Fall Programs at
MCC on Main

The Arts

Wirework Jewelry

Make several beautiful pieces of jewelry as you learn a variety of wire wrapping and wire work techniques in this four-week course. A new skill will be introduced each week as students' progress from basic wire wrapping techniques to more advanced skills. Students should bring the following tools with them to class: chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, and side/flush wire cutters.

Instructor – Lisa Pichnarcik (www.fortiethmuse.com)
Fee: $150 (There will be a $25 materials fee collected at the first class)
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; bring your lunch for break
October 11 – November 1, 2014
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Digital Photography

Do you own a digital camera, but are not getting the quality images you want? Or; are you getting some great pictures, but don't know why? Then this four-week course is for you! All the basics of photography will be covered, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; working with depth-of-field; selecting lenses; backing-up; simple editing, cataloging, and handholding techniques, as well as the advantages of using a tripod or monopod. Students should bring their digital camera (with instruction booklet) to class, along with photos they have taken for discussion, saved as JPGs, on a flash drive. Prerequisite: Absolutely none!

Instructor: Peter Glass (www.peterglass.com)
Fee: $130
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; bring your lunch for break
November 1 – November 22, 2014
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ArtLab 101

This ten-week course is designed for adults interested in the experimentation and variation of the artistic process. This is a great exercise for students interested in artistic self-discovery or stepping out of a comfort zone. Each week a new technique and approach will be presented with a corresponding lesson on basic fundamentals. A material list will be provided. The last class will meet Friday, December 19, for critique.

Instructor: Bri Dill (www.bridill.com)
Fee: $225
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 25 – December 18, 2014 (No class on 10/2, 11/6, 11/27, & 12/4)
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Paint on Glass

Bring your own piece and learn to decorate it using paint and other materials. Vases, glasses, plates, etc., can be used. Great for gifts! Register for one workshop or both workshops.

Instructor: Bri Dill
Fee: $25 per class, (includes paint)
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; bring your lunch for break
September 27 and/or Saturday, October 4, 2014

Holiday Paint Party for Kids!

Your child will be instructed on how to create a specific painting by ArtLab's Bri Dill; All materials are provided and they will leave with their masterpiece wrapped and ready to give that someone special!

Instructor: Bri Dill
Fee: $35 per class
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
December 6 and/or December 13, 2014

Health and Wellness

Introduction to Dance

(Especially designed for music and theater majors). This class will introduce students to basic dance terminology, body alignment, and dance progressions, commonly used in professional auditions. The combination of ballet barre and classic jazz techniques will help students acquire "triple threat" status! (Age 16+)

Instructor: Emily Campanelli
Fee: $125
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
September 23 – December 2, 2014
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Introduction to Ballroom

A introductory course to the basic ballroom dance. Five couples maximum.

Instructor: TBA
Fee: $200 per couple
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
September 30 – December 9, 2014 (No class November 11)

Zumba® Fitness

Join us for a fun way to start or end your day! Zumba® Fitness is a great work out for all levels, beginner through advanced. Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Walk-ins welcome.

Instructor: Michele Colletti
Fee: $8 per class
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


This class is for all levels; new and experienced practitioners are welcome. Classes focus on developing self-awareness of body movement, strength and breathing and linking these three important aspects of health to promote general well-being. Participants are guided through poses and modifications are offered to support individual needs. Classes provide both challenge and relaxation, and everyone is always encouraged to move at their own pace. Walk-ins welcome! Bring your own mat and a water bottle.

Instructor: Teresa Maturino
Fee: $8 per class
Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
August 1 – September 24, 2014 (subsequent sessions to follow, inquire for more details)

Also Coming This Fall

Beer, Burgers and Managing Your Bucks!

Network, sample handcrafted beer, enjoy a slider and get the answers to your most challenging financial questions from local money and business experts. September's topic is debt management, check our online calendar for details on our future monthly topics.

Fee: $10 per person
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
September 10, 2014, October 8, November 12, 2014

First Sunday Jazz Series

Join us in the Dehn Gallery for lite fare and live jazz; pre-registration suggested.

Fee: $15 per person
Sundays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2014

Trivia on Main

Do you have what it takes to beat out the other competitors in this fun and lively trivia contest featuring questions in the categories of arts, entertainment, sports, business, and leisure? Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and to the team with the most points. Teams are two or more people; pre-registration suggested. Limited seating, BYOB.

Fee: $5 per person
Fridays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
October 10, November 14, and December 12, 2014

Acoustic on Main

Perform live and showcase your talent in the Dehn Gallery; microphones and sound system available. Sign-ups starts at 6:30.p.m., BYOB.

Fee: $5 cover
Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 27, 2014 (takes place the last Saturday of each month)

Become an MCC on Main Member and receive 10 percent off of classes (excluding Zumba® Fitness and yoga). To register or for more information, call 860-647-6030 or email mcolletti@manchestercc.edu

Last Update: September 16 2014
For additional information, contact Kenyon Grant.