Classes for Beginners

Winter 2022

Whether you're new to an art medium or advanced, MAM teaching artists can help you develop your skills. This winter, we have lots of options for beginner-level artists, perfect for learning a new skill or just enjoying some social time. 

On and Off the Wheel

JANUARY 10 – MARCH 28, 2022

Use both hand building and wheel throwing techniques to create functional and decorative pieces while exploring the fundamentals of clay, tools, surface treatments, and glazing. Learn more.


NEW: Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

JANUARY 10 – MARCH 28, 2022

Think outside the box, experiment, and transform materials and found objects into personal treasures with our resident Most Creative Person Ever: Peg Kenselaar. Learn more.


Introduction to Drawing

JANUARY 11 – MARCH 15, 2022

The class projects are designed to guide you toward developing drawing ability while encouraging personal style and creativity. Learn more.


Beginner Wheel Throwing

JANUARY 11 – MARCH 15, 2022

Learn all the basics to get started making stoneware: from clay forming process and basic glazing techniques through wheel methods. Learn more.


Art for the Nonartist

JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16, 2022

If you've been wanting to do something creative but don't know where to start, this is the class for you. This course is designed to bring out your inner creativity by exploring different mediums and techniques. Learn more.


Introduction to Painting

JANUARY 13 – MARCH 17, 2022

Dive in: learn about the medium and supplies for painting while learning about composition, color theory, brushwork, and working from life and imagination. Learn more.