Arts & Cultures Workshops


Musikgarten with Corrine Rockow
Fridays at 10-11 a.m.
with exceptions, call or visit website for details, $5 a child
Promote your child’s growing independence through movement and music. With over 30 years experience and training, Rockow will lead both children and their caregivers in singing, playing instruments, storytelling and dance activities with a new theme each week. Ages 2-6.  Summer classes will be held in the green space near the Presque Isle pavilion, rain location MACC.

Becky Saves the Bees (Children’s Play) with Amber Rachel Neely
Wednesdays, May 14-June 18 at 4-5 p.m.
$10 donation
This Children’s play teaches students and audiences about the global importance of pollinators, and the epidemic Colony Collapse Disorder, CCD when the worker bees die off for no apparent reason. The performance will be held on June 20 at Presque Isle. Ages 6-18. This workshop will assign acting roles, all kids get parts!

Group Voice Lessons with June Ackroyd
Wednesdays, June 4-July 9 at 6-7:30 p.m.
$40 city resident, $45 non-city, lab fee $5
Enjoy learning the basics of singing, including relaxation, posture, breathing, support of the tone, warm-ups, range, resonance and diction. Traditional, classical, and musical theatre songs. June Ackroyd is an accomplished vocalist, with over 25 years teaching experience as a university professor. Ages 13 and up.

Handbuilding with Clay with Gene Bertram
Thursdays, June 5-July 10 at 3-5 p.m.
$50 city resident, $55 non-city, lab fee $25
Learn the basics of handbuilding and moldmaking and create a beautiful ceramic piece to take home.

Senior Dancing with April Nyquist and Don Ohman
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
No class June 18th
call 228-0456 to sign up

Senior Acting

Animal Portraits Intensive with Jason Limberg
Monday, August 11-August 13 at 10-5 p.m.
$100 city resident, $105 non-city
Using graphite pencil, students will complete a finished portrait of their favorite animal as well as learn all stages of creating a finished artwork- picking paper, choosing pencils, drawing techniques, and finishing touches. Limberg will teach students how to capture the character and spirit of your desired animal. Students will bring their own graphite pencils.

Plein Air Beginning Watercolor with Carl Mayer
Monday, July 14-July 18 at 10-4 p.m.
$150 city resident, $155 non-city
This class is intended for beginners and will be held at Presque Isle. Rain location at the MACC. Supplies will be provided, lab fee separate.

Plein Air Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor with Carl Mayer
Monday, July 28-August 1 at 10-4 p.m.
$150 city resident, $155 non-city
This class is intended for advanced painters and will be held at Presque Isle. Rain location at the MACC. Students will bring their own supplies.

Senior Arts
First and third Tuesday of each month 1-3 p.m.
Free for seniors, 228-0456 to sign up
May: Gene Bertram, Acrylics
June: Carl Mayer, Watercolor
July: Dana LaLonde, Ceramics
August: TBA

Tie Dye with Wendy Johnson
Thursday, June 26 at 2-5 p.m. OR
Thursday, August 14 at 2-5 p.m.
$5 city resident, $10 non-city
This workshop, intended for elementary to middle school aged children, will teach you the basics of tie dye. Bring your own clothes, bags, etc. Rain location MACC.

Castles and Dragons Art Class with Jake Fether
Tuesday, July 15 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
$5 a child
Design a fantasy castle and learn to draw an original dragon.  Workshop designed for elementary to middle school aged children. You will use watercolor, oil pastel, and more!

Fire Painting with Gene Bertram
Saturdays, June 14 and June 21 at 12-3 p.m.
$30 city resident, $35 non-city
With assistance from instructor, make your own unique painting with spray paint and a torch. Call for detailed supply list.

Wooden Spoon Carving with Jarrod Stone Dahl
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8-9 at 10-5 p.m.
$125, all materials provided. Limit 8 students!
Instructor is skilled with early methods of working wood, mainly the axe and knife, and practices in the techniques used prior to the industrial revolution. Must be signed up by June 18.

Open Mic in July coming soon.

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: 9am-5pm
Tues-Thur: 9am-9pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed