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Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2020-03-13 through  2020-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., March 13, 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 will 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, if desired. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231892
Beginning Tapestry— 2020-05-13 through  2020-05-27$165— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., May 13-27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Tapestry is among the oldest forms of fine arts. Originally for cathedrals and castles, they were used to insulate big stone halls, illustrating battles, parables and metaphors. While the techniques have not changed for centuries, the imagery has. Today's smaller, portable, personal size looms make it easier for more people to enjoy this art form. Learn how to warp a tapestry loom and explore different ways to create shapes using slits, interlocks and other types of joins. Then learn finishing and mounting techniques. Students who have woven tapestry before may explore advanced techniques. Bring a tapestry loom with a ten-inch wide weaving width (minimum), a notebook/sketch pad, drawing utensils, scissors, and a kitchen fork (used to pack in wefts). The instructor will supply warp and weft materials. Contact the instructor to rent or purchase a tapestry loom: nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232213
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., 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 = 371232860
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 1-3 p.m., 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 = 371232865
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-15$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., April 8 and 15, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Come paint a landscape in oil! This class gives you the tools to successfully create a landscape composition, while using a defined color scheme to give your landscape feeling and mood. Learn artist tips and tricks that will help you in your continued work with the oil painting medium. A basic supply list is provided for those who are just getting started with oils. Beginners welcome. Bring a sketch and/or photograph of some landscapes to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230273
Continuing Zentangle Practice for Mindfulness— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-28$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., April 7-28, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231571
Create Your Life: Vision Board Workshop— 2020-01-27 through  2020-01-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Looking to create more in your life? Focus on your dreams and aspirations as you create a 16x20 canvas Vision Board with paint, images, text and more. Viewing your personal work of art in pictures each day aligns your brain with positive outcomes you want to attract in your life. You will relax in this workshop with soft music, essential oils, herbal teas and pastries to fuel your creativity. Here's to honoring YOU!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231117
Crochet Basics— 2020-03-09 through  2020-03-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 9 and 16, 5:30-8 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231651
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$521— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232852
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2020-02-10 through  2020-02-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. 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 are twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231608
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite— 2020-04-04 through  2020-04-04$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Northern Michigan has more than 100 different species of trees. Learn to draw them in this introductory course from a local artist who is inspired by the natural beauty of our region. From sugar maples to yellow birch, create the perfect composition of a forest scene. Learn basic approaches of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a snack and a photo of trees for reference. All materials provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230410
Everybody Act!— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Feb. 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 217. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231163
Flower Painting for Spring— 2020-04-06 through  2020-04-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., April 6 and 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Welcome the warmer weather by celebrating the reemergence of the colorful and beautiful spring flowers of Northern Michigan after their winter slumber. Start with sketching, and then introduce color by applying watercolor techniques and special effects. All materials included, but you may bring your own supplies if you prefer. The instructor will bring fresh flowers as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230317
Make a Windsor Comb-back Settee— 2020-02-15 through  2020-02-16$579— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). Make a 42-inch wide Windsor comb-back settee ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! These settees are comfortable, well-engineered, and able to fit any décor. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234094
Make a Windsor Natural-edged Bench and Footstool— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$219— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). The Windsor natural-edged bench and footstool will artfully go to work for you wherever shoes and boots come on and off. They will serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! They are comfortable, well-engineered, and fit into any décor. Learn the secrets for drilling compound angles. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232127
Painting Birds of Northern Michigan— 2020-05-06 through  2020-05-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 6 and 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Do you love watching birds in spring? Learn how to capture the birds of Northern Michigan on watercolor paper. Start with sketching, and then introduce color by applying watercolor techniques and special effects. All materials included, but you may bring your own supplies if you prefer. Bring a photo of a Northern Michigan bird as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230363
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. 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 = 371232873
Painting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms— 2020-05-09$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Welcome spring with your paintbrush and take home your own masterpiece! Northern Michigan cherry blossoms are a lovely reminder that long warm days are headed our way. You will spend the first part of this class learning about the essentials of mixing paint colors and using different brushes, and then work on your own 11x14 canvas. Bring a snack and a photo of cherry blossoms for reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230448
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio — 2020-01-14 through  2020-03-05$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-March 5, 5:15-7:45 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230826
Printmaking: Open Studio — 2020-03-10 through  2020-05-07$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., March 10-May 7, (no open studio March 31 and April 2). We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230914
