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Registration needs to take place at least one week prior to class
Instructor: Jim Reinert, Master Potter
When: Thursdays, March 2 – April 13, (No class April 6) 6pm-9pm
Fee: Member-$140 / Non-Member-$150
Pre Registration & payment required Call 989-723-8354
6 Weeks of beginning to advanced level pottery . Various techniques of wheel throwing, hand building and glazing will be taught. Bring your tools, a note book, an old towel and apron (optional). Individual development is of primary importance. Come experiment with clay! Includes 25 lbs. Of clay, glazes and firings. In every bag of clay, there is a pot! Dress for Mess!
Friday, March 3 & 10, 1:30pm – 4:30PM
Colorful Calligraphy with Pointed Pen – Barb Holmer, Instructor. Friday, March 3 & 10, 1:30PM – 4:30PM. Bring color into your calligraphy projects! This class will focus on using different inks and paints to create colorful letters and flourishes with the pointed pen. Materials are provided for the class. Students will also learn about marking and layout techniques for designs on colored paper. Beginning and intermediate levels. $57 Member/$67 Non-member.
Modern calligraphy offers a looser approach to writing calligraphy with a pointed pen and yet still adds a special touch to your cards, envelopes, and more. Learn about the basic supplies and methods for writing with a dip pen then try your hand at modern calligraphy! Materials are provided, however, you are welcome to bring pen holders and nibs that you already have.
When: Friday, February 3, 2017 1:30 PM – 4-30 PM &
Fee: Member-$25 / Non-Member-$30 + $5 material fee payable at registration
Bead Embroidered Pendant Workshop by Sheryl Stephens, Cool Moon Creations
When: Friday, March 31, 1pm – 4pm
Fee: Member-$70 / Non-Member-$75 (This includes the material fees)
Have you always admired these beautiful pieces of jewelry by Sheryl in the gallery? Now you can learn the basic bead embroidery skills for surrounding a flat cabochon with beads, and then learn ways to embellish and finish with accent beads, creating a unique pendant. Each student will work from a kit provided, using needle and special beading thread to attach small beads. Although the materials in each kit will be the same, each student will use their own imagination in creating their pendant differently. No prior beading knowledge or skill is required, but helpful. Cost: Including kit: $70 SAC member/$75 Non-member. Things to bring: If you have a task light and magnifier. There will be a limited number of these items at the workshop. Stop into the gallery to view many creations of Sheryl’s.
Open Oil Painting Wednesdays (6 Weeks )
Philip Ruehle, Artist/Instructor
When: Wednesdays, March 8 – April 12, 1:00PM – 3:30PM
Fee: Member-$95 / Non-Member-$105
Pre Registration & payment required Call 989-723-8354
Receive one-on-one instruction while exploring the oil painting genre of your choice (still life, landscape, portraiture, non-objective abstract, etc.) This is a great opportunity to experiment with something new or improve upon something with which you currently find challenging. Students will need to bring their own supplies. Mineral spirits will be provided. New session will follow.
(Oil Painting by student, Nancy Wickman)
Souper Bowl Pottery with Linda Ruehle, Artist/Instructor
Sunday, February 5, 2017 1PM – 3PM & 3:30-5:30PM (if needed)
This is great opportunity if you have always wanted to try out pottery, or if you don’t have time in your schedule for a six week class. Invite a friend and have fun creating FUNctional soup bowls! Dress for mess!
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:00 PM – 3 PM & additional class at 3:30pm – 5:30pm if needed
Age: High School/Adults
Fee: Member-$30 / Non-Member-$35
Glazing Pottery: Sunday, February 19, 1PM – 2PM
Pre Registration & payment required Call 989-723-835
Beginning fundamentals of Blacksmithing with Arthur Johns
When: Spring date TBA – starting in April (Tues or Wed. )
Where: Arthur Johns’ Forge & Design Studio, north of Elsie
Age: Adult (16+)
Fee: $220 Member/ $235 Non-member (2014 pricing) CLASS IS LIMITED TO FOUR STUDENTS PER SESSION
Pre-registration & payment required call (989) 723-8354
This 5 week course will offer a comprehensive, hands on, overview of the art of Blacksmithing. Students will be introduced to basic forging and metal working techniques. These will include stock manipulation (both bar stock and sheet metal forming), basic tool making, traditional joinery and finishing techniques. It will also offer insights into design development and execution. Students will be making some of their own tools, functional objects and designing/building their own individual projects. Students are required to furnish for themselves proper safety gear (safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves and appropriate footwear). Arthur is an artist/blacksmith with a Master of Fine Arts degree and primarily works in forged iron or steel. New session will follow.
