PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Apr
24
Thu
New! Painting Open Studio
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 9:00 pm

Artists bring their own supplies and work independently in a creative environment.

Ceramics
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 24 @ 9:30 pm

Sorry, this class is full.

This class offers students an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of ceramic techniques by making sculptural forms and experimenting with surface texture. Students will work on the potter’s wheel and also build ceramics by hand, learning methods for finishing, and glazing their pieces.

Apr
25
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.

Ages 3 – 6

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

April 25: How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long

May 2:  Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
May 9:  A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson
May 16:  Still Life Stew by Victoria Raymond
May 23:  Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
May 30:  Perfect Square by Michael Hall

June 6:  Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
June 13:  Little Cloud by David Small
June 20:  Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
June 27Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

July 4:  Cancelled in observation of the holiday
July 11:  The Big Blue Spot by Peter Holwitz
July 18:  Art by Patrick McDonnell
July 25:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Aug 1:  Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
Aug 8:  Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
Aug 15:  A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
Aug 22:  Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Aug 29:  Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar

Apr
26
Sat
Drop-in Ceramics Studio
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Artwise I
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Ages 6–8) Using the Museum’s collection for inspiration, the basic fundamentals of art will be taught, developed, and practiced. The class will focus on drawing with additional painting and sculpting projects.

Apr
27
Sun
Sunday Studio Series
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Studio Series

Children and their families are invited to experience a new medium and activity each month in the Children’s Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T.

April 27: Art Times Three: Triptychs
May 25: Jim Dine: Inspired Assemblage Hearts
June 29: Garden Sculptures
July 27: Elaborate Labyrinths
Aug 31: Starving for Art

Apr
28
Mon
From Drawing to Painting
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mondays, April 14 – June 9 (8 weeks; no class May 26)

Starting with drawing and transitioning into painting, students of all levels will explore a variety of subjects through still lifes and photographs. Students will also experiment with charcoal, conté, pastels, and water-based media such as acrylic and gouache for painting.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sorry this Open Studio is FULL.

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

Drop-in Ceramics Open Studio
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 9:30 pm

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

Apr
29
Tue
Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Designed for students who have completed Beginning Jewelry Making, this class will teach students more advanced techniques, such as chain and clasp making, hollow form beadmaking, and advanced soldering.

Digital Photography
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm

Students of all levels will develop fundamental technical skills for digital cameras. Basics such as how to determine a proper exposure, use of depth of field, and what goes into a well-composed image will be covered.

Pottery
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Watercolors
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

This watercolor class is designed to provide students with all the necessary skills to take command of their watercolor paintings. Classes will cover materials, techniques, and paint application methods that keep watercolors fresh and airy.

Apr
30
Wed
Beginning Jewelry Making
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

Painting en Plein Air
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Use your brush and palette to explore the beauty of the Brandywine Valley. This class will emphasize traditional plein air painting techniques, focusing on using color to capture light, shadow, and form in landscapes.

The Joy of Clay: Throwing
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Gentle instruction will guide students from beginner to advanced levels for making a variety of vessels on the potter’s wheel.

Drawing and Painting
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform students’ work.

Advancing Young Artists
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Ages 10–14) Using a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter, this class will teach the basic fundamentals of art and take students’ artistic skills to a new level. Young artists will be inspired and gain confidence in their artwork!

Pottery
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Beginning Jewelry Making
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 30 @ 9:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

May
1
Thu
Wire Working and Metal Clay
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is a fun and easy introduction to creating fashionable metal jewelry. The first half of the class will focus on creating jewelry using wire, while the second half will focus on simple techniques to produce creative designs with metal clay.

New! Painting Open Studio
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – May 1 @ 9:00 pm

Artists bring their own supplies and work independently in a creative environment.

Ceramics
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – May 1 @ 9:30 pm

Sorry, this class is full.

This class offers students an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of ceramic techniques by making sculptural forms and experimenting with surface texture. Students will work on the potter’s wheel and also build ceramics by hand, learning methods for finishing, and glazing their pieces.

May
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.

