Art

Art Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Fine Arts Rm. 115 This course allows for a great deal of exploration into the world of art as we see it. The course provides an avenue for understanding this world by investigating technique, media, idea, personal expression and meaning. In examining personal expression, surrounding issues and their effect upon society are also analyzed. You will develop a foundation for understanding art through analytical observation, examination, interpretation and writing about art. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Cost does not include text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234283412
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You'll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies. <br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962325
Beginning Knitting — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-11-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961929
Beginning Knitting — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961946
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Do you like to create your own artwork for your home or gifting? Using botanicals as the subject matter, you'll design a captivating paper collage on a 2' x 2' Masonite board with gel medium, acrylics, reference photos, and torn paper. You will be provided with a basic underpainting and learn how to apply torn and painted collage through demonstration and hands-on guidance. We will use reference photos, art materials, and a 2' x 2' Masonite board. Leave with a beautiful, finished work of art that can be framed. All materials included.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961781
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-14$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Have you dabbled in sketching or water color 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 doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962336
Ceramics I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 1-3 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135 This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233136934
Ceramics I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135 Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233166654
Crochet Basics — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-10-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a 'sampler' dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961853
DIY Bath and Body Products — 2017-11-29 thru 2017-11-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they're twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962418
Exploring Watercolors — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-26$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m.,Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you'll learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961848
Exploring Watercolors: Creative Techniques — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-16$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Ramp up your watercolor painting with new creative techniques. Learn painting methods which allow you to paint the suggestion of trees, bark, rocks, grass, skies and much more. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you'll benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and discover a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference photographs with you. All other materials are supplied.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962314
Figure Drawing — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$149 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds., 6-8 p.m., at Leelanau Studios. Artist of all types from the beginning of recorded art history have always relied on working from the live nude model to help them better understand form, proportion and composition in general. Participate in this special opportunity to draw directly from live professional artist models. Discover proportions of the human form through observation. Learn different drawing techniques and gather ideas that will help you to see more to create remarkable and stunning figure drawings. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older. Meets at Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Includes all materials. <br><br>4 Wed., Oct. 25-Nov. 15<br><br>6-8 p.m., at Leelanau Studios<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961885
Figures of Venus — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$129 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-9 p.m., at Leelanau Studios. Titan, Botticelli, Rubens, Corot and more have studied and painted Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Now it is your turn. Discover proportions of the human form through observation of the live professional artist models recreating poses of Venus that artists have painted throughout history. We'll deconstruct the compositions of these master painters to understand how the composition with its accompanying figurative elements helps to portray and enhance the narrative of each painting. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older. Meets at Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Includes all materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961880
Glass Fusion: Small Coasters and Bowl — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs, 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Learn basic glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed set of four colorful art glass coasters and a small bowl for decoration or daily use! Easy to make, even if you've never worked with glass before! Sprinkle various colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape. No prior experience is necessary. Use of tools and all materials are included. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961844
Glass Fusion for Holiday Gift Giving — 2017-11-28 thru 2017-11-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 days, Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Explore this unique medium whether you are a first time fuser or have experience. Learn how to cut colored glass and use an array of glass materials that are then kiln-melted to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Fashion a stunning glass pendant for a necklace, glass ornaments, and a festive soap dish. Create enough pieces to keep one for yourself! All materials are provided. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).<br><br>2 days, <br><br>Tues., Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m. <br><br>AND Thurs., Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. <br><br>Meets at Glass Artz Studio <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962383
Introduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Noon-3 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 118. Qualify to use the NMC Welding Lab as you learn the essentials of welding for your hobby, art, or home-based projects. You'll learn what you must know about safety, equipment use, and welding techniques. Review and discuss the tools and equipment for wire and stick welding, use of personal protective clothing and equipment, as well as proper set up and safe use of equipment in the welding lab. Then head into the lab to weld! Successful completion of this course is required to take Open Welding Lab. Safety glasses, gloves, and welding helmet will be provided for this session. <br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961787
