MAC lays out fall slate for art education
Brush up your dance moves or tap into your artistic side through the wide range of classes being offered this fall at the McConnell Arts Center (MAC).
The third fall season at the Worthington arts center will begin Aug. 28 and will offer nearly 50 classes for children, teens and adults in dance and art.
New this year are classes in digital art, more one- to three-day workshops for people who can't commit to weekly classes and more daytime classes, said Jon Cook, director of the MAC.
The center is at 777 Evening St. in Worthington, but classes are open to everyone. About 68 percent of students come from outside the city of Worthington, most from northern Franklin County communities, Cook said.
BalletMet offers a full range of classes, and even more students are expected this year with the recent closing of the Gahanna BalletMet center.
Dancers could be as young as age 3 for a class called Come Dance with Me, for children and adults to learn movement together.
Classes for older children include Early Movers, creative movement, ballet, tap and hip-hop.
Adult classes include Zumba/yoga, tap and ballet.
Art classes are offered in ceramics, acrylics, oils, watercolors, portraits, drawing, photography and digital imaging.
Classes are for experienced artists and newcomers, Cook said.
"Our instructors are good at working them in," he said.
One popular course focuses on landscape design. It begins with a tour of a local garden and helps students design and plan for their own yards and gardens.
Art classes for children include beginners art, painting, drawing, stop-motion shorts, photography, wood-block portraits, clay and ceramics.
Classes vary greatly in price, and MAC members receive a discount.
For more information about classes or to register, go to McConnellArts.org, call 614-431-0329 or visit the MAC. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.