(508) 748-1266


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.

CURRENT OFFERINGS:

ADULT CLASSES: FALL 2016

NEW! Beginner and Continuing Pastels for Adults
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to Noon
September 21 to November 9 (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.

Cynthia Getchell, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 5 students is required.

This class is designed for those who would like to work with pastel and do not know how to begin, or have tried working with the medium, but are having trouble achieving desired results. Students will explore various painting surfaces, types of pastels, techniques and basic color theory through small-scale landscape, still-life and portrait painting. Cynthia will guide each individual to develop their own personal style and voice through the versatile medium of pastel. Participants should bring, to the first class, whatever supplies they have on hand.

About the Instructor: Cynthia Getchell was introduced to the pastel medium in 1995 at Bridgewater State College by abstract painter and professor, Mercedes Nunez. Acting on the advice of her student advisor and Professor Nunez, Cynthia left BSC to seek advice and instruction from established artists such as New Bedford portrait painter Deborah Macy, John Borowicz of Dartmouth and landscape painter Don Demers of Maine. Since the summer of 2000, when she began exhibiting her pastels publicly, Cynthia has participated in over 30 local, regional and national juried competitions collecting numerous awards along the way. Her work was featured for many years at the Donovan Gallery in Tiverton RI, Collyer’s Frame Design and Gallery/The Ropewalk Gallery in Mattapoisett and Art Moves in Duxbury, Ma. Since 2000, over 70 of Cynthia’s pastel paintings appear in private collections throughout the US and Europe.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

Watercolor Painting for Adult Beginners – Part II
Thursdays, 10:00 AM to Noon
September 22 to November 17 (8 weeks)

Note: No class on November 3

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 7 students is required.

This course is designed for people who would like to try watercolor painting, but do not know where to start, along with those who have had some experience. 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 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults
Fridays, 10:00 AM to Noon
September 23 to November 11 (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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

NEW! TEEN ART CLASS: FALL 2016

Teen Painter: Watercolor
Thursday Evenings, 7 – 9 PM
September 22 to November 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 new MAC offering for students thirteen and older will explore basic drawing skills and provide instruction in introductory and advanced watercolor painting techniques.  Watercolor is a vibrant and easy (yes, it really is) way to communicate in paint. During the eight weeks we’ll explore the medium and its uses in abstract, landscape, still life, and figure/portrait painting.  Supplies for the first session will be provided so that students can begin to see and understand some of the many varieties and qualities of brushes and pigments they’ll encounter in an art store.  A list of basic tube colors, brushes and options for paper will be provided during the first class.

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

CHILDREN’S CLASSES: FALL 2016

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 6-9)

Schedule coming soon
Tuition:  Each six-week Session is $80 for MAC members* and $95 for non-members *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Minimum of 5 students required for this class to run.

Young People’s Theater (Grades 4-8)

Schedule coming soon
Tuition:  Each six-week Session is $80 for MAC members* and $95 for non-members *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Minimum of 5 students required for this class to run.

 

MAC Dance Academy – FALL 2016

The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its  Fall 2016 Dance Academy.  Classes are held on MONDAYS and run for 10 weeks, beginning on Monday, September 19.  Please note that there will be no class on October 10 (Columbus Day) and October 31 (Halloween). At the conclusion of the fall semester (Monday, December 5), parents are invited to an interactive parent-viewing session during scheduled class time, to better understand the learning process that their child is experiencing.

Preschool Dance (ages 3 – 5):
Preschool instruction is for girls and boys from ages 3 – 5. Class is 35 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 MAC members* and $160 for non-members. (Child MUST be 3 years of age at the start of the Session.) *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Beginner (ages 6 – 8):
Beginner instruction is for girls and boys from ages 6 – 8. 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 MAC members* and $170 for non-members. *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Tap Class (ages 4-9):
Tap class is for girls and boys from ages 4 – 9, and is designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. The fee for the 10-week Session is $155 for MAC members and $170 for non-members. *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

About the Instructor – Miss Joclyne Nunes is returning as MAC Dance Academy’s Instructor.  Joclyne has a B.A. from the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2014.  She is currently pursuing her Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University.   She is trained in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary/lyrical and basic acrobatics. She is a former Miss New Bedford and we are so pleased she is a part of the Marion Art Center faculty.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

 

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.