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The 2019 Annual Regional High School Exhibition

& Mansfield K-8 Art Show

March 16-April 14 

The 2019 Annual Regional High School Exhibition showcases the honest and unfiltered talent of aspiring artists from area High Schools in our region. The level of talent and creativity on display consistently exceeds expectations and provides an honest look into the minds of our youth. This community centered exhibition is a favorite among members and visitors as it encourages an appreciation for the arts and offers support for these young artists by showcasing their abilities.

New this year, the First Floor Gallery will feature a collection of artwork from Mansfield’s K-8 Students. 

Sponsored by: 

With Support from Loyal & Judy Bemiller

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!

Ceramics for Kids (Winter II & Spring Sessions)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 7-14

Instructor: Deb Weaver

Tuesdays, 4:30am-6:00pm
Winter II Session- March 19-April 23
Spring Session – May 14 – June 19
$85 Members | $110 Non-members

Firing Fee: $25 | Min.
Registration: 4

We are working on layering and sculpting this session! In this session we will be making functional work that we will be adding just as much as we will be taking away. Prepare to go bigger then before, more decorative then before, and more imaginative then before!

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. 

Kids & Canvas – Polar Bear

Drawing and Doodles.

Jan. 26, 2019

Instructor: Mary Ann Clady
Saturdays, 2:00-3:30pm

$15/child
With guidance from our instructor, your child will paint on a canvas for 1 1/2 hours and leave with a completed painting ready to hang! This class is for the child only. Parents should drop their child off and return after class is finished. Art supplies included. Children may bring drinks and snacks to eat while painting. Suggested ages: 6-14yrs. Please see our website for color photos and a list of all of our events!

Kids & Canvas – Warm & Cool Hearts

Drawing and Doodles.
 

February 23, 2019

Instructor: Mary Ann Clady
Saturdays, 2:00-3:30pm

$15/child
With guidance from our instructor, your child will paint on a canvas for 1 1/2 hours and leave with a completed painting ready to hang! This class is for the child only. Parents should drop their child off and return after class is finished. Art supplies included. Children may bring drinks and snacks to eat while painting. Suggested ages: 6-14yrs. Please see our website for color photos and a list of all of our events!

Kids & Canvas – Hills & Rainbows

March 23, 2019

Instructor: Mary Ann Clady
4th Saturday of the Month, 2:00-3:30pm

$15/child
With guidance from our instructor, your child will paint on a canvas for 1 1/2 hours and leave with a completed painting ready to hang! This class is for the child only. Parents should drop their child off and return after class is finished. Art supplies included. Children may bring drinks and snacks to eat while painting. Suggested ages: 6-14yrs. Please see our website for color photos and a list of all of our events!

Kids & Canvas – April Showers

Saturday, April 27

Instructor: Mary Ann Clady
Fourth Saturday of the month, 2:00-3:30pm

$15/child
With guidance from our instructor, your child will paint on a canvas for 1 1/2 hours and leave with a completed painting ready to hang! This class is for the child only. Parents should drop their child off and return after class is finished. Art supplies included. Children may bring drinks and snacks to eat while painting. Suggested ages: 6-14yrs. Please see our website for color photos and a list of all of our events!

Kids & Canvas – May Flowers

Instructor: Mary Ann Clady
May 18th, 2:00-3:30pm

$15/child
With guidance from our instructor, your child will paint on a canvas for 1 1/2 hours and leave with a completed painting ready to hang! This class is for the child only. Parents should drop their child off and return after class is finished. Art supplies included. Children may bring drinks and snacks to eat while painting. Suggested ages: 6-14yrs. Please see our website for color photos and a list of all of our events!

Scary Toys, Beasts, Bugs & Jugs & The Light of Freedom

Scary Toys, Beasts, Bugs, & Jugs

Christine Ellis Donahue & Richard Donahue

January 19 – February 24

Reception: February 3, 2019 | 3-5pm

Scary Toys – Christine Ellis Donahue

Signifying Nothing, I – Richard Donahue

 

“Scary Toys, Beasts, Bugs, and Jugs” is a provocative name for a provocative show kicking off the 2019 schedule at the Mansfield Art Center.The exhibition, which runs Jan. 19 – Feb. 24, features paintings by a Cleveland area couple — Christine Ellis Donahue and Richard Donahue. The exhibit also will include pieces from Richard Donahue’s folk art jug collection.

