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Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288021
Everybody Act! (Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-23$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 2-23, 6-8 p.m. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the virtual stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises, all through Zoom. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108! Links for the live class will be sent out the day of the class. If you prefer, Private Acting Lessons are also available; for details, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287970
Learn to See as an Artist - Part II (Livestream) — 2020-10-08 through  2020-11-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Thurs., Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you have learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a supply list of additional materials needed for the class. Cost of the additional supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $35. Additional study handouts will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287607
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2020-10-07 through  2020-11-11$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Weds., Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 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. 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 = 396287575
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Autumn Leaves and Colors (Livestream)— 2020-09-26 through  2020-10-17$69— LivestreamView Details

4 Sat., Sept. 26-Oct. 17, 1-2 p.m. 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 inch 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287624
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-11-10$119— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m. Are you curious about handweaving? You can learn to use a Rigid Heddle loom from your own home with weaver Nancy McRay. In this interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and try it at home while you connect with the instructor for tips and tricks over Zoom. Links to the live class and a supply list will be emailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. The instructor can help you find a place to purchase one: email nmcray@mac.com for more information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287682
Course ClosedUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2020-10-10 through  2020-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). 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.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287999
Watercolors on Location - Grand Traverse Commons (Face to Face)— 2020-10-03 through  2020-10-03$139— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 3, 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m., at Grand Traverse Commons. Discover the joy of plein air painting! Artists throughout history have ventured into the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your brushes, paper and pencils and let's head outside where you will learn the process of selecting and painting a subject from life. The Grand Traverse Commons offers beautiful scenes of Kids Creek, a large diversity of interesting trees and of course amazing architecture. Gain tips and techniques on creating with watercolors. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. The day before class, you will receive directions to the class meeting place and suggested parking at the Grand Traverse Commons. Bring a small sketchbook (9 x 12 inches or smaller), a pencil and some watercolor brushes (available at all art supply stores) to class. Watercolor paints and paper will be provided. Class will break 45 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287938
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-27$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., Oct. 6-27, 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 included and will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287909
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Autumn Leaves and Colors (Livestream)— 2020-09-26 through  2020-10-17$69— LivestreamView Details

4 Sat., Sept. 26-Oct. 17, 1-2 p.m. 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 inch 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287624
Watercolors on Location - Grand Traverse Commons (Face to Face)— 2020-10-03 through  2020-10-03$139— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 3, 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m., at Grand Traverse Commons. Discover the joy of plein air painting! Artists throughout history have ventured into the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your brushes, paper and pencils and let's head outside where you will learn the process of selecting and painting a subject from life. The Grand Traverse Commons offers beautiful scenes of Kids Creek, a large diversity of interesting trees and of course amazing architecture. Gain tips and techniques on creating with watercolors. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. The day before class, you will receive directions to the class meeting place and suggested parking at the Grand Traverse Commons. Bring a small sketchbook (9 x 12 inches or smaller), a pencil and some watercolor brushes (available at all art supply stores) to class. Watercolor paints and paper will be provided. Class will break 45 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287938
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-11-10$119— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m. Are you curious about handweaving? You can learn to use a Rigid Heddle loom from your own home with weaver Nancy McRay. In this interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and try it at home while you connect with the instructor for tips and tricks over Zoom. Links to the live class and a supply list will be emailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. The instructor can help you find a place to purchase one: email nmcray@mac.com for more information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287682
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-27$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., Oct. 6-27, 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 included and will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287909
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2020-10-07 through  2020-11-11$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Weds., Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 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. 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 = 396287575
Learn to See as an Artist - Part II (Livestream) — 2020-10-08 through  2020-11-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Thurs., Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you have learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a supply list of additional materials needed for the class. Cost of the additional supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $35. Additional study handouts will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287607
Course ClosedUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2020-10-10 through  2020-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). 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.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287999
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288021
Everybody Act! (Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-23$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 2-23, 6-8 p.m. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the virtual stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises, all through Zoom. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108! Links for the live class will be sent out the day of the class. If you prefer, Private Acting Lessons are also available; for details, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287970
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