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Plein Air Workshop

Adult Class
SEP 28, 2020

MON / 10 AM - 2 PM
$40 / $35 Museum Members

Enjoy the fall landscape while you explore concepts and techniques that enable artists to capture the landscape en plein air. Value, composition and the benefits of using a limited color palette will be covered. Painting will take place outside of the Center for the Arts to provide inspiration for this workshop.  Some experience with oil painting required.

Ruth Howell / Intermediate to Advanced

Art Talk

Adult Class
OCT 12 - DEC 21, 2020

MON / 1 PM - 3 PM
$100 / $75 Museum Members

Examine the creative process and the always pertinent “what if” during this discussion-based class. We will meet every other week this fall to show the works you are working on, show work you like, and have discussions about all things art.  This class will keep you fired up about art on-line. We will utilize the enhanced opportunities that Zoom provides as we show relevant artworks instantly and explore examples of specific artistic practices as subjects arise.

Armin Mersmann / Intermediate to Advanced

Beginning Photography

Adult Class
OCT 12 - DEC 14, 2020

MON / 6 - 8 PM
$150 / $125 Museum Members

We will explore how photography works and how to use your camera. Topics will include: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, film speed, lens choices, lighting, white balance, contrast, and composition. This is an excellent class for individuals thinking upgrading their camera. If personal health and facility opportunitiesallow, we may be able to do some individual sessions to help you understand and work with your camera. 

Stephen Grewe / Beginners

Independent Study in Ceramics

Adult Class
OCT 12 - DEC 11, 2020

$100 / $75 Museum Members

The purpose of this class is to provide support for the student working primarily at home.  All interested students must have previous ceramics experience with Midland Center for the Arts. The instructor will be available by appointment to distribute clay and answer questions.  Time for glazing ceramics will need to be scheduled with the instructor. The hope is this will encourage students to continue their clay work until full time instruction can resume. Clay must be purchased through the Ticket Office  by phone, and meet with the instructor to set up your individual sessions.  Those participating are required to wear face mask when at the Center and observe social distancing. 

Pam Hart / Intermediate to Advanced

Advanced Water Media

Adult Class
OCT 13 - DEC 15, 2020
TUE / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

$185 / $160 Museum Members

Grow your water media experience in this self-directed class. Class includes exploration of techniques, interactions with fellow students and participation in dynamic critiques. Students must have a good working knowledge of water media.

Pam Smith / Intermediate to Advanced

Introduction to Colored Pencil

Adult Class
OCT 13 - DEC 15, 2020
TUE / 6 - 8 PM

$150 / $125 Museum Members

This course will take your drawing skills into the painting realm. Colored pencil is a great crossover between drawing and painting, allowing for a beautiful exploration of color’s expressive qualities. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, portraiture and more

Jeremy Mynderse / Beginner

Independent Study in Ceramics

Adult Class
OCT 14 - DEC 9, 2020
WED / 10 AM - 2 PM

$150 / $125 Museum Members

The purpose of this class is to provide in-person studio time to our ceramics community.  All interested students must have previous ceramics experience with Midland Center for the Arts. Class times have been extended to four hours to provide the most work time possible.  The instructor will be available for two of the four hours. During that time the instructor will distribute clay, answer questions, and problem solve projects with students.  The hope is that this will help students practice their skills and encourage their creativity until full time instruction can resume.   Clay should be purchased with the Ticket Office, via phone at 989.631.8250, and then picked up by appointment.

Pam Hart / Intermediate to Advanced

Beginner & Intermediate Watercolor

Adult Class
OCT 14 - NOV 18, 2020
WED / 10 AM - 2 PM

$100 / $75 Museum Members

Explore the creative possibilities of transparent & opaque watercolor while learning about color mixing, brush handling, value, composition and the characteristics unique to watercolor. Class sessions include instructor demonstrations, student practice time and group discussions.

Ruth Howell / Beginner & Intermediate

Beginner & Intermediate Oil Painting

Adult Class
OCT 14 - NOV 18, 2020
WED / 1:30 - 3:30 PM

$100 / $75 Museum Members

Learn the basics of oil painting or hone your current skills as you learn to manipulate brushes, mix color and apply paint using traditional and contemporary processes. Students will study old masters’ techniques such as grisaille and painting alla prima, and develop an individual painting style while painting from still life, landscape and portrait subject matter. 

Ruth Howell / Beginner & Intermediate

Independent Study in Ceramics

Adult Class
OCT 15 - DEC 10, 2020
THU / 5 - 9 PM

$150 / $125 Museum Members

The purpose of this class is to provide in-person studio time to our ceramics community.  All interested students must have previous ceramics experience with Midland Center for the Arts. Class times have been extended to four hours to provide the most work time possible.  The instructor will be available for two of the four hours. During that time the instructor will distribute clay, answer questions, and problem solve projects with students.  The hope is that this will help students practice their skills and encourage their creativity until full time instruction can resume.   Clay should be purchased with the Ticket Office, via phone at 989.631.8250, and then picked up by appointment.

Pam Hart / Intermediate to Advanced

Art & Skill of Drawing

Adult Class
OCT 12 - DEC 17, 2020
THU / 6 - 8 PM

$115 / $85 Museum Members

This class is for intermediate students that have taken a drawing class before or have some drawing experience.  Those with experience do not have to have taking previous Art and Skill of Drawing classes. During this class, you will have a chance to keep drawing in a group situation and further your ability in graphite drawing. You will also have the opportunity to sign up a one on one independent study with Armin each week as part of this class. 

Armin Mersmann / Intermediate

Intermediate & Advanced Acrylic Painting

Adult Class
OCT 16 - DEC 18, 2020
FRI / 1 - 3 PM

$150 / $125 Museum Members

Build on your knowledge of painting with acrylics by delving deeper into self-expression, motivation and exploration of the medium.

Sylvia Coon / Intermediate to Advanced

Fabric Workshop

Adult Class
NOV 7, 2020
FRI / 10 AM - 4 PM

$70 / $55 Museum Members

Learn to add color to natural fabrics such as silk and cotton through the Japanese process known as shibo ri and by experimenting with batik wax and other resist methods. Students will also try working with thiox- a color reducing agent that produces interesting effects and indigo. Students will leave with a silk scarf and portions of cotton fabric they have processed. Bring $15 cash for materials. All tools and containers will be provided. Please pack a lunch.

Ann Jacob / All Levels

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