Ages 3 – 6

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

April 25: How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long

May 2:  Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
May 9:  A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson
May 16:  Still Life Stew by Victoria Raymond
May 23:  Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
May 30:  Perfect Square by Michael Hall

June 6:  Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
June 13:  Little Cloud by David Small
June 20:  Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
June 27Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

July 4:  Cancelled in observation of the holiday
July 11:  The Big Blue Spot by Peter Holwitz
July 18:  Art by Patrick McDonnell
July 25:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Aug 1:  Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
Aug 8:  Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
Aug 15:  A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
Aug 22:  Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Aug 29:  Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar

Art is Tasty
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

May 2: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle
June 6: Delaware Passage, Robert Stackhouse
July 11*: Persian Window, Dale Chihuly
August 1: Rooftop Routine, Christian Jankowski
September 5: Paul Bocuse’s World, Red Grooms
October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

May
3
Sat
Drop-in Ceramics Studio
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Artwise I
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Ages 6–8) Using the Museum’s collection for inspiration, the basic fundamentals of art will be taught, developed, and practiced. The class will focus on drawing with additional painting and sculpting projects.

Cathedral Choir Concert
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cathedral Choir Concert

Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware for a special performance. Adults and children welcome.

Beaded Viking Knit
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the ancient craft of weaving wire, which uses a loop-in-loop technique, to make lovely handmade chains. Students will incorporate beads and complete a woven wire bracelet in copper with a sterling silver clasp. Supplies provided.

World Labyrinth Day
May 3 @ 1:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!”

May
4
Sun
Museum Council Art Book Sale
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Museum Council Art Book Sale

The Museum Council Art Book Sale is back! Working with Librarian Rachael DiEleuterio, the Museum Council has gathered hundreds of art books spanning every period. All sale proceeds will support the Helen Farr Sloan Library Acquisition Fund for books and research materials.

May
5
Mon
From Drawing to Painting
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mondays, April 14 – June 9 (8 weeks; no class May 26)

Starting with drawing and transitioning into painting, students of all levels will explore a variety of subjects through still lifes and photographs. Students will also experiment with charcoal, conté, pastels, and water-based media such as acrylic and gouache for painting.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sorry this Open Studio is FULL.

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

Drop-in Ceramics Open Studio
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – May 5 @ 9:00 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Drop-in Open Figure Drawing Studio
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – May 5 @ 8:30 pm

Whether you are experienced at drawing the human figure or just beginning, this drop-in open studio is a great way to practice drawing from a live model. All drawing media is welcome.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – May 5 @ 9:30 pm

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

May
6
Tue
Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Designed for students who have completed Beginning Jewelry Making, this class will teach students more advanced techniques, such as chain and clasp making, hollow form beadmaking, and advanced soldering.

Digital Photography
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – May 6 @ 8:30 pm

Students of all levels will develop fundamental technical skills for digital cameras. Basics such as how to determine a proper exposure, use of depth of field, and what goes into a well-composed image will be covered.

Pottery
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – May 6 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Watercolors
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – May 6 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

This watercolor class is designed to provide students with all the necessary skills to take command of their watercolor paintings. Classes will cover materials, techniques, and paint application methods that keep watercolors fresh and airy.

May
7
Wed
Beginning Jewelry Making
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

Painting en Plein Air
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Use your brush and palette to explore the beauty of the Brandywine Valley. This class will emphasize traditional plein air painting techniques, focusing on using color to capture light, shadow, and form in landscapes.

The Joy of Clay: Throwing
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Gentle instruction will guide students from beginner to advanced levels for making a variety of vessels on the potter’s wheel.

Drawing and Painting
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform students’ work.

Advancing Young Artists
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Ages 10–14) Using a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter, this class will teach the basic fundamentals of art and take students’ artistic skills to a new level. Young artists will be inspired and gain confidence in their artwork!

Pottery
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – May 7 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Beginning Jewelry Making
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – May 7 @ 9:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

May
8
Thu
Wire Working and Metal Clay
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is a fun and easy introduction to creating fashionable metal jewelry. The first half of the class will focus on creating jewelry using wire, while the second half will focus on simple techniques to produce creative designs with metal clay.

New! Painting Open Studio
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 9:00 pm

Artists bring their own supplies and work independently in a creative environment.

Ceramics
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – May 8 @ 9:30 pm

Sorry, this class is full.

