Colored Pencil Workshop “Tulips” with Anita

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

April 25

Ages 14-Adult

After the long winter what a delight to see the tulips poking their heads through the earth. You can capture the beauty of these spring flowers with colored pencil artist, Anita Sams. Anita will skillfully guide you through the variety of pencil techniques such as blending, layering, and burnishing to create a realistic rendition of tulips. All materials are provided. Stop in at the NCCA-Artsplace to see Anita’s own work. Bring a lunch.

Art with Friends – Art Uncork’d – A Social Painting Experience with Sharon Smithem

“Red Barn with Cow”

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Ages 18+

Bring some friends or make some new ones in this fun series of painting classes! Learn acrylic painting basics from color theory to brush use with artist, Sharon Smithem. Sharon is a painting and mosaic muralist with a BFA in fine art from Kendall College. Her work has been exhibited throughout Michigan, including the “Donor Tree” mosaic at Tamarac Wellness Center in Fremont! If you have been wanting to experiment with acrylic painting, Sharon is the perfect instructor to help you find your inner art with her Art Uncork’d series! In each of the classes students will complete a 16”x20” canvas that is ready to hang on the wall or give to a friend. All skill levels are welcome so call your friends, bring a snack or beverage to share, and come to one or both of these great classes at NCCA-Artsplace!

Milly Splitstone

Milly Splitstone
600 Quilted Feet
February 4-28
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022.

Ask anyone locally who to talk to about quilting, and the same name appears again, and again: Milly Splitstone. We don’t realize often how many treasures we have in our own back yard, but Mrs. Splitstone is undoubtedly a qualified expert when it comes to quilting, the history of quilting and quilt collections. She’s been featured in quilt shows too numerous to mention, has juried many competitions, held workshops, lead groups and has inspired quite literally, generations of quilters.

Milly wall webMillie’s collection of quilt blocks, those fundamental, traditional, sometimes experimental squares that when pieced together, make up a beloved quilt, numbers over 800. This awe inspiring display of over 600 of Millie’s quilt blocks will walk you through the tradition carried down by each generation, the history of the time when the block was created, or the fabric recycled, and will inevitably touch you with the passion this woman has for her art. Whether you’re a quilter or not, you’ll be amazed by the culture, and craft reflected in this collection.

Quiltangle, Free Motion Quilt Designs with Sandy Dekker

Sandy creates the most amazing hand painted and free stitched quilts that look like intricate zentangle designs.  They are pure creativity.  She will share her knowledge in this new NCCA-Artsplace class.  Each participant will complete a 16”x 16” quilt perfect for becoming a wall hanging or pillow top.  Participants should be experienced machine quilters, bring their own free motion sewing machines with darning or open toe foot.  All other materials provided.  Please arrive early enough to set up your sewing machine.  What a great opportunity to create a wonderful Christmas gift. Check out Sandy’s quilts in the NCCA-Artsplace Gallery.

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

December 9, 16

Ages 16 –  Adults

Basic Fashion Beading

In this class participants will learn to use basic jewelry making tools and findings while designing their own matching set of necklace and earrings. Julie will skillfully guide you in exploring the endless combinations of interesting and colorful beads as you create your own unique fashion statement. Equipped with these new skills students will be able to continue creating pieces at home. Call a few friends and take this class together.

Monday 5:30-8:30 p.m.

October 14

Ages 14-Adult

Clay Tile & Mini Mural Workshop

Guest artist Mary Kuilema knows her clay! This two part workshop will first focus on making clay relief tile, and planning the tile and grout lines so that they can be used in a mini mural. The second day will be all about glazing, and then a demonstration in using your new tile. Mary will glue and grout tiles into a unique mini mural so that you will know how to continue the process with your own original tile. Check out Mary’s work at Class fee includes all materials. Class limited to ten students.

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 26,  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ages 16-Adult