FREE Classes for NEW Students

Thanks to a grant from Manatee Cares, ArtCenter Manatee is pleased to offer programs to help you reduce stress, isolation, and boredom brought on by COVID. We’ll provide you with a safe, creative environment where you can interact with others and destress for a few hours a week. The arts have been proven to facilitate the healing process and we have selected these classes to help you learn and have fun while you destress.

  • All classes are FREE.
  • Supplies are included (you will need to bring your own yoga mat).
  • Registration is limited to Manatee County residents NEW to ACM.
  • No experience needed.
  • Seating is limited so register now by calling 941-746-2862.
  • Masks are required-no exceptions.

Jewelry Making with Wendy Thurlow 1 Seat Remaining!
Thursdays 6:00-9:00
October 8, 15, 22, 29
Learn the basic skills needed to make your own jewelry such as soldering, sawing, and forming metal. You’ll have fun as you create your own works of wearable art! Closed toe shoes required for safety. Limited to 9 students.

Learn the Potter’s Wheel with Seth Barendse FULL!
Fridays 1:00-4:00
October 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
Learn how to center, pull walls, and give shape to your pots. You’ll also learn how to trim and glaze. Limited to 6 students.

Yoga in the Gallery with Sarah Boler
Mondays 5:30-6:30
Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9
Give yourself the rejuvenating and relaxing gift of yoga. All poses are designed to increase your strength, balance and flexibility. Plus, it gives your nervous system a boost! If you have never tried yoga or have a regular practice this class is for you in the beautiful gallery atmosphere. Bring your own mat. Limited to 9 students.

Make Glass Beads with a Torch with Liana Martin
Saturdays 9:00-12:00
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
Learn about safety, lampworking equipment, glass properties, bead making techniques and annealing. Students will learn to make beads of various shapes; how to use shaping, raking and poking tools; surface decoration; pulling stringers; basic encasing, frit work and making twisties. Limited to 9 students.