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. 

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

    • May 01, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • May 31, 2018
    • 3:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 7
    Registration is closed
                
                  

    May 2018

    Monthly Fee: $125 


    Open Studio Schedule

    Sunday/Monday: No access

    Tuesday: 10:15am - 6:45pm

    Wednesday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Thursday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Friday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Saturday: 12:15pm - 3:45pm

    Open Studio Ceramics is for intermediate and advanced students only. Participants must have taken at least two ceramics classes at MCAC or be able to demonstrate comparable ceramics experience.

    Participants have unlimited access to the ceramics studio during MCAC's regular business hours. There is no supervising instructor. Failure to follow studio rules, including complete and timely clean-up, will result in open studio privileges being revoked.

    Amenities include: wheels, tools, glazes, small storage shelf, and firing. Kiln is fired to Cone 04. Participants must purchase their own low-fire clay from MCAC: $10 per 12.5 pound bag.



        
    • May 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • May 30, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed
                
             

    Wednesdays, May 9 - May 30, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $105

     

    Join instructor Erin Furimsky for this four-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. Enrolled students may also work on their own during open studio hours, at no additional charge. Please check the bulletin board outside of the classrooms for our most current open studio schedule. 

    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. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces.  

        
    • May 10, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 14, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed
                
             

    Thursdays, May 10 - June 14, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $155

     

    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. Enrolled students may also work on their own during open studio hours, at no additional charge. Please check the bulletin board outside of the classrooms for our most current open studio schedule. 

    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. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces.  

        
    • May 16, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • June 20, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Registration is closed





    Wednesdays, May 16 - June 20, 2018

    12:30 - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $135

    Join instructor Dale C. Evans 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!
    • June 01, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • June 30, 2018
    • 3:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 7
    Register
                
                  

    June 2018

    Monthly Fee: $125 


    Open Studio Schedule

    Sunday/Monday: No access

    Tuesday: 10:15am - 6:45pm

    Wednesday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Thursday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Friday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Saturday: 12:15pm - 3:45pm

    Open Studio Ceramics is for intermediate and advanced students only. Participants must have taken at least two ceramics classes at MCAC or be able to demonstrate comparable ceramics experience.

    Participants have unlimited access to the ceramics studio during MCAC's regular business hours. There is no supervising instructor. Failure to follow studio rules, including complete and timely clean-up, will result in open studio privileges being revoked.

    Amenities include: wheels, tools, glazes, small storage shelf, and firing. Kiln is fired to Cone 04. Participants must purchase their own low-fire clay from MCAC: $10 per 12.5 pound bag.



        
    • June 04, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 25, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist




    Mondays, June 4 - June 25, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $95

    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.

    • July 17, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • July 31, 2018
    • 3:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8
    Register
                
                  

    July 17 - July 31, 2018

    Pro-rated Monthly Fee: $125 


    Open Studio Schedule

    Sunday/Monday: No access

    Tuesday: 3:30pm - 6:45pm

    Wednesday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Thursday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Friday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Saturday: 12:15pm - 3:45pm

    Open Studio Ceramics is for intermediate and advanced students only. Participants must have taken at least two ceramics classes at MCAC or be able to demonstrate comparable ceramics experience.

    Participants have unlimited access to the ceramics studio during MCAC's regular business hours. There is no supervising instructor. Failure to follow studio rules, including complete and timely clean-up, will result in open studio privileges being revoked.

    Amenities include: wheels, tools, glazes, small storage shelf, and firing. Kiln is fired to Cone 04. Participants must purchase their own low-fire clay from MCAC: $10 per 12.5 pound bag.



        
    • July 17, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • August 14, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 4
    Register
                
             

    Tuesdays, July 17 - August 14, 2018

    12:30 - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $130

     

    Join instructor Linda Willis Fisher 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. Enrolled students may also work on their own during open studio hours, at no additional charge. Please check the bulletin board outside of the classrooms for our most current open studio schedule. 

    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. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces.  

        
    • July 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 13, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 4
    Register




    Mondays, July 23 - August 13, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $95

    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.

    • July 24, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • August 28, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 2
    Register



    Tuesdays, July 24 - August 28, 2018

    12:30 - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $135

     

    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.       
    • July 26, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 30, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    Thursdays, July 26 - August 30, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $135

     

    Join instructor Dale Evans for this six-week intermediate watercolor course. This course is appropriate for those with some experience painting on their own, as well as those who wish to expand upon skills learned in Dale's beginning course. All supplies are included.

    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. 
    • August 01, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • August 31, 2018
    • 3:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8
    Register
                
                  

    August 2018

    Monthly Fee: $125 


    Open Studio Schedule

    Sunday/Monday: No access

    Tuesday: 3:30pm - 6:45pm

    Wednesday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Thursday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Friday: 10:15am - 4:45pm

    Saturday: 12:15pm - 3:45pm

    Open Studio Ceramics is for intermediate and advanced students only. Participants must have taken at least two ceramics classes at MCAC or be able to demonstrate comparable ceramics experience.

    Participants have unlimited access to the ceramics studio during MCAC's regular business hours. There is no supervising instructor. Failure to follow studio rules, including complete and timely clean-up, will result in open studio privileges being revoked.

    Amenities include: wheels, tools, glazes, small storage shelf, and firing. Kiln is fired to Cone 04. Participants must purchase their own low-fire clay from MCAC: $10 per 12.5 pound bag.



        
    • August 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 30, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist
                
             

    Thursdays, August 9 - August 30, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $105

     

    Join instructor Claire Hedden for this four-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. Enrolled students may also work on their own during open studio hours, at no additional charge. Please check the bulletin board outside of the classrooms for our most current open studio schedule. 

    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. Student work is fired on-site by our ceramics studio assistant, allowing everyone to take home finished pieces.  

        

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