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.

For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email

Linoleum Block Print and Simple Book Binding with Kayo Miwa 

Wednesday, January 14 at 5:30-8:30pm
$30 registration fee
Supplies included
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 1-4pm
$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  4:30-5:30pm
$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.

Intermediate Watercolor 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.

Intermediate Watercolor with Carl Mayer

Saturday, February 21 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 21 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.

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 6-June 9 at 1-3 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!

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