Upcoming Classes • Fun Fridays Day Camp • Teambuilding


To register for a class, call the Evansville Museum at  (812) 425-2406. Please make checks payable to The Evansville Museum. Payment must be received on or before the registration deadline. Registration is guaranteed when payment is received.

If a class is cancelled by the Museum, registration fees will be refunded. In the event a student must cancel the registration, he/she must do so before the registration deadline in order to receive a refund.




Upcoming Classes



Crazy, Creative Quilting with Julie Struck


Learn an innovative, expressive approach to quilting! Mixed media artist Julie Struck will share her unique creative quilting process by teaching participants relaxed, alternative methods to quilt, appliqué, embroider and bead embellish.  Using easy to follow, step-by step instructions, participants will create a small textile using the fabric, thread and beads provided. Or bring along your own! For beginners, ages 14 and up.

Date:  Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50 Members / $60 Not-Yet-Members



From Start to Finish: A Painting Workshop with Michael Bartholomew


Students will learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. The class will start with toning a canvas or panel support, and finish with a full color painting in one week. Also covered in this workshop will be an overview of painting materials and mediums, color palette setup, and applying varnish.

This workshop is designed to accelerate a student’s knowledge in a very logical and simple approach to painting. Students will leave with a good understanding of the painting process and have the ability to begin painting on their own with confidence. Prior experience with painting in oil is not necessary. The class is recommended for first-time and intermediate artists. A supply list for the class can be found at

Date: May 19, 20, 22, 23 (M, T, R, F)

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $175 member/$225 not yet member

*Supplies not included




Journal Quilting


Learn to express your literary self with innovative quilting techniques! Mixed media artist Julie Struck will introduce participants to famous art, memory and story textiles. Then, using a collection of memorabilia (photos, letters, other imagery or writing) that participants bring or can choose from a collection provided, they will focus on a person or life story, and plan and begin the process towards the creation of a 10 x 12" story or memory quilt.       

It is recommended that participants have prior experience with hand sewing, or take Crazy, Creative Quilting prior to Journal Quilting.

Date:  Saturday May 31, 2014

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50 Members/$60 Members




July Yoga in the Gallery


Join yoga veteran Chris Crews for a mid-day oasis of calm in the Museum’s galleries. Bring a yoga mat or towel, dress for stretching, and enjoy this 5 week yoga class. Meeting on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 1pm, this mini break from the day is a perfect way to recharge.

Crews has been teaching yoga for fourteen years. She adapts her classes to meet the needs of the participants, so this class is perfect for beginners to advanced students. 

Date:  Tuesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time:  12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50 Members/$65 Not-yet members



Summer Painting Workshop with Connie Bell


Come in out of the heat into the cool of the Museum and paint with Connie Bell for two days. Beginners to advanced painters can paint with oil or acrylics during this class. Connie Bell will provide subjects or your can bring your own. Plan to bring 3 to 5 any size canvases over the course of the class, additional supplies and a sack lunch. Please go to Dick Blick to view supply list.

Date:  July 9 & 10 OR August 6 & 7

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost:  $85 Members/$95 Not-yet members

*Supplies not included



Beginning Drawing with Graphite


Drawing is the first step for artists before creating paintings, sculptures, jewelry design, etc.  Drawings can also be a finished work of art.  Joycelyn Todisco will teach participants the techniques of using graphite on paper to create fine art drawings.  This workshop will guide beginners through the different types of drawings and terminology.  They will learn how to choose the right pencil density, using blending stumps, and how different paper types affect the finished drawing.  The workshop will feature drawing from staged still lifes and the supplies will be provided.

Date:  Thursdays July 10, 17, 24, 31

Time:  3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ages: 15 years old to Adults

Cost:  $80 Members/$95 Not-Yet Members

Supplies can be purchased from the instructor.

Register by: July 8




Marvelous Marionettes


Join us for a fun afternoon making marionettes! By using found objects (either provided by the instructor or you can bring your own), create your very own puppet where you pull the strings. This class is great for children, teens and adults.

