Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Advanced Water Media

This class is a way to grow your water media experience. This is not an assignment based class and you must have a good working knowledge of water media. Work in the studios and delve deeper into this medium through exploration of advanced water media techniques, interaction with fellow students and participating in dynamic critiques.

Register for two ore more Advanced Water Media sessions and save! Registrants receive $25 off each subsequent session they enroll in when enrolling for the sessions at the same time via the Ticket Office. There are three sessions offered with January, March and April start dates.

Age(s) Adult
Date(s) April 30 - June 4, 2019
Day(s) of week Tuesdays
Time 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor Pat Smith
Location Studio 3
Class Type Visual Art
Cost $115 Public | $90 Museum Members
Registration Begins Monday, December 10, 2019 at 12 noon
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Interim Ceramics

This is an interim class for intermediate and advanced students who can work independently to bridge the gap between winter ceramics and the summer session. Students can take this class and work on their own projects with tutelage from the instructor. The studio will be available for working independently outside of class time.

Clay needs to be purchased via the Ticket Office and acquired from the instructor during class.

Age(s) Adult
Date(s) May 2 - June 6, 2019
Day(s) of week Thursdays
Time 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor Pam Hart
Location Studio 4
Class Type Visual Art
Cost $110 Public | $85 Museum Members
Registration Begins Monday, December 10, 2019 at 12 noon
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Potter’s Wheel

This class will concentrate on making fundamental shapes on the wheel. Once a student learns to make cylinders, bowls, plates, etc. anything becomes possible on the wheel. Different tools will be demonstrated that will help in the forming of these shapes. This class will function as a great review for advanced students while introducing new challenges to less skilled throwers.

Clay needs to be purchased from the instructor for $35 and porcelain for $45.

Age(s) Adult
Date(s) May 2- June 6, 2019
Day(s) of week Thursdays
Time 6 - 9 pm
Instructor Tim Ricketts
Location Studio 4
Class Type Visual Art
Cost $110 Public | $85 Museum Members
Registration Begins Monday, December 10, 2019 at 12 noon
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Drawing Boot Camp

Join renowned artist, Armin Mersmann, and immerse yourself into a week long study of drawing and the art of observation. We all see the world around us, but do we really look, take in the forms, shapes and structures as an artist does? Just relying on our memory alone does not suffice. Light, shadow and details are hard enough to replicate when they are right there in front of you. If you have to invent them or try to go from memory, they appear even less convincing. Learn the difference between observation realism and intellectual realism; drawing what you see – not what you think you see.

We will work only in graphite during this five-day workshop. Some of the topics include: contour drawing, full-value rendering, negative/positive space, sight measuring (sighting) and the often misunderstood grid system. Traditionally observation drawing is from life and this will be emphasized but in today’s world, photo references play a very important role as long as you take your own photos. We will cover how to do this successfully and bring life into a drawing when working from a photograph.

Every lesson in this class will be augmented by demos from Armin, along with PowerPoint® presentations and handouts.

*This class is for novice and intermediate drawers. This class might be too intense for pure beginners, but feel free to call Armin if you have questions regarding prerequisite skills or questions on the content of the class at 989-430-5534.

Age(s) Adult
Date(s) May 6 - May 10, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday - Friday
Time 10 am - 4 pm
Instructor Armin Mersmann
Location Studio 3
Class Type Visual Art
Cost $395 Public | 370 Museum Members
Registration Begins Monday, December 10, 2019 at 12 noon
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Piano Camp Grades 3-5

NEW! Play the piano in five fun-filled days. Utilizing rote teaching methods, students will learn the basics of thythm, melody and piano techinique, culmination in a mini recital at the end of the class.

Age(s) Grades 3-5
Date(s) June 17 - June 21, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday thru Friday
Time 9 am - 12 pm
Location Studio 7
Class Type Music
Cost $100 (register by April 7 and save $5!)
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Art Start 2D & 3D (Grades 1-2)

Explore art through painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Create unique masterpieces limited only by your imagination. Prepare to get messy and creative!

Age(s) Grades 1-2
Date(s) June 17 - 21, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday thru Friday
Time 9 am - 4 pm
Location Studio 3a
Class Type Art
Cost $190 | $180 Museum Members (register by 4/7 and save $10!)
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Boom Bang Science Grad 3-5

Become a chemist for the week as you take part in exciting hands-on experiments. Make a slimy polymer, create bubbling chemical reactions, make color-changing mixtures and more!

Age(s) Grades 3-5
Date(s) June 17 - 21, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday thru Friday
Time 9 am - 4 pm
Location Studio 2
Class Type Science
Cost $190 | $180 Museum Members (register by 4/7 and save $10!)
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Stage Struck Act 1 Grades K-1

On Monday you will get your very own rolls in the classic folktale, “Mother Goose and her Pig!” Each class is designed to make your character come to life through learning how to use your voice, how to move on stage and how costumes and makeup help you perform on the Little Theater stage for family and friends on Friday.

This class is designed for those who are just beginning to read.

For those entering kindergarten or 1st grade in the Fall of 2019.

Age(s) Grades K-1
Date(s) June 17 - June 21, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday thru Friday
Time 9 am - 12 pm
Location Rehearsal Room 3
Class Type Theatre
Cost $100 (register by April 7 and save $5!)
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Under the Sea PreK-K

Dive into the deep blue sea as we learn about the amazing creatures that live in our lakes, oceans and rivers. We will learn about the unique adaptations that help animals live underwater through story times, crafts and experiments.

Sponsored by Members First Credit Union

Age(s) Grades PreK-K
Date(s) June 17 - 21, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday thru Friday
Time 9 am - 12 pm
Location Studio 9
Class Type Science
Cost $100 | $90 Museum Members (register by 4/7 and save $5!)
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Stage Struck Act 2 Grades 2-3

Spend the week learningn important theatrical skills like blocking, projecting and character developement. On Friday one hour prior to the end of class, you’ll present your variety show, “Broadway Bound” for family and friends!

This class is designed for more confident readers.

For those entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the Fall of 2019.

Age(s) Grades 2-3
Date(s) June 17 - June 21, 2019
Day(s) of week Monday thru Friday
Time 1 - 4 pm
Location Rehearsal Room 3
Class Type Theatre
Cost $100 (register by April 7 and save $5!)
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