | 6 Adult Courses Painting 200AP Introduction to Painting Mondays 7–9:30 p.m. Suzanne Baron $260 members $290 nonmembers Learn the techniques of oil and acrylic painting in a fun, hands-on environment. This course is designed for the beginner or intermediate student who would like to brush-up on the basics. This class will cover how to choose the right materials, as well as learn the basics of color theory and composition so you can create a painting. Work in a supportive atmosphere that develops a personal statement. Model fees included for three sessions. 300APD Atelier: Painting and Drawing Tuesdays 7–9:30 p.m. Robert Kogge $260 members $290 nonmembers This class welcomes all levels to work in any two-dimensional medium and style that best suits their personal vision. The task of balancing elements such as color, form, harmony, line, mass, pattern, rhythm, shape, space, texture, 7 | Yard School of Art tone, value, and volume will be addressed. Whether it is traditional or experimental, how one creates will be regarded with heightened importance in relation to what one creates. Students may use reference materials such as photographs or take their subject matter directly from nature. Individual attention and guidance will be provided to all. 500AA Path to Abstraction Tuesdays 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pat Butynski $270 members $300 nonmembers This course is for the intermediate and advanced student of drawing and/or painting who is interested in learning how to work toward creating nonobjective art. Explore how to create an abstraction from specific subject matter. Students will learn to disregard a traditional subject and make the elements of design the subject, inspired by personal expression. Abstraction can be achieved through the unification of the elements of form, color, and composition, an open mind, and a sense of adventure! 301AP Genre Painting, Drawing, and Composition Wednesdays 1–4 p.m. Alex Piccirillo $280 members $310 nonmembers This is an intensive course in painting and drawing, with emphasis on composing the figure in a natural environment. Light and shadow, color and texture will be explored in developing the pictorial image. Each pose will last three to four weeks, depending on its complexity. Any medium may be used. Pat Butynski 302AP The Painterly Portrait Wednesdays 7–9:30 p.m. Janet Boltax $275 members $305 nonmembers For students with an expressive nature, this class will explore the techniques for creating painterly portraits. Working from a model, students will learn to paint portraits with courage and vigor in the spirit of John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Lucian Freud, and Alice Neel. Students will be taught the basics of achieving a likeness and mixing accurate flesh tones, but will also be encouraged to push the limits of traditional portrait painting by using bolder colors and brush strokes to unleash their individual temperaments and visions. 303AP Portraiture Two classes offered: • Thursdays 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Thursdays 1–4 p.m. Gary Godbee $280 members $310 nonmembers Learn traditional portraiture with the use of oils, pastels, or charcoal from direct observation of a live model. This course offers a unique study of the structure and proportions of the face. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, each student will achieve an understanding of the head and features, color mixture, tonal values, and composition. All levels welcome. 305APW Watercolor Techniques Four classes offered: • Wednesdays 7–9:30 p.m. • Thursdays 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. • Fridays 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. • Fridays 1:30–4 p.m. Sharon Pitts $270 members $300 nonmembers Watercolor is a beautiful and versatile medium. This course emphasizes the creative use of the paint and goes beyond the general information found in “how-to” books. Subject matter includes florals, still life, and landscape, both plein air and from photos. We will concentrate on use of the palette, texture, composition, values, design, and color work. Demonstrations will give students a basis for starting their own work and individual attention is provided to encourage each student to find his or her own direction. All levels welcome. Yard School of Art | 8 Adult Courses Mixed Media and Pastel 101AMM Creating Art for Greeting Cards Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. $260 members $290 nonmembers Kristine Lombardi Are you crazy for paper stores? Always checking out cards and stationery? Would you like to see your art on cards? This class will introduce you to the world of greeting cards. We will review the industry, the development of a personal style, and marketing of your designs. Each student will develop a portfolio of work, ranging from everyday cards to niche and holiday. 