Art

Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2018-02-19thru 2018-02-19$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047934
Beginning Knitting— 2018-01-18thru 2018-02-08$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 1:30 - 3:30 pm, 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 = 260044463
Beginning Knitting— 2018-01-20thru 2018-01-27$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5 pm. 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 = 260760448
Build a Windsor Comb-back Boot Bench— 2018-02-24thru 2018-02-25$260— Face to FaceView Details

Sat and Sun, 8 am - 4 pm. Aero Park Lab Bldg C-D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create an heirloom quality Windsor Comb-Back Boot Bench that will provide 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 heirloom quality bench. Optional: customize your project with approval of the instructor and additional fee. Bring your own lunch.

  • Seats available : Approximately 5 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260051141
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor— 2018-03-14thru 2018-03-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8 pm., 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 doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971449
Ceramics I— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-02$465— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 1-3 pm. Fine Arts Bldg 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. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available : Approximately 1 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056391
Course ClosedCeramics I— 2018-01-16thru 2018-05-03$465— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm. Fine Arts Bldg 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. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available : 0 . Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056695
Creating Fractal Images— 2018-02-07thru 2018-02-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm. University Center Rm 217. Fractal art is truly breathtaking, mesmerizing and inspiring digital work. Learn how you can make your own stunning fractal images with free public domain software. Create beautiful fractals in class as group projects. Learn how to combine different types of fractals, how to start with low resolution fractals and how to get your computer to work at night to generate higher resolution images while you sleep. The possibilities are endless.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972643
Crochet Basics— 2018-02-02thru 2018-02-09$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm. 106. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 7 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260044139
Digital Graphics Design I— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-02$500— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 3:10-5:10 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You'll learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 2 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093106
Figure Drawing— 2018-01-18thru 2018-02-08$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 6-8 pm, Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972170
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2018-05-08thru 2018-05-10$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm and Thurs, 6-8 pm. Glass Artz Studio. 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'll 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. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047396
Glass Mosaics— 2018-02-20thru 2018-02-27$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tuess, 6-9 pm., Glass Arts Studio. You've 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'll 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. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047043
Course ClosedIntroduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification— 2018-01-27thru 2018-02-17$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat, Noon-3 pm. Aero Park Labs 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.

  • Seats available : 0 .
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260053030
Knitted Knockers— 2018-04-03thru 2018-04-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 4 pm. University Center Rm 214. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making something very useful, but become aware of the need for such items in our community. You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty with your knitting -- there will be time to get you back up to speed. Materials list and syllabus will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046519
Knitted Knockers— 2018-04-07thru 2018-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, Noon-5pm. University Center Room 215. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making something very useful, but become aware of the need for such items in our community. You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty with your knitting -- there will be time to get you back up to speed. Materials list and syllabus will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260761376
Knitted Socks— 2018-02-10thru 2018-02-17$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, Noon - 4:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 6 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045493
Knitting in the Round: Mosaic Hat— 2018-02-24thru 2018-03-03$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, 1-4 pm. University Center Rm 215. Learn to knit in the round, using your choice of needles: DPNs, 2 circular needles together, Magic Loop method, or one short circular needle. Mosaic knitting consists of color work without the fancy Fair Isle stranding--each color is used one at a time with knit and slip stitches to create the pretty "mosaic" design. Pattern is included in price and will be available at first class. Supply list and syllabus will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills required: cast on, knit, and decrease.

  • Seats available : Approximately 8 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045849
Knitting Techniques: A Day of Mini Lessons— 2018-03-17thru 2018-03-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 5 pm. University Center Rm 215. You already know the fundamentals of knitting, but want to take your knitting up a notch. Spend a day with Lindy Barnes, a seasoned knitter, and other knitters learning a few tips, tricks, and new techniques to help advance your knitting style. Techniques include blocking your finished knits, unconventional cast-on/bind-off, circular knitting, increases/decreases, cables without a cable needle, how to read a pattern, troubleshooting how to fix common mistakes, and more. This is not a beginning class; prior knitting experience is required. A supply list will be mailed prior to class along with pre-work to help you get the most out of the day. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available : Approximately 6 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046216
Learn to Sew— 2018-01-17thru 2018-02-07$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049163
Learn to Sew II— 2018-02-28thru 2018-03-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus 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 when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite is Learn to Sew or approval of instructor.

