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Painting by Theresa Neville   Friday, June 12, 2015
"Painting 102 / Acrylics" with Theresa Neville
   
Zentangle Tile by Cari Raboin   Saturday, June 20, 2015
"Advanced Tan Renaissance Tile Zentangle" with Cari Raboin
   
    June (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville
   
French Bread Basket by Karen Poser   Saturday, July 18, 2015
"Making a Checkered French Bread basket" with Karen Poser
   
    July (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville
   
    Saturday, October 17, 2015
"Punch Quilting" with Stephanie Rees
   
    Saturday, November 14, 2015
"Stained Glass Ornaments" with Beth Cox
     
     

"Painting 102 / Acrylics" with Theresa Neville

       Painting by Theresa Neville

Ages: Adults, teens
Experience Level: Beginner
Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 2, Maximum of 10
Participants need to bring: All supplies are supplied by the instructor. Additional supplies can be purchased from the instructor. Dress is casual.
For more information contact:  Mindy Asp, 450-5777 or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org
Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Class Description: This, the second in a series of three classes by Theresa, is an introduction to acrylic painting. Students will learn the basics of using acrylics for painting their own piece with the goal of having a completed painting by the end of class. Some basics such as perspective, division of the project, preserving materials from one session to the next will also be covered.

Instructor, Theresa Neville:
Theresa NevilleTheresa 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. This is a follow up the initial watercolor class."

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"Advanced Tan Renaissance Tile Zentangle" with Cari Raboin

     French Bread Basket by Karen Poser 

Ages: Adults, teens
Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer
                  314 Main St., Manistique
Cost of Class: $45 for General Public
                        $40 for Lake Effect members
Class size: Minimum of 5, Maximum of 15
Participants need to bring: All materials are supplied by the instructor. Wear casual clothes.

For more information contact:  Mindy Asp, 450-5777 or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Class Description:

In previous classes, we have explored Zentangle® through the traditional black ink on white tiles and also with white ink on black tiles. With Zentangle® Renaissance tiles, we bring these techniques together. Inspired by a drawing technique called Chiaroscuro that emerged during the Renaissance, we will use tan tiles, along with black, white, and brown ink. We will also use regular graphic pencil for shading and white charcoal pencil for adding highlights. This technique opens up many options for playing with light, dark, and shading. Students will have additional tan tiles and the pens and pencils to take home to continue their Zentangle® practice at home.

Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. No "artistic" skill or experience is needed. Both those new to the Zentangle® method and those with some experience are welcome.

Instructor, Cari Raboin:

Instructor, Cari Raboin

Instructor's Statement: “Art and drawing have always attracted me, even as a child, but I really never had the opportunity to take an art class. I made some attempts to teach myself through books and internet videos, but was never really satisfied with my work. I discovered Zentangle® in May of 2011, and it gave me step-by-step approach to making beautiful art. The more I did it, the more I loved it! I then learned that the originators of Zentangle® offered training to become a certified teacher. I attended the CZT training (along with my sister) in October of 2011. I really enjoy sharing the Zentangle® method with others, especially those who are insecure about their artistic “talent.” Some of my previous classes and Zentangle® art can be seen at: www.cctangles.wordpress.com”


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Making a Checkered French Bread Basket with Karen Poser

  French Bread Basket by Karen Poser

Ages: Adults, teens
Experience Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Habitat Re-Store Ed Kravitz Room
                  401 Deer St., Manistique
Cost of Class: $50 for General Public
                        $45 for Lake Effect members
Class size: Minimum of 4, Maximum of 10
Participants need to bring: All basketry materials are supplied by the instructor. Bring: Scissors, Ruler, Clip clothespins, Old towel, Pencil, Bucket (We will be using water, so I usually put my supplies in the bucket to bring to class. It doesn’t have to be big.)
Wear old comfy clothes.

For more information contact:  Mindy Asp, 450-5777 or Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org
Registration deadline: Friday, July 10, 2015

Class Description: We will make a long rectangular basket, using standard basketry techniques. These techniques are used in many basket creations, and will include twining, plain weave, and rimming. The weavers going around the base will be in colors of your choice. I will bring blue, green, brown, and burgundy. If there is another color you would like, please notify me before June 18th so that I can dye the reed ahead of time.

Some of you with previous experience may work more quickly, so I tried to set the class time at a leisurely pace to accommodate everyone. We will break for lunch, so you may want to brown bag it or run out for lunch if you are a speedy basket maker!

I will provide all of the basketry materials. I think you’ll find this a very versatile basket. I love using it for various breads, muffins and rolls.

Instructor, Karen Poser:

Instructor, Karen Poser

Instructor's Statement: I have a bachelor’s degree in art education, a master’s degree in creative arts and learning and have taught kindergarten through college age students.

However, now that I’m retired, I’m finally able to develop my love of fibers and color in my basketry, weaving, and gourds. I love the intricate designs and patterns of Native American baskets (particularly Choctaw and Cherokee) and in their patterns I am able to experiment with bold color combinations.

I like being able to use art to tell a story and elicit enjoyment into the viewers’ heart. My art work can be seen at Siever’s School of Fiber Art on Washington Island, WI, and at Lake Effect Art Gallery, Manistique, MI.

Teaching is an integral part of my life. I have taught basketry to small groups over the years and look forward to teaching the checkered French bread basket.


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