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.

Stained Glass Mosaic Trivet with Mary Anderson November 30, December 7

Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. November 30, December 7
Class Fee: $35 ($30 Member) Ages 16-Adult
Come and test out the art of glass mosaic on a small scale. Plan your own unique trivet design choosing from a wide selection of glass colors. Learn to cut glass and grout your pieces. This would be a great gift and also a fun class to share with a friend.

Stained Glass Mosaic on Wood Tray with Tracy Kehr

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

April 25, May 2

Class Fee: $50 ($45 Members)

Ages 12-Adult

Discover the beauty of mosaic glass design in a functional wood serving tray. Each student will learn to use glass cutting tools and colorful glass choices to create a simple design. Trays will be grouted and sealed. This class is an easy introduction to glass cutting and glass mosaic art forms.

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.

Mosaic Sunburst Circle Mirror with Tracy Kehr

Mon/Thurs/Mon 6:00-8:00 p.m.

November 2, 5, 9

Class Fee: $70 ($65 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

The mosaic sunburst mirror is constructed from a 14” pine
circle, a variety of colorful stained glass pieces and an 8”
round mirror. After receiving instruction in the art of cutting
glass, each participant will create their own design under the
direction of artist, Tracy Kehr. Final designs will be grouted.