Art Classes, Workshops, and Events

Thanks for visiting our art class listings page! Please note the skill level and age listings for each class.

Skill Level

Just for Fun–Just what it says, this class is just for fun! No experience required or needed.

Art Exploration–This class is meant to give the participants an art experience, but may or may not be based in learning a new skill. Learning still happens in this class, but giving the participant an exposure to art is the main focus. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome.

Skills Based–This class is designed to teach a new skill, introduce or gain more confidence in a new medium, or learn about an artist or a new style of art. Beginners who want to learn are welcome and encouraged! Non-beginners who want to increase skill and expand their knowledge will find value in this class.

Art Package

Some of our classes are attended through purchasing an art package, which is similar to a punch card. To attend these classes, please purchase an Art Package and make a reservation online. Art Package classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year. Art Packages may be shared among siblings in the same age group. Classes expire May 29, 2020. Art Package FAQs

Art Classes or Camps

These classes are not drop-in and are not available on the Art Package. When you purchase an art class or art camp, you are purchasing a spot in that class each day the class is offered.

January

Painting Landscapes

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | January 8-29

Skill Level: Skill Building

Mountains and valleys and everything in between is what we will be painting in this class! Each week we will be doing a guided painting session with either watercolors or acrylics and students will take home a new landscape each week.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

paint containers, Art Classes at The MAC Meridian

Pop Up

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | January 8-29

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Whoever said art had to be flat and 2-dimensional? Does your child build thing? using paint, clay, beads, cardboard, and more, we will create 3-D art that will be sure to impress.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

February

Leaves and Branches

 Age 10+ | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | February 3, 10, 17, 24

Skill Level: Skill Building

$80

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Did you know the most popular type of painting is the landscape? In this class we will be using acrylic paint during a guided painting session to create our own wonderful landscapes based on trees and forests. Students will finish a painting each week.

Tweet! Tweet!

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | February 4, 11, 18, 25

Skill Level: Skill Building

Everyone loves birds, and in this class that is what every art project is about! Each week we will be using a variety of media to bring new birds to life.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Where am I?

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | February 4, 11, 18, 25

Skill Level: Skill Building

Do all the people you draw float in the air? Do all the rooms and cities you draw look a little unrealistic? Well this class can help! Each week we will be learning a different way to breathe life into the backgrounds of our drawings.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

children with dinosaur masks

Dinosaurs

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | February 5, 12, 19, 26

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? In this class we will be using markers, paint, glitter, and paper to create art projects based on everyone’s favorite big guys.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Drawing Real Life

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | February 5, 12, 19, 26

Skill Level: Skill Building

The things around us are sometimes the hardest things to draw. In this class we’ll be learning new drawing techniques to learn to draw things as ordinary as tennis shoes to more complicated things like dinosaur toys.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Myths and Legends

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | February 5, 12, 19, 26

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Do you love dragons, unicorns, mermaids, fairies, and krakens? In this class we’ll be using everyday items like markers, paint, and crayons to make our own magical creatures. Required: Bring your imagination!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Art Basics

 Age 6-10 | Thursdays 4:30-5:30 | February 6, 13, 20, 27

Skill Level: Skills Based

$60

You must know the rules before you can break them. That’s something every artist knows. In this class we will be learning the principles and concepts of art and when it’s okay to break all the rules to create a piece of art that is totally unique.

clay animal figures

Animal Sculpture

 Age 6-10 | Thursdays 5:45-7:00 | February 20 and 27

Skill Level: Skills Based

$45

Please register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Bunnies, foxes, llamas–which one is your favorite? This class is all about re-creating some of our favorite animals using polymer clay. Learn some new sculpting techniques as well as basic armature formation.

Special Event! Family Valentine’s Day Painting

 Age 4-9 + adult | Thursday 6:00-7:30 | February 13

Skill Level: Just for fun!

$30–includes 1 child and 1 adult

Valentine’s Day is coming up and who do we love more than our families? In this Thursday afternoon session, come with your child and create a beautiful painting that says, “I love you!”

March

Abstract Painting

 Age 9-13 | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | March 2-16

Skill Level: Skills Building

$60

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Using acrylic paints, learn to create a piece of abstract art starting with the basics of color theory, line, and shape. This class is super fun and a great place for students to start who are new to painting.

silhouette of a giraffe and tree

Let’s Go on Safari

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | March 3-17

Skill Level: Skills Building

Lions, tigers, giraffes, oh my! Kids will have an opportunity to experiment with different art media each week to create their own wonderful safari animals.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Japanese paper doll craft for children

Fine China

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | March 3-17

Skill Level: Skills Building

China is a place that’s full of unique colors, painting techniques, and a totally new way of doing art. In this class we’ll be exploring Chinese brush techniques, using watercolors to explore Chinese art. And we will do it all while having fun.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

outer space art project children

Blast Off!

