Springfield Museums Press Releases

Adult Courses and Trips

General Museum News

November 20, 2006

The Museum School of the Springfield Museums is offering the following courses and travel opportunities for adults this winter. Course registration begins December 11. For complete course descriptions and travel itineraries, call 413–263–6800, ext. 377, or log onto www.springfieldmuseums.org. On-line course registration is available.

Painting and Drawing in Mexico, May 3-10, 2007. Call for a complete itinerary.
Painting and Drawing in Mexico, May 3-10, 2007. Call for a complete itinerary.
Courses

From Berlioz to Boulez: 200 Years of French Opera
- Guy McLain, instructor; Wed., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 28-Apr. 4.

Writing through Winter: A Museum Writers' Workshop - Janet Sadler, instructor; Fri., 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 12-Mar. 9.

The Art of Spontaneity: Experimental Workshop in Drawing and Writing - Janet Sadler, instructor; Fri., 1-4 p.m., Jan. 12-Mar. 9.

Bringing Out Your Own Book: One-day Workshop – Janet Sadler, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 3 or Apr. 14.

Introduction to Genealogy - John P. O'Connor, instructor; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 20.

French Canadian Genealogy - John P. O'Connor, instructor; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 24.

Introduction to Genealogy with an Irish Twist - John P. O'Connor, instructor; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Mar. 24.

Celtic Calligraphy - Mari Funai, instructor; Tues., 6-8 p.m., Feb. 6-27.

Pisanki: The Art of Polish & Ukrainian Egg Decoration - Susan Urban, instructor; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mar. 10 & 17.

Art Dolls - Mari Funai, instructor; Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 7-Mar. 7.

Beginner/Intermediate Silk Painting - Maureen Egan, instructor; Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 28-Mar. 21.

Adobe Elements and the Digital Camera for Laptops - Ruth West, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 14.

Beginning Drawing - Jesse Connor, instructor; Tues., 6-8 p.m., Jan. 9-Mar. 6.

Very, Very Basic Drawing - Marjory Lehan, instructor; Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 8-Mar. 12.

Beginning/Intermediate Pen & Ink - Marjory Lehan, instructor; Mon., noon-2 p.m., Feb. 5-Mar. 5.

Anatomy: Drawing from the Classics – Donald Smith, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 20-Feb. 17.

Drawing Techniques of the Late Renaissance - Doug Gillette, instructor; Tues., 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 9-Mar. 6.

Portraits in Pastels - Greg Maichack, instructor; Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 8-Mar. 12.

Painting in the Style of the Impressionists - Doug Gillette, instructor; Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 11-Mar. 8.

Painting with Mixed Media - Jesse Connor, instructor; Mon., 6-8 p.m., Jan. 8-Mar. 12.

Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor - Rey Milici, instructor; Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 8-Mar. 12.

Beginning/Intermediate Drawing & Watercolor - Joy Kinigstein, instructor; Thurs., 10 a.m-12:30 p.m., Jan. 11-Mar. 8.

Watercolor Intensive Workshop - Susan Tilton Pecora, instructor; Wed., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7
or March 7.

Printmaking: Linocut & Woodcut - Jesse Connor, instructor; Mon., 2-5 p.m., Jan. 8-Mar. 12.

Introduction to Wood Carving - Adam Suska, instructor; Mon., 6-8:30 p.m., Jan. 22-Feb. 26.

Travel

Day Trip - Smith College Museum of Art and Mt. Holyoke Museum of Art: Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London
- Charles Hayward & Jeanne Fontaine, tour leaders; Wed., Feb. 28, depart 9:30 a.m., return 4 p.m.

Day Trip - Trinity Church and the Boston Symphony Orchestra - Guy McLain & Jeanne Fontaine, tour leaders; Fri., Apr. 6, depart 9 a.m., return 6 p.m.

Overnight Tour - New York City: Museum Row & optional Metropolitan Opera premiere performance of The First Emperor - Guy McLain & Jeanne Fontaine, tour leaders; Jan. 25 & 26, depart 9 a.m., return 8 p.m.

Overnight Tour - Philadelphia: Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Franklin Institute, plus the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, and the Barnes Foundation - Charles Hayward and Jeanne Fontaine, tour leaders; May 31-June 3, depart 7 a.m., return 8 p.m.

International Travel - Dreamtime Down Under: Australia & New Zealand - Jeanne Fontaine, tour leader; March 4-24. Please call for a detailed itinerary. Register by December 15.

International Travel - Painting and Drawing in Mexico, a week at artist Bob Masla's home and studio, Casa de los Artistas, in the tropical fishing village of Boca de Tomatlan, Mexico - Bob Masla & Jeanne Fontaine, tour leaders; May 3-10. Please call for a complete itinerary.
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