Painting Workshop – What is a landscape? Canvas Painting for Kids December 28

Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. December 28
Class Fee: $20 Ages 8-18
Save a date during Christmas vacation to explore the art of landscape painting. Using a 12”x12” canvas, acrylic paint and a selection of mixed media supplies students will learn how to create their own landscape piece using fundamentals like foreground, middleground, background and horizon line. Students will be divided by age groups.

Watercolor Workshop – Autumn Birch Landscape with Cheryl Gould October 21

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. October 21
Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult
In this class participants will learn a variety of techniques in watercolor including spattering, textural effects, masking, lifting, stamping and negative painting. A short review of color theory will begin the day and then students will work on painting an autumn forest landscape. Bring a lunch.

Dogwood Center Exhibit: Richard Wieth

Richard Wieth
March 25 – May 20
Dogwood Center Lobby Gallery

Richard D. Wieth is a West Michigan artist who has been painting, drawing and thinking creatively for almost all of his life. Born in Chicago, he attended Loyola Academy Prep before heading to the University of Denver.

Richard has been a full time artist for over twenty years and in that time his work has been included in many juried shows including the Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America.

By Richard about his work:

“I would like everyone who looks at my paintings to know for a moment the simple beauty of the simple things in life.  All too often people get caught up in details and fail to appreciate the enjoyment of simplicity.  I do not attempt to paint photographically and I always want my viewer to know without a doubt that they are viewing a painting.

 I paint with an impressionistic style that I believe lends itself to adding mystery and expression.  Art is true self-expression, each color, brush stroke or lack of brush stroke conveys emotion and self-expression.  I put a lot of faith in the viewer that they will be able to piece together the mystery, without spelling out every detail.  This interaction will help the viewer enjoy not only the moment of time that I am creating but also the painting as an art itself.

I would love it if people could see the simplicity of still lifes in their everyday environment or the deeper beauty of animals, nature, and people.  All of these subjects in their moments of simple beauty I render in a spontaneous, direct, and confident manner, in a hope that people will interact with my work more deeply and engagingly.  The ultimate goal of contributing to the beauty and enjoyment of life.

I hope that the energy and love that I put into my work will remain with the painting and will provide that loving energy to the viewers.”

This exhibit combines a collection of colorful landscape and impressionistic still life paintings.

Steve Replogle: Inks

October 19 – November 12 – Reception, October 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

steve3Replogle is a full time artist and craftsman, candle maker by trade. Over three decades he has been selling his candles at the Michigan Renaissance Fair as a means of supporting his “art habit”. During his travels back and forth from the fair, he photographed Michigan’s rural and farm landscapes. These photographs served as inspiration for his acrylic ink paintings, which are often very colorful and high contrast. Steve has had the discipline of painting or sketching a landscape at least one per day, often times more, and the pieces in this exhibit have been culled from the thousands he has created over the years.

Art Uncork’d Acrylic Canvas Painting Classes with Sharon Smithem “Rolling Farm Landscape”

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

October 1

Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members)

Ages 18-Adult

If you would like to learn about acrylic painting under the
guidance of an experienced instructor consider signing up
for this class. Participants will use acrylic painting techniques
to complete a landscape with quilt like fields on a
16”x20” canvas.

Landscape Painting with Stephanie Schlatter

Thursday, August 20 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $65 ($55 Members) Age 18-Adult

Enjoy great social and artistic interaction with our featured artist Stephanie Schlatter. Paint a landscape in the style of her Michigan Wine Trail series, with bright color, dramatic skies, and your favorite view. All materials provided. Sign up with a friend for an evening of art and entertainment.

Glass on Glass Mosaic Windows with Deb Emerick

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 NCCA-Artsplace and select your window before the class sessions begin.  Class size limited.

Monday/Thursday   5:30-7:30 p.m.

November 7,11,14,18

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

Age 16 – adult

Class fee includes all materials.