Adult Classes

Please Note:  To maximize your scheduled class time, we ask that you Pre-Register & Pre-Pay in one of the following ways:

  • Through our website: You will be re-directed to Eventbrite for a secure credit card check out, or select “Pay by Check.” (Checks must be delivered prior to class.)
  • By Phone with a credit card: 419.756.1700
  • A check by mail to: 700 Marion Ave. Mansfield, OH 44906
  • In person during business hours: 11am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday | Closed Mondays

Instructors are not able to receive payments during class.

Ceramic Wheel Throwing, Too! With Don Snyder and George Whitten

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Don Snyder & George Whitten
TUE | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
January 14 – February 18
Age: 16+
$125 members $145 non-member
$30 Supply fee

This glass pottery fusing class requires some previous experience. In this course, art educator, potter and sculptor, Don Snyder, retired art teacher and our Executive Director, George Whitten, will lead you through this six-week course by teaching you from where you are individually to gain experience and take your work up another improvement notch. Because our work is individual, this class is geared towards committed potters of multiple levels. We are pleased to welcome Don Snyder; local potter and retired High School Art Teacher to the MAC.

The Fundamentals of Ceramic Hand – building

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Victoria Hoefler
THUR| 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | 6 SESSIONS
January 16 – February 20
Age: 16+
$110 members | $130 non-member
Supply Fee Included

The Fundamentals of Hand-building is a course that will develop the occasional ceramicist into the confident sculptor. Understand the basics of creating slabs, joints, using molds, textures, compression techniques, extrusion, drying stages, multiple glazing techniques as well as shape and form development. If you have been a frequent Cork and Clay lover, this could be your next step to develop your technique and create your own original ideas.

The Fundamentals of Ceramic Wheel Throwing with Don Snyder and George Whitten

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Don Snyder &  George Whitten
TUE | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
January 14 – February 18
$125 members  | $145 non-member
$30 Supply fee

In this course, art educator, potter and sculptor, Don Snyder, retired art teacher, and our Executive Director, George Whitten, will lead you through the basics.

This course is for the BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE student. You will learn how to use physics to make centering on the wheel easier as well as how to keep the rims of your pottery from getting to thin. Explore different designs; explore surface textures as well as different pottery forms.

Enameling: Fusing Glass onto Metal

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Kristin Ellis
WED | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | 6 SESSIONS
January 15 – February 19
$135 members |  $155 non-member
$35 Supply fee

Learn the ancient art of fusing colorful glass onto metal. This class will teach you how to apply layers of glass powders onto pure copper, pure silver, or mild steel. You get to fire your own projects in studio kilns during class. Basic metal-smithing techniques like drilling and sanding will also be covered.

The studio fee includes all supplies, glass and firings. Students provide their own metal, which they can bring to class or purchase from the studio. Projects can be up to 6 inches across and 2 inches deep. Metals must be approved by the instructor.

Jewelry Making: Mastering the Jeweler’s Saw

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Kristin Ellis
TUE | 6:00 PM – 8:00 pm | 6 SESSIONS
January 14 – February 18
$110 members $135 non-member
$25 Supply fee

This class will focus on fine piercing in jewelry design. Refine your techniques or start from scratch. We will go over fundamentals such as saw blade sizes and tension before moving on to refined tips and tricks for achieving accuracy and precision. Open to all skill levels, projects are suggested for beginners and advanced students to work independently. All supplies, such as brass and copper metals are provided. Students may bring in their own materials with instructor approval. The studio is only equipped for non-ferrous metals.

Youth Drawing and Watercolor Expressions: with Fred DelGuidice

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Fred Del Guidice
WED | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | 4 SESSIONS
January 15 – February 5
Ages: 14 – 18
$100 members | $125 non-member

This 4-week course will help each student see more deeply at details as Mr. Del works on the elements of art: shape, form, color, line, texture, value; while drawing out development and creativity through use of pencils, pens and paints. If you have a doodler that wants to grow themselves- this course could be the perfect gift.

DOJO Comics and Anime

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Luke Beekman
WED | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM|4 SESSIONS
January 15 – February 5
Ages: All
$100 members | $125 non-member

Work alongside storyteller and self-publisher Luke Beekman of Dojo Comics. Work on the fundamentals of creating an original comic, anime, or illustrated short story. Apply concepts of creating characters, setting, plot development, and narrative, and how to show these elements through visual art and storyboarding. With a focus on developing originality, work to create a very short self-published comic, anime, or illustrated short story based on your original concepts and characters

Youth Wheel Throwing

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Debra Weaver
WED | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 4 SESSIONS
January 15 – February 17
Ages: 10 – 16
$100 members | $125 non-member

This 4-week course is developed to teach the process of ceramic Wheel-Throwing from start to finish: Stages of clay, weighing, wedging, centering, compression, hand and body positioning, throwing development, drying and glazing techniques. If you have a curious and adventurous youngster, this course can be grounding and challenging for those who are art enthusiasts. Our Program Director, Debra Weaver, will lead each student to their own independent success.