Christine Donahue’s work reflects a lifetime of artistic inspiration.“Looking back, it’s obvious that my work has been significantly influenced by my admiration of children’s book illustrators, the pop art movement and Georgia O’Keefe,” she said.Among her early influences were children’s book authors Richard Scary, Eloise Wilkin, Garth Williams and Charley Harper. Later in life, she found delight in the “in-your-face” attitude of the pop art movement. She was inspired by the likes of Tom Wesselman, Wayne Thiebaud, and Peter Max. Christine Donahue later became intrigued with the intimate and subtle yet exciting and provocative details of O’Keefe’s work.

Richard Donahue’s innovative paintings harken back to his training as a printmaker. Among the tools he uses are rubber squeegees, drywall knives and squirt bottles.“I had cases of plastic honey bear bottles because a friend owned a factory that produced them,” he said. A Cleveland manufacturer produces Richard Donahue’s paints to specifications. He describes them as “much-thickened latex paint with oversaturated pigment — basically house paint on steroids.”

An artists’ reception is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

Sponsored by: 

The Light of Freedom | Karen Hampton

January 19 – February 24

Reception: February 3, 2019 | 3-5pm

Fiber artist Karen Hampton will present a tapestry of African-American life in the Mansfield Art Center Foundation Gallery. “The Light of Freedom — Stories of African-American Threads of My Family, Their Journey Towards Freedom and the Abolitionists” runs Jan. 19 – Feb. 24. The exhibit features work from Hampton’s Abolitionists series and pieces she refers to as Historical Narratives.

Hampton described her work and artistic approach. “As an artist of color, I have made a lifelong commitment to creating artwork that responds to the lives of my ancestors,” she wrote. “My lens is anthropology and I study my own genealogy. I travel in my ancestors footsteps, I walk the roads where they lived, explored the plantations where they were enslaved, I am the storyteller. As their medium I provide a vehicle for my ancestors’ spirits to transcend history and remain as historical memory. My medium is cloth — whether digitally printed, hand woven, or aged linens — pieces are imbued with the hopes and visions of African-American lives, telling their stories from a maternal perspective.”

Hampton was born in 1958 in Los Angeles, where she continues to live and work.

www.kdhampton.com

Sponsored by: 

Portrait of Harriet Beacher Stowe – Karen Hampton

Acting & Auditioning – Part 2 (6-Thursdays)

Ages: 14+
Instructor: Daniel Roemer
6:00-8:00pm | Jan 17-Feb 21
$99/Student | Min Registration: 6

Join the growing excitement for Part 2 of the Art Center’s workshop for on-camera auditioning and video production. Book real gigs online and learn techniques for camera. This class is for returning students (more advanced) but is also open to new students, teaching you narrative, commercial, web, interview-style, and social media acting tips, while building your demo reel. Venture out from the stage and explore the world of the digital. The purpose of the class is to have fun, learn, and bond together while we learn to act and audition for the screen.

Ceramics -Thursday Morning Hand-building (6-Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-”Jack”son
11:00am-1:00pm | Jan 17-Feb 21
$115 Members | $140 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 4

Coloring layers of clay, carving through, adding and taking away, this class is for the decorators among us who want to take it up a notch! The forms of this class are open, however each lesson will be based around different kinds of decorating techniques. Bring your ideas and we will help you take them one step further!

Ceramics – Tuesday Morning All-Levels Wheel-Throwing (6-Tuesdays)

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-”Jack”son
11:00am-1:00pm

Winter II Quarter- March 19th-April 23rd
$115 Members | $140 Non-members

Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 4

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

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.

