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.

Printmaking (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Emily Fitch
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm
June 13 – July 18
$85 Members / $110 Non-Members / Supply Fee: $20

Learn the process of color reduction printmaking! There is no need to have any drawing skills for this class. Enjoy printing multiples of your design and have extras to exchange with others in your class!

Portrait Painting for Beginners (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
June 22 – July 27
$85 Members / $110 Non-Members / Supply Fee: $20

This class will focus on proportions of the face and proper placement. Those taking this class will learn how to sketch the basic facial features, then paint the details of the face to make their portrait come to life. Those interested in this class do not need previous drawing or painting experience, however those with experience will find value in this course as well. We will experiment with painting self portraits prior to using a reference photo to create a portrait of a person of your own choosing. Paintings will be completed with acrylic paints.

Large Scale Mixed Media (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
June 21 – July 26
$85 Members / $110 Non-Members / Supply Fee: $20

Relax and enjoy the process! Mixed Media Painting is fun! This is an experimental and relaxed painting class with lots of mixed
media techniques, textures and 3 dimensional elements. Take this art form to another level by working large scale on a design of your own!

Glass Fusion (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
June 13 – July 18
$85 Members / $110 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $23

Glass can be an expressive medium for students at all levels! New students will be introduced to specific projects for skill building and techniques essential to working with fusible sheet glass. Projects can be diverse: tiles, dishes, sun catchers, glass collages, etc.

Beginners will purchase a glass packet from the instructor on the first day of class and be given suggestions in purchasing glass as needed.

Returning students will continue to have project choices
involving ways to express ideas, develop themes in their work, and work independently on projects. Sharing and building foundations in our glass community will also be a part of the experience.

Jewelry Making (6 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm
June 14 – July 19

$100 Members / $125 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.

Acting for Film: Part 3

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Daniel Roemer
Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm
June 17-July 22
Members $90 / Non-Members $115
Supply Fee (SD card and reader for new students): $20
Returning students my use their SD card/reader from previous class.

A script will be written for the actors enrolled in the class. Each actor will play a character in the real low-budget Hollywood production style. The goal of the class is to implement learned skills from
previous acting courses, develop new skills by being directed on set, and view how actor’s performance can be used in the editing room. Students will walk away with a professional short film and the experience of putting acting into physical reality. Beginning actors welcome!

Beginners Morning Throwing Class

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm

June 15 – July 20
$110 Members / $135 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $25

Time to leave the rest of the world behind us and concentrate on the lump of clay! In this class you’ll learn the basics of throwing bowls, plates, cups and vases. The last two weeks focus on self appointed goals with the assistance of your instructor. Class includes basics of throwing, trimming and basic glazing techniques.
25 lbs. of clay is included in price.

Beginners Evening Throwing Class

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

June 13 – July 18
$110 Members / $135 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $25

Time to leave the rest of the world behind us and concentrate on the lump of clay! In this class you’ll learn the basics of throwing bowls, plates, cups and vases. The last two weeks focus on self appointed goals with the assistance of your instructor. Class includes basics of throwing, trimming and basic glazing techniques.
25 lbs. of clay is included in price.

Intermediate Throwing Class

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm / June 15 – July 20
$85 Members / $110 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $25

In this 6 week class you’ll expand on the basics of throwing and learning how to add texture, alter forms, throw taller, and attach several different styles of handles. You’ll be growing away from “just a cylinder” and watch yourself create your own style and taste. During the last two weeks of class you’ll be given the chance to work on any desired technique with the help of your instructor. Clay can be purchased for $25 per 25 lb. bag.

Advanced Hand-building & Wheel Throwing

Advanced hand building & wheel throwing

Instructor: Brittany Jackson
Thursdays 5:30-7:30 / June 15 – July 20
$85 Members / $110 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $25
This class steers more towards the decorative side of things and techniques can be used for both building and throwing. We will be focusing on spiral and marbling decorations, creating our own stamps, advanced carving and sculpting as well as glazing styles that will help complete the forms. The last two weeks will be self oriented with help and insight from your instructor. Clay can be purchased for $25 per 25 lb. bag.

Mocha Diffusion Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00-2:00pm
$45 Members / $70 Non-Members
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
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! Students will slab build trays using GR forms (molds for forming clay), and then decorating them yourselves. This technique works for both low fire and high fire. No experience necessary and open to all ages.

Raku Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

2 day workshop: July 1st and July 8th
10:30 – 1:30pm
$60 Members / $85 Non-Members
Instructor: Brittany Jackson
The art of taking things out of a kiln when they are 4x hotter then your oven and cooling them off in a matter of minutes! Instead of using glaze we will be decorating your pieces by dunking them while they are red hot in a mixture of flour, sugar, yeast, and water. No 2 pieces will be the same. This process is open to both hand thrown pieces and hand built. If you smell bread after the firings, you know we’ve done something right! Work will be permanent and not edible (though it might smell like it!).

The Art of Yoga: Light

Drawing and Doodles.

Saturday, June 17
8:00am – 11:00am

$45 members / $70 non members

Instructors: Claudia Cummins and Irene Maginniss
In this workshop we’ll explore images of light and color, first through a guided yoga class and then through a session in the art studio working with fused glass. Make a suncatcher, a coaster, or another form of translucent and light-fueled art, inspired and enriched by visions that emerge from within. No previous yoga or art experience required!

The Art of Yoga: Shape

Drawing and Doodles.

Saturday, August 5
9:00am – 12 noon

$45 members / $70 non members

Instructors: Claudia Cummins and Brittany Jackson
In this workshop, we’ll explore possibilities of shape, form and embodiment, first through a guided yoga class and then in the pottery studio. Make a vessel to hold anything you love, or a totem that inspires you, or any other beautiful shape out of clay. No previous yoga or pottery experience required!

Veterans Expressive Arts Class

Drawing and Doodles.

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm / June 12-July 17
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