Homeschool Programs / Winter

MAC provides homeschool educational experiences through a combination of discussion and hands-on work in our galleries and studios. All programs focus on the elements of art and design, teach art vocabulary, and utilize critical thinking skills. *Sessions marked will be conducted entirely in studio.

Appropriate for children ages 6 – 10
Single Program: $10 MAC Members / $15 Public
Advance registration required: call 860.536.7601 x209
2nd Tuesdays, 1pm – 3 pm

Book-making with Annette Womack

Students learn a basic method of book making which includes stitching and folding.  The galleries will serve as inspiration for their design
December 9

The Artist’s Toolbox with Kristen Thornton

Students will enjoy a full two hour-class in the studio, exploring color theory and composition with a variety of media.
January 13*

My Space with Lisa Adams

Children will create images of their home or personal space using collage, construction materials and paint. Artworks from MAC’s “Home” themed exhibition will be used for discussing concepts about what makes a home.
February 10

Portraiture with Kristen Thornton

Learn to appreciate the many different ways artists see people in our Young at Art exhibition of children ages 0 to 18. Create a large-scale self-portrait in the studios
March 10

Earth-Day Art with Hilary Opperman

Children discuss sustainability as it is related to art and then create upcycled sculptures using colorful and everyday objects: an empty soda bottle becomes a fish, lion, bird, or another creature from the animal kingdom.
April 14*

Movement in Art with Christine Poland & Lisa Adams

Students examine how artwork conveys movement, exploring MAC galleries with a dancer as their guide. Then they create a painting based on movement.
May 12


Halloween Mask-Making

Want to march in the Mystic Halloween Parade and need a last-minute costume? Drop in to our studios before the parade to make a mask. If you’re already in costume, make a spooky decoration instead. Parade starts promptly at 6pm from our parking lot. In conjunction with the Ocean Community YMCA Halloween Parade.
Friday, October 31, 5pm – 5:45pm
FREE, all ages

Open Studio

Spend some creative time with your family. No reservations necessary, and no instruction. We provide the space and basic materials.
No open studios on 9/1, 10/13, 12/1. Mondays, 1pm – 4pm
$3 fee per person; Free for members with their own supplies

Downtown Mystic Stroll

Stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Mystic, listen to the carolers and see Santa. Buy your unique gift from our Holiday Fine Art exhibition and Artisan Gift Sale.
Tuesday, December 9, 5pm – 8pm