Printmaking Explorations— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-25$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Feb. 18, 20 and 25, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230494
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking I & II— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$488— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. For both beginning and continuing students. Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces the student to a wide variety of print media. Assignments include demonstrations and explorations of relief printing (linoleum and wood), intaglio (including etching, drypoint engraving, and aquatint), solar prints, and embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, editioning and presentation of fine art prints. Beginners and artists with some printmaking experience are welcome. Printmaking II, offered for the student who has completed Printmaking I, delves deeper into the mediums with multicolor reduction relief prints, multi-plate color etchings, and stone lithography. Materials are included with the exception of printing paper.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232885
Printmaking Immersion— 2020-02-14 through  2020-03-06$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Feb. 14-March 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, now take it to the next level! Printmaking Immersion is a studio class for the budding printmaker who would like to gain more experience to use the NMC Open Printmaking Studio. Explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. Learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and be introduced to stone lithography. You will come away with a further understanding of press usage and printshop etiquette. You will also have access to the NMC print drawers for study and inspiration. Completion of Printmaking Explorations is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231056
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-03$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Feb. 18-March 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231961
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-21$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., April 7-21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232034
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-25$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., March 11-25, 6-8:30 p.m. , 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 will 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230242
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. 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 = 371232878
Watercolors: Try It Out!— 2020-01-23 through  2020-01-23$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says, "a huge part of my art is sharing and inspiring while guiding and nurturing other people to find their inner artist." Paint side-by-side with Adam, an award-winning watercolor artist, as he 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230176
Winter Watercolors: Snow - Forests - Wetlands— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 6 and 13, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint a beautiful winter scene. Just because the leaves have fallen from the trees, it doesn't mean Northern Michigan is devoid of color! Golden witch hazel, bright red Michigan holly, the blue and greens of hemlocks, junipers, spruces and pines, as well as the copper and cream mottled bark on dogwoods and cherry trees starkly contrast with the sparkling snow and blue-grey sky. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of the vibrant and severe colors of winter. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a winter scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230215
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., March 3-24, 1-3 p.m., 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231514
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., 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 = 371232860
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. 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 = 371232878
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$521— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232852
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking I & II— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$488— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. For both beginning and continuing students. Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces the student to a wide variety of print media. Assignments include demonstrations and explorations of relief printing (linoleum and wood), intaglio (including etching, drypoint engraving, and aquatint), solar prints, and embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, editioning and presentation of fine art prints. Beginners and artists with some printmaking experience are welcome. Printmaking II, offered for the student who has completed Printmaking I, delves deeper into the mediums with multicolor reduction relief prints, multi-plate color etchings, and stone lithography. Materials are included with the exception of printing paper.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232885
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 1-3 p.m., 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 = 371232865
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. 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 = 371232873
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio — 2020-01-14 through  2020-03-05$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-March 5, 5:15-7:45 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230826
Watercolors: Try It Out!— 2020-01-23 through  2020-01-23$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says, "a huge part of my art is sharing and inspiring while guiding and nurturing other people to find their inner artist." Paint side-by-side with Adam, an award-winning watercolor artist, as he 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230176
Create Your Life: Vision Board Workshop— 2020-01-27 through  2020-01-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Looking to create more in your life? Focus on your dreams and aspirations as you create a 16x20 canvas Vision Board with paint, images, text and more. Viewing your personal work of art in pictures each day aligns your brain with positive outcomes you want to attract in your life. You will relax in this workshop with soft music, essential oils, herbal teas and pastries to fuel your creativity. Here's to honoring YOU!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231117
Everybody Act!— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Feb. 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 217. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231163
Winter Watercolors: Snow - Forests - Wetlands— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 6 and 13, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint a beautiful winter scene. Just because the leaves have fallen from the trees, it doesn't mean Northern Michigan is devoid of color! Golden witch hazel, bright red Michigan holly, the blue and greens of hemlocks, junipers, spruces and pines, as well as the copper and cream mottled bark on dogwoods and cherry trees starkly contrast with the sparkling snow and blue-grey sky. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of the vibrant and severe colors of winter. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a winter scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230215
