Alcohol Ink Workshop

November 1, 6:00-9:00pm  Everything you need to know about this brilliant medium.  Although alcohol inks have been around for many years, recently they have been elevated to be used for fine art painting. If you love bold, bright colors, then this is the class for you! I will demonstrate, and then students will have an opportunity to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo paper and a variety of tile surfaces. One can achieve beautiful abstracts and/or paint landscapes and florals with this exciting medium. Also discussed will be how to preserve and finish the completed painting.

The class fee of $45 includes 3 hours of instruction, alcohol and inks for the class will be provided. A $20 fee for a materials kit which includes a set of 3 alcohol inks, stamper tool, felt pads, brush, palette, yupo paper, 2 tiles, cotton swabs. This is for the student to take home. The minimum number of students to run the workshop is 5. The the maximum number of students is 12.

Music and Tapas: Consuming Arts

Sunday, September 29, 6:00-8:00pm. Sensory Delights: Chelsea Koziatek and Tia Harvey on Music; Chef Ravani on Food, all for your enjoyment. Join us for this treat of the senses; four selections of music matched with four dinner courses. (Please purchase tickets by September 26, 2019.)

Inside/Outside; Art and You

Idelle Hammond-Sass

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.

Aegean Light, Robert Zeichner

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

Caregiver’s Renewal Art Adventure

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. 

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.