Do you have a child that is interested in art, music, dance, or film? Are you interested an art form and don’t know where to begin? Join the McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts on January 13, 10am – 2pm for their annual Spring Expo.
The Expo is a way parents and students can meet our talented faculty and learn more about our classes.”
– McKinney Center Director, Theresa Hammons.
The annual Spring Expo provides a great opportunity to learn about the dozens of classes and workshops offered at the McKinney Center. Each faculty member will be set up at a table in the auditorium with information and examples of the classes they will be teaching this spring. Many of the instructors will be doing demonstrations, including clay, watercolor, bucket drums, guitar, and more.
Hammons continues, “The expo is a great way for potential students to learn more about the classes they are interested in, get to know the instructors, and test the waters. We hope that by coming to the Expo that you’ll meet our staff, tour the building, and feel at home here at the McKinney.”
The last day to register for spring classes will be January 20, but registering as early as possible is highly encouraged as classes are filling up quickly. “We pride ourselves in having small classes so that each student receives personal attention. Over the past year we’ve seen a huge increase in enrollment. It’s a great problem to have, but some of our classes are already full. So it’s important to register early,” states Hammons.
Records show that since the fall of 2014, the student enrollment has increased by 170% and that Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts has provided arts education to nearly 1,000 individuals over the past three years.
New to this season’s selections are: Let’s Make a TV Show: History Mysteries (Grades 3-6), Homeschool Beginning Guitar (Grades 5-9), Introduction to Art Journaling (Adults 18 and older).
Popular classes returning this season include: Kids N Clay (Grades 1 – 3), Young Potters (Grades 4 – 6), Hand-Building with Clay (Adult), Functional Pottery 101 (Adult), Art Adventures (Grades K-2), Creative Construction (Grades 3 – 6), Homeschool Art-Time (Grades K- 5), The Potter’s Wheel Series (Grades 7 – Adult), Studio Art (Grades 9 – Adult), Watercolors (Adult), Charcoal Portraits Grades 9 – Adult), Adventures in Drawing (Grades 9 – Adult), Bucket Drums (Grades 5 – Adult), and Hip Hop (Grades K – Adult).
In addition, the McKinney Center is also offering ten different one-day workshops in which participants create a work of art in one session. These include glass fusion, beading, glaze workshops, paper art, Zen Tangle, and T-Shirt Rug making.
This spring promises to be an exciting, artful adventure at the McKinney Center. Most classes begin the week of January 29. Registration may be completed at the McKinney Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by mailing the registration form to The McKinney Center at 103 Franklin Avenue, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
The Spring Expo will be held at the McKinney Center on Saturday, January 13, 10am – 2pm. Light refreshments will be served. The annual McKinney Center Spring Expo is free and open to the public.