Classes

Art Classes at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens allow children, families, teens, and adults to explore their creative side while learning new skills, techniques, and styles. Students spend time in the Museum galleries and gardens to observe and study works of art and then take that inspiration back to the studio to create their own artwork. Each class is led by a local teaching artist.

For further information about classes, please email education@cummermuseum.org or call 904.355.0630.

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MY FIRST ART CLASS

Ages 3 through 5 with an adult

Six-week class on Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Members $120 per pair, Non-Members $150 per pair
Registration required

In this six-week class, young children ages 3 to 5, with their favorite adult, will explore art and the Museum through play-filled activities and art projects. Each class includes a gallery or garden visit, art making, and sensory explorations.

 

Upcoming session:
Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16 
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THINK LIKE AN ARTIST

Think Like an ArtistAges 6 through 8
Six-week class on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Members $135, Non-Members $180
Registration required

In this six-week class for ages 6 through 8, students will explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Students will create sketchbooks, brainstorm, and develop their own original artwork while building skills and techniques in each medium. Students will visit the galleries in search of artists to inspire their work. At the end of the class, each student will have their very own portfolio of original artwork and a sketchbook to keep the creativity growing.

 

Upcoming session:
Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16
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CODING ART: MODERN ART WITH MODERN TECH

Ages 9 through 12
Six-week class on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Members $180, Non-Members $240
Registration required

Coding isn’t just for creating computer applications. In this six-week course for ages 9 through 12, students will learn to use basic editing and coding tools to design and create two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork using a 3D printer. Students will visit the galleries in search of artwork to inspire their creations.

 

Upcoming session:
Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16
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ACRYLIC PAINTING

Acrylic PaintingAges 18+
Six-week class on Wednesdays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Members $270, Non-Members $360
Registration required

Instructor Allison Watson introduces painting to beginning students and strengthens the skills of intermediate painters in this six-week class for adults. Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory, and techniques in acrylic. Participants may sign up for multiple six-week classes. Supplies are not included. Click here for a supply list.

 

Upcoming sessions:
Sep 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16
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Oct 30; Nov 6, 13, 20; Dec 4, 11
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MEET THE TEACHING ARTISTS

Lori CarroLori Carro

Lori Carro has 18 years’ experience as an Early Childhood Educator. Her roles have included classroom teacher, coach and trainer for the Duval Quality Rating and Improvement System, and adjunct professor. Lori holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida State University and an Early Childhood Specialist Certificate from the University of North Florida. She has two young children at home who frequently get to test out her classroom art activities.

 

Kimberly Thomas

Kimberly Thomas

Kimberly Thomas is a Philadelphia-born educator, artist, and researcher. She currently works as artist in residence for Nassau county public schools. As an educator, she focuses on building creative thought, problem solving, and experimentation in an increasingly digital world. In her research, she documents informal art practices of other cultures that are being lost as a result of globalization. She earned her BFA in Studio art from Kutztown University, is currently working on her thesis for her Masters in Arts Education from the University of Florida, and enjoys painting, drawing, and fiber work.

 

Victor Toribio

Victor Toribio is currently the Jacksonville Science Festival Director and a fulltime science teacher. Victor is passionate about sparking interest in science and art and the advancement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) for all. He is a graduate the University of North Florida, where he studied sociology and psychology. Victor is a self-made “Maker,” “Tinker,” and “DIY-er” (Do It Yourself-ER) and is proficient in 3D printing and micro-controller technology.

 

Allison WatsonAllison Watson

Allison Watson has had over thirty solo exhibitions including shows at major Universities, private galleries and museums as well as many group shows. Some collectors include The First District Court of Appeals, Tallahassee, and the Jacksonville Office of the Mayor, Baptist Medical Center, Amazon Exhibitions, M C Anderson, The U.S. Embassy in Panama, Bell South, Jacksonville Libraries, Marriot Hotels, South Trust Bank, M C Anderson Hospital as well as many others including over four hundred private, public and corporate collections internationally. Watson has also worked as an animator, illustrator, textile artist, and art teacher and as a licensed interior designer, lecturer and is a qualified juror for art exhibits and fairs. Ms. Watson has been on the teaching staff of the Cummer Museum of Art for 20 years and also maintains a studio at the CoRK Art District.