“It’s the off season. The holidays are over, and people often look for creative things to do,” MARC Director Laurie Collins said in a news release. “We build creative community in the hopes that people will learn something new and meet new friends with shared interests. I consider it community building.”
Most classes are taught by local artists or business owners, Collins said.
The winter series begins Tuesday, Jan. 7 with “The Artist’s Way,” a six-week workshop that explores creativity and the creative process. Taught by Catherine Moore, an art teacher at Grand County High School and the Moab Charter School, the class will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 7 through Feb. 11. The cost is $90.
Beginning Jan. 13 Larry Christensen, an art instructor from Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University, will offer an introductory painting class for those who want to learn about painting with oils and acrylics. The class will be held on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. through Feb. 17. The cost is $100.
Christensen will also teach an introductory class on watercolor painting. That class will be held on Thursdays, from Jan. 16 through Feb. 20. The class fee is $100.
Two workshops on the topic of health and wellness will also be offered beginning in January.
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, Sarah Finkbeiner, a certified holistic health coach, will offer “Whole Woman,” a class that offers insights in nutrition, self-care, relationships and personal empowerment. The cost for the class, which meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 21 through Feb. 18, is $65.
A workshop on herbal uses and applications will begin Wednesday, Jan. 22. Taught by Emily Stock of Sundial Medicinals, the course, which is designed for both beginning and practicing herbalists, will explore ways to use herbs in daily life and will cover a variety of subjects, including body systems, herbal extraction and preparation, the history of herbalism in western culture, ayurvedic herbalism, and traditional Chinese medicine. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. through Feb. 26, and the cost for the workshop is $110.
A wide variety of classes, including circus arts or aerial fabric and trapeze, found object sculpture making, mask making, print block making and dichroic (fused) glass jewelry, will be offered beginning in February or March.
A complete class schedule and other information about the MARC’s winter art programs for adults is available online at www.moabmarc.com or by calling 435-259-6272.