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Spring Class Schedule 2012



Adult Classes:

Spring, Session 1: Painting Fundamentals

Allison Watson

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Classes began April 25 and will continue until June 9, 2012.

Members $168, non-members $188, Active Docents $84

This class introduces painting to beginning students and strengthens the skills of intermediate painters.  Each student will have individual attention and work at their own level.  Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory, and techniques in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media.   Ages 13 and up, featuring instructor Allison Watson.


Ellen Diamond: En Plein Air

Ellen Diamond Workshop

Saturday, April 28th, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This plein-air workshop will take place in the idyllic setting of The Cummer Gardens.  Participants will utilize the Impressionism approach to light and color to create paintings focused on capturing the essence of their experience.

Members $80, Non-members $95, Docents $40.

For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.


 Children’s Classes:

Drop in Art – Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17, and 24 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

$5 per class

Each week children ages 4 to 10 will have the opportunity to explore the galleries or gardens and experiment with a different art process. No pre-registration.  Please arrive early as class size is limited.  Members and Non-members $5.


Art for Two – Saturday, April 14,    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Art Fun for Two!

Are you looking to spend some creative and quality time with your little one? Then you should enroll in our very popular Saturday class “Art for Two” for 3 to 5 year olds and their favorite adult. On April 14th from 10:30 until 12:00 noon, Students will collaborate with their special adult on a masterpiece using techniques learned during a quick tour of our Impressionism and Post Impressionism exhibit from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. So come and enjoy the fun!

Ages 3 – 5 with their favorite adult.   Pre-registration is required.

Members $10 per pair, per class

Non-members $15 per pair, per class

Students will explore the galleries to learn about still life paintings then return to the studios to create their own painted fruit bowl.


Art Adventures – Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 

Let’s Make a Good Impression!

This month, students age 6 to 12 years will tour the Impressionism and Post Impressionism Exhibit from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta where they will study the techniques of impressionist painters Monet, Pissarro and Renoir.  They will compare different kinds of still life paintings then return to the studio to create their own masterpiece! So, enroll your young artist today to extend their arts education by studying the works of the masters at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens!

Ages 6 to12. Pre-registration is required.   Members $10 per class, Non-members $15 per class


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