Mark E. Mehaffey – Two Day Water Media Plein Air Workshop – save the dates
Plein Air on the Shiawassee
Saturday &/or Sunday, June 10 & 11 9am – 4pm.
The workshop cost will include lunch both days. Cost for SAC member: $ 200 Non-member $220. For one day only $110 Member/$120 non-member.
Internationally recognized artist Mark E Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life Member – Master Status, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experimental Artists, Signature Life Member and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Mehaffey has won major awards in juried exhibitions internationally including the Silver Medal of Honor (twice) and the Arches Paper Co Award from the American Watercolor Society, the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, M. Grumbacher Gold Medal from Allied Artists of America, the Skyledge Award from TWSA, Biennial Award from the Shanghai Zhoujiajiao International Biennial Watercolor Exhibition, Best of Show from the San Diego Watercolor Society and guest artist for the Salon De L’Aquarelle 2015, Antwerp, Belgium.
He wrote “Creative Watercolor Workshop”, published in 2005 and it was rereleased as “Creative Watercolor and Acrylic Workshop” in 2013 published by Northlight Publishing. Mark has also created twelve instructional videos. He has appeared in many publications. He was featured in “Masters of Watercolor” written by Konstantin Sterkhov and “Inspirations & Technical Breakthroughs: Secrets from the Contemporary International Watercolor Masters Volume 1” written by Zhou Tianya & Ruan Hoe.
Mehaffey’s paintings are included in corporate public and private collections including Blue Cross Blue Shield and The Arches Paper Co., USA. His work is included in the permanent collections of transparent watercolors at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, the National Watercolor Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico, Quanhua Watercolor Art Gallery, Zhoujiajiao, China and the Dachong Art Gallery, Zhongshan, China.
Mark is a popular juror, workshop instructor and lecturer.
Supply List: Simple and easy and portable; a warm and a cool of the primary color in BOTH watercolor and acrylic. Watercolor: hansa yellow light, gamboge, winsor red, alizarin crimson, thalo blue and ultra blue, its the same for acrylic except I sub cadmium yellow and cad. yellow dark for the yellows…and of course I add black and white. I’ll use a 9×12 or 12×18 block of watercolor paper (Arches) for watercolor and I use Raymar panels for acrylic…again mostly 9×12 in size, although sometimes smaller. Paper towels, a pencil and a water container round out my supplies. If you have a Plein Air easel, you may use it. For two days 4-6 panels in the 9×12 size range should do.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 1PM – 4PM New workshops soon!
When: Saturday January 21, 2017, 1pm – 4pm
Age: Adults or High School 16yrs+
Fee: Member-$45 / Non-Member-$55 + $5 material fee payable at registration
Join us for a creative afternoon to learn basic metalsmithing skills using hand tools, a rolling mill and a flex shaft to make beautiful copper earring with sterling silver ear wires. No prior experience is necessary. Minimum 4 students.
Next Special SAC Art a la Carte Art Party
Tuesday, February 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm -Sweet Indulgence! Think Chocolate, watercolor painting & more!
Fearless, easy basics in creating four, simple and successful mini 5 x 7 watercolor paintings that are suitable for framing or for greeting cards, including envelopes. Participants of all levels are welcome! No experience is necessary. Join local artist, Susan McGuire, who has a contagious enthusiasm and passion for painting, while learning something educational and fun! (Create an abstract Valentine, a technique using resist, a floral with roses or poppies, etc. and a birch tree landscape) $30 SAC Member/$35 Non-member. Call (989) 723-8354 to register.
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