Adult (14+) Visual Art Classes

Class enrollments are limited to allow for distancing. Masks required and supplies are not shared

Painting With Guidance

Instructor: Robert Hubbard
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: June 2-July 7 (6 weeks)
Cost: $105
This time is designed for the student to come to class and
work on a painting technique of the students choosing. The
instructor will be present to offer different ways of achieving
an end product. Each class will begin with a critique time,
then the students will grow in knowledge and expose each
other to new ways to approach their own paintings. Students
may paint using any medium and finish as many paintings as
they can in the time allotted. Students should bring their
favorite materials. Limited supplies available for use in class.


Printmaking by Hand


Instructor: Mary Gordon McFall
Day: Tuesdays                         
Dates: Jun 8-Jul 13 (5 weeks)             
Time: 6:00-9:00pm                            
Cost: $150 
No prior experience necessary.
This class will explore monotype
and relief printmaking processes without a press. Through hands-on demonstrations, students will learn various techniques while
exploring line quality, texture, and color layering possibilities for
image-making. Play and experimentation is encouraged! Supplies
provided. Ages 14+. Min class size: 3 Max class size: 6

Intro to Metal Smithing


Instructor: Spencer Lawson                                          Days:Tuesdays                                                        
Time: 6:30-9:00pm                           
Dates: Jun 15-Jul 20 (6 sessions)
Cost: $145
No prior metals experience needed. In this introduction to
the basics of metal smithing we will learn forging, riveting,
stamping, and the proper use of metal tools. During this 6
week course we will be using copper and brass to make
name plates, brooches, pendants and small scale sculpture.
Ages 16+. Min. class size: 3 Max class size: 6

Charcoal Drawing
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: July 14-Aug 4 (4 weeks)
Cost: $75
The goal this class is to present standard qualifications
for an outstanding charcoal drawing. Each student will
complete a charcoal drawing using techniques and
equipment with the teacher presenting each. The
properties of equipment will be taught the first night as
well as planning project and the other three nights
students work on their projects. Supplies provided.

Painting for Success
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: July 27-Aug 31 (6 weeks)
Cost: $105
Painters will bring their challenges for both painter and instructor to work on together. Each painter should bring a subject that will challenge them to move forward or in a new direction with their painting. Painters may work in any medium: acrylics, oils, pastels,
watercolors, collage, etc. Each class will begin with critique. Bring your favorite materials. Limited materials available for use in class.
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Mixed media class October 2017

Robert Hubbard - Artist

Robert Hubbard taught grades K-12 in the Kansas public education system for 28 years. During this time he taught outreach classes for KSU, Washburn, Allen Count Community College, and Cloud County Community College. After retiring from teaching, he continued teaching classes at Topeka Art Guild, NOTO, and his gallery in Brookwood Shopping Center in Topeka.

Robert has given workshops in ten different states and has art works on display in all fifty states and five countries. He works primarily in acrylics, but has knowledge in many art mediums. Robert has won “Kansans Paint Kansas,” and was included in the exhibit of 150 Kansas artists for Kansas’ 150th birthday. A few other awards include the Denver International, and the Atlanta Olympic Exhibit in Acrylic Painting.  

Robert’s gentle but firm teaching style puts his students at ease and encourages creativity. He has found Manhattan to be the best place he has ever lived and enjoys getting to know as many people as possible. At MAC, Robert currently teaches adult art classes in many mediums, substitutes for our youth classes, keeps our Art Studio organized, and serves as a mentor and friend for our instructors, studio members, staff, and students.

Spencer D. Lawson - Metalsmith

From the rolling hills, valleys, and forest of Oklahoma, Spencer Lawson built up a love for wildlife and nature.  After graduating from Berryhill high school, he attended Oklahoma State University where he was introduced to the arts and metalsmithing. After a brief adventure into the world of high school teaching and graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Spencer traveled to Kansas State University to further his metals education and acquire a Master of Fine Arts in metalsmithing. There he learned new techniques and materials in metals and jewelry. Spencer then furthered his education at Penland School of Craft where he learned how to create objects out of pewter and is currently using it as the dominant metal in his organic works today. While completing his final pieces in the sculpture department, Spencer met the love of his life Sarah Lomasney. A romance started over applying ceramic shell to molds and discussing video games into the night in an aging dank studio space. They both later graduated KSU in 2010 and create art in their home studio.

Mary Gordon McFall - Printmaker

Mary Gordon was born in Weinheim, Germany, but calls the Flint Hills of Kansas home. She received her MFA with an emphasis in Printmaking & Book Arts from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and BFAs in Printmaking and Painting from Kansas State University. Crossing over between media, Mary explores her natural environment, everyday interactions and overlooked happenings through a lens of play. Mary has participated in residency programs nationally, and exhibited work nationally and internationally. She currently lives and works in Manhattan, Kansas.