A fortune of fall classes at the Marion Art Center

Aug 27, 2021

MARION — Several programs will return to the Marion Art Center this fall, including a few new classes.

Children’s Art Lab
Children’s Art Lab returns to the MAC with Art in the Afternoon on Fridays after school with the first session beginning on Sept. 17. Benares Angeley will lead three sessions this fall: Sew Awesome! (ages 7-10) Make it Big! (7-10), and Crafer-noon Holiday Sessions (ages 5-10). Cost for a 4-class session is $80 for MAC members and $95 for nonmembers, and cost for the 3-class session is $60 for MAC members and $70 for nonmembers. Register at marionartcenter.org.

Music lessons
Music Instructor Colin Bradley will offer one-on-one music lessons for all ages, kids and adults, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons-early evenings at the MAC, starting on Sept. 8 and 9. Guitar, Piano, and More is a program for music students of any age or skill level. The cost for 7 weeks of lessons is $245 for MAC members and $260 for nonmembers. Families receive 10% 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 running low. Learn more and register online at marionartcenter.org/classes-workshops.

Learn to weave
The MAC announces a new course, Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom with Instructor Lisa Elliott. In five short weeks, you can learn a new fiber skill and take home a 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 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 14 to Oct. 12. The cost is $150 for MAC members and $160 for nonmembers, and the class is limited to five students.

Learn to draw
Instructor Catherine Carter returns to teach a five-week Beginner Drawing course on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 20 through Oct. 25 (no class on 10/11). The cost is $135 for MAC members and $145 for nonmembers. Using the 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.

Watercolor class
Beginning-Continuing Watercolor, plus Continuing-Advanced Watercolor classes start on Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17, respectively. Each class meets from 1o a.m. to noon, 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.

Dance academy
MAC Dance Academy returns starting Sept. 27. This dance program is geared toward girls and boys ages 3-10 and meets Monday afternoons at the art center. 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% 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.