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Art Appreciation (Online)— 2021-06-14 through  2021-08-09$435— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, June 14-Aug. 9, Access anytime. This course allows for a great deal of exploration into the world of art as we see it. The course provides an avenue for understanding this world by investigating technique, media, idea, personal expression and meaning. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as ART 100. Cost does not include text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413230002
Beginning Tapestry (Face to Face)— 2021-07-14 through  2021-07-28$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., July 14-28, 9-11:30 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. 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 = 413233341
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! Designed for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839291
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-06-05 through  2021-07-17$190— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., June 5-July 17, Noon-5 p.m. (No Open Studio July 10), Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! This 'class' is for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229874
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-07-24 through  2021-08-28$190— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., July 24-Aug. 28, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! This 'class' is for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413235759
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFlower Painting for Spring (Face to Face)— 2021-05-10 through  2021-05-17$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., May 10 and 17, 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, whether in our gardens or in their native settings. 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227498
Great Lakes Plein Air Painting! (Face to Face)— 2021-07-14 through  2021-07-15$119— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs., July 14 and 15, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join plein air artist and adjunct painting instructor, Adam VanHouten at the Great Lakes Campus and learn more about plein air painting. Be inspired by the beauty of the bay and learn more about composition, value and color. Get tips on must needed tools for plein air painting and efficient ways to carry your gear. Create a painting that captures an evening in Northern Michigan! 9' x 12' canvas panels supplied. Please bring your own Acrylic/Oil paints, brushes and easel. Class meets at the Great Lakes Campus and artists may be painting outside if weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413234615
History of Western Art II (Online)— 2021-06-14 through  2021-08-09$565— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, June 14-Aug. 9, Access anytime. This course is designed to introduce major trends in Western Art from the Renaissance through Modernism to the present. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture are presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART112. Cost does not include required text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413230018
Painting Birds (Face to Face)— 2021-06-09 through  2021-06-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., June 9 and 16, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Do you love watching birds in spring? Learn how to capture birds in their natural settings 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 or two of a bird(s) in nature as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229933
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms (Livestream)— 2021-05-01 through  2021-05-08$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., May 1 and 8, 10 a.m.-noon. 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 photo of cherry blossoms for reference. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $45. Register by April 23.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838393
Painting with Acrylics: Lake Michigan Beach (Livestream)— 2021-05-15 through  2021-05-22$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., May 15 and 22, 10 a.m.-noon. When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a quiet beach, where do you go? Transport yourself to your favorite special spot and 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. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies is approximately $45, and will vary depending on brand.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227578
Paint Your First Watercolor Landscape (Face to Face)— 2021-07-13 through  2021-07-27$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., July 13-27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Are you interested in creating stunning landscapes using watercolor? Join artist and adjunct painting instructor, Adam VanHouten as he teaches students how to create the illusion of space on paper. Learn more about atmospheric perspective and the colors/values to 'paint light' into your landscapes. Explore how to layer your watercolor painting to make the most of the transparency of the paint. Bring a landscape photograph to the first class! All other supplies are included. Class meets at the Great Lakes Campus and artists may be painting outside if weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413232244
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 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. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. 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 = 402839300
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-06-05 through  2021-07-17$140— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., June 5-July 17, Noon-5 p.m. (No Open Studio July 10) ,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. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229898
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-07-24 through  2021-08-28$140— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., July 24-Aug. 28, Noon-5 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. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413241938
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking I (Face to Face)— 2021-05-10 through  2021-07-12$519— Face to FaceView Details

8 Mon. and Wed., May 10-July 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces you to a wide variety of print media: relief, intaglio, embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, editioning and presentation of achromatic prints. Beginners and artists with some printmaking experience are welcome. Materials are included with the exception of printing paper. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART181.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking II (Face to Face)— 2021-05-10 through  2021-07-12$519— Face to FaceView Details

