May 1 – June 1 Paintings by Deborah Bowen

May 1 – June 1 Paintings by Deborah Bowen
Reception, May 9, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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

Deborah Bowen is a mixed media painter and designer from Spring Lake. A proud recipient of several awards in juried shows throughout Michigan, including Muskegon Museum of Art Regional and Grand Rapids Festival of Arts. She is an active member of Lakeshore Visual Arts Cooperative and displays her art work at the Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven. Bowen states, “For me, creating a painting is like solving a problem, completing a puzzle, or playing a game. The strategy of the game changes as each player, the artist or the work, makes a move or inspires the other.”

April 25 Acrylic Painting

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens
Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. **Unless otherwise noted. Class Fee $10 Ages 12-18

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.

April 25 Acrylic Painting

Using acrylic paints, metallic pens, gold and silver leafing, students will create a Gustav Klimt style painting featuring their favorite person, pet or pop icon.

Youth Painting: County Fair Critters

Youth Painting: County Fair Critters
Thursday 3:45-5:15 p.m. April 18
Class Fee: $20 Ages 8-14

Choose from horse, chicken, duck, rabbit, llama, goat, pig, dog, or cow silhouettes to form a basis for a fun, bold acrylic painting of your favorite critter. Save these stunning paintings to show at the fair!

NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Illustrations by Lori McElrath-Eslick

August 10 – September 8
Illustrations by Lori McElrath-Eslick
Public Reception August 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

Lori is an artist and illustrator raised and living in the West Michigan and has
studied fine art and illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design. Lori has illustrated several books including Nishnawbe, A Story of Indians in Michigan, by Lynne Deur; The Lark Who Had No Song by Carolyn Nystrom; Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? by Nancy White Carlstrom; I Am Christmas by Nancy White Carlstrom; Read For Me, Mama by Vashanti Rahaman; Da Wei’s Treasure by Raymond and Margaret Chang; Mommy Poems by John Micklos Jr.; From Slavery to Freedom by Melinda Lilly and Jean Nickolet; The Sign of the Thunderbird by Peter and Connie Roup; If Jesus Came to my House by Joan Gale Thomas and Barefoot, Poems for Naked Feet by Stefi Weisburd, among other freelance works. She also received the 2008 Magazine Merit Honor Award-Society of Children’s Book Authors and illustrators. For this exhibit Lori will feature her nature inspired illustrations of Michigan woodland and wilderness creatures.

**FULL, Waitlist Available**Claytastic Session #3

Session 3: Thurs.

August 2, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
August 9, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
August 16, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Ages 10-18.

Get muddy at NCCA-Artsplace! This class is limited to 6 participants per session so each participant will get some experience throwing on the potter’s wheel! Students will also learn how to hand build, connect, and roll a slab! Learn several different finishing techniques including glazing, staining and painting. All work goes home the final day of class.

**Full, Waitlist Available** Claytastic Session #2

Session 2: Thurs.

July 12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
July 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
July 26, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Ages 10-18.

Get muddy at NCCA-Artsplace! This class is limited to 6 participants per session so each participant will get some experience throwing on the potter’s wheel! Students will also learn how to hand build, connect, and roll a slab! Learn several different finishing techniques including glazing, staining and painting. All work goes home the final day of class.

Inspire Art for TEENS – June 26 – Painting with Renae Wallace

Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Class Fee $10 per class.

Ages 13-18

This series of classes is designed with busy teenagers in mind. Sign up for one class or attend each week for the whole summer! Let your creativity shine while learning new techniques for jewelry making, painting, glasswork and mixed media.

June 19 Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm
June 26 Painting with Renae Wallace
July 10 Mandala Style Shibori Dyed Sarong
July 17 Recycled Jewelry
July 24, 31 Mixed Media Painting with Madelon Gorsky (attend both days)
August 7 Photography with your Smartphone
August 14 Fused Glass Nightlight

**Full, Waitlist Available**Claytastic Session #1

Session 1: Thurs.

June 14, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
June 21, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
June 28, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Ages 10-18.

Get muddy at NCCA-Artsplace! This class is limited to 6 participants per session so each participant will get some experience throwing on the potter’s wheel! Students will also learn how to hand build, connect, and roll a slab! Learn several different finishing techniques including glazing, staining and painting. All work goes home the final day of class.

 

Springtime Canvas Painting with Sharon Smithem

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. March 22
Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members) Ages 18-Adult
Call a friend and join artist Sharon Smithem for a
relaxed painting experience. Sharon will guide you
through the process of using acrylic painting techniques
like blending colors, testing brush strokes, adding
highlights and shadows, to create a colorful painting
of springtime landscape on a 16”x 20” canvas. No
prior experience is required.

NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Painting of Madelon Gorsky February 1 through 26

Madelon Gorsky – February 1 through 26

Public Reception February 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont.

Born in Ohio, Madelon was raised and spent her adult years moving around the Midwest, Northeast and the South; from Chicago, St.Louis, Portland Maine, Indianapolis and cities in between. She now resides in Newaygo County. Many educational opportunities plus a successful career in retail visual merchandising designing and creating displays gave her the foundation and opportunity to learn the basics of composition, color, textures, movement, and light. Madelon now has focused her creative energy with colorful acrylic paint with a hint of mixed media on canvas. This modernist is willing in her compositions to bend, reshape and even distort her subjects in an on going effort to create depth and perspective without sacrificing the purity and brightness of her colors. Her goal is to always bring a smile and a little thought to the viewer. Madelon’s work has been viewed in galleries and seasoned shows and in many private and corporate collections from coast to coast throughout the United States and Canada.

“I have a passion for all forms of art. I enjoy bringing ease and comfort to my surroundings. I have been a people watcher as long as I can remember. Everyday people of all shapes and sizes inspire me, from the curves of the figure to the expressive eyes and lips of the face. My work expresses my fascination of people not controversy, chaos or hidden meaning. I try to generate something positive with my work and leave the negatives behind. For me it’s simply about putting the paint on the canvas, I enjoy doing just that. I then share it and try to bring a little joy in this complicated uncertain world,” states Gorsky.