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049571
More Zentangle— 2018-04-12thru 2018-05-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Ramp up what you learned in Zentangle Method for Mindfulness and explore further tangles and techniques. Begin a journey to establish a workable daily Zentangle practice. Explore adding color along with Renaissance tiles and inks and black tiles with white ink. Deepen awareness of yourself, your art and your life, one stroke at a time. Bring a journal or a small sketch pad that has Bristol Vellum or watercolor paper. All other tiles and pens will be provided.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259992867
Course ClosedPainting I— 2018-01-16thru 2018-05-03$435— Face to FaceView Details

15 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). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available : 0 . Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056978
Pottery Techniques— 2018-01-31thru 2018-03-21$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm., Fine Arts Building 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 17 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260055971
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2018-02-21thru 2018-02-28$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 7 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049917
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2018-03-20thru 2018-03-27$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050361
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns— 2018-03-06thru 2018-03-13$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050689
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-11$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050923
Sketching on Location— 2018-05-05thru 2018-05-05$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - 2:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Rm 112. Discover the joy of plein air sketching! Artists throughout history have ventured into the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your sketchbook and let's head outside where you'll learn the process of selecting a subject. Gain tips and techniques on creating drawings with pencil and pen. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. Bring a 9x12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials will be provided. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259966989
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2018-04-12thru 2018-04-26$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. 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 implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971963
Course ClosedWatercolor Painting I— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-02$435— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, Fine Arts Rm 130. 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 : 0 . Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057263
Watercolors: Try It Out!— 2018-01-25thru 2018-01-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs, 6-9 pm. 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 16 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259967712
Waterscapes in Watercolor— 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-22$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Are you interested in learning how to paint "water" using watercolors? Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you'll explore the many exhilarating opportunities to catch water in action from gentle streams and splashing waves to ripples and reflections. Learn the techniques for executing a painting of water. Under the guidance of award-winning artist, Adam VanHouten, you'll put these basic principles to practice in your own painting. Bring a reference photo of a water scene to the first class. All other materials supplied.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259968285
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2018-03-08thru 2018-03-29$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm 219. 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259973117
Ceramics I— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-02$465— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 1-3 pm. Fine Arts Bldg 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. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available : Approximately 1 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056391
Course ClosedWatercolor Painting I— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-02$435— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, Fine Arts Rm 130. 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 : 0 . Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057263
Digital Graphics Design I— 2018-01-15thru 2018-05-02$500— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 3:10-5:10 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You'll learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 2 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093106
Course ClosedCeramics I— 2018-01-16thru 2018-05-03$465— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm. Fine Arts Bldg 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. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available : 0 . Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056695
Course ClosedPainting I— 2018-01-16thru 2018-05-03$435— Face to FaceView Details

15 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). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available : 0 . Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056978
Learn to Sew— 2018-01-17thru 2018-02-07$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049163
Figure Drawing— 2018-01-18thru 2018-02-08$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 6-8 pm, Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972170
Beginning Knitting— 2018-01-18thru 2018-02-08$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 1:30 - 3:30 pm, 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 = 260044463
Beginning Knitting— 2018-01-20thru 2018-01-27$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5 pm. 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 = 260760448
Watercolors: Try It Out!— 2018-01-25thru 2018-01-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs, 6-9 pm. 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 16 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259967712
Course ClosedIntroduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification— 2018-01-27thru 2018-02-17$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat, Noon-3 pm. Aero Park Labs 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.