8 Mon. and Wed., May 10-July 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Printmaking II expands on processes and concepts explored in Printmaking I with the emphasis on more complex techniques including lithography, reduction relief prints, and multi-color intaglio prints. You will refine your technical skills and conceptions begun in Printmaking I. You will explore contemporary printing techniques and issues. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART182.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227517
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$319— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 one-hour lessons for $319. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721312
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$169— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 half-hour lessons for $169. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721318
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Face to Face)— 2021-07-07 through  2021-07-28$169— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., July 7-28, 9-11:30 a.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. 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 = 413230980
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$319— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 one-hour lessons for $319. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721312
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$169— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 half-hour lessons for $169. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721318
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 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. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. 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 = 402839300
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! Designed for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839291
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms (Livestream)— 2021-05-01 through  2021-05-08$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., May 1 and 8, 10 a.m.-noon. 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 photo of cherry blossoms for reference. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $45. Register by April 23.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838393
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFlower Painting for Spring (Face to Face)— 2021-05-10 through  2021-05-17$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., May 10 and 17, 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, whether in our gardens or in their native settings. 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227498
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking I (Face to Face)— 2021-05-10 through  2021-07-12$519— Face to FaceView Details

8 Mon. and Wed., May 10-July 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces you to a wide variety of print media: relief, intaglio, embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, editioning and presentation of achromatic prints. Beginners and artists with some printmaking experience are welcome. Materials are included with the exception of printing paper. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART181.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking II (Face to Face)— 2021-05-10 through  2021-07-12$519— Face to FaceView Details

8 Mon. and Wed., May 10-July 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Printmaking II expands on processes and concepts explored in Printmaking I with the emphasis on more complex techniques including lithography, reduction relief prints, and multi-color intaglio prints. You will refine your technical skills and conceptions begun in Printmaking I. You will explore contemporary printing techniques and issues. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART182.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227517
Painting with Acrylics: Lake Michigan Beach (Livestream)— 2021-05-15 through  2021-05-22$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., May 15 and 22, 10 a.m.-noon. When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a quiet beach, where do you go? Transport yourself to your favorite special spot and 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. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies is approximately $45, and will vary depending on brand.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227578
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-06-05 through  2021-07-17$140— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., June 5-July 17, Noon-5 p.m. (No Open Studio July 10) ,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. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229898
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-06-05 through  2021-07-17$190— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., June 5-July 17, Noon-5 p.m. (No Open Studio July 10), Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! This 'class' is for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229874
Painting Birds (Face to Face)— 2021-06-09 through  2021-06-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., June 9 and 16, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Do you love watching birds in spring? Learn how to capture birds in their natural settings 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 or two of a bird(s) in nature as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229933
History of Western Art II (Online)— 2021-06-14 through  2021-08-09$565— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, June 14-Aug. 9, Access anytime. This course is designed to introduce major trends in Western Art from the Renaissance through Modernism to the present. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture are presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART112. Cost does not include required text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413230018
Art Appreciation (Online)— 2021-06-14 through  2021-08-09$435— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, June 14-Aug. 9, Access anytime. This course allows for a great deal of exploration into the world of art as we see it. The course provides an avenue for understanding this world by investigating technique, media, idea, personal expression and meaning. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as ART 100. Cost does not include text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413230002
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Face to Face)— 2021-07-07 through  2021-07-28$169— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., July 7-28, 9-11:30 a.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. 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 = 413230980
Paint Your First Watercolor Landscape (Face to Face)— 2021-07-13 through  2021-07-27$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., July 13-27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Are you interested in creating stunning landscapes using watercolor? Join artist and adjunct painting instructor, Adam VanHouten as he teaches students how to create the illusion of space on paper. Learn more about atmospheric perspective and the colors/values to 'paint light' into your landscapes. Explore how to layer your watercolor painting to make the most of the transparency of the paint. Bring a landscape photograph to the first class! All other supplies are included. Class meets at the Great Lakes Campus and artists may be painting outside if weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413232244
Beginning Tapestry (Face to Face)— 2021-07-14 through  2021-07-28$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., July 14-28, 9-11:30 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. 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 = 413233341
Great Lakes Plein Air Painting! (Face to Face)— 2021-07-14 through  2021-07-15$119— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs., July 14 and 15, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join plein air artist and adjunct painting instructor, Adam VanHouten at the Great Lakes Campus and learn more about plein air painting. Be inspired by the beauty of the bay and learn more about composition, value and color. Get tips on must needed tools for plein air painting and efficient ways to carry your gear. Create a painting that captures an evening in Northern Michigan! 9' x 12' canvas panels supplied. Please bring your own Acrylic/Oil paints, brushes and easel. Class meets at the Great Lakes Campus and artists may be painting outside if weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413234615
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-07-24 through  2021-08-28$140— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., July 24-Aug. 28, Noon-5 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. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413241938
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-07-24 through  2021-08-28$190— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., July 24-Aug. 28, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! This 'class' is for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413235759