Nov
10
to Feb 9

Second Saturdays: Art Exploring

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When:  Every second Saturday in Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Who: Kids ages 7-10
Fee: $15 each

Drop off your kids on a Saturday morning for a fun time of crafts and leave the mess with us! Ann Flowers Gosser will provide a variety of art projects centered around different artists & styles that kids of all ages will enjoy & have something to take home.  Call the MAG to register or click here to pay online.

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Nov
15
to Jul 1

crAFTER HOURS: Pattern & Paint-Cut & Create

 November’s Project: With watercolor paints and a variety of papers, participants will create small pages of patterns. Playing with shape, color and texture we’ll generate a stack of unique patterned pages. In the second hour, we’ll cut simple shapes from our pattern paintings to create small collages. Take away is small frameable piece or best ever greeting card.

November’s Project: With watercolor paints and a variety of papers, participants will create small pages of patterns. Playing with shape, color and texture we’ll generate a stack of unique patterned pages. In the second hour, we’ll cut simple shapes from our pattern paintings to create small collages. Take away is small frameable piece or best ever greeting card.


We believe art and craft are for everyone and can change everything. We invite you to reconnect with your creative side while making art and crafting alongside others. It's a supportive and fun atmosphere, a place to enjoy your creative process and be inspired. Materials are provided, techniques are introduced...and the making begins!


Fee: $25
When: 3rd Thursdays
Time: 6-8pm
Click Here To Pay For Workshop  
Call to RSVP for the FREE February Workshop @ 270-753-4059


2018 SCHEDULE

3.15 Elaina / Embroidery
4.19 Rosemary / Felted Landscapes CANCELLED
5.17  Wayne / Sgraffito + empty bowls FULL!
6.21 Jim / Pop ups
7.19  Debi & Catie / Shibori Dyeing
8.23 (4th THURSDAY) Debi / Painting with Friends based on Hundertwsser: "You can't go wrong!  There's no straight lines & there's lots of color!"
9.20 Joan / Felted pumpkins
10.18 Ann / Printmaking
11.15 Debi / Pattern & Paint-Cut & Create
12.20 Justine / Books: Sewn-board Binding

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Ekphrastic Fantastic

 The Patron Saint of Tiny Houses by Josh Adair

The Patron Saint of Tiny Houses by Josh Adair

DATE: Saturday, November 3
TIME: 10-12 (break for lunch) 1-3
INSTRUCTORS: Josh Adair & Carrie Jerrell
COST: $50

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Double your fun in this dual-medium workshop.  The morning will begin with an assemblage -making workshop led by Josh Adair, associate professor of English at Murray State.  Participants should arrive with 5-7 small--think fits in the palm of your hand--items that have some meaning for them.  MAG will provide wooden cigar boxes to serve as a backdrop for your fantastic creation.  Josh will talk to you about his theories of composition and juxtaposition and help guide you into creating an assemblage uniquely your own. 

In the afternoon session, Carrie Jerrell, poet and associate professor of Creative Writing at Murray State, will discuss strategies for ekphrastic writing (creative writing that responds to other art forms), and participants will spend time writing about each other's assemblages.  Each participant will end the day with an assemblage, a poem written in response to their assemblage, and a poem they've written in response to another participants's work of art

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Watercolor Workshop: Pigment Characteristics

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WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

You might benefit from this class, if…

  • You’re a beginning watercolor artist and you find the plethora of available paints confusing. This course will make it easy for you to decide which paints to buy.

  • You’re an accomplished watercolor artist but you would like to explore some ways to diversify you palette and style.

  • You would like to learn to mix paints more effectively, with a technique that accurately predicts the outcome.

  • You’re not satisfied with some of your paints, but you can’t say exactly why, nor do you have a solution. Perhaps you have some paints that you purchased but they don’t behave like the ones you’re accustomed to using.

WHAT WE WILL DO

Friday evening we will…

  • Build a vocabulary about color and pigments that will help us move fluidly through Saturday’s exercises

  • Dismiss many of the age-old myths about colors and paints

  • Investigate some of the indispensable web sites for the watercolor artist

  • See some examples of watercolor artists making use of specific pigment characteristics

  • Evaluate the paints you currently use


    Saturday we will…

  • Put pigments to work: Develop some techniques for effectively testing watercolor pigments and to predict how they will work for us in our art

  • Escape the ‘color wheel’ mentality: Using pigment charts, mixing lines and palette gamuts, we will mix paints in exciting new ways.

  • Experience some exotic pigments: 90% of the watercolor pigments available today are never used by 90% of the watercolor artists. See how these can provide many new creative options to our art.


