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Our Classes

Beading for Young Designers

$30

with Linda Kane

Calendar Aug 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6

Day 1: Create handmade beads from various materials.  

Day 2: Create one or more beading projects using your handmade beads including bookbag charms, key chains and bracelets.  Beads and other materials for boys and girls will be available.

Linda Kane, an Artisan Village jewelry artist, will review simple beading skills to create fun gifts. Students will be encouraged to develop individual designs - incorporating color, texture, and style. See your ideas come together to create unique and colorful beaded jewelry and other items, such as key chain/zipper pulls. Beads and other supplies will be available for use, but students can bring charms, beads, or trinkets they would like to use to personalize their projects. Students will "make and take" a special gift, including gift wrapping paper craft.

Open to all ages 3rd grade+, all skill levels.

 

Additional Notes:

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain masks for all participants as well as social distancing guidelines as possible in each of our kid's classes. The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events.

The Creativity Center is handicap accessible.

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

$40

with Clare Spaulding

Calendar Aug 8, 2020 at 11 am

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain social distancing guidelines in each of our classes.  The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events.

 

 

Learn to create an infinite range of forms, surfaces and textures with precious metal clay. You will learn how to design, form and sand PMC. Then you will be guided through your first firing experience. Upon completion of class you will take home a beautiful one of a kind silver necklace.

$35.00 additional fee for supplies and materials. Please bring cash to pay the instructor before the class begins.

Time for break will be provided while your project dries.  Feel free to pack a snack or buy one at a local restaraunt. You can also purchase drinks at Paddle Hard. 

Artisan Village is handicap accessible.

 

 

Full Course

Summertime Stage

$25

with Chad Patterson

Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Three-day workshop: August 17-19

During the three-day class, the students will develop a performance. Then they will have the opportunity to perform their creation after the class on Thursday. (Actors will maintain social distancing.) Open to 7-12 year olds.

Instructor, Chad Patterson will give a hands-on, interactive theater experience that will deal with writing, improv, acting and creating scenery. Chad has 20 years experience working with elementary, middle and high school kids. Students will receive a wonderful introduction to the stage that will hopefully spark a lifelong love with theater. We will teach character, voice, movement, improvisation and some backstage responsibilities as well.

Additional Notes:

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain masks for all participants as well as social distancing guidelines as possible in each of our kid's classes. The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events.

The Creativity Center is handicap accessible.

Will run

Creative Kidz Club Project 1: REPURPOSE

$20

with Linda Kane

Calendar Aug 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Creative Kid's Club is a place where young creators learn to - Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose. (This is for Project 1 ONLY. Sign up for the entire three-class series and save $5.)

Project #1: Pencil Holders

Repurpose: Tin Cans

 

Additional Notes:

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain masks for all participants as well as social distancing guidelines as possible in each of our kid's classes. The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events. 

The Creativity Center is handicap accessible.

Creative Kidz Club Series

$55

with Linda Kane

Calendar Aug 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Creative Kid's Club is a place where young creators learn to - Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose.

This is a three-class series, consecutive Fridays, 12:30-2:30 per class

Project #1: Pencil Holders

Repurpose: Tin Cans

Project #2: Lovely Flower Vase

Reuse: Shapely Glass Bottles

Project #3: Wind Chime Challenge

Recycle: Metal

Ages 7 and up

 

Additional Notes:

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain masks for all participants as well as social distancing guidelines as possible in each of our kid's classes. The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events.

The Creativity Center is handicap accessible.

Fun with Paper Sculpture

$15

with Janet Grifka-Smith

Calendar Aug 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain masks for all participants as well as social distancing guidelines as possible in each of our kid's classes.  The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events.

Join the fun Saturday morning, August 22 from 10:30-12:00.  Elementary school students from fourth grade + will cut, shape and paste vibrant color paper to experience paper as a sculptural element.

Participants can add other items that they bring from home like stickers or pictures of Superheros or Frozen characters.  Be creative and make a one of a kind decoration for your room!  

 

Ausable Artisan Village is handicapped accessible.

Landscape Watercolor

$75

with Ruth Forman

Calendar Aug 22, 2020 at 1 pm

Recreate a beautiful Michigan landscape into a watercolor masterpiece with the help of an award winning experienced artist. Enjoy a three-hour class to get started with this media and to learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting using a loose, abstract style. Students will become familiar with the entire painting process, exploring techniques, and mixing colors, while getting lots of individual attention. This class will be a great opportunity to gain quality insights into the beautiful world of watercolor art, and launch you onto your own painting path successfully. 

The instructor, Ruth Forman, is a Costa Rica born-American artist who has been teaching for over a decade. She has exhibited and won awards world-wide and is a member of many watercolor societies. Some of her works can be seen at “Ruth Forman Watercolors” on FaceBook.

Students need to bring your own supplies.

Mrs. Forman recommends:  

Watercolor paper: 140 lb. cold pressed. 11x15”

Watercolor pigments: Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red, Yellow ochre, Permanent yellow, Burnt sienna, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Olive green, Titanium white 

Brushes: Round brush #8t, Flat brush 3/4”, Liner brush 1

Watercolor palette 

Container for water

Pencil 2B

Kneaded eraser

Sketchbook 

Spray bottle 

Tape

 

Additional Notes:

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will set up following social distancing guidelines in each of our classes.  The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events.  Please bring your mask to wear.

Artisan Village is handicapped accessible.

Creative Kid's Club Project 2: REUSE

$20

with Linda Kane

Calendar Aug 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Creative Kid's Club is a place where young creators learn to - Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose. (This is for Project 2 ONLY. Sign up for the entire three-class series and save $5.)

Project #2: Flower Vase

Reuse: Shapely Glass Bottles

 

Additional Notes:

Safety First.  Artisan Village instructors will maintain masks for all participants as well as social distancing guidelines as possible in each of our kid's classes. The instructor will wear a face shield or a mask at all times.  We value our registrant's and our instructor's health and will sanitize before and after all events. 

The Creativity Center is handicap accessible.





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