2020
Adult Art-Making Workshops

Join us for a creative art-making workshop. Each introductory level workshop (ages 18+) gives you the opportunity to learn something new and is taught by a professional teaching artist.

NEW! Watercolor Discovery with Michelle Detering

Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering in a series of 4 classes exploring the watercolor medium.   Students will learn about watercolor materials and techniques as well as color mixing, composition and brush control.  The final week, students will complete a simple landscape using the techniques and tools they have learned in the workshop.  Class will include handouts for future reference as well as examples of watercolor paintings and artists.

Week 1 – The Basics – Explore materials, watercolor medium and techniques.

Week 2 – Color mixing and Values – Understand how to mix colors and create values using pigments and water control.

Week 3 – Brush Control - Learn how to use your brush to create marks, lines and to achieve desired effects with the watercolor.

Week 4 – Simple Landscape – Use the techniques and tools learned from the previous three weeks students will create a simple watercolor landscape

Dates: October 10, 17, 24, & 31

Time: 11 AM - 12 PM EST

This workshop is a live virtual class.  You will need to provide your own materials.

 

Learn more about artist Michelle Detering HERE.

 

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Past Adult Workshops

SOLD OUT: Alcohol Ink Painting with Helene Murray: January 25, 12-2 PM

Students will learn painting techniques using alcohol inks creating several unique pieces to take home.

Alcohol inks are acid-free, fast drying, highly pigmented inks that can be used on non-porous surfaces, such as glass and metal. All materials are provided, and all skill levels are welcome!

Intro to Color Pencil Drawing with Miranda Sue Hartman: February 1, 12-2 PM

In this two-hour session, Miranda Sue Hartmann will focus on colored pencil techniques: blending colors, creating texture, and shading. Basic color theory, such as primary vs. secondary colors, will be covered. Students will also learn to create engaging still life compositions and draw them using materials provided. Work by Miranda Sue Hartman shown above right.

SOLD OUT: Tapestry Making with Carrie Byington-Oei: February 8, 12-2 PM

Create a wall hanging and learn tapestry weaving with textile artist Carrie Bryington-Oei!

This two-hour class will focus on the different textures that can be implemented into weavings and participants will leave with a piece about 7" x 7". All materials are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

2020 Winter Adult Art-Making Workshops - Registration now open

Join us for a creative art-making workshop. Each introductory level workshop (ages 18+) gives you the opportunity to learn something new and is taught by a professional teaching artist. All materials and instruction are provided.

Ekphrastic Poetry with Dennis Hinrichsen: January 14 & 21, 6-8 PM

Join us for an Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop with Former Lansing Poet Laureate Dennis Hinrichsen. Ekphrastic poetry is defined as a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.

This two-part workshop will explore writing poetry about art by considering the current exhibit “Sorry, I'm Not Leaving” by Britta Urness.

SOLD OUT: Alcohol Ink Painting with Helene Murray: January 25, 12-2 PM

Students will learn painting techniques using alcohol inks creating several unique pieces to take home.

Alcohol inks are acid-free, fast drying, highly pigmented inks that can be used on non-porous surfaces, such as glass and metal. All materials are provided, and all skill levels are welcome!

Intro to Color Pencil Drawing with Miranda Sue Hartman: February 1, 12-2 PM

In this two-hour session, Miranda Sue Hartmann will focus on colored pencil techniques: blending colors, creating texture, and shading. Basic color theory, such as primary vs. secondary colors, will be covered. Students will also learn to create engaging still life compositions and draw them using materials provided.

Tapestry Making with Carrie Byington-Oei: February 8, 12-2 PM

Create a wall hanging and learn tapestry weaving with textile artist Carrie Bryington-Oei!

This two-hour class will focus on the different textures that can be implemented into weavings and participants will leave with a piece about 7" x 7". All materials are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Novelty Face Mugs with Curt LaCross: March 14 & 28, 12-4 PM

This four-hour workshop will center around the fabrication of hand-built mugs with stylized faces. Face mugs are historically linked to the face jug that originated in the South. Initially, the face jug's intent was to drive away evil spirits. Later, bootleggers used them to transport whiskey and to scare children away from alcohol.

Please note this workshop meets twice- once on March 14 to create the mugs, and again on March 28 to glaze them.

Introduction to Watercolor with Michelle Detering, March 21, 12-2 PM

In this two-hour workshop, students will learn basic techniques and exercises for someone brand new to watercolors! Learn about basic watercolor supplies, like brushes, paper and paints; and basic techniques like washes, wet on wet, creating textures, blending, and layering.

 

Register for Winter Adult Art-Making Workshops  HERE

Adult Art-making workshops can also be purchased using Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Gift Certificates, available HERE