The 567 Launches Art Education Program | Arts & Culture
MACON—The 567 Center for Renewal in downtown Macon launched a new arts education program last month, offering art classes thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
With the goal of increasing the appreciation of art among Macon residents, The 567 provides a range of fun and informative visual art classes for both children and adults. The 567, already serving as an art gallery, music venue, and business incubator, will have the chance to expand its role as an art center in downtown Macon with the addition of these classes.
“Macon has a rich resource in its artistic community, but the average person doesn’t have the knowledge to fully appreciate what goes into an artwork or understand why they should support the arts,” Melissa Macker, executive director of The 567, said. “By offering classes, we hope to educate the public and bring artists and the public together.”
The 567 filled every chair in its first class, Corks & Canvas, on September 21. Future classes include beginner-friendly workshops on topics ranging from photography to jewelry-making, as well as gallery talks and intermediate-level classes. The 567 anticipates by being introduced to art in a fun and interactive way, Macon residents will be encouraged to attend more art events throughout the community.