MAC Center for the Arts offering FREE workshops for youth

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport is presenting a new series called ARTQUEST.

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These are five free workshops for youth beginning March 28 through May 9.

Registration begins March 1 and is required as space is limited. Applications are available at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street.

March 28 – 10 -11:30 am – Tie Dye T-Shirt with Sharpies Workshop with Nancy Nash:

Create a totally unique t-shirt, using sharpie markers. Yes, you can actually color a cool design on a T-shirt and turn it into your own unique tie-dye shirt. Make it for yourself or as a great gift! Don’t have an idea of what to design? No worries… when you arrive, there will be several examples of possible designs to get you started. You’ll leave with a unique t-shirt, and the skills to make more! Bring your own favorite tee shirt or tank top if you wish….. just make sure it’s white and cotton! No tee-shirt, no worries MAC will supply it upon request. Ages: 9-14; Class Size: 8. March 20 deadline for registration.

April 18 – 10 am-12 pm – Soap in a Sweater Craft Workshop with Pam Ladds:

Learn how to make a “sweater” for a bar of soap! Great gift. Felted soap is a bar of soap wrapped in wool. The soap lasts longer, is less slippery, and the exfoliating wool can replace a washcloth in the shower or tub. Pretty and Fun! Ages: 5-17 (Children under 10 should be joined by a parent/guardian. Class Size: Limit 8; Registration by April 9.

April 25 – 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Theatre Workshop with Lynn Leimer and Judy Castonguay:

MAC’s ACT 1 (Academy for Children in Theatre) presents Broadway in a Nanosecond – Annie Workshop. Participants will learn a brief history of the Broadway musical and then learn songs, dance, and acting from the Musical “ANNIE” with a presentation for friends and family at 11:30. Ages: 5-10; Class Size: Limit 8; Registration by April 18.

MAY 2 – 10 am-12 pm – Kids Having Fun Writing Poems with Jerry Johnson:

Making use of proven methods, poet and writer Jerry Johnson will inspire and teach children to write their own poems. Pads and pens provided. Ages: 7-10;Class Size: Limit 8; Registration by April 25.

May 9 – 10-11:30 am – Drum Clinic with Terry Difazio:

Instructions on drum kit types, cymbals, sticks, hardware etc. followed by a discussion/Q&A segment; a drum demonstration using various beats and riffs. Rehearsal sticks provided. Ages: 9-17; Class size: Limit 8
Location: NEK TV – 374 West Main Street Newport VT 05855 NEK TV phone for day of the clinic only- (802) 334-0264; Registration by May 2.

A waiting list is available if a class is fully booked.

For more information www.maccenterforthearts.com or 802 334-1966

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