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Basic Calligraphy

You see calligraphy (beautiful writing) everywhere. Envelopes, announcements, framed favorite quotes, name tags, kitchen labels, cookbooks, and invitations are just a few of the practical applications of this age old art. Enroll in our Beginner's Calligraphy class and learn a beautiful cursive writing style you will use throughout your life.

Instructor: Mick Hartsfield

Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 7

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $100 Members / $110 Non-Members

Instructor will provide materials for the first class. Students will receive a supply list for the remaining classes - approximately $10.00.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 2

 

Intermediate Calligraphy

Intermediate Calligraphy is for those who have the basic knowledge and skill level to continue their growth in calligraphic art. Five 2.5 hour sessions are tailored to individual student's needs. New font styles, layout and presentation, illumination, and practical commercial uses of calligraphy are among the topics covered.

Instructor: Mick Hartsfield

Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, and 11

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $100 Members / $110 Non-Members

Instructor will provide materials for the first class. Students will receive a supply list for the remaining classes - approximately $10.00.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistic Method and Fun 101

Learn the ropes, or in this case brushes, colors, composition and balance. Follow along as Dustin Porta paints in acrylics, colorful expressive marine life and ocean scenes or strike out on your own and create your own image with the help and guidance of a professional artist. Learn, not just how to add different elements, but why? Also learn what makes for a well balanced image, and what gives a painting that finished, professional appearance. Along the way you'll learn the tips and tricks that Dustin has picked up in his travels, share stories and have a good time.

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: September 8, 15, 22, and 29

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members (Includes $25 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: October 6, 13, 20, and 27

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members (Includes $25 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 29

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, and 24

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members (Includes $25 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 27

 

Artistic Method and Fun 102

Students will bring in examples of their favorite paintings and images. Working together, the class will plan our own painting that incorporates all the elements of these masterworks. We will talk about what makes a powerful image and how to best create it on canvas. We will identify which aspects of "great" paintings make them seem beyond our reach, and how easy it can be to bring these elements into our own work.

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: October 7, 14, 21, and 28

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members (Includes $25 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: November 4, 11, 18, and December 2

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members (Includes $25 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 28

 

Fingerpaint Like An Artist

Smear, smudge, stamp and drizzle. Get over your fear of perfection, and learn what Pollack and Picasso already knew... That sometimes creativity means making a perfect mess.

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: September 10

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members (Includes $15 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: October 8

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members (Includes $15 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 1

 

Instructor: Dustin Porta

Dates: November 12

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members (Includes $15 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 5

 

 

Beaded Jewelry Making

During each session, students will learn different techniques to design and create beautiful jewelry using fine, high-end Swarovski and Czech crystals, glass, wood, ceramic beads; natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver and pewter charms, pendants, etc. from our large selection. You will learn how to professionally finish necklaces and bracelets using various techniques to attach clasps. Students will create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets of their choice and take them home at the end of each class. All tools and supplies are provided and included in the fee.

Instructor: Shirley Cahela

Date: TBA

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 - 12:30 pm

Fees: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

(Groups / Jewelry Parties By Appointment)

 

 

 

 

Sewing Classes

Sewing Individual Classes / Lessons

Have you ever wanted to take a class in sewing, but the time just never works out? Schedule your own individual / small group class, or party, today by calling 228-818-2878.

 

Basic Sewing

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew on a button, hem your pants, or how to thread your sewing machine? Join instructors, Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines, in learning the basics of sewing. All participants will leave the session with a completed sewing project.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Classes

 

Make a Skirt

Make a complete skirt learning and using skills in choosing a pattern, choosing fabric, cutting, sewing, installing a zipper and hem. Includes learning to measure and make a measurements chart.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirement: Ages 17 and Up

Dates: September 10 and 15
Day and Time:
Thursday, Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$70 Members / $80 Non- Members (Includes a basic $10 supply fee. In addition to this, students will need to purchase their own fabric and specific supplies.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 3

 

Make a Blouse

Make a complete blouse learning and using skills in choosing a pattern, choosing fabric, cutting, sewing, making buttonholes, sewing on buttons and finishing. Includes learning to measure and make a measurements chart.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirement: Ages 17 and Up

Dates: September 17 and 22
Day and Time:
Thursday, Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$70 Members / $80 Non- Members (Includes a basic $10 supply fee. In addition to this, students will need to purchase their own fabric and specific supplies.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10

 

