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Classes & Workshops

ALL classes & workshops are held in our garden level art studio accessible by stairs only unless otherwise noted. Charlevoix Circle of Arts is located at 109 Clinton Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720 

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POLYMER CLAY FLORAL JEWELRY

JUNE 27, 2024

THURSDAY

Time: 6 - 8m

REGISTER BY:  June 27


CLASS FEE: $45, or 40.50 for members

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

For beginners. Suitable for ages 10 and up.
Join us as we learn the art of polymer clay jewelry making! We will be learning different techniques to make a few types of flowers to embelish your pieces from polymer clay. This polymer clay floral class is a little different as we apply our floral skills to create beautiful slabs of polymer clay! This technique is fun because you have a larger “canvas” to work with. Each person will make 1 - 2 pieces of jewelry (earrings, clip-on earrings, or necklaces).


ABOUT EMILY

Space is limited & Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 15

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MINI LANDSCAPE PAINTING & FOIL

JULY 18, 2024

THURSDAY

Time: 1 - 4pm

REGISTER BY:  July 15


CLASS FEE: $66, or 59.50 for members

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Mini Canvas: Landscape with Gold Foil with artist Julie Tibus.
Craft a breathtaking landscape that features a tasteful gold foil embellishment. Our process begins by applying a tinted gesso underpainting to a 6” x 6” canvas, followed by a sketch of the scene. We then carefully apply gold foil to the areas of the reflection and sky that require it. You will then be guided through the creation of a dynamic and dramatic sky and
landscape, complete with a winding river and towering grasses. Each step is demonstrated with ample opportunity for individual coaching. This class is designed to be relaxed and beginner-friendly, and you will leave with a delightful finished painting. 

Open to all skill levels.

Julie will supply your 6" x 6" canvas.

SUPPLY LIST: 

  • A variety of Acrylic Paints - Liquitex Basic Acrylics are fine: White, Payne’s Grey, Cad Yellow Med, Turquoise, Magenta, Primary Blue, Black.

  • Various Acrylic Brushes: be sure to have a 2” flat, one flat angled, #8 round, and a Filbert brush.
    (Julie will supply your canvas.)


ABOUT JULIE

Space is limited & Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 12

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BIG SKY BIG CANVAS
2 - day workshop

JULY 30 & 31, 2024

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

Time: 10am - 3pm

REGISTER BY:  July 26


CLASS FEE: $140, or 126 for members

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Are you interested in learning how to paint stunning landscapes with dynamic clouds and big horizons? This two-day class is the perfect opportunity to do so! You'll be working on a large 26" x 26" canvas and will begin by underpainting the entire canvas in orange to create a cohesive base. We'll then sketch out the composition before practicing basic blending techniques and cloud shapes. Using the same palette, you'll learn how to mix colors and
apply them to create a vibrant sky. Finally, we'll finish by creating the foreground with color drips, palette knife blending, and oil pastels, to produce a beautiful foreground. Our experienced instructor, artist Julie Tibus, will guide you through each step of the process, providing demonstrations, coaching, and classroom time.

SUPPLY LIST: 

  • A variety of Acrylic Paints - Liquitex Basic Acrylics are fine: White, Payne’s Grey, Cad Yellow Med, Turquoise, Magenta, Primary Blue, Black.

  • Various Acrylic Brushes: be sure to have a 2” flat, one flat angled, #8 round, and a Filbert brush.

  • 26x26" or 24x24" canvas


ABOUT JULIE

Space is limited & Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 10

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ALCOHOL INK SUNSET PAINTING

AUGUST 22, 2024

THURSDAY

Time: 1 - 4pm

REGISTER BY:  August 19


CLASS FEE: $66, or $59.50 for members

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Are you seeking to capture the beauty of a sunset through painting, but need help figuring out where to start? Discover the captivating potential of Alcohol Inks, a stunningly vivid and fluid medium that simplifies the painting process. This class offers the opportunity to create three breathtaking sunsets, with no prior expertise necessary. Throughout the course, you'll receive guidance through demonstrations, classroom time, and personalized coaching.
All materials and supplies included.


ABOUT JULIE

Space is limited & Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 10

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SCULPTURAL BASKETRY 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2024

SATURDAY

Time:  10am - 1pm

REGISTER BY:  September 21


CLASS FEE: $140, or $126 for members

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Join artist and educator Sherri Denault !
This is a hands-on workshop that explores random weave taken beyond traditional basketry. Participants will be taught the beginning through the ending stages of the process.
Participants may choose to create sculptural forms or baskets. Sherri will also supply light kits to turn your form into a light!

All levels are welcome. Most importantly we will share, discover, create and have fun together! 


All materials included.
Students Bring:

Spray bottle w/ water
2 bath towels
sharp garden pruning sheers.

 


ABOUT SHERRI

Space is limited & Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 10

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Student Withdrawal

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

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.)

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