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 !

GALLERY TALK
with KIM RICHELLE:
Earliest Mythology & Symbolism

DATE: April 29, 2021

Thursday, Noon - 1pm

*REGISTER BY: April 28
     
FREE to attend, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition with Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle.  Kim explores human mythology and symbolism from earliest cave art, jewelry, burial practices and how the same practices are shared throughout indigenous peoples and cultures from the Norse and Celtic to the Native Americans. She walks visitors through the wheel of the elements and directions and astrological observations. 

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

GALLERY TALK
with KIM RICHELLE:
Journey of the Fool

DATE:  May 6, 2021

Thursday, Noon - 1pm

*REGISTER BY:  May 5
     
FREE to attend, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition with Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle.  Kim brings visitors through the Journey of the Fool, the tarot display while discussing the subconscious explored through the historic symbolism of the tarot deck.

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

MOSAIC  2 - Part
CLASS
with Sharon Smithem

DATE:  MAY 7 & 8, 2021

Friday  6-8pm &

Saturday 10am-Noon.

*REGISTER BY:  May 3
     
CLASS FEE:  $ 50, All material included.

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

In this 2 part workshop you will have the opportunity to create a mosaic flower pot from start to finish!  You will be learning the craft of mosaic tile work using a 8” terra-cotta clay-pot for the base and adhering the glass precut/ or cut your own for the tiles.  Please have a design in mind when you come to the class as this process is very time consuming and fun!
This is a two part class: the first evening we will be cutting and gluing our flower pot and to give the glue plenty of time to dry the following morning we will grout the pot.  That's the messy part!  
(Only one color of grout available which is black and looks elegant with all the colors)

Please bring: thin plastic gloves and eye protection.

 

With local artist and instructor, Sharon Smithem.


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 5

Maximum # of Participants = 9

GALLERY TALK with
Sandy Witherspoon, 
Sandy McSauba, Yvonne Walker Keshick

DATE:  May 13, 2021

Thursday, Noon - 1pm

*REGISTER BY:  May 12
     
FREE to attend, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition. The stories of the tribes, families, customs and art of those who lived and cared for local lands and water for thousands of years will be shared by three local Odawa women. Presenters include Charlevoix resident Sandy Witherspoon; Sandy McSauba, direct descendant of Chief Louis McSauba; and Yvonne Walker Keshick, a renowned quill artist and National Heritage Fellow.

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

FELTED FAIRY MAKING 
with Mary Duggan

DATE: May 15, 2021

Saturday,  9am - Noon

*REGISTER BY:  May 14
     
CLASS FEE:  $55, All materials included

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 fairies, Students will learn to build a wire armature for their 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

GALLERY TALK with
MARY STEWART ADAMS
& Book Signing

DATE:  May 20, 2021

Thursday, Noon - 1pm

*REGISTER BY:  May 19
     
FREE to attend, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition!  Mary Stewart Adams is a Star Lore Historian and host of the weekly public radio segment and podcast “The Storyteller’s Night Sky,” designed to restore the mythic grandeur of knowing the stars. Mary leads audiences in the delightful connection between the night sky and the cultural arts such as nursery rhymes, fairy tales and mythologies. Mary will discuss her new book, Star Tales of Mother Goose, which is designed to awaken the imagination in relationship to the stars as a companion to the science of astronomy. It is wonderfully illustrated by her sister and collaborator, Patricia DeLisa. In 2011, Mary led the team that established the 9th International Dark Sky Park in the world near Mackinac Bridge.


Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

GALLERY TALK
with KIM RICHELLE:
Dream Merging with Reality

DATE:  May 27, 2021

Thursday, Noon - 1pm

*REGISTER BY:  May 26
     
FREE to attend, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

FORMAT:  IN-PERSON

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition with Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle.  Kim summarizes the experience of the dream merging with reality as examined and expressed through art and writing. She reinforces the value of continuing the quest to live lives as aware and awake and as consciously, exuberantly possible.

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

2021 Summer Classes...

2-Day Plein Air
Oil 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

FORMAT:  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 = 8

Maximum # of Participants = 9

2-Day Watercolor Class with Nancy Nordloh Neville & Bruce Neville

DATE:  AUGUST 11 & 12, 2021

Wednesday & Thursday
TIME:  9:30am -4pm each day.

 

*REGISTER BY:  Aug. 6th
     
CLASS FEE:  $300, $50 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot.

FORMAT:  In Person

Paint for 2 days with nationally known watercolorists Nancy Nordloh Neville and Bruce Neville!  Still life and architectural demos each day.  Learn to paint with clear, clean color and with freshness and spontaneity.  For beginners to intermediate painters!

Students bring their own materials: download/print  SUPPLY LIST

$50 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot.  Balance due at the start of class on August 11th.

ABOUT NANCY & BRUCE


Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 5

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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Our mission is to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts.

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