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.

Holiday Ornaments in Fused Glass for All Ages!

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Holiday Ornaments in Fused Glass for All Ages!
Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Saturday, December 9 / Two times to choose from: 1-3pm and 3-5pm

Members $15 per ornament / Non-Members $20 per ornament
We will share the magic of fusing in this fun activity! Several different styles & sizes available including trees & small tile squares. We’ll offer a wide variety of sheet glass and embellishments including dichroic glass, stringers, millefiori, dots and frits. Children must be accompanied and work with an adult but each can make their own ornament.

Fused Glass: New Ways with Frit Painting (a cork & glass event!)

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Fused Glass: New Ways with Frit Painting (a cork & glass event!)
Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Thursday, November 16 / 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Members $45 / Non-Members $70
Join us for an exciting evening workshop using sheet glass and frit to create layered tile compositions in several styles and shapes. Our instructor will share several finished works to jumpstart your creativity or you may bring your own idea and be shown how to turn it into a one of a kind piece of glass art. This workshop is for all levels of experience and your fee includes all glass and supplies as well as firing. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own wine or drink of choice. Ages 21+

Clay and Lace (6 weeks)

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Clay and Lace (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
October 31-December 12

$115 Members / $140 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $25
Need that special touch of style for the dinner table or counter? Bring in some old lace or doilies and find out how many things you can make with them! We will be building trivets, cups, bowls and platters. Clay included.

The Cup Class (6 weeks)

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The Cup Class (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 6-8 pm
November 2 – December 14

$115 Members / $140 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $25
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate level come join us for some fun on the wheel! Come learn the basics or expand and perfect what you already know! Each lesson is tailored to help you grow as a potter, whether it be making small plates and adding decorative texture or making cups and learning to pull handles!

 

Jewelry Making (6 weeks)

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Jewelry Making (6 weeks)
Instructor: Kristin Ellis                                   $105 Members
Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm                            $130 Non-Members
November 1 – December 6                            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.

The Gift of Fused Glass

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The Gift of Fused Glass
Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Saturday, October 21 / 2pm – 5pm

Members $45 / Non-Members $70
Get ready for the holidays with this one day workshop where you will expand your repertoire of skills! Students will create a tile or totem style composition and may work figuratively or in an abstract fashion with examples provided by our experienced glass artist/instructor. For novices and the experienced student, a wide variety of sheet glass will be available along with frits, stringers, millefiori and more. You have the option of turning your gift into a dish with slumping at no extra charge or leave as a suncatcher or tile for an easel. Keep or give as a gift.

Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)

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Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson                  $115 Members
Thursdays 11-1pm                                $140 Non-Members
October 31-December 12                      Firing Fee: $25
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate level come join us for some fun on the wheel! Come learn the basics or expand and perfect what you already know! Each lesson is tailored to help you grow as a potter, whether it be making small plates and adding decorative texture or making cups and learning to pull handles!

 

Ceramics Independent Study

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Ceramics Independent Study
no instructor / students work on their own
Independent study is offered to those who have taken several ceramic classes at the MAC and understand best practices in the ceramic studio. Registration requires George Whitten’s approval.  You may contact him at  419.756.1700 or stop in at your convenience.

The cost is $75 per 25lb bag of clay, this price includes studio time, use of tools and equipment, storage space in the studio and use of glazes and all kiln firings.  

The Art of Yoga: Flow

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The Art of Yoga: Flow
Saturday, October 14th                              $45 Members
9am – 12 noon                                            $70 Non Members
Instructors: Claudia Cummins and Emily Fitch
The disciplines of art and yoga share much in common: clear-eyed vision, an exploration of the creative impulse, and a deep sensitivity to all of life. In The Art of Yoga, we explore these themes both on our yoga mats and in the art studio, considering how movement, breath and meditation can fuel and enliven the creative impulse that lies within each of us. In this session, we’ll explore possibilities of flowing movements, first through a guided yoga class and then in the art studio. We’ll work with liquid paints to create abstract paintings that flow, spiral and dance across the canvas. No previous yoga or painting experience required!

Friday Date Nights! (1st offering)

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Friday Date Nights!
Instructor: Brittany Jackson                                         $60 per couple
1st Offering: Friday September 1st (Make) & Friday September 15th (Glaze) 6-8pm
2nd Offering: Friday October 6th (Make) & Friday October 20th (Glaze) 6-8pm
Looking to just try it out? Come get down and dirty during date night! First session will be based on wheel throwing and the second session you get to personalize your pieces while you glaze them! Please no Patrick Swayze reenactments!

