Event Details

MAC Gallery Explorations
Realism vs Abstraction

Friday, June 21, 2019 through Thursday, August 1, 2019

2nd Floor Classroom


Is the art gallery big enough for both realism and abstraction? Which works better for you as an artist? Come explore painting in both realism and abstraction in this six-week course. By the time you are done you will know where your heart lies and have paintings in both styles ready to hand.

This series taught by Wisconsin artist Jennifer Mally, is open to high school students and adults. Classes will also include demonstrations, hands-on instruction.

Week 1: Friday, June 21, 2019 - Week 1 Class will meet at 5:00 pm, 1/2 hour prior to the 5:30 pm "A Creative Lilfe: Sarah Aslakson" gallery talk.
Week 2: Thursday, June 27, 2019    4-6:00 pm
Week 3: Thursday, July 11, 2019     4-6:00 pm
Week 4: Thursday, July 18, 2019     4-6:00 pm
Week 5: Thursday, July 25, 2019     4-6:00 pm
Week 6: Thursday, August 1, 2019  4-6:00 pm

Fee: $45 - All supplies included (participants should bring a notebook and pen)
For: High School Students and Adults
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Register by phone at 608-325-5700 or in person at Monroe Arts Center (1315 11th Street)
Click HERE for Registration Form and Class Descriptions.

Jennifer Mally is a printmaker, painter, and figurative sculptor. Her creative career began as a mechanical engineer in 1990. She earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison after a year abroad where she attended a textile arts school in Varkaus, Finland. After years of machine design, Mally began looking for a more aesthetic outlet for her creativity, so she opened the Blackberry Glass Studio. For eight years she designed art-glass installations for architects and interior designers. In 2010 she returned to school and earned her Art Education license from Edgewood Collage in Madison, Wisconsin.

Mally's interest in ceramic sculpture began as a child, as her grandmother was a well-known figurative artist in the Detroit, Michigan area. She explored the human figure through wax, bronze, and clay. Starting very young, Mally would work alongside her grandmother in her studio drawing and sculpting clay.

Mally is the current director of the Adamah Clay Studios of Bethel Horizons and the Executive Director for Potters for Peace. She continues to express her love of art through printmaking, painting, and figurative sculpture work in clay.