The Elegance of Silk Painting

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Pia Douglas
SUN | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM | 6 SESSIONS
January 12 – February 16
$120 members | $140 non-member
$25 Supply fee

Silk Painting is an old Asian art form….Painting on silk happened long before painting on canvas and paper. Silk paintings are created on white silk, the dyes (gutta) are painted onto the stretched surface of the silk using a paintbrush. The dye flows into the fiber, bond with the proteins and become part of the threads. This painting is different from acrylic, oil or even watercolors that all sit on the surface. These paintings are steamed- set locking the dyes into the fibers and making.

Beyond the Beginning: Oil Painting

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Paul McClain
THUR | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | 6 SESSIONS
January 14 – February 18
Ages: Adult
$125 members  | $145 non-member
Minimum Registration 5

In this class students must already understand the basics of drawing and painting. You will work on a project of your choosing and bring your own reference materials such as photos, drawings, and memory. How to develop an idea using these resources will be explored. You will bring your own brushes and canvas (up to 2 feet x 3 feet in size). We will provide these paints: Titanium White, French Blue, Halo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Halo Rose (if you would like additional choices or have specific brands you prefer, please free to bring your own paints)

Basics of Oil Painting

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Paul McClain
THUR | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | 6 SESSIONS
January 7 – February 11
Ages: Adult
$125 members | $145 non-member
Minimum Registration 5

In this class students must already understand some of the basics of drawing and painting. You will work on a project of your choosing and bring your own reference materials such as photos, drawings, and memory. How to develop an idea using these resources will be explored. You will bring your own brushes and canvas (up to 2 feet x 3 feet in size). We will provide these paints: Titanium White, French Blue, Halo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Halo Rose (if you would like additional choices or have specific brands you prefer, please free to bring your own paints)

Invested Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Robin Shoup-Wilson
WED | 6:00 PM – 8:00 pm | 6 SESSIONS
January 15 – February 17
Ages: 16+
$125 members | $145 non-member

Learn how to draw your favorite person! Let us teach you how to use techniques to draw all of your favorite things and create artwork you can be proud of!

This course is designed for the person who loves to draw and wants to concentrate on the elements of art to grow themselves with instructor Robin Shoup-Wilson, award winner of the Shawshank Redemption Anniversary Art Series.

Intermediate and Advanced Glass Fusing

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Cherri & Bill Vidonish
TUE | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 6 SESSIONS
January 14 – February 18
Ages: 16+
$125 members | $145 non-member
$30 Supply fee

This course is intended to take the student-artist that has had one or more courses or experiences working with glass to a higher and more intricate learning level. Cherri Vidonish, of Vidonish Studios, will instruct on glass fusing, mosaics, frit and stringers, tattooing, slumping, molds and damns; and the glass curiosity that you and your classmates bring to the table.

The Fundamentals of Glass Fusing

WINTER ADULT | INSTRUCTOR: Cherri & Bill Vidonish
TUE | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | 6 SESSIONS
January 14 – February 18
Ages: 16+
$125 members | $145 non-member
$30 Supply fee

Cherri and Bill Vidonish of Vidonish studios will teach glass development skills that include cutting glass, grinding glass, mosaics, fusing and slumping basics.

You will develop several finished projects in this course that you will have the freedom to make color choices, pattern and shape choices and will enjoy the medium of glass as well as your jovial instructors and course mates. If glassworks catch your eye, check this class out. A remarkable medium!

Acrylic Pour Painting

Ages: 10+

Instructor: Debra Weaver

Friday, November 15 | 6-8 pm

Come join us in making an Acrylic Pour Painting. A modern look and a fun process to enjoy with your friends and/or family. Ages 10+ please.

Ceramic Basket: Weave It

Ages: 15+

Instructor: Pia Douglas

Sunday November 17 | 3-5pm

$40.00/ members | $45.00 non-members

This beautiful basket is created with extruded coils. Let us teach you how to make this gorgeous masterpiece. Whether it is for your home or as a holiday gift, these pieces of art are STUNNING and intricate. Sign up today-this workshop will fill quickly.

Gourd Bird House Art

November 23 | 2-3:30pm

Ages:12+

Instructor: Debra Weaver

$25.00 members | $35.00 non-members

Birds are beginning to think about weathering for the winter and could use a beautiful place to live.

Make a functional and aesthetically pleasing gourd bird house for decor, a gift or to learn something new. You will have choices to add beads, macrame’, paint and use your imagination.

Come join us at the Mansfield Art Center for a nice afternoon. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to share.

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Sculpture with Confidence

Instructor: Victoria Hoefler

6-Thursdays-6-8pm

Fall Session: November 14-December 26 (we will not meet on Thanksgiving)

$110/members| $135 non-members

Supply fee: $25

Learn the basics to three dimensional sculptures and express yourself through one-of-kind-pieces. Whether floral, a person or an abstract idea this class helps the blooming artist take their own original idea all the way through to its conception. Join Debra and this ceramic adventure. You’re sure to have fun!

Screen Printmaking: A Journey of Expression

6-Saturdays- 1-3 pm

Instructor: Jake Henry

Fall Session: November 16- December 21

$100/members|$120.00 non-members

An understanding of basic screen-printmaking. Come join the journey as you learn and develop several types and techniques of printing: Silk Screening on papers, and Silk Screening with t-shirt Printing Machines to create your design on multiple t-shirts; Finish your classes with multiples of each to keep as treasures, or give as holiday gifts. A class of guaranteed enjoyment.

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