100AMM Layered Imagery: An Exploration in Collage Two classes offered: Mondays • 1:30–4 p.m. • 7–9:30 p.m. Barbara Minch $260 members $290 nonmembers Experience collage in a brand new way. Using a layering system, create unique and unusual compositions where no two collages look alike. Through this process you will learn how to tap into your subconscious for a more intuitive imagery. We will also work with the three-dimensional technique of glue and gel collage. 9 | Yard School of Art Special Short Course! 100SD Working Magic on Paper and Fabric Eight Tuesdays January 13–March 3 7–9:30 p.m. Miriam Jacobs $240 members $270 nonmembers Participants will learn various methods for creating images on paper and fabric. Learn traditional and alternative marbling; pole-wrapped Shibori; monoprinting; bleaching and batiking Canson paper; dyeing with ice cubes; gesso resist; Tyvek and Citrasolv printing, and carving your own stamps! Participants will come away with a rich portfolio of images on paper and fabric that they can use for collages, frame-ready work, stationery, scarves, and so on. 600APP Independent Study: Landscape Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Catherine Kinkade $270 members $300 nonmembers Independent Study is a seminar format course. Students will design their own projects in any medium, with a preference for oil and pastel. This year the class has chosen to address oil painting, plein air landscape (fall and spring), strokes, use of colored grounds, and green in the landscape. For intermediate and advanced students comfortable in at least one medium. Printmaking 100APM Introduction to Printmaking Tuesdays 7–9:30 p.m. Lizzy Storm $270 members $300 nonmembers 201APM Explorations in Printmaking: Plate, Ink, and Paper Mondays 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Dorothy Cochran $270 members $300 nonmembers Challenge your artistic curiosity by exploring printmaking with bite size experiences to see what intrigues you. Each class will focus on a print technique including monotype, linoleum, woodcut, collagraph, and trace prints. Plates will be made, inked, and printed by hand or press during each class, creating a portfolio of finished images at class end. Waterbased Akua inks and rag papers will be used for all processes. Artists working in other media, beginner to intermediate, and returning students are welcome. 400APM Printmaking Intensive Tuesdays 1–4 p.m. Dorothy Cochran $270 members $300 nonmembers This is an advanced studio class for artists that have some printmaking experience and want to raise the bar on their studio practice. Relief and intaglio methods such as collagraph, solarplate, drypoint, paper lithography, and carborundum will be some of the processes to be explored. Group and individual projects will be based on consultation with the instructor and development of individual goals. Class interactions will include current exhibitions, the history of printmaking, and group critiques in a supportive community of artists. This course will introduce students to various printmaking techniques for transferring images from plate to paper using MAM’s Charles Brand Etching Press. Processes explored include monoprint, drypoint, paper lithography, and linoleum relief printing. Students will learn the technical aspects of these processes while experimenting with variations to the repeated image including chinecollé. The course will cover the basic printmaking principles necessary for a successful print and the editions of imagery. All levels welcome. Yard School of Art | 10 Adult Courses Digital Media 103DM Introduction to Graphic Design Tuesdays 7–9:30 p.m. Alexis McNutt $300 members $330 nonmembers 200DP Digital Photography Techniques Wednesdays 7–9:30 p.m. Anthony Cuneo $300 members $330 nonmembers 101DM Introduction to Web Design Thursdays 7–9:30 p.m. William Sweeney $300 members $330 nonmembers This course explores the industry of graphic design and empowers students to develop their distinctive style. Students will investigate a variety of graphic design fields, including print media, marketing and branding, and info graphics and develop an understanding of balance, scale, and typography. The first half of class will feature lectures and discussions while the second half will focus on technical instruction and critique of student work. Students will learn to competently utilize Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to develop a portfolio of work. This course will cover techniques for achieving unique and artful photographs. Learn about the settings and functions of your digital camera, subject and composition, and use of visual elements. Shooting assignments will sharpen your mastery and give you a chance to experiment with a variety of conceptual approaches. Students will also learn prepare their photographs for printing, digital projection, and the web. No prior experience required. Students should bring their own digital camera to class (point and shoot or DSLR). Learn how to create a great website with this intuitive and straightforward industry standard software. Adobe Dreamweaver allows for the direct creation and editing capabilities of HTML. Students will begin by learning how the web works, web design basics, proper image sizing, use of web-safe colors, what HTML is, and how to apply the design skills using Adobe Dreamweaver to create and save HTML pages. This course will also cover acquiring an online domain name and site hosting. 