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Open House at McKinney Center

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet faculty, tour the building and get a discount on classes on August 10, 10am – 2pm at the McKinney Center during their Fall Open House and class demonstrations.

Attendees will have the opportunity to do hands on activities such as working with clay, print making, dancing, guitar, etc.  Faculty who teach at the McKinney Center will be present to demonstrate what you will learn from art classes.

There is also an Early Bird discount of $10 off each class you register for between now and August 10.  After August 10, the McKinney Center still offers a family or multi-class discount.  The first class is regular price and each additional class is $10 off.

Scholarships are also available for students Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Through a simple application process each child in the family can receive a class tuition free.  The scholarship also covers all supplies for the class.  Scholarship recipients and their families are asked to then volunteer 10 hours during the semester.

Adults can earn 50% off classes if they volunteer throughout the year 20 hours or more.

The catalog is full of choices for kids, teens, and adults this semester. For example, for the youngest students ages 18 months to 4 years old, there is Sensory Art for Children designed to introduce young children to art processes, materials, and creative exploration.

Kids in grades Kindergarten through sixth can take Art Adventures or Creative Construction taught by Donna Bird.  These art classes are fun and experimental sessions where kids make and take-home paintings, drawings, and sculptures and also learn the foundations of art such perspective and shadowing.  There are also age appropriate classes in clay, dance, Guitar, drama, writing, and film.  New classes for children include Shadow Puppet Theater, Home School Story Collecting, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Flute.

Do you have a creative teen on your hands?  There are plenty of options at the McKinney Center for this age group.  The Basics of Drawing, Mixed Media, or Anime Art Club are perfect for that teen who loves to draw and doodle but needs clear instruction and guidance. Teens have the choice of taking ceramic classes and painting classes such as Adventures in Watercolor, Basics of Oil Painting or Plein Air Painting.  There are also teen options for Mosaics, Film, Writing, Ballroom, Jazz, Guitar, Bucket Drumming, and Flute.  Workshop and one day classes are also available for teens such as Alcohol Ink Art, Paper Composition, Pottery, Zentangle, and Glass Fusion.

Adults classes are also available this semester with a wide variety of options.  Hand-Building with Clay and the Potter’s Wheel are all classes that immerse your hands in clay!  There are sessions for beginners and more advanced students.  Drawing and Painting are very popular with adult students whether you are a beginner or experienced.  There are several beginner and basic drawing classes for adults such as Basics of Drawing and Mixed Media Drawing. If painting is your interest artist and long-time teacher Sharon Squibb is teaching Adventures in Watercolor and Basics of Oil Painting.  Ginny Walls is also teaching a daytime Watercolor class for adults and Plein Air will be instructed by Allison Parker.  Beverly Jenkins is back this semester teaching two Mosaic classes and Jules Corriere will be leading a Writers Group. Adults can choose from several music and dance options this semester including, Bucket Drumming, Guitar, Flute, Ballet, Ballroom, and Jazz.

This semester’s workshops include, alcohol Ink Art, making a Clay Toad House, Pottery Glazing Techniques, 2D Paper Composition, Zentangle, Clay Jack-O-Lantern, and several Glass Fusion options.

Early registration secures a spot in class as well as a $10 discount through August 10.  Individual class costs vary.  A Fall Open House will be held at the McKinney Center on August 10 from 10am – 2pm. This will be an opportunity for the public to see what the fall classes have to offer. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations.  The last day to register for classes is August 17.

The McKinney Center is open to the public Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.  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 – Friday 8am – 5pm, to pick up a catalog.  For additional information contact the McKinney Center at theresah@jonesboroughtn.org or call 423.753.0562.


August 10, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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McKinney Center


McKinney Center
103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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(423) 753-0562

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