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"Needle Felted Journal" with Donna Thurston

       Needle Felted Journal by Donna Thurston

Ages: Adults, teens, age 10 with an adult
Experience Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer
                  314 Main St., Manistique
Cost of Class: $35 for General Public
                        $30 for Lake Effect members
Class size: Minimum of 4, Maximum of 10
Participants need to bring: All supplies are supplied by the instructor. Dress is  casual.
For more information contact:  Mindy Asp, 450-5777 or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org
Registration deadline: Saturday, April 13, 2015

Class Description: Felting has been done for centuries. If you have a dog or cat with fine fur, they naturally felt in the warm weather and you end up with having to address matting. When a wool garment is washed in a washing machine, along with other items, it may shrink (and felt). Needle felting forces the barbs of the fiber to mix together and, if you want, you can call it intentional, felting, creating a design of your choosing. We will needle felt a journal cover or a small wall hanging using barbed needles and wood or alpaca fiber. You will take home your needle felted journal or wall hanging, and a barbed needle, foam felting base and some fiber along. It is a fun, easy technique to master.

Instructor, Donna Thurston:
Donna Thurston was introduced to needle felting at a fiber workshop in Pickford MI, and immediately saw the possibilities of incorporating the technique into her own artwork. Donna creates Kachina-inspired figures that are in private collections from Ohio to Colorado. She continued to explore needle felting as a stand-alone artform for creating broaches, flowers, wall hangings and vessels. She leads workshops in needle felting for various arts groups in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

 
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"Painting 101" with Theresa Neville

Painting by Theresa Neville

Ages: Adults, teens
Experience Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Habitat Re-Store Ed Kravitz Room
                  401 Deer St., Manistique
Cost of Class: $20 for General Public
                        $15 for Lake Effect members
Class size: Minimum of 3, Maximum of 10
Participants need to bring: All supplies are supplied by the instructor. Dress is  casual.
For more information contact:  Mindy Asp, 450-5777 or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org
Registration deadline: Friday, May 8, 2015

Class Description: The initial class of Painting 101 is a review of painting basics as far as materials, how to choose what medium will work best for the individual, followed by some basic plans for any art project such as perspective, division of the project, preserving materials from one session to the next, and finishing the project.

Instructor, Theresa Neville:
Theresa Neville

Theresa is a native Schoolcraft County resident, born at the old Shaw Hospital on the same street where she now lives. She grew up in Steuben and attended Cooks school until she moved into Manistique in her sophomore year of high school. She has a bachelor's degree in Nursing and a master's degree in Vocational Education. As a nurse, she taught Health Occupations for many years, worked in many areas of nursing at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital as well as Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility. She always had a desire to draw and paint and spent many hours reading articles, books, and observing videos and others in their artistic endeavors, including some wonderful people in the Manistique Art Club. She paints in oil, acrylic, and watercolor and has tried a little chalk and other mediums but always goes back to watercolor and acrylics. "My art background is strictly self taught, attending several small classes in Arizona, and investigating different mediums to discover what works best for me. I enjoy sharing those ideas with others as I have done in my seniors park in Arizona."

"It is my desire to share the basics of painting that I have acquired throughout the years. It is my hope that each individual will bring their creativity to the class and will want to expand their experience of painting in whatever medium that they feel most comfortable using. I will follow up the initial class with a basic watercolor class or an acrylic class, or both, depending on the interest of those attending."


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Other Currently Scheduled Classes:
 
    Saturday, June 20, 2015
"Advanced Tan Renaissance Tile Zentangle" with Cari Raboin

    June (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
"Basketry" with Karen Poser

    July (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    September (date to be determined)
"Origami" with Fumiko Stretton

    Saturday, October 17, 2015
"Punch Quilting" with Stephanie Reese

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
"Stained Glass Ornaments" with Beth Cox
   
     



  And even more classes coming soon!


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