Evening Expressive Glass Workshop

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Evening Expressive Glass
Instructor: Irene Maginniss                                $45 Members
September 21, 6:00-9:00pm                              $70 Non-Members
Come un-”wine” with us during this glass and wine workshop! Sit back and relax as you spend the evening being introduced to the process of shaping and assembling glass for the creation of a unique and colorful dish, tile or suncatcher. Attendees will learn basic fused glass techniques and how to create a successful layered design that will be fired and will be sure to impress your friends! Includes all glass materials, firing and slumping. All levels welcome. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own wine or drink of choice. Ages 21+

Glazed Raku Ugly Jug Workshop

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Glazed Raku Ugly Jug Workshop
Instructor: Brittany Jackson                                              $45 Members
October 7th (Make) & October 21 (Glaze) 11-1:30           $70 Non-Members
Halloween is right around the corner! Perfect time to make some scary ugly jugs for decoration! We will be sculpting our own ugly jugs and then Raku firing them to create a crazy spooky luster on the outside! This is a fun workshop to learn the basics of Raku firing!

Mocha Diffusion Workshop

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Mocha Diffusion Workshop
Instructor: Brittany Jackson                                $45 Members
September 30th 11-1:30                                     $70 Non-Members
Did you miss the last workshop? Here it is again! Have you viewed the viral Facebook video going around where you just place your paint brush on the clay and the color spreads out everywhere making little ferns or peacock feathers? Have you wanted try this technique? Thanks to this one-day workshop, you can try it yourself! This technique works for both low fire and high fire. No experience necessary and open to all ages.

Spoon Ring Workshop

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Spoon Ring Workshop
Instructor: Kristin Ellis                                   $40 Members
Saturday, October 28 1-5                              $65 Non-Members
Students will learn how to make an heirloom spoon ring from their family silverware or flea market find. Spoons
(or forks!) must be made of sterling silver or silver plated nonferrous metal. Steel and stainless steel are too hard to be worked with the MAC jewelry studio tools. If students are unsure, they can just bring them in for instructor approval the day of the workshop. A selection of spoons will be on hand for purchase in case a student doesn’t have a spoon made of workable metal. The spoon ring workshop will teach students basic metalsmithing skills, including annealing, cutting, sawing, filing, hammering, bending, sanding, and polishing. Students may be able to complete more than one ring if time permits. Beginners with no jewelry making experience are encouraged to bring extra silverware in case they run into problems on their first attempt.

Hammered Copper Bangle Bracelet Workshop

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Hammered Copper Bangle Bracelet Workshop
Instructor: Kristin Ellis                                         $50 Members
Sunday, September 24 1-5pm                            $75 Non-Members
Make your own solid copper bangle to fit you or someone you know. Learn to cut, form, solder, hammer and polish your own bangle from solid copper wire. Come as you are, copper and all supplies will be provided. Sterling silver will be available for purchase for those students who want to make a silver bangle. Class is limited to 8 students, who will share a torch and anvil for the duration of the workshop. Students will have the opportunity to make more than one bangle if time permits.

Holiday Workshop Sampler – 6 weeks (for ages 8 to adult)

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Holiday Workshop Sampler – 6 weeks (for ages 8 to adult)
Instructor: Emily Fitch                         $100 Members
Tuesdays, 6-8pm                                $125 Non-Members
October 31-December 5
Experience a variety of projects in one class! We will explore polymer clay pens (you will make 3), shibori tye dying – scarf and bandana included, and accordian bookmaking with a hand made stamp! Use this class as a way to be introduced to a variety of materials and techniques or use it as a way to make gifts for your loved ones – either way it’s sure to be interesting and fun! No experience necessary and all supplies included.

Open Studio

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Open Studio
Instructor: Willow                  Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm
Wednesday Open Studio is an additional opportunity for artists and students to work independently on their art projects or catch up on work after missing a class. Facilitator, Willow will be on hand to offer guidance and answer questions. Open Studio is designed for working on 2D projects and 3D projects that do not require special equipment. Those not currently enrolled in a class should bring their own supplies to use.

Meditation in the Gallery

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MEDITATION IN THE GALLERY
Mondays at 6 PM (class is ongoing)
FREE and open to all
Explore the practice of mindfulness meditation – stilling the mind and uplifting the heart – in a serene and beautiful setting. Both beginning and experienced meditators are welcome and no pre-registration is
necessary – just show up!

 

Mindful Movement

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MINDFUL MOVEMENT
Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 AM in the gallery
Four-week session begins September 27th
Explore slow, gentle and meditative yoga in a warm and
welcoming environment. All levels are welcome, and students are encouraged to tailor the sessions to suit their own needs. To register or learn more, contact instructor Claudia Cummins at www.claudiacummins.com.

 

Ceramics Private Instruction

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Instructor: Brittany Jackson

Looking for  some personal instruction?  Whether it is for troubleshooting wheel throwing problems or looking to customize a hand building project, just ask for the girl named Jack!

Call her to schedule a time! 419.792.0111

Veterans Expressive Arts Class

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Veterans Expressive Arts Class (6 weeks)
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm / August 28-October 2
Facilitated by Cheryl Pete / No registration fee.
This class is an exploration of art for self-expression. Unlike a typical art class, this class is facilitated by an art therapist, and offers participants the opportunity to use art to communicate stories and emotions, provide stress relief, and increase self-confidence. Funded by local donors, the class is free to anyone that has served in the military, including all branches of service and regardless of type of discharge. No art experience necessary. Registration is required. Register online at www.mansfieldartcenter.org

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Mansfield Art Center