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Refund Policy: Registering for a class is a commitment. There are no prorations for classes missed in a series. Class Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Only Gift Certificates will be issued in lieu of approved cases.  Safety Policy: Masks may or may not be worn by students and instructors. Although social distancing will be encouraged when possible, there may be times when students and instructors will be in close proximity to each other. If you need special attention, let the instructor know.

Classes at MDCA are held upstairs. There are no elevators. If you have mobility issues, consider an art class or workshop at one of our local art studios. We support accessible art for all.

Open Studio Art Room

Looking for space to be creative? We have the room for you Mon -Fri 9am-4pm This is an open studio area with no instruction. Tables for crafting and easels are available for use. Space is shared with other artists. Bring your own materials. $10 per hr / $50 per week (Unlimited hrs 9am-4pm) / $150 per month

Try something new!

OIL Paint like Bob Ross

Sept 6 12pm-4pm Instructor: Tanya Purdy Painting Name: Mountain Oval Season 10 Episode 9 from the Joy of Painting. Learn to paint like Bob Ross by our (CRI) Certified Ross Instructor. Explore your creativity and by trying a new technique. Canvas size: 16x20 All supplies included EXCEPT paper towels. All students should bring a roll of paper towels with them. Unleash your inner artist and experience the joy of painting! $80 MDCA members $110 MDCA non-members.

Mommy and Me Class

Tuesday Sept 26

Instructor: Mira Fallbeck $25 per session day
All materials are included. Mommy and Me Art classes are a great opportunity to socialize and meet other parents with similar interests and make new friends with children of similar ages. These classes are great for bonding between you and your little one!

One Day Beginner Watercolor Paint Along Dragonfly

Tuesday September 12th, 2023 1:00pm to 3:30pm Complete this fun and whimsical painting of a dragonfly, all the while learning about color mixing, texture in your watercolor, and watercolor washes. No experience necessary. I will supply a pattern to transfer, and all other painting and paper supplies. Just bring yourself and your willingness to learn. You will take home a finished watercolor painting suitable for framing. Instructor: Susan Grogan $45 members $75 non members

Illustrate! For kids at MDCA

Future dates TBD * Instructor: Mira Fallbeck $30 MDCA members $60 MDCA non-members. Drop off the kids and enjoy your Saturday morning coffee downstairs at Foxtail coffee shop. Kids will work with acrylic paint and learn new techniques.

Basic Watercolor

6 week session Begins Monday Oct 2, 2023
Every Monday 1pm-3:30pm. No class Oct 16. This class will explore color, composition, and watercolor techniques in this beginner and intermediate watercolor class. Each session is new and different so you are encouraged to take this class as often as you wish.  We will cover all the basics as we enjoy everything watercolor has to offer. All levels are welcome. especially newcomers to the medium. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. Instructor: Susan Grogan $130 MDCA members $160 MDCA non-members

Exploring Watercolors - Int/Advanced

6 week session Begins Tuesday Oct 3, 2023 Every Tuesday 1pm-3:30pm. No class Oct 24. Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and further your painting ability. Challenge yourself with new techniques as well as sharpening your skills in basic watercolor. This class will cover value, color mixing, composition, and design. Come explore new ideas and experiences! Students must be pre-approved by the instructor.  Instructor: Susan Grogan $130 MDCA members $160 MDCA non-member

Beginner Sumi-e

Future dates TBD * Instructor: Jane Moody $45 MDCA member $75 MDCA Non-member Skill Level: Beginner The art of Sumi-e originated in China about 6000 years ago as calligraphy and led to a beautiful fluid art style emphasizing spontaneity and life in the brushwork.

Glass Art

Stained Glass Succulents

Future dates TBD * Each student will complete a beautiful glass succulent. Some experience required. Students will learn to assemble a 3-d project. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $175 MDCA Member $205 MDCA Non-member Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Stained Glass Lamp

Future dates TBD * Must have past experience or completed a beginner class to do this work shop. Each student will learn to assemble and complete a lampshade. Patterns will be available. Students will be contacted in advance before class to help pick design and glass. $195 MDCA member. $225 MDCA Non-member. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Intermediate Stained Glass

Future dates TBD * Must have experience or taken a beginner stained glass class, each student will learn to frame a project in zinc, lead on a border, reinforcement, and decorative soldering. $195 MDCA Member $225 MDCA Non-Member Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Fused Glass Plate

Future Dates TBD * No experience needed. Each student will learn to cut glass and assemble project ready for firing. $135 MDCA Member $165 MDCA Non-member Instructor: Rosemarie Brown


iPhone Photography

Future Dates TBD *Instructor Paul Morris Take great photos every time with your iPhone. This hands-on seminar will show you the features and settings for your iPhone camera. Take a photo walk in downtown Mount Dora to explore the settings and options, then head back to class to learn how to enhance and share your pictures. Given that most smartphones have amazing features that most users don't even know about, this workshop will cover the following points: Hour 1 - In class, learn about camera setup and settings, what they are for and when to use them. How to make better videos with your smartphone. Hour 2 - Photo walk, using the options we learned in class we will go outside and take a short walk shooting photos along the way. Hour 3 - back in class we will go over enhancing your photos and sharing options. $55 MDCA members $80 MDCA non-member

Open Studio Art Room

Looking for space to be creative? We have the room for you Mon -Fri 9am-4pm This is an open studio area with no instruction. Tables for crafting and easels are available for use. Space is shared with other artists. Bring your own materials. $10 per hour / $50 per week (Unlimited 9am-4pm) / $150 per month

Virtual Classes

Virtual ZOOM Classes

MDCA partners with Arts4All Florida at USF to provide support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Classes are led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors, and disability experts. ZOOM classes are offered in visual, music, dance and movement and the performing arts to students and adults of all abilities.

*PLEASE NOTE: Many classes are on HOLD for summer due to Kid’s Art Camp through August 2023. You can click on a class to send us an email if you would like to be notified when it will resume.

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