Adult Programs

Adult Winter Classes | 2024 Brochure

01/08/2024 - 03/20/2024
36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

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ENTIRE SESSION FREE! Relaxing into Writing with Mimi Cross

(class limit: 12)

LOCATION: MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER – 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

January 11 – March 14 | Thursdays: 9:30 am – 10:45 am (10 classes) 

Would you like to reduce stress?  Do you want to grow your creativity?  If so, this 75 minute class taught by published author and certified yoga instructor, Mimi Cross, is for you!

AND as our special way of thanking you for your support, we’re offering the ENTIRE WINTER SESSION of this AMAZING class for FREE!

We begin Relaxing into Writing with a centering warm up consisting of gentle stretches and attention to breath, followed by a guided 15 to 20-minute deep relaxation meditation. In this state of relaxation and body awareness, we learn how to sense blocks within the body through a technique called scanning. After the body scan, we transition from relaxing to writing, with the intention of transforming blocks into stories.If you write, or want to write, learning how tension, tightness, and holding in your body can translate into this special type of treasure will support you.  

When time allows, participants will be invited to share their writing, however, sharing is not required!

Materials needed: 1 full size 8×10 or 8×11 notebook. A favorite pen or pencil. 

Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a blanket or cushion.

No previous experience with meditation or creative writing necessary!

10 CLASSES: FREE! (a $220 value!)*

*class limit: 12

Yoga with Mimi Cross

LOCATION: MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER – 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

January 13 – March 16 I Saturdays: 8:30 am – 9:30 am (10 classes)

This gentle but stimulating Yoga class will allow individuals of all levels and fitness experiences to engage in the practice of Yoga. Yoga is an ancient form of full body exercise that focuses on core strength, balance, control, and breath. Exercises can be modified for injuries and all bodies. No previous experience required. Please bring a mat.

Mimi, a 200+ hour certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, is an author, songwriter, and Arts educator as well as the creator of Body of Writing, a practice that adds an additional dimension to the traditional mind-body-spirit discipline of yoga: story. She’s been teaching people of all ages yoga and music since 2001, both privately and in various studios in the Two River region of Monmouth County. To learn more, please visit

10 CLASSES: Members: $150, Non-members: $170


January 13 – March 16 I Saturdays: 8:30 am – 9:55 am (10 classes)

Mimi’s excellent weekly class PLUS an additional guided deep meditation and relaxation period.

10 CLASSES: Members: $225, Non-members: $250


MAC DANCE ACADEMY with Andrea Wachholtz

MOVE with Ballet 

a ballet inspired workout class

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm | January 8 – March 18 (No class January 15 OR February 19)
NEW! Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm | January 10 – March 20 (No class January 17 OR February 21) 

9 CLASSES: Members: $135, Non-members: $155

Combining her extensive classical ballet training and professional teaching experience, Andrea
brings us a class filled with detailed and comprehensive movement. Let’s MOVE with Ballet is designed to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility. This class will also help decrease stress, improve your mood and your sleep. The class will be taught in a mixed level format. Focusing on classical ballet, exercises will also be taken from Pilates, Barre and Yoga bringing together this creative class. The main goal of this class is to help every student individually within the group to feel good inside and out! Beginners are welcomed and advanced students will be challenged. Click here for Uniform Requirements.


Adult Masters Fine Art Program

with  Elizabeth Schettini Sowell, Master Fine Artist

LOCATION: MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER – 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

This Winter, students of all ages can immerse themselves in a special program taught by Master Artist, Elizabeth Schettini Sowell. The program is designed to take students through the fundamentals of drawing, sculpture, printmaking and painting in such a way that they will graduate the program with the solid foundation needed to be successful at making art, both personally and professionally. The life-changing class will guide students in a progression of skills, building a solid foundation for all art with strong technical skills. Students will draw from life and from their imagination while they progress to Intermediate Drawing then Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting as they develop and hone art skills while learning the language of art.

Artist Salon Open Sessions

SESSION 1 – January 6, 13, 20, 27 | Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm | 4 SESSIONS: $160

SESSION 2 – February 3, 10, 17, 24 | Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm | 4 SESSIONS: $160

SESSION 3 – March 4, 11, 18, 25 | Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm | 4 SESSIONS: $160

SESSION 4 – April 8, 15, 22, 29 | aturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm | 4 SESSIONS: $160

Participate with other artists in a 3 hour art working session dedicated to your artwork in any Visual Fine-Art Medium. You will be welcome in a space made just for art-making and have an opportunity to choose from two different life set-ups (every week) from which to create work. This is a semi-informal work session where instructioal help is available if needed.

Self-Critique and Group Critique are both available, as is portfolio building. Beginners will be supplied with a materials list to start off on Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting.

Give yourself the gift of time… Bring your materials, brushes, etc. and use our easels and tables to make your work. If you choose, a monthly challenge will be presented to inspire you to create.

The work sessions will be administered by Master Artist Elizabeth Sowell-Zak.

Master Arts Skills for Teens and Adults | Ages 15+

SESSION 1 – January 8, 22, 29 | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 3 CLASSES: $170

SESSION 2 – February 5, 12, 26 | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 3 CLASSES: $170

SESSION 3 – March 4, 11, 18, 25 | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 4 CLASSES: $225

SESSION 4 – April 8, 15, 29 | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 4 CLASSES: $225

A great class for students who are serious about their art and want to develop their skills and advance. Led by Master Artist, and former college Professor, Elizabeth Schettini Sowell. Students begin at their personal level and with individualized guidance and attention learn and perfect the foundational building blocks of art to create work they are proud of. Students will use different media, learn the technique of group and self-critique to build a strong portfolio.

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