POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Quilt with Dr. Kruszynski! Lighthouses Landscaping with Photo Fabric

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Quilt with Dr. Kruszynski! Lighthouses Landscaping with Photo Fabric

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. April 22

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Materials Kit: $40

Learn the art of collage landscaping with an inserted lighthouse picture printed on a photo fabric. Choose from Big Sable, White Lake, Muskegon, Grand Haven, or Holland. You will amaze yourself at how easy it is to create a beautiful Lake Michigan Pier seascape in fabric! Prepare to have fun! Equipment/materials list provided at registration. Dr. Susan Kruszynski – quilted landscape fabric artist and educator. Feeding her artistic nature, Susan, at age 8, began experimenting with fabrics over 50 years ago to produce colorful artistic creations. Though a long-time quilter, she began landscape fabric design in 2014. A native of Michigan, her works are often inspired by the trees and woodlands along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Susan currently divides her time between creating original fabric landscape designs, teaching the art of quilted fabric landscaping in classes in and around the state of Michigan, marketing fabric art at shows, running her Quilting Fabrics in Time business, and as a part-time adjunct of reading at Muskegon Community College. Susan uses her 40 years of K-College level teaching experiences and a PhD in Education to provide fun and easy learning experiences in classes and instruction.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Needle Felting with Olivia Johnson-Landscape with Sheep

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Needle Felting with Olivia Johnson-Landscape with Sheep

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. April 16

Class Fee: $30($25 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Now is the time to try the art of needle felting. Use wool roving and a barbed needle to form a landscape with sheep. Olivia will gently guide you through the process and even provide you will a kit to continue at home.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE INSPIRE – Classes for Teens: Acrylic Landscape Painting

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INSPIRE – Classes for Teens

Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. Ages 12-18

Class Fee $10

These classes are funded in part by a grant from the FACF Youth Advisory Committee. 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 might not get in a classroom. All materials provided.

March 26 Acrylic Landscape Painting

Learn to layer, wash and drybrush your way into creating a bold spring landscape. Acrylic on canvas.

Saturday Drop-in Art for Children: Landscape with Barn

Saturday Drop-in Art for Children

November 9 Landscape with Barn

Instruction begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $3 per child

Join us on Saturday mornings for a “make and take” art
experience. All ages are welcome; children under age 5
should be accompanied by an adult.

Lake Michigan Breezes Fabric Landscape with Dr. Susan Kruszynski

Lake Michigan Breezes Fabric Landscape with Dr. Susan Kruszynski
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. October 17
Class $65 ($60 Members)
Ages 16 – Adult Limit 15

Learn the art of collage landscaping. You will amaze yourself at how easy it is to create a
simple fabric landscape of the Lake Michigan Shoreline. Prepare to have fun! These make
great gifts too!
Supplies Provided: Fabrics; light blues, dark blues, brown and tans, greens, trees. Wonder
Under (pre-applied to all fabrics), 7” x 9” backing and lining, 8” x 10” art frame, 10½” x 12½”
blue fabric to cover art frame, Parchment paper for ironing.
Need to Bring: Sewing machine (with open toe or free motion foot, and regular foot), scissors,
rotary cutter/mat and threads – suggested list upon registration.

Needle Felted Landscape with Olivia Johnson

Needle Felted Landscape
with Olivia Johnson
Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. October 10
Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Spend an evening exploring the art of needle felting. Using colorful wool roving and a barbed needle students will create a lovely little landscape. Bring a photo of a favorite landscape, maybe a fall or winter scene. At the end of the class each student will bring home a kit to keep felting at home. This is an easy and portable art form!

INSPIRE Art for TEENS: Landscape Painting with Jane Stroschin

INSPIRE Art for TEENS: Landscape Painting with Jane Stroschin

Learning a combination of both abstract textural and realistic detailed painting from artist and illustrator Jane Stroschin, students will create a bold backdrop and layer on fine detailed foregrounds and subjects into a beautiful Michigan inspired landscape.

Fused Glass Dimensional Landscape with Linda Moore

Fused Glass Dimensional Landscape
with Linda Moore
Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. June 13, 20
Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Come and try glass fusing with glass artist, Linda Moore. Each student will create two 6” x 6” panels of fused glass that when finished will be layered in a wood stand to give the illusion of depth. Whether it is a birch forest, field of flowers or your own idea the technique is exciting. Pieces will be available for pick up after July 1. Start planning where you will display this unique piece in your home.

NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Judith Tummino – SOJOURN: Paintings of Michigan and the Chesapeake Bay

June 5 through July 7
Judith Tummino – SOJOURN
Paintings of Michigan and the Chesapeake Bay
Reception June 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.


Judith Tummino has often stated that her first year of study in Italy was a life changing event.
“I fell in love with the light, the art, the people.”
She felt so strongly that she returned to Umbria about 9 times in 8 years.

“Studying with teaching artists such as Lennart Anderson, Israel Hershberg, Nick Carone,
Dan Gustin and William Bailey contributed to my knowledge of art and the formation of what and how I wanted to paint.”

Born in Washington D. C. and raised in Maryland, Judith received exposure to the many art museums and galleries. Travels to the Chesapeake Bay and the Shenandoah Valley instilled the love of the landscape as well as the sense of the untouched beauty of the land.

“My appreciation of the moment is central to my work. I find that as my painting evolves I become sensitive to both the change of the conditions I am painting as well as to the changes on my pallette and painting surface. It is this transformation that keeps me coming back to the painted experience. It never loses its interest for me”.

Judith has exhibited widely in the United States as well as in Italy. Her first experience showing in New York came when she was accepted into a show juried by Phillip Pearlstein. She showed her work in the Chelsea district of New York for about four years. During that time she painted at the Chesapeake Bay in addition to many places in Michigan that she now called home.

Her work is included in the collections of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Grand Valley State University, the Dennos Museum Center, and in Chestnut Cabin and Museum of Port Republic Maryland.

Stacy Niedzwiecki: What Fifty Looks Like

Stacy Niedzwiecki: What Fifty Looks Like
January 3 – 28
Free Public Reception January 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont.

What Fifty Looks Like covers Stacy’s adventures and endeavors from past to present. Interesting to note, Stacy first exhibited her photographic work in the 2009 NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition! We’re proud to see where she’s been! Niedzwiecki’s photos have a variety of style, subject matter, and location, as demonstrated in the Retrospective exhibit. This includes landscapes, bodies of water, flowers, farms, wildlife, abstracts, portraiture and more. In celebration of the artist’s 50th birthday, the exhibit features 50 photographs reproduced on an assortment of materials and surfaces. Included within this show are pieces from “Congruity” – an inspiring collaborative ArtPrize entry by Stacy and author Jeannie Gregory.

Stacy has been involved in digital photography for approximately 15 years, but her art and graphic design career has traversed nearly three decades. Her fascination with nature’s beauty eventually found its way through the camera lens, netting awards in multiple regional, national and international competitions. While she is particularly drawn to the beauty found within our own state of Michigan, the body of work also includes scenes from her travels in Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota and California.

Devoted to her art, Niedzwiecki is a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), the Rogue River Artists Association, and has participated in several artist residency programs sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association, as well as the Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology’s Hill House in Bellaire, Michigan. Niedzwiecki actively supplies imagery for Stacy Lake CVB, the Rockford Economic Development Corporation, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Michigan BLUE magazine and the Shoreline Visitors’ Guide.

Her most honored accomplishment is the installation of 63 of her nature images at the permanent art collection in the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, which opened in 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Those images were showcased in her first book effort, Healing Images – A Selection from the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion which was released in 2010.

To preview some of her work, visit her website at http://StacyN.com