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. SAME-DAY/WALK-IN price per class is $20. Early bird price per class is $18. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount on all fees.

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Upcoming Classes :

May 20 – Cancelled, June 17, July 15, August 19, October 21, November 18, and December 16, 2020


Art Moves + Accompaniment

Schedule of classes | 10:00 – 11:00am

Session 3: (all classes this session are CANCELLED) April 18 (Art Moves+Piano), April 25 (Art Moves+Cello), May 2 (Art Moves+guitar)

If you are looking for a challenge for your body, that offers a new perspective for your mind, try Art Moves + Accompaniment in the Galleries. Join instructor Shani Jones and guest musicians, including House Pianist Ralph Diekemper, cellist Erin Maguire, handpan musician Chelsea Caroline, guitarist Peter Stone, and flutist Marissa LaBant, for this unique series of movement and wellness 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. 

“I facilitate mindful movement  alchemy and collaborate with musicians. It is an improvisational process of cultivating inner state of being as a living art. Breath and body and sound are used as a  conduit for restoring the healing flow of rhythm and range, creativity and control.”       –  Shani Jones, instructor

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 Art Moves + Accompaniment 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 movement.

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.

Fee Schedule:

  • Early Bird Price Per Class is $16.
  • Same-Day/Walk-In Price is $18 Per Class. 
  • Any 3-Class Session is $40 (Session 1: February, Session 2: March/April, or Session 3: April/May)
  • Museum Members Enjoy a 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.

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