Adult Classes

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Generous support for educational programs related to THE MODERNISTS is provided by Art Bridges.   

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**All In-person classes will be rescheduled for the new year. pLease stay safe and healthy!**


Monthly Instructed Life Drawing Class

Featuring Live accompaniment by House pianist Ralph Diekemper

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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. Usually, we work from two models and hope to return to that format as soon as possible. Classes are limited to the first 10 students to register.

RSVP is required, Pre-REGISTRATION is preferred.

  • By pre-registering, attendees receive a discounted Early Bird Price of $18.
  • If space allows, SAME-DAY/WALK-IN price per class is $20.
  • SAM members enjoy a 10% discount.
  • Contact to RSVP, or for more information.
  • This class is for adults 18+. Interested high school students must have parental approval.


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Classes hours are 6PM – 9PM, every third Wednesday evening.




Art Moves + Accompaniment

NEW class time | 10:30 – 11:30am

Join instructor Shani Jones and guest musicians for this unique movement and wellness class. 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.  Class is limited to 12 students and everyone must wear masks at all times.

Class takes place on Saturday morning while the museum is open to the public, in the Lehr Gallery. Instructor Shani Jones leads 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.

“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

This class is for adults 16+. Teens age 13 – 16 may participate if accompanied by an adult. All levels of experience welcome. 

Fee Schedule:

  • Early Bird Price is $16.
  • Same-Day/Walk-In Price is $18. 

*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.

**All In-person classes will be rescheduled for the new year. pLease stay safe and healthy!**