11 | Yard School of Art Special film series offered in partnership with the Montclair Film Festival Come as You Are: Films of the 90s The 1990s saw the explosion of independent cinema in America, with artists of all stripes taking to filmmaking as a way of telling new stories. This series focuses on diverse, engaging films that framed the era, launched the careers of important new artists, and defined the 90s as a decade of artistic exploration that endures well into the 21st century. Ticket holders will have special access to the Museum’s galleries to view Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the date of the ticketed screening. Films will begin at 7 p.m. Price per film: $8 members* $12 nonmembers Price for package of 6 films: $40 members* $60 nonmembers *Discounted price applies to MAM members, as well as members of the Montclair Film Festival. Public tickets for all films will be available for purchase on December 1, 2014, at the Montclair Film Festival website, www.montclairfilmfest.org, or by visiting the onsite Film Box Office at MAM, located at the side entrance and opening at 6 p.m. on each screening date, one hour before showtime. Member tickets will go on sale November 24, 2014. Members will receive a unique Membership discount code and purchasing instructions via email on Monday, November 24, 2014. BASQUIAT (1996) February 11, 2015 Directed by Julian Schnabel Cast: Geoffrey Wright, David Bowie, Benecio Del Toro, Gary Oldman USA/108 Min The painter Julian Schnabel made his filmmaking debut with BASQUIAT, his portrait of his friend and fellow downtown New York City artist, Jean Michel Basquiat (Geoffrey Wright). The film follows Basquiat’s life and career, from naive outsider to the toast of Manhattan’s art scene, while firmly marking Schnabel as a singular filmmaking talent. Yard School of Art | 12 Special film series offered in partnership with the Montclair Film Festival Come as You Are: Films of the 90s JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE IRT (1993) February 18, 2015 Directed by Leslie Harris Cast: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen USA/92 Min As one of the first independent American films written, directed, and produced by an African American woman, Leslie Harris’ JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE IRT holds an important place in film history. It also is a statement of empowerment, defying cultural and social stereotypes to present a wonderfully comic, moving time capsule of early 1990s era New York City. THE CRUISE (1998) March 4, 2015 Directed by Bennett Miller Cast: Timothy “Speed” Levitch USA/76 Min Bennett Miller (CAPOTE, MONEYBALL, FOXCATCHER) began his career as a filmmaker with THE CRUISE, a documentary portrait of Timothy “Speed” Levitch. Part NYC tour bus guide, part existential philosopher, part tragicomic protagonist, Speed brings a unique perspective to everything he sees, providing a contemplative look at the relationship between the individual and the big city. JACKIE BROWN (1997) March 18, 2015 Directed by Quentin Tarantino Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Robert Forster USA/154 Min Quentin Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN is a pivotal film in the career of perhaps the 1990s’ most famous independent filmmaker; transitioning from the pulp violence of his previous films, JACKIE BROWN signaled a newfound maturity in the filmmaker. The story of a flight attendant (Pam Grier) caught between her criminal boss (Samuel L. Jackson) and the law (Robert Forester), JACKIE BROWN is Tarantino’s richest film, a dazzling crime story with a novelistic scope. 13 | Yard School of Art SAFE (1995) April 1, 2015 Directed by Todd Haynes Cast: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkley, Dean Norris USA/119 Min Widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1990s, Todd Haynes’ masterpiece SAFE is the story of Carol White (Julianne Moore), a well-to-do suburban housewife whose life is inexorably altered by the sudden, inexplicable onset of an unnamed chemical sensitivity. Echoing the era’s political and social treatment of the quest for understanding during the AIDS crisis, SAFE remains a searing experience for contemporary audiences. REALITY BITES (1994) April 15, 2015 Directed by Ben Stiller Cast: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo USA/99 Min Generation X, the cohort born between the early 1960s and 1980s, achieved its commercial, cinematic apotheosis with REALITY BITES, the directorial debut from Ben Stiller. The story of the ups and downs of a free spirited young filmmaker named Lelaina (Winona Ryder), and her yuppie (Stiller) and slacker (Ethan Hawke) suitors, the film addresses the perspectives and concerns of Gen Xers as they move from college into adulthood, resulting in a movie that has come to uniquely define its cultural moment. Yard School of Art | 14 Adult Workshops Dennis Teppermen, student Mosaics: Beautiful Pictures from Tiny Pieces Sunday, February 8 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Donna Conklin King $120 members $140 nonmembers Imagery through Collage Sunday, January 25 12–3 p.m. Barbara Minch $40 members $60 nonmembers If you love collage but didn’t think you could do it, this workshop is for you. Using magazine imagery, you will learn how to layer and design unusual compositions with surprising results. This process allows you to tap into your subconscious and work more intuitively. Students should bring scissors or an X-ACTO knife, permanent glue sticks, and high quality drawing paper. Magazines will be provided for images. 