Class Descriptions

Different ways to learn:

  • classes (4-5 weeks, cumulative learning of skills)
  • workshops (2-4 hours, one session)
  • make and take crafts (usually 2 hours)
  • private lessons

*Please see cancelation policy

EVENING CLASSES

INTRO TO ART   
Art is all about exploration and taking chances outside of your comfort zone.  This is a class where you can play with 5 types of media; acrylic, watercolor, oil and pastel paints and practice drawing basics.  Low pressure, high pleasure.  It’s a small class, limited to 10 people.  All the materials are supplied. $130.  Next class begins Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS, Portraits
Loose, Accurate and Expressive!

Become more confident and loose as a painter in this 5 session class with a combination of quick, fun gesture exercises as well as longer duration paintings. We will focus on portrait painting basics using photo references and a simplified palette. This class is for all levels.

Liz Frankland, instructor, will demonstrate to show the essentials of brushwork, value and composition with individualized attention.

The best way to improve is through practice! We will do several ala prima paintings, which are completed in one session. Liz will demonstrate multiple limited palettes in order to create a better understanding of the human form with greater accuracy and expression.

This is an acrylic painting class but we will also do some charcoal drawing. A materials list will be sent to registered students. Space is limited to 12.  $139.

Wed. Nov.13 6:30-8:30pm
Fri. Nov.22 6:30-8:30pm
Sun. Nov. 24 from 11:00am-4:00pm Complimentary lunch will be served.
Wed. Dec.11 6:30-8:30pm
Wed. Dec.18 6:30-8:30pm

Register HERE

WATERCOLOR CLASS
Looking for a watercolor teacher during these winter months. Call 248-812-9022 if you are an experienced teacher. Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm. Five weeks. $135. This class requires 5 students to run; 12 student maximum.

PAPER MACHE´ CLASS
You will love the shapes and versatility of paper maché! It’s a satisfying process; the construction or molding of an armature, the draping and smoothing of paste soaked paper, then the decoration and painting of the hardened shell. Give it a try.  Three sessions, all materials included, $75. Time 7:00-9:00pm. Class size limited to 5 people. Call to sign up.

DRAWING CLASS 
Drawing 101; where it all begins.  Four weeks for a lifetime of art adventures. Learn to identify shapes, direct the eye with a line and communicate with images on paper.  This class is for everyone who wants to learn drawing.  Those under the age of 10 years may come with a participating adult, attending with a 20% discount. You’ll have great fun growing this skill together! Taught by Terry Ford Holcomb.  Class to begin when the students arrive…
Call to sign up.

WORKSHOPS

PAINTING WITH PASTELS (soft chalks) Monthly, weekend
Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases, so they’re travel compatible. Mary Jane Erard is an excellent, experienced teacher.  Her next workshops are: Jan  12: Paint Like VanGogh. which includes Mixed Media painting,  February 9: Pet portraits, March 21: for Cloudscapes in soft pastels or acrylic and oil pastel. Workshops are from 1:30pm-4:30pm. $36.

MIXED MEDIA MARATHON
Photos, paper layering and stenciling, embedded text, fabric, trinkets as symbols on canvas, gold foil, photos. Anything goes! $45, all materials included.  5 participants required. October 13, 1:00-5:00pm

ZENTANGLE ZONE
Various dates, 6:00pm-8:00pm. $30. Learn to make intricate patterns, one step at a time. Certified instructor, Pam Signorelli, teaches new tangles on imaginative projects. Next class is December 17th, 2019.

LADIES ART NIGHTS
Various dates, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Jen Blake leads the way into fun crafts, several times per month. Check on facebook.com/articipateinberkley or HERE. $21-$36.  Materials included. BYOB.

MAKE & TAKE PROJECTS

MOM & ME TUESDAYS
Call us, then drop in with your child and paint together; Selfies? vacation memory?  Have a few laughs together.  We’ll give you each a frame for your art. $12 per person. Sometime between 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

SOMETIMES,  SATURDAYS
Please call the studio, 248-812-9022 to check on the Saturday schedule. Sometimes, Saturdays are reserved for workshops and parties.

SUNDAY SPECIAL SPACE
Yes, we’re now open on Sundays! Studio time is yours! Bring your art project and materials (no toxic fumes) and share the space.  Refreshing!  Suggested donation, $5.

*cancelation policy on all workshops (one session) and classes (multi-sessions): a refund will be offered if the cancelation is made at least 24 hours in advance of first (or only) class.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Want a more private place to explore your art quest? Call and arrange private lessons; one hour, $30;  1.5 hours $40. Deb Kobayashi, teacher.

*cancelation policy on all workshops (one session) and classes (multi-sessions): a refund will be offered if the cancelation is made at least 24 hours in advance of first (or only) class.

 

Past & Future Offerings

Make a comment if you’d like to take these classes:

GLASS FUSION FRIDAYS
One Friday each month, the glass workshop meets and make something wonderful.  The kiln fired pieces will be ready within four days.  $36. Taught by Pam Signorelli.

DRAWING ON DESIGN
In this drawing class you’ll learn to find shapes, map values AND create a pleasing composition by using principles of design. Dan Keller, instructor at WSU, CCS and BBAC, will teach at Articipate on Tuesday evenings for five weeks, beginning February 12, 6:00-8:30pm. $125. Register HERE.

DAYTIME DRAWING & DESIGN
Translating 3D objects into a still life drawing requires use of perspective and value.  But creating a satisfying drawing requires elements of design and composition.  Dan Keller returns to Articipate to teach this 5 week drawing class on Thursday afternoons, 12:30pm-2:30pm. Dan is an experienced teacher and artist who has taught at WSU, CCS and BBAC.  $120, includes materials. Class is limited to 10 students.

FIGURE DRAWING
Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm, beginning June 26th.  Drawing the human figure has long been a staple for artists. With gesture and form drawings in this 6 week class, we will also look at perspective, composition and value. Experienced teacher and artist, Dan Keller has taught at WSU, CCS and the BBAC. Five of the classes will have a live model.  $169, includes cost of model. Begins June 26.

PAPER MACHE´ CLASS
You will love the shapes and versatility of paper maché! It’s a satisfying process; the construction or molding of an armature, the draping and smoothing of paste soaked paper, then the decoration and painting of the hardened shell. Give it a try.  Five weeks, Wednesdays, all materials included, $115. Begins 7/11/18. 7:00-9:00pm. Class size limited to 8 people.

 

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