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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

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Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 18, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

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Mar
25
3:30 PM15:30

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


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Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

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Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 18, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Apr
1
3:30 PM15:30

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals
Mondays 1-2:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11
Agnes Varis Art Studio, Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $150  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Annie Smith


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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

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Best of Missouri Hands Professional Development Workshop
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Best of Missouri Hands Professional Development Workshop

Presented by Best of Missouri Hands

This one day workshop is geared towards artists of all mediums to help you tackle technology and take your work to the next level.

10:00 AM- Social Media/Facebook with Kim Carr

Learn Practical tips and tricks on how to use social media and websites to market you work. Discuss the benefits of social media, learn about branding and establish a marketing plan.

12:00 PM- Lunch

1:00 PM- Instagram with Marcia Menendez

Bring your devices with photos of your art and Marcia will help you get connected.

$40 for BOMH Members

$50 for non-BOMH Members which includes one year General Membership in BOMH

For More Information and to Register, go to

https://bestofmissourihands.org/portfolio/2019-bomh-spring-series-workshops/

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Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

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Our Town Production
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Our Town Production

This play will take place on the Main Stage

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is one of the most beloved, most frequently performed dramas in the history of American theatre. It offers a look at the growing up, living, loving, and dying of ordinary people in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the Twentieth Century, revealing that however much times and circumstances may change, there are certain experiences that tie all of humanity together.  But the play also thoughtfully presents deeper questions about how people relate to each other and to the universe itself, encouraging the audience to appreciate the simple beauties of the world around us and the people we love.  Timeless and touching, Our Town is more than just a play--it is an experience that entertains, enriches, and endures long after the performance has ended.

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Our Town Production
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Our Town Production

This play will take place on the Main Stage

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is one of the most beloved, most frequently performed dramas in the history of American theatre. It offers a look at the growing up, living, loving, and dying of ordinary people in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the Twentieth Century, revealing that however much times and circumstances may change, there are certain experiences that tie all of humanity together.  But the play also thoughtfully presents deeper questions about how people relate to each other and to the universe itself, encouraging the audience to appreciate the simple beauties of the world around us and the people we love.  Timeless and touching, Our Town is more than just a play--it is an experience that entertains, enriches, and endures long after the performance has ended.

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Our Town Production
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Our Town Production

This play will take place on the Main Stage

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is one of the most beloved, most frequently performed dramas in the history of American theatre. It offers a look at the growing up, living, loving, and dying of ordinary people in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the Twentieth Century, revealing that however much times and circumstances may change, there are certain experiences that tie all of humanity together.  But the play also thoughtfully presents deeper questions about how people relate to each other and to the universe itself, encouraging the audience to appreciate the simple beauties of the world around us and the people we love.  Timeless and touching, Our Town is more than just a play--it is an experience that entertains, enriches, and endures long after the performance has ended.

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Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)

Lost & Found (Repurposed Jewelry)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (4 sessions) April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC

This class will show you the art of taking ordinary things (buttons, baubles, old costume jewelry) and “Re-Jeweling” it to make something new and beautiful to wear!
Instructor: Dana Keller

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May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Learn Your Sewing Machine Workshop!

Register by Clicking Here

One Day workshop with Jane Norman!

May 18th, 2019 from 9:30-12:30! $50

14+ unless accompanied by an adult

Do you have a sewing machine sitting around waiting to be used? Are you unsure of how to use it? Then come to the Learn Your Sewing Machine Workshop! In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to thread and maintain your sewing machine, all of the parts of a sewing machine, trouble shooting, and sewing basic stitches. Students will end with the class having made a small tote bag.

You will need:

  • A Sewing Machine!

  • Thread

  • Straight Pins

  • 2 Fat Quarters

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

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Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 28, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

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Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Beading

Beading
Mondays 6:30-8 (4 sessions) March 4, 11, 28, 25 2019
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $100  supplies provided for one project per session, if you’d like to do more projects per session you may bring additional supplies or purchase at PAC
Instructor: Sandy Benn

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

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Mar
2
4:00 PM16:00

"Code Blue" Film Premier

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.ruralsurgeonsfilm.com/film-premiere

Time & Location

Mar 02, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Presser Performing Arts Center, 900 S Jefferson St, Mexico, MO 65265, USA

About The Event- From Corrado Studios

We've been working on this movie for six years and can't wait to share it with you! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support. Can't wait to see you there! This is a formal event; black tie & evening gowns are encouraged.

We will also have merchandise available before & after the screening for signing. Please feel free to pre-order items HERE and skip the lines!


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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays 6-8PM February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
Art Studio-Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost $150 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level acrylic painting class will focus on learning traditional and technical skills in painting. Class will focus on learning color theory, value, depth of field, value system, and basic painting and brush technique’s. Each student will create a beautiful landscape painting of their own on a 16 x 20“ stretch canvas.

Register Here

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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass
Monday 6-8 pm
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Age 14+ unless accompanied by an adult
Cost is $160 including materials
Taught by Vickie Barker

This beginning level stained-glass class will focus on learning how to create a pattern, cut glass, use a glass grinder, and learn basic soldering techniques. Each student will create their own beautiful small 8 x 10 inch window.