15 | Yard School of Art Video Editing: Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro Sunday, January 25 12–3 p.m. Brian Robinson $40 members $60 nonmembers Learn to edit your video footage like a professional. This one-day beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industrystandard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you’re aspiring to make home movies, YouTube shorts, or the next Hollywood blockbuster, Premiere Pro is an affordable and user-friendly way to get the job done. Students are encouraged to bring an external hard drive that stores footage they would like to edit. Learn the exciting art of mosaics. In this one-day workshop, design, cut, glue, and grout vitreous glass tiles to create an original 6x8" work ready for hanging or framing. Bring in your own simple design or pick one of the designs provided in class. Learn about the Picasiette (broken plate) method and other techniques. Your original mosaic will be ready for Valentine’s Day! All materials are included in tuition. Introduction to Wheel Throwing Sunday, February 8 12–3 p.m. Steve Jaskowak $60 members $80 nonmembers Is learning the potter’s wheel on your bucket list? This one-day workshop is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the potter’s wheel. Students learn basic pottery techniques that will help them to create unique and personal pieces out of stoneware. Students will select glazes and return to pick up the fired pots three weeks from the workshop date. All supplies are provided. The Foundations of iPhoneography Sunday, February 22 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Audrey Blake Breheney $40 members $60 nonmembers Basket Weaving for Beginners Sunday, March 8 12–3 p.m. Lesley Schiftic $75 members $95 nonmembers Are you truly harnessing the creative power locked inside your phone? If you want to learn how to improve the images you're already taking on your smartphone, how to edit your images and make them sing, and how to store and organize them in and out of your phone, then THIS is the workshop for you! No intimidation; just a helpful workshop to improve upon what you are already doing and turn your iPhone images into works of art. Personalize your home decor with a unique homemade basket! Basket weaving, an ancient art form, is the hippest new craft trend to come along this generation. The use of wood reed in a variety of shapes and sizes and addition of embellishments will create a personal design for each basket. Beginners will make a magazine holder, waste paper basket, or catchall basket. Your creativity will fashion the look, pattern, and height of your basket. Materials fee of $25 payable to instructor on day of workshop. Edible Art: Spring Cake Decoration Sunday, March 1 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Elisabeth Antoine $35 members $55 nonmembers Try your hand at a popular culinary craft by turning your cake into an irresistible piece of edible artwork. No decorating experience is necessary. Just bring a cake, already assembled and frosted, either homemade or store-bought, and we will provide the materials and instructions to create your very own spring-themed masterpiece. Bring home your decorated cake to share with family and friends. Do it on Yupo! Sunday, March 15 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Dorothy Cochran $90 members $110 nonmembers Yupo is a new synthetic paper that makes the perfect printmaking plate. It is durable, waterproof, translucent, and wipes clean. The smooth surface receives watercolor and ink with brushes, rollers, and textural objects, then prints them precisely with razor-sharp precision. This workshop will explore making monotypes with this amazing material by hand and with a Charles Brand etching press. The possibilities are increased as the Yupo can be cut into shapes, so think outside of the square or rectangular format. Documenting Your Family Tree Sunday, March 22 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Conrad Fink $75 members* $100 nonmembers With pictures and videos scattered everywhere from shoeboxes to photo albums, mobile phones to computers, preserving and sharing your memories is more complicated than ever. This workshop teaches adults the art of nonfiction filmmaking as a tool for documenting the story of their family, with practical, hands-on teaching that focuses on creating a keepsake film. *Discounted price applies to MAM members, as well as members of the Montclair Film Festival. Dorothy Cochran Yard School of Art | 16 Children’s Classes Classes begin week of January 12, 2015 Classes limited to 15 students unless otherwise noted. All supplies are provided for children and young teen (ages 12–15) classes. 