Make PJs

Make a complete set of pajamas (sleep pant and top) learning and using skills in choosing a pattern, choosing fabric, cutting, sewing, making casings, adding elastic and hem. Includes learning to measure and make a measurements chart.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirement: Ages 17 and Up

Dates: September 24, 29, and October 1
Day and Time:
Thursday, Tuesday,Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$100 Members / $110 Non- Members (Includes a basic $10 supply fee. In addition to this, students will need to purchase their own fabric and specific supplies. )

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 17

 

Make a Witchy Apron

Make a "witchy" apron to prepare to hand out those treats on Halloween. Choose fabric, cut, sew and "decorate" your own unique apron.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirement: Ages 14 and Up

Dates: October 15
Day and Time:
Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$55 Members / $65 Non- Members (Includes a $25 supply fee.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 8

 

Student's Choice

Take this opportunity to work with the instructors to tell them what you want to learn to make. They are open to new ideas and want to offer the opportunity for the students to become creative.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirement: Ages 14 and Up

Dates: October 22, 27, and 29
Day and Time:
Thursday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$100 Members / $110 Non- Members (Includes a basic $10 supply fee. In addition to this, students will need to purchase their own fabric and specific supplies.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15

 

Carry Your Casserole Dish Plus

Get prepared for all those holiday "bring a dish" events by making your own casserole carrier and maybe another clever kitchen amenity.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirements: Ages 17 and Up

Dates: November 3
Day and Time:
Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$55 Members / $65 Non- Members (Includes a $25 supply fee.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15

 

Get a Head Start on Homemade Christmas Gifts

As the holidays approach there are always those gifts for teachers, relatives and those crazy Secret Santas that you need a unique gift for. This series of classes will offer several ideas and construction of simple, inexpensive and useful items that make great gifts.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Age Requirement: Ages 17 and Up

Dates: November 12, 17, and 19
Day and Time:
Thursday, Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Class Fee: 
$115 Members / $125 Non- Members (Includes a basic $25 supply fee. In addition to this, students will need to purchase their own fabric and specific supplies.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5

 


 

 

 

 

Landscape Painting in Acrylics

Learn about acrylic painting from local artist Bruce Seabolt. Recognized for his beautiful coastal landscapes, his was was chosen recently for the cover of DeSoto Magazine. In this class you will learn how to paint skies, clouds, water, trees, sandbars, marshes and other landscape elements using representational realism. This class is for all levels of painters. Choose a landscape scene of your own or one can be provided. Please call the Mary C office for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class - 228-818-2878.

Instructor: Bruce Seabolt

Dates: September 3, 10, 17, and 24
Day and Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Class Fee: Member Fee $120; Non-Member Fee $130 

 

Landscape Painting in Acrylics

Learn about acrylic painting from local artist Bruce Seabolt. Recognized for his beautiful coastal landscapes, his was was chosen recently for the cover of DeSoto Magazine. In this class you will learn how to paint skies, clouds, water, trees, sandbars, marshes and other landscape elements using representational realism. This class is for all levels of painters. Choose a landscape scene of your own or one can be provided. Please call the Mary C office for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class - 228-818-2878.

Instructor: Bruce Seabolt

Dates: October 1, 8, 15, and 22
Day and Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Class Fee: Member Fee $120; Non-Member Fee $130 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 24

 

Landscape Painting in Acrylics

Learn about acrylic painting from local artist Bruce Seabolt. Recognized for his beautiful coastal landscapes, his was was chosen recently for the cover of DeSoto Magazine. In this class you will learn how to paint skies, clouds, water, trees, sandbars, marshes and other landscape elements using representational realism. This class is for all levels of painters. Choose a landscape scene of your own or one can be provided. Please call the Mary C office for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class - 228-818-2878.

Instructor: Bruce Seabolt

Dates: November 5, 12, 19, and 26
Day and Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Class Fee: Member Fee $120; Non-Member Fee $130 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 29

 

Sharon Long Watercolor Classes (Each Class is a stand alone class)

Florida watercolor artist, instructor, and publisher is coming to The Mary C. All experience levels are welcome and there is no need to know how to draw. All materials will be furnished during the class and you will have lots of subjects to pick from. Students do not paint the same subject so there is no stress in trying to keep up with the rest of the class.

