Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45pm
Instructor: Melissa Magane
Session 1: September 3 – October 22 (8 weeks)
Session 2: October 29-December 17 (8 weeks)
Experience warm-up postures, yogic breathing, and relaxation. Instruction is adapted for all levels of experience. $88, $72 for Museum members, Drop-ins $14 per class, payable in class.
This programming is generously sponsored by Fitchburg State University and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement, with funding from Mass Humanities.
Moving Pictures: Responding to Art through Movement
Wednesday, October 2, 4:30pm
In conjunction with Adria Arch’s exhibition Reframing Eleanor, FAM is hosting a series of workshops for young people based on the intermingling of art forms. All workshops will be run by artist Adria Arch, dancer and professor of mathematics at Fitchburg State University Catherine Buell, and Monkeyhouse Dance founder and dancer/choreographer Karen Krolak. FAM Curator Lisa Crossman and Executive Director of the Fitchburg Historical Society Susan Navarre will provide historical context related to Arch’s and Norcross’s artworks and the cultural references made by each. Open to teens and adults age 12 and up. Pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to attend both workshops, although it is not required. $5 FAM member / $10 non-member. Register below or by calling 978-345-4207.
What’s In Sight: Site-Specific Creation Movement Workshop
Wednesday, October 9, 4:30pm
In the second workshop in the dance series, we will explore how visual artists and dancers respond to a place or object. We’ll call on color, shape, and space as our inspiration. Open to teens and adults age 12 and up. Maximum 15 dancers. Pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to attend both workshops, although it is not required. You may also register for the workshop by calling 978-345-4207. Fee: $5 FAM member / $10 non-member. Register below or by calling 978-345-4207.
Public Event: Leaping, Twisting, Turning
Sunday, October 20, 1:30pm
An improvisational movement piece by young local dancers that responds to Adria Arch: Reframing Eleanor. Attendees participate in a guided experience as we respond to the art with movement. No experience necessary! FREE with museum admission. Register below or by calling 978-345-4207.
About the Instructors:
Melissa Magane Certified Yoga Instructor, CYT, Northampton Yoga Center, Northampton, MA, Certified since 1999.
Carolyn Todd has a BFA and MA in Fine Arts and Art Education. Her extensive experience teaching includes middle school, high school, college, and adult students. She specializes in drawing, all types of painting, color theory, and art history. The National Park Service selected her to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Amistad National Recreation Area. Her paintings, drawings, and illustrations are in private collections in the United States and South America.
Adria Arch has had solo exhibitions at Danforth Art in Framingham (MA), the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury (MA), and the Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. She has completed site-specific murals at Lesley University’s Porter Square building in Cambridge (MA), Stonehill College, and Danforth Art in Framingham (MA). Her work is included in many private and public collections including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fidelity Corporation, and the Federal Bank of Boston.
Youth classes are taught by professional art educators who enjoy teaching children. All supplies are provided for youth classes. Adults must bring their own supplies. A list of suggested supplies will be sent automatically if you register through www.familyid.com; otherwise please call the front desk to request one. All youth classes, except the Making Comics Workshop, meet for 5 days, Monday-Friday. Please drop off and pick up children promptly at the Museum’s main entrance on Elm Street. Parents/guardians do not have to stay in the Museum during class. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Laura Howick, Director of Education, at 978-345-4207 ext. 305 for details. We believe creating art is especially good for children; they learn motor skills, decision-making, visual literacy, and positive self-expression. Your child does not have to have “talent” to take our art classes, just an interest in art.
If you sign up for both morning classes for ages 5-8, the fee is $105 for Family-level Museum members; $125 for non-members. Each class for ages 9-12 is $105 for Family-level Museum members; $125 for non-members. There is an additional fee of $15 for supervision during lunch if the student is taking a morning and afternoon class. (Students must provide their own lunch and snacks.)
Often the Museum staff or local newspaper would like to photograph students in the classroom for publishing on social media or in the newspaper. If you do not want your child photographed for this purpose, please indicate that on your registration form, otherwise we will assume we have your permission.
Class Cancellations Due to Under-Enrollment or Instructor Illness
If a class has to be cancelled due to these circumstances, students will be notified by phone and refunds will be issued.