202KM Art Safari Wednesdays 4–5 p.m. Nanci Iovino $240 members $270 nonmembers Ages 4–5 Ages 5–7 101KE Studio Explorers Tuesdays 4:15–5 p.m. Aggie Wszolkowska $240 members $270 nonmembers 101KC Pint-Sized Potters Tuesdays 4–5 p.m. Michael Ferrari $280 members $310 nonmembers The perfect introductory class for our younger students, this course will include painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and some sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on imagination, creative expression, and skills that will help children to develop hand-eye coordination. For our youngest pottery enthusiasts, this class will give students the chance to explore the tactile art of clay. Basic clay sculpting techniques will be covered and projects will include pinch and coil pots, cups, sculpted clay figures, and more fun and funky vessels. All works will be either painted or glazed and kiln fired, and will surely be treasured for years to come! 17 | Yard School of Art Students will travel the globe with each new project inspired by cultures and art styles throughout the world. African, Australian, Central and South American, Native American, American, European, Indian, and Asian art will be studied. Animals, nature, and people will provide subject matter for 2D and 3D projects. 103KB Creatures and Animals Fridays 4–5 p.m. Nanci Iovino $240 members $270 nonmembers This course will introduce various materials and mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture through the theme of real life animals and imaginary creatures. Projects will explore the use of color, line, shape, texture, pattern, and setting. 104KB Beyond the Playground Saturdays 10–11 a.m. Aggie Wszolkowska $240 members $270 nonmembers 106KB Nature’s Investigators Tuesdays 4–5 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $240 members $270 nonmembers Children will be introduced to many fine art techniques that use childhood themes as a springboard, and will use everyday experiences as inspiration. The young artists’ favorite people, places, animals, and things are some of the themes explored. Painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, and printmaking will be taught in an encouraging atmosphere. Embrace your child’s curiosity about the natural world! In this class, mixed media projects will focus on different themes in nature. From bugs and bacteria to flowers and foliage, all of our planet’s most wondrous creations will serve as inspiration. Projects will range from painting and drawing, to sculpture, collage and printmaking, and will be sure to bring out the scientist in all of us! Ages 6–8 105KB Draw, Paint, Twist, and Stretch! Mondays 4–5 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $240 members $270 nonmembers This class introduces young artists to building, design, color, and drawing. Imagine the possibilities! Two- and three-dimensional projects will incorporate techniques ranging from painting to papier-mâché, and learning to sculpt with found objects. Projects will use both recycled and fine art materials to create unique and memorable works of art. 301KD Adventures in Comic Book Art Mondays 4–5 p.m. Vicki Arlein $240 members $270 nonmembers Have fun creating your own comic book with superheroes, creatures, or people. You'll learn about making comic books as you plan and draw your story with characters that talk, walk, run, or fly! When our class is done, you can bring “published” copies of your comic book home to share with family and friends. 103KC Universe of Clay Thursdays 4–5 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $280 members $310 nonmembers Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and hand build with kiln clay. Projects will be functional and/or decorative, and will cover cultural and whimsical themes. Learn the proper use of clay tools, sculpting techniques, surface design and decoration, as well as glazing. Some projects will include bowls, mugs, Yard School of Art | 18 Children’s Classes animals, boxes, plates, miniature figures, masks, and more! All pieces are glazed by dipping or painting and then fired in the kiln. 100KD Beyond the Sketchbook I Thursdays 4–5 p.m. Nanci Iovino $240 members $270 nonmembers Fun yet focused, this course is for young artists who have a passion for drawing. Explore basic drawing and rendering techniques, including shading, perspective, form, line, and composition through a series of fun and challenging projects. Using a variety of fine art drawing mediums, this course will develop a set of skills for students who are serious about sketching. 