The Marion Art Center has added a new Children’s Art Lab Program for young children. Art + Play, taught by Aylin Cetik, is a one-hour class for children ages 3, 4, and 5, and their caregivers. During class, kids will explore various art materials, natural elements, art tools, and creative processes. Children will have the opportunity to discover and learn through art while making new friends in a safe and nurturing environment. Classes meet Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the MAC Studio. The 8-class program begins on September 29 and runs through November 17. Cost for the full session is $125 for MAC members and $145 for nonmembers. There is a one-day drop-in option for $20 per child. Find out more and register at marionartcenter.org/art-lab.
MAC’s Fall Youth Theater – The Marion Art Center’s youth theater program continues with Autumn Stages, starting on Thursday, September 16. The program is led by Jacob Sherburne. Autumn Stages is a fall theater company consisting of young adults ages 12-18. The company meets for three hours on Thursdays (5:30 pm – 8:00pm), and four hours on Saturdays (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) for seven weeks, culminating in a single end-of-session Halloween weekend performance of the Greek mythology story of Oedipus the King. Students must be fully vaccinated to participate in the program. Cost is $525 for MAC members and $575 for nonmembers. Monthly payment plans are available upon request. To learn more or to register, visit marionartcenter.org/stages.