Arts & Cultures Workshops

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Intermediate Watercolor with Carl Mayer

Tuesday, August 30, 1-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 1-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 29, 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.

Musical Theatre Camp
August 22-26 – 1PM-4PM Performance Friday at 4-6 p.m. Sign Up
Musical Theatre camps are for students ages 8 and up ready to develop or increase skills in all areas of musical theatre. Camps are themed around specific Broadway show styles. Camp activities include learning music, staging, choreography, and rehearsal terminology. The final day will feature student collaboration in developing a musical showcase of material that is performed for family and friends at the end of camp.
Location: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at the Peter White Public Library (lower level), 217 N. Front St.

How to Register:
Online: Select camp from list above, complete registration form, and pay via paypal.
If you register online, please download our consent form. Complete the form and bring it with you to the first session. Consent forms will also be available on location for you to complete at the start of camp.

Mail: Download our registration form and mail it with your payment.

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

Dimensional Peyote Beaded Ring with Diane Kribs-Mays
Two-day Course, September 6 & 8, 6-8 p.m. both days
$35 Registration Fee, Includes Supplies.
To register call 906-228-0472.

In this two-part workshop, using peyote stitch, students will make a dimensional glass bead ring. Peyote stitch is the most popular bead stitch because it creates finely stitched beadwork that feels and acts like fabric. In order to create the fabric feel, you will be working with very small beads. If needed, bring magnifying glasses or light with magnifier and extension cord.
The registration fee includes all needed supplies - so just bring a spirit of excitement and extra light or magnification if needed and enjoy creating a piece of wearable art!

"Playing with Inks" - Alcohol Inks with JoAnn Shelby
Monday, September 19, 1-5 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.

More is MORE! with Kathleen Mooney
Three-Day Course, September 26-28, Meets from 10 AM. – 4 PM each day
$300 Registration Fee, $15 Additional Material Fee, $100 deposit required at time of registration
To register or for more information contact Michele Tuccini at 906-250-7364

“A strong composition becomes effortless with MORE components and MORE vocabulary… More IS MORE in art!” – Kathleen Mooney

Join Kathleen Mooney for three fun-filled days – accumulate stacks of acrylic and water media components with her highly productive “More is MORE” process. There are new and exciting techniques to explore –with surprisingly mundane materials and tools – always entertaining and unique!
Then learn how having MORE drives powerful compositions and designs in joyful art creation. Realistic or Abstract… having a rich vocabulary and stacks of options brings powerful and confident freedom, opportunity and experimentation to your art. Participate in lively “Art Challenges” where Kathleen Mooney transforms the worst to the best by adding MORE!
Want to see and learn MORE? Visit and YouTube.
Class fee is $300.00 per student for three days. Your additional materials fee of $15.00 covers those “surprisingly mundane” new materials and tools.

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