Christmas In July: Couples Night Out

Thursday, July 18 is Berkley’s Couples Night Out.  To celebrate, we’re hosting a sale: It’s going to be your Christmas in July.  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!  6:30-9:30pm.

Urban Landscape Painting with Liz Frankland

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!

Watercolor for Everyone

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.

Caregiver Renewal Class

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.

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!

Ladies Art Night: Margaritas

April 29, 7:00-9:00pm.

At this Ladies Art Night we will be creating Margarita Door Hangers/Signs. These measure 12″wide x 18″tall. We will be painting, Mod Podging, and applying vinyl. We will use wire as a hanger on these with an optional bow poof. You may choose from a few different sentiments, “Mamacita Needs A Margarita”, “Happy Hour”, “Fiesta Queen”, “Cinco de Mayo” or “Margarita Limes Good Times”. Please make your preference known by  leaving your choice in the comments.

Register HERE. Tickets are $31.00. All materials will be provided. Please pre-pay using the ticket button. There are 20 seats available for this class. 

You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages. Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!

Lending Inspiration

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Find your style

Find inspiration from Articipate’s lending shelf. Here, you’ll find a starting point…is it the color that grabs you?  Abstract shapes, landscapes? Does bold, simplicity draw you in or contrast and complexity? Grab a spot at the table and copy something you like (always a legitimate way to start.) Find your style. Find the process that suits you by exploration. Articipate’s mission is to entice you into creating…our space is an artistic playground.

Into the studio

Articipate is a storefront art studio in downtown Berkley.  We promote art and support artists, especially would-be artists. Here, you can drop in and immerse yourself in an exploration of art materials and imagination. 

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