Arts & Cultures Workshops

Call For Instructors 2015 Workshop Series

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is seeking instructors interested in renting the art center workshops for the upcoming 2015 Winter and Spring class schedules. The MACC offers a great location, accommodations fit for an art class, many hours of availability, affordable rates and other benefits. The MACC has previously hosted classes in many creative disciplines, including illustration, watercolor painting, woodburning, gourd decorating, tai chi, voice lessons, origami, collage, movement and music, ceramics, acting, language courses and clothing design.

We are now accepting rental applications for any and all artistic courses. Rental information is available on the City of Marquette’s 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, however, in order to be considered for inclusion in our semi-annual brochure (8,000 distributed), completed rental requests are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15.

Winter 2015 Workshops

Valentine’s Day Cards with Carl Mayer

Saturday, January 24 at 10 am-4 pm
$45 registration fee
This class is intended for intermediate to advanced painters. Students will bring their own supplies.

Quilt Your Acrylic Painting with Judy Parlato

Friday, January 30 at 4-6 pm and Saturday, January 31 at 10 am-4 pm
$80 registration fee
The art quilter will have an opportunity to explore color and other elements of design during this fun and creative workshop.  Prepare for an explosion of color as we paint 3 canvasses, cut them apart and sew them together in a design that begs for free motion quilting. Don’t worry if you have not painted or quilted before. Sewing machine necessary on Saturday. You will dazzle yourself with what you can do with a little encouragement.

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. 

Intermediate Watercolor with Carl Mayer

Saturday, April 25 at 10 am-4 pm OR
Saturday, May 16 at 10 am–4 pm OR
$45 registration fee (each course)
This class is intended for intermediate to advanced painters. Students will bring their own supplies.

Quilt Your Landscape Photo with Judy Parlato

Friday, February 27 at 4-6 pm and Saturday, February 28 at 10 am-4 pm
$60 registration fee
The participant need not have any sewing experience to be able to recreate your own landscape photo on fabric.  This exercise in color and composition will amaze you and those whom you are regularly trying to amaze. A sewing machine is necessary on Saturday. Trust me on this, it is so much fun!

Beginning Art Quilting Class - Taking it to the Next Level with Judy Parlato

Tuesdays, May 5 - June 19 at 1-5 pm
$60 registration fee
Sewing machines will be available. This is the second in a series of beginning art quilting classes offered to those adventurous people willing to color outside the lines, step out of the box or wear 2 different color socks and love doing it! It is not necessary to have attended the first session. Come and have fun with us!

The Senior Art Series

Visual Arts

Senior Arts is offered on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Professional artist instruct participants in this successful program for Seniors only. Each month a new professional artist will lead the group. Non-city seniors will be asked to make a small donation of $5 per class to help cover the costs of supplies and instruction. Students must pre-register through the Senior Center at 228-0456.
February 3 - Matisse Style Acrylics with Barb Knox
February 17- Matisse Style Acrylics with Barb Knox
March 3 -  Mixed Media Painting with Martha Fotopulus
March 17 - Mixed Media Painting with Martha Fotopulus
April 7 - Drawing with Diana Magnuson
April 21 - Drawing with Diana Magnuson
May 5 - TBA
May 19 - Origami Flowers with Judy Sarosik
June 2 - Oil Painting with Bernie Park
June 16 - Oil Painting with Bernie Park
July 7 - TBA with Melissa Hronkin
July 21 - TBA with Melissa Hronkin

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.
February 10 - Martha Fotopulos
March 10 - Carl Mayer
April 14 - Judy Sarosik
May 12 - Corbin Lutz
June 9 - TBA

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!

Senior Ballroom Dancing with Marge Sklar

First and third Wednesday 1-2 pm
Free for seniors
March 4 & 18
April 15
May 6 & 20
June 3 & 17

Beginning Senior Acting with Morie Embley

Mondays, March 2-23 at 2-4 pm
Mondays, April 2-27 at 2-4 pm

This class will focus on the beginning techniques of acting by using the body as an instrument for portraying emotion, improv, breathing techniques, and scene acting. Registration required through the Senior Center at 906.228.0472

User Group Activities for the Public

MFAK Open Mic

Second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm
21 years old and younger
Music for All Kids is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement and consistent support of youth ages 5-18 through the learning, application, and instruction of music. MFAK is a self sustaining system of education and enrichment that accesses music to foster healthy youth development, regardless if the child has the means to pay.

Lake Superior Art Association Programs

Tuesday, January 20, 7 pm - John Hubbard - Textured Printing Plates
Tuesday, February 17, 7 pm - Deanna Attee - Creating Herbal Body Care Products
Tuesday, March 17, 7 pm - Carl Mayer -   Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2014 Exhibition on DVD
Tuesday, April 21, 7 pm - Expressions from the Sketchbook of Mandi Frantti

The above LSAA programs are free, call Michele for more information at (906) 250-7364

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