2021 Art-Making Workshops - Registration now open

Join us for a creative art-making workshop. Each introductory level workshop gives you the opportunity to learn something new and is taught by a professional teaching artist. These are virtual events and supplies are not included.

Teaching Artist

Susannah Van Horn is a visual arts educator whose work is situated at the crossroads of contemporary art and classical archaeology. Dr. Van Horn was a professor at MSU for ten years before taking her current position at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School in East Lansing. She has extensive teaching and fieldwork experience, having served as a conservator, photographer, and illustrator at excavations in Egypt, Crete and central Greece. Her most recent artwork was on display at ArtPrize in 2015 and 2016 and her current research focus is on the interpretation of archaeological evidence as part of an excavation’s educational and community outreach mission.

Artist Susannah Van Horn

WORKSHOPS

May 22 - 12PM

Dreamscapes - Gelli Plate Monoprinting

With Teaching Artist Dr. Susannah VanHorn

Geli Plate Monorprints May 22

Learn how to make unique prints with Gelli plates. We will learn about color mixing, how to use found objects to add texture and a variety of other techniques to create your own beautiful prints.

Workshop is inspired by the artwork of Michigan artists Luzhen Qiu and Cathy Jacobs. Both focus on color and the layering of semi-transparent elements, both of which can be explored through the use of Gelli printing plates in the creation of art. Find out how, by joining our workshop that will demonstrate a variety of methods for making unique, one-off prints called monoprints.

We will explore the endless possibilities for creating imagery, patterns, and rich, layered compositions using acrylic color, stencils, various found objects and weaving techniques.

April 17 - 12PM

Flower Power - Charcoal Study

With Teaching Artist Dr. Susannah VanHorn

Flower Pencil Drawing by Valerie P

Spring is here and nature is providing us with beautiful flowers to appreciate and to use as inspiration in our art. Join us as we explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark making. Using a combination of additive and subtractive techniques with charcoal pencils and erasers for mark making, we will create a set of flower study drawings perfect to bring the beauty of nature into your home.

March 20 - 12PM

Creative Animal Sculptures

with Teaching Artist Dr. Susannah VanHorn

Clay sculpture of a sheep and bust of a crow

Interact with instructor Dr. Susannah Van Horn and fellow students through this fun, hands-on workshop inspired by the exhibit "Markers of Time" featuring the art created by local artist Mark Chatterley. Learn about Chatterley's art and be inspired to create your own whimsical animal sculpture using air dry clay and various sculpting techniques.

Supplies are not included, participants may use the supplies they have on hand or purchase them.

Please contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson, with any questions: michelle@lansingartgallery.org

February 6 - 12 PM

Valentine's Day Botanical Watercolor Painting with Michelle Detering

Watercolor Pansies by Michelle Detering

In this virtual workshop, students will learn watercolor techniques used in botanical illustration such as wet on wet, dry in wet and lifting to create beautiful flowers and leaves. Make a floral painting or card to give away for Valentine's Day or just have fun exploring various techniques to create vibrant loose floral paintings.

Supplies are not included, participants may use the supplies they have on hand or purchase them.

Please contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson, with any questions: michelle@lansingartgallery.org

Register for Virtual Art-Making Workshops HERE

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