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October Workshops at Cornerstone

Fall is here and it’s time to fill you’re days with indoor activities. Cornerstone Center for the Arts will offer various activities during the month of October including one-time workshops and camps. Upcoming workshops include Monthly Dance ClubInspired by the MastersFall Break Arts CampBad Art Night at Maring-Hunt Library, Coffee & PaintsPints & Paints at The Fickle Peach, and Dance/Technology Workshop for Kids.

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, October 6 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and is $12 per person or $7 for students, no pre-registration is necessary for this event.

Inspired by the Masters is a brand new workshop at Cornerstone. Learn to paint like a famous artist in this series of workshops featuring a lesson in information about the featured artist, the style they paint in, the history of that style, and the artist’s impact. The instructor will also lead students in creating their own painting inspired by the artist! The first Inspired by the Masters workshop will be on Saturday, October 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. and is just $25 to attend. October’s featured artist is Piet Mondrian.

Bad Art Night will be at Maring-Hunt Library on Thursday, October 11 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 their very own disasterpiece. Guests are awarded for their tacky, terrible, and creepy art with various prizes. The event is free to attend with a suggested $5 donation to help with costs.

The next Coffee & Paints workshop will be on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 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. October’s featured painting is a fall pumpkin.

Pints & Paints is a unique painting experience held at The Fickle Peach in Downtown Muncie. Attendees will enjoy two hours creating the 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 October 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The featured painting for October is an autumnal scarecrow.

Cornerstone has collaborated with PlySpace to present a series of free dance/technology workshops this fall. The first of the series will be Dance/Technology Workshop for Kids on Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. led by PlySpace resident artist Linda Ryan. Attendees will try out a variety of gadgets and systems and learn some dance steps to use with them. No dance experience is necessary. This workshop is free and open to children ages five and up.

In addition to these one-time workshops, Cornerstone’s Fall Break Arts Camp will take place October 8, 9, and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Children ages six to 14 will enjoy three days of instruction in dance, theatre, martial arts, dance, and visual arts! Camp is just $100 per child or $75 per child when registering siblings.

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