Classes

Daytime Introductory Art Classes

 

SATURDAY ART CLASS FOR KIDS

For ages approximately 8-13 years old; we’ll be exploring watercolor painting with crayon resist, print making, acrylic painting on canvas and paper sculpture. Noon- 1:30pm, four weeks, $92, includes materials. The class size is limited to 8 students.

INTRO TO SCULPTURE

Mondays, 1:00pm-2:00pm $20. Several types of sculpture for making 3 D art: foil with tape, wire, mobiles, celluclay (similar to paper maché) and paper and box structures.  

ART JOURNALING & ART  BOOKS

Mondays, 2:30pm-3:30pm instruction and materials: $20. Each of these book types are packed with creativity and fun. Altered books, art journaling, constructed books.  Make this a keepsake.  

INTRO TO DRAWING   

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm  $20. Try several techniques: training your hand /eye coordination, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” exercises, using a grid, trusting your eyes. Instruction and materials.

MANDALAS: ART FOR RELAXATION

Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. $15. Learn the art of making mandalas, or get creative with coloring books.                                          

INTRO TO WATERCOLOR

Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm  $20. Watercolor is the most versatile type of paint. Learn four watercolor techniques; wet on wet, wet on dry, resists, blotting.  

MOM AND ME PAINTING CLASS

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm  $10 per person. Paper, brushes and your choice of many types of paint:  Images for inspiration and instruction as needed. Smocks and all materials provided.                                                           

SOMETIMES,  SATURDAYS

Please call the studio, 248-812-9022 to check on the Saturday schedule.  Saturdays sometimes are reserved for classes and parties.

SUNDAY SPECIAL SPACE

Yes, we’re now open on Sundays! Studio time is yours!  Bring whatever you’re working on or start something new.  Creating in a shared space breaks up the isolation of creating alone. Refreshing! If you supply your own materials-$10.  Or, materials can be purchased.                          

Evening Classes

 

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASS (new!)

You don’t have to know how to draw to make art. In this class we’ll skip the careful pencil drawings and start with a loose impressionistic painting. In three painting classes, we’ll explore acrylic, watercolor and oil paints. We’ll incorporate color, composition, shapes, lines, value and contrast as we go. Two drawing classes will follow; learning hand-eye coordination and finding shapes. Drawing is as much about learning how to see, as recording it. Most importantly, after five weeks, you will have learned to hush your inner critic and to consider yourself an artist. $115 for 5 weeks.

ZENTANGLE, BEYOND BASICS

Occasional Tuesdays (usually 3rd of each month) 6:00pm-8:00pm. $25. Learn to make intricate patterns, one step at a time. Certified instructor, Pam Signorelli, teaches new tangles on imaginative projects.                                                        

LADIES ART NIGHTS

Occasional Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Jen Blake leads the way into fun crafts, several times per month.  Check on facebook.com/articipateinberkley or here. $20-$30. Materials included. BYOB. 

 

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