The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its Winter/Spring 2015 classes. The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street (main entrance is on Main Street) in Marion. For more information, please call 508-748-1266 or visit www.marionartcenter.org.
Advanced Watercolor Painting: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; January 23 to March 13 (8 weeks); Instructor: Jay Ryan; Tuition: $175 members / $190 non-members (materials not included). Note: This course requires a minimum of five students to run.
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. Using the brilliant nature of light (and dark), we’ll “push” the medium, adding other water media, brushes, and paper surfaces, and experiment with palette color mixing to capture magic and luminosity. In each class, we will start a new painting together using landscape, still life, the figure, abstract or imaginative thought, or narrative ideas as subjects. Each class will also provide a brief and supportive group “critique.” Students will leave with expanded knowledge of technique and traditional and contemporary use of watercolor.
About the Instructor: Jay Ryan is a Fairhaven painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A former K-12 public school art teacher and administrator, Jay has studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Framingham State and Lesley Universities. His work has been locally shown at the Judith Klein Gallery, ArtWorks! and Gallery X in New Bedford and the Marion Art Center.
Mac Dance Academy: Mondays, February 23 through May 4 (10 weeks); Instructor: Paige Hiller; Preschool (age 3-4) 3:00 – 3:30 pm, Beginner (age 4-5) 3:30 – 4:15 pm, Intermediate (age 5-6) 4:15 – 5:00 pm. Winter/Spring 2015 Session begins Monday, February 23.
The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its Winter/Spring Dance Academy. Classes are held on Mondays and run for 10 weeks. Spring session focuses heavily on choreography and recital performance. Spring Schedule: Feb. 23 (students will be measured for recital costumes the first week; costumes will run approximately $45 each), Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, Apr. 13, Apr. 20 – No Dance (School April Vacation), Apr. 27, May 4, May 6 (Make up day if needed), May 8 – RECITAL.
To register and pay on-line, go to: www.marionartcenter.org and click on “Register.”
Preschool: Preschool instruction is for children between the ages of 3-4. Class is 30 minutes and involves ballet warm-up, jazz stretches, basic mat tumbling and basic tap steps. The fee for the 10-week session is $145 for Marion Art Center members and $160 for non-members. (Child MUST be 3 years of age at the start of the Session.)
Beginner: Beginner instruction is for children between the ages of 4-5. Class is 45 minutes and involves ballet warm-up and barre, jazz stretches, beginner mat tumbling. The fee for the 10-week session is $155 for Marion Art Center members and $170 for non-members.
Intermediate: Intermediate instruction is for children ages 5-6. Class is 45 minutes and involves advanced ballet warm-up, barre and adagio, tumbling, jazz stretches and combinations and tap combinations. The fee for the 10-week session is $155 for Marion Art Center members and $170 for non-members.
Little People’s Theatre (ages 6-9): Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm; Instructor: Kim Teves; Tuition: Each six-week session is $80 for MAC members and $95 for non-members.
Deadline for registration for Winter Session 1 is January 6. Winter Session 1 LPT: January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3 and 10. Winter Session 2 LPT: February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Spring Session LPT: April 30; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2.
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 week of each session.
Young People’s Theatre (ages 10-14): Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm; Instructor: Kimberly Teves. Tuition: $170 for MAC members and $185 for non-members. Call 508-748-1266 for more information.
Deadline for registration for Winter/Spring 2015 Session YPT is January 8. Winter/Spring Session YPT: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 19. New! Spring 1/2 Session YPT: April 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Classes are for boys and girls in grades 4-8. The 10-week Winter/Spring Session program starts January 8 and runs through March 19. Performance will be on Thursday, March 19.
Students will learn basic theater craft through improvisation exercises, theater games, and the process of putting on a production through selection, rehearsal and production of a small show presented at the end of the session.
Preschool Piano (age 3-5 years): Friday mornings at the Marion Art Center, 25 minute private lessons for children ages 3-5 years. $20 per lesson (includes cost of music/materials/recital).
Little Mozart’s Preschool Piano is an early music enrichment program for children, ages 3 to 5. Lessons are designed to introduce children to the piano, and teach basic foundation skills that will inspire an early appreciation for music. Individual lessons place an emphasis on rhythm, finger position, music vocabulary, music notation, note reading, and encourage overall fine motor development. It is offered three times per year at the Marion Art Center for 10-week sessions during the fall (Sept-Dec), winter/spring (Jan-April), and summer (July-August). Each session concludes with a short recital. Children may repeat sessions through age 5 to enhance their knowledge and performance skills. To reserve a lesson time, contact Jamie Wiksten at email@example.com or 508-295-0379.
Saturday Morning Piano Lessons: Piano lessons for beginners and intermediates are offered on Saturday mornings, by appointment only, with instructor Donald Richard.
Winter Session begins January10 and runs until the end of the school year. To reserve a lesson time, please call Donald Richard at 781-582-6273 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructor: Donald Richard earned his Bachelor of Music from University of Lowell and has been teaching private lessons on piano and trumpet since 1980. He has substituted in the Old Rochester Regional School District since 1999 and since 2003 has assisted with the Sippican Elementary School Annual Band Blast and other events.
Registration and payment for all classes except piano can be made on line at www.marionartcenter.org.
The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street (main entrance is on Main Street) in Marion. For more information, please call 508-748-1266 or visit www.marionartcenter.org.