Adult Classes & Workshops: 

Art Journaling for Female Veterans and Service Members

1-Day Workshop
Facilitated by Cheryl Pete, ATR
Mondays, 6:00-8:00 | March 4th & 11th
Min Registration: 4

This workshop is an introduction to art journaling for female veterans. Facilitated by an art therapist, this workshop will take a trauma informed approach to using art journaling as a means of storytelling, self-expression and self-exploration.

Veterans Expressive Arts Class ( Winter II & Spring Sessions)

Mondays | 6-8pm

Winter II – March 18 – April 22
Spring Session – May 13 – June 18
Facilitated by Cheryl Pete, ATR

This class is an exploration of art for self-expression. Unlike a typical art class, this class is facilitated by an art therapist and offers participants the opportunity to use art for storytelling, emotional expression, stress relief and increasing self-confidence.

Story Quilts for Female Veterans and Service Members (1-Day Workshop)

Facilitated by Cheryl Pete, ATR
Mondays, 6:00-8:00 | April 29th & May 6th
Min Registration: 4

This workshop will involve the creation of a small art quilt for personal storytelling using a trauma informed approach. Group members will use markers, paint and/or basic sewing skills to create their finished work. No sewing skills are needed to participate.

Fanciful Flower Stakes

1-Day Workshop
Instructor: Bea North
Saturday, 6-8:00pm | March 16 
Age: 18+
$40/Person | Min Registration: 5

Get a jump start on your garden with these colorful glass flower stakes. Students will learn to cut and assemble petal shapes to create a real or not-so-real looking flower. These will be added to a clear glass stake, adorned with some life-like leaves. After fusing, place them in your garden for some early color!

Sculpture Workshop for Teens (1 Day Workshop)

MOUNTED SCULPTURE
Instructor: Stephanie Uhde
Saturday, 10-2 | March 30
Age :11-17
$55/Child | Min Registration: 4

Class description: Students will sketch or model from clay an idea for carving. The carving can be abstract or a fun interpretation of an everyday item. Students will then carve it out and paint the finished piece (after modge podge coat). Carvings will be mounted on a wood block.

**Students are encouraged to bring a packed lunch. There will be a small break during a drying time before painting.

Teen Night- Fusible Glass Jewelry

Instructor: Bea North
Friday, May 10 5:30-7:30 pm 
Age: 13-18
$35/Person | Min Registration: 5

Create your own jewelry set using fusible glass. Students will learn to cut and assemble glass pieces to create designs suitable for a pendant and earring set. There will be an assortment of colored glass for pendants and examples of different earring possibilities. Whatever you make will be unique and fun to wear. Items will be fired after the class and attached to your choice of jewelry findings before pick up.

Jewelry – Fold Formed Earrings (1-Day Workshop)

Age: 18+
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Friday, 6-9pm | April 5th
$50 Members / $65 Non-members
Min Registration: 5

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. 

Ceramics – All-Levels Wheel-Throwing (Winter II & Spring Sessions)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: Adult | Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-”Jack”son

$115 Members | $140 Non-members Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 4 in each class

Winter II:
Morning:Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm | March 19th-April 23rd
Evening: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm | March 19 – April 23   
Evening: Thursdays, 6:00 -8:00pm | March 21 – April 25

Spring:
Morning:Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm | May 14-June 19
Evening: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm | May 14-June 19   
Evening: Thursdays, 6:00 -8:00pm | May 16-June 21

Whether you are a beginner who just wants to try it out ,or an advanced student who wants to further your knowledge this class is for you! This class tailors its lessons to what you would like to work on.

Digital Art – Beginners Digital Art (6 Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

6-Thursdays
Ages: 15+
Instructor: Ruthie Akuchie
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Winter II- March 21 – April 25 
$100 Members / $125 Non-members
Min Registration: 5

With some basic drawing skills, come and learn how to use Apple’s most popular digital drawing app, Procreate. In this class you’ll learn how to use 136 incredible brushes, the advanced layering system, how to upload time-lapse video recordings of your drawings onto social media, and much more. With your own iPad or an iPad provided by the Art Center, I’ll walk you through step-by-step how to create beautiful digital art that you can print and put in your portfolio or hang on your wall at home.

