Intro to Art

Jan. 7, TH, 7:00-9:00pm  Learn by doing; in this 5 week class you will learn to:

  • Make bad art and survive (essential)
  • Make better art and enjoy practicing (crucial)
  • Use 5 media; acrylic, watercolor and oil paints, charcoal, and pastels
  • See the results of composition, line, color and value

Even if you don’t become a prolific artist, you will earn an enhanced appreciation of art in general AND learn why art is such an engaging activity or hobby. 

Watercolor Painting

Nov. 10, 7:00-9:00pm.  This 5 week class will teach you how to use this unique medium. It’s a bit unpredictable with a lot lovely results. Don’t miss this magical art experience. Elayna Alexandra, an experienced and creative teacher, can guide beginners to advanced students. Social distancing limits seats to 6. $140


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.

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.