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Lectures & Clubs

Textile Tuesdays at the MAC

First Session: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
6:00-8:00pm in the Marion Art Center Studio
Limit 10-12 participants

REGISTER for the next Session HERE.

Co-hosted by weaver Lisa Elliott and the MAC
Suggested $5 donation or pay-what-you-can
RSVP to check availability and to receive updates about any cancellations due to weather.

Join other fiber artists in the MAC Studio the last Tuesday of each month for a textile studio session. This is not a class but an opportunity to work on your own project next to other artists, share challenges, ideas and tips, show off projects (in process or completed), or ask for feedback. Enjoy the art-making process in a social setting and get inspired!

Participants may bring snacks and beverages for themselves or for sharing, and the MAC will provide a hot water kettle for tea. Space is limited to 10-12 people. Please plan to limit your work space to half a table if using a flat surface. Sinks are available, but dry textile processes are encouraged. Projects may include:

  • Knitting & Crochet
  • Embroidery or hand stitching
  • Rigid heddle loom (pre-warped) or tabletop weaving
  • Sashiko mending
  • Needlepoint felting
  • Fabric collage
  • Spinning
  • Small quilting projects
  • Other handicraft projects

The MAC gladly accepts cash donations of any size to participate in this monthly group session to help cover the cost of utilities. Registration through the online form is encouraged but not mandatory. To sign up, you may use the registration form or email your name and phone number the MAC at with "Textile Tuesday" in the subject line.

Featured image: artwork by Paula Stebbins Becker

Speaker Series

FREE Event
Next Event TBA

ArtTalk at the MAC

Monthly Meetings, currently via Zoom
Next meeting: TBD

Would you like to join an informal group chat about art? Or perhaps you would like a better understanding of works that you “just don’t get”? Join the MAC for a virtual discussion about art – no knowledge of art or art history required!

Tune in to the Marion Art Center’s monthly program, ArtTalk at the MAC. Participants will be sent artworks in the form of images, videos, or links. The meeting host will choose artworks that will be sent to the group ahead of the scheduled meeting.

Art could be from a private collection, a publication, seen online, or a famous work found in a museum. Art may also include poetry, dance, video, performance, or installation art. The group meets via Zoom on the fourth Thursday of the month from fall to spring, unless otherwise noted. Participants are invited to make their own cocktails or refreshments to enjoy during the lively discussion.

To register, email with “ArtTalk at the MAC” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, preferred email address (if different than one you are using), and phone number. We hope to see you there!