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.

The Gift of Fused Glass

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

Spoon Ring Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

Clay and Lace (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

 

Clay and Lace (6 weeks)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Tuesdays 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)

Drawing and Doodles.

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

$115 Members / $140 Non-Members
Firing Fee: $25
Everyone likes that one special cup. The one that fits in your hand perfectly or is made by a friend or family member. Why not make a perfect cup for your family or friends during this holiday season? We will be exploring hand building techniques which will create several styles for everyone in your life! Clay Included.

 

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

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

Beginners & Intermediate Wheel Throwing (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

 

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!

 

Jewelry Making (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

Ceramic Jewelry Workshop (3 sessions)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ceramic Jewelry Workshop (3 sessions)
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Fridays 6pm – 8pm
November 3 – glaze and clay marbling
November 17 – Mocha Diffusion and silk screening
December 1 – glazing and finishing

Members $45 / Non-Members $70
Why buy when you can make? In this class you’ll be making one of a kind jewelry for yourself or someone special. We will be doing techniques such as Mocha Diffusion, glaze marbling on wet clay, clay marbling, and silk screening on clay.

Printmaking Workshop – Holiday Scene for Cards or Framing

Drawing and Doodles.

Printmaking Workshop – Holiday Scene for Cards or Framing 
ages 12 to adult
Instructor: Emily Fitch
Saturday, November 11 / 2pm – 6pm

Members $45 / Non-Members $70
Get ready for the Holidays with this engaging and relaxing workshop. You will have a variety of holiday images to choose from, or you can bring your own. We will learn how to transfer the image and carve a block… then print multiple copies of it! This block will be great for holiday cards or as prints to frame. No experience necessary.

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

Drawing and Doodles.

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+

Holiday Ornaments in Fused Glass for All Ages!

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

Free Workshop for Members Only – Paper Marbling

Drawing and Doodles.

Free Workshop for Members Only!
Paper Marbling (ages 10 to adult)
Instructor: Emily Fitch
Saturday, December 2 / 1pm -3:30pm
Join us for a mesmerizing afternoon of paper marbling. You will learn a few simple techniques and be able to make your own marbled paper to take home – good for cards, crafts, scrapbooking and more! This is a great activity to share with your children, no experience necessary. Do not wait to register as this class will fill up fast!

Mindful Movement

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

 

Meditation in the Gallery

Drawing and Doodles.

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!

 

Ceramics Independent Study

Drawing and Doodles.

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.  

Open Studio

Drawing and Doodles.

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.

Ceramics Private Instruction

Drawing and Doodles.

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

Drawing and Doodles.

Veterans Expressive Arts Class (6 weeks)
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm / October 30-December 4
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