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Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Begins Quarterly Classes

Biloxi, Mississipp - The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in 2008 will begin regularly quarterly art classes encompassing a number of disciplines and open to various age groups.  Members of the museum receive a discount on classes; membership is open to all and information is available at www.georgeohr.org.

Additionally, special weekend workshops for professionals will be offered at least three times in 2008.  More information on these is coming soon.

The regular quarterly classes will be held at the museum, at 1596 Glenn Swetman St., Biloxi.  To register, call 228.374.5547 or email studio@georgeohr.org or info@georgeohr.org.  The quarters for 2008 begin on:

January 7

March 31

June 23

And September 15.

Offered in the quarter beginning January 7 are:

Monday

Beginning/Intermediate Pottery classes with instructor Charles Comstock – 10 wks

Students will learn principles of centering, throwing, glazing, and firing pottery. Students will create 10-15 pieces in 10 weeks session.

Times: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Fee: $200 for session. Includes 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Pre-registration required.

Hand Building with instructor Laurie Gaethe  - 10wks

Students will learn to create ceramic art using hand building techniques including slab, coil, and pinch work. Students will create 7-10 pieces per session.

Times: 6 - 8 pm

Fee: $ 200 for session. Includes 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Pre-registration required.

Art Scouts with Instructor Anne Kotleba – Ongoing

A comprehensive study of art and theory for children 13 to 18 years of age. Students will learn about a different artist every week through lecture for ˝ hour followed by a related activity. The students will broaden their artistic horizons during this wonderfully entertaining and creative class.

Times: 6:30– 8:00 pm

Fee: $100 for 12 weeks, $50 for 5 weeks, or $15 per week with 24 hours notice.  Pre-registration required.

Tuesdays

Beginning/Intermediate Pottery classes with instructor Charles Comstock – 10 wks

Students will learn principles of centering, throwing, glazing, and firing pottery. Students will create 10-15 pieces in 10 weeks session.

Times: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Fee: $200 for session. Includes 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Pre-registration required.

Wednesdays

Drawing classes with Instructor Charles Comstock

Students will learn the concepts of perspective and composition using various drawing techniques.

Times: 5:30-7:30

Fee: $200 for 10 week session. A supply list will be given upon registration. Pre-registration required.

Thursdays

Altered Book class with Instructor Erin Boudreax

Times: 5:30 – 7:30

Students will learn an art form in which existing books are reworked into works of art, often changing the book in a variety of ways.  Altered books usually possess a unified theme or idea throughout the entire book.

Fees: $30 for a 3 week series or $15 per week with 24 hours notice. Pre-registration required.

Saturdays

Adult Art Club with Instructor Morgan Hartman - Ongoing

Members will meet once a month and discuss various artists, techniques, and movements. Discussions will include slideshows, demonstrations, and gallery shows.

Time: 12:00 pm

Fee: Free for Members; $5 for non-members.  Pre-registration required.

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