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Springfield Museums, Classes

April 1 - April 30

Creativity is one of the essential ingredients to innovation, and innovation often leads to positive change. Attending classes at the Springfield Museums’ Museum School is a wonderful way to nurture creativity and keep yourself nimble for all that you hope to learn and do.

Spring/Summer 2019 Courses by Date

April 9

Museum Explorations Pat Gregory; Ages 6-8; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional child). Youth.

Hands-On Science  Kevin Kopchynski; Ages 9-12; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional child). Youth.

Hands-On History  Thomas Goldscheider; Ages 12-14; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional child). Youth.

Floral Design: Spring Celebration Centerpieces  Ruth Loiseau; Tuesday, 6-8 pm; April 9 (one class); $60, Members; $70, nonmembers (includes all materials). Adult.

April 10

Creative Writing and Memoir  Theresa Chamberland; Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm; April 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19 (ten classes); $179, Members; $210, nonmembers. Adult.

Intro to Stargazing & Starwatching  Kevin Kopchynski; Wednesday, 6-8 pm; April 10 (one class); $15, Members; $18, nonmembers. Adult.

April 13

Watercolor Painting Techniques  Steve Hamlin; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; (one class); April 13; $68, Members; $80, nonmembers (all materials included). Adult.

April 17

Spring Landscape with Flowers in Watercolor  Robert J O’Brien, AWS NWS; Wednesday & Thursday, 10 am-4 pm; April 17 & 18 (two classes) $160, Members; $188, nonmembers. Adult.

April 23

Intermediate Oil Painting Maureen Cotti; Tuesday, 10 am-12:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 (seven classes); $135, Members; $159, nonmembers. Adult.

Abstract Painting: Color & Design  Wednesday Sorokin; Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21 (five classes); $155, Members; $182, nonmembers (includes some materials). Adult.

Drawing and Painting  Don Smith; Tuesday, 6-8:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (seven classes); $145, members, $170, nonmembers. Adult.

Fundamentals of Drawing  Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm; April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28 (6 classes) $120, Members; $142, nonmembers.  Adult.

April 25

Memoir Theresa Chamberland; Thursday, 10 am-1 pm; April 25; May 2, 9, 16 (four classes); $90, Members; $105, nonmembers. Adult.

Color Theory I & II  Brian Kiernan; Thursday, 1:30-4 pm; April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, (No class May 30); June 6, 13 (seven classes) $155, Members; $182, nonmembers. Adult.

April 26

Precious Metal Clay & the Art of Silver Jewelry  Bevlynn Gallant; Friday, 10 am-4 pm; April 26 (one class): $95, Members; $112, nonmembers (includes all materials). Adult.

April 27

Intro to Pastels Workshop  Jeff Kern; Saturday, 10 am- 3 pm, April 27; (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

Painting Animals in Watercolor  Steve Hamlin; 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday, April 27; (one class); $68, Members; $80, nonmembers. Adult.

April 30

Scents and Sensibility  The Grounded Goodwife; Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm; April 30 (one class); $38, Members: $45, nonmembers. Adult.

Here are five great reasons to take a class at the Museum School:

  1. Rekindle your passion

Was it for art, genealogical research, decorating (rooms or cupcakes), understanding the stars? Take a class with us and we will take care of set up and clean up, all you have to do is register and show up!

  1. Challenge yourself.

Learning new things keeps our minds nimble and helps us discover things we never knew we were good at!

  1. Creativity relieves stress.

Less than an hour of creative activity significantly reduces stress, regardless of whether you are good at what you are doing or only so-so.

  1. See in new ways.

Using paint or pastels or pencils, words or frosting or furniture to express feelings and ideas helps us all understand our world, what we see, and how we communicate in new ways.

  1. Meet new people

The Museum School classes—ranging from drawing and painting to playwriting to flower arranging to star gazing and much in between—are filled with interesting and friendly people and taught by knowledgeable and welcoming educators, artists, and practitioners.

Please check in on what the Museum School to offer below and at our website: https://springfieldmuseums.org/museum-school/

Travel Programs

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Frida Kahlo at the Brooklyn Museum  April 28th; depart: 7:30 am, return: 8 pm; $132, Members; $155, nonmembers; includes tours, admission, bus transportation and driver tip.

Ventfort Hall & William Cullen Bryant Homestead Friday, May 17th; depart: 8:45 am, return: 5 pm; $100, Members; $118, nonmembers; includes tours, admission, lunch, bus transportation and driver tip.

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum & the Mattatuck Museum Wednesday, June 5th; depart: 8:30 am, return: 5 pm; $115, Members; $135, nonmembers; includes tours, admission; lunch; bus transportation and driver tip

Glimmerglass Opera: La Traviata Tuesday, July 30; depart: 8 am; return: 7 pm; $220, Members, $259, nonmembers; includes tour, reserved orchestra seating, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities.

NYC: The Neue Galerie & The Jewish Museum Thursday, August 15; 6:45 am- 8 pm; $124, Members; $145, nonmembers, includes guided tours, admissions, bus travel and driver tip.

Details

Start:
April 1
End:
April 30

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Phone:
(413) 263-6800
Website:
www.springfieldmuseums.org