    We will not be painting a painting, although you will create some things you will definitely want to keep. When you’re done, you will be much more confident in selecting and buying watercolor paint, in mixing paint, and in testing paint. You will understand the characteristics of watercolor paint and be able to easily determine a particular pigment’s natural characteristics.

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DATE & TIME: Friday, October 26 / 6-8pm
WHERE: Murray Art Guild
WHAT: Artist talk and demo on all things pigment.  Including, but not limited to pigment characteristics, identifiers, what exactly is pigment anyway & just how do I use color charts!

DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 27 / 10am - 2pm (bring a sack lunch)
WHERE: John & Cindy's Studio / 3954 Pottertown Road, Murray KY
WHAT:  Putting it into practice.  We'll all be painting today as we look at mixing techniques, mixing creative 'mud,' tricks to creating new colors & analyzing palettes, and more!

COST: $70
Click here to pay & register!

Students should bring:
sketchbooks for notes
tube watercolor paints
size 6 & 8 brushes, rounds

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Beginning Weaving

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WHEN: Fri, Oct 5 1-5pm / Sat, Oct 6 9-5pm / Sun, Oct 7 TBD-5pm
AGES: Adult
FEE: $125
INSTRUCTOR: Eileen Wirsig

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Participants will be working on 4-harness floor looms.  With the guidance of MAG weavers, we'll design a project (think scarf or shawl, perhaps hand towels), wind the warp, dress the loom & weave away!

All materials provided.  May bring a sack lunch for Saturday. Limited to 3 participants.

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Oct
1
10:30 AM10:30

Zen Doodle: Pumpkins

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DATE: Saturday, October 13
TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
AGES: Teens & Adults
INSTRUCTOR: Barb Fielder
COST: $20 members / $25 non-members

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Create patterns and designs based on a fall theme.  While the practice of Zen Doodles is steeped in the process of mindful doodle--participants will come away with small finished drawings.  No experience in drawing necessary!

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Oct
1
to Oct 3

Fall Break CREATE!

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Join us for one or all three days of Fall Break ART!  A different teacher & art project every morning, Mon - Wed, from 10-Noon. $20/day or $35/2days or $50/3 days.  

When:  Monday, Oct 1.
Time: 10-Noon
Instructor: Emily Glowicki
Ages: 6+
What: project TBA
Price: $20

When: Tues, Oct 2
Time: 10-Noon
Instructor: Ann Gosser
Ages: 6+
What: Soft dolls project
Price: $20

When: Wed, Oct 3
Time: 10-Noon
Instructors: Gwen Falwell & Rosemary
Ages 9+
What: Beading, memory bracelets
Cost: $20

 

 

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

Intro to Watercolor Basics

 Carolyn Daniels, South Marshall

Carolyn Daniels, South Marshall

Dates: Two-day workshop, Saturday Sep. 29 & Saturday Oct.20
Time: 10am - 2pm (with a lunch break)
Instructor: Carolyn Daniels
Who: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (adults)
Cost: $75 (includes both sessions)

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Local artist, Carolyn Daniels, will cover basic watercolor materials and techniques as she guides participants through the painting process.  Designed for the VERY BEGINNER, Carolyn takes the pressure out and puts the emphasis on the painting process.

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Sep
11
1:00 PM13:00

Homeschool Studio: Art inspired by artists

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Who: Kids ages 5+
When: 8 Tuesdays:  September 11, 18, 25 + October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 1-2:30pm
Instructor: Ann Flowers Gosser
Price: $100

This is a hands-on, creative studio for homeschooled kids, which will incorporate art history by introducing different artists, with collaborative, multi-age, art projects inspired by these artists. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

WHIRL!

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Dates: 4 Fridays in September 7, 14, 21, 28
Who: Preschoolers (ages 3-5) parents are invited to say, but will be asked to sit on the sidelines...
Time: 9am - 10:15am
Fee: $20
Where: Playhouse in the Park

There will be a story, an art project and dance.  Limited to 18 participants.
 

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Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Zendoodles: Butterflies & Dragonflies

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When: Saturday, June 16, 10:30-11:30am
Who: Older teens & Adults
Instructor: Barbara Fielder
Fee: MAG Members $15 / Nonmembers $20

Using traditional zentangle techniques, Barbara will lead participants through creating small, patterned drawings inspired by butterflies and drangonflies--a mindful drawing practice, with color!

