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Bring your Creativity to Life with the Pfost Family Scholarship

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on May 17, 2017 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)


We are thrilled to share with you a scholarship opportunity at Mooresville Arts Partnership that is being provided by the Pfost Family. This is a youth scholarship for ages up to 18, that may be applied to your choice of class, summer camp, or private lessons. The performing and visual art classes at Mooresville Arts Partnership are an educational experience that provides all ages the opportunity for learning. Art students study different types of art and craft processes. Movement students study areas of dance that include everything from classical ballet to Contemporary. Music students develop an understanding of different instruments, such as violin, piano, guitar or voice and enjoy performance opportunities. Students participating in the theatre department classes bring shows to life on the Mooresville Arts stage. All students have the opportunity to explore the discipline of their choice, with creativity and self-expression in an open and non-judgmental environment.

Youth Scholarships are based on several factors - the student’s interest in chosen subject, student’s application, presentation materials and the return of the application in a timely manner. Scholarship applications must be submitted as soon as possible for consideration.

Please call Rosemary Rogers at 317-437-0102 if you have any questions regarding the Pfost Family Scholarship Application. Rewarded amounts may vary.

Return this form to: Mooresville Arts Partnership, 697 Indianapolis Rd. Mooresville, IN 46158

Please write one sentence stating the student’s interest in lessons, classes or camps: ______________________________________________________________________________________


Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number:_____________________________________________________________________

Address, City, State, ZIP: _______________________________________________________________

Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Please indicate the class and dates you would like to attend.

Class: _____________________________________________________________________________

The student must complete the following two questions to the best of their ability. We do not require that the answers be written out. They may draw or otherwise express themselves. You may attach answers and examples to this application. Please include examples of student art or performance work. Digital or Video submissions may be sent to [email protected]

1. Why do you want to take classes?

2. What do you hope to learn in the class you have selected?

Dynamic Tots Music - Summer Session - Now Enrolling

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on May 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dynamic Tots Music Classes are for children under the age of 5 and their caregiver. Classes include music activities such as music and movement, instrument play, singing, dancing, and reading/literacy skills.  Each class is approximately 45 minutes long and are tailored to the individuals in the session, so no two classes will operate the same way. Classes are led by board certified music therapists (MT-BCs).

Dynamic Tots Summer Sessions will run for 4 weeks each (5/29-6/30) and (7/10-8/4)

Classes will be held at the Mooresville Arts Partnership on:

Mondays (Summer 1: 6/5, 6/19, 6/26) (Summer 2: 7/10,7/17, 7/24, 7/31) at 9:30 am

Wednesday (Summer 1: 5/31, 6/7, 6/21, 6/29 (Summer 2: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) at 5:00 pm

Friday (Summer 1: 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30) (Summer 2: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4) at 1:00 pm

One summer session: $ 50.00 for all 4 classes or $75 for 2 of more children from the same household!!

BOTH sessions: $ 90.00 for all 8 classes or $135 for 2 of more children from the same household!!

***Please note the Mooresville Arts Partnership will be closed the week of June 12 and July 3rd. Classes will NOT meet those weeks

***Monday classes will not meet May 29th, due to Memorial day. Families are encouraged to attend another class that week or anytime throughout the semester! 

Is your child ready for Piano lessons? Questions to ask.

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on April 8, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Is Your Child Ready for Piano Lessons?

The Mooresville Arts Partnership offers private piano lessons with Ms. Jan Aldridge Clark and with Ms. Sara Callanan. Lessons are 30 minutes each week with the instructor of your choice. If you've been looking for lessons but wondered if your child is ready, there are a few questions to ask yourself.

Each child is unique.If your child shows these signs, he or she might be ready to start piano lessons!

INTEREST Does your child show interest in the piano by approaching the instrument to explore and to play on it. Does your child show high interest in music and instruments? Independently singing songs or trying other instruments such as the guitar or string instruments can be a strong indication of interest. It is important that your child has a curiosity and interest in piano. The student should WANT to take lessons.

FOCUS Will your child be able to sit at the piano for the majority of a half hour lesson? A typical lesson at Mooresville Arts includes a variety of activities, from warmups to song practice. If your child has a hard time staying focused for a half hour, it might be best to hold off on lessons till they can maintain their focus for longer periods of time. 

READING ABILITY While a set age does not determine readiness, students must have some level of independent reading. Piano method books often assume that the child can read at least some of the directions. If your child cannot read, then you will need to sit with them as they practice to guide their at home practices.

