MCAC Teen & Youth WORKSHOPS & Classes:

Our beginner classes and workshops are great for teens! (12-18 yr olds) And starting this fall (2022) we will offer Friday Afternoon Workshops for Youth (7-12 yr olds).  We focus on quality instruction and small class sizes. Join us for some fun this fall!

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. 


    • October 24, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • December 05, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Mondays, October 24th - December 5th, 2022

    (No class on November 28th)

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $150 (Non Member)


    Join MCAC instructor Deana Moore Schoolcraft for an introduction to basic painting techniques, processes, materials and color principles for those who have minimal painting experience.  In this six week class you will use water-soluble oils, and students will create a simple still life or landscape painting using and blending the three primary colors plus white. 

    This is a great class for those who are looking to start painting. Great for adults or teens. All materials are provided: paints, brushes, painting surfaces, palettes, knives, etc.  

    • November 02, 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • December 14, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Wednesdays, November 2nd-December 14th, 2022

    (No Class on November 23rd Due To Thanksgiving)

    12:30-3:00 PM

    Fee: $195 (Non Member)

    Join instructor Kirsten Heteji for this six-week ceramics course. This class is great for those with no ceramic experience to learn the basics of hand building ceramics. Learn pinch, slab and coil techniques with surface decoration throughout. 

    Enrollment in this class provides access to MCAC's kilns and our full range of ceramic glazes, plus tool and 12.5lbs of clay. 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. Experienced potters are welcome to join this class to experiment and learn new techniques. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces. 
    • December 07, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington, IL 61701
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    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

     6:30-9pm

    $25 (Non Member)

    Join MCAC Instructor Heather Evert for a festive night making felted ornaments! Using cookie cutters as a template, students will form shapes out of wool with felting needles, then embellish them with more wool colors, embroidery threads or beads. For an alternate ornament option, students start with a woolen ball shape and embellish it with more felted-on wools or beads. Students will leave with two or more small ornaments and holiday cookies will be served.

    *Open to teens and adults. All materials provided for the workshop by the MCAC.

    • January 28, 2023
    • February 11, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Saturdays, January 28th & February 11th

    9:30am-12:00pm

    Fee: $50.00 (Non- Member)

    Moms, dads, grandparents, uncles and aunts and guardians, we have a great opportunity for you and your little ones. Join MCAC Instructor, Marjorie Hauge for this wonderful set of workshops.

    A handful of clay and your fingers can make wonderous things. Come explore the fun of making rattles out of clay. This workshop is for an adult and child of any school age. You design the rattles and shape them in the first session. The second session you choose the glaze and play with color. Come prepared for fun! 

    *The fee includes price of class for 1 adult and up to two children, 2 pounds of clay that can make up to 4 rattles total, and glazes and kiln firing. This class is great for any school age child, if you have questions please call us at the Arts Center.

    • February 19, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Sunday, February 19th, 2023

    1:00-4:00pm

    Fee: $45  (Non Member)

    Interested in Pastels? Wondering were to start and how they work? Then join instructor Mandy Roeing for this Sunday afternoon workshop at the MCAC. Mandy will teach you all the techniques to start your pastel journey and each student will create and leave with a small piece of art. This is a great workshop for teens and adults. All materials provided by the MCAC.

    *Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks to this workshop.     
    • April 11, 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • May 02, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Tuesdays, April 11th-May 2nd, 2023

    12:30 - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $100 (Non Member)

    Join MCAC instructor Dave Templeton for this four-week beginner drawing class. Dave will teach you all the basics of drawing and 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 start their drawing journey, and for painters who would like to create more accurate sketches before beginning to paint. No experience necessary! Students will be asked to complete simple homework assignments in a sketchbook that is provided by the MCAC. 

    • April 16, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Sunday, April 16th, 2023

    1:00-4:00pm

    Fee: $45  (Non Member)

    Interested in Pastels? Wondering were to start and how they work? Then join instructor Mandy Roeing for this Sunday afternoon workshop at the MCAC. Mandy will teach you all the techniques to start your pastel journey and each student will create and leave with a small piece of art. This is a great workshop for teens and adults. All materials provided by the MCAC.

    *Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks to this workshop.     
    • May 02, 2023
    • May 16, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
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    Tuesdays, May 2nd & 16th, 2023

    7:00-9:00pm

    Fee: $50.00 (Non- Member)

     

    Join MCAC Instructor Alanna Veitch for two Tuesday Evening sessions experimenting with creating textures in clay using things we find in nature. Bring your seeds, rocks, leaves, etc. to see what unique and interesting patterns we can create in clay. We will be making wall tiles, plates or bowls from our stamped slabs. This is open to all experience levels. Work will be fired at the MCAC and will be available for pick up a week after the second session.

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


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