Family Clay Night

Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. December 7
Class Fee: $5/person All ages
Enjoy a family evening at the NCCA-Artsplace. We will have the clay, the instructor, the glazes and the tools. You bring the family. Learn basic handbuilding techniques and then have fun building a variety of pieces. Finished pieces will be available for pick up after December 19.

Clay Nativity for Children with Kris Vredeveld November 2, 9, 16

Thursday 3:45-5:15 p.m. November 2, 9, 16
Class Fee: $30 ($25 Members) Ages 6-12
Save a spot in your home for a handcrafted clay nativity set. Each child will create a minimum of six figures including people and animals. The finished pieces will be glazed a single color and fired. This set will become a family treasure for many years. Limited space available.

Family Art Night – Clay October 12

Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. October 12
Class Fee: $5.00/person
Come and explore the art of clay. Time will be given for basic clay instruction and then the fun begins. Create tiles, pinch pots, Christmas ornaments, crazy animals or just explore on your own. Advanced registration is appreciated.

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel with Dakota Brandt

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel with Dakota Brandt

Saturday  10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. August 5, 19

Class Fee: $85($80 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Join ceramic artist Dakota Brandt in learning the techniques of centering the clay, pulling up the sides, trimming, and finally glazing your own clay pieces. In between sessions students may continue to work in our pottery place and practice these techniques. Class fee includes up to 25# of clay per person. Class size limited to 3.

2017 Summer Youth Art Classes Are Out!

Download A complete pdf of the Summer Youth Classes here. 2017 Summer Youth Classes

Young at Art Class Fee $10.00 Ages 4-5
Three Sessions: June 26-29 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 17-20 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 14-17 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It’s never too early to encourage an interest in art. During this class, beginning students will learn to use a variety of materials to explore drawing, painting, cutting, gluing and clay in a creative, nurturing environment.

Amazing Africa Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: June 26-29 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
July 31-August 3 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pack your passport and bags for a journey to West Africa! Your tour guide, Amy Knuver, back from a year living in Togo, Africa, will teach you about this amazing continent while you create masks, clay sculptures, prints and more.

Summertime Fun Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: July 10-13 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 14-17 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Capture the fun times of summer in colorful works of art. Students will learn to use paint, papers, clay and a variety of other materials to create a camping landscape, melting ice cream cones, bug tiles and a picnic lunch through art.

Art Sampler Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: July 10-13 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
August 7-10 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Students will learn about portraits, landscapes, still life, sculpture and explore using a variety of materials in unexpected ways.

Creature Feature Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: July 17-20 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
August 7-10 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
What is that rustling in the leaves? Students will use animals as their inspiration for each project. Painting, drawing, sculpture, clay and printmaking will be explored.

Build it! Learning About Architecture
Class Fee $15 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: July 10-13 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 7-10 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Architecture surrounds you! Students will use clay, printmaking, cardboard and paint to design interesting buildings. Learn about columns, onion shaped domes, dentils, fish scale shingles and more as you become a budding architect.

Sculpture: A Journey to the Third Dimension
Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: July 24-27 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 7-10 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Take a break from the flat world of two dimensional art and enter the world of FORM. Using metal, cardboard, paint and paper mache we will create amazing pieces of art!

Art is Delicious! Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: July 10-13 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
July 24-27 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Using food as an inspiration we will explore clay, papers, collage, mixed media and drawing to design art pieces that will look good enough to eat while learning about some well known artists that became famous for their giant hamburgers and soup cans. This is a recipe for some amazing art.

African Safari Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: June 26 – 29 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 31 – August 3 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Take some time this summer to discover the culture and art of Africa. Your tour guide, Amy Knuver, back from a year living in Togo, Africa, will teach you about this amazing continent while you create masks, clay sculptures, prints and more.

Drawing Toolbox Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: June 19-22 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
August 14-17 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
If you love to draw, this is the class for you! Sharpen your skills and learn some new techniques while working in a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, ink and pastel. Discover the tricks of perspective, how to capture light and shadow, make contour line drawings and how to add texture to your drawings.

