Arts & Cultures Workshops

Upcoming Workshops and Events

"Playing with Alcohol Ink" - Alcohol Inks with JoAnn Shelby

Saturday, January 21, 12-4 PM
$40 Registration Fee, Includes Supplies.
Register by calling 906-228-6027 or emailing

Participants will learn basic techniques of alcohol-based inks. They will receive a kit with samples of three suitable ink surfaces, information sheet, bookmark blanks and clear bookmark sleeve. All additional materials are provided. Inks have wonderful qualities similar to watercolor but retain brilliance and luminosity of color. There is no need to have previous drawing or painting experience to enjoy creating with inks. Even experienced artist will enjoy this new medium. The instructor for this class is JoAnn Deuel Shelby of Snow Queen Studio. She is a professional artist with many decades of experience. JoAnn uses alcohol ink as a fine art medium, exhibiting in regional exhibits, galleries, with awards in several international competitions

Just Looking - Portraiture with Mehreen (Lali) Khalid

Every Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
January 25-March 1
$65 Registration Fee
To register call (906) 228-0472

This six-week workshop is a combination of presentations, shooting assignments and critiques. The class will focus on basic principles of portraiture in contemporary photography. Work will be displayed at MACC after the completion of the workshop. Participants need to bring their own cameras and any other materials necessary for their own photography needs

Watercolors with Carl Mayer

Tuesday, January 24, 1-4:30 p.m.

$35 Registration Fee. Students must bring their own supplies and sign up prior to class by calling 906-226-8834.

Little Art Lab

January 12-February 22
Thursdays 2:30-3:30PM
Ages 4-8
Cost – Pay what you are able, donations for supplies welcome
Pre-registeration appreciated. Contact Beth at 906-250-1996 for more information.
Where kids can enjoy the process of making awesome art!

Intermediate Tai Chi in the Gallery with Marc Weinrick R.Ac

(Beginners) Fridays, 10-11:30 p.m.
(Intermediate) Mondays 7-8:30 p.m.
$50 per month Registration Fee.
To register call 906-228-0472.

No experience required for Beginners class. Previous, moderate experience in Tai Chi of any style is required for Intermediate.

Learn traditional Yang Family Tai Chi. Including martial applications, Chi Gong, Daoist Yoga, and east asian philosophy. Improve strength, balance, mental clarity, and self confidence.

All classes take place at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites local artists, community art organizations, and nonprofits to utilize space at the art center to host workshops, meetings and events as a part of the Creative Community Series. From now until October of this year, room rental fees will be significantly reduced as a result of a grant the center was awarded from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The MACC offers a great location, with accommodations for various arts and culture events, with many hours of availability, affordable rates and other benefits. The MACC has previously hosted classes in many creative disciplines, including illustration, watercolor painting, wood burning, tai chi, movement and music, ceramics, acting, and clothing design.

We are now accepting rental applications for any and all artistic courses.  Rental information is available on the City of Marquette website, or at our offices, located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Potential instructors are welcome to submit Rental Applications for workshops at any time. 

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email

Marquette Arts & Culture Center
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0472
Fax 906.228.0479
Art Center Hours:
Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue: 10am-9pm
Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed