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. 


Summer 2017

    • May 09, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 13, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed
                
             

    Tuesdays, May 9 - June 13

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Grace Sheese 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 seven, 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.

        
    • May 09, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 20, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 2
    Registration is closed



    Tuesdays, May 9 - June 20

    NO CLASS JUNE 6

    6:30 - 9:00 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.       
    • May 10, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • May 31, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed




    Wednesdays, May 10 - May 31

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $85

    Join instructor Mandy Roeing for this four-week beginning pastel course. This course is appropriate for beginners and those with some pastel experience. Students will learn basic pastel techniques and will practice painting both still life objects and landscapes. All supplies are included.

    • May 11, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 15, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 3
    Registration is closed



    Thursdays, May 11 - June 15

    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. 
    • May 11, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 15, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed
                
             

    Thursdays, May 11 - June 15

    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 seven, 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.

        
    • June 10, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 7

         





    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    12:30 - 3:30 PM

    AGES 16+ 

    Fee: $30

    Join visiting artist Vaughn Wascovich for this three-hour pinhole photography workshop. A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture: a pinhole. Light from a scene passes through the hole and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. This is known as the camera obscura effect. Participants in this workshop will place photo paper inside a simple pinhole camera, expose an image, and develop a print in the darkroom using chemical solutions. All supplies are included. 

    Participants must be 16 or older. 


     



    • July 11, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 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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    Tuesdays, July 11 - August 15

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Grace Sheese 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 seven, 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.

        
    • July 13, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 17, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 1
                
             

    Thursdays, July 13 - August 17

    Fee: $125

     

    Join instructor Grace Sheese 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 seven, 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.

        
    • July 25, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 15, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 4



    Tuesdays, July 25 - August 15

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $85

     

    Join instructor Mike McNeil for this four-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.       
    • July 27, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 17, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 4



    Thursdays, July 27 - August 17

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $85

     

    Join instructor Dale Evans for this four-week advanced 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. 

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