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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.

SUMMER OFFERINGS:

ADULT ART WORKSHOP:

NEW! Painting the Landscape with Eli Cedrone
Friday, August 4 & Saturday, August 5, 10 AM – 4 PM

Tuition: Single day class is $115 MAC members* / $125 non-members (supplies not included). Two day class is $220 for MAC members* / $230 non-members (supplies not included).  *Current membership required for discount. The 2016-2017 Membership Year runs 8/1/16 – 7/31/17.

Elie Cedrone, Instructor
Note: A minimum of 6 students is required.

Award-winning artist Eli Cedrone will cover all key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Students will learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before them with a simplified design and correct color relationships.

Each day, Eli will demonstrate the quick study and how to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact. She will introduce an innovative method of color mixing using a simple, four-value approach. Students will learn to see both color and value as a unit, identify them and quickly mix the desired color. With this approach, it’s easy to establish a pattern of light informed by the direction of the sun and to achieve unity and impact. In case of inclement weather, students will have the opportunity to use reference materials. How to translate photos into useful information for paintings will be discussed.

The workshop may be taken as either a single-day class or as a two-day class.  Tuition for a single-day class is $115 for MAC members and $125 for non-members.  Tuition for taking the workshop as a 2-day class is $220 for members and $230 for non-members.  Materials to be provided by students; supplies list available upon request.  A minimum of 6 participants is required, so please join with a friend (or two)! 

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SPRING OFFERINGS:

ADULT ART CLASSES: SPRING 2017

NEW! Acrylic Painting for Adults – CANCELLED
Mondays, 10 AM to Noon
April 3 to June 5 (8 weeks – No class 4/17 or 5/29)

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.

Discover the versatile medium of acrylic paint! Students will practice basic application techniques, color mixing, and using value to create the impression of three-dimensional space. Our projects will focus on basic still-life setups from observation. An informative and encouraging start for those who are new to art or have limited experience with painting.

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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Beginner & Continuing Drawing for Adults
Tuesdays, 10 AM to Noon
April 4 to May 23 (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 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 Upholstery
Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon (at 188 Front Street in Marion)
April 5 to August 16 – Tuition covers total of 10 classes on dates of participant’s choosing – No classes in June

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.

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

This class will teach students the basics of upholstery & 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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Pastels for Adults
Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon
April 5 to May 24 (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. 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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Watercolor Painting for Adults – All Levels
Thursdays, 10 AM to Noon
April 6 to May 25 (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.

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 AM to Noon
April 7 to May 26 (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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YOUNG PEOPLE’S ART CLASSES: SPRING 2017

NEW! Fundamentals of Drawing (Ages 12 – 15) – CANCELLED
Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
April 3 to June 5 (8 weeks – No class 4/17 or 5/29)

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.

Learn the basics of drawing from observation and imagination, using both graphite and colored pencils. We will focus on shape, value, and composition, creating projects with a realistic, three-dimensional appearance. A class of fun and discovery!

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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Fashion Design & Illustration (Ages 9 – 12)
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
April 4 to May 30 (8 weeks – No class April 17)

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 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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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.