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Drawing in the Gallery

Time: Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

Are you looking for more opportunities to practice your observational drawing skills? Or perhaps you would like to try drawing from life for the first time without enrolling in a costly course? Please join us on Thursday nights when our exhibitions are open for an opportunity to draw from life!

Each week we will rotate the drawing location in our galleries and the subject of the program between a clothed model, nude model, and objects from our collection. This program is a bring-your-own material event – pencil and paper only. The museum will provide drawing boards to participants upon request.



  • For our guests' safety, extensive cleaning protocols have been implemented. Please be aware of the following policies and procedures for our Drawing in the Gallery program series:

    • We will now limit the number of participants at each Drawing in the Gallery event to 15 visitors.
    • Reservations ensure available seating as space is limited.
    • Guests have the option of signing up one or both of our 1-hour drawing blocks.
    • Hand sanitizing stations can be found at the entrances to the Museum and the entrance to both galleries.
    • Patrons without reservations are welcome but will gain access to our space on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the Museum's maximum capacity.
    • Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes after the start of the event.
    • Minors are welcome to attend our Drawing in the Gallery program but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

    Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Thomas.

    9/8 Mortin Clothed n/a
    9/22 Mortin Nude n/a
    10/6 Pavilion Clothed n/a
    10/20 Mortin Nude n/a
    11/3 Mortin Clothed n/a
    11/17 Mortin Nude n/a
    12/1 Pavilion Clothed n/a
KSU student drawing in gallery



KSU last wednesday lunch

Last Wednesday Lunch

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Last Wednesday Lunch is a monthly, half-hour lecture series offering visitors an opportunity to connect with art and ideas on display at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each event will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm and will feature a new guest speaker.



    • November 17, 2022
      Transforming Loss: Julia Kristeva and the Semiotics of Beauty, with Dr. Stacy K. Kelter, Associate Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Department. Dr. Keltner will share a talk on how philosopher Julia Kristeva’s psychoanalytic and aesthetic theory focuses explicitly on how art negotiates negative effects like loss and abjection.
    • January 25, 2023
      Director of the School of Art and Design, Geo Sipp will provide an onsite curatorial tour of the spring exhibition, Under Pressure: Prints from the Collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art in our Clayton Gallery.
      • August 31, 2022
        Art Education: Looking Ahead, with Laura LaQuaglia, Supervisor, Learning Design and Visual Arts for Cobb County Schools, and Betsy Eppes, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, K-12 for Fulton County Schools. Join these leaders in K-12 art education for a discussion of current obstacles faced in art education and the solutions needed for viable K-12 arts programs.

      • September 28, 2022
        Contrapunto Project, with Carlos A. Solis, Visual Artist and Founder, Contrapunto Contemporary Latin American Art Group. The Latin American artists group Contrapunto joined together in 2008 to make the presence of Latin American artists stronger and more recognizable. Come hear the founder talk about these diverse artists and their history of jointly exhibiting their work.

      • October 26, 2022
        What Can a Renoir Teach a Doctor?, with Brooke DiGiovanni Evans, Director of Visual Arts Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Lecturer, Boston University. The application of visual arts to healthcare education and clinician professional development has been gaining momentum over the last several years but is still relatively new work. Explore the activities and outcomes that engaging with the visual arts can provide clinicians in all stages of their careers. From communication skills to empathy, the visual arts build opportunities to hone important skills that benefit healthcare providers and their patients.


      • July 27,  2022: Making the Invisible Visible
        In association with the exhibition, Invisible to Visible: Art Educator Biennial 2022, visual artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Georgia State University Perimeter College, Al Parker-Shockley will discuss their artistic practice and the process of jurying the exhibition.
      • June 29, 2022: Art on Campus: A Tour of Outdoor Sculpture at KSU’s Kennesaw Campus Elizabeth Thomas, Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, shared backstories and information about some of the sculptural works permanently installed on the grounds of Kennesaw State University’s Kennesaw Campus.
        • Recording coming soon

      • May 25, 2022: Jeff Campana, KSU School of Art and Design (SOAAD) Associate Professor of Art in Ceramics, shared a presentation on the new technologies now available to students in SOAAD for creating three-dimensional work.
      • April 27, 2022: Cynthia Nourse Thompson, ZMA Director of Curatorial Affairs, will discuss the exhibitions In Conversation: The Fluid and The Concrete and Leonardo Drew: Cycles, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation and their connection to the process of hand papermaking.

