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  • ART BUGS (April) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.

    Tues., April 16
    6-7 pm

    April Showers
    Fee: $12
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • ART BUGS (May) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.

    Tues., May 7
    6-7 pm

    Mother’s Day Gifts 

    Fee: $12
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • OIL PASTELS Ages 9+

    Explore space with oil pastels by creating some out of this world art.
    Thursday, April 25
    5:30-7:30 pm

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Laura

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  • NO PAINT BRUSHES ALLOWED Ages 5+

    We will explore different ways of painting in this class with objects like forks and combs, hands and fingers. Get ready for some messy fun!

    Saturday, May 4
    2-4 pm

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Laura

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  • PRINTMAKING PALOOZA Ages 8+, 6-7 with adult helper

    Learn the techniques and tools of printmaking. Design your own art and print it on paper. Plus, a visit to the Print Gallery!

    Saturday, May 11
    10 am-Noon

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • WHIMSICAL CHAIRS Ages 13+

    Each student will create a design for an uniquely styled chair provided by the Museum. Paint it, bling it, or add a variety of materials to create texture— unlock your creativity when creating a new piece of furniture for your home or office.
    Saturday, April 27, 9 am-Noon
    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • CLAY CLASS: LEARNING TO THROW Ages 16+

    Learn how to center on the potter’s wheel and make a variety of pottery forms. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Thursdays, May 16-June 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm

    Fee: $75
    Instructor: Bill Mateer

    To be added to the waitlist please send your contact information to jmbohl@masoncity.net

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  • STAINED GLASS Ages 18+

    This challenging class will teach you to pattern, cut, glaze, solder, and weatherproof a beautiful clear or stained glass window. Must have upper body and hand strength.

    Tues., April 2, Thurs., April 4, Tues., April 9, & Thurs., April 11 from 5:30-8 pm
    AND Sat., April 13 from 12-4 pm
    Please plan to attend all dates.

    Instructor: Pamela
    Fee: $150

    To be added to the waitlist please send your contact information to jmbohl@masoncity.net

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    Art Market Jury Fee

    $15 FEE.
    For those to prefer to pay the $15 jury fee separately.

    You will still be responsible for the $75 entry fee, however the $75 entry fee will be reimbursed if you are not accepted into the market.

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  • 8/8/24 Rental

    Rental Fee: $275
    Salsbury Room Facility Rental: $150;
    Museum Business Membership: $75;
    Refundable Damage Deposit: $50

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  • BEGINNING CHIP CARVING Ages 21+

    No woodcarving experience is required. Tools are provided for this simple method of carving. A great hobby with amazing results! The classes take you from start to finish on your own carving. Instructor has over 15 years’ experience. Take it again for more practice and a new design if you have taken the class in the past. Must have hand strength and dexterity.

    Thursdays, October 19 & 26, November 2 & 9, 5:30-7:30 pm; and Sat. November 4, 9 am-Noon

    Fee: $60
    Instructor: Laura

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  • CLAY CLASS: LEARNING TO THROW (B) Ages 13-Adult

    Learn how to center on the potter’s wheel and make a variety of pottery forms. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm
    Session B: Oct. 26—Dec. 14
    (skips Nov. 23)

    Fee: $85
    Instructor: Randy Reid

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  • MACRAME  Ages 13+

    Macramé is a crafting technique that uses several knots to form the basic shape of the piece. We’ll show you how to do these basic knots to get you started on beautiful macramé work. These projects make great holiday gifts.

    Tuesday, December 5
    5:30-7:30 pm

    Fee: $32
    Instructor: Pamela

     

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  • CLAY CLASS: Learning to Throw – MORNING Ages 16+

    Learn how to center on the potter’s wheel and make a variety of pottery forms. All skill levels welcome. Clay & tools are an additional charge.

    Tuesdays, January 9-March 5 (skip Feb. 27)
    NEW DATES: January 16-March 12 (skip Feb. 27)
    from 9:30-Noon

    Fee: $85
    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

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  • CLAY CLASS: HANDBUILDING—MORNING Ages 16+

    Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Tuesdays, March 19-April 23, 9:30—noon

    Fee: $85
    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

    To be added to the waitlist please send your contact information to jmbohl@masoncity.net

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  • CLAY CLASS: LEARNING TO THROW (B) Ages 14-Adult

    Learn how to center on the potter’s wheel and make a variety of pottery forms. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm
    Session B: Mar. 21-May 9

    Instructor: Randy Reid
    Fee: $85

    To be added to the waitlist please send your contact information to jmbohl@masoncity.net

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  • CLAY CLASS: HANDBUILDING Ages 16+

    Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.

    Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm
    Jan. 9-Feb. 13
    NEW DATES: January 16-Feb. 20

    Fee: $85
    Instructor: Peggy Cornick

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  • VINTAGE JEWELRY MONOGRAM Ages 13+

    Go back to the 1970’s to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind collage from donated, vintage jewelry. Choose a letter at time of registration or you can choose from a butterfly, heart, tree or make your own. You are welcome to bring any of your own collected jewelry for a personal touch, but it is not required.
    Saturday, January 27
    1-4 pm

    Fee: $35
    Instructor: Laura

    If you plan on making a letter – please let us know which letter in the checkout notes so we can have a template ready for you on class day.

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  • ACRYLIC PAINTING – LANDSCAPE Ages 13+

    Follow along step by step to create a beautiful landscape painting on canvas.
    Saturday, February 24, 1-4 pm
    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Laura

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  • ART BUGS (Oct.) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.


