INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – September 28 Silver Clay

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!

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens – September 21 Glass Bead Making

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!

NCCA-Artsplace Youth Art Exhibit

Grace Jones, Cornerstone Christian Academy

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

The 2017 Youth Art Exhibit was given the theme “Art Around the World” and showcases imagination and creativity! Teachers and parents of children from the Newaygo County area submitted artwork from youth Kindergarten through 6th grade. Winning selections were made and will be on display at three venues in Newaygo County: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Honorable Mention, and Special Recognition winners will be on display at NCCA-Artsplace. The award ceremony will be March 24 at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts.

In addition all pieces of artwork selected will be photographed and projected during the Grand Rapids Symphony performance on April 12 at the Dogwood Center. Symphony Selections will be on display at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts and the Hesperia Community Library.

Featured image of Panda by Josie Visser of Fremont.

NCCA-Artsplace Youth Arts Month Award Ceremony

March 31 – NCCA-Artsplace Youth Arts Month Award Ceremony

Emma SoulesNewaygo County student artwork, grades K-6, will be juried and winners will be on display at three venues in Newaygo County: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Honorable Mention and Special Recognition winners will be on display at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont; while other selections will be on display at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts and the Hesperia Community Library.

Artwork shown by Brody Miller and Emma Soules.

Award Ceremony RESCHEDULED for March 31 at the

Dogwood Center for Performing Arts, 4734 S. Campus Ct., Fremont.

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