MCAC Teen WORKSHOPS & Classes: 12+

Our hands-on Saturday art workshops set the stage for a lifetime of art appreciation. We focus on quality instruction and small class size. Join us to discover why so many of our students come back year after year!

Registration Policies:

Your class registration is not complete until your payment is processed. Lack of timely payment (24 hours) will result in your partial registration being deleted. 

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. 

    • May 05, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 09, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Thursday, May 5th - June 9th, 2022 

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $195.00

    Join instructor Claire Hedden for this six-week ceramics course. If you are looking for a good place to start in ceramics, this is the spot! (This class is great if you have a year or less experience with ceramics.) In this six week course you will be introduced to multiple techniques on the pottery wheel and in hand building.  No experience is necessary, and this class is open to teens 15 and older and adults.

    Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes & 12.5 pounds of clay body. (More clay can be purchased through the MCAC if you run out.) Enrolled students may also work on their own during open studio hours, at no additional charge.

    Class size is limited to nine to allow for individual instruction time. Early registration is encouraged; seats typically sell out in advance. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant usually on Fridays, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces throughout the class. 
    • May 09, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 23, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 2


     Mondays, May 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2022


    Fee: $100 (Non- Member)

    It’s messy, it’s fun, and it’s creative! It’s exactly what tweens and teens love. Learn the basic skills needed to wedge, center, and throw clay on the pottery wheel. We will focus on cups, mugs, and bowls. Throwing on the potter’s wheel is a skill that takes many years of practice to master, but it sure is exciting and fun to learn. Come try something new in this great short workshop and see what pottery is all about with your instructor Erin Furimsky! We will throw on the wheel the first two nights and glaze on the last night. 

    *All materials including clay, glazes, tools and kiln firings included in fee.

    • May 14, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • May 21, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 6
    Registration is closed


     Saturdays, May 14 & 21, 2021


    Fee: $80 (Non- Member)

    There’s something magical about the physical process of working with raw wool, and watching it transform into fabric. Who would have imagined that wetting and agitating it could cause such a thing? In this Wet Felting Intensive MCAC Instructor Heather Evert will teach you the ancient art of feltmaking, in an easy step-by-step format. It was created with first-time felters in mind, so no experience is necessary. In week one you will work with wet wool learning the technique, creating designs and exploring texture and color and in week two you will sew what we have felted into mittens or simple hats, stockings or tea cozies.

    This two session intensive is for beginners and is great for adults and teens.

    *The fee includes all materials and instruction.

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