Intro to Hand-Lettering — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Acquire the foundation of traditional calligraphy using a brush calligraphy pen and then translate those concepts to modern hand-lettering. Learn the proper techniques for writing the traditional calligraphy forms, how to practice those basic shapes, and how to then apply those techniques to writing the alphabet. Use your new skills to create beautiful hand-lettered designs using any pen, pencil, or paintbrush. Go home with a hand-crafted item featuring your hand-lettered design and the confidence to develop your own hand-lettering style. All materials supplied.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961875
Knitted Socks — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear because you can custom fit them to your feet and are just plain fun to knit. Learn to knit in the round on your choice of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 2 circular needles. Discover the anatomy and vocabulary of a sock and master the basic techniques of making any sock from the cuff (top) down by knitting a small (toddler) size sock. Prerequisite: basic knitting skills. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961954
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. At the end of this class, you'll have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961921
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-11-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. At the end of this class, you'll have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008519
Knitting in the Round: Mittens or Fingerless Mitts — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-11-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Ramp up your knitting skills and learn to knit in the round using one set of DPNs (double point needles) or two circular needles. You'll also learn to knit a gusset required for the thumb. At the end of the class, you'll have completed a warm pair of mittens or a pair of fingerless mitts - your choice! The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961943
Knitting in the Round: Mittens or Fingerless Mitts — 2017-11-11 thru 2017-11-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Ramp up your knitting skills and learn to knit in the round using one set of DPNs (double point needles) or two circular needles. You'll also learn to knit a gusset required for the thumb. At the end of the class, you'll have completed a warm pair of mittens or a pair of fingerless mitts - your choice! The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962339
Learn to Sew — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-10-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. You'll complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing--many costing $20 or less--after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. You'll learn about machine maintenance, too. Need a machine? There are a few to rent for the duration of the class; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961769
Learn to Sew II — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. The best way to improve your skills is to keep sewing! Week one is a review of basic skills and terms with additional skills added. Bring a sewing project that interests you for approval or choose from a list of kits that can be purchased from the instructor. The remaining weeks have you working at your own pace while learning new skills and getting individual support on your project. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies each week. Need a machine? There are a limited number to rent; reserve one by calling 995-1700. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite is Learn to Sew or approval of instructor.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961914
Mixed Media Workshop — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you enjoy the creativity of combining different types of materials? Create exciting works of art that explore composition, color, line, surface texture, mark making, and spatial illusion using watercolors or gouache, textiles, drawing media, sewing, torn paper and more. Practice making art as impassioned improvisation. Explore Trompe L'oeil and how to use its effects to create 3-dimensional false illusion. Open to all levels. Includes all materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961809
Open Welding Lab — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 118. Qualified students who have passed the Introduction to Welding course can sign up for extra lab time. Bring your project and work on it under the watchful eye of our instructor. You will need to purchase safety glasses, gloves, tools, and welding helmet prior to taking this course. <br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961796
Painting I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130 Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Students in this course are both academic and non-credit. Students taking as non-credit must adhere to all the same student conduct code as others students in the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233137533
Pottery Techniques — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-15$219 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Beginners through advanced students--try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You'll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation. <br><br>8 Wed., <br><br>Sept. 27-Nov. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. <br><br>Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135 <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961800
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive, and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. Once set up, you'll learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961764
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-11$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats, and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961817
Santa's Woodworking Workshop: Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2017-11-18 thru 2017-11-19$295 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor arm 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 required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962357
So You Want to Be a Sculptor — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-18$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m.-noon, at Ingraham Studio. Local sculptor Bart Ingraham will help you to discover the joy of sculpture. Explore the variety of sculpting options and the possibilities they present. Learn how to get a project started and gain understanding of the tools and space you will need. This session has a heavy emphasis on wood, but other media such as clay, stone, and paper-mache will also be covered. Observe the examples of a variety works and discuss the process from start to finish and display. The course meets at Ingraham Studio near Suttons Bay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961866
Watercolor Painting I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130, instructor is Glenn Wolff Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233179588
Watercolors: Try It Out! — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Do you want to try watercolor painting? It's hard to paint without supplies. Let us provide the supplies AND your first lesson! Paint side-by-side with award-winning watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten, as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961814
Woodworking for Women: Build a Windsor Side Chair — 2017-10-14 thru 2017-10-15$260 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor side 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 required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961863
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-26$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm. 216. 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 artist's 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961829
