Art, Crafts & Photography

Create Fall Arrangements at Warmbier Farms (126)

Join Stacey Jezowski at Warmbier Farms on Garfield Road in Auburn and create three beautiful arrangements which will spruce up your home this fall and holiday season.  In September, welcome your guests with an autumn door basket filled with silk gourds, bittersweet, ivy and more.  In October, you’ll make a centerpiece perfect for your Thanksgiving table.  We start with a cracked, ceramic container and add an assortment of fall flowers, gourds, leaves and more.  Our November project will be a whimsical twig holiday wreath which will include berries, greenery and a bow.  You’ll have lots of choices so everyone’s final product will look different.  All supplies will be provided.

Tuesdays: September 9, October 14 & November 11 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $105 Members; $135 Non-Members    
Room: Off-Site

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Continuing Watercolors (127)

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: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13 & 20 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $119 Non-Members   
Room: A107

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Bob Ross Style Oil Painting (128)

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 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.

Thursday: October 9 • 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $85 Members; $115 Non-Members    
Room: A107

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Improving Your Nature Photography (129)

Have you ever grimaced helplessly while viewing pictures from an otherwise memorable vacation?  Did your shots of mountains, daisies, and elk differ from your memories?  Don’t despair!  You may not need lots of expensive equipment to improve your photos.  Before discussing photographic landscapes, or flowers and wildlife, nature photographer Phil Stephens will help you better understand exposure, image sharpness, and composition.  This class is for those already familiar with the exposure and focus settings on their cameras, so please look in your manual before you come to the workshop.  Bring your camera, manual, and three outdoor photographs to be critiqued to the first class.  Depending on the weather, we may spend some time outdoors with our gear. 

Thursdays: September 18, 25 & October 2, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members    
Room: C129

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Drawing From Life (130)

This class will focus on learning how to see and capture the exciting world around us with pencils and other drawing media. You will draw natural objects, still lifes, and also areas around the SVSU campus.  The course will also develop the skills and ideas used to keep an exciting sketchbook or visual diary.  It is appropriate for those with some drawing background.  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.

Thursdays: October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4 & 11• 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $69 Members; $99 Non-Members    
Room: A107

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Beginning  Drawing (131)

If you have been thinking about taking a painting or other art class, the best way to start your creative journey is with a beginning drawing class.  This drawing class is designed for the novice.  The first few weeks will be spent on such basics as technique, proportion, shading and dimensions.  We will use a variety of pencils, charcoal and conte pencils.  Our final project will be a portrait. 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: September 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14 •10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $59 Members; $89 Non-Members    
Room: A107

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Create Dazzling Greeting Cards Using Iris Folding (132)

Iris folding is the art of folding papers to a basic template to create a spiraling pattern similar to the iris aperture in a camera lens.  Like many paper crafts, iris folding originated in the Netherlands.  Wrapping paper, origami paper, and scrapbook paper will be used to complete the cards.  During our first class, we will make all occasion greeting cards, and the second week we will make Christmas cards.  All materials will be provided except for scissors, scotch tape, and double stick tape.  Please bring these items to class.  You will make three cards each week.  The class is led by Carolyn Johnson, a Delta College instructor and avid crafter.

Mondays: October 27 & November 3, 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $50 Members; $80 Non-Members  
Room: C129

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Beginning Oil Painting (133)

In this class you will learn the basic techniques of oil painting.  You’ll create an oil painting from start to finish, learning the process it takes to create a final piece of art.  We will focus on the subject matter of a seasonal landscape, learning different techniques that different masters of the past have used.  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: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8 & 15 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $89 Members; $119 Non-Members  
Room: A107

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