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An Important Note from the MAC
March 17, 2020

As we combat these unprecedented circumstances within an ever-changing landscape, the Marion Art Center is committed to doing its part. We are following the guidelines suggested by local authorities and numerous healthcare professionals to ensure the health and safety of our members, instructors, artists, and volunteers. Social distancing is the best current course of action. As such, the MAC will be closed to the public for at least three weeks, following the ORR school schedule. All classes, events, and programs have been postponed until further notice. We will extend our current exhibition, Thor’s Hammer, until a future date not yet determined, and our plan is to bring our newest play, The Fox on the Fairway, to the MAC stage in late May-early June. MAC Dance Academy and Children’s Art Lab have been postponed, and all adult programs will be rescheduled for later dates. 

While cancellations may be discouraging, we thank you for your patience and understanding. At this time it is essential that we care for each other, especially those who are more vulnerable physically, emotionally, or financially. As always, we are grateful to our MAC members and donors – your continued support and generous contributions sustain us! 

Adult Art Classes – Winter 2020

Beginning Drawing for Adults

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in the MAC Studio
February 4 – March 3 | 5 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$135 MAC members | $155 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
Jane Bregoli, Instructor

Description: Discover the secrets of realistic drawing! Using pencil and paper, we will develop our observational and mark-making skills through traditional exercises and projects. This course is an opportunity to learn the basics in an encouraging environment.

Supplies: Students are asked to bring an HB graphite pencil, a white eraser, and a pad of 11” x 14” white drawing paper to class. 

About the Instructor: Jane Bregoli recently won the “Best in Show” award at the Springbull Gallery Fakes and Forgeries show for her painted copy of “The Goldfinch.” Bregoli wrote and illustrated a National and International award-winning book ”The Goat Lady”, which is included in the Houghton-Mifflin’s SRA Reading program, and in “Little Big Minds”, a philosophy book for children.  Jane has won many ‘Best of Show” and “Popular Vote” awards for her oil and watercolor paintings which have also been included in the “Best Of” series of art books by Rockport Publishers.  Her work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums throughout the country. She taught art in the Dartmouth Public school system for 20 years, obtained her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusettts Dartmouth and her Art Education degree from Mass.College of Art in Boston.  

 


Adult Art Classes – Spring 2020

 

Beginning & Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MAC Studio
March 12 – April 30 | 8 weeks

$195 MAC members | $220 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor
(Instructor Patricia White will return to teach the fall session!)

Description: After a brief introduction each week, students will explore different techniques while working on landscape, still life, figurative, and/or imaginative painting, in a friendly and nurturing environment.

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.

 

Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults

Fridays, 9:30am to 12:30pm in the MAC Studio
*3 Hour Classes – NEW in 2020!*

March 13 – May 1 | 8 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather

Cost: $280 MAC members | $320 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor

Description: 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.

 

Botanical Drawing for Adults *NEW*

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in the MAC Studio
March 17 – April 14 | 5 weeks; Make-up date(s) TBD in case of inclement weather
$135 MAC members (plus $10 materials fee) | $155 non-members (plus $10 materials fee); minimum 5 students
Jane Bregoli, Instructor

Description: Capture the beauty of flowers, plants and fruits in your drawings! We will use colored pencils to explore the complex shapes and intricate surfaces of botanical subject matter, with a focus on value, color, and composition. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students.

Students should bring the following supplies: A pad of 9” x 12” Bristol paper (smooth surface), a 2H graphite pencil, a kneaded eraser, and a package of Crayola’s Eraseable colored pencil set of 24 or Professional Prismacolor colored pencils (not student grade) – pack of 24 or more.

About the Instructor: Jane Bregoli recently won the “Best in Show” award at the Springbull Gallery Fakes and Forgeries show for her painted copy of “The Goldfinch.” Bregoli wrote and illustrated a National and International award-winning book ”The Goat Lady”, which is included in the Houghton-Mifflin’s SRA Reading program, and in “Little Big Minds”, a philosophy book for children.  Jane has won many ‘Best of Show” and “Popular Vote” awards for her oil and watercolor paintings which have also been included in the “Best Of” series of art books by Rockport Publishers.  Her work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums throughout the country. She taught art in the Dartmouth Public school system for 20 years, obtained her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusettts Dartmouth and her Art Education degree from Mass.College of Art in Boston.