Classes & Workshops

COVID-19 Guidelines for Art Classes/Workshops:

  • Please don’t come to class if you are sick, have been feeling ill, or have come in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

  • Class sizes have been reduced to allow for sufficient physical distancing. Participant work spaces will be spaced at least 6 feet apart.

  • We ask you to wash or sanitize your hands upon entry.

  • Masks are Required.

  • To the greatest extent possible, each participant should bring or be provided their own supplies for class; any shared supplies are to be sanitized between users.

  • Please check-in with instructor upon arrival, providing your name and phone number to aid with contact tracing.

Youth Scholarships Available !

GNOME MAKING 
with Mary Duggan

DATE: February 27, 2021

Saturday,  10am - Noon

*REGISTER BY: Feb. 25
     
Class Fee:  $50
* Price includes materials

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our Wool Trunk series with Mary Duggan!  No experience necessary.  In this workshop students will learn the basics of needle felting while creating cute little gnomes. Students will get a chance to work with a variety of natural fibers. This will be a great introduction level class with no knowledge or skill required.  


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 3

Maximum # of Participants = 9

FREE YOUTH ART LAB
CLASSES
during March!

WATERCOLOR TEXTURE PAINTING 
with artists Lynn Carson & Mary MacLellan-Koaches

AGE:  10 and up.

DATE: Friday, March 12, 2021

TIME:  2 - 4pm

*REGISTER BY:  March 11.
     
CLASS FEE:  FREE!  All materials provided

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Using watercolor, gauze fabric and negative space you'll create a masterpiece to take home!


In conjunction with our Student show: Spotlight on Innovation, free Youth Art Lab classes give budding young artists the opportunity to be creative and explore new techniques outside the classroom!


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 3

Maximum # of Participants = 9

BUNNY MAKING 
with Mary Duggan

DATE: March 13, 2021

Saturday,  9am - Noon

*REGISTER BY: March 11
     
CLASS FEE:  $55
* Price includes materials

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our Wool Trunk series with Mary Duggan!  No experience necessary. In this workshop students will make their own pose-able bunnies!  Learn to build a wire armature for felt creations as well as developing needle felting skills. This class will be a little more challenging than the gnome class but the majority of people would have great results with no prior knowledge of felting.


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 3

Maximum # of Participants = 9

FREE YOUTH ART LAB
CLASSES
during March!

FUN PRINTMAKING 
with artist Sharon Smithem

AGE:  10 and up.

DATE: Saturday, March 20, 2021

TIME:  1-3pm

*REGISTER BY:  March 19.
     
CLASS FEE:  FREE!  All materials provided

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Using a fun printmaking method of water soluble paint and styrofoam you'll create a masterpiece to take home!


In conjunction with our Student show: Spotlight on Innovation, free Youth Art Lab classes give budding young artists the opportunity to be creative and explore new techniques outside the classroom!


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 3

Maximum # of Participants = 9

TURKISH MARBLING
ONLINE CLASS
with Heidi Finley

DATE: March 20, 2021

Saturday,  1 - 4 pm

*REGISTER BY: March 13
     
CLASS FEE:  $220, Includes Marbling KIT shipped to you or you can pick up!

FORMAT:  ONLINE

Learn how to make stunning hand-marbled papers for use in card making, book arts or scrap booking; or just for the sheer fun of creating something beautiful.  No prior experience is necessary! The kit includes plenty of materials for many additional sessions at the marbling tray.  You'll want to share your skills with friends and family! 

Turkish Marbling is a traditional craft dating back to the 12th century.  Heidi’s process is very similar to that used by artisans of old.  You will use acrylic paint formulated to float on a special bath, and very high-quality hand-crafted tools.  You will learn the secrets which kept marbling in the hands of trained European artisans when marbling was an industrialized trade in the 16th-18th centuries.

Great for ages 15+

MATERIALS:  TURKISH MARBLING KIT $170

Deadline for shipping is:  Saturday, March 13th.
Deadline for pick-up is:   Friday, March 19th.
KITS will be available for pickup at CCA March 15-19.

FREE YOUTH ART LAB
CLASSES
during March!

AIR-DRY CLAY with artist Joey Phelps

AGE:  10 and up.

