THE NELSON-ATKINS
Adult Studio Classes

Earth Meets Sky

Horizon Lines: Where the Earth Meets the Sky
Instructor: Rich Hayek

One-session class Saturday 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. with 1 hour break for lunch, October 1, 2022
$100 | $80 Members
Adults (16+)

Take a broader view of landscapes in the museum’s collection. Then create your own work in pastel with accomplished pastel artist, Rich Hayek. Class time includes a one-hour break for lunch. Supplies are included in class fee, but lunch is not provided.

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Aaron Douglas-Noah's Arc Detail

Watercolor Inspired by Art Deco
Instructor: Barry Teghtmeyer

One-session class Saturday 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. with 1 hour break for lunch, October 22, 2022
$100 | $80 Members
Adults (16+)

Spend time in the featured exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939 to gather inspiration for a value-focused watercolor work. Class time includes a one-hour break for lunch. Supplies are included in class fee, but lunch is not provided.

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screen printing class

From Paint to Prints

One-session class Friday 6-8 PM, November 11, 2022
$50 | $40 Members
Adults (16+)

Bring a friend or come on your own for a fun night of creativity! Gather inspiration from the graphic shapes and bold designs in the museum’s contemporary galleries. Then work with teaching artists in the studio classrooms on a screen-printed poster to take home.

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Woman Painting

Layers and Textures: Oil and Cold Wax
Instructor: Linda Nickell

Series of 4 classes; Mondays 1:30-3:30 p.m.; October 3-24, 2022
$200 | $160 Members)
Adults (16+)

Discover new painting techniques using oil paint and cold wax medium! Try your hand at building paint layers, creating textures, masking, and using stencils. Previous experience with oil paints is recommended. Supplies provided.

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Happy screen printer

Print Workshop
Instructors: Anthony High & Suzann Geringer

Series of 8 classes; Mondays 1:30-3:30 p.m.; October 3-November 21, 2022
$400 | $320 Members
Adults (55+)

Take a deep dive into the Nelson-Atkins collection from Japanese wood block prints to relief designs from India, and motifs from the featured exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939. Then explore a variety of printmaking techniques like dry point, monoprinting, block printing, and screenprinting. Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit artwork in a culminating exhibition in the museum’s Ford Learning Center. This class is designed for adults 55+ and all levels are welcome. Supplies provided.

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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.

Watercolor Inspired by Art Deco Image detail: Aaron Douglas, American, 1899–1979. Noah’s Ark, 1935. Oil on Masonite. Fisk University Galleries, Nashville, Tennessee