Acrylic Painting Step by Step

October 28, 6:30-8:30pm   Liz Frankland, award winning artist, will demonstrate each week, the next steps toward developing a painting over 5 weeks.  All students will create their own version of the same composition which will be a figure in a room. It’s great learning technique. 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. 

Art for Reflection

Oct. 12  OR  Oct 13.  Learn to use Neurographica to express your feelings and emotions through drawing patterns. Pam Signorelli will show us how to initiate positive changes with this calming and relaxing method of making art. This class meets for 4 sessions.  You can choose either Mondays or Tuesdays from 12:00-2:00pm. See Calendar for specific dates. $140; all materials included.


Acrylic Painting Class

Wednesdays,  9/16-10/14, 6:30-8:30pm   For the beginner to advanced skill levels:Learn how to paint more loosely but accurately with confidence in this five-week painting class.  We will focus on painting a figure within an interior space inspired by the 1958 movie “Indiscreet” with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant.  Classic movies have a visual style that translates nicely into representational paintings in the tradition of Edward Hopper.

Liz Frankland will combine demonstrations, one on one instruction and positive encouragement. Fundamental skills about composition, color, value and brushwork will be demonstrated step by step each week until the painting is complete.  We will work from the same image and learn the process and problem-solving of creating a painting.

Intro to Art

August 10, 2020  7:00-9:00pm

Introduce yourself to the many media for art making…before you go shopping for supplies! Learn the basics of value, composition, color theory and line while finding the value of self expression. You’ll learn by doing in a small (6) safe class.

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

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

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.

Art Class for Kids

June 24, 11:00am.  This book inspired an art class for kids.  It offers a great variety of media and cuteness. Of course, you can enhance your summer at home by buying the book and follow along.  But if you want a group setting without any fuss, bring your little ones, age 5 through 9 to Articipate.  Taught by Deb Kobayashi and helper. $90 per session. Mondays, 11:00am-12:30pm. There are two (each different) 5 week sessions:
  • Session one: June 24-July 22
  • Session two: July 29-August 26.

Please call with any helpful information about your child or any questions.