‘Continuum’ Hands On- Operation Art

WMA will offer active duty service members, retired or prior service veterans, and their spouses a hands-on art experience with a series of classes and open studio dates in April and May.

With instruction from WMA’s art educator, Amanda Holcomb, students will learn techniques in drawing, acrylic paint, printmaking, and clay in three separate classes on April 3, 10, and 17 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Open studio hours for students to practice what they’ve learned by creating their own works of art will be held April 24 and May 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Amanda will be available in the studio to assist during open studio dates.

WMA will exhibit a selection of the final pieces from those participants who allow us to share their work in the museum’s Coleman Gallery from June to September 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are limited to active duty service members and retired or prior service veterans, who may bring a validating ID of their choice.

All sessions are FREE but registration is required and space is limited. To register, online visit http://bit.ly/OpArtReg.

Have questions? Email Amanda Holcomb at education@wiregrassmuseum.org or call WMA at 334-794-3871 during business hours (M-F from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Operation Art is held as part of a full schedule of programming related to WMA’s upcoming exhibition, Continuum: 1808 to 2017 / Goya to Erdreich (April 19 – June 29, 2019), which features a series of mixed media work by Beverly Erdreich, a Dothan native who now lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama. The exhibition takes an unflinching look at atrocities that have impacted society through incredible acts of brutality.

Operation Art classes and open studio events will be held in WMA’s second-floor studio.


Apr 03 2019


05:30 PM - 07:30 PM




Wiregrass Museum of Art
Dothan, AL

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Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.