Faux Bone for Jewelry (746)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, June 9
10 am - 3 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Faux Bone is a user friendly and versatile material that can be cut, sawn, carved and sanded. It can be dyed to look like ivory or bone. Design several faux bone pieces that can be used to create jewelry pieces including a pendant and earrings.

Drawing and Painting in Nature (955)

Denise Lisiecki, Ensata Gardens, Galesburg
Friday, June 15/ Rain date June 22
10 am - 4 pm/One day
$70/Members: $50

Learn special techniques for creating images from flowers, trees, fields or ponds. Enjoy the beautiful setting of Ensata Gardens while working in your favorite medium. Bring a lunch and your favorite art materials for an inspirational day in the garden. Directions to the garden will be emailed to you. Instructor's website:

Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi (611)

Dr. Chengjun Yin, Studio 2
Thursday, June 21
6-9 pm/One day
$50/Members $30

Jianzhi is the first type of paper-cutting design since Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China invented paper. Today paper cuttings ornament walls, windows, doors, columns, mirrors, lamps and lanterns in homes. Participants will learn the craft as well as the history of paper cutting. This is an opportunity to make hand-made gifts for your family and friends. All materials are included.
Dr. Yin is a visiting scholar at the Confucius Institute at WMU.

Unconventional Powder Coating (747)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Sunday, June 24
Noon - 4 pm/One day
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Learn powder-coating methods that you can do at home. Learn how to dip, sift, fill and mask your materials for powder-coating. We will review finishing techniques that can be used once the powder-coat has been applied. These alternative powder-coating methods will be easy to use at home once you learn them. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

VA Landscape Painting in Pastel or Oil (918)

Guest Artist, Clark Mitchell
Friday through Sunday, July 13- 15, 2018
9am - 5pm/3 days
$260/Members: $240

$50 cancellation fee. No refund after June 30, 2018
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
While experiencing the beauty of southwest Michigan landscape, Clark Mitchell will expand your pastels skills and provide an overview of outdoor painting followed by a plein-air painting demonstration in pastel. He will explain how to adjust for color, understand the elements of a landscape, and infuse your painting with style and emotion. Individualized attention will be provided while you work. Insights into finishing your painting in the studio, discussions and group critiques will inspire your work. Site maps and a supply list will be available online or at the registration of office May 2018. Clark's website;

Instant Film Workshop (848)

Josh Harrison, Photo Studio
Saturdays, July 14 & 21
10 am - 12:30 pm/2 weeks
$110 /Members: $90

Join Josh as he guides us in the beauty of creating unique single images using the new Poloroid film. We will have vintage Polaroid Cameras to use and the Instant Lab Universal to make transfers.

Water Casting (749)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Sunday, July 22
Noon-2:30/One day
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent.
Water casting is an amazing way to create more abstract solid forms. With no molds or difficult casting equipment this method can be done easily at home. In this quick class you will learn how to water cast using silver including all equipment needed to get set up at home, each student will cast one to two pieces. After the casts are done we will discuss ways they can be incorporated into your jewelry.

Alternative Casting (748)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, July 28
10 am - 3 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Explore several different ways to cast metal including broom straw casting, salt casting and bean casting. Each casting experience will create interesting abstract metal shapes and designs that can be incorporated into jewelry