Philip Ruehle, Artist/Instructor MFA

When: Tuesday, September 10-October 15 12:30-3:30.

Age Level: Intermediate Drawing

Fee: SAC member $115/non-member $125

This six-week course will serve as a continuation in the study of representational drawing.  Students will explore the process and techniques of graphite while working from the landscape, still life, and figure (portraits and hands).  Each week will consist of a demo at the beginning of class followed by one-on-one instruction.

Required Materials:

Graphite Pencils:  4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 3B

Kneaded Eraser

Pink pearl or plastic eraser

Drawing Paper (11”x14” or 16”x20”) – Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper is recommended



Instructor: Jim Reinert, Master Potter, Instructor
When:  Six-weeks, Thursdays, June 27-August 8 (No class on July 4)
Age Level: Beginning to Advanced
Fee: Member $145 /  non-Member $155
Pre-registration & payment required: Call 989-723-8354

Come experiment with clay!  Learn various techniques of wheel throwing, handbuilding and glazing. Bring your tools, with vinyl gloves and sandpaper in your tool box for glazing.. Individual development is of primary importance. Class includes 25-lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Dress for mess!

Instructor: Philip Ruehle, MFA, Artist/Instructor
When: TBA
Age Level: Adult
Fee: Member $115  /  non-Member $125
Pre-registration & payment required: Call 989-723-835

Receive one-on-one instruction while exploring the painting genre of your choice (still life, landscape, portraiture, non-objective abstract, etc). This is a great opportunity to experiment with something new or to improve upon something with which you currently find challenging. Students need to bring their own supplies. Mineral spirits provided.



Instructor: Arthur Johns
When: Fall, 2019
Where: Arthur Johns’ Forge & Design Studio (north of Elsie)
Age Level: Adult (16+)
Fee: Member-$ 220/  Non-Member-$235



This five-week course offers a comprehensive hands-on overview of the art of blacksmithing.

Students will be introduced to basic forging and metalworking techniques including stock manipulation (both bar stock and sheet metal forming), basic tool making, traditional joinery and finishing techniques. It also offers insights into design development and execution. Students will make some of their own tools and design/build their own individual projects. Students need to furnish 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.


The Shiawassee Arts Council, in partnership with the Arc Shiawassee, offers an arts program for young adults with developmental disabilities called The Creative Arc. Working together SAC provides hands-on creative arts experiences to 50 students between the ages of 16 and 26 in art classes throughout the year. Disabilities represented among these students include mental retardation, epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy. The goal of the program is that the students will enjoy the multi-media classes and will become aware of the value of artistic achievement and encourage their cultural growth. All participating students are residents of Shiawassee County.

Some art projects are designed for completion during a single session, while others are worked on during successive sessions. Students thereby gain experience of creativity not just as a single act, but also as an ongoing process that unfolds over time, requiring planning, sustained attention, and evolving ideas. Activities are conceived in a variety of media providing students with diverse creative experiences and allowing them to explore which medium they may prefer to pursue in subsequent endeavors.

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