New year, new classes at the Marion Art Center

Dec 17, 2023

MARION — Join the Marion Art Center and make good on that New Year’s resolution to learn a new skill with three art classes offered throughout the month of January. 

Instructor Lisa Elliott will teach a new session of Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Marion Art Center Studio from Jan. 7 to Feb. 4, 2024.

In five weeks, participants can learn a new fiber skill and take home their 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 for a $10 fee, but students can provide their own loom. Students will provide their own yarns. The cost is $150 for Marion Art Center members and $160 for nonmembers. The class is limited to six students. Register at

Then, two new eight week sessions of ALL Levels Watercolor Painting for Adults starts on Jan.18 and 19, 2024.

Instructor Jay Ryan will teach a two-hour class on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and he will offer a three-hour, eight-week course on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The cost for the Thursday class is $195 for Marion Art Center members and $225 for nonmembers, while the Friday class costs $295 for Marion Art Center members and $325 for nonmembers.

Each class has a one-day drop-in option ($30 for Thursday, $45 for Friday) for those who can’t commit to the entire session or would like to get in some extra studio time with the instructor. Learn more and register online at

Finally, registration is open for the winter session of Marion Art Center Dance Academy.

Instructor Tess Hedblom and Program leader Teah Keogh will offer a five-week winter session with preschool and beginner classes (ages 3-8) beginning Jan. 8, 2024. The cost is $105 for Marion Art Center members and $120 for

The 10-week spring session begins March 4 and costs $205 for Marion Art Center members and $235 for nonmembers. The age group for the spring session may be extended to include an intermediate class.

All classes meet for 30 minutes on Monday afternoons. Marion Art Center Dance Academy is a low-key, low-cost dance program geared toward girls and boys ages 3+.

To learn more, see the full schedule for both sessions, and to register, visit