Arts & Cultures Workshops

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

Current Workshops
Intermediate Watercolor with Carl Mayer
Saturday, April 23, 1-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 1-4:30 p.m.

$45 Registration Fee. Students must bring their own supplies and sign up prior to class by calling 906-226-8834.

The Portrait of Mixed Media with Kate Thompson
Two-Day Course, April 27 & 28, Meets from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days
$225 Registration Fee, $100 deposit required at time of registration
To register or for more information contact Michele Tuccini at 906-250-7364 or

This class will start with foundational aspects of portrait painting including defining the planes of the face. Sketches will include face front view, 3/4 view and profile. A charcoal value study will show how light affects the face. Templates will be available to assist your drawing if needed. Paintings will be created in a variety of mediums including acrylics, inks, wateroolors, pastels and more. Substrates can be canvas or canvas board, watercolor paper, or wood panels in an 8x10 or 11x14 size. 

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

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