Claytastic Class Fee $15.00 Ages 10-18
Three Sessions
Session 1: June 22 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
June 29 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
July 6 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: July 13 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
July 20 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
July 27 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 3: August 3 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
August 10 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
August 17 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Get muddy at NCCA-Artsplace! This class is limited to 6 participants per session so each participant will get some experience throwing on the potter’s wheel! Students will also learn how to hand build, connect, and roll a slab! Learn several different finishing techniques including glazing, staining and painting. All work goes home the final day of class.

ArtsKool for Teens Class Fee $10 per session Ages 13 to 18
Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
June 20 – Photography with your Smartphone
June 27 – Cigar Box Guitars with Chester Winowiecki
July 11 – Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm
July 18 – Repousse Mirrors
July 25 – Silk Painting
August 1 – Alcohol Ink Jewelry
August 8 – Printmaking
August 15 – Painting with Renae Wallace
This series of classes is designed with busy teenagers in mind. Sign up for one class or attend each week for the whole summer! Let your creativity shine each week while learning new techniques for jewelry making, painting, and even building your own cigar box guitar!

Family Clay Night

Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m.

December 8

Class Fee: $5/person

All ages

Enjoy a family evening at the NCCA-Artsplace. We will have the clay, the instructor, the glazes and the tools. You bring the family. Learn basic handbuilding techniques and then have fun building a variety of pieces. Finished pieces will be available for pick up after December 19.

Artskool for Teens – Printmaking with Lesa VanSingel

Artskool for Teens

Class Fee $10 per project

Ages 13 to 18

Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

June 21 – Painting with Sharon Smithem
June 28  – Watercolors with Lesa VanSingel
July 12  – Repousse Mandalas and Alcohol Inks with Amy Knuver
July 19  – Mini Batiks with Kris Vredeveld
July 26  – Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm
August 2  – Flintknapping with Scott Fessenden
August 9  – Glass on Glass Mosaics with Amy Knuver
August 16  – Printmaking with Lesa VanSingel

This series of classes is designed with busy teenagers in mind. Sign up for one class or attend each week
for the whole summer! Let your creativity shine each week while learning new techniques for jewelry making,
painting, and even flintknapping! Please call 231-924-4022 or stop by NCCA-Artsplace to register.

Drawing

Class Fee $15.00

Ages 9-12

August 15-18

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

If you love to draw, this is the class for you! Sharpen your skills and learn some new techniques while working in a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, ink and pastel. Discover the tricks of perspective, how to capture light and shadow, make contour line drawings and how to add texture to your drawings. Please call 231-924-4022 or stop by NCCA-Artsplace to register.

Amazon Adventure

Class Fee $12.00

Ages 6-8

August 15-18

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Prepare for an adventure along the Amazon. Learn about this giant river and some of the unique animals that live in this environment through these art projects. From chameleons to piranhas, each day will be filled with the exploration of new art materials and processes. Please call 231-924-4022 or stop by NCCA-Artsplace to register.

Artskool for Teens – Glass on Glass Mosaics

Artskool for Teens

Class Fee $10 per project

Ages 13 to 18

Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

June 21 – Painting with Sharon Smithem
June 28  – Watercolors with Lesa VanSingel
July 12  – Repousse Mandalas and Alcohol Inks with Amy Knuver
July 19  – Mini Batiks with Kris Vredeveld
July 26  – Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm
August 2  – Flintknapping with Scott Fessenden
August 9  – Glass on Glass Mosaics
August 16  – Printmaking with Lesa VanSingel

This series of classes is designed with busy teenagers in mind. Sign up for one class or attend each week
for the whole summer! Let your creativity shine each week while learning new techniques for jewelry making,
painting, and even flintknapping! Please call 231-924-4022 or stop by NCCA-Artsplace to register.