Registration for ArtStart 2023 at the Marion Art Center opens to MAC members on Friday, January 27 at marionartcenter.org/artstart. Registration for nonmembers will open on Friday, February 17. MAC members have access to early registration and receive a significant discount on ArtStart tuition. Membership at the Family level ($75 annually) or above is required for discounted tuition. Joining the MAC or renewing membership is easy online at marionartcenter.org/join.
ArtStart is the MAC’s summer art program for children ages 4 1/2 to 9 years, offered in late June through July. ArtStart teachers are specialists in music, dance, theater and art, most of whom teach throughout the year and are professionals in their fields. Activities include arts and crafts, theater, music, games and storytelling. The ArtStart program runs weekly, 9:00 am‒12:30 pm daily, with no camp on July 4. Cost for a five-day session is $240 for MAC members and $275 for nonmembers, while the cost for session two (just four days) is $195 for MAC members and $220 for nonmembers. The 2023 ArtStart schedule is as follows: Session 1: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30; Session 2: Monday, July 3-Friday, July 7 (4 days, no camp on Tue.); Session 3: July 10-14; Session 4: July 17-21; Session 5: July 24-28. Due to very limited capacity, ArtStart fees are nonrefundable unless camp is cancelled. Sessions fill quickly, and early registration is strongly recommended. See more details and register online at marionartcenter.org/artstart.