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March Workshops at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Spring has sprung here at Cornerstone Center for the Arts! Cornerstone is offering multiple one-time workshops and events to keep you busy during the month of March. Upcoming workshops and events include Monthly Dance Club, Pints & Paints at The Fickle Peach, Kids & Paints, Coffee & Paints, The Art of Getting Crafty at Guardian Brewing Co., Cornerstone at Books & Brews, Chick Lit: Mapping the Lives of Inspiring Female Authors, Bad Art Night at Cornerstone, Auditioning for Kids, and Princess Tea Party.

Monthly Dance Club is a monthly social dance event at Cornerstone. Each event begins with an hour of dance instruction in swing, ballroom, salsa, or tango dancing led by instructor David Fennig followed by a few hours of open dancing. The next Monthly Dance Club is Saturday, March 3 from 7-10:30 p.m. and is $12 per person or $7 for students, no pre-registration is necessary for this event.

Pints & Paints is a unique painting experience held at The Fickle Peach in Downtown Muncie. Attendees enjoy two hours of creating a unique featured painting at each workshop. The workshop is for ages 21 and up and includes one drink in the $25 registration fee. The next Pints & Paints will be on March 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The next Coffee & Paints will be on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to students in the 4th grade through adults. Attendees who are experienced artists or are completely new to painting will enjoy creating in this relaxed atmosphere. Registration is $25 per person.

Kids & Paints is a painting workshop designed especially for children ages 7 and up. Adults are welcome to join and paint alongside their children as well; this class is all about having fun. This workshop is on Saturday, March 10, from 1-2 p.m. and registration is $15 per person.

The Art of Getting Crafty at Guardian Brewing Co. will be on Tuesday, March 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. This unique workshop bridges the line between crafting and fine art with all supplies and instruction provided. The workshop will be at Guardian Brewing Co. located at Madjax Muncie and registration is $20, which includes one drink and supplies to make the craft. Registration is open to ages 21 and up.

Cornerstone at Books & Brews is an all new workshop which will feature a different class sampling from Cornerstone each month. The March 15 workshop will explore Upcycled Jewelry by creating paper beads. Participants will create their own beads and combine them into a one of a kind bracelet, necklace, or earrings. The registration fee of $20 includes the cost of supplies, instruction, and one drink. This workshop will take place at Books & Brews on March 15 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Chick Lit: Mapping the Lives of Inspiring Female Authors is a presentation that will feature maps about the important places in the lives of some of the world’s most inspiring female authors, including Louisa May Alcott, J.K. Rowling, Maya Angelou, Muncie’s own Emily Kimbrough and many others. This presentation will feature custom maps created by the Ball State University Libraries GIS Research Map Collection. This presentation is free and open for the public on March 20 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Bad Art Night will be at Cornerstone on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. This collaboration between Cornerstone and Muncie Public Library encourages attendees to raid through a collection of arts and crafts supplies to make art with very low expectations. Guests are awarded for their tacky, terrible, and creepy art with various prizes. The event is open to ages 18 and up and is free to attend with a suggested $5 donation to help with costs.

The Auditioning Workshop for students ages 5-13 that are interested in mastering their auditioning skills. Students will build their confidence on the stage through this workshop and learn how to prepare themselves for a potential future audition. Participation is just $15 per child for the workshop on Saturday, March 24 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Calling all Princesses between the ages 4-12, a Princess Tea Party is coming to Cornerstone on Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for just $15. This workshop is a fun interactive event where attendees will focus on the creation of a one of a kind princess accessory. This month each princess will create her own fairy inspired apron. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite gown.

For more information about upcoming workshops, classes, private lessons, and events visit cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503.