DATE: Friday, March 26, 2021

TIME:  2 - 4pm

*REGISTER BY:  March 25.
     
CLASS FEE:  FREE!  All materials provided

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Using air-dry clay create African-inspired masks or other creative face design!

In conjunction with our Student show: Spotlight on Innovation, free Y
outh Art Lab classes give budding young artists the opportunity to be creative and explore new techniques outside the classroom!


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 3

Maximum # of Participants = 9

YARN MAKING 
with Mary Duggan

DATE: April 10, 2021

Saturday,  10am - Noon

*REGISTER BY: April 8
     
CLASS FEE:  $50
* Price includes materials

FORMATE:  IN-PERSON

Part of our Wool Trunk series with Mary Duggan!  No experience necessary. - In this workshop students will learn the basics of spinning yarn using a drop spindle. The drop spindle was used before the invention of the spinning wheel to make yarn for garments. This class is great for anyone who would like to make yarn for their own projects. This is also an entry level class with no knowledge or skills required.


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 3

Maximum # of Participants = 9

2021 Summer Classes...

Plein Air Painting Workshop with
Scott Kenyon

DATE:  June 3 - 4, 2021
Thursday & Friday

Time:   9am - 4pm each day

*REGISTER BY: May 27, 2021
     
CLASS FEE:  $250

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Painting the light effect with color!
This workshop is designed who wish to learn or excel their painting 'En Plein Air'. 
Students will focus on painting light effects of nature using color. Also learn how to mix color temperature, paint strong starts, understand edges and use different techniques of painting.  You will paint a number of small landscaped color studies to develop an understanding on painting the light effect of nature.


Students bring their own materials: download/print  SUPPLY LIST

ABOUT SCOTT KENYON


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 6

Maximum # of Participants = 9

"Lilacs A Bloom"
Watercolor Workshop
with Megan Swoyer

DATE:  June 7, 2021
Monday

Time:   10am - Noon

*REGISTER BY: May 31, 2021
     
CLASS FEE:  $45

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

In this beginner Watercolor Lilacs Abloom workshop, artist Megan Swoyer will teach students how to capture an arrangement of Michigan lilacs tucked into a farmer’s market-style glass jar/vase. Megan will lead students on a fun, unique-technique watercolor journey, where they’ll be using everything from white crayon and watercolor paints to salt and paper clip edges. The layered, end result will feature lost-and-found edges, pretty and fresh  washes, glass reflection and, of course, the ever-enchanting lilacs, all evoking a Michigan summer’s day.


Students bring their own materials: download/print  SUPPLY LIST


ABOUT MEGAN SWOYER


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 9

Watercolor Workshop
with Susan Lingg

DATE:  June 12, 2021

Saturday

TIME:  1 -4 pm

*REGISTER BY:  June 7.
     
CLASS FEE:  $95, includes all materials

FORMATE:  In Person

A three hour watercolor workshop for beginners and intermediate painters.  Susan will be teaching you how to access your creative side through thought and breath, discuss organizing tools and supplies for greater clarity, and clearing the path for more creativity to come forward.   You will be using a limited palette and exploring the laying technique with transparent glazes.  Will be looking at negative shapes and blending possibilities in creating your first painting of trees in our landscape.  In your second painting you will be adding the salt and splatter techniques for creating greater depth and texture in our mountain landscape study from skies and clouds to vistas. 

All materials & supplies included.  Come join the fun!

ABOUT SUSAN LINGG


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 6

Maximum # of Participants = 9

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Weather-Related 
In the event that Charlevoix Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, classes will be cancelled. To the best of our ability, CCA will schedule a make-up class. Refunds will not be provided if the student is unable to attend a rescheduled class.

Minimum Enrollment
If a class does not have the minimum number of students enrolled, CCA will notify you prior to the first session that the class is cancelled and will offer a full refund to the student. (Credit card payments will be refunded to the same card and check & cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal

Due to artist/instructor preparations and travel, we do not provide refunds.

CONTACT:

T: 231-547-3554

E: info@charlevoixcircle.org

109 Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

OPEN:

Monday-Friday  11am - 4pm
Saturdays   11am - 3pm

or by Appointment
*Open to vulnerable patrons on
Wed. & Thurs. 10 - 11am.

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