Inside/Outside; Art and You

Idelle Hammond-Sass

August 24, 1:30-4:30pm. Combine drawing and other art media with reflective writing to explore our relationships to the world outside-a sometimes demanding and turbulent world, and how it affects and interacts with our personal /inner world. How do we visually express boundaries between the inside and outside, notice what grounds us and keeps us centered and able to react from a place of wholeness?

We will use the Open Studio Process, a simple three stage process of art and writing. This process can be used as a daily practice such as journaling or as part of an art practice or to simply to notice what is needing our attention.

New Acrylic Painting Class: August 21

Wednesday, August 21, 6:00-8:00pm

Join local artist Liz Frankland for a 5-week class on acrylic painting. Our focus will be on Urban Settings. Frankland, who is based in Berkley, is an award winning painter with a love of mid-century modern design, everyday spaces, and interiors filled with light and shadow.

All levels of experience are welcome! This class is designed to grow skills at each persons pace. $139. 

Aegean Light, Robert Zeichner

August 23, from 6:00 pm.  Artist reception and exhibition of 16 new photographs by Robert A. Zeichner, made in the spring of 2019 on three islands in the Cyclades – Sifnos, Milos, and Paros.  While the whitewashed buildings clinging to the hillsides and narrow alleys winding through tiny villages are commonplace in this part of Greece, every island in the Aegean has its own personality.  These images try to capture some of those subtleties played out under a quality of light that is difficult to describe.  You just have to experience it.

Please join us for an artist reception with refreshments on Friday evening, August 23, from 6:00-8:30pm  at the Articipate Gallery, 3833 12 Mile Rd. Berkley, MI 48072

Caregiver’s Renewal Art Adventure

August 3, 11:00am-12:15pm.  This is an invitation to caregivers, (paid or unpaid) to join Terry Ford Holcomb for three Saturdays of art explorations.  Renew your spirit by allowing yourself some play time. It’s important! No art experience needed.  $36 for 3 sessions: Saturdays at 11:00am to 12:15 pm, August 3, 10, 17.

  • Week One, we’ll explore the language of flowers with a simple watercolor bouquet
  • Week Two, we’ll collage a symbolic tree to represent strength
  • Week Three, we’ll pursue a sense of calm with a Mandela with colored pencil. 

Pastel Workshop: Water scenes

Sunday, July 28, 1:30-4:30pm  Learn how to paint a refreshing water scene.  Mary Jane Erard, an experienced teacher, returns to enable your successful image on special sanded paper.  All pigments are included; sanded paper is available for $2. The workshop is $36.  Five students are required to hold this class.

Urban Landscape Painting with Liz Frankland

July 17, 6:00-8:00pm. Learn about Acrylics in this five week, step-by-step class with a focus on loose but accurate painting techniques. All experience levels are welcome!

This class will cover the basics of composition, value, color and brushwork with a simplified palette.

Bring an original photo reference to work from of an urban environment. Anything that inspires you! It could be a building or a smaller city park, restaurant, historic building, or something from a vacation. Think about an interior or exterior scene with a composition that is asymmetrical and unique!

Watercolor for Everyone

July 16, 7:00-9:00pm. Watercolor paints can create stunning glazed effects. Cecilia Phipps will show you how. This class is for beginners through advanced. Five weeks, Tuesday evenings. You will learn as you create; color mixing, washes and experimentation that will result in your expression of autumn leaves, a landscape with birch trees, and a silhouetted lighthouse against a sunset sky. $135 includes pigments and start up paper.

Beginning Drawing: 4 weeks

Tuesdays, July 2, 4:00- 5:30pm. See CONTEST for free drawing class!  All beginners start at the same place, so we’ve opened this class to everyone age 16 to 96!  Learn simple techniques for drawing nearly anything imaginable! During the four weeks, we’ll focus on still life, portraiture, contour drawing and landscape. Enjoy this intuitive and expressive way of thinking. Develop your visual language. Tuesdays, 4 weeks beginning July 2.  $90. A materials list will be furnished one week prior to class (less than $10.)  Taught by Terry Ford-Holcomb.