Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Tuesday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

January 24

Class Fee $65 ($60 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Come and join Art Clay instructor, Cristine Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to 99.9% silver when fired. Start out small, making earrings or small pendants with basic techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cost includes silver clay the use of all necessary tools, and all the jewelry findings necessary so you can actually wear your pieces out the door at the end of the evening. This is a great class to take with a group of friends.

Dyed Silk Scarves with Kay Brennan

Thursdays 6:00-8.00 p.m.

January 19

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members)

Ages 12-Adult

Create your own fashion statement by designing colorful scarves. Each person will be able to dye two pieces using a variety of rich colors. The pieces will be dyed in class and then rinsed at home. This is a great class to take with some friends.

Watercolor Winterscape with Cheryl Gould

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

October 29

Class Fee: $55 ($50 Members)

Ages 16-Adult
In this class we will work with the basic elements of a winter landscape; sky, snow, trees and sunlight. We will be pouring, spraying, spattering, salting, stamping, and also using brushwork to create a winter scene. Perhaps it will be something you could use for a Christmas card? Several photos will be provided as reference material, but also feel free to bring you own reference photos to work from. We may be working on several scenes during the day in order to let the paintings dry between steps. Bring a lunch.

Intermediate Lapidary Workshop with Don and Cheryl Benson

Wed./Th. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

October 19, 20, 26, 27

Class Fee: $95($90 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Lapidary experience required
Now that you have some lapidary experience it is time to take it to the next level. Join Don and Cheryl as they share their years of experience in jewelry making. Open studio time will be available during the course. Please bring your own stone or select one from our supply.

Needle Felting with Olivia Johnson: Necklace

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

September 29

Class Fee: $30($25 Members)

Ages 12-Adult
This is a new felting idea from Olivia. In this class students will use colorful wool roving and barbed needles to make a collection of round beads. These beads will be strung together to make a very artistic fashion statement for fall. Each participant will receive a kit to continue felting at home.

Photography: Nature of A Trout Stream with Kevin Feenstra

6:00-8:00 p.m.

September 6

Class Fee: $55 ($50 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

The first half of the class time students will discuss the
biodiversity of the trout stream, approaching different
subject matter and how to frame each one using
Kevin’s slides as examples. Long lenses, landscape
photography, macro photography, and underwater gear
will also be discussed. Kevin will bring his camera gear
and lenses, as well as a basic underwater rig for the
students to familiarize with on location at Branstrom
Park in the second half of the class. A great combination
of classroom and hands on photographic experience!

Decoy Carving with Al Nelson

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

August 27

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Starting with blanks, students will learn to shape, whittle
and texture decoys for optimal fishing applications. Al
Nelson, from Cadillac, has been carving and painting
fish decoys since his childhood, and even learned
from master decoy carver Oscar Peterson himself! All
materials provided. Bring a lunch.

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

August 22

Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members)

Age 14-Adult

Come and join certified Art Clay instructor, Cristine
Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to
99.9% pure silver when fired. Make earrings or small
pendants with basic techniques that can be used
anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine is a master
instructor who will bring all the tools and tricks necessary
to create something beautiful! Cost includes silver
clay, the use of all necessary tools, and a necklace and
jump ring for wearing out the door.

Matting and Framing Workshop

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

August 22

Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Learn the art of mat cutting for your own use or to prepare a
gift for a special person. In this workshop you will learn about
mat selection, how to properly measure, cut and mount your
work, and assemble your frame. Each participant should
bring an 8”x10” piece of art or photograph (slightly smaller is
fine) to frame. Some materials provided.

Art Uncork’ed Acrylic Painting: Sunflower with Sharon Smithem

Thursday 5:30-8:00 p.m.

August 18

Class Fee: $45($40 Members)

Ages 18-Adult

Have you always wanted to try painting on a canvas?
This is a perfect opportunity to learn technique and
color theory with artist Sharon Smithem. Each person
will use acrylic paint to create a dramatic close up of a
sunflower on a 16”x20” canvas. This is a fun evening
for a group of friends.