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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 more than 25 years.  Members of the Marion Art Center are offered a discount on tuition for all classes except piano.  Scholarships are available.

 

FALL 2017 OFFERINGS:

ADULT ART CLASSES: FALL 2017

Pastels for Adults
Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon at the MAC Studio
September 20 to November 8 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included)  *Current membership required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18.  Scholarships are available.

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. Students should bring what they have though materials will be on hand for use.

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.

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ADDITIONAL EVENING CLASS! Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults
Wednesdays, 7 to 9 PM at the MAC Studio
September 20 to November 8 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18. Scholarships are available.

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.   Scholarships are available.

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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Beginner Watercolor Painting for Adults
Thursdays, 10 AM to Noon at the MAC Studio
September 21 to November 16 (8 weeks; no class November 9)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included)  *Current membership required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18.  Scholarships are available.

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.   Scholarships are available.

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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NEW OFFERING – EVENING CLASS! Visual Memoir for Adults
Thursdays, 7 to 9 PM at the MAC Studio
September 21 to November 16 (8 weeks; no class November 9)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included)  *Current membership required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18.  Scholarships are available.

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

Have you ever wanted to illustrate your own experiences and viewpoints, or perhaps the story of a friend or relative?  This course is designed to help participants “show” their narratives, by recounting personal stories or “memoirs.”  Through journal keeping and first-hand recollections (both their own and those of people they choose to interview), students will complement their visual work with details from their writing. During class time, students will be given prompts for sketching and free-writing, with the goal of connecting their painting and drawing to a written passage. Time will also be set aside for drawing or watercolor painting, critiquing  and working on a larger project.

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.  Additionally, she taught Writing at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for over twenty years.

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Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults (TRADITIONAL TIME SLOT)
Fridays, 10 AM to Noon at the MAC Studio
September 22 to November 10 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18.  Scholarships are available.

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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YOUNG PEOPLE’S ART CLASSES: FALL 2017

 

Fashion Design & Illustration (Ages 9 – 12)
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM at the MAC Studio
September 19 to November 14 (8 weeks; no class October 31)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership for participant or family required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18.  Scholarships are available.

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 drawing, painting and design at colleges and museums for the 15 years. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and currently works at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford. Her artwork may be viewed at her website: CatherineCarterPainting.com

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NEW OFFERING! Watercolor Painting for Teens (for students in grades 8 – 12)
Saturdays, 10 AM to Noon at the MAC Studio
September 23 to November 11 (8 weeks)

Tuition: $180 MAC members* / $195 non-members (supplies not included) *Current membership required for discount. The 2017-2018 Membership Year runs 8/1/17 – 7/31/18.  Scholarships are available.

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

This new MAC offering for students in grades 8 – 12 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.

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