Instructor: Sharon Long

Age Requirement: Age 12 and Up

Dates: September 16, 17 19, October 21, 22, 24, November 18, 19, 21

Times: Wednesday and Thursdays - 10:00 am - 11:30 am / break for lunch / 12:30 - 3:00 pm; Saturdays 12:00 pm - 4pm

Price: $65 members / $75 non-members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS

 

Oil Painting

Learn the principles of oil painting in an experimental and fun way. For those who wish to explore their creativity while painting, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate. All levels are welcome. Students will learn to harness components of painting such as the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, paint application, brush work, creating the illusion of light and depth, and creating texture, etc. During the six sessions each student whill develop their personal styles, and complete a beautiful painting. Each student can work from photos and other references such as magazine pictures or images from books. Allow Monique to provide you with valuable feedback and guidance in a structured but relaxed environment. Soon enough, you'll master the art of oils and expertly depict and creatively interpret what you observe. Materials not included, however beginner oil painting kits are available for purchase.

Instructor: Monique Moniot Greathouse

Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, and 20

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Fee: $150 Members / $160 Non-Members (Fee does not include supplies. Please call The Mary C for a Supply List)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 8

Day and Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $150 Members / $160 Non-Members (Fee does not include supplies. Please call The Mary C for a Supply List)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 8

 

 

 

 

Beginners DSLR Photography

Have you got a DSLR camera and want to take your photography to the next level, but can't seem to get out of "automatic" mode? Then join Elizabeth Gray as we explore the features of your camera and learn the basics of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. In this hands on four-week course we will learn about: Lens choice (focal lengths and how to safely change your lens); Camera modes; Workflow-what to do after you take all those photos; Aperture and how to control depth of field; Shutter speed and when to freeze action and how to imply motion; ISO and how it relates to exposure; aperture and shutter speed; White balance and colour temperature; Exposure compensation and bracketing, and when to use them; Focus settings and how to control what your camera is focusing on; Composition and how to make artistic images; Maintaining your equipment; Tripods; Purchasing new equipment - what should you buy next?

 

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Dates: September 8, 15, 22, and 29

Day & Time: Tuesday, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members

Supplies: Laptop, camera, Manual, and a Tripod (If you have one)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

 

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, and 24

Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members

Supplies: Laptop, camera, Manual, and a Tripod (If you have one)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 27

 

Intermediate DSLR Photography

The great thing about today's DSLR camera is there huge array of features. However, the not so great thing about these cameras is there huge array of features! Join Elizabeth Gray as we explore some of the hidden and more advanced features of your DSLR camera. During this course the following will be discussed: how to interpret histograms and how they relate to exposure, the difference between evaluative, center weighted and spot metering, and when to use each one, raw vs. jpeg and which is right for you, auto ISO and how to use it, auto focusing points, how many do you need, back button focusing, and other ways to help you compose images, tips for getting sharper photos.

This intermediate course is aimed at confident photographers who want to reach a higher technical and creative level. You should have a basic understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how to set them on your camera. make sure you bring your camera and manual to the class as this will be a hands-on class.

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Dates: September 22

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $30 Members / $40 Non-Members

Supplies: Laptop, Camera, Manual, and a Tripod (If you have one)

 

Lightroom 5 Demonstration

Do you have hundreds (or thousands) of digital images on your hone, computer and camera and want to know how to organize and edit them without having to become fluent in Photoshop?

Adobe's Lightroom 5 has all the enhancement and adjustment tools you need to make good photographs great. More importantly, lightroom is a full-powered, professional image-cataloguing tool that can organize and search tens of thousands of images.

In this evening demonstration, Elizabeth Gray will show you Lightroom's features and demonstrate how easy it is to edit your images so they can be printed, used in a slideshow, or published in a book.

If after this demonstration you decided that Lightroom is a program you would like to learn how to use, then join Elizabeth for her three-week hands-on course.

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Date: STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING DATES

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Supplies: None

 

 

Lightroom 5 / 6

Do you have hundreds (or thousands) of digital images on your phone, computer and camera and want to know how to organize and edit them without having to become fluent in Photoshop? Adobe's Lightroom has all the enhancement and adjustment tools you need to make good photographs great. More importantly, Lightroom is a full-powered, professional image-cataloguing tool that can organize and search tens of thousands of images.

