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Instructor: LOGAN HUNTER

10 Sessions: January 3 - March 7
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Admission Fee: $20 per session
Class limit: 15 - SPACE LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
Location: Studio 8
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PREREQUISITE: Intended for intermediate and advanced drawing and/or painting students
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This is a drop-in class. Registration not required. $20 per session, paid at the door. CASH ONLY. Draw or paint from a live model on Tuesday evenings. No formal instruction provided; instructor is present to coordinate class and model only. Admission fee includes model fees.
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PUNCH CARD:
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1) You will receive a punch card the first time you attend this class.
2) Your card will be punched each time you attend a full 3-hour session.
3) After four punches your fifth class is free.
4) Punch cards do not expire.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: LAURA RABORN, Guest Instructor

2 Sessions: February 11 & 12
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (With 45-minute lunch break at 12:30 p.m.)
Tuition: $128 members, $160 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 30 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Based on methods from her popular "Happy Accidents" workshops, Laura is back with a high energy, fun, productive class! Unlike previous workshops, students will focus the end results, using various techniques, such as, how to use stencils, collage, image transfer, drawing, and text. Move from one small painting to the next, learning specific artistic language to critique work and learn from successes and mistakes (although Laura would say there are no mistakes!). All skill levels welcome! Experimentation strongly encouraged!
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/11/2017 and ending 2/12/2017 at 10:00AM
* * * AAC CURATOR LED DISCUSSION + LUNCH + PAINTING INSTRUCTION! * * *

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Instructor: VIRMARIE DEPOYSTER
1 Session: March 18
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuition: $48 members, $60 non-members - No additional discounts
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Tuition includes AAC curator-led discussion, lunch in Canvas restaurant, and painting instruction with Museum School Pastel Instructor Virmarie DePoyster.
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Location: Meet in the AAC Lower Lobby (also working in Studio 1)
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: March 6 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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The AAC is showing Georgia O'Keeffe's pastel From Pink Shell, unseen since 1931. Curator of Drawings, Dr. Ann Prentice Wagner, will discuss O'Keeffe's early modernist drawings. After lunch students will observe nature, experiment with scale, and use line and color while abstracting the natural world on sanded paper like O'Keeffe. Pastels, paper, and drawings will be provided or bring your favorite art kit. All skill levels welcome!
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This class in making pastels like Georgia O'Keeffe is being held to celebrate the first exhibition in 85 years of O'Keeffe's pastel From Pink Shell. O'Keeffe drew this beautiful work in 1931 under the inspiration of petrified shells she had picked up outside, Taos, New Mexico. It was exhibited at the American Place Gallery in New York later that year and then was not seen again in public until it was left to the Arkansas Arts Center by long-time supporters Louise and Fred Diercks. From Pink Shell is a glorious example of the pastel technique to be taught in this class by Virmarie DePoyster. O'Keeffe at this early date made many such pastels on sanded paper, combining naturalism with abstraction.
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Curator of Drawings, Dr. Ann Prentice Wagner, will begin the class by discussing with students the great American modernist artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her early modernist use of drawing media like pastel. Wagner wrote her dissertation on O'Keeffe's modernist drawings, so she is eager to share her ideas. The class will have lunch and then spend the afternoon trying their hand at pastel on sanded paper with the guidance of Museum School instructor and internationally recognized pastel artist, Virmarie DePoyster.
Single class scheduled on 3/18/2017 at 11:00AM
Instructor: CATHERINE RODGERS

2 Sessions: January 21 & 22
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (With one hour lunch on your own.)
Tuition: $96 members, $120 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 9 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Combine silk and silk dyes to make an original infinity scarf for yourself or a friend and then use the papers left over from the dying process to make an encaustic monoprint in this weekend workshop. All skill levels welcome! All supplies provided by instructor. A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/21/2017 and ending 1/22/2017 at 10:00AM
Instructor: EMILY WOOD

2 Sessions: January 17 & 24
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $62 members; $78 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class limit: 10
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Register by: January 9 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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This painting class is one in a series of three classes intended as samplers for students who are brand new to painting. Each session will involve specific exercises designed to help VERY beginning level students build foundational skills. Students will be introduced to basics, including supplies, traditional techniques, and vocabulary/terminology. Take one two-day session - or all of them! - to discover which medium you really love and would like to pursue further. All materials provided.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/17/2017 and ending 1/24/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: JENNIFER WILSON

2 Sessions: February 14 & 21
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $62 members; $78 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class limit: 10
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Register by: February 6 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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This painting class is one in a series of three classes intended as samplers for students who are brand new to painting. Each session will involve specific exercises designed to help VERY beginning level students build foundational skills. Students will be introduced to basics, including supplies, traditional techniques, and vocabulary/terminology. Take one two-day session - or all of them! - to discover which medium you really love and would like to pursue further. All materials provided.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/14/2017 and ending 2/21/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: DAVID PAUL COOK

