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McKinney Center Spring Open House
January 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jonesborough’s McKinney Center to hold Open House for Spring classes
The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts has announced their spring schedule of classes of experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for all upcoming classes. A Spring Open House will be held at the McKinney Center on January 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This will be an opportunity for the public to see what the spring classes have to offer. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations. The Early Bird discount for classes, which is $15 off each class will end that day as well. Individual class costs vary. Registration will run through January 24, for most classes. Students can register online at mckinneycenter.com.
Art, music, drama, crafts, and dance will be offered this spring for students of all ages. For children, the program offers instruction for young artists who are ready to explore the world of art. Students receive an introduction to art skills where activities and projects are organized to develop the understanding and experimentation with a wide variety of media, techniques, and processes. For older elementary aged students, courses are taught to build their skills as artists including drawing and painting skills that will be taken to the next level. Classes in drama, film, music, and dance are also available for this age range including Art Adventures, Creative Construction, Homeschool Art, Sensory Art for Toddlers, Kids N Clay, Young Potters, Let’s Make a TV Show, Anime, Mosaics, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adventures in Drawing, Bucket Drums, Flute, and Guitar.
Director Theresa Hammons states, “There is something for everyone here at the McKinney Center. Most of our classes are for beginners. But one of the great things about our offerings is that the class sizes are small, usually no more than 8 – 10 students. So, if you are more or less skilled, the instructor has time to work with you one on one.” Offerings for older students and adults include a wide range of courses in pottery, painting, drawing, paper art, jewelry, mosaics, writing, dance, music, and various workshops.
A few new class options for spring include: Pottery Basics – Daytime Class, Children’s Beginner Mosaic, Clay Buddies, Mixed Media Drawing: Explore Line & Color, and Mosaic Wall Art-Flower Panel. Several workshops are being offered including Zentangle, Glass Fusion workshops, Bowl Throwing, Ceramic Tray Decorating, Clay Canister Decoration and Design, Bird House Decorating and Design, Clay Garden Art, Fairy Garden Cottages, Sea Glass Framed Art, Paper Quilt, Mosaic Pendant, and Watercolor Painting Party.
Save money and register early. Early registration secures a spot in class as well as a $15 discount through January 18. Individual class costs vary. A Spring Open House will be held at the McKinney Center on January 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This will be an opportunity for the public to see what the spring classes have to offer. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations. The last day to register for classes is January 25 by 5 p.m. Scholarships are available for students, Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students or parents can fill out applications online at mckinneycenter.com or email the Director, Theresa Hammons for more information.
The McKinney Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Staff encourage all visitors to be at home at the McKinney Center; take a class, participate in an exhibition, come to a lecture, volunteer your time, attend a workshop, or set up an easel on the grounds and paint. Please check the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School Facebook page throughout the year for information about our exciting programs and events.
Full descriptions of class offerings can be found online at www.mckinneycenter.com or by stopping by the McKinney Center, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., to pick up a catalog. For additional information contact McKinney Center Director, Theresa Hammons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.753.0562.