Adult Classes

Monthly Instructed Life Drawing Class

(Featuring Live accompaniment by House pianist Ralph Diekemper)

Artists of all levels are invited to this opportunity to hone observation and drafting skills. The benefit of studying the human form is that you begin to see the beauty in art, in humanity, and in your own expression. Bring your favorite drawing supplies, or come with none. We begin with a number of quick gesture drawings and work up to 30 minute poses. 

This class is for adults 18+. Interested high school students must have parental approval. Contact with registration questions. RSVP by the Friday before each class to confirm your attendance. $20 per class, 3 classes for $55. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount on all fees. Click here for registration

Upcoming Classes :
September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, and January 15, 2020



Yoga + Accompaniment in the galleries

If you are looking for a challenge for your body, that offers a new perspective for your mind, try Yoga + Accompaniment in the Galleries. Join instructor Shani Jones and guest musicians including House Pianist Ralph Diekemper, cellist Erin Maguire, and harpist Louis Lynch for this unique series of yoga classes. Offered in the shared space of the Main Gallery, each class transforms into a live installation, where participants explore both movement and stillness, as well as interact with live musicians, amidst the artwork currently on view. 

Autumn classes take place on Saturday mornings while the museum is open to the public, and in a shared space with all other museum visitors. Those who are interested in Yoga in the Galleries generally have open minds and free spirits. They enjoy experiencing art in new ways, especially when their response is inspired by, or can inspire, another person! Share this unique experience with a friend, or treat yourself to a new way of experiencing art and yoga.

Saturday Morning Autumn Schedule | 10:00 – 11:00am

  • Oct 12 cello with Erin Maguire
  • Oct 19 piano with Ralph Diekemper
  • Oct 26 harp with Louis Lynch
  • Nov 2 cello with Erin Maguire
  • Nov 9 handpan with Chelsea Caroline
  • Nov 16 piano with Ralph Diekemper
  • Nov 23 harp with Louis Lynch
  • Dec 7 cello with Erin Maguire
  • Dec 14 harp with Louis Lynch
  • Dec 21 piano with Ralph Diekemper

Instructor Shani Jones will be leading the flow from her mat, with inspired visual and verbal cues! A student of yoga since the mid 90’s, Shani has spent 1000+ hours in teacher training programs and over 5000 hours of teaching time. Shani completed her first teacher certification with Don and Amba Stapleton and completed advanced teacher training certification with Shiva Rea.

This class is for adults 16+. Teens age 13 – 16 may participate if accompanied by an adult. All levels of experience welcome. Contact with registration questions. $18 for an individual class, 3 classes for $50. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount on all fees.

* Please bring a yoga mat, and a towel or blanket as the floor in the gallery is quite hard. Also, participants who chill easily are invited to wear layers, as the Main Gallery is maintained at 70 degrees F.

** Classes may be located in the Lobby Gallery or the Main Gallery.

Click here to register for Yoga + Accompaniment in the Galleries