Arts & Cultures Workshops

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Photo Transfer Workshop with Mehreen (Lali) Khalid

November 16 and 23, 6-8 p.m. each day
$50 Registration Fee.
This two-day intensive workshop will explore different methods of photo-transfers. You will use a variety of materials and transfer on wood, ceramic tile, paper, canvas, glass etc. Each student will pick a theme or concept and work on it for the duration of the class to develop a series of photographs, and then will transfer those photographs onto these unique mediums. Ultimately you will produce 3-5 final pieces based around a theme. The final pieces will be hung in a show at the MACC.

Supplies List:
-A couple of printed photographs (using a laser printer) onto regular
printing paper. MUST BE LASER PRINTS, NOT INKJET. The copy should be the mirror image of how you would like it to appear on the wood.
-2-3 light-colored wood pieces or panels. Make sure the wood pieces are nice and smooth. Get them the same size of your printouts. Lowes has a wide selection of wood pieces. Try and get wood that has some girth to it. Oak, poplar are good.
-Bone folder or large paddle pop stick (edge of a gift card works)
-Matte gel medium (found in acrylic paints section of the art store).
-Two different brushes (I prefer foam, can use bristle for more texture)
-Towel/old t-shirt rag
-Scrap paper & towels to protect your work surface
-Note pads

Intermediate Watercolor with Carl Mayer

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.

Little Art Lab

Thursdays 2:30-3:30PM
Ages 4-8
Cost – Pay what you are able, donations for supplies welcome
Pre-registeration appreciated. Contact Beth at 906-250-1996 for more information.
Where kids can enjoy the process of making awesome art!

The Amazing Craft of Needle Felting Instructed by Marikah Kakhova

December 10, 1-5:30 PM
Level: Beginners (all levels welcome)
Cost: $50 (materials included)
Learn tools,fibers and techniques of needle felting. Enjoy freshly brewed tea and sweets!

Intermediate Tai Chi in the Gallery with Marc Weinrick R.Ac

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.
$50 per month Registration Fee.
To register call 906-228-0472.
Experience Level - Previous, moderate experience in Tai Chi of any style.
Learn traditional Yang Family Tai Chi. Including martial applications, Chi Gong, Daoist Yoga, and east asian philosophy. Improve strength, balance, mental clarity, and self confidence.

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