Hands-on Color Workshop
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 6-8pm
Color is the most complex and enigmatic element of art. This class will focus on ways artists can use color to elicit a strong aesthetic and/or emotional response from the viewer. Participants will complete a variety of hands-on exercises dealing with various aspects of color perception and application while learning terminology. Principles learned in class will provide a framework for analyzing and troubleshooting one's own work.
Fee: $165 if registered and paid by April 18; after April 18, $175. Deadline to register, April 25.
Letter Writing Social
Saturday, May 4 from 10am-noon
Get it together. Write to your Mom. Put it in a fancy envelope...made by you! Templates and glue sticks available. Bring some paper and your favorite pen. Facilitated by Cynthia Coté. No fee. Please call 482-2333 to RSVP.
Location: Artis Books, 5th Street, Calumet
Mondays, May 13 & 20 from 6-7:30pm
Cynthia Coté will show students how to make a beautiful, functional portfolio. Learn about basic nonstitched book binding tools, materials, and techniques to make a portfolio that holds 8.5”x 11” papers.
Fee: $40 if registered and paid by April 30; after April 30, $50. Deadline to register, May 7.
Final Friday Demo! MOSAIC TILES
Friday, May 31 from 5-6pm
Stained glass artist Janice Brogan will demonstrate her method of creating mosaic tiles. No Fee. Please call to RSVP.
Not Just for Winter - Design Your Own Shawl/Scarf
Saturdays, June 1 & 8 from 1-4pm
Join fiber artist Eric Hinsch to learn how to create your very own shawl or scarf. During the first session students will learn about triangular shawl/scarf construction, shaping, lace/cable/texture patterns, edgings, and yarn and needle options. During the second session, students will either cast on or continue working on their shawl/scarf. Finishing techniques, a brief historical and cultural look at shawls, for both men and women, will be given while students are working during the second session. Yarn for practicing and handouts will be provided.
Students must bring their own knitting needles. A supply list is available upon registration.
Class Fee: $65 if registered and paid by May 18; after May 18, $70. Deadline to register, May 25.
Clay Hand-Building Techniques
Tuesdays June 11, 18, 25 & July 2,9,16 from 6-8pm
Interested in playing with clay in a relaxed and creative environment? Join Melissa Hronkin in a six week
exploration of coil, slab, and sculptural techniques while crafting vessels, masks, tiles, and more! You will leave with several fired and finished creations. This is an adult class, but older teens welcome!
Class Fee: $120 if registered and paid by May 28; after May 28, $130. Deadline to register, June 4.
So You Think You CAN'T Draw
Saturdays, June 15 & 29 from 10am-noon
So you like to doodle and scribble on blank pieces of paper. You always wanted to learn more about drawing but were not sure where to start. Come learn some secret mysteries of the trade, how to make things look better, and how to just have fun with instructor Tammy Gajewski. Creative exploration of different ways to stimulate your drawing mind and test your visual limitation. You will leave knowing you can sketch anything and have a few laughs in the process. Open to anyone who would like to learn about drawing. Two sessions, two weeks apart.
Class Fee: $35 if registered and paid by June 1; after June 1, $45. Deadline to register, June 8.
(almost) Final Friday Demo
Letterpress Printing with Daniel Schneider
Friday, June 21 from 3:30-5:30pm
Join our letterpress printer Daniel Schneider as he talks about the fine craft of letterpress printing, demonstrates setting type by hand, and prints a piece on one of our table top presses in the CCCAC letterpress studio.
No Fee. Please Call 482-2333 to RSVP.
(almost) Final Friday Demo
Wood Sculpture with Stuart Baird
Friday, July 19 from 5-6pm
Local carver Stuart Baird will demonstrate his technique for creating intricate sculptures of birds and bird feathers out of wood. Stuart does not use power tools in his work - only hand tools: knives, chisels and gouges with extreme skill and patience. You will see a feather in various stages of completion and will be able to ask him questions as he works. He will have feathers available for sale.
No fee. Please call 482-2333 to RSVP.
Play with Clay
every Monday, 7-9pm
Need some time to de-stress and re-introduce yourself to clay? Stop by Play with Clay on Wednesdays from 7-9pm. $12 for two hours of clay time. No firing, no glaze– just play and clean up! Please call the Arts Center ahead of time.
Love clay and need a space to work on your upcoming projects? Join our Clay Co-Op! The fee to join is $30 for each 15 hour punch card and $1 per pound of clay. The fee includes existing glazes, tools, and studio usage. Previous experience with clay required before joining the Co-Op. Call Clay Co-Op Manager Tammy Gajewski at 906-281-4896.
Volunteers have been working to make our darkroom available for photographers. Call us if you’ve got some experience with developing black and white photography and are interested in helping out!