In this four-week hands on course, Elizabeth will show you how to use Lightroom 5 / 6 to import, catalog and develop your photos. In this course we will: Learn how to import photos from your computer, memory cards and phone; Add copyright information to all your photos; Add keywords to your photos; Learn how to quickly search your photos to find a certain image; Use collections and smart collections to organize your photos; Use the develop module to adjust exposure, crop, remove dust spots, correct slanting horizons and convert images to black and white; Learn how to export your photos for e-mails, web, and printing.

 

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Dates: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1

Day & Time: Thursday, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members

Supplies: For this class, you will need to bring a laptop computer with a copy of Lightroom 5 or Lightroom 6 on it. You can download a 30 day free trial of the program at: https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/lightroom

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 3

 

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, and 19

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $130 Members / $140 Non-Members

Supplies: For this class, you will need to bring a laptop computer with a copy of Lightroom 5 on it. It is recommended that you come to the Lightroom 5 Demonstration before signing up for this class. You can download a 30 day free trial of the program at: https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/lightroom

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 3

 

Long Exposure Seminar

The term "long exposure" in photography usually refers to any exposure of more than a half a second. Long exposures allow you to sharply capture objects that are stationary, while blurring, softening or even removing anything that is moving in the frame.

The focus of this class will be techniques for shooting "really long exposures." Exposures ranging upwards of several minutes to over an hour! With these types of exposures you can achieve surreal-looking photos with streaky skies and misty waters.

During the class we will also discuss panning techniques, light painting, night photography and rear-curtain sync flash.

Age: Adult

Instructor: Elizabeth Gray

Dates: September 17

Day & Time: Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $30 Members / $40 Non-Members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 3

 
     
 

Youth Art Programs
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Kids Need More Art in Stuart welcomes you!

Art Exploration for Kids

Students will explore a range of media and learn to use them in instructor guided projects. Painting, print making, pastels and collage projects are included in this fun and inspirational class for kids. All supplies and materials are provided.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo
Dates: Monthly
Youth Member Fee: $105.00 per student per month

 

Grades 1 - 6

Dates: September Session: September 8, 15, 22, and 29

Dates: October Session: October 6, 13, 20, and 27

Dates: November Session: November 3, 10, 17, and 24

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Grades 1 - 6

Dates: September Session: September 9, 16, 23, and 30

Dates: October Session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28

Dates: November Session: November 4, 11, and 18

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Grades 1 - 6

Dates: September Session: September 3, 10, 17, and 24

Dates: October Session: October 8, 15, 22, and 29

Dates: November Session: November 5, 12, and 19

Day & Time: Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Intro to Drawing and Painting for Teens

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting! Whether you are looking to apply to a specialized art program, or just want to learn the fundamentals of drawing, this class is for you. In March the class will focus on the fundamentals of drawing from life, and in April the class will move to painting. You can take one class, or both in succession. This class is tailored for beginning teens or pre-teens who are committed to learning fundamentals.

Age Requirement: 12 and Up

 

Dates: September Session: September 3, 10, 17, and 24

Dates: October Session: October 8, 15, 22, 29

Dates: November Session: November 5, 12, and 19

Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Supplies: All supplies and materials are provided

 

Transformation Theatre

This exciting workshop is a continuation of our recent Gold Scout Project Transformation Theatre. This will be a six week long class resulting in a dramatic production that will help girls ages 11 - 14 identify and cope with issues of self-esteem, fear, and insecurities. Objectives of this class are to: encourage the students to talk openly about aspects of body confidence, challenge female stereotypes, examine how feelings can affect actions, discover how beauty is portrayed by the media, teach positive body image, learn about beauty in other cultures, practice understanding emotions, develop techniques to promote positive self-esteem, build a positive relationship with beauty, and to achieve (explore) the student's full life potential.

Final Show Synopsis: Five young ladies explore the issues of women's rights throughout the last sixty years. Transformation Theatre travels through the 1950's to modern 200's in five different scenes taking the audience on a journey through the issues of the day. The ladies show us how over time the world has changed, but these problems are relevant to today's time. Just as the actresses in the show will learn positive behavior to counter their own issues, the characters from each decade learn how to overcome.

