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.
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.
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
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.
Super Sale ’till Sunday, 5:00pm: Odds and ends art kits, craft books and abandoned art works. We’ll also have Make and Take Ornaments for $5 for as long as supplies last. Stop in for some fun and great deals!
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!
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.
June 22, 11:00am.; three week class.
This is an invitation to caregivers, (paid or unpaid) to join Terry Ford Holcomb for a short series of art explorations. Need a relaxing, guilt free break from the day to day tasks of taking care of a loved one? Come and join us. No art experience needed. $36 for 3 sessions: Saturdays at 11:00am to 12:15 pm, June 22, June 29 and July 6.
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!
May 17, 6:00-8:00pm Students will learn to tangle on a white Zentangle paper tile with black and gold ink, colored with chalk pastel pencil. These designs are inspired by Gustav Klimt. $30. Includes tiles, colors and round mat. Register.