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.

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)

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)

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.

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.

Cork and Clay

WINTER WORKSHOP| INSTRUCTOR: Victoria Hoefler
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
February 21
Ages: Adults
$25 members | $35 non-member

This is an opportunity to bring adult drinks and a snack to enjoy with a group of friends, a date night or a treat to yourself. Our Cork and Clay events are geared towards adults at a beginner to intermediate level. We will lead you through an entire ceramic project from design to glazing. There will be an approximate 3 week pick up date for fired all clay projects.

February: Toothbrush Holder & Small Cup

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

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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

Pysanky Eggs

Pasanky Eggs

Spring Session

Instructor: Debra Weaver

March 20

6 PM – 8 PM

$25 members | $30 non-members

14-Adult

A PASANKA is a Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with folk designs. Come join us for this detailed and extraordinary art form.This art form will include instruction at every step as you blow the yolk out your egg, apply wax resist with a KISTKA and learn to dye your egg to reserve the colors from light to dark. This folk art form is from the pre-christian era and still exists today because of its remarkable process and beauty.

Watercolors with Robin Shoup-Wilson: Koi Fish

WINTER WORKSHOP| INSTRUCTOR: Robin Shoup-Wilson
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
February 15
Ages: Adult
$25 members | $35 non-member

Watercolor paint is a giving medium that allows for multiple levels of artists to explore and build their skill-set in this workshop with awarded artist Robin Shoup-Wilson. Come join and join us and paint your own. All materials are provided.

Watercolors with Robin: River Rocks

WINTER WORKSHOP| INSTRUCTOR: Robin Shoup-Wilson
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
January 11
Ages: Adult
$25 members | $35 non-member

Watercolor paint is a giving medium that allows for multiple levels of artists to explore and build their skill-set in this workshop with awarded artist Robin Shoup-Wilson. All materials are provided.

Watercolors with Robin: The Shore of Marblehead

WINTER WORKSHOP| INSTRUCTOR:  Robin Shoup-Wilson
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
February 1
Ages: Adult
$25 members | $35 non-member

Watercolor paint is a giving medium that allows for multiple levels of artists to explore and build their skill-set in this workshop with awarded artist Robin Shoup-Wilson.

All local water-lovers gravitate to Marblehead lighthouse. Come join and paint your own. All materials are provided.

Zen Night Light

Winter Workshop Instructor: Victoria Hoefler

Age:16+ 1:00-3:00 PM

February 22 Saturday $35 Members | $45-Non-Members

Relax in a meditative space by creating a stained glass and wood lamp. We provide everything you need for this beautiful lamp. Can be made to match your home decor.

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