Art with Heart: fundraiser

Now until January 10, 2020.

You are invited to join Articipate in supporting Alternatives For Girls with our fundraiser,

Art with Heart.  

Create and donate an 8” x 8” acrylic painting (all supplies provided) inspired by the Masters using our collection of beautiful prints or create a masterpiece of your own.  All donated paintings will go on display for purchase during our festive opening reception on December 13th from 6-8 pm and through January 10, 2020.  All of the donated paintings will be sold for $30 each and will make a perfect holiday gift. 

Help us reach our goal of $2,500 with 100% going to a worthy cause, Alternatives For Girls. Book a table for your family, friends or coworkers on November 15 or 29, or call Articipate at 248-812-9022 to arrange another date. We are located at 3833 12 Mile Rd. Berkley.

Alternatives For Girls:

Our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. resourcecenter@alternativesforgirls.org

Pastel Painting Workshops

Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30pm.  Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases, so they’re travel compatible. We’re offering a series of pastel classes, on Saturdays and Sundays. Check dates and specific topics  HERE

Acrylic Painting: Portraits, 5 sessions

November 13, 6:30-8:30pm.  Loose, Accurate and Expressive!

Become more confident and loose as a painter in this 5 session class with a combination of quick, fun gesture exercises as well as longer duration paintings. We will focus on portrait painting basics using photo references and a simplified palette. This class is for all levels.

Liz Frankland, instructor, will demonstrate to show the essentials of brushwork, value and composition with individualized attention.

The best way to improve is through practice! We will do several ala prima paintings, which are completed in one session. Liz will demonstrate multiple limited palettes in order to create a better understanding of the human form with greater accuracy and expression.

This is an acrylic painting class but we will also do some charcoal drawing. A materials list will be sent to registered students. Space is limited to 12.  $139.

Wed. Nov.13 6:30-8:30pm
Fri. Nov.22 6:30-8:30pm
Sun. Nov. 24 from 11:00am-4:00pm Complimentary lunch will be served.
Wed. Dec.11 6:30-8:30pm
Wed. Dec.18 6:30-8:30pm

Register HERE

Pastel Painting Workshop

October 26, 1:30pm.  Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases. Mary Jane Erard is now offering a series of 4 weekend sessions.  This session is: Adding Other Media for texture and depth- 10/26.  Future Sessions are: Impressionist Landscapes- 11/10. Fauvist Street Scenes- 11/23.  Figures and Portraits- Dec. 1.  Each of the lessons can be purchased alone for $30, or the series of four for $108. 

Ladies Art Nite: Pallet Sign Tree 2

Thursday, Dec. 5.  On this 2nd Pallet Word Christmas Tree, you’ll enjoy Ladies Art Nite.  These trees measure 24″ tall and you can customize your own color combinations. Come create with us and have a fun evening out! $31 per ticket, 18 seats available for this workshop.  All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks and beverages.

Paper Mache Class

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:00-6:00pm.  Good old paper mache.  Nothing lends itself more to creativity than forming the shape as well as the surface. Paste paper draped over wire and cardboard creates a sturdy, hardshell in any shape.  Make an animal, a bracelet, a bowl, a shelf…endless possibilities.  This new class has 3 sessions (every other week) Tuesdays: Oct 22, Nov. 5 and 19.  $75. 

Watercolor Painting Class

Thursday Oct. 17,  7:00-9:00pm Experience the wonderful medium of watercolor! We will learn several painting techniques and apply them to various painting subjects each week. No prior experience is necessary, but all levels are welcome. Nancy Barick from Northville’s Art House will teach. Materials will be provided for the first class and we will discuss any additional materials needed at that time. $135