Art, Crafts & Photography

 Create Seasonal Arrangements at Warmbier Farms (223)

Join Stacey Jezowski at Warmbier Farms on Garfield Road in Auburn and create three beautiful arrangements which will spruce up your home this winter and spring.  In January, beat those winter blues with an adorable heart-shaped wreath.  In February you’ll make a spring centerpiece in a ceramic container.  Your March project will be a spring wreath which will surely bring a smile to your face.  You’ll have lots of choices so everyone’s final product will look different.  All supplies will be provided.

Tuesdays: January 13, February 10 & March 10  10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $105 Members; $135 Non-Members    
Room: Off-Site 

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 Introduction to Quilting at Bonnie’s Sewing Center (224)

Have you always been intrigued by the quilts your friends have made and thought perhaps you would like to learn how to create your own beautiful creations?  If so, join us for this beginning quilting class.  It will be held at Bonnie’s Sewing Center on Wilder in Bay City.  Over the course of six weeks, you will make a table topper.  An instructor will be on hand to help you every step of the way.  The class fee includes a kit which will include all the materials you need.  You do need to have your own sewing machine at home to sign-up for the class.  The class maximum is 10.

Tuesdays: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Price: $59 Members; $89 Non-Members    
Room: Off-Site

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 Beginning Watercolors: Getting in Touch With Your Inner Artist (225) 

This class is designed for the true beginner.  It will give you a chance to get creative and develop your painting skills using various watercolor techniques.  You will be introduced to the principles of drawing and also learn about mixing and matching color, and basic color theory.  The class will be led by Matt Krease, who holds a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Communication from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  He is currently a freelance graphic designer, writer and illustrator.  You will receive a supply list upon registration.  The class maximum is 15.

Mondays: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 & 9 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $119 Non-Members   
Room: A107

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 Continuing Watercolors (226)

This class will start with refreshing your basic watercolor skills.  Then you’ll learn new techniques and how to incorporate all the basic skills into a piece of art that is more refined.  If you enjoy watercolor painting and want to take your talents a little further, this is the class to take.  From dry brush to washes, all techniques will be explored.  The class will be led by Matt Krease, who holds a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Communication from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  He is currently a freelance graphic designer, writer and illustrator.  You will receive a supply list upon registration.  The class maximum is 15.

Mondays: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $119 Non-Members   
Room: A107

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 Watercolor Monoprints (227)

Learn a unique way to make watermedia monoprints.  Create both drawing and painted images on a plastic template with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and watercolor crayons and then offset it onto dampened watercolor paper.  The result is a one-of-a-kind vibrant painterly print.  Additional techniques will also be discussed.  Seasoned or amateur watercolorists can enjoy and learn this method of making prints.  The class will be led by Andrea Ondish, the Curator of Education for the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at SVSU.  You will be sent a supply list after you register. The class maximum is 20.

Thursdays: February 5, 12 & 19 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Price:  $29 Members; $58 Non-Members   
Room: A107

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 Painting Pottery at Painterly Pottery  (228)

Are you interested in creating fun pieces of pottery, but not excited about starting with a lump of clay?  In this class held at Painterly Pottery on Bay Road in Saginaw, you’ll pick out a different unfired pottery piece each week, choose your paint, and then have fun designing your own look with guidance from Painterly Pottery artists.  Your choices will include bowls, mugs, salad plates, etc.  The staff at Painterly Pottery will then fire your piece and give you the finished product a week later.  The class fee includes three pieces of pottery.

Tuesdays: February 17, 24 & March 3 • 2 - 4 p.m.
Price:  $57 Members; $87 Non-Members   
Room: Off-Site

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 Basic Skills in Portrait Drawing (229)

When drawing, a picture can be created in a realistic or interpretive manner.  However, when drawing a portrait in order to get a likeness, accuracy is important.  This class will attempt to show how the face and features are constructed in order for the depiction to be understood and remembered.  Session one will be devoted to showing participants how to see and then reproduce these features to achieve a likeness.  Comparative measurement will be taught as well as sharing and values.  The last session will be spent reproducing a finished portrait.  Our class leader is Joanne Rummel, a professional artist who has taught pre-school to college-level art.  You will be sent a supply list.  The class is limited to 15.

Thursdays: February 26, March 5 & 12 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $29 Members; $58 Non-Members   
Room: A107

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 Bob Ross Style Oil Painting (230)

Have you ever watched Bob Ross on PBS and thought that by using his techniques even YOU might be able to paint?  If so, this class is for you.  Using the wet-on-wet oil painting techniques used by Ross and Bill Alexander, everyone can enjoy the joy and magic of oil painting.  The class will be led by Morris Hinson, who has both an Alexander Art and Bob Ross Certification.  This class is geared toward the hobby, or recreational painter.  The class fee includes all painting supplies and a canvas spread.  A picture of the lighthouse painting you will do appears above.  You will receive a list of a few everyday items from home that you will need to bring to class.  Please bring a bag lunch.

Friday: April 24 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price: $85 Members; $115 Non-Members   
Room: A107

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 Drawing With Colored Pencils (231)

Explore colored pencil drawing in this class.  You will learn how to use color while drawing to add drama and depth to a composition.  A variety of subjects will be explored including landscapes, portraits, and still lifes.  Techniques including line, shading, and form will be focused on to create one of a kind drawings.  The instructor, Marcia Henne, has worked in many media and holds an M.F.A. in painting.  You will receive a supply list upon registration.  The class maximum is 15.

Tuesdays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14 & 21 • 2 - 4 p.m.
Price: $59 Members; $89 Non-Members     
Room: A107

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 Experience Origami (232)

Have fun and impress your friends by learning how to make some simple creations using the Japanese art of paper folding.  Origami started in the 17th century and was popularized outside Japan in the mid-1900s.  Today, paper folding has evolved into a modern art form.  This class is appropriate for beginners or more advanced students as we will start with simple projects and work up to more complex ones.  The class will be led by Mark DeWolf Ott who has led Origami classes for the Japanese Cultural Center and the Saginaw Art Museum.  Paper will be provided.

Mondays: March 9, 16, 23 & 30 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members   
Room: C129

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