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September Workshops at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ month of September kicks off another season of classes, with many one-time opportunities to exercise your creativity as well. September’s once-a-month workshops include Kids & Paints, Monthly Dance Club, Geography Biographies: Mapping Historic Lives, Bad Art Night at Maring-Hunt Library, Coffee & Paints, and Pints & Paints at The Fickle Peach.

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. An additional registration and registration fee is required for adults wishing to paint. No registration is needed for those who only want to observe the painting fun. This workshop is on Friday, September 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and registration is $25. Photos of featured paintings for the fall are available on Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ Facebook page.

Monthly Dance Club is a monthly social dance event at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Each event begins with an hour of dance instruction in swing, ballroom, salsa, or tango dancing led by instructor David Fennig followed by open dancing. The event is a great way to spend a Saturday evening with friends while showing off already existing dance skills or learning a new dance form. The next Monthly Dance Club is September 9 at 7 p.m. and is $12 per person or $7 for students, no pre-registration is necessary for this event.

Geography Biographies: Mapping Historic Lives will explore important places in the lives of historical figures from around the world and in local Muncie history. This presentation will feature custom maps created by the Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection. This presentation is available to ages 9th grade to adult and will be on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Colonnade Room, admission is free.

Bad Art Night will be at Maring-Hunt Library on Thursday, September 21 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.

Coffee & Paints is returning on Saturday, September 23 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, photos of featured paintings for the fall are available on Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ Facebook page.

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. Pints & Paints will be on Thursday, September 28. Photos of upcoming paintings are available on Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ Facebook page.