Pastel Pet Portrait

Learn Pastel Painting
Pastel by Mary Jane Erard

Saturday, December 1, 1:30-4:00pm.  A three hour pastel workshop in time for Christmas gift giving! And what’s more precious than an artistic portrait of man’s best friend?  Pastel artist, Mary Jane Erard (see her paintings at Toledo Museum of Art) has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the pet portrait successful. Bring your favorite photo to trace. Class size limited to 12 people. $35.

Intro to Art

copying master artists a practice for students
Art Student, Jean Harrison’s rendition of Derain, Les Peniches.

You know you need art, but where do you start?  Here! at Intro to Painting & Drawing.  In 5 weeks, we’ll explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, beginning January 8, 2019.  $119 materials included.

Zentangle with Tannins

Pam Signorelli, teacher
Learn Zentangle

October 29, 6:30-8:30pm.   Making art is always therapeutic because it involves contemplation, self expression and reflection, but Zentangle Art has earned a place in Psychology Today. See this article by Cathy Malchiodi PhD,  in which she shares its qualities:

It’s self soothing
It’s simple
It teaches how to own mistakes
It reinforces aimlessness

Pam Signorelli teaches two classes at Articipate this fall: Oct. 29th and Nov. 1st. Come and try it! This time it’s Tannins and Tangles; random tea and wine rings combine with thoughtful patterns; a great contrast! What will Pam Signorelli think up next? $26 per person. All materials provided.

Watercolor Magic

Learn the art of watercolor paintingOctober 11, 7:0pm-9:00pm.   Watercolor Magic, by Steve Gamburd.  A 5 week course* which includes: Introduction to Transparencies, Monochrome, Dynamic Duos, Relative Color, and Figure Painting.  In each session you will experiment, learn and practice your new skills.  A materials list will be sent to registered students. $105 per person. *actual dates are Thursdays, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/ 8 and 11/15. *Single class option: $26 per session.

Acrylic Painting; 5 weeks

Join local artist Liz Frankland for a 5-week class on acrylic painting. Frankland, who is based in Berkley, is an award winning painter with a love of mid-century modern design, everyday spaces, and interiors filled with light and shadow.

Frankland will demonstrate how to create a scene that is loose but realistic in style, and how to find the point where detail can be expressed accurately yet abstract. Students are asked to bring 2-3 inspirational images to work from and will leave at the end of the class with their own painting. And don’t worry about a cluttered photo! Frankland will help students navigate what to highlight and minimize in the final work.

Next class: Wednesday evenings, beginning January 9, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm. A materials list will be provided to registered students prior to class. We must have minimum 5 students or the class will be cancelled. Register on the calendar page.

Scenes of the past
Past Time, art recalling the past.

Tree Collage

tree collage
workshop; tree collage on canvas

Monday, October 1, 6:30-8:30pm

Join Terry Ford-Holcomb in creating art inspired by Michigan’s beautiful fall season.  Trees are in nature’s spotlight. Learn the intricacies of layering with the use of stamps, paint, and papers.  Let your imagination flow and artfully arrange your tree collage on an easy to frame 10” x 10” wrapped canvas.   And stay tuned… more trees for winter and spring are coming. $31 includes all materials.


Ladies Art Night

fall decor
Autumn decorations

Monday, October 8, 7:00-9:00pm  At this Ladies Art Night we will be creating fall wooden trays. We have 3 designs for you to choose from. The wood rounds are 15″ and will be stained before we paint. You will be using vinyl stencils, paint, Mod Podge and tools to attach your hardware. These trays come out so cute. They make a great centerpiece or fall accent piece.

Tickets for Fall Trays are $31.00. Pre-pay using our ticket button. There are 20 seats available for this class. All materials will be provided.

You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages.

Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!


Past Time by Liz Frankland

Scenes of the past
Past Time, art recalling the past.

Experiencing the paintings of Liz Frankland, the viewer can almost feel the breeze entering through the screen door. For the last three years, Liz has been exploring the connection between the past and present; how we see and connect with the people and places that shape our lives. Her yesteryear scenes pull at the heart in a pleasing way.  Liz Frankland is a graduate of CCS, BFA. All the art in this show is for sale and will be on display from  July 16 through August 31.

Art in the Afternoon

10 week class
glass fusion, one of the 10 media classes

Tuesdays SUMMERTIME Sessions: 3:00pm-5:00pm 

  • Paper mache´  6/5
  • print making  6/12
  • glass fusion  6/19
  • fabric collage  6/26
  • abstract painting  7/10
  • up-cycling found items  7/17
  • sculpture of paper, wood, wire  7/24
  • Notan paper craft  7/31
  • mandalas  8/7
  • cyanotype (sun) prints  8/14  

Our most popular classes all lined up in a row for summer.  This class is for everyone; children who want to learn the craft, men and women. Pay for one session or SAVE by prepaying for 4 sessions- or by bringing 3 friends! Please call ahead and let us know you’re coming.  $25 per session or $88 for four sessions or 4 people.

Refund Policy: cancel 24 hours in advance for a refund.