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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.

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Illustrate! For kids at MDCA

Sat Mar 11 or Sat April 8 9:30am-10:30am 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.

Mommy and Me Class

Thurs Mar 16 / Thurs Mar 23 9:00am-9:45am Instructor: Mira Fallbeck $25 MDCA members $55 MDCA non-members 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!

Adding Wildlife into Atmospheric Lake/Marsh Paintings

April 22 & 23, 2023 10:00am-3:00pm Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce $175 MDCA members $200 MDCA non-members. Make breathtaking paintings with dramatic light and color like sunset and marsh/lake scenes, then add wildlife (birds, gators, etc) and learn to Match the lighting to make it look like they were there all along! Work from supplied photos to create an atmospheric painting, then choose which critter you want to include. Make value sketches and color studies to plan how the light will wrap around the forms, and create a finished, polished painting. Work from supplied references, individual and group attention. Open to all media, demonstrations in pastel. Materials: Shawn uses Mount Vision pastels along with Rembrandt and some Senellier and Pastels Girault on Ampersand Pastelbord. All participants will get samples of materials to take home, courtesy of the manufacturers. In addition, bring two large surfaces 16x20 or 18x24 to paint on, your favorite media (oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic) a sketchbook and pencil, eraser and a washcloth or paper towels. Material provided by Ampersand.

Basic Watercolor

4 week session March 13, 20, April 10,17 Time 1:00 to 3:30pm 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. Contact the MDCA for a list of recommended supplies. You are also encouraged  to bring the supplies that you already have. Instructor: Susan Grogan $86 MDCA members $116 MDCA non-members

Exploring Watercolors - Intermediate/Advanced

4 week session March 14, 21, April 11, 25th Time 1:00 to 4pm   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 $86 MDCA members $116 MDCA non-member

Beginner Sumi-e

March 22 BAMBOO. April 12 PLUM BLOSSOMS. April 26 ORCHIDS. May 10 CHRYSANTHEMUMS. 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. Instructor: Jane Moody $45 MDCA member $75 MDCA Non-member

Glass Art

Beginner Fused Glass

April 7, 2023 9am-3pm. No experience needed. Learn the very basics of fusing with System 96. This is a great way to get your feet wet. Each student will make various projects to experiment with different techniques. You will learn about materials, equipment, and process. $250 MDCA member $280 MDCA Non-member Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Fused Glass Coral Bowl

April 14, 2023
9am-12:00pm. No experience needed. Each student will learn to cut and assemble glass for this project. $115 MDCA member. $145 MDCA Non-member Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Fused glass jewelry

April 21, 2023
9:00am-12:30pm Create hair barrettes, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more out of fused glass. No experience needed. Use of tools and all materials included. $115 MDCA member. $145 MDCA Non-member Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Mosaic Garden Stone

Future dates TBD Each student will complete a finished garden stone mosaic, learn to cut glass, learn about different adhesives, grouting and finishing. Use of tools and all materials included. No experience needed. $165 MDCA member. $195 MDCA Non-member. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Beginner Stained Glass

April 3, 2023 One day workshop 9:00-3:00 Learn the exciting craft of stained glass. Each student will learn all the basics and leave the studio with a finished project, having learned the skills to do a second project on their own! Use of tools and all materials included. $195 MDCA member. $225 MDCA Non-member. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown

Stained Glass Lamp

Four Mondays: May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2023. 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

April 20, 2023 / 9AM-3PM 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

Stained Glass Succulents

April 27 & 28, 2023 / 9AM-3PM 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


iPhone Photography

Choose Tues Mar 14/ Tues Apr 11/ Tues May 9 from 1-4PM 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 Instructor: Paul Morris MDCA

Open Studio Art Room

Tuesdays 9am-4pm This is an open studio session with no instruction. Tables for crafting and Easels available for use. Bring your own materials. $10 each session or $35 for 4 sessions
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