MCAC Youth WORKSHOPS: 7+

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. 


Summer 2018

    • December 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 4
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    Saturday, December 14, 2019

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     Fee: $20

    Karen Brinker will lead this one-time exploration in ceramics for youth ages 7+.

    What wintertime traditions and treasures do you love? In this class, students will work with natural clay to create a winter-inspired sculptural project. Students will decorate their sculpture with surface techniques and colorful underglaze. Please allow time for drying, bisque firing, and glaze firing. Student work will be available for pick-up two weeks after class. 

    • January 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8
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    Suminagashi - Japanese Water Marbling 


    Saturday, January 18, 2020

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     Fee: $15

    Suminagashi or "floating ink" is the process of marbling paper with ink and water. The results are VIBRANT and each print is UNIQUE. We will also explore marbling fabric, and add drawings to some of our prints. Dress to get messy! Karen Brinker will lead this one-time exploration in drawing/painting for youth ages 7+.   

     






    • February 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 7
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    PLAYful Smartphone Stand

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     Fee: $20

    Can you HEAR the music? Can you FIND your phone? Come make a ceramic "creature stand" for your smartphone that amplifies sounds and gives you an eye-catching place to stash your tech. Please allow time for bisque and glaze firing. Student work will be available for pick-up two weeks after class. Karen Brinker will lead this one-time exploration in ceramics for youth ages 7+.


    • March 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 7
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    Old School Selfies - Portraits!

    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     Fee: $15

    Hello you, BEAUTIFUL YOU! In this class you will learn tricks and tips that the professionals use to create realistic faces, while adding your unique style! We will also play fun drawings games to ignite our creative brains. Karen Brinker will lead this one-time exploration in drawing/painting for youth ages 7+.   

     






    • April 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8
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    Don't Eat the Clay - Ceramic Food! 


    Saturday, April 18, 2020

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     Fee: $20

    COLORFUL, AMUSING and DELICIOUS! Come make some tacos and other goodies out of clay, to be used as decoration at home. We will explore interesting surface techniques and famous artworks inspired by food. Please allow time for bisque and glaze firing. Student work will be available for pick-up two weeks after class. Karen Brinker will lead this one-time exploration in ceramics for youth ages 7+.


    • May 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8
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    Catch It If You Can - Food Truck Paintings!

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     Fee: $15

    Get excited for summer by painting food trucks! Dream up some enticing quick meals and use shading, contrast, and emphasis to attract customers! We will explore a variety of drawing media in this class. Karen Brinker will lead this one-time exploration in drawing/painting for youth ages 7+.  


     







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