Springfield Museums Press Releases

Adult Courses

General Museum News

September 12, 2006

The Museum School at the Quadrangle is offering the following courses and bus trips for adults this fall. Registration is underway. For complete course descriptions and information about scholarships, call 413–263–6800, ext. 377, or log onto www.springfieldmuseums.org/learn. On-line course registration is available.

Americans in Paris - Gloria Russell, instructor; Fri., 10-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 22 & 29.

The Art of Vienna - Gretchen Fox, instructor; Fri., 10-11:30 a.m.; Oct. 6-20.

From Mozart to Mahler - Guy McLain, instructor; Wed., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sept. 13-27.

Writing What You've Always Wanted to Write - Janet Sadler, instructor; Fri., 9 a.m.-noon; Sept. 22-Nov. 17.

Getting Ready to Publish Your Own Book: One-day Workshop - Janet Sadler, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 4.

Publishing Your Own Book: One-day Workshop - Janet Sadler, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 18.

Introduction to Genealogy - John P. O'Connor, instructor; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon; Sept. 23 OR Oct. 21.

French Canadian Genealogy - John P. O'Connor, instructor; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon; Nov. 25.

Eating the Pictures - Claire Hopley, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon; Oct. 28.

Nature Photography - John Green, instructor; Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 28-Oct. 26.

Adobe Elements and the Digital Camera for Laptop – Ruth West, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 4.

Design, Build and Market a Board – Haven Williams, instructor; Sat., 1-4 p.m.; Oct. 28 OR Nov. 18.

The Art of Tarot – Mari Funai, instructor; Wed., 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 4-25.

The Art of Tarot II – Mari Funai, instructor; Wed., 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 1-29.

Calligraphy – Mari Funai, instructor; Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Oct. 2-30.

Calligraphy: Decorative Letters and Borders – Mari Funai, instructor; Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Nov. 6-27.

Japanese Brush Sumi-e Painting – Jeanie Schermesser, instructor; Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Oct. 21-Nov. 11.

Very, Very Basic Drawing - Marjory Lehan, instructor; Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Oct. 16-27.

Drawing: An Introduction and Review – Doug Gillette, instructor; Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Oct. 12-Nov. 30.

Colored Pencil – Mari Funai, instructor; Tues., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Oct. 10-31.

Anatomy Drawing from the Classics – Donald Smith, instructor; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon; Oct. 14-Nov. 11.

Botanical Drawing – Valerie McQuillan, instructor; Wed., 9:30 a.m.-noon; Oct. 11-Nov. 15.

Intermediate Drawing – Marjory Lehan, instructor; Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct. 10-Nov. 14.

The Art of Pastel Workshop – Greg Maichack, instructor; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nov. 11.

Old Masters Painting Techniques – Doug Gillette, instructor; Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct. 10-Nov. 28.

Portraiture Painting – Sandra Wakeen, instructor; Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct. 10-Nov. 28.

Painting with Mixed Media - Jesse Connor, instructor; Mon., 6-8p.m.; Oct. 2-Nov. 27.

Beginning Watercolor - Joan Steinmeyer, instructor; Wed., 9:30 a.m.-noon; Oct. 4-Dec. 6.

Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor - Rey Milici, instructor; Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct. 2-Nov. 27.

Intermediate Watercolor - Joan Steinmeyer, instructor; Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon; Oct. 2-Dec. 4.

Printmaking: Linocut & Woodcut - Jesse Connor, instructor; Mon., 2-5 p.m.; Oct. 20-Nov. 27.

Tile Painting - Jeanie Schermesser, instructor; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oct. 21-Nov. 11.

Day Trips

Bus Trip: Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Americans in Paris - Gloria Russell, group leader; Tues., Sept. 12; depart 9 a.m., return 6 p.m. Includes admission to the Boston MFA and special exhibit, bus travel and driver tip.

Bus Trip: Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Americans in Paris- Jeanne Fontaine, group leader; Tues., Sept. 19; depart 9 a.m., return 6 p.m. Includes admission to the Boston MFA and special exhibit, bus travel and driver tip.

Bus Trip: The Boston Museum of Science: Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition - Jeanne Fontaine, group leader; Sun., Nov. 19; depart 9 a.m., return 5:30 p.m. Includes admission, bus travel and driver tip. Optional: Butterfly Garden & Omni Theater.

Bus Trip: Nutcracker at Amherst - Jeanne Fontaine, group leader; Mon., Dec. 18; depart 4 p.m., return 10:30 p.m. Includes backstage tour, admissions, performance, dinner, bus travel and driver tip.
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