Do you struggle trying to make your creative ideas come to life because you lack drawing skills? Maybe you just want to improve your drawing skills? This class will teach you how to “see” better and give you conﬁdence in making better drawings, which will translate to better, “more ﬁnished” pieces (paintings, etc) as you progress in your studies.
Here’s what you will come away with:
• Practice exercises good to use as long as you want to improve/maintain your skills
• The BEST tricks and techniques, along with traditional study, to help you observe better for more accurate drawings
• The start of your personal art portfolio, for your forever reference
• Framable drawing studies
What: The Beginning Class series is 2 hrs each week for 6 weeks/$120 pd. before classes start.
(Intermediate studies class will follow for another 6 weeks.)
Where: The History Center (old schoolhouse), 130 Center St., downtown Douglas MI
When: Suggested Class time/dates: Tuesdays, from 10:00 am - Noon, 1:00 - 3:00 pm., starting
January 17 (then, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21) Right now these dates and times are not set in stone, so let’s discuss! I’m open for suggestions and majority will rule.
Minimum class size is 4 students, maximum is 12
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-349-2626
and please check out my website: www.teriutzbersee.com
I’ve had over 10 years experience in teaching studio and private classes and together, we have fun!!
Art Club member, Holly Willson, will be showing of her work at the Grill House Restaurant in Allegan. You're invited to a very cool reception on November 29, 2022 from 5 to 7 hosted by the Allegan Area Arts Council. Come for hors d’oeuvres and stay for dinner.
Art club member Angie has a published book available through Amazon and Schuler books and several local stores in Holland an Saugatuck. It is titled A YEAR IN BALANCE.
Here is the link:
Or contact Angie at 312-723-8158
A brand new, never used, plein air travel easel for sale for $125. This is the link to the same easel online, https://enpleinairpro.com/collections/packages/products/traveler-series-watercolor-package
Contact Barri Rosenbluth
SDAC member Carrie Andrews has a new solo show at Gallery 602 in Holland Hospital. Her paintings are largely abstract in acrylic and mixed media. The show is open to staff, patients and their visitors, and will be up until September 30th, thanks to Paulette Carr, curator and Holland Friends of Art. For more information about Carrie, click the link below: https://linktr.ee/carrieandrewsart
Sue Flanagan is having a grand opening artist reception at her new summer studio and gallery. Pine Tree Studio is located at 6596 146th Ave., Holland. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2022. All are welcome.
Please visit Sue’s website for information about on-going classes in pastel, acrylic, and oil: www.sueflanagan.com
Vast spaces on canvas for my upcoming show.
Theresa Gray is returning to Michigan to show her art during the Saugatuck Douglas 45th Annual Fall Gallery Stroll. Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 12-5 PM, with local artist and gallery owner Krista Reuter. Stop in, see our work and celebrate with me | 36 Center Street | Downtown Douglas, Michigan.
SAVE THE DATE | Saturday, September 17
Retreat: The Art Of Connection is a powerful one-day immersion that I'm hosting with my friend Michelle Shaw. We are combining our passions of yoga and painting so that you can create courageously. We'll move our bodies. We'll work on canvas. We'll challenge ourselves and celebrate our time together. The Art Of Connection is Saturday, September 17, 10-5 PM at Redbud Farm in Hamilton.
Tickets will be available soon!
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A message suitable for all creatives.
View the original at https://vimeo.com/danielsax/thegap
Show your support, keep your supplies and phone close at hand and protect your clothing with these great aprons emblazoned with the colorful Art Club logo.
To order your apron(s), email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aprons are $20. All proceeds benefit the Art Club.
by Tali Farchi (NL) and Royce Deans (USA)
The exhibition here, within contains profound layers of the unseen world on a large scale through Hefferan’s woven textiles. Mirroring the infinite details and complexities under the microscope, some of the titles of here, within are written out in amino acid chains continuing to highlight awareness between art and science.
Check out art classes offered by the Holland Area Arts Council
SDAC board member Priscilla Lynch writes, "This is a good local show to be in with prizes and sales… the church even buys a piece every year!"
Celebration of the Arts began in 1972 as part of the Music and Arts Ministry of First Church. In its 48th year, Celebration has grown to represent one of the largest juried sacred art shows in the country. It features artists from throughout the Midwest in a variety of media including oils, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, fiber, photography, and more. During the festival, there are many individual events including concerts, drama, and art activities.