    Sat., Oct. 21, 3—4 pm Boo! (LA)

    Fee: $12 per class

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  • ART BUGS (Nov.) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.


    Tues., Nov. 7, 6—7 pm Giving Thanks (PJ)

    Fee: $12 per class

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  • ART BUGS (Dec.) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.


    Thurs., Dec. 14, 6—7 pm Gifts by Me (LA)

    Fee: $12 per class

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  • WATERCOLOR PUMPKINS Ages 9-18

    Learn fun watercolor techniques with liquid watercolors and paint a fall pumpkin.

    Sat., November 18, 1-4 pm

    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Laura

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  • SANTA’S HELPERS Ages 5+

    ‘Tis the season of gift giving… and gift making! Be a busy elf preparing for the holidays by creating hand-made and personalized art projects to place under the tree.

    Sat., December 16, 2-4 pm

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Laura

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  • WINTER BREAK FUN DAY Ages 5+

    Come to the museum for a morning of creating, painting, gluing, and drawing to relieve some of that Winter Break boredom. Enjoy your time off from school with colorful and creative crafts. Dress for a mess. Snack provided.

    Thurs., December 28, 9 am—Noon

    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • ENCAUSTIC/BEES WAX ART Ages 13+

    Be part of an exciting encaustic painting experience. Learn to manipulate the wax and incorporate other materials and color to your design. This unique medium will have you buzzing. All supplies are included.
    Saturday, March 16, 9 am-Noon
    Fee: $35
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • WATERCOLOR FLOWERS FOR BEGINNERS Ages 13+

    Learn wet on wet and wet on dry techniques with liquid watercolors. The class will go step by step so beginners are very welcome.
    Saturday, April 6
    12:30-4 pm

    Fee: $30
    Instructor: Laura

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  • WINTER-THEMED PAINTING CLASS FOR KIDS! Ages 6+

    In this class kids will be learning step-by-step how to paint their own masterpiece with acrylic paint!
    Saturday, January 20
    10 am-noon

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • COLOR PENCIL DRAWINGS Ages 8+

    In this class, students will be guided to explore the techniques of sketching, shading and blending while drawing with colored pencils. Basic color theory will be introduced.

    Tuesday, February 27
    5:30-7:30 pm

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • SPRING BREAK MINI CAMP Ages 5+

    Come to the museum for two mornings of designing, painting, gluing, and drawing with Springtime Creations theme projects. Enjoy your time off from school with colorful and creative crafts. Dress for a mess. Snack provided.

    Tuesday-Wednesday, March 12-13
    8 am—Noon

    Fee: $45
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • PROCESS ART Ages 5+

    Process art is about exploring creativity during the making of art and less about the finished product. Have fun in the process.
    Thursday, March 28
    5:30-7:30 pm

    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Laura

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  • ART BUGS (Jan.) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.

    Sat., January 6
    10-11 am

    Frozen 

    Fee: $12
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • ART BUGS (Feb.) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.

    Sat., February 3
    10-11 am

    Be My Valentine
    Fee: $12
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • ART BUGS (Sept.)Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.

    Sat., Sept. 16, 10-11 am Mini Masters (PJ)

    Fee: $12 per class

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  • ART BUGS (March) Ages 2-4 with adult caregiver

    An art class for the smallest of artists – explore a variety of mediums. Children must be accompanied by caregiver.

    Tues., March 26
    6-7 pm

    Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs 

    Fee: $12
    Instructor: Pamela

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  • FAMILY CLASS: HOLIDAY GNOMES

    These cute Holiday gnomes are easy to make and look wonderful on display! Get the family together for a great time. Each person attending will create a gnome. Attendees should be ages 5+. You do not need a child to attend, duos can be adults!

    Sat., November 25, 1-4 pm

    Fee: $30 per pair, $15 for each additional person
    Instructor: Pamela

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    Art Market $75 Entry Fee
    – for non-MacNider Shop Artists

    $75 FEE for non-shop artists who have been accepted into the MacNider Outdoor Art Market and have already paid the $15 jury fee but not the $75 entry fee.

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    Art Market Application Fee – for late entries after April 1

    $105 FEE. Includes a $15 jury fee and $90 entry fee.

    Please contact Lindsay at lthompson@masoncity.net for the current acceptance status. If the market lineup is already considered full you may be added to a waitlist.

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    Art Market Application Fee
    – for Active MacNider Shop Artists

    $75 FEE.
    Are you a current Museum Shop artist? If yes, then this option is for you!

    The $15 jury fee is waived for all active Museum Shop Artists. Your submitted images will still be judged. The $75 entry fee will be reimbursed if you are not accepted into the market.

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  • Artoberfest Ticket – $50

    Artoberfest is Friday, Oct. 13, starting at 6 pm at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (303 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa). Everyone attending must be age 21 or older.

    Tickets can be picked up at the Museum during regular business hours or claimed at will call at the Artoberfest events. Your preference can be indicated in the order notes. We will contact you if no instruction is given.

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  • 3-DAY WIZARD CAMP Ages 9+

    Explore the world of Harry Potter! Get sorted into houses and explore different classes like Wandlore, Potions, and Care of Magical Creatures. If you’ve attended before, return as a Prefect for new projects. Daily snack provided.

    Please rank your house choices when registering!

    July 12-14 (Wed.-Fri.)
    8 am—noon daily

    Fee: $70
    Instructor: Laura

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