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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

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Portfolio Building: Drawing

Oct

13

OCTOBER 25 | PORTFOLIO BUILDING: DRAWING

Saturday | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Members $20 per session, Non-members $25 per session

This class is for students 13 and up who are interested in building their portfolio by creating work within a given theme or method in a range of dry and wet media. Instructor Matthew Patterson will help students learn to critique and defend their work while building their skills through exercises and sustained drawings. Gallery discussion and artist readings are included. Supplies are not included. Click HERE for supply list. For further information, please contact Jan Thomas at 904.355.0630 or jthomas@cummer.org.

Click HERE to register for this class.

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Conversations & Cocktails

Oct

09

OCTOBER 22 | CONVERSATIONS AND COCKTAILS WITH ICONS OF STYLE CURATOR 

Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Members $25, Non-Members $35, Up & Cummers Members $20

Please join us for Conversations & Cocktails with Icons of Style Curator Lauren Whitley in the Hixon Auditorium.

RSVP by Friday, October 17, 2014. We do not mail tickets.  We check your name at the door the day of the event. No refunds. You may print your receipt as an e-ticket.

Click HERE to make your reservation online.

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Art Adventure: Fashion Forward!

Oct

06

OCTOBER 18 | ART ADVENTURE: FASHION FORWARD

Saturday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Members $10, Non-members $15

In this class students will view works in the special exhibition Icons of Style: Makers, Models and Image before creating their own fashion inspired collage from paper and fabric.

Join us the third Saturday of each month for studio classes in painting, printmaking, collage and construction with changing themes. Projects will be completed within one class period. Ages 6 to 12. Class size is limited.  For further information please call 904.355.0630 or email jthomas@cummer.org.

Click HERE to register for this class.

(Please note that some dates may be subject to change around major holidays)

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October Adult Classes

Oct

02

Written by Erin Keith, Marketing Intern

Adult Art Classes

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to provide many educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Adult classes are for those aged 16 years and above, and include both hands on and historical interaction with art. Art Fundamentals: Printmaking and Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting are two interactive classes where students of all levels learn the techniques of creating art. The History of Western Art: Early Christian to High Renaissance Art lecture is open to all, and the price of admission is included in the ticket price.  For further information, please contact Jan Thomas at 904.355.0630 or jthomas@cummermuseum.org.

OCTOBER 8 | ART FUNDAMENTALS: ACRYLIC PAINTING

$170 for Members, $190 for Non-Members, $85 for Active Docents

OCTOBER 9 | ART FUNDAMENTALS: PRINTMAKING

$130 for Members, $145 for Non-Members, $65 for Active Docents

OCTOBER 21 | HISTORY OF WESTERN ART: EARLY CHRISTIAN TO HIGH RENAISSANCE ART

Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members (includes admission)

 

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October Children’s Classes

Oct

02

Written by Erin Keith and Alsatia Brown, Marketing Interns

Kids Classes

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens holds classes for all ages throughout the year.  In our monthly Art for Two class, for your Preschoolers and Kindergartners, you and your child can spend a morning exploring the Museum and making an art project. In the Art Adventures class elementary and middle school students can make amazing masterpieces while learning different mediums each month. In the Portfolio Building class, your little artist, aged 13 and up, can learn new skills while adding to their personal portfolio. For further information,  please contact Jan Thomas at 904.355.0630 or jthomas@cummermuseum.org. 

OCTOBER 11 | ART FOR TWO: ANIMAL HUNT!

OCTOBER 18 | ART ADVENTURES: FASHION FORWARD!

OCTOBER 25 | PORTFOLIO BUILDING: DRAWING

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Donor Highlight – Florida Blue

Oct

02

Florida Blue Logo

This month’s donor highlight is all about Florida Blue, a truly important partner that provides weekly evening access for visitors to enjoy exhibitions, activities, and programming at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.  Their investment supports the largest free access program at the Cummer Museum, and one of the largest free cultural programs in the region.   Florida Blue Free Tuesdays served 27,488 individuals on 50 Tuesday evenings this year.  The visitation during Florida Blue Free Tuesdays is the most diverse of any time at the Museum, with individuals of all ages, races, abilities, and experiences coming from every corner of the community.

A wide variety of programs and activities are available to visitors during Florida Blue Free Tuesdays.  Museum Highlight Tours of the Permanent Collection, special exhibitions, and Gardens occur every Tuesday night.  Live music, provided by both local and traveling musicians that are part of Jacksonville Songwriters Residency, are featured every week in the Cummer Café during Tapas Tuesdays.  All visitors have access to the Create kiosk where they can enjoy painting with watercolors in the Gardens.  Students from local colleges and universities have access to the Galleries and Gardens for class assignments, research, and field trips.

Without the financial burden of admission, Florida Blue Free Tuesdays provides thousands of citizens access to children’s art-making opportunities, home school field trips, family activities, strolls in the Cummer Gardens, and a place to connect with art and one another.  We are grateful to Florida Blue, because Florida Blue Free Tuesdays contributes significantly to the quality of life in the city of Jacksonville, and to the programming capacity of the Museum.

 

 

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