WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Glass

Garden Art-Fused Glass (451)

Linda Kekic, Studio 6
Saturday, April 24
12-4pm/ One day
$70/Members: $50

Explore fused glass while making beautiful, functional art for your garden! In this one-day workshop, you will work with beautiful transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti and stringer to create two garden art glass projects including a garden stake and sun-catcher. Learn to design, cut, grind and saw glass. Materials packet included. Additional materials available for purchase as needed.

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Jewelry

Dimensional Landscape Jewelry (710)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, April 13- May 18
1-3 pm/6 weeks
$125/Members:$105

Prerequisite: Jewelry experience required
Michigan s natural resources provide a wealth of creative inspiration for artists. The instructor will take you through the steps of creating jewelry pieces with a depth that are inspired by natural landscapes, flora, and fauna of our mitten state. Using various metals, layering, stamping, etching, piercing, and more you will create dynamic Michigan inspired heirlooms! A suggested tool and supply list is available at

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Intro to Torch Fired Enameling (706)

Deb Flook, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, April 24
2 - 5 pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Kilns aren t the only way to enamel! This introductory workshop will begin with how to set up a torch enameling workstation and what tools are required and will quickly move into how to add enamel to your work. How to coat headpins, flat and curved surfaces, beads, and more will be covered. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

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Powder Coated Pendants (707)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Friday, May 14
10am - 1pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Learn the basics of toaster oven powder coating by creating simple pendants from copper! Powder coat is finely ground pigments in resin that are applied dry and heat-cured to create a durable, colorful surface coating. Pendant projects will cater to all jewelry skill levels. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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Plant Adornment (708)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, May 1
2-5 pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Think beyond jewelry as bodily adornment to create functional items that will enhance your plant life. Students will have the opportunity to create 2-3 projects of their choice from the following: decorative plant stakes, herb markers, and/or an air plant holder. Methods of creation will vary depending on the students skill level. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

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Plant Adornment (709)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, May 8
2-5 pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Think beyond jewelry as bodily adornment to create functional items that will enhance your plant life. Students will have the opportunity to create 2-3 projects of their choice from the following: decorative plant stakes, herb markers, and/or an air plant holder. Methods of creation will vary depending on the students skill level. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

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Printmaking

Visiting Artist Workshops

Professional Practices for Artists: Finding Artists Opportunities (761)

Danielle Wyckoff, Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 10
1 - 4 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

In this Saturday workshop, we will dive into some tactics for finding opportunities as well as reviewing some of the common documents/items needed for applying to them. Come to this class prepared to meet fellow artists, brainstorm, and get solid information on some of the first steps in developing your career in the arts. Students may bring any professional documents they've created for peer review or one-on-one feedback from Danielle.

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Block Printing on Fabric (762)

Melina Wilcox, Print Studio
Saturday, April 17
Noon - 4 pm/One day
$80/Members $60

Let's take our favorite designs off the wall and put them on something we can use every day. Learn the art of carving stamps for block printing on fabric. Bring in a few photos/drawings with simple shapes and designs that would fit on a 4" x 6" block. A few templates will be provided to choose from if you can't decide. Everyone will take home their unique stamp, practice fabrics, and a freshly printed tea towel.

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Making Natural Printmaking Inks (764)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Saturday, May 8
10 am - 4 pm/One day
$100/Members $80

Learn how to make inks from fruits, vegetables, and foraged materials such as nuts, flowers and other plants. We will use our inks for monoprints and other printmaking applications. Feel free to bring some foraged spring plant materials to the workshop and we will experiment with them.

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