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    5th Annual Festival: June 5 & 6, 2015

    2015 represents a key transition point for the Machetanz Art Festival. Not only will this be the fifth anniversary of the festival, it is also the first time we will have the opportunity to make use of the new Glenn Massay Theater. The theater will offer a new venue for festival events and in the years to come is likely to add a performing arts component to our options for our Alaskan patrons of the arts.

    Once again we will have an opportunity to shamelessly exploit a now famous son of the Matanuska-Valley – nationally recognized artist Dean Larson!

    Dean Larson

    Guest Artist
    Dean Michael Larson

    4-day Workshop

    Tuesday, June 2 – Friday, June 5, 9:00 AM -4:00 PM
    “Contemporary Landscape and Figurative Painting”

    FREE Presentation – Open to the Public!

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
    at the new Glenn Massay Theatre

    A message from our Director

    MAF Logo OCT 2014Mr. Larson personally embodies much of the past history of this institution as well as some of our hopes for the future. His Father, former Alaska State Representative Ron Larson, was not only a supporter of the college but a long term adjunct. Dean’s first great teacher in art was Palmer artist Fred Machetanz, whose original work graces the lobby of the new Glenn Massay Theater. Dean Larson is also technically one of our alumni, he took his first college credits in 1975 at this campus when it was still just one building.

    We are proud of our alumni. We consider those who attend our annual summer festival to be a part of our alumni and we are grateful for your presence and support. We are also very proud of all of our professors.   Most of our festival professors are associated with our college only for the duration of our short festival, nevertheless, by being willing to participate they not only enrich and please our students but enhance the reputation of this institution. Come and take a class. Learn from the best. Be a part of a great tradition, learn a lot, and have some fun at the Matanuska-Susitna College.

    Welcome to the Fifth Annual Machetanz Art Festival.

    —Dr. Talis J. Colberg
    Matanuska-Susitna College Director

     

     

    2015 Festival Classes & Workshops

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    Spoken Word Poetry Slam Workshop for High School Students
    Instructor: Trey Josey
    Wednesday, June 3—2:00-5:00 PM
    or 
    Saturday, June 6—7:30 PM, optional performance

    Portrait Painting with Carl Abken
    Instructor: Carl Abken
    2-day workshop: Friday, June 5—9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    and Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Digital Photography Workshop – Start to Finish
    Instructor: Jim Frei
    2-day workshop: Friday, June 5—9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    and Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Invitation to Drawing
    Instructor: Tom Nixon
    2-day workshop: Friday, June 5—9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    and Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Intermediate Watercolor Painting
    Instructor: Vladimir Zhikhartsev
    2-day workshop: Friday, June 5—9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    and Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Zentangle® Basics 101 Workshop
    Instructor: Donna Jacobson
    Friday, June 5—2:00-5:00 PM -or- Saturday, June 61:15 -4:00 PM

    Hand Building – Ceramics
    Instructor: Carol Ryan-Aube
    Saturday, June 6—9:00-11:45 AM -or- 1:15-4:00 PM

    Raku Firing Workshop
    Instructor: Sandra Cook
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-11:45 AM -or- 1:15 PM-4:00 PM

    SoundLab
    Instructor: Liz Barton
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-11:45 AM -or- 1:15 PM-4:00 PM

    Paint the Northern Lights on Silk
    Instructor: Gina Murrow
    Saturday, June 6—9:00-11:45 AM

    Paint Silk Like a Pro
    Instructor: Gina Murrow
    Saturday, June 6—1:15-4:00 PM

     

    One day Featured Artist: Oil Painting – Cityscapes with Dean
    Instructor: Dean M. Larson, M.Ed.,
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Discover the Magic of Embossing- Printmaking
    Instructor: Marianne Wieland
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Mosaic House Sign
    Instructor: Karen Urroz
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Monotype Printing with a Pin Press
    Instructor: Garry Kaulitz
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Beginning Watercolor
    Instructor: Don Kolstad
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Image-Making: Dyed Eggs
    Instructor: Kay Coulson
    Saturday, June 6—9:00-11:45 AM

    Freestyle Egg Painting Workshop
    Instructor: Kay Coulson
    Saturday, June 6—1:15-4:00 PM

    Mixed Media in Watercolor – (Quilt Sampler)
    Instructor: Jean Shadrach
    Saturday, June 6—9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Writers Panel: Is This the Golden Age of Alaskan Writing?
    Panelists: Deb Vanasse, Don Rearden, Julie LeMay
    Saturday, June 6—9:00-10:30 AM

    Poetry: The Mysterious and the Obscure
    Instructor: Julie Hungiville LeMay
    Saturday, June 6—10: 30 AM- 12:00 PM

    Unleashing the Screenwriter Within
    Instructor: Don Rearden
    Saturday, June 6—1:00-2:30 PM

    Windows on Your Characters: Strategies for Compelling Fiction
    Instructor: Deb Vanasse
    Saturday, June 6—2:30-4:00 PM

    Spoken Word Poetry Slam Workshop for High School
    Instructor: Trey Josey
    Saturday, June 6—7:30, Optional performance

     

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    Refund Policy

    To be eligible for a refund you must cancel your registration ten days prior to the start of the class for which you registered. Withdrawals will be assessed a $15 administration fee. If classes are cancelled by Mat-Su College, you will receive a 100% refund of fees. To withdraw from a class you must notify MSC Marketing via email at marketing@matsu.alaska.edu.

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