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Jun
11
to Jun 25

Introduction to Digital Photography--FULL

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WORKSHOP
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Date: 3 Mondays / June 11, 18, 25
Time: 6-7:30pm
Ages: Older Teens & Adults
Instructor: Terry Little
Fee: $40

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Local photographer and founder of Murray's Film Burners, Terry Little, will take us through camera basics (yes, bring your camera), including cameras & lenses, what all those buttons do (shutter speed, aperture, etc), automatic and manual settings, as well as camera care.   The second week will focus on different types of photography including portraits, sports, animals, and nature.  We'll also look at composition, and working with light.  The third week we'll review and look at editing on the computer and at prints and printing.

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Jun
4
to Aug 3

Summer Art Studios for Youth

Registration Form to Print & Mail
OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & PAY ONLINE

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SUMMER YOUTH EXHIBIT / AUG 31 / 5-7PM / NEW TOURISM BLDG, 206 S. 4TH ST.

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DRAW WHAT YOU SEE
Drawing techniques based on Betty Edwards' book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, using traditional drawing materials & learning from observation.

Age: 9-12
Instructor: John McLaren
Date: June 4-8
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Fee:  $70

BOOK ARTS **CANCELLED**
Participants will learn basic bookbinding skills and more, including paste-papers & pop-ups  This is an opportunity to be precise with hand skills and respond intuitively in the creative process.

Age: 12+
Instructor: Justine Riley
Date: June 11-15
Time: 1:00-3:00
Fee: $70

WOODS
Learning the basics of wood turning using the wood lathe to cut beads and coves. Students will make individualized mallets and other small turned pieces. Multi-age groups.  Maximum 4 per group.

Age: 10-18
Instructor: Wyatt Severs
Date: June 18-20 (Mon-Wed)
Times: 11:00-12:30  / 1:00-2:30  / 3:00-4:30 FULL
Fee: $50

WATERCOLOR & MIXED MEDIA--FULL, call to be put on waiting list
A week of exploring watercolors + other media

Age: 6+
Instructor: Shannon Boyd
Date: June 18-22
Time: 10-Noon
Fee:  $70

CARTOON & COMICS : HOW TO GET THERE--FULL
Age: 11up
Instructor: Mickey Garrison
Date: June 18-22
Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Fee:  $70

MAKE IT BIG! --1 spot available
We will be making a float for the 4th of July Parade!  Plan it.  Build it.  Ride it.  

Age: 10+
Instructor: Justin Roberts
Date: June 25-29 + 4th of July Freedom Fest Parade! (optional)
Time: 1:00-3:00
Fee: $70

EMPTY BOWL FAMILY WORKSHOP
Come join us for a one hour workshop where your family will make bowls to use in NeedLine's "Empty Bowl" project, which helps raise money to combat food shortages for residents in Calloway County.  Each participant will create one bowl to giveaway, no experience necessary.  Feel free to donate what you want to help us cover materials!

Age: 8-100
Instructor: Debi Danielson
Date: July 3
Time: 1:00-2:00
Fee:  Donation

A LITTLE STITCH: EMBROIDERY
This 2-day workshop will explore embroidery stitches with a completed project.  Good for beginners!

Age: 8+
Instructor: Elaina Barnett
Date: July 5-6 (Thurs - Fri)
Time: 10:00am - Noon
Fee:  $30

ART EXPLORERS--FULL  call to be on waiting list
Each day will be a different creative exploration--from drawing, painting, printmaking & collage

Age: 6+
Instructor: Emily
Date: July 9-13
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Fee:  $70

POP ART SCULPTURE:  EVERYDAY IN PAPERMACHE
Come join us as we use papermache to create everyday items, full of fun & whimsy!

Age: 7+
Instructor: Ann Gosser
Date: July 16-20
Time: 1:00-3:00
Fee:  $70

CLAY STUDIO--FULL
Working with basic clay hand building techniques, pinch coil and slab, students will construct both sculptural and functional works in clay. There will be drying, firing and glazing as students experience the clay process. Josh also gives the students an opportunity to try their hand on the potter’s wheel.  

Age: 6-8 & 9-11
Instructor: Josh Riley
Date: July 23-27
Time: 10:00-Noon for ages 6-8 (FULL) , 1:00-3:00 ages 9-11 (THIS SESSION FULL)
Fee:  $90

 

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

Not Your Grandmother's Crackle -A Round Robin Weaving Workshop

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This Round Robin Workshop features 8-14 warped looms, each with a different pattern. When the workshop concludes, participants have a collection of pattern samples they've woven and a notebook of drawdowns.

