The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the return of several programs for children and adults this fall, including a few new classes. Children’s Art Lab returns to the MAC with Art in the Afternoon on Fridays after school with the first session beginning on September 17. Benares Angeley will lead three sessions this fall: Sew Awesome! (ages 7-10) Make it Big! (7-10), and Crafter-noon Holiday Sessions (ages 5-10). Cost for a four-class session is $80 for MAC members and $95 for nonmembers, and cost for the three-class session is $60 for MAC members and $70 for nonmembers. Register at marionartcenter.org/art-lab.
Music Instructor Colin Bradley offers one on one music lessons for all ages, kids and adults, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons-early evenings at the MAC, starting on September 8 and 9. Guitar, Piano, and More is a great program for music students of any age or skill level. The cost for seven weeks of lessons is $245 for MAC members and $260 for nonmembers. Families receive 10 percent back on lessons when they purchase tuition for two or more people from the same household. Only one Tuesday spot remains, and Wednesday slots are filling fast! Learn more and register online at marionartcenter.org/classes-workshops.
The MAC announces a new course, Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom with Instructor Lisa Elliott. Have you ever wanted to try weaving but not sure where to begin? In five short weeks, you can learn a new fiber skill and take home your very first woven project. Students will weave one of the following: a scarf, table runner, set of placemats, or set of tea towels. Looms and weaving equipment are provided, but students will provide their own yarns. The course meets for five weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, September 14 through October 12. The cost is $150 for MAC members and $160 for nonmembers, and the class is limited to five students.
Instructor Catherine Carter returns to teach a five-week Beginner Drawing course on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, from September 20 through October 25 (no class on 10/11). The cost is $135 for MAC members and $145 for nonmembers. Using the most basic materials of graphite pencil on paper, students will learn to create photo-realistic still-life drawings in a clearly presented, step-by-step approach.
Beginning-Continuing Watercolor, plus Continuing-Advanced Watercolor classes start on Thursday, September 16 and Friday, September 17, respectively. Each class meets from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, once a week for eight weeks. Instructor Patricia White returns to teach the Beginner class on Thursdays and Jay Ryan will teach the Friday course. The cost is $195 for MAC members and $220 for nonmembers. Supplies are not included.
Find out more and register for all adult classes online at marionartcenter.org/adult-classes.
MAC Dance Academy returns starting September 27. This low-key, low-cost dance program is geared toward girls and boys ages 3-10 and meets Monday afternoons at the MAC. Registration is open now for the coming school year: fall and spring sessions run for ten weeks ($175 for MAC members and $195 for nonmembers), and the winter intersession will run for five weeks ($95 for MAC members and $105 for nonmembers). Receive 10 percent back when you register for all three sessions before the start of the fall program! See the full schedule with details, and register online at marionartcenter.org/mac-dance-academy.