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.

Acting for Film (8 Weeks)

Acting For Film Series: Part 2 – Scene Study
Instructor: Daniel Roemer
Thursdays 7-9pm
April 6-May 25
Members $100 / Non-Members $115
Supply Fee (SD card and reader for new students): $20
Returning students my use their SD card/reader from previous class.

‘Acting for Film Series’: Part 2 (Scene Study) is open to all levels, the second installment to Daniel Roemer’s acting classes. It explores in-depth scene analysis for film, cell phone and laptop recording, including breaking down the scenes from various schools of thought, objectives, adjustments, creating camera-friendly moments, treats to give the editor, listening, how to take bad direction and turn it into good direction, inner monologues and “as ifs.”

Scenes are recorded with professional lighting setup, professional camera gear and microphone. Students return weekly with footage on their own SD cards. This class is also geared toward film directors seeking more sensitivity to the language of directing actors.

High School students may enroll in this adult class.


Mixed Media Painting (8 Weeks)

Mixed Media Painting
Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Wednesdays 6-8pm
April 5-May 24
$105 Members
$120 Non-Members
Supply Fee: $25
Relax and enjoy the process! Mixed Media Painting is a fun, experimental and relaxed painting class with lots of mixed media techniques, textures and 3 dimensional elements. Think of it as refurbished art design!


Intermediate Portrait Painting (8 Weeks)

Intermediate Portrait Painting
Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Thursdays 6-8pm
April 6-May 25
$105 Members
$120 Non-Members
Supply Fee: $25

Continue the journey of learning how to paint! We will focus on various painting techniques and approaches to painting the face. Paint from photos that inspire and move you. Use the skills you have gained so far and move your paintings to the next
level. This class will focus on painting only, students are expected to have some previous experience in drawing the human face.

Life Drawing (8 Weeks)

Life Drawing

Instructor: Emily Fitch
Tuesdays 6-8pm
April 4-May 23
$105 Members
$120 Non-Members
Supply Fee: $25

The purpose of this course is to help students obtain the basic skill of drawing the human form, including anatomy, observation of the human form and fundamental exercises in gesture and contour. Analytical drawing techniques and observational skills will also be taught.

Functional Ceramics (8 weeks)(all levels)

Functional Ceramics (8 weeks)(all levels)
Instructor: Matthew Kidney
Tuesdays 6-8pm
April 4-May 23
$105 Members
$120 Non-Members
Firing Fee: $25
Clay can be purchased on the first day of class, $25 for 25 lbs.

This class will focus on the basic techniques of throwing on the potter’s wheel and hand building. Whether you are a beginner or an
intermediate potter, demos will be given according to your skill level. Demonstrations are given at the beginning of each class and the
remainder of time is dedicated to your personal projects. Beginner demos include bowls, mugs, vases, and plates. Intermediate level
demos may include larger bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded jars, and sets. By the end of the class you will have a better understanding and appreciation of the ceramic medium. Come try your hand on the wheel!

Glass Fusion (8 Weeks)

Glass Fusion (8weeks)
Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm
April 4 – May 23
$105 Members / $120 Non-Members / Firing Fee: $30

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 including cutting, use of tools, working ways: with transparencies, layering,
creating “components,” and using frit and stringers. 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 and develop themes in their work as well as work independently on advanced projects. Sharing and building foundations in our glass community will also be a part of the experience.


Evening Fused Glass (4weeks)

Evening Fused Glass (4weeks)
Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Thursdays 5:30-8pm
April 20 – May 11
$80 Members / $95 Non-Members
Firing Fee: $15

Taken a glass workshop and want more? New to fused glass? Join us for an exciting series of 4 projects covering basics of working with fusible sheet glass including transparent, opals, dichroic and more. “Working ways” will include planning a layered composition, frit painting and inlay, & background solutions on squares, rectangles and circles. We’ll build skills in cutting several ways
including straight lines and curves. Learning about the firing processes as well as slumping to create functional objects. Students will buy a starter glass packet for $30.

Jewelry Making (8 weeks)

Jewelry Making
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Wednesdays 5:30-8pm
April 5-May 24
$125 Members
$140 Non-Members
Studio Fee: $25

Learn to make jewelry using traditional metal-smithing 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.

Ceramics Independent Study (8 Weeks)



Independent study is offered to those who have taken several ceramic classes at the MAC and understand best practices in the ceramic studio. Registration is good for one quarter. Please register with the front desk. George Whitten’s approval is required.


Veteran’s Expressive Art Class (8 Weeks)

Veterans Expressive Arts Class (8 weeks)
Mondays 6-8pm
April 3-May 22
Facilitated by Cheryl Pete
No registration fee.

This class is an exploration of art for self-expression. Unlike an ordinary 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.

Mindful Movement

Mindful movement

Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 AM in the gallery
Four-week session begins March 29 – $44
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

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Mansfield Art Center