This class offers students an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of ceramic techniques by making sculptural forms and experimenting with surface texture. Students will work on the potter’s wheel and also build ceramics by hand, learning methods for finishing, and glazing their pieces.

May
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.

Ages 3 – 6

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

April 25: How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long

May 2:  Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
May 9:  A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson
May 16:  Still Life Stew by Victoria Raymond
May 23:  Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
May 30:  Perfect Square by Michael Hall

June 6:  Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
June 13:  Little Cloud by David Small
June 20:  Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
June 27Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

July 4:  Cancelled in observation of the holiday
July 11:  The Big Blue Spot by Peter Holwitz
July 18:  Art by Patrick McDonnell
July 25:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Aug 1:  Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
Aug 8:  Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
Aug 15:  A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
Aug 22:  Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Aug 29:  Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar

Art is After Dark: Film & Fashion
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is After Dark: Film & Fashion

Stop in for a special film screening of Bill Cunningham New York (2010), a documentary about the noted New York City fashion photographer. Cunningham, who worked with photographer Scott Heiser at SoHo Weekly News, chronicled fashion trends, high-society charity soireés, downtown eccentrics, uptown fixtures such as Anna Wintour, and everyone in between.

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Clay Date
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop is FULL.

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

May
10
Sat
Drop-in Ceramics Studio
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Painting Aspects of Water
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn watercolor techniques to create a still lake with reflections, a woodland creek in motion, and rushing waterfalls. Some experience with watercolor is required. 30-minute lunch break.

Artwise I
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Ages 6–8) Using the Museum’s collection for inspiration, the basic fundamentals of art will be taught, developed, and practiced. The class will focus on drawing with additional painting and sculpting projects.

May
12
Mon
From Drawing to Painting
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mondays, April 14 – June 9 (8 weeks; no class May 26)

Starting with drawing and transitioning into painting, students of all levels will explore a variety of subjects through still lifes and photographs. Students will also experiment with charcoal, conté, pastels, and water-based media such as acrylic and gouache for painting.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sorry this Open Studio is FULL.

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

Drop-in Ceramics Open Studio
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – May 12 @ 9:00 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – May 12 @ 9:30 pm

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

May
13
Tue
Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Designed for students who have completed Beginning Jewelry Making, this class will teach students more advanced techniques, such as chain and clasp making, hollow form beadmaking, and advanced soldering.

Digital Photography
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 13 @ 8:30 pm

Students of all levels will develop fundamental technical skills for digital cameras. Basics such as how to determine a proper exposure, use of depth of field, and what goes into a well-composed image will be covered.

Pottery
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 13 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Watercolors
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 13 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

This watercolor class is designed to provide students with all the necessary skills to take command of their watercolor paintings. Classes will cover materials, techniques, and paint application methods that keep watercolors fresh and airy.

May
14
Wed
Beginning Jewelry Making
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

Painting en Plein Air
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Use your brush and palette to explore the beauty of the Brandywine Valley. This class will emphasize traditional plein air painting techniques, focusing on using color to capture light, shadow, and form in landscapes.

The Joy of Clay: Throwing
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Gentle instruction will guide students from beginner to advanced levels for making a variety of vessels on the potter’s wheel.

Drawing and Painting
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform students’ work.

Advancing Young Artists
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Ages 10–14) Using a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter, this class will teach the basic fundamentals of art and take students’ artistic skills to a new level. Young artists will be inspired and gain confidence in their artwork!

Annual Members Meeting
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

 

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. A quorum of Membership must be present to elect new Trustees. Following the meeting, please stay and celebrate the Museum’s 2013 accomplishments with refreshments and a cash bar.

RSVP by contacting Whitney King at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org by Monday, May 5.

Pottery
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – May 14 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Beginning Jewelry Making
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – May 14 @ 9:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

May
15
Thu
Wire Working and Metal Clay
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is a fun and easy introduction to creating fashionable metal jewelry. The first half of the class will focus on creating jewelry using wire, while the second half will focus on simple techniques to produce creative designs with metal clay.

New! Painting Open Studio
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – May 15 @ 9:00 pm

Artists bring their own supplies and work independently in a creative environment.

Ceramics
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – May 15 @ 9:30 pm

Sorry, this class is full.

