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MARION ART CENTER CLASSES

The Marion Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the visual and performing arts.  It has been offering classes for adults and children for over 25 years.  Members of the Marion Art Center are offered a discount on tuition for all classes except piano.

WINTER OFFERINGS:

ADULT CLASSES: WINTER 2017

Beginner & Continuing Drawing for Adults
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to Noon
January 17 to March 7 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Anthony M. Days, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

This introductory class will expose students to a number of traditional illustration skills and concepts.  Participants will learn how to compose with line, shape, tone, and shadow. Using still-life setups and the immediate environment as inspiration, the class will explore working with perspective, positive and negative shape, and texture using traditional drawing materials.

About the Instructor: Anthony has been involved in illustration and visual arts since his childhood, receiving awards and donating his artistic abilities to school and community activities. He has been providing private drawing lessons for over 30 years.  He is a Member of the Marion Art Center, New Bedford Art Museum and Mattapoisett Area Artists group. He has studied watercolor and illustration with John “Andy” Anderson of Fox Run Studios and most recently has enjoyed working with oils at the NBAM with the guidance of John Gamache. He currently is balancing a 30 year career in public safety with his love of the visual arts.

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The Art of Reupholstery
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to Noon (at 188 Front Street in Marion)
January 18 to March 22 (10 weeks)

Tuition: $225 MAC members* / $240 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Harriet Ingerslev, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

This class will teach students the basics of reupholstery, an applied art that has its roots in the Renaissance period.  While learning this art form, students can restore an old chair using techniques and materials that are timeless, and enjoy the heirloom that they create. It is the upholstery and soft furnishings that are the most important in creating the ambience of a room.

Students will be taught to strip the old coverings and stuffing as needed, secure the frame of the item so that it is rigid, build up from the base or foundation, add the webbing and springs, tie, sew and weave batting and padding. Materials are not included.  Students are strongly advised that their first attempt should be more substantial than a footstool. Please bring the project to every class, together with a tack hammer and an old flat-head screwdriver.

About the Instructor: Harriet Ingerslev graduated in Fine Arts from State University of New York at Oswego.  She studied restoration and upholstery at the Stanhope Institute in London, England.  Her extensive instructional background includes teaching upholstery in Princeton, NJ for 13 years in two adult schools, as well as teaching fine art for 25 years at high school and elementary school levels.

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NEW! Abstract Painting for Adults
Wednesdays, 2 to 4 PM
January 18 to March 8 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Catherine Carter, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

This course is designed for those who have always been intrigued by abstract art and want to learn to paint in this free and individual style. Using acrylics, students will discover how to organize the canvas through the basic elements of shape, color, texture and design, rather than realistic subject matter. This process will yield works of art that are uniquely your own expression. Appropriate for both beginning and intermediate students.

About the Instructor: Catherine Carter has taught at Framingham State University and the Danforth Museum School for the past 14 years. An abstract painter herself, she has exhibited her work nationally as well as at the United States Embassies in Oman and Cameroon through the Art In Embassies Program. Her paintings are held in public and corporate collections including the Boston Public Library, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Meditech Information Technology. She has recently relocated to the Southcoast, where she currently maintains her studio at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford. Her artwork may be viewed at her website: CatherineCarterPainting.com

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Watercolor Painting for Adults – All Levels
Thursdays, 10:00 AM to Noon
January 19 to March 16 (8 weeks)

Note: No class on February 9

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Patricia White, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

After a brief introduction each week, students will explore different techniques, while working on the landscape, still life, figurative, and/or imaginative painting, in a nurturing environment. Participants should bring, to the first class, whatever supplies they have on hand.

About the Instructor: Patricia White is an illustrator, a painter, and a Gallery Instructor Associate at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is past President of the Marion Art Center and the current President of the Bourne-Wareham Art Association. She studied Illustration and Realist Painting at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Marion Art Center, The Jonathan Bourne Library, The Thomas Hanley Gallery in Falmouth, The Wareham Library, Don’s Art Shop of Warren, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ArtWorks of New Bedford, the Annual BWAA Show and Sale, and the Gift Shop of The Cape Cod Museum of Art.

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Continuing &Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults
Fridays, 10:00 AM to Noon
January 20 to March 10 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Jay Ryan, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

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.

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NEW! TWEEN ART CLASS: WINTER 2017 (for ages 9 – 12)

Fashion Design & Illustration
Tuesday Afternoons, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
January 17 – March 14 (8 weeks)

Note: No class on February 21

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Catherine Carter, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

Love fashion and coming up with your own designs? This course will cover the basics of fashion illustration, including drawing the fashion figure and rendering fabrics with colored pencil and marker. We will create a series of design projects inspired by a range of sources including fashion history, ethnic costume, and fine art.

About the Instructor: Catherine Carter has taught at Framingham State University and the Danforth Museum School for the past 14 years. An abstract painter herself, she has exhibited her work nationally as well as at the United States Embassies in Oman and Cameroon through the Art In Embassies Program. Her paintings are held in public and corporate collections including the Boston Public Library, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Meditech Information Technology. She has recently relocated to the Southcoast, where she currently maintains her studio at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford. Her artwork may be viewed at her website: CatherineCarterPainting.com

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES: WINTER 2017

MAC’s goal is that young people develop their own unique creative voice, their imagination, and their understanding of drama and its role in society. We look forward to soaring with your young star as they experience new adventures and challenges through our performing arts offerings and take their next step as an actor and a person!

Little People’s Theater (Ages 5 – 8)
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
January 10 – February 14 (6 weeks)

Tuition: $80 MAC members* / $95 non-members  *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Note: A minimum of 5 students is required. Registration deadline for Winter Session I is January 3 .

Our young actors will develop acting skills while having fun and learning to interact with one another. Through acting games, improv, and small scenes, these young actors will learn theater basics. They will learn the rules of the theatre, theatre terminology, how to project an emotion, how to start creating a character, and more.  Students will learn the process of putting on a production through selection, rehearsal and production of a small show presented at the end of the session.  Class dates: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & December 6.  *Current membership required for discount.  The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

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Young People’s Theater (Ages 9 – 12)
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
January 12 – February 16 (6 weeks)

 

Tuition: $80 MAC members* / $95 non-members  *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Note: A minimum of 5 students is required. Registration deadline for Winter Session I is January 5.

Our young actors will develop acting skills while having fun and learning to interact with one another. Through acting games, improv, and small scenes, these young actors will learn theater basics. They will learn the rules of the theatre, theatre terminology, how to project an emotion, how to start creating a character, and more.  Students will learn the process of putting on a production through selection, rehearsal and production of a small show presented at the end of the session.  Class dates: November 3, 10, 17 (no class on Thanksgiving) and December 1, 8 & 15.  *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

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PRESCHOOL PIANO (age 3-5 yrs)
InstructiPreschool Piano Pictures 1on by Jamie Wiksten  

25 minute private lessons for children ages 3-5 yrs.

Friday mornings at the Marion Art Center.

$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 3 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:  jwiksten@verizon.net or 508-295-0379.

Don RichardSATURDAY MORNING PIANO LESSONS
Instructor:  Donald Richard

Piano lessons for beginners and intermediates are offered on Saturday mornings, by appointment only, with instructor Donald Richard.

To reserve a lesson time, please call Donald Richard at 781-582-6273 or email him at don@javajiveband.com

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.