Ceramics I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 1-3 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135 This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233136934
Watercolor Painting I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130, instructor is Glenn Wolff Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233179588
Ceramics I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135 Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233166654
Painting I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130 Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Students in this course are both academic and non-credit. Students taking as non-credit must adhere to all the same student conduct code as others students in the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233137533
Art Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Fine Arts Rm. 115 This course allows for a great deal of exploration into the world of art as we see it. The course provides an avenue for understanding this world by investigating technique, media, idea, personal expression and meaning. In examining personal expression, surrounding issues and their effect upon society are also analyzed. You will develop a foundation for understanding art through analytical observation, examination, interpretation and writing about art. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Cost does not include text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234283412
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive, and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. Once set up, you'll learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961764
Learn to Sew — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-10-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. You'll complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing--many costing $20 or less--after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. You'll learn about machine maintenance, too. Need a machine? There are a few to rent for the duration of the class; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961769
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Do you like to create your own artwork for your home or gifting? Using botanicals as the subject matter, you'll design a captivating paper collage on a 2' x 2' Masonite board with gel medium, acrylics, reference photos, and torn paper. You will be provided with a basic underpainting and learn how to apply torn and painted collage through demonstration and hands-on guidance. We will use reference photos, art materials, and a 2' x 2' Masonite board. Leave with a beautiful, finished work of art that can be framed. All materials included.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961781
Introduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Noon-3 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 118. Qualify to use the NMC Welding Lab as you learn the essentials of welding for your hobby, art, or home-based projects. You'll learn what you must know about safety, equipment use, and welding techniques. Review and discuss the tools and equipment for wire and stick welding, use of personal protective clothing and equipment, as well as proper set up and safe use of equipment in the welding lab. Then head into the lab to weld! Successful completion of this course is required to take Open Welding Lab. Safety glasses, gloves, and welding helmet will be provided for this session. <br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961787
Open Welding Lab — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 118. Qualified students who have passed the Introduction to Welding course can sign up for extra lab time. Bring your project and work on it under the watchful eye of our instructor. You will need to purchase safety glasses, gloves, tools, and welding helmet prior to taking this course. <br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961796
Mixed Media Workshop — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you enjoy the creativity of combining different types of materials? Create exciting works of art that explore composition, color, line, surface texture, mark making, and spatial illusion using watercolors or gouache, textiles, drawing media, sewing, torn paper and more. Practice making art as impassioned improvisation. Explore Trompe L'oeil and how to use its effects to create 3-dimensional false illusion. Open to all levels. Includes all materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961809
Pottery Techniques — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-15$219 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Beginners through advanced students--try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You'll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation. <br><br>8 Wed., <br><br>Sept. 27-Nov. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. <br><br>Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135 <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961800
Watercolors: Try It Out! — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Do you want to try watercolor painting? It's hard to paint without supplies. Let us provide the supplies AND your first lesson! Paint side-by-side with award-winning watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten, as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961814
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-11$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats, and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961817
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-26$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm. 216. 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 artist's 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961829
Glass Fusion: Small Coasters and Bowl — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs, 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Learn basic glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed set of four colorful art glass coasters and a small bowl for decoration or daily use! Easy to make, even if you've never worked with glass before! Sprinkle various colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape. No prior experience is necessary. Use of tools and all materials are included. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961844
Exploring Watercolors — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-26$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m.,Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you'll learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961848
Crochet Basics — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-10-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a 'sampler' dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961853
Woodworking for Women: Build a Windsor Side Chair — 2017-10-14 thru 2017-10-15$260 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor side 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 required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961863
So You Want to Be a Sculptor — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-18$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m.-noon, at Ingraham Studio. Local sculptor Bart Ingraham will help you to discover the joy of sculpture. Explore the variety of sculpting options and the possibilities they present. Learn how to get a project started and gain understanding of the tools and space you will need. This session has a heavy emphasis on wood, but other media such as clay, stone, and paper-mache will also be covered. Observe the examples of a variety works and discuss the process from start to finish and display. The course meets at Ingraham Studio near Suttons Bay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961866
