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.

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.

Alcohol Ink Pottery

Family Friendly-ages 3-adult

Instructor: Pia Douglas

October 27 | 3-430pm

Alcohol Ink Pottery is absolutely beautiful. This forgiving method is applied to bisqueware and the magic and interlooping of dyes begin. Whether a keepsake, a gift for someone or just enjoying the process-you will most certainly enjoy.

An Evening Beading

Ages: 15+

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Friday, October 18 | 6-8pm

$30.00/ members | $35.00 non-members

Unwind with an evening of beading at the Mansfield Art Center. Bring your own refreshments and enjoy yourself with us. All the pretty beads and supplies are included to make a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Open to all levels from beginning to advanced.

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.

The Elegance of Silk Painting

The Elegance of Silk Painting

Instructor: Pia Douglas

6 Sundays -1pm -3 pm

Fall Session: October 13 – November 17 

$100/members| $120.00 non-members

$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 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

Figurative Drawing Group: Live Model

Figurative Drawing Group: Live Model
Thursdays: BI-WEEKLY
Ages: Adult

Fall Session: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct 17 

$10/Session | $30/Fall Session 

Whether you are a beginner who just wants to try it out ,or an advanced student who wants to further your knowledge this group is for you! Adults ONLY!

Folded Form Earrings

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Day/Dates/Times: Saturday, October 12, 1-4

Age of students: over 18

Class description: Make a pair of hammered fold formed earrings in this workshop. You will learn how to turn a piece of plain sheet metal into beautiful hammered leave shapes and take home a finished pair of earrings. All supplies, including brass and copper will be provided. Students may purchase sterling silver from the instructor if desired.

Gourd Bird House Art

November 23 | 2-3:30pm


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.


Jewelry Making: Let’s Link IT Together

Instructor: Kristin Ellis


Fall Session: September 17-October 22

$110/members| $135 non-members

Supply fee:$25

This class will focus on making links and connections: jump rings, chain links, basic clasps, and more. Make a bracelet, a necklace, earrings, anything with at least 2 pieces connected to each other! Basic jewelry making skills like sawing, filing, stamping, surface texturing, sanding, polishing, and soldering will be covered all within the context of rings for the finger. Open to all skill levels, projects are suggested for beginners and advanced students 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.

Jewelry Making: Precious Metal Clay Fingerprint Pendent

November 9 | 2-5pm

Instructor:Kristin Ellis

Ages: 16+

$35.00 members| $45.00 non-members

Make a family heirloom charm or pendant in this workshop. You will impress your fingerprint into precious metal clay. It will then be fired into a pure silver piece of jewelry for a charm bracelet, necklace, or anything with a hook or a loop. The back can be impressed with a design as well. This is a perfect Holiday gift that will be treasured for generations.

Mosaic Plate: Piece by Piece

Instructor: Pia Douglas

November 3rd | 3-430 pm

$20.00 per participant

An art reminiscent of the Middle East and Europe.In this family friendly workshop you will be able to create your own patterns or pictures on a plate with mosaic tiles to create a beautiful piece of art that will be enjoyed for many years to come. These plates are interesting, relaxing to create and satisfying to complete. Come join us!

Sculpture with Confidence

Instructor: Victoria Hoefler


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.

Signs and Salutations

Instructor: Pia Douglas

Sunday, October 20 | 3-5 pm

$30.00/ per participant

Create a wooden sign with your own personal saying and graphics. That quote, your name or simply some words that mean a great deal to you-put it on a sign.

There is a box at the end of this Eventbrite entry that you will need to type in your words, saying, etc. to be prepared by the instructor for your sign making. Please be precise and detailed. Thanks- this will be fun.

Wintertime Slate Painting

Saturday, December 14 | 10am-12pm


Instructor: Emily Negro

$45.00 members | $55.00 non-members

Come learn to paint with Emily as she walks you through creating a wintertime scene on a large piece of slate. This is a keepsake that you will have for many years to come. Join us!

Wool Felt Ornaments


Saturday, Dec 7 1-3

Instructor: Barb Morejon

$20.00 members | $25.00 non-members

Working with needle felting will allow you to enjoy the color, the texture and the form that offer has to offer. Come make these beautiful wool ornaments with Barb Morejan and allow your tree to have unique appeal with these ornaments you create, or give them as a gift.

There are many shapes of cookie cutters for you to choose from; however, you may bring you own cookie cutter for a more personalized ornament. Your cookie cutter cannot have a handle and must be able to cut on both sides. 

This workshop is limited to only 15 participants and is not your typical ornament making adventure. Sign up today if you are interested.

Beyond the Beginning-Oil Painting

Drawing and Doodles.

6- Tuesdays or 6 – Thursdays

Ages: Adult

Instructor: Paul McClain


Winter I- January 7 – February 11, 2020  | January 9 – February 13, 2020

$115 Members / $135 Non-members

Min 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, paints and canvas (up to 2 feet x 3 feet in size).

Suggested Paint Colors to start with: Titanium White, French Blue, Halo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Halo Rose

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