2 Sessions: February 28 & March 7
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $62 members; $78 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class limit: 10
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Register by: February 20 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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This painting class is one in a series of three classes intended as samplers for students who are brand new to painting. Each session will involve specific exercises designed to help VERY beginning level students build foundational skills. Students will be introduced to basics, including supplies, traditional techniques, and vocabulary/terminology. Take one two-day session - or all of them! - to discover which medium you really love and would like to pursue further. All materials provided.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/28/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: JENNIFER WILSON - NEW INSTRUCTOR

10 Sessions: January 3 - March 7
Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $313 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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This class teaches a step-by step approach that simplifies the process of painting in oil. Learn the basics of composition, perspective, volume, color-mixing, and applying and manipulating paint. Learn to render objects in a naturalistic setting.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 1:00PM
Instructor: DAN THORNHILL

8 Sessions: January 9 - March 6 (DOES NOT MEET JANUARY 16)
Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $200 members, $250 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Designed for students working at all skill levels of painting using oils or acrylics. Students will be encouraged to work on subject matter of their choice and to experiment with various styles with technical guidance by the instructor. Students will be free to work independently.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/9/2017 and ending 3/6/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: DEBBIE POE

10 Sessions: January 4 - March 8
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $313 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Concentrate on using experimental techniques with acrylic paints, including pouring liquid acrylics. Alter surfaces, using acrylic paint skins, rice paper, tissue paper, and other multi-media strategies. This will be a fun time to experiment and see what you do by letting GO!
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/4/2017 and ending 3/8/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: LISA KRANNICHFELD - NEW INSTRUCTOR

10 Sessions: January 3 - March 7
Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $313 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Explore the versatile medium of watercolors with a fun and experimental approach. Delve into multiple subject matters, including abstract, portraiture, and landscapes, using multiple traditional and nontraditional techniques with the use of easy-to-find household tools. All skill levels welcome!
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Lisa's work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions nationally and internationally, including shows across the southern United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Stockholm, and Hamburg. Most recently she was chosen as the October 2015 cover artist for the international art publication, Fresh Paint Magazine. In 2015 she received the Delta Award in the prestigious AAC 57th Annual Delta Juried Exhibition showcasing contemporary American art from Southern artists. Her work has also won First Place in the 2015 Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Exhibition, and the Juror Award in the 2015 Irene Rosenzweig Juried Biennial Exhibition. She has been named "One To Watch" in Saatchi Art Magazine and a "Woman to Watch" by Soirée Magazine in her home state of Arkansas. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections in Arkansas as well as in collections around the world. She is currently represented by M2 Gallery in Little Rock, AR and Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay, Australia.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 1:00PM
Instructor: EMILY WOOD

10 Sessions: January 3 - March 7
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $165 members, $206 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Need extra studio time and an opportunity to create in a group setting? Students are invited to paint or draw in any medium on Tuesday mornings. Instructor will be on hand to answer questions. At students' request, individual or group critiques can be arranged.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: DAN THORNHILL

10 Sessions: January 6 - March 10
Fridays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $165 members, $206 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Need extra studio time and an opportunity to create in a group setting? Students are invited to paint or draw in any medium on Friday afternoons. The Instructor will be on hand to answer questions. At students' request, individual or group critiques can be arranged.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/6/2017 and ending 3/10/2017 at 1:00PM
Instructor: EMILY WOOD

10 Sessions: January 4 - March 8
Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $313 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Explore the potential of painting in acrylic, using the medium in different ways and applying it to various subject matter. Exercises and demonstrations will be offered, but students are also welcome to work independently.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/4/2017 and ending 3/8/2017 at 1:00PM
Instructor: JACQUI KAUCHER

10 Sessions: January 12 - March 16
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $313 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Students will be using watercolor and/or acrylics on paper. Each artist will be helped to develop his/her own artistic style with fun and creative assignments. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who would like to work independently.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/12/2017 and ending 3/16/2017 at 6:30PM
Instructor: DAVID PAUL COOK

5 Sessions: January 3 - 31
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $125 members, $157 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Learn step-by-step to paint the common elements of the landscape from start to finish each session, using simple palettes of colors and inexpensive supplies. Instructor will provide the drawings and other handouts. Each 5-week session will be different, with new paintings being done each session.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 1/31/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: DAVID PAUL COOK

5 Sessions: February 7 - March 7
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $125 members, $157 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: January 30 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Learn step-by-step to paint the common elements of the landscape from start to finish each session, using simple palettes of colors and inexpensive supplies. Instructor will provide the drawings and other handouts. Each 5-week session will be different, with new paintings being done each session.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/7/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: DAVID PAUL COOK

8 Sessions: January 6 - February 24
Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $200 members, $250 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Enjoy creating watercolors not intended to be hung on the walls - but rather as sketchbooks, cards, book marks, and personal displays. Use watercolor, pen/ink, colored pencils, crayons, and other mixed media to capture nature's beauty. Each class meeting will have a project to enjoy or add to your sketchbook-journal.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/6/2017 and ending 2/24/2017 at 9:00AM

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