THE NELSON-ATKINS
Adult Studio Classes

Love is in the Art

One session class
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
February 10, 2023
$50 public | $40 Members
Adult 16+ 

 Explore the ways artists in the Nelson-Atkins collection express the ups and downs of life and love, then work on your own or with a loved one to create a collaborative mixed media collage.

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Bookmaking Workshop

Series of 8 classes, 120min
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
March 27 thru May 15, 2023
Classroom 5
$400 public | $300 Members
Adult 55+ 

Instructor: Linda Nickell 

This Creative Aging course will survey bookmaking techniques with inspiration from rare books in the Spencer Art Reference Library,and works in galleries throughout the museum. Participants will create a finished art book to exhibit in the Ford Learning Center student gallery. Friends and family will be invited to attend an opening reception held after the class concludes. All supplies provided and all experience levels welcome. 

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Water in Watercolor

Series of 4 classes,120 min
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 27 thru May 18, 2023
Classroom 6
$200 public | $160 Members
Adult 16+ 

Instructor: Barry Teghtmeyer 

Discover how underpainting, lifting, and glazing techniques create beautiful renderings of water in all its forms. Whether you are an experienced watercolorist or new to the medium, focusing on reflections, shadows, and the play of light will inspire new confidence painting clouds, snow, and water. All supplies provided. 

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Foam Printmaking

Series of 3 classes,120 min
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 15– 29, 2023 (Saturdays)
Classroom 6
$150 public | $120 Members
Adult 16+ 

Instructor: Anthony High 

Push the boundaries of simple scratch-foam printmaking with local artist, Anthony High. This accessible process is sure to inspire continued exploration long after the class concludes. All supplies provided. 

 

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Drawing: Toward the Ultimate Figure

Series of 3 classes,120 min
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 15– 29, 2023 (Saturdays)
Classroom 4
$300 public | $240 Members
Adult 16+ 

Instructor: Suzann Geringer 

Explore the creative process of Alberto Giacometti in the featured exhibition, Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure. Then return to the studio classroom to develop mixed media works inspired by Giacometti’s unique approach to the human figure. 

 

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Beadwork for Beginners

Series of 2 classes,180 min
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
March 25– April 1, 2023 (Saturdays)
Classroom 6
$150 public | $120 Members
Adult 16+ 

Instructor: TK Richardson 

Learn the basics of beadwork with Oglala Lakota / Haliwa-Saponi artist, TK Richardson! All supplies and instruction will be provided for participants to create a beaded pouch inspired by works in the Native American galleries

 

 

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A limited number of need-based studio class scholarships are available. To apply, please complete the scholarship application form. If you have questions, please contact scholarships@nelson-atkins.org for more information.

Cancellations made five business days prior to a class may be refunded, less a $15 processing fee per enrollment. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five business days prior, due to absence, or after a class begins. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, your enrollment fee will be refunded in full. We do not issue credits toward future classes or workshops if you cancel your enrollment or miss a class. There are no make-up classes due to absence. Switching enrollment from one class/workshop to another will result in a $10 transfer fee on a per student/per class basis.