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | March 4-18

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Blast off! In this class we’ll be exploring deep space with aliens, shooting stars, and new planets using markers, watercolor paint, collage, and colored pencils.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Star Wars Painting

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | March 4-18

Skill Level: Art Exploration

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was ART! In this class we will be doing a guided painting session with acrylic paint. Each week students will take home a painting that highlights everybody’s favorite series–Star Wars!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Watercolor Animals

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | March 4-18

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Children and animals go together, and animals that roar and tweet are always a favorite. In this fun class, students will be taught how to give their animals life and character.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Watercolor Spring Scenes

 Age 9-13 | Thursday and Friday 4:30-6:00 | March 5-6

Skill Level: Skills Based

$40

Spring has sprung at The MAC! In this class we’ll be using step-by-step guided watercolor painting to explore all the wonderful colors and plants that spring has to offer.

Paper Marbling

 Age 8-12 | Thursdays 4:30-6:00 | March 12-19

Skill Level: Art Exploration

$30

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Students will take a crash course in paper marbling. Using our secret ingredients, kids will have a blast learning how to marble paper in beautiful colors. Students will then make a fun art project with the marbled paper.

April

multi media bee painting

Mixed Media

 Age 10+ | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | April 6-27

Skill Level: Skills Based

$80

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Paint isn’t the only thing we can use to make a masterpiece. In this class we’ll be combining classic materials like paint and pastels with more unusual ones like bubble wrap and newspaper to create unique and wonderful creations.

watercolor flower painting

Spring Has Sprung

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | April 7-28

Skill Level: Skills Based

Students will have fun using all kinds of supplies to make new and interesting art projects based on the wonderful colors and plants in Spring.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

watercolor painting of city silhouette

Watercolors 101

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | April 7-28

Skill Level: Skills Based

Watercolors can be some of the trickiest paints to work with. Come to class and learn some of the tricks of the trade to make your art projects look as real as life.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

girl drawing

Learning to Draw

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | April 8-29

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Everyone wants to learn to draw, but how do we get started? In this class we’ll be concentrating on helping students improve their drawing skills by going back to basics and learning some new skills.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Visual Trickery

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | April 8-29

Skill Level: Skills Based

Practice drawings and creating paintings that trick the eyes and bend the mind. In this class we’ll be studying various artists that mastered optical illusions and we’ll be creating some of our own unique works.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Advanced Doodling

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | April 8-29

Skill Level: Skills Based

Doodling is something we all do, but did you know that your doodling can help your drawing skills? In this class we’ll be making works of art based on the little drawings we do in the margins of our notebooks

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Dinosaur Sculpture

 Age 6-10 | Thursdays 4:30-6:00 | April 9 and 16

Skill Level: Skills Based

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Brontosaurus or Triceratops—which one is your favorite? This class is all about the big guys and we are going to re-create our favorite dinosaurs using polymer clay.

Tea Time

 Age 4-7 | Thursday 4:30-6:30 | April 23

Skill Level: Skills Based

$30

Let’s have a tea party! This spring at the MAC we’re going to have a tea party with our dolls. Come dressed in your favorite outfit and bring your favorite doll. We’ll be having tea time snacks, juice instead of tea, doing a doll art project, and playing some fun games.

paper flowers

I Love Flowers!

 Age 6-10 | Thursdays 4:30-6:30 | April 30

Skill Level: Just for Fun!

$30

We love flowers. You love flowers. Who doesn’t love flowers? In this class we’ll be using tissue paper, acrylics, and markers to create a 3-D bouquet and a flowerpot to take them home in!

May

Watercolor Landscapes

 Age 11+ | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | May 4-18

Skill Level: Skills Based

$60

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Learn how to use watercolors correctly! In this class we’ll be using watercolor paint during a guided painting session to create our own wonderful landscapes. Students will finish a painting each week.

The Last Jedi

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | May 5-26

Skill Level: Skills Based

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was ART! In this class we will be using acrylic paints and watercolors to create a new art project each week based on everybody’s favorite series—Star Wars!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Sketchbook Skills

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | May 5-26

Skill Level: Skills Based

Lots of people know how to draw, but few know how to get started. In this class we’ll be learning different exercises and principles that professional artists use every day. Bring a 9×12 inch sketchbook

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Butterfly Wings and Beetle Shells

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | May 6-27

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Do you love you butterflies, beetles, ladybugs, and ants? Well this class has them all! In this class we’ll be using markers, paint, and crayons to create our very own favorite bugs

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

watercolor fish

Sea Breeze

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | May 6-27

Skill Level: Skills Based

During this class we’ll be learning about watercolors and how to use them to create a unique watercolor painting based on some of our favorite parts of the ocean. From beaches to deep sea creatures to ocean sunsets and everything in between!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Sharpie drawing of Van Gogh's Starry Night

Go Van Gogh!

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | May 6-27

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world and in this class, we’re going to be exploring the principles and techniques that made his work so famous. And we’ll be using those techniques to make our own pieces of art and learn a little bit about the artist along the way.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

painted skateboard

Paint Your Own Skateboard Deck

 Age 10+ | Thursdays 4:30-6:00 | May 7-21

$100

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class

Did you know skateboard decks can be used for more than just skating? They can also be made into works of art! In this class students will be using principles of design to create and paint their own custom skateboard decks. Add the hardware yourself and put it to use or hang it on the wall for everyone to admire!