Art Education

Upcoming Workshops


Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance & Marion Senior Services
Marion Senior Services in partnership with Marion Cultural Alliance, presents the Gifts of Aging Series – FREE Workshops celebrating Art of Aging. During the month long Art of Aging: The Secret of Life exhibit at Brick City Center for the Arts (23 SW Broadway Street), Marion Senior Services will host FREE Lunch & Learns to promote healthy aging. The Lunch & Learns will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm.


August 10: Discovering Mindful Art and Mediation when Managing Stress, Presented by Amy Roberts, LCSW- Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute & Urology Institute of Central Florida > Stress can come from many different circumstances, particularly when facing health issues of oneself or a loved one. Join Amy Roberts, licensed clinical social worker and certified mindfulness meditation teacher, as she guides you through how to cope with stress using mindful meditation and a mini-workshop exercise in mindful art.

August 17: Sneaky Sodium: Tame Your Salt Habit, Presented by Terri Strong from Humana > Many people consume way too much sodium, and that’s harmful to the body. Learn about the effects of consuming too much sodium and some helpful tips to reduce your intake.

August 24: Why You Need to Have the ConversationPresented by Barbara Carbaugh & Stephen Solomon of Roberts Funerals & Cremations Downtown > This discussion will explain why it’s important to talk with your loved ones about your final wishes before you really need them.

All FREE to attend, RSVP REQUIRED FOR EACH EVENT – Please sign up here: Or call 352-369-1500 for assistance.


Second Saturday Art Studio

Monthly Creative Workshop

Every Second Saturday of the Month | Noon – 3 p.m.

Brick City Center for the Arts (The Brick)

FREE admission. Donations appreciated.


Welcome to Second Saturday Art Studio at The Brick! Join us for a monthly workshop of arts & crafts making and fun play at Brick City Center for the Arts, home of MCA, from 12pm to 3pm on the second Saturday of each month.
Designed for all ages, Second Saturday Art Studio (SSAS) is a monthly open art studio / workshop where artists of all levels and ages are invited to CREATE while enjoying a serene studio session in our gorgeous gallery located in the heart of downtown Ocala. Inspired by #352Creates, a local movement which promotes the idea that creativity connects us and can engage / promote healthy communities.
We will have monthly art activities set up to help guide emerging artists create their very own masterpiece. Professional artists are invited to use our gallery as studio space to CONVENE and CREATE amongst other creatives. Our lovely adjacent courtyard will also be available for plein-air sessions. BYOS: bring your own (art) supplies! Post your creations on social media and #352Creates to be featured!
FREE for MCA members & guests! Includes art activity, art supplies, and complimentary coffee & water. Professional artists are encouraged to bring their own set-up and materials of preference. Space is limited with social distancing in place. Masks required inside the gallery. This series is rain or shine, so come and make ART with us! #mca4art #atTheBrick #SupportLocalArt
Questions? Contact MCA at 352-369-1500 or email [email protected]