As part of our mission to make the arts available to everyone, the MACC offers FREE art lessons to organizations that serve under-resourced youth, families, seniors and veterans living in Middle Tennessee.
Our flagship program, Education Connect: Community Outreach (EC:CO), provides students of all ages with immersive art-making experiences. Lessons are often inspired by current exhibitions at the MACC, allowing students to indulge their imaginations while learning important creative skills.
Each year, our art instructors, historians and exhibiting artists engage over 3,500 participants in free classes and workshops. MACC art teachers currently provide free art lessons to youth at Children Are People, Cottage Cove and Shalom Zone. Free art lessons are held for seniors at Traditions of Mill Creek and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9851. Free healing arts programming is offered to participants from Grace Place, Hope and Healing at Hillenglade, and Veterans Recovery Center. If your organization is interested in participating in our free arts outreach programming, please contact:
For more information about our Arts Outreach Program, contact us.