Intro to Hand-Lettering — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Acquire the foundation of traditional calligraphy using a brush calligraphy pen and then translate those concepts to modern hand-lettering. Learn the proper techniques for writing the traditional calligraphy forms, how to practice those basic shapes, and how to then apply those techniques to writing the alphabet. Use your new skills to create beautiful hand-lettered designs using any pen, pencil, or paintbrush. Go home with a hand-crafted item featuring your hand-lettered design and the confidence to develop your own hand-lettering style. All materials supplied.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961875
Figures of Venus — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$129 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-9 p.m., at Leelanau Studios. Titan, Botticelli, Rubens, Corot and more have studied and painted Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Now it is your turn. Discover proportions of the human form through observation of the live professional artist models recreating poses of Venus that artists have painted throughout history. We'll deconstruct the compositions of these master painters to understand how the composition with its accompanying figurative elements helps to portray and enhance the narrative of each painting. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older. Meets at Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Includes all materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961880
Learn to Sew II — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. The best way to improve your skills is to keep sewing! Week one is a review of basic skills and terms with additional skills added. Bring a sewing project that interests you for approval or choose from a list of kits that can be purchased from the instructor. The remaining weeks have you working at your own pace while learning new skills and getting individual support on your project. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies each week. Need a machine? There are a limited number to rent; reserve one by calling 995-1700. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite is Learn to Sew or approval of instructor.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961914
Figure Drawing — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$149 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds., 6-8 p.m., at Leelanau Studios. Artist of all types from the beginning of recorded art history have always relied on working from the live nude model to help them better understand form, proportion and composition in general. Participate in this special opportunity to draw directly from live professional artist models. Discover proportions of the human form through observation. Learn different drawing techniques and gather ideas that will help you to see more to create remarkable and stunning figure drawings. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older. Meets at Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Includes all materials. <br><br>4 Wed., Oct. 25-Nov. 15<br><br>6-8 p.m., at Leelanau Studios<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961885
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. At the end of this class, you'll have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961921
Beginning Knitting — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-11-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961929
Knitting in the Round: Mittens or Fingerless Mitts — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-11-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Ramp up your knitting skills and learn to knit in the round using one set of DPNs (double point needles) or two circular needles. You'll also learn to knit a gusset required for the thumb. At the end of the class, you'll have completed a warm pair of mittens or a pair of fingerless mitts - your choice! The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961943
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-11-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. At the end of this class, you'll have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008519
Exploring Watercolors: Creative Techniques — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-16$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Ramp up your watercolor painting with new creative techniques. Learn painting methods which allow you to paint the suggestion of trees, bark, rocks, grass, skies and much more. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you'll benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and discover a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference photographs with you. All other materials are supplied.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962314
Beginning Knitting — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961946
Knitted Socks — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear because you can custom fit them to your feet and are just plain fun to knit. Learn to knit in the round on your choice of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 2 circular needles. Discover the anatomy and vocabulary of a sock and master the basic techniques of making any sock from the cuff (top) down by knitting a small (toddler) size sock. Prerequisite: basic knitting skills. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961954
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You'll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies. <br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962325
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-14$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Have you dabbled in sketching or water color 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 doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962336
Knitting in the Round: Mittens or Fingerless Mitts — 2017-11-11 thru 2017-11-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Ramp up your knitting skills and learn to knit in the round using one set of DPNs (double point needles) or two circular needles. You'll also learn to knit a gusset required for the thumb. At the end of the class, you'll have completed a warm pair of mittens or a pair of fingerless mitts - your choice! The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962339
Santa's Woodworking Workshop: Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2017-11-18 thru 2017-11-19$295 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor arm 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 required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962357
Glass Fusion for Holiday Gift Giving — 2017-11-28 thru 2017-11-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 days, Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Explore this unique medium whether you are a first time fuser or have experience. Learn how to cut colored glass and use an array of glass materials that are then kiln-melted to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Fashion a stunning glass pendant for a necklace, glass ornaments, and a festive soap dish. Create enough pieces to keep one for yourself! All materials are provided. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).<br><br>2 days, <br><br>Tues., Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m. <br><br>AND Thurs., Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. <br><br>Meets at Glass Artz Studio <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962383
DIY Bath and Body Products — 2017-11-29 thru 2017-11-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they're twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962418
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