200KS Funky Sculpture Saturdays 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Aggie Wszolkowska $240 members $270 nonmembers Push the limits of your imagination in this fun and funky class! Students will create wild and whimsical sculptures, both fantastic and functional, using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials, as well as objects of personal meaning brought 19 | Yard School of Art from home. From Calderinspired mobiles and made-up machines to silly skyscrapers and papiermâché palaces, this class will be sure to inspire and challenge. 300FI Fashion Illustration Mondays 4:30–6 p.m. Nanci Iovino $250 members $280 nonmembers Ages 8–12 Calling all fashionistas to explore the art of fashion! While focusing on the exaggerated fashion figure and today's trends, students will explore sketching, design, basic sewing, and mixed media to transform their fashions into art. 200MFF Lego Animation Mondays 4:30–6 p.m. Michael Stabile $250 members* $280 nonmembers Everything is awesome in this unique class that teaches young students the art of stop-motion animation using Lego™ building blocks. Students will have the opportunity to create sets and characters, producing exciting short films that set them on the path to becoming a master builder. With a focus on visual storytelling techniques, Lego Animation is the perfect class to let your imagination run wild! *Discounted price applies to MAM members, as well as members of the Montclair Film Festival. 302KD Adventures in Comic Book Art II Mondays 5:15–6:30 p.m. Vicki Arlein $250 members $280 nonmembers Did you ever want to make your own comic book or create your own characters? In this class you'll explore the elements of comic book art as you design, draft, and draw your own story. Then, you'll learn how to get your comic book ready for printing. After the last class, you'll take copies of your comic book home to share with family and friends. 103KW Pottery on the Wheel Three classes offered: • Mondays 4:30–6 p.m. April Clark • Fridays 4:30–6 p.m. Danielle Kotopoulis • Saturdays 1–2:30 p.m. Ashley Hanania $300 members $330 nonmembers This class offers older children the opportunity to work exclusively on the wheel. Gain a solid foundation of throwing techniques while creating bowls, pots, vases, and more. Hand building, sculpture techniques, glazing, and texturing will also be covered. Personal expression is encouraged! 301KA 2D Animation Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. Earl Speid $250 members $280 nonmembers Do you love cartoons and animated movies? Held in our new Digital Media Lab, this class lets you become the author, director, and animator of your own personal cartoon. Students will learn traditional 2D animation as seen in Disney films and utilize Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop to make a short film they will take home on DVD to share with friends and family. 100KDP Digital Photography Wednesdays 4–5:30 p.m. Deborah Guzmán-Meyer $250 members $280 nonmembers 204KM In the Scientist’s Studio Tuesdays 5:15–6:15 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $240 members $270 nonmembers Brains, bugs, and black holes, oh my! In this unique class, artists will explore how science has impacted our lives. What can scientists teach us? Learn fascinating discoveries and facts while creating one-of-akind works of art. Using a variety of techniques and mediums including drawing, painting, collage, and clay sculpting, this course will encourage observation, curiosity, and a sense of wonder, while incorporating different branches of science and nurturing a lifelong love of learning. No previous experience is required for this beginner photography course. Students will learn how to get the most out of their digital cameras through fun, hands-on activities. They will discover the different settings on digital cameras and the basic principles of photography—how a lens and shutter work, composition, light, and contrast. Students will also perform some basic editing techniques using Photoshop CS5. Canon point-and-shoot cameras will be available and students may bring their own camera. Yard School of Art | 20 Children’s Classes 100WR The Art of Writing (Ages 10–12) Wednesdays 6 weeks February 11–March 18 4–5 p.m. Susan Sonneborn $150 members $180 nonmembers Calling all young writers and art lovers! Use the Museum as your muse while developing and strengthening vital writing skills and expanding your creative expression. This session we will focus on themes and topics inspired by MAM’s exhibition Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s. A certified Language Arts teacher will work with students to hone fundamentals while encouraging expressive writing through poetry, opinion pieces, short stories, and more. 200DFM Digital Filmmaking Thursdays 4:30–6 p.m. Michael Stabile $250 members $280 nonmembers From script to screen, this course will guide students through the full spectrum of the narrative filmmaking process in a fun, hands-on environment. Areas of focus will include screenwriting, camera operation, cinematography, lighting, 21 | Yard School of Art directing, and sound design. Using professional film equipment and industry-standard editing software, students will experiment with various storytelling techniques and create films they’ll be proud to call their own, while learning the magic behind the art of moviemaking. 