Art

Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry—2019-03-18 through 2019-03-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329008456
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$475—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. 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 =324418146
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$475—Face to FaceView Details

15 weeks, Tues and Thurs, 1-3 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. 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 =324418655
Crochet Basics—2019-02-01 through 2019-02-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 9:30 a.m.-noon, 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011468
Crochet Basics—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-12$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30 p.m.-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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011518
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator—2019-01-14 through 2019-05-01$510—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 3:10-5:10 pm, 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 =324418776
DIY Bath and Body Products—2019-02-12 through 2019-02-12$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011420
Exploring Watercolors—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-19$115—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005285
Glass Fusion for the Garden—2019-04-12 through 2019-04-13$79—Face to FaceView Details

Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329008340
Course ClosedKnitting: Beginning and Beyond—2019-01-28 through 2019-02-11$89—Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005472
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond—2019-03-23 through 2019-04-06$89—Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005501
Knitting: Socks Your Way—2019-03-09 through 2019-03-16$89—Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage -- they are small, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit. If you are new to sock knitting, you will learn the basics by knitting a mini-size sock using worsted weight (no.4) wool or wool blend on size US4 or US5 needles. Knit in the round on your choice of DPNs, two 24-inch circular needles or one 40-inch circular needle (Magic Loop technique). If you already know how to knit socks and want to learn new techniques, this is for you. Pattern is provided. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting. Knitting in the round is a plus, but not required. Please phone instructor Lindy Barnes with any questions or concerns (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005429
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: The Very Beginning—2019-01-07 through 2019-01-07$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005395
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2019-03-02 through 2019-03-02$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005411
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat—2019-02-21 through 2019-02-28$79—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle (the Magic Loop technique) plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. By the end, you will have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. If you already know how to knit in the round using the Magic Loop technique and are coming for the Cable technique, you may, if you wish, begin knitting the brim (cuff) of the hat before class (contact the instructor for Cast On instructions). Once you learn the basics of simple cables, you can knit cables in any pattern. Pattern is provided. Please phone instructor Lindy Barnes with any questions or concerns (928) 231-4396. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329007912
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting I—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$445—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 =324417948
Course ClosedPastels at Your Pace—2019-04-19 through 2019-05-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005376
Pottery Techniques—2019-01-30 through 2019-03-20$225—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011293
Course ClosedPrintmaking Explorations—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-12$135—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, March 5, 7, and 12, 5:30-8:30 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.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011342
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2019-02-19 through 2019-02-26$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., 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 will 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 =329010538
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2019-03-12 through 2019-03-19$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011182
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—2019-04-09 through 2019-04-23$115—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005306
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting I—2019-01-14 through 2019-05-01$445—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 5:30-7:30 pm, 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 =324419127
Watercolors: Try It Out!—2019-02-21 through 2019-02-21$59—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005260
Woodworking: Build a Windsor Rocking Chair—2019-03-02 through 2019-03-03$395—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011244
Woven Tapestry Wall Hanging—2019-04-03 through 2019-04-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. You have seen the trendy, highly textured, woven tapestries popular on internet idea boards. Wish you could make one? Now is your chance to create your personalized wall hanging! Begin by building a custom-size frame loom, which you get to keep! Explore designing with thick and thin yarns as you learn basic tapestry techniques to handcraft a unique piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Please bring scissors, hammer, ruler, sketch pad and writing utensils to class. All other materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011208
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness—2019-04-02 through 2019-04-23$89—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: The Very Beginning—2019-01-07 through 2019-01-07$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005395
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting I—2019-01-14 through 2019-05-01$445—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 5:30-7:30 pm, 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 =324419127
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator—2019-01-14 through 2019-05-01$510—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 3:10-5:10 pm, 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 =324418776
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$475—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. 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 =324418146
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$475—Face to FaceView Details

15 weeks, Tues and Thurs, 1-3 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. 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 =324418655
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting I—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$445—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 =324417948
Course ClosedKnitting: Beginning and Beyond—2019-01-28 through 2019-02-11$89—Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005472
Pottery Techniques—2019-01-30 through 2019-03-20$225—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011293
Crochet Basics—2019-02-01 through 2019-02-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 9:30 a.m.-noon, 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011468
DIY Bath and Body Products—2019-02-12 through 2019-02-12$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011420
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2019-02-19 through 2019-02-26$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., 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 will 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 =329010538
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat—2019-02-21 through 2019-02-28$79—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle (the Magic Loop technique) plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. By the end, you will have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. If you already know how to knit in the round using the Magic Loop technique and are coming for the Cable technique, you may, if you wish, begin knitting the brim (cuff) of the hat before class (contact the instructor for Cast On instructions). Once you learn the basics of simple cables, you can knit cables in any pattern. Pattern is provided. Please phone instructor Lindy Barnes with any questions or concerns (928) 231-4396. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329007912
Watercolors: Try It Out!—2019-02-21 through 2019-02-21$59—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005260
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2019-03-02 through 2019-03-02$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005411
Woodworking: Build a Windsor Rocking Chair—2019-03-02 through 2019-03-03$395—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011244
Exploring Watercolors—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-19$115—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005285
Crochet Basics—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-12$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30 p.m.-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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011518
Course ClosedPrintmaking Explorations—2019-03-05 through 2019-03-12$135—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, March 5, 7, and 12, 5:30-8:30 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.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011342
Knitting: Socks Your Way—2019-03-09 through 2019-03-16$89—Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage -- they are small, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit. If you are new to sock knitting, you will learn the basics by knitting a mini-size sock using worsted weight (no.4) wool or wool blend on size US4 or US5 needles. Knit in the round on your choice of DPNs, two 24-inch circular needles or one 40-inch circular needle (Magic Loop technique). If you already know how to knit socks and want to learn new techniques, this is for you. Pattern is provided. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting. Knitting in the round is a plus, but not required. Please phone instructor Lindy Barnes with any questions or concerns (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005429
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2019-03-12 through 2019-03-19$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011182
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry—2019-03-18 through 2019-03-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329008456
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond—2019-03-23 through 2019-04-06$89—Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005501
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness—2019-04-02 through 2019-04-23$89—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011367
Woven Tapestry Wall Hanging—2019-04-03 through 2019-04-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. You have seen the trendy, highly textured, woven tapestries popular on internet idea boards. Wish you could make one? Now is your chance to create your personalized wall hanging! Begin by building a custom-size frame loom, which you get to keep! Explore designing with thick and thin yarns as you learn basic tapestry techniques to handcraft a unique piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Please bring scissors, hammer, ruler, sketch pad and writing utensils to class. All other materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011208
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—2019-04-09 through 2019-04-23$115—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005306
Glass Fusion for the Garden—2019-04-12 through 2019-04-13$79—Face to FaceView Details

Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329008340
Course ClosedPastels at Your Pace—2019-04-19 through 2019-05-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =329005376
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