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Art Therapy: Shedding Light on the Profession— 2019-09-30 through  2019-09-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Discover ways to use the creative process as a means of healing. Be introduced to the foundations of art therapy and the profession through hands-on activities, guided discussion and case examples. Art therapy provides benefits to people of all ages. From children dealing with grief to older adults in palliative care, see examples of how creativity is used as a communication tool and a means to explore and express. Leave with an understanding of how art therapy can enhance the wellbeing of people--young and old. All art materials provided. This class is ideal for healthcare professionals, parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, and those seeking wellness through holistic approaches.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666812
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666847
Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2019-10-26 through  2019-10-27$449— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 26 and 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor arm chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging joints, and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666952
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667145
Digital Painting and Illustration — 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-30$119— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., Oct. 2-30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. This class gives you the tools you need to use Photoshop on a desktop computer and use Procreate on the iPad to paint, illustrate and animate your work. You will progress through assignments of your choosing to learn various painting and illustration techniques and make your work come alive in simple gif movie animations. Be amazed as you discover the power and versatility of Photoshop and Procreate. Your new skills will transform the way you create art! You will use a drawing tablet paired with a desktop computer, but you are encouraged to bring your own iPad with Procreate downloaded if you own one. You can bring sketchbooks and pencils and any drawings or sketches from which you want to create digital art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667270
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667277
Exploring Watercolors— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 12-26, 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667367
Fall into Watercolors— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint the vibrant fall colors of northern Michigan. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of trees in the autumn season. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a fall scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667376
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-10-17 through  2019-10-17$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669574
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669551
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby…and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669599
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby…and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669595
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-05 through  2019-10-26$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Oct. 5-26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669587
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-31$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 10-31, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669578
Painting Old Barns with Acrylics — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan is home to numerous beautiful vistas, including farmland with rustic, restored and historic barns. Capture the view of your favorite barn with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of perspective needed to draw buildings, using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668663
Course ClosedPainting with Acrylics: Autumn Leaves and Colors — 2019-09-28 through  2019-09-28$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. The transition from Summer to Autumn in Northern Michigan is both beautiful and inspiring. Capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. Bring a photo for inspiration if you like. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668657
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPastels at Your Pace— 2019-09-06 through  2019-09-27$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 6-27, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this ongoing 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. 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! Please bring a few pieces of fresh fruit or veggies to the first class, plus a pencil, masking tape and white eraser. You will be supplied with pastel paper and a drawing board to take home. Pastels will be shared during class; but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668617
Printmaking Explorations— 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Oct. 15, 17 and 22, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668571
Printmaking Immersion— 2019-10-25 through  2019-11-15$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 25-Nov. 15, 9 am - 1 pm, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, and 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. You will explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. You will learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and introduction 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 366296413
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-01$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 5:30-8:30 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 -2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668480
Santa's Workshop: Build a Windsor Comb-back Side Chair — 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-24$379— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Come to Santas workshop and unlock the mysteries of Windsor chair making. You will make a Comb-back Side Chair ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations. This comfortable, well- engineered chair fits any decor. 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, leveling uneven legs and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites; all skill levels welcome. All materials and tools provided. Bring a sack lunch. When you are done, leave with your personal hand-built chair.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668472
Course ClosedWatercolors: Try It Out!— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says that a huge part of his 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669796
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-23$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 2-23, 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 fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669663
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPastels at Your Pace— 2019-09-06 through  2019-09-27$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 6-27, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this ongoing 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. 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! Please bring a few pieces of fresh fruit or veggies to the first class, plus a pencil, masking tape and white eraser. You will be supplied with pastel paper and a drawing board to take home. Pastels will be shared during class; but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668617
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-01$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 5:30-8:30 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 -2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668480
Course ClosedWatercolors: Try It Out!— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says that a huge part of his 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669796
Course ClosedPainting with Acrylics: Autumn Leaves and Colors — 2019-09-28 through  2019-09-28$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. The transition from Summer to Autumn in Northern Michigan is both beautiful and inspiring. Capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. Bring a photo for inspiration if you like. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668657
Art Therapy: Shedding Light on the Profession— 2019-09-30 through  2019-09-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Discover ways to use the creative process as a means of healing. Be introduced to the foundations of art therapy and the profession through hands-on activities, guided discussion and case examples. Art therapy provides benefits to people of all ages. From children dealing with grief to older adults in palliative care, see examples of how creativity is used as a communication tool and a means to explore and express. Leave with an understanding of how art therapy can enhance the wellbeing of people--young and old. All art materials provided. This class is ideal for healthcare professionals, parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, and those seeking wellness through holistic approaches.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666812
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-23$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 2-23, 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 fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669663
Digital Painting and Illustration — 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-30$119— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., Oct. 2-30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. This class gives you the tools you need to use Photoshop on a desktop computer and use Procreate on the iPad to paint, illustrate and animate your work. You will progress through assignments of your choosing to learn various painting and illustration techniques and make your work come alive in simple gif movie animations. Be amazed as you discover the power and versatility of Photoshop and Procreate. Your new skills will transform the way you create art! You will use a drawing tablet paired with a desktop computer, but you are encouraged to bring your own iPad with Procreate downloaded if you own one. You can bring sketchbooks and pencils and any drawings or sketches from which you want to create digital art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667270
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-05 through  2019-10-26$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Oct. 5-26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669587
Fall into Watercolors— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint the vibrant fall colors of northern Michigan. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of trees in the autumn season. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a fall scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667376
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-31$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 10-31, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669578
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby…and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669599
Printmaking Explorations— 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Oct. 15, 17 and 22, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668571
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-10-17 through  2019-10-17$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669574
Printmaking Immersion— 2019-10-25 through  2019-11-15$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 25-Nov. 15, 9 am - 1 pm, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, and 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. You will explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. You will learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and introduction 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 366296413
Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2019-10-26 through  2019-10-27$449— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 26 and 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor arm chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging joints, and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666952
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667145
Painting Old Barns with Acrylics — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan is home to numerous beautiful vistas, including farmland with rustic, restored and historic barns. Capture the view of your favorite barn with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of perspective needed to draw buildings, using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668663
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby…and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669595
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666847
Exploring Watercolors— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 12-26, 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667367
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669551
Santa's Workshop: Build a Windsor Comb-back Side Chair — 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-24$379— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Come to Santas workshop and unlock the mysteries of Windsor chair making. You will make a Comb-back Side Chair ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations. This comfortable, well- engineered chair fits any decor. 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, leveling uneven legs and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites; all skill levels welcome. All materials and tools provided. Bring a sack lunch. When you are done, leave with your personal hand-built chair.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668472
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667277
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