INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – April 26 – Polymer Clay Caning

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. April 12 & 19 Leather
Journal class requires students attend both days.
March 1 – Japanese Kawaii Polymer Clay Charms
Kawaii: “lovable”, “cute”, or “adorable” – is the quality of
cuteness in the context of Japanese culture. Use polymer
clay sculpting techniques to create Kawaii Neko cats, or
similar figures/pendants in this fun sculpture class.
March 15 – Basketry Knots/Cane Wrapped Rocks
Many cultures use the art of knot tying and basketry to
create functional art forms or to adorn items. Students
will each weave a basketry knot pattern using cane
around a smoothed Michigan stone.
March 22 – Pysanky Eggs
A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional
Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method.
The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”,
as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax
and dipped into dyes.
April 12 & 19 – Artisans Leather Journal
Leather cutting, riveting, stamping and tooling will all be
learned and utilized in creating an inspirational journal for
writing, drawing, music and more.
April 26 – Polymer Clay Caning
Canes are generally comprised of simple patterns that
when combined form a quilt-like display of colors and
designs. Canes can be used to make beads for jewelry
projects. You can also use slices from canes for items like
buttons or to cover home decor items.

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – November 30 Silk Painting

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. December 7 & 14 Portfolio Building requires students attend both days.
September 21 Glass Bead Making
Using Italian glass rods and hot head torches students will create several unique glass beads to fit a leather cuff.
September 28 Silver Clay
Cristine Grim will teach students the process of using silver clay, texture tools, and torch firing to create a silver pendant.
October 5 Needle Felted Bat with Olivia
Fiber artist Olivia Johnson will help students use felting needles, wool roving and embroidery materials to create a flying bat for Halloween festivities!
October 19 Theatrical Makeup
A paint based method of creating optical illusion, depth, and dramatic character on the human face. Students will work on themselves in addition to watching a live model demonstration. Just in time for costume planning!
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.
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.
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. Must attend both days!