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

Alcohol Ink Workshop

November 1, 6:00-9:00pm  Everything you need to know about this brilliant medium.  Although alcohol inks have been around for many years, recently they have been elevated to be used for fine art painting. If you love bold, bright colors, then this is the class for you! I will demonstrate, and then students will have an opportunity to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo paper and a variety of tile surfaces. One can achieve beautiful abstracts and/or paint landscapes and florals with this exciting medium. Also discussed will be how to preserve and finish the completed painting.

The class fee of $45 includes 3 hours of instruction, alcohol and inks for the class will be provided. A $20 fee for a materials kit which includes a set of 3 alcohol inks, stamper tool, felt pads, brush, palette, yupo paper, 2 tiles, cotton swabs. This is for the student to take home. The minimum number of students to run the workshop is 5. The the maximum number of students is 12.

Pastel Painting Class: 5 sessions

October 15, 6:00-8:00pm  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. Mary Jane Erard has been teaching workshops, monthly at Articipate for almost a year. Now she’s offering a series of 5 classes, every other week, spread over 10 weeks. 

Music and Tapas: Consuming Arts

Sunday, September 29, 6:00-8:00pm. Sensory Delights: Chelsea Koziatek and Tia Harvey on Music; Chef Ravani on Food, all for your enjoyment. Join us for this treat of the senses; four selections of music matched with four dinner courses. (Please purchase tickets by September 26, 2019.)

Pastel Painting: Pets & Animals

Sunday, September 22,  1:30-4:30pm.  Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting with pastels. She is an excellent teacher; each student learns pastel painting techniques applied to a chosen, traced image. Pet Portraits are a favorite subject, but animals, birds and fish have pleasing organic shapes for an eye catching image.  $36.  Pigments provided.

Ladies Art Night: BOO!

Thursday, September 19, 7:00-9:00pm  Join the fun this Ladies Art Night and create your BOO pallet sign for Halloween. The pallets measure 24″ x 14″, we will be painting and assembling. These look so great with all kinds of fall decor. You can lean it or hang it.

$31 per ticket, 18 seats available for this workshop. All materials will be provided.

You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks and beverages.  Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!

Landscape Painting Workshop in pastels

Saturday, 8/31/19 1:30-4:30pm 

Mary Jane returns for a three hour pastel workshop on Landscapes.   Pastel artist, Ms. Erard has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the painting successful.  Pastels are creamy soft chalks that blend easily and create stunning paintings. The class size limited to 14 people. (5 students necessary  to hold this workshop.)The recommended sanded pastel paper will be available for $2 per sheet. All other materials included. $36.

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.

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