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. 


Spring 2018

    • January 02, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • January 31, 2018
    • 4:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 2
    Register
                
                  

    January 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: $8 per 12.5 pound bag. 

    Participants will be required to sign an open studio contract. This includes a safety waiver and a list of studio rules. 



        
    • January 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • February 20, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
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    Tuesdays, January 16 - February 20, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 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.       
    • January 17, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • February 21, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    Wednesdays, January 17 - February 21, 2018

    12:30 - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $135

     

    Join instructor Dale Evans for this six-week beginning watercolor course. This course is appropriate for those with some experience painting on their own, as well as those who are completely new to watercolor. 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. 
    • January 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • February 21, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
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    Wednesdays, January 17 - February 21, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $155

     

    Join instructor Erin Furimsky 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.  

        
    • January 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • February 22, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
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    Thursdays, January 18 - February 22, 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.  

        
    • January 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 3
    Register

         




    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Fee: $75

    *Lunch Included

     

    Join instructor Mandy Roeing for this five hour pastel painting workshop which will accommodate all experience levels.

    Class will begin with basic information about pastels, how to work with them, and a paint-a-long still life demo. (Advanced students will have the option of a more complex still life.)

    Students will then move on to create a landscape painting from reference photos, which can be brought to class or chosen from the instructor's stash. All materials are provided.


    *Please select a sandwich option during the registration process. Choices are: vegetarian, turkey or ham.     


    • February 01, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • February 28, 2018
    • 4:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 2
    Register
                
                  

    February 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: $8 per 12.5 pound bag. 

    Participants will be required to sign an open studio contract. This includes a safety waiver and a list of studio rules. 



        
    • February 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • February 26, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist




    Mondays, February 5 - February 26, 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.

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

    March 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: $8 per 12.5 pound bag. 

    Participants will be required to sign an open studio contract. This includes a safety waiver and a list of studio rules. 



        
    • March 20, 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • April 24, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 5
    Register



    Tuesdays, March 20 - April 24, 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.       
    • March 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • April 25, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist
                
             

    Wednesdays, March 21 - April 25, 2018

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    Fee: $155

     

    Join instructor Erin Furimsky 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.  

        
    • March 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • April 26, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 8
    Register



    Thursdays, March 22 - April 26, 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. 
    • March 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • April 26, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 0
    Join waitlist
                
             

    Thursdays, March 22 - April 26, 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.  

        
    • April 03, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • April 28, 2018
    • 3:45 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St. Bloomington IL 61701
    • 3
    Register
                
                  

    April 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: $8 per 12.5 pound bag. 

    Participants will be required to sign an open studio contract. This includes a safety waiver and a list of studio rules. 



        

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