Adult Classes

Adult Classes

Introduction to Drawing (8 Weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
Instructor: Emily Fitch
Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Jan. 17-March 7
$105 Members | $120 Non-Members
Supply Fee: $20

Drawing Basics Have you ever found yourself saying “I’m not an artist, all I know how to draw is a stick figure!” Well this class is for you! Or, are you someone who really enjoyed drawing years ago but haven’t picked up a pencil in years? If you are a little rusty, come and join us! We will do a set of visual exercises to help build your confidence and ability to draw. This course will develop and strengthen drawing skills by investigating value, line, positive and negative space, perspective and proportion. Shading techniques and personal mark making will also be taught. Students will have several experiments and a finished drawing by the end of the course to take home.

Portrait Drawing (8 Weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

PORTRAIT PAINTING
Instructor: Susan Brafford
Thursdays, 6-8pm
Jan. 19– March 9
$105 Members | $120 Non-Members
Supply Fee: $20

Do you have an interest in portraits and how to paint them?  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 study our own faces to learn about proper placement and will experiment with painting self portraits prior to using a reference photo to create a portrait of a person of their choosing.  Paintings will be completed with acrylic paints.

 

Glass Fusion Two (8 Weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.


GLASS FUSION TWO (8 weeks)

Instructor: Irene Maginniss
Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm
Jan. 17-March 7
$105 Members | $120 Non-Members
Firing Fee: $30

Try your hand at working with a unique medium to create stunning works of art! Beginners will be introduced to specific projects and  techniques and will learn basic glass cutting skills and will purchase a glass packet from the instructor on first day of class. Students will then continue to purchase glass on their own. Returning students will continue to learn new techniques, build skills and experiment. Other techniques covered in this class will be working with reactives, “painting” with frits and powders, and new ways with creating component sheets. Slumping will also be included.  Additional firing fees may apply.

 

Landscape in Fused Glass Workshop

Landscapein FG

Date: Feb. 4th, 1-4pm
Members $45 |  Non-Members $55
Instructor: Irene Maginniss

Try your hand at designing a piece of art with layering colored glass.  Glass workshops are a great opportunity to experiment with a new medium without the commitment of an 8 week class and pressure of purchasing glass.  Students will have a wide variety of colored sheet glass, frits and millefiori (irregular mosaic-type class shapes) to choose from to create a landscape, seascape or cityscape.  Examples will be available to inspire you! Finished glass pieces look great in windows as sun catchers or as simply displayed as a work of art.  No experience required.  Materials and firing included. Register by Feb. 1st.

Jewelry Making (8 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

JEWELRY MAKING (8 weeks)
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Wednesdays, 5:30-8pm
Jan. 18 – March 8
$125 Members | $140 Non-Members
Studio Fee: $25

Learn the fundamental skills of jewelry making in this mixed-skill class. We begin with basic metalsmithing techniques like sawing, filing, sanding, and texturing. We then move on to connection techniques such as riveting and soldering. Beginners start out with a pendant or earrings while advanced students may work on their own independent projects. Copper and brass metal is provided to start with. Students will need to purchase additional materials such as sterling silver and gemstones as desired.

Spoon Ring Workshop

Spoon Ring

Sunday, February 5th, 1-5pm
Members $30 |  Non-Members $40
Instructor: Kristin Ellis

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. Register by Feb 1st.

Wheel-Throwing & Hand Building (8 Weeks)

Ceramics.

Wheel-throwing & Hand-Building

(8 weeks)

Instructor: Olivia Glass

Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm

Jan. 17-March 7
$105 Members  | $120  Non-Members

Firing Fee: $25 (does not include clay)

Clay can be purchased on the first day of class, $25 for 25 lbs.

This pottery class is for those looking to refresh their throwing and hand-building skills or for those with the desire to develop their own body of work. Demonstrations with time to work on your own pieces will be given. Space is limited so register early.

Wednesday Evening Pottery (8 Weeks)

Pottery Sample

WEDNESDAY EVENING POTTERY (8 weeks)
Instructor: Olivia Glass
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Jan. 18 – March 8
$105 Members  | $120  Non-Members
Firing Fee: $25 (does not include clay)
Clay can be purchased on the first day of class, $25 for 25 lbs.

Students will learn many ceramic techniques including but not limited to hand-building, throwing on the pottery wheel, slab-rolling, and dip glazing. Ceramic classes are small with individual instruction and open studio hours with time to work on your own projects.

Ceramics Independent Study (8 Weeks)

Ceramics.

CERAMICS INDEPENDENT STUDY

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)

Military Seals.

VETERANS EXPRESSIVE ARTS CLASS

(8 weeks)

Mondays, 6pm-8pm
Jan. 16-March 6
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.

Acting for Film (8 Weeks)

Acting

Instructor: Daniel Roemer
Thursdays, 7-9pm
Jan. 19-March 9
$100 Members / $115 Non-Members
Supply fee (SD card and reader): $20


Do you have experience acting on stage?  Are you ‘magnetic’?  Have you always wanted to act in movies but haven’t had the local opportunity?  Welcome to Mansfield’s answer to your film needs as an actor.

Strip bare everything you learned as a thespian. Cultivate your authentic and subtle film presence. This 8-week mixed-skill collaborative studies Hollywood’s secrets, including: acting with a Steadicam, the close-up, how to talk to a green x on the wall, the audition, internet filming, shooting out of order, and acting for specific director setups. Students delve into scene work and walk away with weekly footage of their scenes and a final demo, ready for casting directors or film submissions.

Class taught by global award-winning filmmaker, Daniel Roemer (Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Netflix).

 

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Mansfield Art Center