  • Seats available : 0 .
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260053030
Pottery Techniques— 2018-01-31thru 2018-03-21$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm., Fine Arts Building 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 17 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260055971
Crochet Basics— 2018-02-02thru 2018-02-09$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm. 106. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 7 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260044139
Creating Fractal Images— 2018-02-07thru 2018-02-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm. University Center Rm 217. Fractal art is truly breathtaking, mesmerizing and inspiring digital work. Learn how you can make your own stunning fractal images with free public domain software. Create beautiful fractals in class as group projects. Learn how to combine different types of fractals, how to start with low resolution fractals and how to get your computer to work at night to generate higher resolution images while you sleep. The possibilities are endless.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972643
Knitted Socks— 2018-02-10thru 2018-02-17$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, Noon - 4:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 6 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045493
Waterscapes in Watercolor— 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-22$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Are you interested in learning how to paint "water" using watercolors? Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you'll explore the many exhilarating opportunities to catch water in action from gentle streams and splashing waves to ripples and reflections. Learn the techniques for executing a painting of water. Under the guidance of award-winning artist, Adam VanHouten, you'll put these basic principles to practice in your own painting. Bring a reference photo of a water scene to the first class. All other materials supplied.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259968285
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2018-02-19thru 2018-02-19$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047934
Glass Mosaics— 2018-02-20thru 2018-02-27$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tuess, 6-9 pm., Glass Arts Studio. You've 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'll 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. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047043
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2018-02-21thru 2018-02-28$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 7 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049917
Knitting in the Round: Mosaic Hat— 2018-02-24thru 2018-03-03$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, 1-4 pm. University Center Rm 215. Learn to knit in the round, using your choice of needles: DPNs, 2 circular needles together, Magic Loop method, or one short circular needle. Mosaic knitting consists of color work without the fancy Fair Isle stranding--each color is used one at a time with knit and slip stitches to create the pretty "mosaic" design. Pattern is included in price and will be available at first class. Supply list and syllabus will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills required: cast on, knit, and decrease.

  • Seats available : Approximately 8 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045849
Build a Windsor Comb-back Boot Bench— 2018-02-24thru 2018-02-25$260— Face to FaceView Details

Sat and Sun, 8 am - 4 pm. Aero Park Lab Bldg C-D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create an heirloom quality Windsor Comb-Back Boot Bench that will provide 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 heirloom quality bench. Optional: customize your project with approval of the instructor and additional fee. Bring your own lunch.

  • Seats available : Approximately 5 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260051141
Learn to Sew II— 2018-02-28thru 2018-03-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus 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 when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite is Learn to Sew or approval of instructor.

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049571
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns— 2018-03-06thru 2018-03-13$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050689
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2018-03-08thru 2018-03-29$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm 219. 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259973117
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor— 2018-03-14thru 2018-03-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8 pm., 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 doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971449
Knitting Techniques: A Day of Mini Lessons— 2018-03-17thru 2018-03-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 5 pm. University Center Rm 215. You already know the fundamentals of knitting, but want to take your knitting up a notch. Spend a day with Lindy Barnes, a seasoned knitter, and other knitters learning a few tips, tricks, and new techniques to help advance your knitting style. Techniques include blocking your finished knits, unconventional cast-on/bind-off, circular knitting, increases/decreases, cables without a cable needle, how to read a pattern, troubleshooting how to fix common mistakes, and more. This is not a beginning class; prior knitting experience is required. A supply list will be mailed prior to class along with pre-work to help you get the most out of the day. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available : Approximately 6 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046216
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2018-03-20thru 2018-03-27$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050361
Knitted Knockers— 2018-04-03thru 2018-04-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 4 pm. University Center Rm 214. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making something very useful, but become aware of the need for such items in our community. You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty with your knitting -- there will be time to get you back up to speed. Materials list and syllabus will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046519
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-11$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. 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.

  • Seats available : Approximately 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050923
Knitted Knockers— 2018-04-07thru 2018-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, Noon-5pm. University Center Room 215. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making something very useful, but become aware of the need for such items in our community. You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty with your knitting -- there will be time to get you back up to speed. Materials list and syllabus will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260761376
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2018-04-12thru 2018-04-26$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. 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 implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971963
More Zentangle— 2018-04-12thru 2018-05-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Ramp up what you learned in Zentangle Method for Mindfulness and explore further tangles and techniques. Begin a journey to establish a workable daily Zentangle practice. Explore adding color along with Renaissance tiles and inks and black tiles with white ink. Deepen awareness of yourself, your art and your life, one stroke at a time. Bring a journal or a small sketch pad that has Bristol Vellum or watercolor paper. All other tiles and pens will be provided.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259992867
Sketching on Location— 2018-05-05thru 2018-05-05$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - 2:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Rm 112. Discover the joy of plein air sketching! Artists throughout history have ventured into the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your sketchbook and let's head outside where you'll learn the process of selecting a subject. Gain tips and techniques on creating drawings with pencil and pen. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. Bring a 9x12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials will be provided. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259966989
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2018-05-08thru 2018-05-10$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm and Thurs, 6-8 pm. Glass Artz Studio. 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'll 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. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047396
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