PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Apr
18
Fri
Men’s Jewelry
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore what makes men’s jewelry unique from women’s jewelry. In this class, students will create a ring, cufflinks, a necklace, and cuff—all specific to a male aesthetic.

Glory of Stories
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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 11: When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
April 18: Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross
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

Soldering
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to solder more efficiently and how heat can either enhance or destroy a piece. Students will concentrate on controlling solder flow and learn when to incorporate sweat, pick, and stick soldering.

Apr
19
Sat
Drop-in Ceramics Studio
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturdays, April 19 – June 14 (no class on May 24)

This is a good basic course for beginning and intermediate painters interested in acrylic or oil painting. The instructor will advise students on materials and methods while providing individual instruction tailored to each student’s particular needs and interests. The class will study various artists for inspiration.

Artwise I
Apr 19 @ 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.

Artwise II
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

(Ages 9–12) This class follows the curriculum described in Artwise I, but is geared toward older students.

Apr
21
Mon
From Drawing to Painting
Apr 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 6:00 pm – 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
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 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
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 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
22
Tue
Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
Apr 22 @ 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.

Beginning Drawing
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

Learn basic drawing techniques and gain an understanding of composition, form, line, and perspective. Working from life is the basis of this course, but individual expression is the goal.

Forging and Forming Techniques
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10

Make metal move in unusual ways! In this class students will spend the first four weeks learning how to work copper and aluminum rods into different shapes, tapers, and spirals while the last four weeks will be devoted to anticlastic forming. 

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 22 @ 6:00 pm – 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 22 @ 6:00 pm – 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 22 @ 6:00 pm – 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
23
Wed
Beginning Jewelry Making
Apr 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 6:00 pm – 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 23 @ 6:30 pm – 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.

Apr
24
Thu
Oil Painting
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursdays, April 17 – June 5 (8 weeks)

This class is for students seeking basic training in oil painting materials and techniques or just looking to brush up on their skills. From still life to working from the human figure, students will learn how to set up palettes and mix color, along with paint application and composition. Model fee included.

Texture and Dimension
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Add texture and dimension to your flat jewelry designs! By stamping, roll printing, and fabrication, students will learn how to take their creations to a new level of excitement.

Color Theory
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Using pastels, oil paint, or gouache, students will develop their own color vocabulary by working from historical examples or a still life. Learn to identify value, temperature, hue, and intensity to demystify the use of color in painting.

Continuing Watercolors
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Post-beginner to advanced-level students will continue to learn about watercolors and refine their skills with a focus on painting four themes: landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and people. This session will focus on trees and foliage.

Wire Working and Metal Clay
Apr 24 @ 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.

Dynamic Ceramics
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Ages 10–13) For young students new to ceramics or those growing out of Hurray for Clay!, this class will focus on handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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

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

Ceramics
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 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
Men’s Jewelry
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore what makes men’s jewelry unique from women’s jewelry. In this class, students will create a ring, cufflinks, a necklace, and cuff—all specific to a male aesthetic.

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

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 11: When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
April 18: Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross
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

Soldering
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to solder more efficiently and how heat can either enhance or destroy a piece. Students will concentrate on controlling solder flow and learn when to incorporate sweat, pick, and stick soldering.

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.

Bangles and Dangles
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, April 26 – May 17 (4weeks)

(Ages 14–18) Learn how to turn wire and sheet metal into bangle bracelets, dangle earrings, and more! Decorative wire twisting, hammering, soldering, and other beginning jewelry and metalsmithing skills will be introduced in this special workshop for teens. Some additional supplies must be purchased and will be discussed on the first day of class. (4 weeks)

Painting
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturdays, April 19 – June 14 (no class on May 24)

This is a good basic course for beginning and intermediate painters interested in acrylic or oil painting. The instructor will advise students on materials and methods while providing individual instruction tailored to each student’s particular needs and interests. The class will study various artists for inspiration.

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.

Artwise II
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

(Ages 9–12) This class follows the curriculum described in Artwise I, but is geared toward older students.

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

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

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 – 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 – 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.

Beginning Drawing
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

Learn basic drawing techniques and gain an understanding of composition, form, line, and perspective. Working from life is the basis of this course, but individual expression is the goal.

Forging and Forming Techniques
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10

Make metal move in unusual ways! In this class students will spend the first four weeks learning how to work copper and aluminum rods into different shapes, tapers, and spirals while the last four weeks will be devoted to anticlastic forming. 

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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
Oil Painting
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursdays, April 17 – June 5 (8 weeks)

This class is for students seeking basic training in oil painting materials and techniques or just looking to brush up on their skills. From still life to working from the human figure, students will learn how to set up palettes and mix color, along with paint application and composition. Model fee included.

Texture and Dimension
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Add texture and dimension to your flat jewelry designs! By stamping, roll printing, and fabrication, students will learn how to take their creations to a new level of excitement.

Color Theory
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Using pastels, oil paint, or gouache, students will develop their own color vocabulary by working from historical examples or a still life. Learn to identify value, temperature, hue, and intensity to demystify the use of color in painting.

Continuing Watercolors
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Post-beginner to advanced-level students will continue to learn about watercolors and refine their skills with a focus on painting four themes: landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and people. This session will focus on trees and foliage.

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.

Dynamic Ceramics
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(Ages 10–13) For young students new to ceramics or those growing out of Hurray for Clay!, this class will focus on handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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

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

Ceramics
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 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
Men’s Jewelry
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore what makes men’s jewelry unique from women’s jewelry. In this class, students will create a ring, cufflinks, a necklace, and cuff—all specific to a male aesthetic.

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

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 11: When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene
April 18: Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross
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

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

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).

March 7: Path through Rocks and Bushes, John Sloan
April 4: Claude Montana, Scott Heiser
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

Soldering
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to solder more efficiently and how heat can either enhance or destroy a piece. Students will concentrate on controlling solder flow and learn when to incorporate sweat, pick, and stick soldering.

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.

Bangles and Dangles
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, April 26 – May 17 (4weeks)

(Ages 14–18) Learn how to turn wire and sheet metal into bangle bracelets, dangle earrings, and more! Decorative wire twisting, hammering, soldering, and other beginning jewelry and metalsmithing skills will be introduced in this special workshop for teens. Some additional supplies must be purchased and will be discussed on the first day of class. (4 weeks)

Painting
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturdays, April 19 – June 14 (no class on May 24)

This is a good basic course for beginning and intermediate painters interested in acrylic or oil painting. The instructor will advise students on materials and methods while providing individual instruction tailored to each student’s particular needs and interests. The class will study various artists for inspiration.

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

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.

Artwise II
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

(Ages 9–12) This class follows the curriculum described in Artwise I, but is geared toward older students.

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 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

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 – 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 – 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 – 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.

Beginning Drawing
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10 (8 weeks)

Learn basic drawing techniques and gain an understanding of composition, form, line, and perspective. Working from life is the basis of this course, but individual expression is the goal.

Forging and Forming Techniques
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays, April 22 – June 10

Make metal move in unusual ways! In this class students will spend the first four weeks learning how to work copper and aluminum rods into different shapes, tapers, and spirals while the last four weeks will be devoted to anticlastic forming. 

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 – 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 – 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 – 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!