Arts & Cultures Workshops

Watercolor Workshops Offered

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be hosting two watercolor workshops by nationally acclaimed painter Carl Mayer on Saturday, Sept. 13th and Saturday, Oct. 4th. Classes will be held at the arts center, located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques with Carl Mayer

Saturday, September 13, 10 to 4pm

Creative Fall Color with Carl Mayer

Saturday, October 4, 10 to 4pm

Both classes are intended for intermediate to advanced students and the cost is $40. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email

Art Quilts for Beginners with Judy Parlato 

Mondays, October 6-November 10 at 1-3 pm  $60 registration fee, $5 for supplies  Learn how to quilt! No experience or machine required. Materials will be provided. Students should bring their own machine if available. Projects and challenges in each class. 

Basic Linoleum Block Print with Kayo Miwa 

Wednesday, October 22 at 5:30-8:30 pm  $30 registration fee, supplies included  Make single-block autumn leaf designs to learn the basics of block printing. A timely project that creates handmade Halloween and Thanksgiving cards or any décor.  Kayo Miwa was born and raised in Ogaki, Japan and moved to the United States to study Art and Design. Miwa’s passion for printmaking began when she started to create greeting cards for distant family and friends. 

Linoleum Block Print and Simple Book Binding with Kayo Miwa 

Wednesday, January 14 at 5:30-8:30 pm  $30 registration fee, supplies included  2015 is the year of the Sheep. Each student will make a block print image of a sheep to be exchanged with other students to make a collective basic book form. 

Basics of Reduction Block Print with Kayo Miwa 

Saturday, February 7 at 1-4 pm  $30 registration fee, supplies included  Students will make a one of a kind Valentine’s Day card with a linoleum block print. Students will learn how to create a multi-colored block print image with one block print. 

Japanese Tradition & Art for Children with  Tomoko Inoue 

Wednesdays, November 5-December 17 at  4:30-5:30 pm  $75 registration fee (including a field trip to  Temaki & Tea on December 17)  Children are naturally curious. Encourage that curiosity with this Japanese Cultural class  designed for children. In this six-week series, children will learn basic Japanese words, how to eat with chopsticks, how to write their name in Japanese calligraphy, how to create beautiful shapes using origami, learn Japanese children’s songs and get to taste Japanese food. The class will be taught by Tomoko Inoue who is originally from Kiryu, Japan. This class is intended for children 2nd - 6th grade. 

Musikgarten with with Corinne Rockow 

Fridays, September 5-December 12  Holiday break until Friday, January 9  $7 registration fee  Musikgarten helps children nurture their love for music, and develop skills by playing in many ways; singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical  instruments, creative movement and storytelling. Ages 2-6. 

Senior Acting with Jeff Spencer 

Saturdays, October 4-25 at 2-4 pm  This class, for seniors only, will teach the  beginning techniques of acting by using the body as an instrument of portraying emotion, improvising games, breathing techniques, and scene acting. This class has been made possible by the Reynolds Foundation and the Senior Center. 

Intermediate Senior Acting with Jeff Spencer 

Saturdays, November 1-22 at 2-4 pm  Intended for seniors who participated in last terms acting class, or for seniors with previous acting experience. This free class has been made possible by the Reynolds Foundation and the Senior Center.  Senior Ballroom Dancing with Marge Sklar  First and third Wednesday 1-2 pm  Free for seniors.  October 1 and 15  November 5 and 19  December 3 and 17 

Senior Art Social 

Second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm  Taking place after monthly tours, join fellow  seniors for informative demonstration and lecture by a local or regional artist. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity for discussion and a question and answer section. 

Gallery Tours 

Second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm  Arts and Culture Manger, Tiina Harris will guide guests on a free tour of both the  SmallWorks and the Main Gallery. All Ages!

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