The Swedish origins of Crackle weave will be presented, as well as Atwater's Introduction to American Weavers in the Late 1920s. Patterns are provided. Suggestions are given for warp, pattern weft, and tabby weft threads, and different ways to weave Crackle (4-shaft and 8-shaft) are explored.

Drafts assigned will include a variety of yarns, textures, and sizes. Participants will leave with a notebook of resources they can return to over and over for inspiration in creating their own drafts and projects. Notebooks contain extensive notes and bibliography.

Schedule:
Tues. May 1 / registration deadline
Fri. June 1 / 5pm / setup (recommended)
Sat. June 2 / 9am-5pm studio (lunch provided)
Sun. June 3 / 10am-tbd / studio (lunch provided)

Instructor: Debbie Todhunter

Fee: $100 (In addition, at time of workshop there is a $25 Notebook Fee, payable to instructor.) Click here to pay!

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HOTEL INFORMATION:  Springhill Suites is offering a discount for everyone in this workshop, but you must book by May 15th.  If booking online, use the code MAGS to receive this discount.  Click here for Springhill Suites website.

 

 

 

 

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Apr
10
to May 1

Very Special Arts: Side by Side

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When: 4 Tuesdays, April 10 - May 1
Where: Workshops @ MSU Price Doyle Fine Arts Bldg
Time: 4-5:30pm
Who: Elementary-Middle School aged children with disabilities (of any kind)
Fee: FREE

The Very Special Arts Side by Side program is designed to offer a creative outlet for students, reinforce inclusiveness and positive self-image, and highlight the importance of arts education in the development of our young people. Additionally students will have the opportunity to create alongside professional artist and see their work exhibited in a gallery setting at a public venue. 

The Murray Art Guild will work in conjunction with Murray State University Art Education department for a series of four workshops with MAG instructors and MSU students.  Then participants will be matched with a local artist to create a collaborative work, which will then be displayed.

Please call the MAG at 270-753-4059 to register &/or download:

 

2018 PARENT LETTER

2018 REGISTRATION FORM

 

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Free Community Interwoven Workshops

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Who: Anyone!
Where: Miller Center
Dates: Saturdays, Feb 3rd & Feb 10th
Time: 10am - Noon
Fee: FREE!

We will be hosting two Saturday workshops, open to the public, to create small, circular weavings to be installed in our larger, collaborative Interwoven project.  We would like all members of the community to come and get involved in this community event! 

Please RSVP at 270-753-4059 to make sure we have enough supplies and facilitators!

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Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

Bookbinding: Cord Bound

Beautiful handbound books perfect for sketching, journaling or gifting. Justine is a patient and precise instructor, workshop results are wonderful. This studio will focus on cord bound books using decorative papers and bookboard for covers. All materials and supplies provided. Pre-registration required.

Who: Adults and older teens
Instructor: Justine Riley
Date & Time: TBD/8:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $70
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Oct
21
9:30 PM21:30

Glitter Houses

Who:  Ages 11 - Adult
When: Saturday Oct 21 (NEW DATE) / 9:30 - 11:30am
Instructor: Rosemary
Fee: $25

Run simultaneously as Second Saturday crafts, Rosemary will be working with older children through adults to construct a tiny glitter house, perfect for a holiday display or gift.  Works well with lights!

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Oct
10
to Oct 24

Create and Skate

When:  3 Tuesdays in October: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Time: 4-5:30pm
Who: Ages 9+
Fee:  $90

This is an exciting new workshop that combines art & play!  Participants will design and paint their wooden skate deck in the first few sessions.  Then with help from our friends at Gear Up Cycles, participants will add the wheels, grip tape, etc to build their complete, one-of-a-kind art skateboard!  Class limited to 10

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Sep
18
to Sep 20

Beginning Weaving

Who:  Adults
When: Mon-Wed, Sep 18, 19, 20
Time: 9am-3pm (bring a lunch)
Instructors: Eileen Wirsig
Fee:  $125 (includes materials, but larger projects may require additional material fee)

  • Learn the basics of weaving
  • Using 4 harness floor looms
  • Design a project, warp the loom & weave!
  • Limited to 4 participants
  • No experience necessary!!
  • All supplies provided

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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Pamphlet Books - Youth (10+) - Adult

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This is a multi-age studio with youth 10up and adults encouraged to attend. Each participant will create their own hand bound pamphlet style book, using fine and decorative papers. The books are great for field notes, journaling and sketching. All materials and supplies provided. Pre-registration required.

Who: Ages 10 - adult
Instructor: Justine Riley
Date & Time: TBD/10am-12:00pm
Fee: $25
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