Age Requirements: 11 - 14 Year Old Girls

Dates: STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING DATES

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Fees: $10 Class Fee

 

 

 
     

Stained Glass
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Lighthouse for Tuesday's Classes

Lighthouse for Saturday's Classes

Peacock

 

Beginning, Intermediate Stained Glass (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, and 20

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Fee: $200 Members/ $210 Non-Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15

 

Stained Glass (Beginning, Intermediate) (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: September 23, 29, October 6, 13, and 20

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $200 Members/$210 Non-Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15

 

Stained Glass (Intermediate, Advanced) (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: September 24, 30, October 7, 14, and 21

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $200 Members/$210 Non-Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16

 

Stained Glass for Teens and Adults (Beginning, Intermediate) (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

Day & Time: Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Fee: $200 Members/ $210 Non-Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee and Youth Ambassador Membership)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 19

 

Beginning, Intermediate Stained Glass (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, and 8

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Fee: $200 Members/ $210 Non-Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 3

 

Stained Glass (Beginning, Intermediate) (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, and 8

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $200 Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 3

 

Stained Glass (Intermediate, Advanced) (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2, and 8

Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $200/ $210 Non-Members (Includes $50 Supply Fee)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 4

 

Stained Glass for Teens and Adults (Beginning, Intermediate) (TBD)

Instructor: Pam Coppola

Dates: November 14, 21, 28, December 5, and 12

Day & Time: Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Fee: $200 Members/ $210 (Includes $50 Supply Fee and Youth Ambassador Membership)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7

 

 

 

Music and Performing Arts
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Introduction to Improv - Drop In Days

Have you wanted to try your hand at improvisation, but you aren't sure if you will be good at it? Or you would like to, but you don't know if you will enjoy it? Our Introduction to Improv - Drop In Days are the perfect opportunity to try out the world of improv!

These individual classes will focus on developing an appreciation for improvisational theatre. Students will learn the fundamental skills of improv which will also benefit them in other areas of theatrical performance or interpersonal communication. The students will learn several of the classic "theatre sports," made famous by shows such as Who's Line is it Anyway.

Instructor: Houston Longino - Longshot Theatre Company

Age Requirement: 18 Years and Up

Day and Time: Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Dates: (Individual Drop In Days) August 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5, and 12

Fee: $10 Per Drop In Day

 

 

Broadway Prep, Junior

Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

Age Requirement: 5 - 8

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

Dates: September 2, 9, 16, and 23

Day and Time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25

 

Broadway Prep, Junior

Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

Age Requirement: 5 - 8

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

Dates: October 6, 13, 20, and 27

Day and Time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 29

 

Broadway Prep, Junior

Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

Age Requirement: 5 - 8

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24

Day and Time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 27

 

 

Broadway Prep, Senior

Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

Age Requirement: 8 - 18

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Dates: September 1, 8, 15, and 22

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25

 

Broadway Prep, Senior

Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

Age Requirement: 8 - 18

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Dates: October 6, 13, 20, and 27

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 29

 

Broadway Prep, Senior

Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

Age Requirement: 8 - 18

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, and 24

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 27

 

 

Acting for Adults

Learn the fundamentals of acting using different techniques including Margolis and Meisner. Through entertaining activities and games, you will learn scene studies, character development, and audition preparation.

Age Requirement: Teens and Adults

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Dates: LOOK FOR UPCOMING DATES

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Fee: $75 (Includes Youth Membership)

 

Period Costuming 101

Period Costuming 101 is designed as a resource session for school theatre teachers and those in community theatre that wish to learn more about researching period costumes. This will be an overview of resources available as well as some examples of various period costumes.

Instructor: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

Date: September 12

Day and Time: Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Fee: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5

 

The Mary C Youth Symphony

2015 - 2016 Fall / Spring Session (Ages 9 - 18)

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education Youth Symphony rehearsals begin Monday, August 17th. Symphony instruments are primarily Violins, Violas, Cellos, and String Basses. Limited positions for wind instrument members are Flutes, Oboes, Bassoons, clarinets, Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, Baritone Horns, Tubas, and Percussion. The Youth Symphony rehearses on Monday's 5:00 - 6:30pm.

*Please Note: Non-members are welcome to observe our rehearsals. An audition is required for potential new members who would like to participate. Audition criteria are the D Concert Scale & Arpeggio (2 Octaves), Bb Concert Scale & Arpeggio (2 Octaves), a prepared Solo/Etude that emphasizes Style/Technique and Sight Reading. Contact The Mary C at 228-818-2878 to schedule an audition or make an appointment to observe a rehearsal.

Registration forms are available at The Mary C.

Rehearsals are on Mondays from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Fees: $150

 

Beginner Group Guitar Lessons

This class will teach the left and right hand guitar techniques. Rhythm, note reading, and finger picking patterns will be introduced. Simple and familiar melodies in the classical, folk and popular styles will be taught. Students will need to have a guitar and also purchase a book for this class.

