Enroll In Classes

Click here for information about classes in light of MAC's recent closing due to COVID-19.

Join our #quarantineartclub and show us how you're being creative at home!
Tag us on social media (Instagram & FaceBook) @manhattanartscenter and with the #quarantineartclub. Let's celebrate art always!

Looking to bolster your creativity when you're stuck at home? Here are some ideas:
  • Take a "museum tour" of the art in your home. Tell stories about each picture, where it came from, why you have it, what makes it special. Then maybe make some new pieces!
  • Take inventory of your art and think about rearranging things for a fresh look.
  • As you take a walk (indoors or out), be inspired by the colors, patterns, and more that you see. Document them with photos and create a collage either real or digital.
  • Listen to an audio book, podcast, or concert you've never tried.
  • Try a new recipe.
  • Try an art app, like a coloring app or the free draw on your phone or tablet.
  • Start a journal.
  • Begin writing that novel!
  • Take time to practice something you're already comfortable with (the ease that ensues often leads to new ideas!)

Here is a list of online resources available to use at home. We look forward to welcoming you back to MAC classes soon!

Art lessons for kids:
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Kids Art Week
Cassie Stephens Art Teacherin' in Tennessee
Pic Candle Doodles
Doodles by Sarah
Art for Kids Hub

Video Streaming:
PBS Historical Dramas
Playbill Streaming
Broadway HD
The Kennedy Center
Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Kansas City Symphony
New York Philharmonic

The Metropolitan Opera
The Vienna State Opera
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Galleries & Museums:
Strecker Nelson West Art Gallery
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Smithsonian

American Ballet Theatre
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

The link to the right will take you to registration for:

MAC Classes & Workshops

Community School for the Performing Arts

Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop (MXTW)

For information specific to Community School for the Performing Arts please click here.

Enrollment Methods

  • On-line - Click the "Register Now" button at the top to go to your secure registration and online payment! You will be automatically added to our class roster.
  • You can enroll In Person - Visit MAC at 1520 Poyntz Avenue during office hours (M-F 12-5:30).

Payment Requirements 

Please pay in full at the time of enrollment. Online payments will be taken by credit card. Your registration fee includes a $15 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Camp MAC Summer Arts Day Camp has a $20 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Reduced Fees & Scholarships

Students who qualify for reduced price or free school lunches at school qualify for scholarships. Please call 785-537-4420 and ask for your coupon code for online checkout. After-school class scholarships are funded by a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and the YES! Fund.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • $15 non-refundable fee on all classes less than $100 and cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
  • $20 non-refundable fee for all classes $100-200 and cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
  • Classes and camps over $200 will be refunded less 10% the cost of the class/camp if cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
  • Any class canceled less than 1 business day in advance will be assessed an additional $20 non-refundable fee.
  • Workshops cancelled less than 2 business days in advance will not be eligible for a refund but may be used towards another class or workshop.
  • No refunds will be given after the second session of a class/workshop. 
  • Refunds left on an account are valid until the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

If a class is canceled by MAC, you can choose to either receive a full refund or apply your credit to your account. MAC reserves the right to change or cancel classes for any reason. Please enroll early to secure your spot. 

Student withdrawals for medical or family emergencies or other extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis in regards to the issuing of tuition refunds.  


MAC does not provide transportation to or from any of its classes.
ATA has a bus stop in front of our building.

Education in the Arts

The Manhattan Arts Center (MAC) offers art education to adults and children of all ages and incomes. Throughout the year there are a variety of art and clay classes for adults. We also have educational opportunities for children in theatre, art, ceramics, and music. In the summer, we offer our arts-based day camp "Camp MAC." We also have open studios for artists to work and learn together, including Watercolor Studio, Painting Studio, Clay Studio, and Film Studio.

Nurturing Creative Abilities

Our motto is Arts For All. We believe that arts education enhances the lives of all who participate. With this in mind, we will continue to nurture the creative abilities of Manhattan's children, for they are the future artists, playwrights, actors, singers, and story tellers.