First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
For more information visit https://www.grfumc.org/cofa
For more information visit https://www.theresagray.com/the-art-of-connection
The Skin I'm In is an exhibition on living life as yourself and all the identities that come with it and how you see yourself and how the world sees you. This is a moment to creatively share your stories as a person with a disability, a man with a wonderful smile, a war vet, a Black woman, a Person of Color. This exhibit is a place to tell how you feel in your skin as a member of the LGBTQ community, as an Asian man, a Muslim grandmother. How you express yourself as an Indigenous person, a person with red hair and freckles or a Black Man in today’s America. Whatever skin you are in, who you are matters. Your story matters.
For the past 18 years, Donna has dedicated her skills as a designer and project manager to develop marketing and promotional strategies for urban libraries and non-profits. She has been a graphic/web designer for Detroit Public Library and Houston Public Library systems and brand manager for Houston Public Library.
Donna attended Western Michigan University in the College of Engineering and also attended the College for Creative Studies as a Graphic Communications major. She is the founder of DMJStudio, her creative studio devoted to developing art projects and events that close gaps between community and cultural institutions through public art, exhibits, film, and social collaborations. Much of her artwork and projects are available to view at www.dmjstudio.com
Her body of work includes Colorful Women, a collection of abstract paintings, illustrations, video, and installations narrating stories of women and her hometown of Detroit. She has created and curated several projects and installations. These include the Door of Opportunity project, a collection of doors transformed into art by local artists, Posters on Politics (an international exhibition of posters on global politics), and Women Work, (a platform of women exhibits, projects and programs that focus on the narratives of women). She continues to work in the neighborhoods of Detroit developing story projects and exhibitions, such as Middle Detroit, a collection of stories about Detroit’s middle class as well as In Pursuit of Hope, stories about the Detroit 1967 Rebellion.
This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or older in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. We reserve the right to decline any work that is substantially different from the submitted images, does not meet size limitations, or is not professionally presented.
Size limits: 2D - 72”high x 55” wide maximum 3D- must fit through standard doorway, max. 50lbs. No installations or ceiling hung work
Please contact Kerry Hagy with questions at email@example.com
South Haven Center for the Arts 600 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 Phone: (269) 637-1041 Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 11AM – 4:00PM (ET), Thurs: 11AM – 6:00PM www.southhavenarts.org
July 17th - September 11th
Opening Reception July 17th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Holland Area Arts Council Welcomes the Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild Members Show to the Lievense Gallery. This exhibit will feature multi-media fiber-based contemporary art ranging from sculpture to weaving.
History of the Guild: This group was created in Holland in March of 1979 by a group of artists who had taken a community class together on hand spinning wool. The group met every Wednesday evening at each person's home continuing to spin wool yarn and share life's adventures. The members started out as the Fiber Arts Guild of Holland in 1990, they later changed the name to Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild to be more inclusive of all the guild members from along the lakeshore communities beyond Holland. Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild has always been artistically diverse with mediums from weaving to spinning, dyeing, basket-making, paper-making, surface design, garment construction, knitting, quilting, and more. LFAG has belonged to the Michigan League of Hand Weavers for most of the years as a guild.
One Thing Becomes Another Thing
By Burleigh Kronquist, Annie Wassmann, Jenny Roberts, and Tom Edwards
July 15th - August 31st
Opening Reception July 15th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Tyranny of "O" by Burleigh Kronquist
As Artists, we wish to awaken attention to the absurd beauty and latent connotations of everyday objects. By transforming these objects and extending them into new realms of thought and feeling, we hope to generate new visual experiences and discover layers of meaning that resonate and stimulate.
WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING FROM AN ARTIST
YOU’RE BUYING MORE THAN AN OBJECT
YOU’RE BUYING HUNDREDS
OF HOURS OF ERRORS AND EXPERIMENTATION
AND MOMENTS OF PURE JOY
YOU’RE NOT BUYING JUST ONE THING
YOU ARE BUYING A PIECE OF A HEART
A PIECE OF A SOUL
A SMALL PIECE
OF SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE
Author Joy Plett
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A studio cleaning or move, an upcoming class, or excitement over a new project. If you have any news — big or small — to share with your fellow local artists, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org