Clayworks

Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. April 3
Class Fee: $10 Ages 8+
Start with learning the basics of making a clay pot using
the pinch or slab technique and then transform it into a
monster pot, animal pot, or gnome house. Students will
be encouraged to integrate their own ideas into their
pieces. Finished projects will be fired and be available
for pick up after April 14.

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – March 15 – Basketry Knots/Cane Wrapped Rocks

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. January 11 & 18 Glass
Mosaic requires students attend both days.
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.
February 1 – Breaking Down the Human Face
This crash course drawing workshop involves learning to
sketch correct proportions, find the visual planes, shade
and detail all the elements of the human head.
February 15 – Art in Ink
Explore the many ways to use ink…from India Ink,
to vibrant colored inks, to home made walnut inks to
illustrate, draw, or paint a work of art.
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.

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – March 1 – Japanese Kawaii Polymer Clay Charms

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. January 11 & 18 Glass
Mosaic requires students attend both days.
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.
February 1 – Breaking Down the Human Face
This crash course drawing workshop involves learning to
sketch correct proportions, find the visual planes, shade
and detail all the elements of the human head.
February 15 – Art in Ink
Explore the many ways to use ink…from India Ink,
to vibrant colored inks, to home made walnut inks to
illustrate, draw, or paint a work of art.
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.

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – February 15 – Art in Ink

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. January 11 & 18 Glass
Mosaic requires students attend both days.
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.
February 1 – Breaking Down the Human Face
This crash course drawing workshop involves learning to
sketch correct proportions, find the visual planes, shade
and detail all the elements of the human head.
February 15 – Art in Ink
Explore the many ways to use ink…from India Ink,
to vibrant colored inks, to home made walnut inks to
illustrate, draw, or paint a work of art.
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.

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – February 1 – Breaking Down the Human Face

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. January 11 & 18 Glass
Mosaic requires students attend both days.
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.
February 1 – Breaking Down the Human Face
This crash course drawing workshop involves learning to
sketch correct proportions, find the visual planes, shade
and detail all the elements of the human head.
February 15 – Art in Ink
Explore the many ways to use ink…from India Ink,
to vibrant colored inks, to home made walnut inks to
illustrate, draw, or paint a work of art.
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.

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.