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

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!

Figure Drawing: 5 weeks

Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm. See CONTEST for free drawing class!  Drawing the human figure has long been a staple for artists. With gesture and form drawings in this 5 week class, we will look at the structure of the head, two-dimensional shape relationships, and value. Experienced teacher and artist, Dan Keller has taught at WSU, CCS and the BBAC. All of the classes will utilize a live model throughout.  $165, includes cost of model. Specific dates are: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. (no class 7/22).

Intro to Art

June 4, 7:00-9:00pm  Where does one start to study art? Copying the masters is an age old practice to learn painting AND it’s a fun way to learn about color mixing and acrylic paints in our first class. In 5 weeks, we’ll explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. Come and dip your brush into the world of art. Low pressure, high pleasure. Tuesdays, $123 per person, includes materials. Class size limited to 10 students, 5 students minimum to hold this class.

Sakura Painting

May 24, 6:00-8:00pm. Celebrate spring renewal by painting traditional Japanese style cherry blossoms with watercolor inks.  Measures 12″ x 4.5″.  In keeping with Japanese style, you’ll be carving your own personal stamp, called a Hanko.  $30 per person, includes all materials. Register.

Ladies Art Night: Barn Quilt

May 20, 7:00-9:00pm, Instead of fabrics, we’ll be using 12″ x 12″ wooden panels pre-routed traditional quilt designs. Have fun making color choices and watching your quilt take shape. These look great inside or hung outside in your favorite garden spaces (you will need to seal them and hang them in a somewhat protected spot). $26 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!

Mary Erard, artist reception

Friday, May 3, 6:30-8:00pm

Mary Jane Erard is an award winning artist mostly in soft pastel.  Her works are usually rural landscapes of the US and Europe.  A juried member of the Pastel Society of America for over 20 years, Mary Jane has been represented by the Collector’s Corner of the Toledo Museum of Art. She teaches pastel painting courses in Ohio and Michigan (and at Articipate).  She appears in the May 2019 of Southwest Art Magazine, Anniversary Issue. Please join us for this community event to increase support for art and artists. Refreshments served. 

Water Color Class

Thursday, March 7, 7:00-9:00pm. Learn all the techniques that make watercolor its own special medium. Steve Gamburd has created a curriculum for practice and discovery during this 5 week class. $125 per person.   A materials list will be emailed to registered students.  Five students required to hold this class.