INSPIRE – Classes for Teens January 11 & 18 Glass Mosaic Treasure Box

Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. Ages 12-18
Class Fee $10 These classes are funded in part by grants from the FACF Youth Advisory Committee and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program.
These exciting and exploratory art classes are designed to give middle and high school students a chance to learn about art styles and mediums they may not get in a classroom. All materials provided. December 7 & 14 Portfolio Building and January 11 & 18 Glass Mosaic requires students attend both days.
November 9 – Fused Glass Ornaments
Using glass cutting tools, frit, stringers and a wide variety of fusible glass, students will make two of their own unique ornaments to be fired in the kiln. Ornaments will be fired in glass kiln by NCCA-Artsplace staff and picked up the following week.
November 30 – Silk Painting
A great gift idea, or a fashion accessory for fall, students will use resist and dye to paint a long silk scarf. Lines of resist create pools to isolate graphic color application, and help to create bold design.
December 7 & 14 – Portfolio Building
To prepare for college applications, scholarships and exhibits, artists need a good portfolio. Participants need to bring artwork to photograph, a resume and will complete a physical portfolio and a digital portfolio on a flash drive.
January 11 & 18 – Glass Mosaic Treasure Box
Using stained glass on tile, students will create a unique box top mosaic. We’ll take a look at the Italian masters, and learn to cut, piece and grout glass designs. Day one is cutting and applying glass; day two is all about grouting.

Glass on Glass Mosaic Window with Deb Emerick

Monday/Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.

February 1, 2, 8, 9

Class Fee: $100 ($90 Members)
$10 Discount if you bring your own window.

Class fee includes all materials.

Ages 16 – Adult

Come and join mosaic artist, Deb Emerick, and transform
an old window into a colorful work of art using
stained glass and other materials. Deb will guide you
through the process of designing your window and then
implementing your design using glass cutting and mosaic
skills. Bring a family member and work on a window
together. You may bring your own window or you may
stop in at the NCCA-Artsplace and select your window
before the class sessions begin. Class size limited.

Glass on Glass Mosaic Windows with Deb Emerick

Monday/Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

February 16, 19, 23, 26

Class Fee:  $100 ($90 Members) $10 Discount if you bring your own window 

Age 16-adult

Class fee includes all materials.

Nothing is more beautiful than sunlight beaming through a stained glass mosaic window.  Come and join mosaic artist, Deb Emerick, and transform an old window into a colorful work of art using stained glass and other materials. Deb will guide you through the process of designing your window and then implementing your design using glass cutting and mosaic skills. Perhaps you have an old window in your barn or garage just waiting to emerge as a showpiece in your home. *You may stop in at the Artsplace and select your window before the class sessions begin. Class size limited.

Glass on Glass Mosaic Windows with Deb Emerick

Mondays/Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.

October 13, 16, 20, 23

Class Fee: $100 ($90 Members)
$10 Discount if you bring your own window
Class fee includes all materials.

Ages 16-Adult

By special request – a fall mosaic window class. Get ready to capture the beauty of the sun streaming though colorful glass. Come and join mosaic artist, Deb Emerick, and transform an old window into a colorful work of art using stained glass and other materials. Deb will guide you through the process of designing your window and then implementing your design using glass cutting and mosaic skills. Bring a family member and work on a window together. You may bring your own window or you may stop in at the Artsplace and select your window before the class sessions begin. Class size limited.