• ArtStart Program – Applications are now being accepted for ARTSTART, the Marion Art Center’s summer program for children ages 4 ½ to 9 years. Founded in 1985, ARTSTART meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. The activities include Arts & Crafts, Theater, Music, Stories & Dance. Children are grouped by age and participate in all three activities every day. MAC provides snack. There are three two-week sessions beginning Tuesday, June 26. Each session has a unique theme, and there is an informal production at the end of each two weeks where the children act, create costumes, sets and help write the plays.
The staff is made up of certified teachers as activity heads supported by caring and talented counselors. Nancy Sparklin is the program director. For more information please call 508-748-1266 or visit our website for a printable Application Form at: www.marionartcenter.org.
• Musical Theater Class – The Marion Art Center is now accepting applications for enrollment in its 2012 Summer Musical Theater Program. The Young People’s Musical Theater Class is for boys and girls who will be entering Grades 4 – 8 and will take place each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 pm for four weeks. The first class is Thursday, July 5 and will run through August 2.
Classes will focus on developing stage presence, creativity and talent through acting, singing, dance, theater games and improvisation. The final performance will be a Musical Revue featuring the students in solos, duets and group numbers.
Leading the program will be Kimberly Teves, a veteran performer with over 30 years experience in musical theatre. Local audiences may remember her from performances in MAC’s productions of: Sylvia, Rumors, Imagine: An American Girl Revue, Gold in the Hills, Love Changes Everything: and last summer’s musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!
The fee for the four-week session is $160 for MAC members and $175 for non-members.
For more information or to enroll in this program, please stop by the Marion Art Center at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion during Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm or on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Or visit MAC’s website at: www.marionartcenter.org for a printable Registration Form.