DuMA Art Adventures Online: History of Self Portraits

3/26: History of Self Portraits – A self-portrait is a picture of your self. Learn how self portraits have changed throughout history and make your own lego self portrait.

DuMA Art Adventures Online is a kid & family friendly Facebook video series featuring Caitlin Donald, Education Fellow, sharing fun and imaginative art projects to do at home.

Join Caitlin on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm on the Dubuque Museum of Art Facebook Profile at https://www.facebook.com/dubuqueart/

Please subscribe to our Facebook live video feed to receive notifications every time we go live. Be well & stay healthy friends!

DuMA Art Adventures Online: Focal Points In Art

3-24: Focal Points In Art – The focal point of a painting is the spot where the viewer’s eye is naturally drawn. We will talk about focal points and what they are using baby frogs.
DuMA Art Adventures Online is a kid & family friendly Facebook video series featuring Caitlin Donald, Education Fellow, sharing fun and imaginative art projects to do at home. 
 
Join Caitlin on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm on the Dubuque Museum of Art Facebook Profile at https://www.facebook.com/dubuqueart/ 

Please subscribe to our Facebook live video feed to receive notifications every time we go live. Be well & stay healthy friends!

CANCELED–Spring Break Art Camp: Making Many

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

Monday-Thursday, March 16-19
Section I: Grades K-3, M/T 9 AM – 12 PM
Section II: Grades 3-6, W/TH 9 AM – 12 PM

Cost: $30 Members, $40 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Looking for a creative way to fill Spring Break week? Students will explore how artists make multiples and explore different techniques to accomplish that. Activities will include plaster casting and foam relief prints.

Mini-book Making

Mini-book Making, Instructor: Hana Velde

Thurs, Dec 5, 4:00-4:50pm
Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included

Have you ever dreamed of making your own picture book, graphic novel, or comic book? Inspired by the works of picture book artist Arthur Geisert, we will create blank mini-books that can be filled with your own stories, poems, drawings, and dreams.

Call Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 M-F, or email mbuhr@dbqart.org for more information or to enroll a student.

Pumpkin Prints

Pumpkin Prints, Instructor: Hana Velde

Thurs, Nov 21, 4:00 -4:50pm

Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members and $15 Guests

Materials included

After a tour of Arthur Geisert’s Pumpkin Island etchings, we will head down to the classroom to create our own unique pumpkin prints using monotype and glue line printing processes.

Community/Family Day

This free event will also feature live performances by two Dubuque arts and cultural organizations, along with guided tours of the exhibition, refreshments, and hands-on art activities. The lineup and schedule includes:

-Performance by Dubuque’s Dreaming Allegiance: 1 p.m.

Junior Famous Dead Artist Matinee: Renee Tyler performing as artist Elizabeth Catlett, 2:15 p.m. A glimpse into the life of African American artist Elizabeth Catlett who explored themes relating to race and social activism in her sculpture, paintings, and prints. Catlett was a student of Grant Wood and among the first MFA graduates from the University of Iowa, which recently named a dormitory hall in her honor.

-Performance by the Dubuque Dream Center Gospel Choir & Dance Troupe: 3 pm

The exhibition and Free Community Day are sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank and their Junior Banker program. Additional support was provided by Runde Auto Group, which is sponsoring free admission to the DuMA on Saturday mornings during the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market.

African American Art in the 20th Century continues at DuMA through April 21, 2019.

Loïs Mailou Jones, Moon Masque, 1971, oil and collage on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist.

DuMA Spring Break Art Camps

DuMA Spring Break Art Camps:

Monday-Friday, March 25-29th

Section I: Grades K-2, M-F, 9-11 am (optional sack lunch add-on 11 am-Noon)
Section II: Grades 3-5, M-F, 1-4 pm

Tuition: $65 Members | $75 Guests (materials included);
$10 sack lunch (optional)
Instructors: Rachel Spurling and Caitlin Donald

Looking for a creative way to fill Spring Break Week? Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries for inspiration, then head to the studio to create their own works of art in a variety of age-appropriate mediums.

Register Here Online

Neighborhood Portraits Workshop

Online Registration Form

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.

Youth Drawing Classes

Winter/Spring 2019 Youth Art Classes

Online Registration Form

Back to Basics: Drawing Class
Saturdays, January 19 & 26, February 2 & 9 (4-week session)
Section I: Ages 8-12: 9-10:30 am
Section II: Ages 13-16: 10:30 am-Noon
Tuition: $60 Members | $75 Guests (materials included)
Instructor: Hana Velde

Students will practice the act of observing through 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. Museum exhibits will be visited each class as we discover connections and gain creative inspiration from the art on display. The second half of the class series will focus on the study of facial proportions and portrait drawing.

Gallery Inspiration: Texture Painting Workshop
February 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Fee: $20 Members | $25 Guests (materials included)
Instructor: Rachel Spurling

Taking inspiration from the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century and Abstract Expressionist artist Sam Gilliam, students will create an abstract painting from loose canvas. Students will use non-traditional utensils to spread paint and add texture.

Neighborhood Portraits Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 9:30-11:30 am
Ages: 11 and up
Tuition: $20 Members, $25 Guests (materials included)
Instructor: Hana Velde

Students will visit African American Art in the 20th Century to observe the colors, images, and messages in the artworks on display. We will discuss the importance of neighborhoods in everyday life, how basic needs are met through housing and the food supply, and how interpersonal interactions build a feeling of community. After preparing a canvas board and acrylic paint palette and learning brush techniques, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments.

Back to Basics: Painting Class
Sundays, April 7-28 (4-Week Session)
Section I: Ages 8-12: 1-2:30 pm
Section II: Ages 13-16: 2:30-4 pm
Tuition: $60 Members | $75 Guests (materials included)
Instructors: Hana Velde and Kelsey Hammons

Students will visit museum exhibits, including African American Art in the 20th Century, to explore color, theme, and mood and to gain creative inspiration. We will begin by learning about color theory and brush techniques using watercolors. The second week’s class will explore shading and perspective using tempera paints. The second half of the class series will focus on composition and acrylic painting techniques as students prepare a canvas and work on a landscape painting.