101KD Beyond the Sketchbook II Thursdays 5:15–6:15 p.m. Nanci Iovino $240 members $270 nonmembers For young artists who have a passion for drawing, this course will explore essential drawing and rendering techniques, including shading, perspective, form, line, and composition through a series of fun and challenging projects. Using a variety of fine art drawing mediums, this course will develop a set of skills for students who are serious about sketching. 205KM Draw, Paint, Create Fridays 4–5:30 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $250 members $280 nonmembers This course will stimulate young artists’ curiosity, and encourage discussion about art through exploring different aesthetic approaches. Learn about art history though gallery visits and reference materials while creating fine art projects that you could add to any portfolio! In an inviting atmosphere, students will learn techniques such as drawing, painting, clay sculpture, printmaking, and more! Inspiration will blossom from students’ individual creativity while learning about artists from different cultures throughout history. 200KP Drawing and Painting (Ages 8–10) Saturdays 10–11:30 a.m. Liz Seaton $250 members $280 nonmembers This class will explore a variety of techniques that allow for creative expression in a fun and supportive atmosphere. A selection of visual resources will be used to introduce styles, techniques, and artists, and as inspiration for some of the lessons. Children's Workshops 220KP Intermediate Drawing and Painting (Ages 10–12) Saturdays 12–1:30 p.m. Liz Seaton $250 members $280 nonmembers Parent and Child Valentines Chocolates (Ages 7+) Saturday, February 7 12–2 p.m. Nanci Iovino $60 members $80 nonmembers A more challenging version of our earlier program on Saturday designed for a slightly older student. Fine art mediums are used to explore styles, techniques, and the formal elements of art making in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Spend special time with your child creating chocolates to present to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day! Students will use candy molds to make a variety of lollipops and chocolates. Personalize your creations with colored white chocolate and candies! Limited to 12 participants; prices are per pair. Peg Kenselaar Cards by Cupid (Ages 5+) Sunday, February 8 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Peg Kenselaar $40 members $60 nonmembers Show those you are closest to how much they are loved! In this fun and creative workshop, artists will design a one-of-akind Valentine’s Day card. Decorative papers, glitter, special effects markers, 3D objects, buttons, ribbons, and more will adorn these keepsakes. Students can also write a love note to place inside, making their card ready to deliver! Superhero Green Screen Filmmaking (Ages 8+) Sunday, February 22 12–4 p.m. Michael Stabile $80 members $100 nonmembers Lights, Camera, Action! Spend the day as a superhero while learning how to create Hollywoodstyle visual effects. Students will perform exciting action scenes in front of a green screen and composite superhero motion graphics with Adobe Suite editing software. All students will take home a digital copy of their movie in stunning high-definition on a flashdrive. Parent and Child Ceramics (Ages 6+) Sunday, March 1 12–2 p.m. April Clark $60 members $80 nonmembers Work together with your child to discover the art of clay. Workshop participants will view demonstrations of the various steps involved in wheel throwing and have time for guided practice. In addition, participants will use a variety of stamps and texturing implements to design their own "family" tile or wall piece. Students are encouraged to bring texture objects to class. Price is per parent and child pair. Yard School of Art | 22 Young Teen Classes Classes begin week of January 12, 2015 200YTGD Graphic Art and Web Design Mondays 6:30–8 p.m. Earl Speid $275 members $305 nonmembers Ages 12 -15 200YTD Drawing Mondays 4:30–6 p.m. Earl Speid $250 members $280 nonmembers Students will draw from direct observation, learning the fundamental elements of line, value, form, perspective, composition, and proportion. Subject matter will vary, and include still life, landscapes, clothed figures, and sketching from the Museum’s collection. 23 | Yard School of Art Students will learn the fundamentals of graphic design and building websites that focus on their individual interests. By making personal design choices for fonts, images, colors, and the composition of their websites, students will create a product that expresses their unique voice, while learning and applying real 21st century digital design skills. 