Open Poetry at the MAC – The next meeting of the MAC Open Poetry Club will be on Thursday, November 7. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm (except January 2020 when it will meet on Thursday, January 9). The club welcomes both regular and infrequent poets, and there is no cost to join. Please bring an open mind, an open heart, and one to three original poems to share with the group. Participants will discuss poems together in a friendly, supportive workshop-like atmosphere.
Fall/Winter Classes at the MAC – Registration is now open for several upcoming art courses at the Marion Art Center. Sign up today for the four-week session of Continuing and Advanced Watercolor Painting with Instructor Jay Ryan, on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm beginning November 15. The MAC will run the same class, an eight-week winter session, beginning January 10, 2020. This course is a perfect “next step” for those who would like to explore watercolor painting beyond a basic understanding of color and brush strokes. The four-week session cost is $105 for MAC members, $125 for nonmembers; the eight-week session cost is $195 for MAC members, $220 for nonmembers.
The Marion Art Center offers several classes in 2020, including the newly added five-week Beginning Drawing course. Instructor Catherine Carter will lead the class on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, from February 4 to March 3. In this course, students will learn the basics of realistic drawing using pencil and paper, while developing observational and mark-making skills through traditional exercises. The cost is $135 for MAC members, $155 for nonmembers. Registration is also open for Botanical Drawing with Catherine Carter and Beginning Watercolor Painting with Patricia White, both starting in March 2020.
To find out more about these classes or to register online, visit marionartcenter.org/classes/art-classes
Don’t miss out on MAC Dance Academy! The spring session begins Monday, February 24 and runs through early May. Classes are available for children aged 2 ½ to 8 years old. The cost is $160 for MAC members and $185 for nonmembers. This low-key, low-cost 10-session program provides extraordinary dance instruction by Teah Keogh in ballet, tap, and jazz, and explores other genres including contemporary, hip-hop, and gymnastics. All girls and boys are welcome! There will be a small recital at the end of the spring session in the MAC Theater. Register for MAC Dance online at marionartcenter.org/classes/mac-dance-academy