PRACTICE Is your child willing to work? Consistent practice is the most important element to your child’s success. Piano students must practice and while much of the material they will play is “fun,” practicing is hard work. Ask your child if they are prepared to go to the piano at least 5 days a week and spend 15-30 minutes practicing. If the answer to that questions is no, then they are not ready for lessons. Only so much can be accomplished in even the most productive of lessons. Continued at home practice helps a student progress more quickly and maintain growth in their piano abilities.

A student does not need to own a piano, a decent keyboard is pretty affordable these days and a great option for practice. Our in studio pianos may also be requested for practice time during classtime hours, if not in use. With any performance art, practice is a vital key to improvement. Piano lessons strengthen a students ability to focus and grow in other disciplines. Determination to practice has many rewards.

For more information on available piano lessons, contact [email protected] or call 317-437-0102.

Dynamic Tots - Music Workshops

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on March 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mooresville Arts Partnership is excited to announce a new partnership with Jennifer Whitlow and Dynamic Tots Music Therapy. Ms. Jennifer and her board certified instructors are bringing music classes for children 5 and under to our 2017 Schedule.

Dynamic Tots Early Childhood Music Class

Who Participates: Children 6 week-5 years old with a caregiver -  Siblings are welcome at a discounted rate

Children typical functioning and developmentally delayed welcome!

What we will do:

  • Play instruments
  • Move to music 
  • Sing 
  • Dance 
  • Work on literacy skills 
  • Socialize with peers 
  • Strengthen academic skills 
  • Bond with caregiver AND MORE! 

Why Early Childhood Music:

  •  Music stimulates all of the senses
  •  Involves the child at many levels
  •  Facilities many developmental skills 
  • Allows the children to learn and participate through play
  • Highly motivating, but can have a calming and relaxing effect 
  • Helps kids feel good about self 
  • Manage pain and stressful situations 
  • Can encourage socialization, self-expression, communication, and motor development
  • Because the brain processes music in both hemispheres, music can stimulate cognitive functioning and may be used for remediation of some speech/language skills

 Class length: 35-45 minutes

New Youth & Teen Art classes are here!

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on August 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out this Monday class. It's Papier-mâché Monster Making! Channel your inner Dr. Frankenstein with this creative class in papier-mâché sculpture. Learn to create monsters, dinosaurs, dragons or whatever beasts haunt your imagination. Be prepared to get messy and have fun!

Youth & Teen Art classes are open for enrollment. We have two new instructors joining us at Mooresville Arts and all new programs. Join a class today to help your young artist flourish.

~~~ MONDAYS with Kalleen ~~~

5:00 pm -- Youth Art Club (ages 7-13)

6:00 pm -- Zine Makers (ages 9-18 )

7:00 pm -- Teen Art - Paper Mache Creatures (ages 12- 18 )

~~~ WEDNESDAYS with Lexii ~~~

4:30 pm -- Cartooning & Illustrations - Teens (ages 12-18 )

5:30 pm -- Introduction to Cartooning & Illustration (ages 7-13)

6:30 pm -- Creative Kids (ages 5-9)

Cost of tuition includes all supplies and weekly hour long classes. Monthly tuition is just $40. Tuition is pro-rated and you may start classes at anytime. Call 317-437-0102 to reserve a spot on the class roster. 


Life Drawing Co-Op in the Artists' Studio

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on September 30, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In The Artists Studio

Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Mooresville Arts Partnership, 697 Indianapolis Rd. Mooresville, IN 46158


Ongoing, Wednesdays, join the group at any time.

Immerse yourself in creativity with a our art community group.

Choose your favorite medium and join a  group of artists from beginners to advanced, who enjoy art and camaraderie in the relaxed studio of Mooresville Arts Partnership. Each week,  a clothed model will be available for figure drawing and portrait work. Still life stations of seasonal objects will also be available.

 Bring your own supplies. If you wish to use oil paints, please bring a cloth drop and easel. Cost is $7.00 to drop in

New building. New classes. New future.

