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|May 6||MAKING FOR MOM WORKSHOP
Paint the Town Mobile is hosting a craft workshop in celebration of Mother's Day. 6 artists will walk you through 5 unique craft projects that can be gifted to the Mom in your life. Moms are also encouraged to come and treat themselves or to bring older little ones to join in the fun! All materials are provided, plus a gift basket station and a photobooth. Cost is $45 a person and reservations are encouraged, visit paintthetownmobile.com for more information.
Location: Paint the Town Mobile, 412 Dauphin Street, Suite AA Start/End Time: 6:00PM, 9:00PM
|May 7||DOCENT TOURS
Come take a tour! Once a month on Thursday nights the Mobile Museum of Art offers free tours of our galleries from trained docents. Get the low down on how things were made, who made them, and what it all might mean. Tours are free, sign up at the front desk between 6 and 7:45PM. Location: Mobile Museum of Art 4850 Museum Drive. Start/End Time: 6pm, 8pm
|May 7||HAND BUILDING WITH CLAY II
With instructor Susie Bowman, Thursdays, April 30 & June 4, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $150 members, $180 non-members
This class is for beginners and experienced clay people. We will start with the basic pinch pot and move into more complicated, multi-part pieces made by adding coil and slab building.
Location: Mobile Museum of Art 4850 Museum Drive Mobile, AL 36608 Start/End Time: 5:30pm, 7:30pm
|May 10||MOTHER'S DAY EVENING GARDEN CONCERT
Bellingrath Gardens and Home will welcome the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra and their conductor, Rob Seebacher, for the Annual Mother's Day Concert on Sunday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. on Live Oak Plaza. Guests are invited to enjoy the Gardens and Home throughout the afternoon and then gather at 5:30 p.m. for the late afternoon concert. You may reserve a table for 4 or for 6 to enjoy your supper and the music. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase on Live Oak Plaza; guests may also bring a picnic supper. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Mother's Day, admission will be reduced to $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. There is no charge for children ages 4 or younger. For more information, or to make a table reservation, call Bellingrath Gardens and Home at 251-973-2217, ext. 110. Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
|May 14||ARTY JEOPARDY PARTY
Why so serious? Play with us at the quarterly event for those who just want a good time. The list of games; including Pictionary, art-themed jeopardy, charades, scavenger hunt, and more; rotates each quarter. The game may change every time, but the general principle is always the same: win prizes. Location: Mobile Museum of Art 4850 Museum Drive. Start/End Time: 6pm, 8pm
|May 16||AZALEA CITY SMOOTH JAZZ HERITAGE FESTIVAL
First Annual Smooth Jazz Heritage Festival featuring Eric Essix, Kim Scott flutist, David Jones and Band, Leflore High School Jazz Band and Dunbar Middle School Jazz Band. Location: Historic Fort Conde. Start/End Time: 1:00pm, 10:00pm
|May 21||LADIES NIGHT: THE ACROBATICS OF SELF-BRANDING THROUGH THE SELFIE
How Do I Look? The Acrobatics of Self-Branding through the The Selfie If you are a lady, then you should be here. If you are not a lady, then you are missing out. The museum's new Ladies Night series has taken Mobile by storm, creating a platform, not heel, but a platform for discussions on everything femme. @ 7 p.m. 30 Minute Presentation followed by an Open Discussion Mixer Beer and Wine by donation; must be 21 Bring an appetizer. Location: Mobile Museum of Art 4850 Museum Drive Start/End Time: 7pm, 9pm
|May 23||BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: VINTAGE STYLE
Location: 4850 Museum Dr. Start/End Time: 10:30, 3:00pm
Learn how to tone and texture your own paper, then paint on it with gouache and colored pencil to create lush botanicals inspired by the golden age of illustration. Includes tips on creative hand-lettering and creating narrative sketchbook pages. We will work from actual plant specimens including heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs. No experience necessary; all level of art experience welcome. Participants should bring a sack lunch on Saturday.
The illustrator of 11 books for children, Val Webb is best known for her drawings of garden and nature subjects. Because her studio work is very solitary, she likes to connect with people by teaching classes online and live workshops at botanical gardens, museums and nature centers throughout the Southeast. Examples of her work may be seen at www.valwebb.com.
Your favorite sketchbook (any brand) at least 8X10 inches 2B drawing pencil Kneaded eraser 12-tube set of Reeves gouache (costs $8.50 from dickblick.com) Large plastic watercolor palette Pigma Micron black waterproof pen, size O3 (.35mm) A basic set (12 or more) of soft-core colored pencils; such as Prismacolor Premiere or Polychromos Inexpensive synthetic watercolor brushes; No. 1 round, No. 4 round, No. 10 round Instructor will provide a 22×30 sheet of 300lb Arches watercolor paper for each participant, and all supplies for toning and texturing. If you already have gouache or colored pencils, you are welcome to make substitutions of similar colors. If you are purchasing gouache, a drawing pencil and/or kneaded eraser, DO NOT buy the Artists Loft brand. The quality is very poor and you will be disappointed with your results.
|May 24||WHEEL THROWING II
Location: Kiln Studio and Gallery, Fairhope AL Start/End Time: 10am, 1pm Offsite at the Kiln Studio and Gallery in Fairhope Fridays, April 24; May 29, 10 a.m.; 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 (includes clay, studio glazes, firing and use of studio tools) Beginning students will start with basic throwing techniques and progress with each students needs. Intermediate students will continue to grow their skills. We will work with stoneware and electric fire to cone 6 making all work microwave and dishwasher safe. The limit is 10 students per class so every student receives individual attention.
|May 28||NIGHT MARKET
Location: 4850 Museum Dr. Mobile, AL 36608-1917 Start/End Time: 5:00pm, 9:00pm MMofA hosts a quarterly Night Market of artist and artisan wares. Bring a keen eye for detail and become known for the unique gifts you give. Rack your friends with jealousy for your rare, artful home décor. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.
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