The Marion Art Center has lots to keep you busy in the new year

Dec 11, 2021

MARION — From art shows to weaving classes, the Marion Art Center has lots of creative ways to start 2022. 

Call for Entries & Holiday Schedule
The Marion Art Center will close for the season at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 18 and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 4 for drop off day for its first gallery show of the year, the Winter Members’ Show

The show runs from Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 2022, with an opening reception scheduled on Friday, Jan. 7 from 5-7 pm. 

All MAC members are invited to participate with up to two pieces each. All works must have been executed by the artist within the last five years and must not have been previously shown at the Marion Art Center. 

The MAC will not exhibit works that are in poor condition (including frame), are not properly prepared for installation, or are works that have been shown at the MAC before. 

To exhibit, members should drop off work to the MAC at 80 Pleasant Street, Marion on Tuesday, January 4 between 10 am and 4 pm. 

An artist contract can be found and downloaded from the website at 

Artists may contact the MAC with any questions by emailing with “members show” in the subject line, or by leaving a phone message at (508) 748-1266. Email and phone messages will be checked periodically during the MAC’s seasonal closure.

Online registration is open for winter classes starting in January, including: 

All Levels Watercolor Painting for Adults continues with an eight week session with Instructor Jay Ryan on Friday mornings from 10 am-noon in the MAC Studio, Jan. 7 – Feb. 25. 

The cost is $195 for MAC members and $220 for nonmembers for the full eight week course. There is a drop-in option ($30 per day) for students who can’t commit to the entire session. 

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MAC Dance Academy continues with a five week winter session taught by instructor Erin Murphy, Jan. 3 through Feb. 14, with a new class added for preteens (ages 10-12). 

MAC Dance Academy is a low-cost dance program geared toward girls and boys ages 3-12 that meets Monday afternoons at the MAC. 

Classes for preschool, beginner, intermediate, and preteen meet for half an hour each, 4 -6 pm in the MAC’s upstairs gallery. 

The cost for the five week session is $95 for MAC members and $105 for nonmembers. 

Find out more and register online at

A new eight week session of Art + Play with Instructor Aylin Cetik runs Jan. 12 - March 9 (with no class on Feb. 23), Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am in the MAC Studio. 

This class is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers (only one adult per child). 

Cost for the 8 week session is $125 for MAC members and $145 for nonmembers, with a one-day drop in option at $20 per day. 

Children will explore various art materials, natural elements, art tools, and creative processes. They will have the opportunity to discover and learn through art, while making new friends in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Note: Masks are required at all times for adults and are encouraged for children (though exceptions can be made for children under 5) while inside the Marion Art Center. 

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Only a few spots remain in Colin Bradley’s Guitar, Piano, and More private music lessons for kids and adults at the Marion Art Center. 

This program is for music students of any age or skill level. 

The seven-week winter session runs from Jan. 11 - March 3, with no lessons during school vacation week (Feb. 22, 23, 24). 

Half hour lessons (one day each week per student) are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 - 7 pm. 

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. 

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Instructor Lisa Elliott will teach a new session of Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom on Sunday afternoons, Jan 16 - Feb. 13 at the Marion Art Center. 

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. 

Students meet from 1:30 - 4 pm in the MAC Studio. 

The cost is $150 for MAC members and $160 for nonmembers, and the class is limited to six students. 

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