      • March 30, 2022: In association with the exhibition, In Conversation: The Fluid and The Concrete, visual artist Kyle Holland discussed the field of contemporary book arts as it relates to the disciplines of letterpress printing and hand papermaking. He will present his own works and works by other artists that activate handmade paper as a substance and substrate by creating physical connections to place or by recycling objects that have memories, stories, and experiences associated with them into paper.
      • February 23, 2022: Kayte Terry, ZMA East Project Wall East exhibiting artist shared a presentation on her work.
      • January 26, 2022: JoyEllen Williams, Special Collections Curator for KSU Museums, Archives, and Rare Books, shared a presentation on the materials in the Cherokee collection, how it came to be, and goals for its expansion.
      • November 17, 2021: Dr. Reid Masters, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale and Co-founder & Assistant Director, Kinnara Ensemble, shared his presentation, “Hugo Distler's Totentanz: Pioneering the Immersive, Multimedia Experience.”
      • October 27, 2021: Alissa Tertichny, a Clinical Case Manager and Counselor with Kennesaw State University's Counseling and Psychological Services, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Art4Healing® Facilitator presented “Art as a Therapeutic Tool in the Work of Counseling.”
      • September 29, 2021: Printmaking Professor Valerie Dibble and Dr. Carol Pulin, Director of The American Print Alliance discussed the creation of The American Print Alliance
        September 11, 2001, Memorial Portfolio, which was on view 9/10 – 10/2 in the Fine Arts Gallery. 
      • August 25, 2021: Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the museum, discussed the exhibition This Mortal Coil and related research conducted at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterthur, Delaware.
      • July 28, 2021: Hannah Amuka, Juror of the SOAAD Alumni Biennial 2021 Exhibition shared insight into the selection and curatorial process of the Fine Arts Gallery summer show.
      • June 30, 2021: Artist Jess Jones presented a lecture about her work Weeping Quit at the ZMA and additional ongoing projects.  
      • May 26, 2021: Page Burch, Lecturer of Sculpture and Coordinator of the Master Craftsman Program shared insight into the program's public art projects and the Fine Arts Gallery retrospective exhibition, Master Craftsman: Classroom to Community.
      • April 28, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative  practice. The April 28th event presented prerecorded presentations by Page Burch, Kristine Kim, Chris Malone, and Don Robson.
      • March 31, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative  practice. The March 31st event presented prerecorded presentations by Jeff Campana, Sandee Chamberlain, Deborah Hutchinson, and Robert Sherer.
      • February 24, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative  practice. The February 24th event presented prerecorded presentations by  Craig Brasco, Donna Colebeck, Valerie Dibble, and Keith Smith.
      • January 27, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative practice. The January 27th event presented prerecorded presentations by Jonathan FisherMatt Haffner, Joseph Karg, and Joe Remillard.
      • November 18, 2020: Members of CIFAL Atlanta and their Distinguished Student Ambassador team spoke about the creation of the exhibition Art as Activism: Social Justice and Sustainability which was on view in the Fine Arts Gallery from November 11th to November 20th, 2020.

      • October 28, 2020: it's your world for the moment artist, Erin Jane Nelson presented a virtual lecture.

      • September 30, 2020: A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries artist, Keith Smith shared insight into his work and artistic practice.



Art4Healing® Workshop

Time: 12:30  pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion 

Art4Healing® workshops are 2-hour experiences that teach you how to express your feelings with color using the Art4Healing® method developed by Art & Creativity, Inc. An Art4Healing® workshop allows participants to get in touch with inner feelings that many times words cannot express. Our certified facilitator will lead participants through a series of prompts as they respond by painting abstractly with acrylic colors on canvas. The method helps participants express their feelings in a safe way by associating a color with a feeling. Each participant takes home 3 completed paintings at the end of the workshop. And, NO, you do not need any art experience to participate!

Make sure you arrive a few minutes early and wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty; we will supply aprons and all supplies.

This workshop is offered in partnership with KSU Counseling and Psychological Services.



  • New Fall Dates

    • Wednesday, August 31 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Theme: Expressing Feelings with Color
    • Monday, September 12, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
      • Theme: Revealed
    • Friday, October 14 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Theme: The Darkness Within
    • Monday, November 14 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
      • Theme: Paint Your Way to Inner Peace
KSU art4healing workshop



KSU student doing gentle yoga

Gentle Yoga

Select Wednesdays This Fall
Time: 1:00  pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion

Gentle Yoga incorporates the mind and body to assist with overall wellbeing. Gentle yoga will focus on holding stretches for longer periods of time while mindfully moving through the flow of postures. The class is supported by using blocks and bolsters. This class will assist with relaxation, stress management, and self-reflection. The practice is inclusive to all, and no yoga experience is needed as modifications will be provided. If you have a bolster or block, feel free to bring your own as there are a limited number available. See you on the mat!

Please bring a yoga mat, block and bolster, if you have those items. A limited number will be available onsite. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Please notify the Yoga Teacher if you have any injuries to be aware of during the class.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Office of Student Advocacy.

*Everyone who participates must sign the liability waiver.



    • August 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • September 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • September 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • October 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • November 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • November 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • December 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Mindful Drumming

Time: 2:00  pm - 3:00 pm

Mindful Drumming is an experiential workshop based on the healing power of meditative drumming and mindfulness practices. Both traditions have been used by cultures around the world to help people better attune to themselves and others. Attend this hour-long workshop to learn and experience how drumming and mindfulness can help you relax, feel more alive, and even reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Instruments will be provided, and no musical experience is required.

This workshop will be led by Greg Stevens, a Licensed Psychologist and the Associate Director of Clinical Services at the Kennesaw State University Counseling and Psychological Services. Before training as a psychologist, Greg performed as a musician for over a decade. During his doctoral training, he had the unique opportunity to learn about meditative drumming and develop an ongoing therapy group with a colleague that incorporated this with mindfulness. He has since continued leading Mindful Drumming therapy groups and workshops for the past seven years.



  • Friday, November 11, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
KSU students seated