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

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!