Arts Academy I: Installing the Love of Art in Your Child

Tuesday 3:45-5:15 p.m.

September 22 – October 27

Class Fee: $55 ($50 Members)

Grades K-2

Looking to supplement your child’s art education? This
class is a vibrant and fun introduction to the art basics
such as color theory, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.
Each class will be a hands-on approach to art surrounded
by art theory and examples of famous art work.

NCCA-Artsplace Youth Arts Month Competition

March 4 – 26
NCCA-Artsplace Youth Arts Month Exhibit

Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022. Newaygo County student artwork, grades K-6, will be juried and winners will be on display at four venues in Newaygo County: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Honorable Mention and Special Recognition winners will be on display at NCCA-Artsplace; Symphony Selections will be on display at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts, the Newaygo Area District Library and the Hesperia Community Library. Award ceremony March 27 at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts.

Featured image by:
Macey Dunbar, Fremont Pathfinder Elementary

NCCA-Artplace Holiday Card Competition

Deadline: Wednesday, November 19, 5:30 p.m.

NCCA Holiday Card Competition is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Newaygo County or attends a Newaygo County School. Five winning entries are made into holiday cards and sold during the holiday season to benefit the youth programs at NCCA-Artsplace! A special awards presentation will be held at NCCA-Artsplace on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. before the Fremont Christmas Stroll. Each of the winners will receive a package of cards. Winning entries are also displayed during the holiday season at NCCA-Artsplace. 2014 Holiday Card Competition Entry Form

Parks In Focus

Parks In Focus
November 8 – January 4 at the Newaygo County Visitors Center
January 8 – February 8, 2014 in the Corridor Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace
TrueNorth has been partnering with Parks in Focus a program through the Udall Foundation based in Arizona since 2007. Parks in Focus aims to connect underserved youth to nature through the use of photography. Since their partnership began in 2007 they have been providing outdoor photography education to Newaygo County youth, including an immersion trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. This year they received a mini-grant though the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) administered through Lowell Arts! as well as a Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation to produce this wonderful exhibit of the Parks In Focus youth participant’s photography.

NCCA-Artsplace Holiday Card Competition!

Deadline for entries: November 1, 2013. Competition open to all school age children in Newaygo County. Entries must be the student’s own original work. Please avoid using text unless it is an integral part of the card design. No metallic materials including metallic gel pens and no fluorescent colors can be used; they cannot be easily reproduced for printing. No foils. Artwork must fit within the 5” x 7” rectangle on application. 5 winners will be invited to a reception on Saturday, November 16 at 1:30 p.m. and will receive a set of printed greeting cards for their personal use. Winning entries will also be used by NCCA to sell at NCCA-Artsplace during the Holiday season. Original winning entries will also be framed and exhibited at NCCA during the Holiday Artist Market. Teachers can pick up non-selected student entries between November 16 and 24, 2013. 2013 holiday card competition