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The Art Studio is an after school art program that provides a creative outlet for the youth and their families of Crawford County, Pennsylvania. While at The Art Studio students will learn basic art skills while experimenting with a variety of art mediums. Students will learn about art, artist, art history, and themselves. While using the power of creativity students will improve on self-expression, confidence building, communication skills, working with other, independent skills, problem solving, patience for self and others, self-criticism, and most importantly the ability to imagine. Skills learned will follow the student into their homes and throughout their future endeavors. 

For more information or to register, contact Deb Barnhart at (814) 282-0989.

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At least three weeks during the summer, MCA provides art camps to elementary and adolescent students. These camps directly engage students in various art media as well as help build their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Students are exposed to famous artists along with different types of cultures from around the world. Camps have included drawing, painting, mosaics, collage, and weaving.


Adult Art Classes

Adult art classes are offered, including watercolor and mosaics. Instruction is geared toward the skill level of the student from beginner to advanced. Small classes allow students to receive individual attention from the instructor.

Call the MCA at (814) 336-5051 or email us at artscouncil@zoominternet.net to register. For more information, contact Nancy Apple at (814) 763 – 4406 or at pnapple76@yahoo.com.

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Tai Chi, taught to improve balance, flexibility, muscle tone, agility, and handling the stress of everyday life, is provided at every level and every age throughout the week. If you are interested in learning the martial art of Tai Chi with our instructor, Jim Hoople, call (814) 382 – 6871 for more information.

Beginner Tai Chi
Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 PM
On the second floor of the Market House
@ $25/month for MCA Members, $30/month for non-members
Click here for Jim’s resource for Beginner’s Tai Chi

Advanced Tai Chi
Class meets Thursday and Sunday evenings from 7 to 8:30 PM
$40/month for MCA members, $45/month for non-members
$25/month for teachers (for on-going instruction)