Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
Southeast Missouri State University • 518 S. Fountain St. • Cape Girardeau, Mo
The museum is closed on Mondays and March 30-April 1, May 26-28 and July 4.
Make & Take Activies (While supplies last, free, drop in)
- Feb. 24 Rockrageous 1-4 p.m.
- March 2 Papermaking 4-8 p.m.
- April 6 First Friday 4-8 p.m.
- June 1 First Friday 4-8 p.m.
- June 16 Arts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- July 6 First Friday 4-8 p.m.
- Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays and Wednesdays • 1-4 p.m.
free adult art class • through June 2018
Pre-registration required • supplies required • adults only
Space is limited. Beginner and novice level lessons involve a variety of mediums such
as painting, drawing, fibers, printmaking, jewelry and multimedia. Activities will
introduce art vocabulary along with knowledge of color theory and some art history.
Individual participants learn to use the materials. Not everyone makes the same art.
Realism, representational, plein air, abstract, expressionism and narrative are styles
can be explored in this group setting.
- Floral Oil Painting with Cleda Curtis
Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7 and 14 • 9 a.m.-Noon
*registration $25 • supplies required • adults only
Examining floral images provided by teaching artist, Cleda Curtis, will give the viewers
an understanding of form by breaking it down into shapes that are light, medium and
dark. Using a limited color palette of Alizerine Crimson (red), French Ultramarine
(blue), Cadmium Yellow Light and White, participants will mix desired colors to match
the values needed. A successful outcome of this process will demonstrate the intricate
folds and ripples of the delicate petals and show a visual interpretation of the convex
and concave areas both in light and in shadow. It is expected that participants will
complete weekly assigned homework to prepare for the following week's class. This
class is for beginners and up.
- Handmade Book Cover with Caroline Kahler
March 6 • 9-11 a.m.
free • *must register • supplies required • for adults
Participants will be introduced to functional multimedia creations as book covers,
while being pushed beyond the boundaries of the standard flat surface that books usually
have. Make use of those little found objects or trinkets you have kept out of sight
for years, and put them on display as part of your book cover.
- Finger Weaving with James Phillips
March 10 • 1-4 p.m.
*registration $15 • supplies provided • age 14 and up
Finger Weaving is just as it sounds, tactile and creative. Participants will be introduced
to various patterns and color schemes. Examples of woven articles such as historic
sleeve ties and belts will be displayed. Selected fibrous materials will be discussed,
along with their elasticity, adherence of natural dyes, and their durability. The
size of a weaving is up to the participant. Finishing off a weaving will be demonstrated.
Some may finish during class and others may take them home to complete. Once you learn
this technique, it can be scaled smaller for colorful wearable creations or larger
for any use you can think up.
- Pysanka Eggs with Barbara Duncan
March 20 or 21 • 1-4 p.m. (only one day needed)
free • *must register • supplies provided • age 9 and up
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition,
folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful
designs using a wax resist process.
- Gourd Bowl Making with Ellen Hahs
April 7 and 8 • 1-4 p.m.
*registration $15 • supplies provided • age 15 and up
Create a bright translucent colored surface that allows the natural surface of the
gourd to show through, which will dry overnight. Then, decorate the bowl with painted
designs, weaving, beading or attaching other materials.
- Wrapped Chord Basket with Ellen Hahs
May 6 • 1-4 p.m.
*registration $15 • supplies provided • age 9 and up
Simple supplies can have unlimited design potential. Participants will create a small
basket with wrapping and stitching techniques. How do you envision your creation,
as one with symmetry, a mathematical pattern or would you go all out and freestyle
it, changing up techniques? It is all up to you, with only a few rules to follow.
- Plein Air Painting with Marty Coulter
May 23-25 • 1-4 p.m.
*registration $200 • supplies required • for adults
Teaching Artist, Marty Coulter will discuss his color palette and techniques of painting
during parts of this workshop. Find out how he simplifies and paints in hours, what
it takes others much more time to achieve. Apply his techniques, with his guidance,
in your own painting practice on location near River Campus and in downtown Cape Girardeau.
This workshop will occur no matter the weather with a minimum of 6 participants. This
class is for beginners and up.
- Painting Demonstration and Artist Talk
May 24 • 7 p.m. by Marty Coulter
walk in registration $20 • open to public
Southeast students/faculty/staff are free with ID
Knowing how to decide on composition layout, what to leave out and what to emphasize
can make that kind of painting people cross the room to see more closely. Even if
you don't paint, you can enjoy watching him work through his process of decision making
with color intensity, temperature and value. This talented local artist from the St.
Louis area enjoys helping other artists capture a moment and interpret it with paint.
- Woodworx Academy
June 5-8 • 9-11 a.m. ages 4-8 • 1-4 p.m. ages 9-14
*registration $40 • supplies provided
Participants will experience a number of interesting and fun hands-on activities relating
to trees, wood and lumber under the topics of science, art and history. Participants
rotate through four or more activities each day. Special guests will be able to share
their expertise as they interact with the kids. Adult attendance with pre-shcoolers
is required. (adults do not pay a fee)
- Artist Talk by Craig Thomas
July 6 • 6 p.m.
free • open to public
Craig Thomas will give his artist talk during the reception for his solo exhibition
to discuss his works on display. The Craig Thomas Solo Exhibition will be open July
6 - Aug. 12, with a reception 4-8 p.m. on July 6, 2018.
- Drawing Still Life and Figure with Craig Thomas
July 10, 11 and 12 • 8 a.m. - Noon
*registration $25 • supplies required • age 15 and up
Local teaching artist, Craig Thomas, will lead his drawing class through a variety
of processes that teach them to see as an artist. Gain experience by seeing how he
starts from a blank page then builds with line, plane and form to make a finished
representational drawing. Learn how to get correct proportion by using visual comparison
with what is in front of you as your subject. The participants will be supervised
by Thomas during their own drawing practice time in this class. The drawing goal is
to make a likeness and/or capture a mood. This class is for beginners and up.
- Creative Watercolor with Brenda Seyer
July 17, 24 and 31 • 9 a.m. – Noon
*registration $25 • supplies required • for adults
Watercolor is able to make a variety of "looks" on paper. It can look solid or translucent.
It can be a single color or be a transition of multiple colors, and it can be manipulated
into a gradient from light to dark. It just matters how you use your brush and gravity.
Watercolor pigments do not always just simply stay put. Teaching artist, Brenda Seyer,
demonstrates how they can purposefully be manipulated with other materials. Pigment
can be remoistened, layered up, or even lifted away. Participants will be able to
explore watercolor's abilities as they create practice works with their own creativity
and from reference images. This class is for beginners and up.
- Peter Nguyen, Director, CAC186, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarina Webb, Museum Assistant, CAC175, email@example.com
- Jim Phillips, Curator of Collections, CAC185, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ellen Hahs, Curator of Education, CAC180, email@example.com
- Gary Tyler, Outreach Specialist, CAC182, firstname.lastname@example.org
*All events take place in the Crisp Museum and are free and open to the public, unless
To register or for more information contact us by email email@example.com or call (573) 651-2260.