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.

Designing with Fused Glass

Designing With Fused Glass

Saturday April 8th 2-5pm
Members $45 / Non-Members $55
Instructor: Irene Maginniss

Take glass to a new level with this one day workshop. We will work in the sampler “Mondrian” method creating a layered work. A wide variety of sheet glass will be provided including transparents, opals, and some specialty glass. We’ll add some components and frits, confetti and millefiori. All levels… Limit 14. All materials and firing provided.

Spoon Ring Workshop

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.


Baubels & Brew

Baubles & Brew!
Friday April 21st 7-9pm
Members $35 / Non-Members $40
Instructor: Ellen Stiffler

Sit back and relax as you spend the evening sipping on your favorite brew and learning the basics of beading. Attendees will create a necklace and a pair of earrings with their own unique design. There will be a selection of various beads to choose from or if you have a few special beads you have been saving for just the right project bring them in! You will leave this workshop wearing your newly created custom jewelry! Attendees are responsible for bringing their own drink of choice. Ages 21+

Meditation in the Gallery

Meditation in the Gallery
Instructor: Claudia Cummins
April 17th – May 22nd
Monday,  6pm – 7pm
No registration required
Free and open to the public (donations appreciated)

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!

Basic Beading for Kids – Workshop

Basic Beading for Kids
8yrs. and older

Saturday May 6th 10am-12noon
Members $30 / Non-Members $35
Instructor: Ellen Stiffler

We will be creating beaded necklaces and making our own designs with beads we select. Children will learn the basics of stringing beads and securing their project with a clasp. Join us to design and assemble your own unique piece of jewelry!

Puppetry in the Gallery (Free Event)


Saturday April 1st
11:30am – free – ages: 2yrs+

Queen Bee will perform two Grimm’s fairy tales. Table puppets will help tell the story of The
Bremen Town Musicians and silk marionettes The Elves and the Shoemaker. After, children will sew a simple April Fool’s Day earth worm puppet.

No registration required.


Mommy/Daddy & Me Art Workshop

Mommy/Daddy & Me Art
Instructor: Barbara Damron
Ages: 3-5 with parent
Cost: $6/child
Upcoming Classes:
Wednesday 11:00-12:00 April 5
Wednesday 11:00-12:00 May 3
Wednesday 11:00-12:00 May 31

Set a play date with your child and join us for a morning of fun as your little one explores a variety of art forms and builds their coordination, motor skills, art vocabulary and listening skills. Come to class ready to paint, print, watercolor, & explore mixing colors!