Instructor: Katherine MacMahon

Ages: 6 and up

Dates: STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING CLASSES

Day & Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Fee: $75

 

Uke for Tot Class

This class is open from ages 4 – 6. Children will learn how to hold the ukulele along with the left and right hand techniques. Rhythm, and note reading will be introduced. Children will learn to strum along to their favorite songs. Students will need to have a ukulele and also purchase a book for this class.

Instructor: Katherine MacMahon

Ages: 4 - 6

Dates: STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING CLASSES

Day & Time: Thursdays, 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Fee: $50 per month

 

Beginner & Advanced Private Voice Lessons

Come study voice with some of the top vocal educators in Mississippi. Whether you are getting ready for auditions, or just want to improve your singing voice, these classes will help you reach your goal. Learn everything you need to know from pitch, diction, posture, audition tips and attitude in these one 30 minute classes.

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons

Fee: $80

 

Instructor: Anthony Starcher

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons

Fee: $80

 

Beginner & Advanced Private Piano Lessons

Come study piano with a premier piano educator. From the basics to the refined, there is a place for everyone in these 30 minute classes.

Instructor: Sandy Starcher

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons

Fee: $80

 

Individual Guitar Lessons

Come study guitar with a premier guitar educator. From the basics to the refined, there is a place for everyone in these 30 minute classes.

Instructor: Billy Marter

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons

Fee: $80

 

Individual Guitar Lessons

Study guitar with an experienced educator. From the basics to the refined, there is a place for everyone in these 30 minute classes.

Instructor: Katherine MacMahon

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule 30 minute lessons.

Fee: $60

 

Individual Ukulele Lessons

Study ukulele with an experienced educator. From the basics to the refined, there is a place for everyone in these 20 minute classes.

Instructor: Katherine MacMahon

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons. 20 minutes.

Fee: $40

 

Individual Spanish Lessons

Instructor: Billy Marter

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons

Fee: $80

 

Individual Japanese Lessons

Instructor: Billy Marter

Dates: Monthly

Days & Times: Call the Mary C to schedule lessons

Fee: $80

 

How to Get Home Before Midnight

How to Get Home Before Midnight will be a seminar / workshop on how to streamline your meetings. Both presiding and being an active, informed participant will be explored along with some practice making motions, discussing issues and resolving the issue. Some hands on for each participant.

Instructor: Becky Rutz

Date: September 16

Days & Times: Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $45 Members / $55 Non Members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 9

 

Instructor: Becky Rutz

Date: October 17

Days & Times: Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Fee: $45 Members / $55 Non Members

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10

 

 

Home School Classes

 

October – Art Exploration for Kids

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Students Ages 7 – 12 will learn drawing, painting, and collage in this class for beginning artists. This class is a highly popular after school program.

10:30 – 11:30 am

$75 (includes supplies)

Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, and 22

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 24

November – Acting Camp, Sr.

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

This class for 13 – 18 year olds focuses on fundamental storytelling techniques and voice and body awareness with an emphasis on fun, interactive games and progresses into character development and basic scene study. Class may also involve a musical theatre component.

10:30 – 11:30 am

$75 (includes supplies)

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, and December 3

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 29

 

February – Introduction to Drawing and Painting for Teens

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Students Ages 13 – 18 will learn the basics of drawing and painting from life in this class that focuses on the fundamentals. Perfect for beginning artists.

10:30 – 11:30 am

$75 (includes supplies)

Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 28

March – Acting Camp, Jr.

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

This class for 5 – 12 year olds focuses on fundamental storytelling techniques and voice and body awareness with an emphasis on fun, interactive games and progresses into character development and basic scene study. Class may also involve a musical theatre component.

10:30 – 11:30 am

$75 (includes supplies)

Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25

 

April – Art Exploration for Kids

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Students Ages 7 – 12 will learn drawing, painting, and collage in this class for beginning artists. This class is a highly popular after school program.

10:30 – 11:30 am

$75 (includes supplies)

Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31

May – Broadway Prep, Seniors

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

This class is for 8 – 18 year olds. Students learn dance combinations, scenes, and songs from a major Broadway show. Video and audio of Broadway casts are used as tools to acclimate the students to the world of professional theatre. The class will conclude with a showcase featuring the students work.

10:30 – 11:30 am

$75 (includes supplies)

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 28