Date:  Saturday July 19

Time:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost:  Member $35/Not-Yet Member $45



Photographic Composition

Have you ever wanted to take dynamic photographs like the images in magazines?  Joycelyn Todisco will present the Rules of Composition for Photography.  This presentation will cover the techniques used to control the viewer’s eye, create balance and asymmetry at the same time, as well as allowing the image to speak for itself.  To participate, all is needed is a digital camera!

Date:  Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ages:  15 years old to Adults

Cost:  Member $95/Not-Yet Member $ 115




Holiday Painting Workshop with Connie Bell


Celebrate the holiday season with the joys of painting. This two day class for beginners to advanced painters will have you painting 3 to 5 canvases. This class is for acrylics or oil paint. Connie Bell will provide subjects or your can bring your own. Plan to bring 3 to 5 any size canvases over the course of the class, additional supplies and a sack lunch. Please go to Dick Blick to view supply list.

Date:  December 10 & 11

Time:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost:  $85 Members/$95 Not-yet members

*Supplies not included



Fun Fridays Day Camp

Summer 2014


Date:  Every Friday from June 6 - August 1 (excluding July 4)

Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost:  $30 Members/$45 Not-yet members

Ages:  6 – 12 years

Extended aftercare available (7:30am – 5pm), extra $5 per day


Undercover Agents! Camp (June 6)


Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to become a spy in the employ of the secretive organization known only as E.M.A.H.S. Learn about codes by exploring the Museum’s new Codebreakers exhibit. Look for clues hidden in art. We’d tell you more, but, you know…


So You Wanna Be An Artist Camp (June 13)


Participants will cover a wide range of artistic mediums in a short amount of time! We’ll learn about acrylic paints, oil paints, watercolors, collage, clay, and sculpture. A trip to the Museum’s permanent collection will provide inspiration for creating our own Masterpiece. The day will end with a reception and our own art exhibit!


Scientist For A Day Camp (June 20)


Campers will enjoy a day designed to give students a taste of life as a scientist. Everyone will learn about the Scientific Method through experiments and hands-on activities.


All Aboard! Train Camp (June 27)


Climb aboard the Museum’s train. What is it like being an engineer or conductor? You’ll find out! Enjoy a snack onboard the Tennessee Club Car. All aboard!


Astronomy Camp (July 11)


Blast off in the New Koch Immersive Theater! This camp will have you learning all about astronomy, from how telescopes work to what it would be like walking on Mars.


Geologist Camp (July 18)


Rocks, fossils, volcanoes, oh my! In this class, budding geologists will make earthquakes, touch fossils that are millions of years old, and learn about dinosaurs. We will also explore what geology is like on other planets!


Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt Camp (July 25)


Walk like an Egyptian! Participants will explore the myths and truths about mummification through the Museum’s own replica teaching mummy – EMASHOTEP, an Egyptian Royal. We will plan a traditional Egyptian funeral, write our names in hieroglyphics, and sample Egyptian snacks.


Who Needs a Paintbrush Camp (August 1)


Things are about to get squishy! In this workshop we will explore the many ways to paint without using a paintbrush. We’ll use our fingers, feet, cars, household objects, and maybe even light!




Teambuilding Art Experiences


Is your business, corporation or non-profit looking for a fun and creative teambuilding event? Then consider the Evansville Museum’s brand new teambuilding experiences! These enjoyable, energetic, and enlightening workshops situated in the unique setting of the Museum will encourage personal and collective creativity and problem solving. Participants will leave with increased focus, less stress and a greater appreciation for art as well as their peers and co-workers.

In pre-consultation with the teaching artist, Julie Struck, the activity will be customized to the specific organization and/or the participants’ needs, which could include branding, logo and mission or core values.

Groups will work together to create a concept based on a theme or mission statement and then implement it through creating a collaborative piece of art. An important part of the experience is participants’ reflection and discussion about the activity. Groups may choose to create a mixed media or canvas painting. Teams take the project with them for display at their place of business. The price is $50 per person for a four hour experience for a group of 20 or less.

For more information and availability, please call the Curator of Education at 812-425-2406 or e-mail at