November 6 & 13, 12:00-2:00pm  This ceramic event* is a 2 part class; during the first class, students will use an armature form to create a mug out of clay slabs. If time allows, students can also use cookie cutter shapes (see Michigan Style in photo) to add extra elements of design to their artwork. During the second class, after their piece has been fired, the students can glaze their art.  One method is to paint a piece of bubble wrap with colored slip, press bubble wrap onto their mug to create a visual texture.

Articipate is happy to welcome Vanessa Lipson to teach us ceramics.  Stay tuned for more ceramic events.

Painting for ages 10-14

November 2, 4:00-5:30pm.  This new class will provide 5 weeks of instruction in the use of acrylic paints. For ages (approximately) 10-14, Liz Frankland will guide students through the process of creating a painting.  This will entail learning the color wheel, studying values, creating drama and self expression. With only six students due to social distancing, Liz will be able to give individual instruction to each student. 4:00-5:30pm. 

Articipate presents Pieces and Patterns, works by Maria Latour.  Artist and teacher, Maria has shared her encaustic techniques at workshops here at Articipate.  Her new engagement is with fabric constructed wall quilts. Her art is available for view and for sale until Oct.30, 2020. See more details under the “In the Gallery” page.

Drawing for ages 10-14

Sep. 28, 2020.   5 Week Drawing Class.   Liz Frankland will take students through drawing exercises to build motivation, skills and confidence.  This class will be followed with a 5 week class in painting. Mondays, 4:00pm- 5:30pm. All materials provided. $140. We’ll maintain 8 ft of social distancing.  6 seats available.

Art Exhibition: Lockdown!

(Online Gallery Here)

Finding beauty in the mundane

and inspiration out of boredom

Liz Frankland’s paintings, set in the mid 20th century, convey human isolation and a longing for togetherness with additional themes of travel and progress. The slow pace of days during lock down lead to further refinement of a salient feature of her work; the fine line between accuracy and expressiveness.

Ron Shelton’s craftsmanship has transformed what’s on-hand materials into sculptural art with a musical theme.

This exhibition is viewable in Articipate’s gallery by appointment.  (248-812-9022)

A closing reception for the artists will take place on Friday, August 14th, 6:00-8:00pm. 

Intro to Art

July 6, 7:00-9:00pm.  Explore five media in five weeks, without having to buy tools and supplies.  This is your chance to experiment and find your preferred method of self expression while learning key elements of art; color, line, composition, perspective.  This class is limited to 6 students during the pandemic. $135.

Everyday Mandalas

Spend a little time getting centered by creating a new design.  Start at the center and work your way around and out.  Add some words for self expression. Make a collection of them, or send them to your friends. One day they’ll remind you of how you coped during the Covid 19 pandemic by creating art.