Into the studio

Articipate is a storefront art studio in downtown Berkley.  We promote art and support artists, especially would-be artists. Here, you can drop in and immerse yourself in an exploration of art materials and imagination. Or, check the calendar page and sign up for our upcoming events and classes. We like to experiment and keep things fresh…have something to share? Call us!



After School Art Lessons

Wednesday,  Jan. 11.

Articipate brings the art cart into the schools. One hour art lessons taught by experienced art teachers include drawing with shading, printmaking, sculpture, Zentangle/patterns, life size self drawings, and collage. Lessons foster imagination and play while exploring new materials. A personal sketchbook is included to encourage practice and creativity outside the classroom. Teachers will also teach one of the standard art concepts per lesson (line, shape, space, color, values, form, texture). 6 weeks: resident fee $110  non-resident $115.  This class is for students in grades 2-5.

3:30pm at Angell Elementary School (720)

4:00pm at Norup Elementary School (720.1)

Information about registering here

Drawing on Life

Next class is JAN. 4th

Drawing on Life.  Carole Wayner gently guides us into proportion and lets self expression prevail. Concentrated effort has rewards. You’ll learn more than drawing. You’ll learn how to see. Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Pre-register HERE, please. $20. Bring your own sketchbook, or buy one here for $3.

Ladies Art Night: Card Holders

Card Holders

December 5th: cardsWe will be making holiday card holders. These card holders turn your holiday cards into a work of art. Customize and decorate your clothespin clips and finish it off with a decorative bow to hang it by. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages. All materials will be provided. $20 per person pre pay, $25 at the door
Limited seating, please RSVP by calling Jen Blake (248) 245-6419 cell.

Tree of Life: Art Journaling

photo-1445299094012-36fb0418a602Rescheduled. TBD  Art Journaling is a creative blend of words, phrases and visual expression. Terry Ford-Holcomb, art therapist, will use the symbolic “Tree of Life” to inspire and teach new techniques for thoughtful engagement. $31 includes materials and instruction. Bring your own journal, or purchase one at the studio for $3.  TBD  6:30pm-8:30pm

Ladies Art Night: Merry!

Holiday Cheer
Holiday Cheer

Wednesday, November 16.  (12/1/16 sold out) You and Jen Blake will be making wooden holiday signs. When you RSVP as going please indicate your design choice. The first design we are offering is the Merry & Bright sign. It is 12″ x 12″, painted & distressed. Our second choice is the FA LA LA LA LA sign. It is 11″ x 18″, painted & distressed.

$26 per person pre pay, $30 at the door. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages.

Contact: Jennifer Blake (248) 414-7267 or (248) 245-6419 cell

If you would like to book a private Ladies Art Night Party please contact Jen Blake. There are lots of fun projects to choose from. A minimum of 10 guests is required. Private parties are usually $25.00 per guest.

Ladies Art Day: Mod Podge Pumpkins

Sunday, October 30th 2016 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us in creating your own Mod Podge pumpkin. We will have paper mache pumpkins & plastic pumpkins (8″ & up) and a variety of scrapbook papers & paint to make your pumpkin your very own.
$21.00 per person pre-registered, $25 at the door. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages.

Interested in booking a private Ladies Art event? Contact Jen Blake (248) 245-6419 cell
Private parties have a 10 guests minimum and are $25 per person.

Art and YOUR Book Club

Bring your book group into the studio for a special meeting!  What to expect:

You’ll have time to socialize and share refreshments. On display, will be a sample of the craft you will make, as well as the materials used in the project–just to get your creativity flowing.  Before the discussion of the book begins, Ester Mauricio will give guidance on the project. Then, you’ll make your art project at your seat while you discuss the book.  The price will be $15 per person.