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Classes & Workshops

The museum is a place to not only look, but also to do. Classes and workshops provide new ways to actively engage and continue learning. Past workshops have included Navajo weaving, dyeing fibers with native plants, foraging for wild greens, pottery, and poetry. Watch this page and the MNA calendar and Facebook page for future workshops.

There is also a Nature Journal Club

For Day Trips, Camping & Hiking click here.
For School Programs & Workshops click here.

In-person classes

These classes are taught by local artists in the Discovery Village on the beautiful campus of the Museum of Northern Arizona. Signup directly with the instructor.

Neurographic Art

Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 am - 2 pm

Draw your way to inner calm with this soothing art technique, which helps reduce stress and anxiety. To register email lleearrist@gmail.com

 

Ceramics

Mondays & Wednesdays

In this class, potter Chas Frisco introduces students to wheel throwing techniques; glazing and decorating pots (low fire) including electric kiln and raku/pit firing. All levels are welcome and the class size is limited to 6 students. To register email chasfrisco@yahoo.com

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Landscape Painting

Tuesdays, 9 am- 12 pm

Landscape painter Deborah Mechigian teaches fundamentals of composition, perspective, and color mixing in this weekly class. To register email rockhunterdeb@gmail.com

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Beginning Watercolor

Fridays and Saturdays

Painter Lisa Lee Pearce teaches fundamental skills and techniques for painting with watercolor. This eight week introductory class is aimed at beginners. For details or to register, email Lleearrist@gmail.com

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Nature Sketching

Sundays, 1:30-3:30

Join local nature artist and biologist Liz Blaker at the Museum of Northern Arizona to learn to draw from nature. Each week will focus on a specific plant or animal. To register email elizabethblaker1@gmail.com

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Online classes

These workshops are offered online as videos or Zoom sessions.

Writer's Group via Zoom

Alternating Wednesdays, 5 pm – 6 pm

Free to museum members and staff, this writer’s critique group continues to meet on Zoom. Writers share something they are working on, read it aloud, then hear the thoughts and responses of others. All genres and styles are encouraged, including prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction. For long projects, like a novel or other book, writers bring one chapter at a time.

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Landscape drawing lesson

Landscape Drawing video

Online

In May 2020, Alan Petersen presented a brief introduction to landscape drawing from Buffalo Park. This video of the lesson covers five basics of sketching: Simplify, Negative spaces, Angles, Plumbing, and Proportion.

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Yoga

Yoga

online

Revive your body and your spirit with this yoga basics class held in the Liberating Landscape exhibition. Instructor Erin Widman integrates the art into the instruction, drawing connections that deepen both the poses and the appreciation of the art. Widman is the owner of The Yoga Experience.

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