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.

Wendy Bean:  Beginning & Intermediate Knitting
March 2-23   (4 week session)
Intermediate Knitting Fee $60 / a material list will be provided

Beginning Knitting Fee $60 / a material list will be provided

Intermediate Knitting:  1:30 - 2:30 pm   Fee $60
For students (age 16 – adult) who know the basics and are ready for more challenge.  Participants will be guided through the process of making one of several different projects:  Reversible Diagonal Rib Hat, Reversible Diagonal Rib Cowl, Jane’s Caplet, or Classic Sweater Vest. A materials list will be provided. 

Beginner Knitting:  3:00 - 4:00 pm  Fee $60
For students (age 16 – adult) This class is designed to teach knitting basics from casting-on to straight knitting to finishing off a completed project. Participants will select from one of two projects: Basket weave Infinity/Scarf  or Vintage Family Slippers. A materials list will be provided.

Mary Brodbeck  -  The Basics of Mokuhanga 
Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 9 am-  4 pm

Class Fee:  $135 / Materials Fee: $45 / CLASS IS FULL

Learn the basics of Mokuhanga: the Japanese woodblock printmaking process that uses brushed-on watercolor pigments and rice paste, and create a multi color woodblock print. A renown artist in the field, instructor Mary Brodbeck will teach how to layout, carve, and print a multicolor design with a hand held burnishing tool called a 'baren'. All experience levels welcome. A $45 materials fee includes two 6” x 8” blocks and all other tools and supplies needed for this workshop.

Free Actor's Workshop

Sundays in April / 6:00 - 8:30 pm:

(April 2, 9 & 23 only) 

Free Actor’s Workshops directed by Ruth Willis. Get off to a good start and/or sharpen the skills that you have for your recreational or professional goals. Ages 15 and up.

Ruth has been continuously active in all phases of theater since the age of 5. She has served on four theater boards, as well as being honored with Pittsburgh’s New Works Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, Ruth introduced the Armchair Theatre Program to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, with programming that received rave reviews during their inaugural season including Edgar Lee Masters’, Spoon River Anthology. 

Summer Art Camp Announcements!

Laura Kelly will be teaching summer art camps:

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


Lori Bolt will be teaching summer art camps:

  • June 26 - 31 from 9 am - noon
  • July 10 - 14 from 9 am - noon

Frank Hasseld will be teaching "Tool Time" again!

  • August 7 - 11 from 9 am - noon

Please mark your calendars or call for early registration in March!

Precious Metal Clay workshop with Rosemary Gould was fantastic!

Rick Ford: Drawing Studio
Friday - Sunday

June 2, 3 & 4 / 9 am – 4 pm 
Class Fee: $120 / Materials Fee: $30 

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, charcoal and pastel media. On the first day of this workshop you will work in charcoal and pencil techniques, pastel on day two and on the third day 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.

Schedule of Classes