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Students at all levels are welcome. Create a narrative series of mixed media painted and collaged works in this four-session workshop. Each art work will begin with forms found in nature. How you define nature is open to each student. We will be using acrylic, patterned papers and various drawing materials. Students will be encouraged to work in “layered” compositions with mixed media materials-finding their own narrative content through color, line, shape, and various textural elements. Contemporary art history will also be a source of inspiration for this class.


Instructor: Sharon Fishel.


16 years-Adults
4 lessons @ 3 hrs, $270/$240 MCC district residents. 
6634.319           F, 5/10-5/31         1-4 p.m. 


MPA Master Workshop Series

MPA is happy to announce that we will be expanding our workshop offerings during the winter and spring semesters. New offerings may include: Painting on Fabric, Pattern in Painting, Assemblage, Visual Fitness: Engaging Creativity and Insight, Sculptural Crochet, Encaustic Painting, Relief Printmaking, Mono-printing and Wire Weaving!


For more information on dates, please visit our website, www.mpaart.org.

This class combines the information in our Babysitting Lessons class and the American Heart Association’s “CPR for Family and Friends” course. Students must attend the entire session to receive their certificates. Please bring a doll and a bag lunch to class. Instructor: Linda Lowry.

6-9 Graders
1 lesson @ 5.5 hrs, $75/$65 MCC district residents.
1422.319          Sa, 6/1          9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

This course teaches CPR and foreign body airway obstruction relief for adults, children and infants. Instructor: Linda Lowry.

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15 years-Adults
1 lesson @ 2.5 hrs, $50/$45 MCC district residents.
1424.319          W, 6/5          7-9:30 p.m.

For ages 14 and older. Technical training introduces students to many aspects of technical production, including safety issues, and is designed to assist local arts organizations with their productions. Volunteers who work in The Alden in a technical capacity are required to complete this training course, but these classes are open to anyone older than 14 years old. Participants may sign up for one or all sessions. Please wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement and closed-toe shoes with laces or Velcro, or loafers.


Please note: Participants age 16 or younger must have a parent or guardian present at the first session to sign a waiver before they can participate.


Instructor: Theatre Staff.


1 lesson @ 4 hrs, free, but preregistration is required.
Personnel Lift       3501.319          W, 6/5          7-11 p.m.
Intro                     3502.319          Tu, 6/18       7-11 p.m.
Lighting I              3503.319          Th, 6/20       7-11 p.m.
Lighting II             3504.319          Tu, 6/25       7-11 p.m.
Audio                    3505.319          Th, 6/27       7-11 p.m.

Open drawing sessions with a live model. Tuesday sessions feature short poses, while Saturday sessions feature one long pose. Save when you register for the series!
All individual drop-in sessions are $10.
16 years-Adults
8 lessons @ 2.5 hrs, $70/$65 MCC district residents.
6708.119           Tu, 6/18-8/13           7-9:30 p.m.
No lesson on 7/2.
8 lessons @ 3 hrs, $75/$70 MCC district residents.
6709.119           Sa, 6/22-8/17           4-7 p.m.
No lesson on 7/6.

Previous drawing experience recommended. Use drawing and compositional skills to envision a landscape or bring your own landscape photos for inspiration. Create miniature works no larger than 3" x 5" as quick sketches or detailed representation. Watercolor, color pencils, graphite or micron pens may be used. Please bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Caroline Hottenstein.


16 years-Adults
1 lesson @ 4.5 hrs, $100/$90 MCC district residents.
6701.119          Sa, 6/22          10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

A custom blend of cardio conditioning suitable for all levels, this class gives you traditional strength training using bodyweight and free weights, as well as balance work to improve coordination, stability and spatial awareness. Please bring aerobic shoes, light weights and a yoga mat.


Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.


8 lessons @ 55 mins, $144/$120 MCC district residents.
1501.119          M, 6/24-8/12         9:15-10:10 a.m.

Music Together®, an internationally-recognized music and movement program, engages early childhood music development for infant, toddler and preschool children and their parents and other primary caregivers through mixed-aged classes. It pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally-appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement and, it's fun! The Music Together approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music through playful activities rather than the learning of concepts or information about music. Instructor: Music Together® Staff.

Instructor Schedule
Ms. Patti Papworth - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
TBD - Friday & Saturday
Please note: Instructors may be subject to change without notification. It is not the responsibility of McLean Community Center and its instructors to make up, prorate or reimburse any missed classes due to a patron’s personal absences and/or schedule conflicts.

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8 lessons @ 45 minutes $192/$160 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Required supplemental fee: $40, make check payable to Little Steps Music, LLC. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. One supplemental fee per family. One infant, newborn to nine months old, can attend FREE with a registered sibling.


1201.119          M, 6/24-8/12          9:15-10 a.m.
1202.119          M, 6/24-8/12          10:15-11 a.m.
1203.119          M, 6/24-8/12          11:15 a.m.-noon

1204.119          Tu, 6/25-8/13          9:15-10 a.m.
1205.119          Tu, 6/25-8/13         10:15-11 a.m.
1206.119          Tu, 6/25-8/13          11:15 a.m.-noon


7 lessons @ 45 minutes $168/$140 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Required supplemental fee: $40, make check payable to Little Steps Music, LLC. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. One supplemental fee per family. One infant, newborn to nine months old, can attend FREE with a registered sibling.

1207.119          Th, 6/27-8/15          9:15-10 a.m.
1208.119          Th, 6/27-8/15          10:15-11 a.m.
1209.119          Th, 6/27-8/15          11:15 a.m.-noon
No lesson on 7/4.


1210.119          F, 6/28-8/16          9:15-10 a.m.
1211.119          F, 6/28-8/16          10:15-11 a.m.
No lesson on 7/5.

1212.119          Sa, 7/13-8/24          9:15-10 a.m.
1213.119          Sa, 7/13-8/24          10:15-11 a.m.
1214.119          Sa, 7/13-8/24          9:15-10 a.m.


Students do not need previous computer programming experience. Today most children use computers and manipulate media, but few of them know how to create the media or software they are using. This class will teach students how to create and develop computer programs (games, stories, etc.) instead of just playing with them. Students will learn computer programming concepts in a fun and interactive way. They will share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. They will have an opportunity to think creatively, communicate clearly, use technology fluently and collaborate effectively. They also will create their own computer programs to implement computer games and combine multiple topics (Science, Engineering, Teamwork).


Instructor: Stemtree Staff.

6-11 years
5 days @ 3 hrs,  $300/$250 MCC district residents.
1042.119          M-F, 6/24-6/28          1-4 p.m.

All facets of our life are affected by engineering—mechanical, civil, software—just to name a few. To be successful in the field of engineering, creative problem solving abilities are a must. Stemtree Engineering Workouts use the wonder and genius of robots to inspire students to learn engineering, apply their knowledge and skills of basic science, model construction, computer programming and problem solving to explore STEM concepts. This is both a perfect introduction to the world of robotics for younger students and an opportunity to expand the knowledge base of older students.


Instructor: Stemtree Staff.

6-11 years
5 days @ 3 hrs, $300/$250 MCC district residents.
1041.119          M-F, 6/24-6/28          9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.