Register Here

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Western Expansion Gallery Opening
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Western Expansion Gallery Opening

MARGARET FRAZIER, WESTERN EXPANSION

Opening February 3, 2019 2-4pm

From the Artist: MARGARET FRAZIER,

A few years back, I decided to take a summer art class here at Presser Arts Center. I really enjoyed the class; so much so that I signed up for private lessons the following fall. These lessons lasted for years. I thank Vickie Barker for all she taught me. Some of the acrylic paintings in this show are from my time in those lessons. Painting and creating are therapy for me; I can relax and lose myself.

My Inspiration:

Nature’s gifts inspire many of my paintings. I love aspen and pine trees, sagebrush, wildflowers, mountains, red deserts, and the Pacific Ocean. The sound of quaking aspen leaves filling the air and pine needles whistling as the wind blows through them. The smells of the pine and sage as I breathe deep trying to catch my breath in the high altitude are all calming and peaceful.

My Background:

I grew up traveling by car to California and Oregon, so I have been fortunate to see the West up close. Some of my favorite experiences in the West are Trout fishing with my husband, Jeff, in Colorado and with my dad and sister in Wyoming. No matter if I’m hiking, skiing or driving over a pass, the mountaintops are glorious. I always feel as though I am in God’s sanctuary.

With my compass pointing west, please enjoy.

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Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Presser Tech Training

Wanted Tekkies!!!

Monday Jan  21, 2019
6:30 pm
@ Presser Arts Center

 

All of you, anyone, interested in learning the light board in the Main stage theatre, a Leprecon DMX is welcome to attend this one time training with
Jacob Lauer

Bring only yourself!
Free!
Dress Comfortably!

RSVP to Stephanie Kulas: 573-581-5592

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Jan
9
9:00 AM09:00

Daylighter's Conference

What’s so great about ART? / Daylighters Conference 2019

The Benefits of Art on the Aging Brain

Presser Arts Center

 

This conference is geared toward daylighters…

 

Daylighter; noun | day-light-er | \`dā-līt-er\

Those in our population who are available during the "daylight" hours, looking for a vibrant relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

 

 

Presser Arts Center is hosting a special 1day conference to explore the benefits of art on the aging brain and experience a sampling of the art classes available to daylighters on Wednesday, January 9th 2019(alternate weather date January 30th) from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 in advance / $7.00 at the door.

 

To open the morning, Presser Director, Lois Brace will share her experiences from the recently attended National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference on Creative Aging. Next, Presser Healing Yoga instructor, Lisa Snow, will lead the group in a sampling of her healing yoga class currently being offered at Presser. Then, speaking from first hand experience, Keynote speaker Maria Ojascastro will elaborate on the health benefits of engaging in the arts. Maria is a teaching artist for children and adults. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, studied in Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Maria has lead workshops for other educators, medical and mental health professionals, cancer survivors, and victims of trauma for the Center for Creative Arts, the Kemper Art Museum, the Cancer Support Community and other cultural, mental health, medical, and educational institutions both regionally and nationally. She has taught individuals with developmental delays, hearing impairments, significant medical conditions, dementia and learning disabilities, as well as typically developing and gifted students.

 

Following the lecture, there will be 3 mini break out classes to personally experience a few of the Daylighter classes that are currently available at Presser, including pottery, music and water color. After the mini classes there will be sharing and exchanging of ideas followed by refreshments and a time to visit in the gallery. An optional tour of our beautiful facility including the rich historical background will be offered from 1-1:30p.m. Fee for attending the conference is $5.00 in advance / $7.00 at the door. Register in person M-F 9-5, or by downloading and mailing form to Presser Arts Center.

 

 

Art’s Positive Effects

Gene Cohen, MD, PhD, director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and the first researcher to conduct a national longitudinal study on the quality of life, found that the arts have a positive effect on health and illness as we age.

 

Such activities offer a wide range of benefits, including the following:

            Helpings individuals relax

            Providing a sense of control

            Reducing depression and anxiety

            Assisting in socialization

            Encouraging playfulness and a sense of humor

            Improving cognition

            Offering sensory stimulation

            Fostering a stronger sense of identity

            Increasing self-esteem

            Nurturing spirituality

            Reducing boredom

 

Additionally, expressive art exercises constitute innovative interventions to promote self-expression and improve communication with others.  (New York Times)

 

Presser Arts Center chosen to participate in the catalyzing creative aging program

Twenty nonprofit arts education organizations have been selected to participate in the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Catalyzing Creative Aging Program, This multi-phase initiative, provided in partnership with Lifetime Arts, is designed to support the establishment of new, professionally led arts education programs for older adults that increase social engagement and mastery of one or more art forms.  Research shows that professionally led, arts education for older adults fosters positive aging.

 

Daylighters Art Program / Presser Arts Center

The Daylighters art program at Presser has been designed for our population that is available during the “daylight” hours, looking for a vibrant relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.  We are developing programs that explore this and build on this understanding.  Today, we can expect thirty more years of life than past generations – years that hold tremendous, but often untapped, potential for vitality and contribution.  As we age, our capacity for creativity increases.  We seek meaning and connection.

 

“Our mission is to inspire, entertain and education people in the arts by providing the finest venue, productions, and programs.  We also serve as a resource and gathering place for Mexico and the surrounding communities”

Mission Statement

 

Contact for registration: Stephanie Kulas / Annie Wimmer Smith

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