Deborah Eater - painterly collage

August 24th - October 4th


up next:

Kurt Caddy - Abstract photography (Beauty & Wonder: SEE the common in a new way) - October 12th - November 22nd

BEn Beck - November 30th - January 10th


WINTER 2019 courses

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If you'd like to explore a new art and craft, try creating pictures from tiny glass beads.  We will work on one 4 X 6 or 5 X 7 picture over two sessions.  This will take some patience but the result will be worth it!  All materials will be supplied: frame, beads and glue.  We may also incorporate some small pieces of stained glass and/or beach glass found at Pymatuning Lake.  We'll take two sessions to complete this fun project.  Great gift idea!

Instructor: Lora Homan Zill
Cost: TBA
When: Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duration: 2 weeks
Starts: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Bad weather make up day February 27.

A deposit of $10 is required when registering for the course. The remaining balance is due no later than the second course date.


Oil Painting

In this course we will look at the world around us with a fresh perspective, focusing on color shapes and light. Students will have the opportunity to work on still life, figure, landscape and abstract projects. This is a great refresher course for those looking to get back into the art groove as well as first-timers. We will work with oils.

Instructor: Benjamin Beck
Cost: $260 (all materials included)
When: Fridays 6pm - 8pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Starts: Friday, March 29th, 2019

A deposit of $65 is required when registering for the course. The remaining balance is due no later than the second course date.


found object sculpting

In this course we will stretch our creativity and exercise how we look at ordinary objects. This short course will challenge you to create a unique sculpture strictly from found objects.

Instructor: Benjamin Beck
Cost: $40 (all materials will be found/or included)
When: Fridays 6pm - 8pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Starts: Friday, May 17th, 2019

A deposit of $10 is required when registering for the course. The remaining balance is due no later than the second course date.



Composition Workshop: Saturday, March 2nd (9am - 12pm) $15

Learn how elements and principles of art and design are used and influence great works of art. This course will shed light on common composition practices used successfully by artists of all types. Looking for a way to understand abstract art? Or are you interested in deepening your appreciation of art? This fun, interactive 3 hour workshop will leave you feeling like you could walk into any museum and hold a conversation about artwork that would not only challenge but impress any connoisseur, docent and curator.

$15 Breakfast included

Guest Speaker, Ben Beck

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what     God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2

The texture of this ministry highlights a sense of perspective juxtaposed with reverence as an impression of accomplishing God’s desire in particular harmony with the diversity of creation. In the crucible of this cornucopia of creativity was born Sans MOCO.

So how is a sense of God expressed in a creative forum such as art? First through the development of the God-given skills required to demonstrate this Glory. We will meet the need to develop the artists that are among us and the relationships that God desires in the atelier, or studio, where students will sharpen their skills in drawing, painting and sculpting as well as in the area of prints. It is also our hope that a relationship with God the creator will be forged in these experiences. A winter, summer and fall semester will be offered in a variety of art disciplines:

- Graphic Design

- Screen Printing

- Drawing

- Acrylic Painting

- Etching

- Wood Block Print Making

- Art Appreciation and History


These creative expressions will be displayed in the gallery on a monthly basis so that people of all backgrounds and levels of appreciation can experience the hearts and minds of the artists and express their own impressions about how they engage with these representations of the ultimate Creator. When these works are not on display, a permanent gallery will be available of the works of local and national artists. Many of these works will be available for purchase at our gallery shop.

Art as a refuge for the creative mind of all ages is part of the theme of Sans MOCO and has a goal of inter-generational relationships which allow a distinct blending of the passion and imagination of youth with the maturity and perspective of extensive years.

We will be offering a membership to Sans MOCO which, while not exclusive, will provide discounts on services such as:

- Classes

- Press time

- Studio Space (First Come First Serve, very limited)

The atelier will be open on Saturdays for open studio. Bring your own materials, set up and create!

So in order to test what God’s perfect will is, let us not conform to the pattern of this world but let us open our minds to be renewed by God and His love for us through creation in its many forms.

Our Mission: 

Building relationships through a common passion for the arts and creating an opportunity to share the Gospel.

Our Purpose:

To build relationships through a common passion for the arts, creating an opportunity to share the Gospel

To serve our community through art education | Art: Practices, History, Theory & Criticism

To share our God-given talents for the benefit of inspiring and enhancing our community

To provide exceptional and innovative courses, accessible to all those who are interested


Contact Madeline Dangrow, Director of Art Ministries, for any questions or comments at madeline@sansmoco.com