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on September 30, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mooresville Arts Partnership is proud to announce that the new Community Center building is open and now enrolling for Fall 2015. It has been quite a journey, from the fundraising, to the hard work transforming this wonderful building into our new home. MAP now features 8,500 sq. feet of classroom spaces, which includes the ballet room, acro room, performance stage, community room, two music rooms, a youth art room and beginner dance room. We've installed sprung floor and Marley for our dance spaces, tuned up all the pianos, stocked the youth art room, and continue to make changes everyday as donations are received to improve each teaching space. We are excited to see the growth in our students and can only look forward to all the great things which they will accomplish here at the new MAP. The importance of providing an arts education to our students is a responsibility and a privilege which we whole-heartedly embrace. Now here’s a bit of what’s coming up in the next couple weeks:

 CLASSES: All our Fall 2015 classes are available for enrollment at this time, but hurry because many of the most popular class are filling fast. Visit https/ to enroll today. You may enroll online and attend class that same day, if you wish.

In addition to expanding all our fine arts and dance department offerings for our younger students , we have also added many adult level classes. We currently offer Yoga, Ballroom, Tap, Jazz, Ballet Fitness, Pointe, and Workin’It Wednesdays to the schedule, as well as, our Life Drawing Group and Introduction to Watercolor. Workshops and events are also planned for the new Community Room space in the coming months.

ARTS in the PARK: Our Annual Festival

Plein Air painting, free art activities, music, dancing, and dramatic performances, as well as food from local vendors and art displays by local artists, all at the new Mooresville Arts Partnership in Mooresville!

 Plein Air painting check in begins at 9am and continues throughout the day--come paint or come watch the artists at work! At 10am other events will begin--free art activities for all ages, performances by musicians and dance groups, canvas & cookies, art demonstrations, and more! There will be food from local vendors and artists' work on display and for sale!

 To register to paint, to sign up for booth space, to sponsor an art table, to get involved, or to get more information, contact Rosemary at [email protected]

 All plein air check in and festival activities will take place on the grounds of the new The Mooresville Arts Partnership building, 697 Indianapolis Rd, Mooresville IN 46158. From there, painters are welcome to explore the town and local parks for subject matter of their choice or remain on grounds.


Open Audition for the Mooresville Arts Presentation of Nutcracker Celebration be will Sunday October 11th. Dancers, tumblers and performers of all ages are invited. You need not be a current MAP student or company member to audition.

Ages 8 & under - Arrive at 1:00pm -- Audition at 1:15 pm

Ages 8-12 - Arrive at 2:00pm -- Audition at 2:15pm

Ages 13 & up - Arrive at 3:15pm -- Audition at 3:30 pm

*Optional pointe audition at 4:30

Please arrive at the posted arrival time to complete Registration Forms and to complete the registration process.

Audition viewing is closed and the parent hospitality area will be available outside the studio. Parents will have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer for a committee. Your dancer will be released at the end of auditions. Please plan to promptly pick your dancer up then.

Ladies: Pink tights, black leotards, ballet shoes, hair secured in a bun

Boys: White t-shirts, black dance shorts, ballet shoes

Auditions will include a sampling of ballet, tap, tumble & jazz. All dancers should bring dance shoes for the styles of dance they wish to audition. For more information, please call 317-437-0102

NEW CLASS: Beginner Guitar

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on August 4, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


“I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was  worth while, that was something to do, you know, and when I did finally get the guitar, it didn’t seem that difficult to me, to be able to make a good noise out of it.”

- Eric Clapton

Want to learn guitar?    A new group class is starting iat MAP that will introduce students of all ages to the guitar.

This new class includes learning about the guitar, its' sounds in a group context (orchestra or band etc.) parts of the instrument, how to hold and make sounds on them, and lots of hands-on time with it. In addition, students will learn an overview of beginner music, strumming patterns and strengthening exercises, and how to hold a note to get a clear tone. Students will play tunes which are familar to them and create their own music as a group.  The class meets Wednesdays at 6:00pm. This is a great class for families and friends to try, as well.   Afterall it is great to have someone to learn with and practice at home, too.  A few in class guitars are available for students, although we encourage  students to bring their own instrument if they have one available.

BEGINNER GROUP GUITAR meets Wednesdays at 6:00pm with Frank Shelton.

Private Guitar is also available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, call 317-437-0102 to reserve a lesson.

ART with Friends

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on July 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (1)

As we start our fourth year of classes at the MAP, we celebrate the friendships and creations of our adult painting classes. We are so proud to be a part of these wonderful classes.  We thouroughly enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and to encourage and nurture each other as we learn and grow as artists.

Our  6 week classes were developed to fit all levels including beginners. No matter where you stand with your skill level you will be able to create original artworks with pride in the finished projects.