300YTP Oil Painting Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. Nicole Basalyga $255 members $285 nonmembers Students will be introduced to the technical and perceptual basics of oil painting. Building on the foundation of drawing and compositional skills, students will learn to create form and space through color mixing, paint application, and manipulating paint. They will paint from still life and use artwork in the Museum as reference. 300YTC Wheel Throwing for Teens Wednesdays 5:15–6:45 p.m. Steve Jaskowak $300 members $330 nonmembers This class is for teens that want to learn to throw pottery on the wheel. Throwing techniques for centering clay and creating bowls and cylinder forms will be covered. In addition, students will gain a strong foundation of finishing techniques, such as glazing and texturing. Individual vision and personal expression is valued and encouraged. 200TPM Teen Fine Arts Survey Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Emily Kenselaar $255 members $285 nonmembers For teens of any age, this is an opportunity to study a range of fine art techniques. Drawing, oil and acrylic painting, printmaking, and mixed media techniques will all be covered in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Teens can refine their skills in their area of interest or work with a medium they have never tried. All students will leave with a well-rounded and robust knowledge of traditional fine art media, with a touch of experimentation and adventure. Older Teen Classes 203TDP Digital Photography Saturdays 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Deborah Guzmán-Meyer $275 members $305 nonmembers Students will learn how to maximize the use of their digital cameras to create personal works of art. Through different assignments, students will learn about composition and lighting, as well as camera settings that give them creative tools to make their art have its own unique voice. Students will also learn how to transform their images using Photoshop CS5. Canon point-and-shoot cameras will be available for each student. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras. The upper level teen classes (ages 16+) are modeled on college level studio courses and develop formal skills while promoting analytical, critical, and creative thinking. Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies. Students 16 and older may also register for our adult courses. Supply lists can be found online at montclairartmuseum.org. Ages 16+ 305TPP Teen Portfolio Preparation Tuesdays 7–9 p.m. Anthony Cuneo $255 members $285 nonmembers This course provides high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to prepare and expand their portfolio for admission to art school, college, and university. We will examine the application process and what art programs are requiring from your portfolio. The class objectives include art historical references with each project, exploration of various media, life drawing from a nude model, and class critiques. 300TLD Life Drawing Saturdays 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. John Atura $280 members $310 nonmembers This course provides an opportunity for older teens and adults to work directly from the figure to explore sketching the human form and anatomy. It is especially useful for students 16+ who need life drawing experience not provided in the high school art curriculum. Working from the nude model, a classical approach provides the basis for understanding the relationship of form and technique. Students will draw with charcoal, pencil, and a variety of other mediums. Teen Workshops Digital Photography Portfolio Printing (Ages 16+) Sunday, March 8 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Deborah Guzman Meyer $90 members $110 nonmembers Prepare your professional photography portfolio. Students will select, edit, and color correct their images before creating high-quality prints in various sizes. Students should bring a flash drive containing digital files of their photos, glossy paper in sizes of their choice, and a folder to store finished prints. Yard School of Art | 24 Policies and Procedures Please read our detailed policies and procedures prior to enrolling in any class at montclairartmuseum.org. Course Codes Course codes are provided with each class to help select a program that best fits your skill level and experience. For the code key, please visit montclairartmuseum.org. Supply Lists Lists for adult and teen 16+ classes are available at montclairartmuseum.org. Faculty For information about our faculty, visit montclairartmuseum.org. Professional Development Credits are available. Please call 973-259-5139 for more information. Celebrate at the Yard School of Art! Held in our spacious art studios, including our new Ceramics Studio, Art Parties are the perfect way to encourage and celebrate the creative spirit for all ages! They are fun, educational, and can accommodate a wide range of events, from birthday parties to bridal showers. If desired, partygoers may use our permanent collection as inspiration through a gallery visit. Projects are designed to accommodate individual interests. Call 973-259-5139, or email [email protected] for details. 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