Art a la Carte: Water is Life

Thurs, February 27th
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Hana Velde

Inspired by the museum’s Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed exhibit, students will use water to create droplet-themed artwork. Students will have a chance to play with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and blowing, misting, and splatter-painting techniques.

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Art a la Carte: PU! Smelly Art

Friday, February 21st
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Art can involve all of the senses. Explore how different artists use the sense of smell in their work, then create your own smelly masterpiece.

Art a la Carte: Art Talk Tool Kit

Thursday, February 13th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Using the current exhibitions for inspiration, students will learn the basics of looking at and how to speak to
others about the amazing world of art. Students will be invited to share their knowledge as docents during the Museum’s community Day in April!

Art a la Carte: Old School Selfies

Friday, February 7th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 6-9
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Students will examine the history of self-portraits and compare them to the “selfies” of today. A self-portrait will be created using a “selfie” students have taken.

Art a la Carte: Drawing Basics II – Portraits

Thurs, January 30th
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Hana Velde

Students will try out the techniques and tricks of portrait drawing, including the study of facial proportions and learn about the subtle shading needed to bring their portraits to life! Students have the option to create a self-portrait, study a classmate, or use a photograph as a portrait subject.

Art A La Carte: Art & Science – More Alike Than You Think

Saturday, January 25th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests

Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Students will explore the connections between art and science. After a tour of the Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed exhibition, students will make their own artistic contribution to science by creating a science illustration using mixed media.

Drawing Basics I – Still Life

Students will engage in the act of observing through activities such as continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, then begin a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings.

Exercises will include observation through continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, and a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings.

Instructor: Hana Velde
Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included

Contact Education Director, Margaret Buhr for more information at 563-557-1851 x115 or email at mbuhr@dbqart.org

Neighborhood Portraits Workshop

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Inspired by the colors and artworks in the current exhibition African American Art of the 20th Century, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments and learn brush techniques using acrylic paint.

Ages: This workshop is geared to children 9 and older, but all ages are welcome.
Instructor: Hana Velde
Tuition: $20 Members, $25 Guest (materials included)
Members save 20% on all classes.

Scholarships are available. Contact Margaret Buhr, director of education, at 563.557.1851 or at mbuhr@dbqart.org for details.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and Wi-Fi in our lobby during class.

DuMA Member Trip to Madison – Day Trip and Studio Tour

DuMA Member Trip
to Madison

Saturday, August 11 – Day Trip

DuMA members will enjoy the privilege of  a free visit to the studio of woodworker Aaron Laux followed by lunch and a guided tour of current exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art. This member trip is offered in conjunction with the exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continuing through September 9, 2018.

Meet at DuMA parking lot at 8 am to carpool. Return to Dubuque by 4 pm. Members purchase their own lunch.

Advanced reservations are preferred, call 563-557-1851 x11 or email abarron@dbqart.org