Our schedule includes classes for preschoolers through adults. The Academy’s programs are held in two classrooms on the Plaza Level in the Museum overlooking Big Spring International Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance!Students will have the opportunity to visit the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries – ART LAB and A Walk Through Time during the art classes. ART LAB provides hands-on activities, which instruct on the basic elements of art. A Walk Through Time takes students on a journey through major events in art history and includes replicas of famous works of art. All materials are provided for the children’s classes. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 256-535-4350 x222 or register online by selecting the desired class from the drop down menu under the top menu – Museum Academy. Fee covers the date(s) listed with each class. See instructors’ biographies on our website. Space is limited, so REGISTER NOW!
- Preschool Classes
- Grades K-8 Classes
- Saturday Classes for Children & Teens
- Saturday Classes for Parent & Child
- High School & Adult Classes
- Master Artist Workshop
- Robert K. Carsten – May 1 – 4, 2014 – Creating Excitement, Drama and Content in Pastel Painting
- Brian Bomeisler – May 5 – 9, 2014 – Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
- Alan P. Shuptrine – August 22 – 23, 2014 – The Dogwood Tree – Realistic Watercolor Landscapes
- Lian Quan Zhen – September 11 – 14, 2014 – East Meets West: Chinese & Watercolor Painting
- Ted Nuttall – November 4 – 7, 2014 – Watercolor Portraits
Here are two places to stay near the Huntsville Museum of Art.
SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown (near Museum – not in walking distance)
745 Constellation Place Drive SW · Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Hotel Front Desk: 1-256-512-0188
Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa (within two to three blocks)
800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801
Hotel Front Desk: 1-256-539-7373
The closest airport is the Huntsville International Airport. The airport code is HSV.
You may also download the Spring 2014 Museum Academy Schedule of Classes for Adults, Children & Teens and/or the Summer 2014 Museum Academy Schedule of Classes for Adults, Children & Teens and Summer 2014 Museum Academy Registration Form to print and mail-in. These downloads are for mail-in only.
WAITING LISTS: If you wish to register for a class/workshop that is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Should space become available, you will be notified. Please email your name and phone number to Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at email@example.com to be added to the wait list.
The Huntsville Museum of Art – Museum Academy Visual Arts Scholarships are awarded to Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, and surrounding county school students (ages 3 to 18) as a means of encouraging and fostering artistic development in young people. Scholarships are available based on merit and financial need to offer youth art studio programs. Download the Visual Arts Scholarship application HMA 2014 – Museum Academy Visual Arts Scholarship Application or call 256-535-4350 ext. 222 for details.
Donating to the Visual Arts Scholarship Fund
Our Visual Arts Scholarship Fund is made possible by donations made by people like you. Join individuals, families, companies, and organizations that value the contribution art education makes to our community. For more details contact our Development Department at 256-535-4350 ext. 223 or online at www.hsvmuseum.org/donate/donations-and-underwriting/.
Please note: All fees must be paid in full before a student is fully registered. A $20 fee will be charged for canceling registration; the balance will be refunded. However, there will be no refund for cancellations within one week of the first class. (Please Note: Master Artist Workshops’ cancellation policy may vary depending on each workshop. Visit www.hsvmuseum.org/museum-academy/master-artist-workshop/ for more details.). No refunds will be given for class session(s) students miss. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis! The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. This minimum enrollment is determined on an individual class basis. In case of cancellation by the Museum, the advance payment will be refunded to you. The Huntsville Museum of Art assumes no liability for non-refundable airline tickets that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being cancelled or schedule changes.
In the event that Museum Academy classes or workshops are postponed due to inclement weather or other factors beyond our control, we will make every effort to reschedule these at the end of the session. During severe weather, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy schedule will follow that of the Huntsville City Schools: If the school system closes, the Museum Academy classes will also be postponed. The classes will then meet at their next regular scheduled time. Check the following radio and TV stations – Radio Stations: STAR 99.1 WAHR FM and WLRH 89.3 FM and TV Stations: 19, 31, 48 for weather-related information. When classes or workshops are postponed, there will be a recorded message at 256-535-4350 x222.
Parking: The Museum is located at the corner of Church Street South and Williams Avenue. Class participants may park in front of the Museum or alongside the Big Spring International Park where metered parking is available (Please check the metered hours). There is also a small parking lot available along Church Street. The City of Huntsville has a parking garage in the BB&T Bank Building (across the street from the Museum) offering 467 parking spaces in a well-lit, covered environment. Access to the parking garage is from the Fountain Circle street entrance. The garage is attended from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. There are parking fees.