Adult Classes

Adult Classes : Now Registering

Now accepting online registrations, with no additional fees! Please select the “Register Now” button, and you will be re-directed to a secure check out page. At check out you will have the option of paying by credit card or paying by check. Checks should include a notation of classes and be made out to “The Mansfield Art Center” and mailed to: 700 Marion Ave. Mansfield, OH 44906. We accept cash payments during our standard business hours, Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-5pm.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Beyond (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Beyond (6 weeks)
Instructor: Fred del Guidice
Tuesday 5:30-8:00 pm
January 16 -February 20

$105 Members | $130 Non-Members | Studio Fee: $30
This class is open to all skill levels and all subject matter. We will learn the basic concepts of design and composition, color theory, and the importance of drawing with the paint. The practical use of acrylics and the particular gifts and challenges acrylics bring to painting will also be taught. Even though the use of photos are not the best way to learn how to see when painting landscapes, original photos are acceptible especially when the weather is inclement. A still life will be set up for artists to paint from because painting from life is the best way to learn objective painting techniques.

 

Morning Hand Building (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Morning Hand Building (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Tuesdays 11-1pm
January 16- February 20

$115 Members | $140 Non-Members | Firing Fee: $25

This hand building class we will be focusing on soft slab techniques.  Projects include bird feeders, wall pockets, soft formed bowls, and fun multi leveled center pieces for your living room or fire place.

 

Evening Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Evening Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Tuesdays 6-8pm
January 16-February 20

$115 Members | $140 Non-Members | Firing Fee: $25
How about a little dirt under the nails to remind us spring is around the corner? Take this chance to get dirty without the snow and learn how to throw on the wheel. During this class you will learn the basics or for more advanced students, learn how to hon your skills. Projects include making bowls, cups, plates and then making them unique to you!

 

Advanced Glass (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Advanced Glass (6 weeks)
Instructor: Bea North
Wednesday 2:30-4:30
January 17 – February 21

$90 Members | $115 Non-Members | Firing Fee: $30
This class is for those with experience from previous weekly classes. Returning students will continue to have project choices involving ways to express ideas, develop themes in their work and work independently on projects. An emphasis on color theory and compostion will be explored as we work.

 

Drawing from the Inside Out (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Drawing From the Inside Out (6 weeks)
Instructor: Fred del Guidice
Wednesday 5:30-8:00 pm
January 17 -February 21

$105 Members | $130 Non-Members | Studio Fee: $30
This is a class which will help the student build confidence and teach them to see as an artist sees. After teaching drawing for 32 years my experience has taught me that the most important element to overcome when drawing is the fear of failure. Also to truly learn to see. This is what I teach. To learn to see and appreciate the beauty all around us. This class is for anyone who desires to draw from life and hone their skills whether a high school student or a professional artist. Come and have fun seeing and successfully representing the life around you! We will work in dry media on paper. Keeping a sketchbook is another help we will discuss.

 

Jewelry Making (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Jewelry Making (6 weeks)
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm
January 24-February 28 (Date Changed)

$105 Members | $130 Non-Members | Studio Fee: $20
Learn to make jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques, which include sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, surface texturing, sanding and polishing. Students may choose from brass or copper sheet metal to start with. Sterling silver, additional metals, and semiprecious stones may be purchased from the instructor. Beginning projects are suggested. Advanced students are free to pursue their own independent study.

 

African Art Experience (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

African Art Experience(6 weeks)
Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm
January 18 -February 22

$5.00 per person

Through a generous donation from the Nanciann P. McCormick Fund of the Richland County Foundation the class cost has been reduced from $105 to just $5. Thank you!
Join us for an enriching and enjoyable evening exploring the cultures and arts of Africa! You will have the opportunity to hear from various speakers on African art, culture and life. We will also make African art projects such as masks, dolls and sunset paintings. All ages welcome. Limit 25.

 

Thursday Evening Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Thursday Evening Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 6-8pm
January 18-February 22

$115 Members | $140 Non-Members | Firing Fee: $25
How about a little dirt under the nails to remind us spring is around the corner? Take this chance to get dirty without the snow and learn how to throw on the wheel. During this class you will learn the basics or for more advanced students, learn how to hon your skills. Projects include making bowls, cups, plates and then making them unique to you! For beginners and intermediate.

 

Morning Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Morning Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 11-1pm
January 18-February 22

$115 Members | $140 Non-Members | Firing Fee: $25
How about a little dirt under the nails to remind us spring is around the corner? Take this chance to get dirty without the snow and learn how to throw on the wheel. During this class you will learn the basics or for more advanced students, learn how to hone your skills. Projects include making bowls, cups, plates and then making them unique to you!

 

Beyond the Beginning – Oil Painting (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Beyond the Beginning – Oil Painting (6 weeks)
Instructor: Paul McClain
Thursdays 5:30-8:00 pm
January 18 -February 22

$75 Members | $ 100 Non-Members
In this class students must already understand the basics of drawing and painting. You will work on a project of your choosing and bring your own reference materials such as photos, drawings, and memory. How to develop an idea using these resources will be explored. You will bring your own brushes, paints and canvas (up to 2 feet x 3 feet in size). A list of oil colors used in class will be available once you are registered for the class.

 

Method Acting for Film (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Daniel Roemer
Saturday 3:00-5:00
January 20 – February 24

Members $110 | Non-Members $135
There’s no doubt about it – we live in a theater town. Wonderful productions popping up constantly and actors and audiences alike are immersed. But there is a new scene… an ‘on screen’ group of actors, and filmmakers alike doing significant work in FILM, creating wonderful productions and doing workshops.

The goal of Lee Strasberg & Emotional Recall is to continue the work done in previous Art Center classes (advanced& beginner), honing the craft as we turn the eye inward and learn how to bring up EMOTIONS in scenes and tap into ‘sense memory’. We will access our VULNERABILITIES and learn to trust in front of the lens while facing the unique challenges of film (shooting out of order, doing multiple takes, rehearsing from home). ‘Emotional Recall’ is a technique used to bring emotions from the past into the scene pioneered by method master Lee Strasberg. We will be implementation his techniques.

 

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm