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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726281
Ceramics: 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839291
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite (Livestream)— 2021-04-10 through  2021-04-17$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., April 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Northern Michigan has more than 100 different species of trees. Learn to draw them in this introductory course from a local artist who is inspired by the natural beauty of our region. From sugar maples to yellow birch, create the perfect composition of a forest scene. Learn the essentials of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a photo of trees 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 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838804
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2021-04-15 through  2021-04-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 15, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838507
Introduction to Photography and Videography (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand the basics of photography and videography exposure principles, metering modes, histograms, and white balance. Then practice using professional editing software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere) to perfect your still photos and videos. No camera or materials needed for this course - sample digital images and files will be provided by the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839978
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-04-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., March 20-April 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. 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. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839380
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: Socks Your Way (Face to Face)— 2021-02-27 through  2021-03-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., Feb. 27-March 13, 1-4 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 (#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. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727476
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-05-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., April 7-May 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! You will need an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Taught online via Zoom. This class is even more fun if you register with a friend! The instructor will contact students with a zoom link before the start of the first class, and additional study handouts will be mailed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839191
Painting Sunsets in Oils (Face to Face)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., March 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Let's face it, Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! In this class learn how to capture those few magical moments in the late evening into a glorious oil painting. By using photo references you will learn about how to compose your scene, the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend oils alla prima, as well as many tricks and tips to use when using oil paints. Material list will be emailed before class. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets to the first class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839626
Painting 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838393
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, 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 = 402726288
Printmaking: 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839300
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
Understanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 6, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirrorless cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera "thinks," adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839265
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerZentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-03-02 through  2021-03-23$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., March 2-23, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by Feb. 23 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727503
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-05-04$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., April 13-May 4, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by April 6 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838748
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)— 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, 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 = 402726288
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726281
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: Socks Your Way (Face to Face)— 2021-02-27 through  2021-03-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., Feb. 27-March 13, 1-4 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 (#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. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727476
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerZentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-03-02 through  2021-03-23$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., March 2-23, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by Feb. 23 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727503
Introduction to Photography and Videography (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand the basics of photography and videography exposure principles, metering modes, histograms, and white balance. Then practice using professional editing software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere) to perfect your still photos and videos. No camera or materials needed for this course - sample digital images and files will be provided by the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839978
Painting Sunsets in Oils (Face to Face)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., March 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Let's face it, Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! In this class learn how to capture those few magical moments in the late evening into a glorious oil painting. By using photo references you will learn about how to compose your scene, the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend oils alla prima, as well as many tricks and tips to use when using oil paints. Material list will be emailed before class. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets to the first class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839626
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-04-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., March 20-April 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. 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. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839380
Printmaking: 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839300
Ceramics: 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839291
Understanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 6, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirrorless cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera "thinks," adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839265
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-05-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., April 7-May 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! You will need an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Taught online via Zoom. This class is even more fun if you register with a friend! The instructor will contact students with a zoom link before the start of the first class, and additional study handouts will be mailed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839191
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite (Livestream)— 2021-04-10 through  2021-04-17$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., April 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Northern Michigan has more than 100 different species of trees. Learn to draw them in this introductory course from a local artist who is inspired by the natural beauty of our region. From sugar maples to yellow birch, create the perfect composition of a forest scene. Learn the essentials of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a photo of trees 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 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838804
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-05-04$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., April 13-May 4, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by April 6 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838748
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2021-04-15 through  2021-04-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 15, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838507
Painting 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838393