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Adult Workshops

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.

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