Rick Ford: Drawing Studio
Friday - Sunday

June 2, 3 & 4 / 10 - am – 3 pm 
Class Fee: $120 / Materials Fee: $30 

Class is Full


Nationally recognized pastel artist Rick Ford will be offering a drawing techniques class covering a range of drawing formulas and tried and true approaches to drawing and modeling. Rick will be demonstrating a variety of techniques using graphite, colored pencil and pastel media. On the first day of this workshop you will work in graphite pencil techniques, colored pencil on day two and on the third day pastel. Rick will help you explore different approaches tailored to the interest of the class with a review of work at the end. Examples of various drawing styles, substrates and effects will be demonstrated and discussed.

Rosemary Gould:  PMC Jewelry Making
Saturday June 24 / 9 am – 4 pm 
Fee: $95 (includes $40 for materials)
 

Join instructor Rosemary Gould and create your own Precious Metal Clay Jewelry.  Clay it is not!  PMC is an amazing new form of metal, manufactured by the Mitsubishi car company from waste silver.  Initially designed for the company’s employees to be used as a creative outlet, it soon captured the interests of artists and jewelers.  In its wet state, PMC is clay like but is really tiny molecules of silver or gold.  PMC is formed into shapes and then fired where the binder is burned off and the metal fuses into a solid piece.  Come to the class, learn about a new technique and create your own PMC charm!

Bio:  Rosemary Gould returned to Northern Michigan after spending 15 years as Department Chair in Graphic & Communication Design, at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1993 through 2008.  A trained metalsmith, she received certification in PMC, Precious Metal Clay, in 2011.  She holds degrees from Wayne State University in Art Education and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Michigan State University in Metals and Studio Art.  Most recently, she has exhibited her work at the Mackinac Art Museum, the Jordan River Arts Council and the Crooked Tree Art Center.

Intro to Shibori with Kathryn Reuschel
July 8 & 9
Class Fee: $120 (includes materials)



In this two day workshop you will learn basic Japanese Shibori resist dye techniques on white cotton fabric yardage and bamboo rayon scarves which will be provided.  The fabric can then be turned into beautiful table runners, coasters, quilt blocks, etc., the sky is the limit! Kathryn will be able to give individual attention to each student and explain each resist they will learn and show them what the outcome might look like after oxidation.  


Kathryn Marie is a professionally trained designer and received her Bachelors of Science in Fashion Design at Philadelphia University.  She began her career in design working for Lane Bryant Outlet, Anthropologie and Peace Love World.  She now is dedicated to creating one-of–a-kind textiles in her studio for use in commissions, handmade bedding, tablespaces or interior design projects. 


Schedule of Classes

DIY Professional Social Media with Jennifer Earls

August 2 10am-3pm
Class Fee: $90


Learn to create, manage, and network your social media presence on your own, professionally. To compete in the business world today, an active web presence is imperative. Jennifer will guide you through creating a professional presence in this DIY workshop! 
Open to ALL levels of knowledge, but geared towards teaching a beginner how to promote their products and services on Facebook & Instagram.
Bring a laptop or iPad and your login information for Facebook & Instagram (Professional Accounts) if you have it. If not, we will create one during class. It would be helpful to have some picture files available to fill your social media portfolios up with great content from the start.




Drink and Draw with Amy Baldwin
July 19, 12pm-3pm
Class Fee: $40 (includes materials)




Join us for a fun afternoon of painting one of Charlevoix's most beautiful scenes, the Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse Sunset at Michigan Beach. All levels of experience are welcome, no experience necessary. 


Everything You Wanted to Know About Acrylics

But Were Afraid to Ask

Kim Diment

August 19-20, 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $95




For people who have some experience in painting and want to learn more about the use of acrylics. Kim will teach different methods, some tried and true techniques and some new ones. 


Summer Art Camp Announcements!


An Adventure in Art

Laura Kelly & Caroline Smith 

4 day summer art camps

Fee - $80 per session:

  • June 19 - 22 from 9 am - noon
  • July 24 - 27 from 9 am - noon
  • August 21 - 24 from 9 am - noon

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Traveling the World Through Art

Lori Bolt

5 day summer art camps

Fee: $100

June 26 - 31 from / 9 am - noon


Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose!

Lori Bolt

5 day summer art camp

Fee: $100

July 10 - 14 from 9 am - noon


Tool Time

Frank Hasseld

5 day summer art camp

Fee - $100

August 7 - 11 from 9 am - noon


Marbled Silk Scarf Workshop with Heidi Finley

July 29th 10am-1pm
Class Fee: $65 (includes materials)




A lesson in marbling where you create your own one-of-a-kind large 14" x 72" silk scarf. These are hand-washable and true artistic expressions! You choose your own color and pattern.