Drawing – Mixed Media Drawing (6 Wednesdays)

Age: 14+ 
Instructor: Fred Del Guidice
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm 
Winter II- March 20 – April 24
$115 Members / $140 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 5

This is a class which will help the student build confidence and teach them to see as an artist sees. After teaching drawing for 32 years, my experience has taught me that the most important element to overcome when drawing is the fear of failure. Also to truly learn to see. This is what I teach. To learn to see and appreciate the beauty all around us. This class is for anyone who desires to draw from life and hone their skills whether a high school student or a professional artist. We will work in dry media on paper and discuss keeping a sketchbook. Come and have fun seeing and successfully representing the life around you! 

Fused Glass – The Dynamics of Slumping (6-Thursdays)

Instructor: Tiffany Vidonish
3:00-5:00pm | March 21- April 25
$115 Members | $140 Non-members
Supply/Firing Fee: $35 | Min Registration: 5

Come in and learn with the best in the area. Tiffany will be walking you step by step through different slumping methods, kiln loading, and firings. You will be walking out of the class with enough knowledge that you’ll be able to practice this at home in your own kiln.

Jewelry – Advanced Jewelry Making & Enameling (Winter II & Spring Sessions)

Drawing and Doodles.

Age: 18+ 
Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Wednesdays | 2-5pm 
Winter II Quarter- March 20- April 24
Spring Quarter– May 15 – June 19 
$110 Members | $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $30 | Min Registration: 5

For students who have completed the beginning jewelry making class and have instructor approval, this project based class allows students to follow their own artistic journey through independent study. The instructor provides design and metal fabrication problem solving guidance based on students’ ideas and skill levels.

Adv. students are free to work independently. The supply fee covers all glass colors and firings. Copper and silver is available for purchase in the studio or students may bring in their own.
texturing, sanding, polishing, and soldering.

Jewelry – Beginning Jewelry Making (Winter II & Spring Sessions)

Drawing and Doodles.

6-Tuesdays
Age: 18+ 
Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Tuesdays |5:30 – 8:30pm
Winter II Session- March 19 – April 23
Spring Session- May 14 – June 20 
$110 Members | $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 5

Learn the traditional metalsmithing techniques of jewelry making. This class takes you step by step through time honored skills, which include sawing, filing, riveting, stamping, surface texturing, sanding, polishing, and soldering. 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 – Enameling: Fusing Glass on Metal (Winter II & Spring Sessions)

6-Wednesdays 
Age: 18+ 
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm 
Winter II Session– March 20 – April 24
Spring Session– May 15 – June 19 
$110 Members / $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $30 | Min Registration: 5

Learn the art of fusing layers of powdered glass onto pure copper. Students begin with basic metal shaping and preparation followed by glass application and firing techniques. Beginning projects include plaques and bowls.

Advanced students are free to work independently. The supply fee covers all glass colors and firings. Copper and silver is available for purchase in the studio or students may bring in their own.

Jewelry – Spoon Ring Workshop (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Spring Session: Sunnday, May 5 | 1-4pm
$40 Members / $55 Non-members

Min Registration: 5

Learn how to make an heirloom spoon ring from family silverware or a flea market find. Spoons (or forks!) can be made of sterling silver or silver plated nonferrous metal. Bring in your silverware and we will use the traditional metal smithing techniques of cutting, filing, sanding, hammering, bending, and polishing to turn your old flatware handle into a new wearable ring.

NOTE: Steel and stainless steel cannot be used. A selection of spoons will be on hand for purchase in case a student doesn’t have a spoon made of workable metal.

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.

Painting – Beyond the Beginning-Oil Painting (6-Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: Adult 
Instructor: Paul McClain 
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Winter II- March 21 – April 25 
$115 Members / $140 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). A list of oil colors used in class will be available once you are registered for the class.

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

Painting – Traditional Iconography Investigation (6 Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 14-Adult 
Instructor: Fred Del Guidice 
Thursdays, 5:30-8:00pm 
Winter II- March 21 – April 25 
$115 Members / $140 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 5

We will explore the process of developing a traditional icon of an angel using acrylic paints on a wood panel. “Icon” means window to heaven. That is what we will create. Some drawing or painting experience is required for a successful execution of this class. Come and enjoy the peace that results from writing an icon.

Jewelry | Hammered Bangle | Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18 and older
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Friday, April 19th | 6-9pmpm
$50 Members | $75 Non-Members

Min Registration: 5
Make your own hammered bangle bracelet in an afternoon. Open to all skill levels, this workshop covers basic metalsmithing skills, including cutting, bending, soldering, and hammering. Planning, sizing, and fitting are discussed. Students can make more than one bangle if time allows. Brass and copper are provided. Students can bring their own sterling silver to class or purchase from the instructor.

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm