Learn Art

Different ways to learn:

  • workshops (2-3 hours, one session)

  • make and take crafts (usually 2 hours)

  • private lessons

  • classes (4-5 weeks, cumulative learning of skills)

*Please see cancelation policy

 

WORKSHOPS

PAINTING WITH PASTELS (soft chalks) Monthly, weekend
Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a waterfront and boat painting. Sanded pastel paper $2, will be available at the class. All other supplies will be furnished. Next workshop is on August 31, 1:30-4:30pm.  Five students are required to run this class. $36.

BONUS: Have you ever wanted to try OIL pastels? Occasionally, Mary Jane will give a mini introductory lesson prior to the soft pastel class.  $15. TBD.

LAYERED COLLAGE
Welcome summer with a creative collage. Terry Ford-Holcomb will demonstrate stamping, paper layering and stenciling techniques on a 10″ x 10″ canvas. TBD, 6:30-8:30pm. $33, all materials included.  7 participants required. Call for next class date.

ZENTANGLE, BEYOND BASICS
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.

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.

EVENING CLASSES

INTRO TO ART   
Low Pressure, High Pleasure:  Intro to Art begins again on a Monday, Oct. 7,  7:00pm-9:00pm. Try acrylic painting, watercolor painting, oil painting, 2 drawing sessions plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. 5 weeks, $125. Includes all materials. Class size limited to 10 students.

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS, Urban Landscapes
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!

Wednesday evenings, August 21 through Sept. 18,  from 6:00-8:00pm.   A materials list will be provided to registered students prior to class.

WATERCOLOR CLASS
Transparent watercolors, layered one hue on another, create stunning glazed effects. Cecilia Phipps will share her love of watercolor and teaching with students—beginners through advanced—at Articipate beginning July 16 for 5 weeks.
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. Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00pm. $135 includes pigments and start up paper.

DAYTIME CLASSES

DRAWING CLASS FOR 15 AND OLDER
Learn simple techniques for drawing nearly anything imaginable!  During the four weeks, we’ll focus on still life, portraiture, contour drawing and landscape. Enjoy this intuitive and expressive way of thinking. Develop your visual language. Scheduled on demand.  Let us know you want a class. 4:00pm-5:30pm. $90. A short materials list to be furnished upon registration. Terry Ford-Holcomb.

ART IN THE AFTERNOON
Feel like creating something new? Give us a call, then come in and experience one of these: print making, glass fusion, fabric collage, abstract painting, sculpture using paper, wood, wire, Notan paper craft, mandalas, origami, watercolor lesson, collage creation, build a mobile, mosaic magic… $25-35 per session.

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.

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.

*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.

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