Creative Tile Workshop

Dec. 11, 1:00-2:30pm  In this workshop, students will create a simple, yet elegant tile design on a 8″x8″ scale or smaller. You will learn to use clay and a variety of colored slips to decorate the relief sculpture style or sgraffito to make a unique, creative piece. Tiles will be ready for pick up, fully glazed with a glossy finish one week after the workshop. $40, includes materials.

Art Start

Artist Sunday, Nov. 29, 11:00am-5:00pm. Pick up your free sketchbook and pencil at Articipate on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. ( For those of you who say, “I can’t make a stick figure!” Yes you can-with a pencil, paper and FOCUS. You’ll have new eyes and a new skill in a week’s time. You can make a giant snowflake while you’re here.  It’s part of Winter Wonderland during Merrimonth in the city of Berkley.

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Gallery Show; Mary Jane Erard

Friday, Jan. 15, 5:30-8:00pm  Meet and greet the artist, Mary Jane Erard while viewing her latest creations.  Her acrylic paintings of flower filled landscapes are enhanced with  additions of oil pastels in vibrant colors for a very unique effect. Join us for an artist reception; call ahead (248-812-9022) to ensure safe distancing. Masks required. 

Mixed Media Van Gogh Style

Jan. 15,  1:00-4:00pm  Mary Jane Erard, whose work is currently displayed in our gallery, will teach how to use mixed media with pastels.  You’ll be able to try pumice paste for texture, oil and soft pastels with acrylic paint and watercolors!! Her work is a testament to the complimentary nature of these media.  Mary Jane has an ample supply of resource photos of Van Gogh style images. $40 includes all materials. Class limited to 6 students for social distancing.

Intro to Art

Jan. 7, TH, 7:00-9:00pm  Learn by doing; in this 5 week class you will learn to:

  • Make bad art and survive (essential)
  • Make better art and enjoy practicing (crucial)
  • Use 5 media; acrylic, watercolor and oil paints, charcoal, and pastels
  • See the results of composition, line, color and value

Even if you don’t become a prolific artist, you will earn an enhanced appreciation of art in general AND learn why art is such an engaging activity or hobby. 

Watercolor Painting

Nov. 10, 7:00-9:00pm.  This 5 week class will teach you how to use this unique medium. It’s a bit unpredictable with a lot lovely results. Don’t miss this magical art experience. Elayna Alexandra, an experienced and creative teacher, can guide beginners to advanced students. Social distancing limits seats to 6. $140

Acrylic Painting Step by Step

Nov. 4,  6:30-8:30pm   Liz Frankland, award winning artist, will demonstrate each week, the next steps toward developing a painting over 5 weeks; blocking in shapes in monotone values, adding the color story, editing details.  Students will create a painting of a figure in a room; a visual story.  Registered students will receive a materials list. Due to social distancing requirements, this class is limited to 6 students and two classes are being offered, Mondays and Wednesdays.