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McKinney Center


Potters Wheel Series Level 2


with Jess Parks

Calendar Oct 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks


This intermediate level pottery class is designed to further students’ throwing skills on the potter’s wheel. In this course, students will develop more complex forms and learn new trimming techniques. Each class will have a different demonstration to show unique ways of making functional forms. Must have prior wheel experience. 

Clay Buddies


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Grades K- 2

This entry level clay class is for the youngest of elementary school age children. Each class will be project based to introduce young children to different clay working techniques. Children will learn planning and decorating techniques to complete projects. Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Zentangle- Working with Tan Tiles


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Grade 9- Adult

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Zentangle Method of Drawing

This class will be a continuation of the Zentangle Method of Drawing.  Students will explore the tan or Renaissance tiles using black and brown ink; white gel pens, and white charcoal.  Please bring your graphite pencil, black pens, etc., from the first class.  The additional new materials will be provided with class fee.

This class may transition online if the need arises.

Kids N Clay


with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Grades 2-5

In this course, students will be exposed to a basic introduction to ceramic techniques designed for elementary school aged children. This class will create fun imaginative pieces which will be a mixture of decorative and functional items.  Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Dancing Divas


with Danielle Mumpower

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 1 pm

Ages 3 - 4 Years Old

In this workshop dancers will begin their introduction to ballet! Using ballet vocabulary dancers will engage their bodies from the top of their head to the tip of the toes. Starting with a floor warm up, solo across the floor and ending with a group song/dance.  With props and interactive lessons; dancers will have fun and dip their tiny toes into the vast world of ballet. 


Crochet Bowls Workshop


with Nancy Bouffard

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 2 pm

Ages 6 to Adult

In this three-hour workshop students will build a functional vessel using fiber and single crochet stitches.  Choose from a variety of jute and yarn or bring your own materials.  Students will leave with a unique creation and ability to make this item at home.  Some crochet experience is helpful but not necessary.

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Glass Christmas Ornaments


with Karen Hitchcock

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Grades 9- Adult

Whether students are experienced in glass fusion or have never been near a glass studio, this workshop is a great opportunity to have fun with a group of people making fused glass ornaments.  Students will have an opportunity to make up to eight ornaments using sheet glass, frit, pre-fired components and more.  All materials are included and fired projects will be available two weeks after class.

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Story Time Dance


with Danielle Mumpower

Calendar Nov 7, 2020 at 10 am

Ages 5 - 7 Years Old

In this workshop dancers will be introduced to devised theatre/improv dance. Starting with a simple warm up for body awareness and creating a safe space to create then to a  quick intro of terms so we can all speak the same language in the room. Students will create a dance/story with movement based on different themes such as food, i.e. popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream etc.. All coming together in a group piece based on a popular story/nursery rhyme. Created totally by the young dancers! Devising is a wonderful way to allow dancers/little creators to use their minds, bodies, and unique perspectives to create a totally original theatre piece with movement as a fundamental way to tell their story. 

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