Workshops: 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.
Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Saturday, August 12th
Learn the basics of watercolor painting. We will explore simple watercolor techniques and how to use magical powdered watercolor pigments and ink to bring our drawings to life! Includes all materials.
Instructor: Emily Fitch
Grades:rising 6th-rising 8th
Thursday, July 6th
Shibori is known to be one of the oldest fabric dying techniques in Japan. Students must bring their own 100% cotton t-shirt to dye. You will also dye a scarf and hankerchief (provided). Take your tye-dying skills to the next level and learn some new techniques!
Bring your own food and drinks, listen to music and each person will create their own pen and holder! Learn how to build a “cane” in polymer clay with your own unique design and colors. After this class you can also tour our exhibit in the gallery. What a great date night!
Friday, August 18th, 6:00-9:00pm
$40 per couple
Yoga on the Lawn
Instructor: Amy Secrist
July 8, 15, 22, & 29
No set fee | Donations appreciated
Yoga on the Lawn is a gentle, all-levels class in which we will cultivate mindfulness through movement and breath work. We will practice postures and mindful breathing to create space within the body for healing and to bring about an overall sense of well-being.
Dew-soaked grass and sunny skies can make for an invigorating yoga practice, and surrounding trees can provide ample shade. Please bring a mat, blanket, towel, or even sunglasses as you see fit. Email registration required and keeps you informed of class cancellation due to inclement weather.
To register for class please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 29, 6:00-9:00pm
Members $45 / Non-Members $70
Instructor: Irene Maginniss
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+
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!
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!
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.
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!).
Sunday May 21st 1-5pm
Members $40 / Non-Members $50
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.