Classes and Workshops

Classes, Workshops, and Other Events

Ella’s Patio Party

Thursdays @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
From June 13th – August 29th
$5 per person / FREE for members

Join Ella Sharp Museum for another summer season of Thursday evenings for live music, small plates from local favorites, and a cash bar on Ella’s Patio. Cover charge and donations benefit museum educational programming, events, and general operations.

Summer Ceramics

Wednesday, June 26 from 1-4pm
Thursday, June 27 from 6-9pm
Wednesday, July 10 from 1-4pm
Thursday, July 11 from 6-9pm
Wednesday, July 31 from 1-4pm
Thursday, August 1 from 6-9pm
Wednesday, August 14 from 1-4pm
Thursday, August 15 from 6-9pm

$25 per class / $20 per class for members

These classes are available for beginners through advanced. Beginner students can try out clay. More advanced students can fine-tune their skills. For those who do not plan on taking fall classes, students must take at least two classes (non-consecutive).

Margaret and the Moon

Saturday, July 20
2-3pm: Margaret and the Moon
4-5pm: The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon
$5 per person per event / $10 for both presentations / 3 years and under FREE

From 2-3pm: Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing is a nonfiction picture book about a pioneering scientist who turns her love of math into a celebrated career with the United States space program. When this problem-solver discovers a new invention called a computer, she uses it to solve one of the hardest problems ever—flying astronauts to the moon. In the process, she breaks boundaries for women and becomes an American hero.

From 4-5pm: Timed to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 in 2019, The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean is a nonfiction children’s picture book about the only artist to travel in outer space. Alan Bean is both a brave astronaut and a painter who expresses his feelings through art. After the Apollo 12 mission, he pursues a one-of-a-kind dream: painting the magic and mystery of his trip to the moon.

Children’s One Day Clay Class

August 10 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
$35 /$25 for members

Participate in a one-day children’s clay workshop themed around Ella’s Farm Animals. Student will learn how to create a hand built clay bank (pig, sheep, or cow themed) and how to use underglaze velvet to paint details. Following the creation, a small snack will be provided and students will visit Ella’s Farm House. Clay creations will be available for pick up once they have been glazed and fired by the instructor.

Murder Mystery at the Museum: Rescue Mission in Space

October 26 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
$60 per person/$110 per couple
$55 per person/$100 per couple for members

Join us for another stimulating evening of fine dining and engrossing live theater as we host our second annual Mystery Dinner. In keeping with our year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Hurst Planetarium, our production this year will be “Rescue Mission in Space”, an exciting story of black holes, disappearing planets and lady heroes. Costumes encouraged.