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The Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the classes for its Summer Art Youth Program. These classes will emphasize imagination and creativity through the development of artistic skills. They'll also help build confidence and critical thinking skills, and of course, they'll be fun, too! The instructors are teaching professionals and artists with diverse backgrounds in the arts. The Marco Island Shell Club will also be teaching a three-day class on Shell Art.

Instructor Jennifer Norqual has worked as a graphic designer, an art teacher and opened her own art school in Minnesota. She has a business in Tin City called Docks by Jen where she also teaches children’s art programs.  

Rebecca Ferguson is an exceptionally accomplished ceramicist and has taught classes for the Art Center’s Young Artist Academy. 

Michael Grandi is an art educator at Seacrest Country Day School, as well as a practicing artist.

The following are this year's offered classes. For full class descriptions, visit marcoislandart.org/children-summer-programs/

  • Mixed Media Art
    • Ages: 6-13
    • Dates: June 18-22 / June 25-29
    • Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $105
    • Instructor: Jennifer Norqual
  • What Can You Do with Clay
    • Ages: 7-14
    • Dates: June 25-29 / July 16-20
    • Times: 1 – 4 p.m.
    • Cost: $115
    • Instructor: Rebecca Ferguson
  • Create and Design with Anything
    • Ages: 7-13
    • Dates: July 9-13
    • Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $105
    • Instructor: Michael Grandi
  • Crazy Face
    • Ages: 7-13
    • Dates: July 16-20
    • Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $105
    • Instructor: Michael Grandi
  • Doodling 101
    • Ages: 7-13
    • Dates: July 23-27
    • Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $105
    • Instructor: Michael Grandi

The following is a special three-day workshop hosted by the Marco Island Shell Club:

  • Shell Art
    • Ages: 7-14
    • Dates: June 20, 21 and 22
    • Times: 1 – 4 p.m.
    • Cost: $70
    • Instructor: Artists from the Shell Club

To register for classes, call Marco Island Center for the Arts at 239-394-4221 or visit marcoislandart.org. Space is limited; sign up quickly.

About Marco Island Center for the Arts

Founded in 1969 by a dedicated group of artists and patrons, the nonprofit Art Center has developed into a place to gather, learn and become inspired. The program offerings include classes and workshops for adults and children. The Art Center brings a wide variety of arts to the community including visual, music, literature and special presentations. It's a showcase for local, national and international artists in many disciplines.

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