Art

Botanical Field Sketching— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-29$109— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., July 22 and 29, 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Take a cue from the botanists and botanical illustrators of yore and use pen and paintbrush to draw plants in the wild. Learn to use sketching to help you identify the plants you encounter. For novice artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike--join botanical artist Maia Hausler for basic drawing skills and plant structures in the classroom, and then take to the field to study plants in their native environment. Second class meets at DeYoung Natural Area, 9509 E. Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City. Supply list will be mailed before class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335447
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-29$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 22 and 29, 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Have you dabbled in sketching or watercolor painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it does not matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335410
Create Your Own Farmers Market Bag— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-23$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 23, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you love the farmers market? Finally, the season of shopping locally from area farmers is here! Enhance your local shopping experience by creating your own eco-friendly, bigger, better farmers market shopping bag! Use your own creativity and assistance from your instructor to design and sew (no worries, its simple!) your own farmers market bag. Learn how to screen print a design using fabric paint and markers. The finished bag will roll up for storage in a purse or jacket pocket. These bags are roomy, easy to carry over the shoulder, and simple to construct. All supplies included. Bring a friend for a fun and easy evening of creating! Adult and children age 8+ accompanied by an adult are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335458
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$85— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., June 18 and 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. (Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335501
Glass Mosaics— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$95— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., July 9 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. You have seen them at art fairs and on Pinterest. Now create your own colorful framed glass mosaic. Bring an 8x10 idea that can be transferred onto clear glass. Great images can be found in coloring books, clip art or even stained-glass patterns. You will use broken pieces of colored glass and glue or grout to create your unique mosaic. Bring your image and be prepared to jump right into this two-week class. Cost includes frame, all glass pieces, and materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335497
Objects in Oil Paintings— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., June 4 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Learn to take ordinary objects and create fantastic oil paintings! If you are looking to improve your oil painting skills or think that oil painting is too hard, this is for you! Learn to block in large shapes, create an underlayer of color that will give your painting dimension, compose your scene, blend oil paints for maximum effect plus much more. A basic supply list will be provided for students who are just getting started with oils. Please bring a small/medium sized object to paint.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335436
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Lake Michigan Beach— 2019-05-11 through  2019-05-11$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a quiet beach, where do you go? Transport yourself to your favorite special spot and capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335403
Pastels at Your Pace— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., June 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. You will receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! Everything is provided, but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335442
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335479
The Summer Sketch Book— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$149— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 2-5 p.m., NMC Boardman River Cabin, (directions are mailed before class). Join well-known illustrator and artist, Glenn Wolff, for three beautiful art experiences on the banks of the Boardman River. Designed for the artist, or would-be-artist, of any skill level who desires to untether digitally and reclaim the contemplative act of sketching and drawing. Explore a variety of drawing and illustration materials and techniques while sketching in class from still lifes, artifacts and in-the-field assignments. The goal: Sketchbook as your new PAD (Personal Analog Device) that will itself become a work of art/journal for the summer. Includes all materials.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335395
Watercolor Sunsets— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., July 16 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! Learn how to capture those few magical late evening moments in a glorious watercolor painting. Using photo references, you will learn how to compose your scene, about the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend watercolors wet into wet, as well as many tips and tricks and to use when using watercolor paint. All materials are provided. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets with you to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335417
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWoodworking: Build a Windsor Rocking Chair— 2019-05-18 through  2019-05-19$395— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., May 18 and 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs, Woodshop Rm. C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a beautiful Windsor comb-back rocking chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging through joints, and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience is required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included in the cost. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340229
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-25$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., June 4-25, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artists eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335464
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Lake Michigan Beach— 2019-05-11 through  2019-05-11$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a quiet beach, where do you go? Transport yourself to your favorite special spot and capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335403
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335479
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWoodworking: Build a Windsor Rocking Chair— 2019-05-18 through  2019-05-19$395— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., May 18 and 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs, Woodshop Rm. C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a beautiful Windsor comb-back rocking chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging through joints, and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience is required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included in the cost. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340229
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-29$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 22 and 29, 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Have you dabbled in sketching or watercolor painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it does not matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335410
Create Your Own Farmers Market Bag— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-23$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 23, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you love the farmers market? Finally, the season of shopping locally from area farmers is here! Enhance your local shopping experience by creating your own eco-friendly, bigger, better farmers market shopping bag! Use your own creativity and assistance from your instructor to design and sew (no worries, its simple!) your own farmers market bag. Learn how to screen print a design using fabric paint and markers. The finished bag will roll up for storage in a purse or jacket pocket. These bags are roomy, easy to carry over the shoulder, and simple to construct. All supplies included. Bring a friend for a fun and easy evening of creating! Adult and children age 8+ accompanied by an adult are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335458
Pastels at Your Pace— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., June 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. You will receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! Everything is provided, but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335442
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-25$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., June 4-25, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artists eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335464
Objects in Oil Paintings— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., June 4 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Learn to take ordinary objects and create fantastic oil paintings! If you are looking to improve your oil painting skills or think that oil painting is too hard, this is for you! Learn to block in large shapes, create an underlayer of color that will give your painting dimension, compose your scene, blend oil paints for maximum effect plus much more. A basic supply list will be provided for students who are just getting started with oils. Please bring a small/medium sized object to paint.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335436
The Summer Sketch Book— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$149— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 2-5 p.m., NMC Boardman River Cabin, (directions are mailed before class). Join well-known illustrator and artist, Glenn Wolff, for three beautiful art experiences on the banks of the Boardman River. Designed for the artist, or would-be-artist, of any skill level who desires to untether digitally and reclaim the contemplative act of sketching and drawing. Explore a variety of drawing and illustration materials and techniques while sketching in class from still lifes, artifacts and in-the-field assignments. The goal: Sketchbook as your new PAD (Personal Analog Device) that will itself become a work of art/journal for the summer. Includes all materials.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335395
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$85— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., June 18 and 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. (Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335501
Glass Mosaics— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$95— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., July 9 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. You have seen them at art fairs and on Pinterest. Now create your own colorful framed glass mosaic. Bring an 8x10 idea that can be transferred onto clear glass. Great images can be found in coloring books, clip art or even stained-glass patterns. You will use broken pieces of colored glass and glue or grout to create your unique mosaic. Bring your image and be prepared to jump right into this two-week class. Cost includes frame, all glass pieces, and materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335497
Watercolor Sunsets— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., July 16 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! Learn how to capture those few magical late evening moments in a glorious watercolor painting. Using photo references, you will learn how to compose your scene, about the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend watercolors wet into wet, as well as many tips and tricks and to use when using watercolor paint. All materials are provided. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets with you to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335417
Botanical Field Sketching— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-29$109— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., July 22 and 29, 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Take a cue from the botanists and botanical illustrators of yore and use pen and paintbrush to draw plants in the wild. Learn to use sketching to help you identify the plants you encounter. For novice artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike--join botanical artist Maia Hausler for basic drawing skills and plant structures in the classroom, and then take to the field to study plants in their native environment. Second class meets at DeYoung Natural Area, 9509 E. Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City. Supply list will be mailed before class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335447
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