Marion Art Center Announcements

Watercolor Painting For Advanced Beginners: February 6, 2013 to March 27, 2013 (8 weeks) Wednesdays   9:30am to 11:30am Patricia White, Instructor.

The Marion Art Center announces that it will be offering Watercolor Painting for Advanced Beginners starting on February 6 and will run until March 27.  The course is eight weeks long and will be offered on Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. (Maximum 10 Students) Patricia White is the instructor.  The fee for the 8-week course is $175 for members and $190 for nonmembers.  Materials are not included.  To register call:  508-748-1266 or visit the MAC website at: classes

This course is designed for people who have had some experience with watercolor painting.  Each week, the participants will build upon their previous painting skills to develop their individual styles.   Proposed topics include the still life, painting from memory, figurative painting and the landscape.  At least one session will be on location (weather permitting).

About the Instructor: Patricia White is a painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She is past President of the Marion Art Center and a current Exhibition Committee Member.  She studied Realist Painting at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Marion Art Center, The Jonathan Bourne Library, The Wareham Library, Don’s Art Shop of Warren, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Gift Shop of The Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Yoga: Mondays   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm January 14 to March 4 (8 weeks) Fee:  $90.

The Marion Art Center will be offering yoga classes on Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  The class will run for 8 weeks starting Monday, January 14th.  Marcia Mellor, MA.ASCP (MT), will teach classes.  The class is not limited to the physically skilled and all levels are welcome.

This class will marry the anaerobic methods of yoga (lengthening the muscles and ligaments, balancing the right and left side of the body utilizing breath control and concentration techniques) with the fine motor movements of the spine.  Each class will end in Savasana or total relaxed pose.

Yoga is an ancient system designed to unify body, mind and spirit.  Through a series of mental and physical exercises, combined with regulated breathing, the body and mind will become more intimately coordinated.

The instructor, Marcia Mellor has been teaching yoga and dance for the past 44 years.  Mellor has a Masters Degree from Lesley College in “Mind Body Integration”.  She established and ran a Modern Dance program at Cape Cod Community College for 11 years.  She then started teaching ethnic dance and has taught belly dance, African dance, country line dance and ballroom dance.  She is also a sculptor and has run her video business “Chrysalis Video” for the past 25 years.

Little People’s Theater: Open to ages 5-9. Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  Session III – January 8 to February 12 Session IV – March 3 to April 9 Each 6-week Session – $75/$90 Nancy Sparklin, Instructor.

Each week the children will learn basic theater craft through drama games, readers’ theater and experience the fun of the stage while rehearsing for a small production to be performed the last day of each session.

To register for this program, go to the Classes tab on the MAC website at  You can register and pay (PayPal only) there.  Or you can click on the printable registration form, print it and mail to the Art Center with your payment.

Young People’s Theater: Open to ages 10-14.  Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:00 pm.  Class Schedule:  January 10, 17, 24 & 31, February 7 & 28 (no class on February 14 or 21), March 7, 14, 21 & 28, April 4 & 11 (performance on April 11).

Students will learn basic theater craft through the process of putting on a production.  Kimberly Teves, Instructor.  The fee for the 10-week session is $160/175.

To register for this program, go to the Classes tab on the MAC website at  You can register and pay (PayPal only) there.  Or you can click on the printable registration form, print it and mail to the Art Center with your payment.

MAC Dance Academy: Starts on February 25. Monday Dance Program – Classical dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz and basic tumbling with optional add-on classes:

•Preschool, ages 3-4, 3:30-4:00 pm, $140/$155

•Kinderstep, age 5, 4:00 to 4:30 pm, $140/$155

•Beginner, age 6, 4:30 to 5:00 pm, $140/$

•Intermediate, ages 7-8, 5:00 to 5:30 pm, $140/$155

•Hip Hop, ages 6-8, 5:30 to 6:00 pm, $140/155 OR*$90/$105

•Gymnastics, ages 6-8, 6:00 to 6:30 pm, $140/$155 OR *$90/$105

*Add-on price for Marion Art Center Members or Non-Members taking Beginner or Intermediate dance at regular price.

The recital will be held on May 10.  The dress rehearsal will be at 4:00 pm with the recital following at 6:00 pm at Sippican Elementary School.  To register for this program, go to the MAC Dance Academy tab on the MAC website at

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