Make a Windsor Natural-edged Bench and Footstool— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$219— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). The Windsor natural-edged bench and footstool will artfully go to work for you wherever shoes and boots come on and off. They will serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! They are comfortable, well-engineered, and fit into any décor. Learn the secrets for drilling compound angles. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232127
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2020-02-10 through  2020-02-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. 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 are twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231608
Printmaking Immersion— 2020-02-14 through  2020-03-06$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Feb. 14-March 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, now take it to the next level! Printmaking Immersion is a studio class for the budding printmaker who would like to gain more experience to use the NMC Open Printmaking Studio. Explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. Learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and be introduced to stone lithography. You will come away with a further understanding of press usage and printshop etiquette. You will also have access to the NMC print drawers for study and inspiration. Completion of Printmaking Explorations is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231056
Make a Windsor Comb-back Settee— 2020-02-15 through  2020-02-16$579— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). Make a 42-inch wide Windsor comb-back settee ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! These settees are comfortable, well-engineered, and able to fit any décor. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234094
Printmaking Explorations— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-25$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Feb. 18, 20 and 25, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230494
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-03$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Feb. 18-March 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231961
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., March 3-24, 1-3 p.m., 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231514
Crochet Basics— 2020-03-09 through  2020-03-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 9 and 16, 5:30-8 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231651
Printmaking: Open Studio — 2020-03-10 through  2020-05-07$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., March 10-May 7, (no open studio March 31 and April 2). We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230914
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-25$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., March 11-25, 6-8:30 p.m. , 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 will 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230242
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2020-03-13 through  2020-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., March 13, 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 will 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, if desired. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231892
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite— 2020-04-04 through  2020-04-04$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Northern Michigan has more than 100 different species of trees. Learn to draw them in this introductory course from a local artist who is inspired by the natural beauty of our region. From sugar maples to yellow birch, create the perfect composition of a forest scene. Learn basic approaches of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a snack and a photo of trees for reference. All materials provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230410
Flower Painting for Spring— 2020-04-06 through  2020-04-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., April 6 and 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Welcome the warmer weather by celebrating the reemergence of the colorful and beautiful spring flowers of Northern Michigan after their winter slumber. Start with sketching, and then introduce color by applying watercolor techniques and special effects. All materials included, but you may bring your own supplies if you prefer. The instructor will bring fresh flowers as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230317
Continuing Zentangle Practice for Mindfulness— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-28$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., April 7-28, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231571
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-21$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., April 7-21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232034
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-15$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., April 8 and 15, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Come paint a landscape in oil! This class gives you the tools to successfully create a landscape composition, while using a defined color scheme to give your landscape feeling and mood. Learn artist tips and tricks that will help you in your continued work with the oil painting medium. A basic supply list is provided for those who are just getting started with oils. Beginners welcome. Bring a sketch and/or photograph of some landscapes to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230273
Painting Birds of Northern Michigan— 2020-05-06 through  2020-05-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 6 and 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Do you love watching birds in spring? Learn how to capture the birds of Northern Michigan on watercolor paper. Start with sketching, and then introduce color by applying watercolor techniques and special effects. All materials included, but you may bring your own supplies if you prefer. Bring a photo of a Northern Michigan bird as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230363
Painting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms— 2020-05-09$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Welcome spring with your paintbrush and take home your own masterpiece! Northern Michigan cherry blossoms are a lovely reminder that long warm days are headed our way. You will spend the first part of this class learning about the essentials of mixing paint colors and using different brushes, and then work on your own 11x14 canvas. Bring a snack and a photo of cherry blossoms for reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230448
Beginning Tapestry— 2020-05-13 through  2020-05-27$165— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., May 13-27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Tapestry is among the oldest forms of fine arts. Originally for cathedrals and castles, they were used to insulate big stone halls, illustrating battles, parables and metaphors. While the techniques have not changed for centuries, the imagery has. Today's smaller, portable, personal size looms make it easier for more people to enjoy this art form. Learn how to warp a tapestry loom and explore different ways to create shapes using slits, interlocks and other types of joins. Then learn finishing and mounting techniques. Students who have woven tapestry before may explore advanced techniques. Bring a tapestry loom with a ten-inch wide weaving width (minimum), a notebook/sketch pad, drawing utensils, scissors, and a kitchen fork (used to pack in wefts). The instructor will supply warp and weft materials. Contact the instructor to rent or purchase a tapestry loom: nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232213
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