Home School – Art Grades 3-8- Stop Motion (6 Wednesdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Age: 3-8 Grade
Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-”Jack”son
1:00-2:30pm | Jan 16- Feb 20
$85 Members | $110 Non-Members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 5

Time to make a motion picture! This session we will be creating story boards, modeling creatures & characters, backdrops, and creating our own stop motion movie! We will be experimenting with adding background music and exploring the history of stop motion and silent films.

Fused Glass – Advanced Glass Fusing (6-Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-”Jack”son
3:00-5:00pm | Jan. 17-Feb 21
$105 Members | $130 Non-members
Firing Fee: $30 | Min Registration: 4

We will be thinking warm thoughts in the coldest of days while designing glass flowers on tecta for slumping. This class if for those who have taken previous glass-fusing classes before, and are looking to build on what they already know.

Fused Glass – Beginners Glass Fusing (6 Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18-Adult
Instructor: Bea North
6:00-8:00 | Jan. 17 – Feb. 21
$115 Members | $140 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 4

Beginning glass students will learn the basics of working with fusible glass- choosing glass, using cutting tools, creating a composition, and
preparing projects for firing. In this class we will create cabochons or pendants, a small dish or tile and a larger composition flat piece.

Fused Glass – Beautiful Butterflies Plant Stakes (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18+
Instructor: Bea North
Saturday, 6:00-8:00 | Feb. 9
$35/Student | Min Registration: 4

Create a luminescent butterfly to hover over a house plant now or an outdoor flower pot this summer. We will use symmetrical pieces of glass, stringers, beads, frit and powders to make a butterfly or fanciful insect and then attach it to a metal stake after firing.

Fused Glass – Classy Glass Birds (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 13-18
Instructor: Bea North 
Saturday, 2:00-4:00 | Feb. 9th
$35/Student | Min Registration: 5

Students will learn about the basics of fused glass as they assemble glass pieces to create a whimsical bird sculpture. The finished piece can be a plant stake, a table ornament or a sun catcher. We will do some glass cutting and shaping, but most pieces will be selected from pre-cut shapes.

Fused Glass – Date Night Valentine Project (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18+
Instructor: Bea North 
Saturday, 6:00-8:00 | Feb. 2nd
$35/person | Min Registration: 6

Make a loving gift with your Valentine!
We will use heart stencils, and paints to decorate a glass tile. Class members will have a variety of options available for creating a lasting and useful art piece.

Fused Glass – Glass Bugs in the Grass (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Bea North 
Saturday, 2:00-3:30 | Feb. 23rd
$25/Student | Min Registration: 6

Starting with a life-like decal of a chosen insect, youngsters will create a habitat for their bug with paints on glass. It could live in the garden, the woods or the grass. Finished projects will be fired and finished as window ornaments or table tiles.

Fused Glass – Working with Glass Powders (3-Thursdays)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18-Adult
Instructor: Bea North 
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 | Feb. 28th-Mar. 14th
$75 Members | $100 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 4

Students will experiment with glass powders and paints to create special effects and more painterly styled glass projects. We will use stencils and sgrafitto methods with powders to make a small tile and then glass paints and powder effects to create a larger work. 

Jewelry – Open Studio

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Tuesdays| 1-5 pm | Jan 15 – Feb 20
Ages: Adult | $10/Session

Jewelry Open Studio is the chance for existing Jewelry students to finish their projects in a relaxed setting.  Kristin will be floating in and out of the classroom and will be available for questions.  This is a great time to create on your own.  Please bring your supplies and enjoy the process of growing your skills.

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 – Portraits for Everyone (2 Days)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 14- Adult
Instructor: Fred Del Guidice
Friday, Feb 8, 5:30-8pm | Saturday, Feb, 9 10am-5pm
$85 Members / $110 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 6

This workshop is for anyone who desires to develop or sharpen existing portrait skill. Any media is allowed. We will have a live model or you can use original photos of a person. We will work at each person’s easel giving individual instruction. Friday we will share our work and a demonstration will conclude the evening. Saturday we will develop the portrait within the time we have and bring it to resolution. Gain confidence working from life & create a memorable portrait.

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.

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm