MCAC Adult Classes: 17+

Whether you're looking to take a one-time workshop or join a class that meets weekly, MCAC offers a variety of affordable opportunities to exercise your creativity! We believe in small class sizes and quality instructors. Supplies are always included in our course fees. 

Members, remember to log in to receive a 10% discount on tuition. 

Registration Policies:

Your class registration is not complete until your payment is processed. Lack of timely payment may result in your seat being given to a student on the wait list. 

Class registration may be cancelled up to 7 days before the start of class for a full refund. 

Class registration may be transferred up to 7 days before the start of class. Only one transfer is allowed, per registration/payment. 


Fall 2017

    • September 05, 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • October 10, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 1



    Tuesdays, September 5 - October 10

    3:30 - 6:00 PM

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Mike McNeil for this six-week acrylic painting course. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

    All materials are provided: paints, brushes, painting surfaces, palettes, knives, etc. 

    This course covers a variety of acrylic fundamentals: materials and care, glazing, layering, brush work, and masking.       
    • September 06, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • October 11, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 7



    Wednesdays, September 6 - October 11

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Dale Evans for this six-week watercolor course. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

    This course covers a variety of watercolor fundamentals: materials and care, paper stretching, wash techniques, glazing, layering, brush work, and masking. Students will work with transparent still life objects and learn to paint landscapes using photo references. 
    • September 06, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • October 11, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Wednesdays, September 6 - October 11

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Erin Furimsky for this six-week ceramics course. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

    Students have the option of working on the potter's wheel, using hand-building techniques... or both!  

    Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces. 

    Group size is limited to eight, to allow for individual instruction time. Early registration is encouraged; seats typically sell out in advance.

    *Experienced potters are welcome to join this class to experiment and learn new techniques.

        
    • September 07, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • October 12, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Thursdays, September 7 - October 12

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Claire Hedden for this six-week ceramics course. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

    Students have the option of working on the potter's wheel, using hand-building techniques... or both!  

    Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces. 

    Group size is limited to eight, to allow for individual instruction time. Early registration is encouraged; seats typically sell out in advance.

    *Experienced potters are welcome to join this class to experiment and learn new techniques.

        
    • September 16, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 4

         



    Saturday, September 16, 2017 

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $65

    *Lunch Included

     


    Join instructor Mandy Roeing for this five hour pastel painting workshop which will accommodate all experience levels.

    Class will begin with basic information about pastels, how to work with them, and a paint-a-long still life demo. (Advanced students will have the option of a more complex still life.)

    Students will then move on to create a landscape painting from reference photos, which can be brought to class or chosen from the instructor's stash. All materials are provided.


    *You may select a sandwich option during the registration process. Choices are: vegetarian, turkey or ham.     


    • October 05, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • October 19, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8





    Drawing & Coloring with Thread

    Thursdays, October 5 - 19

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $65


    Students will learn several types of embroidery stitches to use for lines and textures in their own designs. Planned projects include making an embroidered map, stitching a geometric design, and making letters. Instructor Heather Evert is certified by the Japan Temari Association. 






    • October 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 5

         




    Saturday, October 14, 2017 

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $65

    *Lunch Included

     

    Join instructor Mandy Roeing for this five hour pastel painting workshop which will accommodate all experience levels.

    Class will begin with basic information about pastels, how to work with them, and a paint-a-long still life demo. (Advanced students will have the option of a more complex still life.)

    Students will then move on to create a landscape painting from reference photos, which can be brought to class or chosen from the instructor's stash. All materials are provided."


    *You may select a sandwich option during the registration process. Choices are: vegetarian, turkey or ham.     


    • October 18, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • November 15, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Wednesdays, October 18 - November 15

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $105

     

    Join instructor Erin Furimsky for this five-week ceramics course. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

    Students have the option of working on the potter's wheel, using hand-building techniques... or both!  

    Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces. 

    Group size is limited to eight, to allow for individual instruction time. Early registration is encouraged; seats typically sell out in advance.

    *Experienced potters are welcome to join this class to experiment and learn new techniques.

        
    • October 18, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • November 15, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist





    Wednesdays, October 18 - November 15

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $105

    Join instructor Alfonso Berenguer Gosálbez for this five-week basic drawing class. Working from still life scenes, students will practice depicting line, form, tone and texture. Projects will emphasize one-point and two-point perspective in order to produce drawings which accurately represent three-dimensional forms. This class is recommended for anyone wishing to expand their drawing skills, and for painters who would like to create more accurate sketches before beginning to paint. All skill levels are welcome, no experience necessary!
    • October 19, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • November 16, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 2
                
             

    Thursdays, October 19 - November 16

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $105

     

    Join instructor Claire Hedden for this five-week ceramics course. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome.

    Students have the option of working on the potter's wheel, using hand-building techniques... or both!  

    Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces. 

    Group size is limited to eight, to allow for individual instruction time. Early registration is encouraged; seats typically sell out in advance.

    *Experienced potters are welcome to join this class to experiment and learn new techniques.

        
    • October 26, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • November 16, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 6



    Thursdays, October 26 - November 16

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $85

     

    Join instructor Dale Evans for this four-week intermediate watercolor course. This course is appropriate for those with some experience painting on their own, as well as students looking to expand upon the skills learned in Dale's beginning course. 

    This course covers a variety of watercolor fundamentals: wash techniques, glazing, layering, brush work, and masking. Students will work with transparent still life objects and paint landscapes using photo references. 
    • November 11, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 3

         



    Saturday, November 11, 2017 

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $65

    *Lunch Included

     

    Do you ever paint landscapes and feel they are "too flat"? Join instructor Doug Johnson for this five hour acrylic painting workshop. You will learn techniques for painting light and air, which will allow you to create more dimensional landscapes. All supplies are included. No experience is necessary, all skill levels are welcome. 

    *You may select a sandwich option during the registration process. Choices are: vegetarian, turkey or ham.     


    • December 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8

         


    Saturday, December 9, 2017 

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $65

    *Lunch Included

     

    Join instructor Alfonso Berenguer Gos├ílbez for this five hour figure drawing workshop. Students will practice gesture drawing and learn about the proportions of the human body. Both a male and a female model will be utilized, for a diverse drawing experience. Models will remain clothed during the session. 

    *You may select a sandwich option during the registration process. Choices are: vegetarian, turkey or ham.     


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