This class offers students an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of ceramic techniques by making sculptural forms and experimenting with surface texture. Students will work on the potter’s wheel and also build ceramics by hand, learning methods for finishing, and glazing their pieces.

May
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.

Ages 3 – 6

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

April 25: How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long

May 2:  Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
May 9:  A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson
May 16:  Still Life Stew by Victoria Raymond
May 23:  Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
May 30:  Perfect Square by Michael Hall

June 6:  Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
June 13:  Little Cloud by David Small
June 20:  Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
June 27Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

July 4:  Cancelled in observation of the holiday
July 11:  The Big Blue Spot by Peter Holwitz
July 18:  Art by Patrick McDonnell
July 25:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Aug 1:  Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
Aug 8:  Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
Aug 15:  A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
Aug 22:  Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Aug 29:  Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar

May
17
Sat
Drop-in Ceramics Studio
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Artwise I
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Ages 6–8) Using the Museum’s collection for inspiration, the basic fundamentals of art will be taught, developed, and practiced. The class will focus on drawing with additional painting and sculpting projects.

Intro to Oil Painting
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will focus on concepts and techniques of painting with oils. Working from still life, students will learn how to mix colors and create volume by capturing light and color. Some supplies provided. 

May
19
Mon
From Drawing to Painting
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mondays, April 14 – June 9 (8 weeks; no class May 26)

Starting with drawing and transitioning into painting, students of all levels will explore a variety of subjects through still lifes and photographs. Students will also experiment with charcoal, conté, pastels, and water-based media such as acrylic and gouache for painting.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sorry this Open Studio is FULL.

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

Drop-in Ceramics Open Studio
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – May 19 @ 9:00 pm

This is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in any Ceramics class to work independently in the studio and complete class projects.

Drop-in Open Figure Drawing Studio
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – May 19 @ 8:30 pm

Whether you are experienced at drawing the human figure or just beginning, this drop-in open studio is a great way to practice drawing from a live model. All drawing media is welcome.

Metalsmithing Open Studio
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – May 19 @ 9:30 pm

This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is available for saftey and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.

May
20
Tue
Member Travel Opportunity: Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton, NJ
May 20 all-day
Member Travel Opportunity: Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton, NJ

Museum Members are invited to tour Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture garden and arboretum featuring 270 contemporary sculptures. Enjoy guided walking tours of museum galleries and fine dining at Rat’s Restaurant. After lunch, a guided motorcoach will tour historic sites in Princeton, NJ.

For more information, contact Barbara Osman at 4 Seasons Tours and Travel at 302.945.7700 or osmantours@aol.com.

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Designed for students who have completed Beginning Jewelry Making, this class will teach students more advanced techniques, such as chain and clasp making, hollow form beadmaking, and advanced soldering.

Digital Photography
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 8:30 pm

Students of all levels will develop fundamental technical skills for digital cameras. Basics such as how to determine a proper exposure, use of depth of field, and what goes into a well-composed image will be covered.

Pottery
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Watercolors
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

This watercolor class is designed to provide students with all the necessary skills to take command of their watercolor paintings. Classes will cover materials, techniques, and paint application methods that keep watercolors fresh and airy.

May
21
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Beginning Jewelry Making
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

Painting en Plein Air
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Use your brush and palette to explore the beauty of the Brandywine Valley. This class will emphasize traditional plein air painting techniques, focusing on using color to capture light, shadow, and form in landscapes.

The Joy of Clay: Throwing
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Gentle instruction will guide students from beginner to advanced levels for making a variety of vessels on the potter’s wheel.

Drawing and Painting
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4 (8 weeks)

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform students’ work.

Advancing Young Artists
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Ages 10–14) Using a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter, this class will teach the basic fundamentals of art and take students’ artistic skills to a new level. Young artists will be inspired and gain confidence in their artwork!

Pottery
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – May 21 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Beginning Jewelry Making
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – May 21 @ 9:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, along with fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

May
22
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Wire Working and Metal Clay
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is a fun and easy introduction to creating fashionable metal jewelry. The first half of the class will focus on creating jewelry using wire, while the second half will focus on simple techniques to produce creative designs with metal clay.

New! Painting Open Studio
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – May 22 @ 9:00 pm

Artists bring their own supplies and work independently in a creative environment.