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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.

HERE’S WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING:

ADULT CLASSES

Fall 2014 – Dates to be announced

Watercolor Painting for Advanced Beginners

(8 weeks)
Wednesdays   10:00am to Noon
Patricia White, Instructor
Tuition:  $175.00 for MAC members/$190.00 for nonmembers
Materials Not Included

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE

Advanced Beginners Watercolor Registration Form to print and mail in with a check

Watercolor Painting for Advanced Beginners will start on (DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED) (8 weeks).  The course will be offered on Wednesdays from 10:00am to Noon. (Maximum 10 Students) Patricia White is the instructor.

This course is designed for people who have had some experience with watercolor painting.  Each week, the participants will build upon their previous painting skills to develop their individual styles.   Proposed topics include the still life, painting from memory, figurative painting and the landscape.  At least one session will be on location (weather permitting).

About the Instructor
Patricia White, is a painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She is past President of the Marion Art Center and a current Exhibition Committee Member.  She studied 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 and the Gift Shop of The Cape Cod Museum of Art.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Fall 2014 MAC Dance Academy

Mondays
September 8 through November 10th (10 weeks)
Instructor:  Paige Hiller

Preschool (age 3-4) 3:00 – 3:30

Beginner (age 4-5) 3:30 – 4:15

Intermediate (age 5-6) 4:15 – 5:00

Fall 2014 Session Begins Monday, September 8th

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The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its Spring 2014 Dance Academy.  Classes are held on Mondays and run for 10 weeks. Fall session is grounded in classical dance, whereas the Spring session focuses heavily on choreography and recital performance.  All classes are on Mondays.   

Preschool Dance:
Preschool instruction is for children between the ages of 3-4. Class is 30 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 Marion Art Center members and $160 for non-members. (Child MUST be 3 years of age at the start of the Session.)

Beginner:
Beginner instruction is for children between the ages of 4-5. 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 Marion Art Center members and $170 for non-members.

Intermediate:
Intermediate instruction is for children aged 5-6.  Class is 45 minutes and involves advanced ballet warm-up, barre and adagio, tumbling, jazz stretches and combinations and tap combinations.  The fee for the 12-week Session is $155 for Marion Art Center members and $170 for non-members.

LITTLE PEOPLE’S THEATER (ages 6-9)
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30:

Instructor:  Nancy Sparklin
Tuition:  Each six-week Session is $80 for MAC members and $95 for non-members

Session I – 9/24/13 – 10/29/13
Session II – 11/12/13 – 12/17/13
Session III – 1/7/14 – 2/11/14
Session IV – 2/25/14 – 4/1/14

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Each week the children will learn basic theater craft through drama games, readers’ theater and experience the fun of the stage while rehearsing for a small production to be performed the last week of each session.  Nancy Sparklin is the instructor.  Nancy is the Director of MAC’s summer art program “ArtStart” and has been the Musical Director and accompanist for many shows both at MAC and around the community.  The fee for each six-week session is $80/$95.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE  (ages 10-14)
January 9, 2014 through March 20, 2014 (10 weeks)
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

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The 10-week program starts January 9, 2014 and runs through March 20, 2014 There will be no class on Thursday, February 20th.  Performance will be on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  Students will learn basic theater craft through improvisation exercises, theater games, and the process of putting on a production through selection, rehearsal and production of a small show presented at the end of the session.  Kimberly Teves, instructor.  The fee for the 10-week session is $170 for MAC members and $185 for non-members.

PRESCHOOL PIANO (age 3-5 yrs)   

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.