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Art Center of Battle Creek

Eleanor and Robert DeVries Education Programs: Winter 2017 Class & Workshop Schedule:

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Classes may change from the time this schedule is printed. Check the website for the latest updates and be sure to CALL the Art Center to see if a class is running before you sign up by mail or Online. Every attempt is made to inform students on the status of any classes they have signed up for before the semester begins. If you have a question, please call the Art Center at 269-962-9511.

Christmas “Greens with a Twist” Centerpiece Workshop
will take place on Wednesday, December 14th from 10 am to 12 pm. This hands-on workshop conducted by Maureen Reed promises to be lively and a step beyond traditional floral design. Maureen, an artist and floral designer, will teach the basics to design a centerpiece/with can-dle by using natural greens, seed pods and fruit embellishments. The final finish includes brightly colored ribbons and bows. Bring a pair of garden gloves to protect hands while trimming evergreens.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: $ 16 for members/ $ 20 for non-members
Supply fee: $5.00
Class Limit: 10 participants

MONDAYS

W17-01 CO-OP INDEPENDENT CERAMICS Facilitator: Dallas Shoesmith
Students must have taken a minimum of 3 Advanced Ceramics classes. Students must be able to work without an instructor and be willing to share studio tasks such as mixing glazes, clean up and firing of the kiln, etc. as assigned by the facilitator. Skills in construction and glazing methods, advanced knowledge in chemicals and glaze formulas, the ability to load kilns and knowledge in firing temperatures is necessary. Extra open studio time is available on Thurs-days from 1-4 pm.
$25 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes. Class limit-10 students(18 years +)
8 wks-MON. Jan 16-Mar 6, 1 pm-4 pm (24 hrs) $ 45 members/$ 65 non-members

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W17-02 ADVANCED CERAMICS
Instructor: Dallas Shoesmith
(Prerequisite for Independent Ceramics)
Explore surface tensions and add natural organic touches to traditional pots and sculptures. Be willing to explore. Glazing, use of chemicals and other processes will be demonstrated. You will have the opportunity to advance your creative skills by exploring a variety of mixed media with your clay creations. There will be a Raku workshop offered during the semester. Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm.
$25 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes. Class limit-10 students (18 years +)
8 wks- MON. 7-9:30 pm Jan 16-Mar 6 (20 hrs) $ 100 members/$ 125 non-members

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TUESDAYS

W17-03 BEGINNING /INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS-WHEEL
Instructor: Cathreen LaGrand
This class is an introduction to the basics of working with clay for beginner and intermediate students with an emphasis on learning how to work on the wheel. Learn the elements of clay design, glaze techniques and the firing process. $25 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes. Class limit-5 students (18 years +)
8 wks– TUE. Jan 17-Mar 7 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (20hrs) $100 members/$125 Non-members

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WEDNESDAYS

W17-04 ACRYLIC FOR BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE ARTISTS
Instructor: Linda Holderbaum
The media of acrylic paint will be explored through various exercises for both beginners and intermediate students. Students bring their own paints and paper/canvases. Canvases will be provided for the learning exercises. Class limit-10 students(18 years +)
6 wks– WED. 10 am -Noon Jan 18-Feb 22 (12 hrs) $ 60 members/$ 80 non-members

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W17-05 FUSED GLASS
Instructor: Michelle Dunkelberger
This class offers students of all levels the opportunity to explore the world of fused glass with a variety of techniques while working at your own pace.
Class limit-10 student (18 years+)
8 wks- WED. 5:00 pm - 7 pm Jan 18-Mar 8 (16 hrs)
$ 80 members/$ 105 non-members plus supplies

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W17-06 BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS
Instructor: Nicole Kamidoi
This class is an introduction to the basics of working with clay for beginners and intermediate instruction for those with more experience. Learn the elements of clay design, glaze techniques and the firing process. $25 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.
Class limit-10 students (18 years +)
8 wks- WED. Jan 18- Mar 8 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm (20 hrs)
$ 100 members/$ 125 Non-members

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W17-07 STUDIO PAINTING
Instructors: Craig Bishop
This class is designed for all skill levels and provides instruction in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Painless critiques will take place each week followed by a voluntary potluck lunch. Bring your own supplies. Class limit– 10 students
10 wks-THURS Jan 19-Mar 23, 9:30 am -12 pm (25 hrs) $ 100 members/$ 125 non-members

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W17-08 OPEN STUDIO TIME –PAINTING AND CERAMIC STUDIOS
Open to Art Center members enrolled in a class— from 1 -4 pm- free to AC members if enrolled in a class and $12 per session for Art Center members not enrolled in a class.
12 wks- THURS Jan 19– Apr 6 , 1-4 pm Free to members taking class/ $ 12 per session for members not enrolled in a class currently. No instructor available. Space limited to 10 students in each studio.


W17-09 NEW - EVENING STUDIO-PAINTING AND CERAMICS
When class time is just not enough! Evening Studio hours in both Ceramics and Painting are now available with an instructor present, just in case a little guidance is needed.
12 wks—THURS Jan 19-Apr 6, 5-8 pm Space limited to 10 students in each studio.
$ 60 members/ $80 non-members

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KIDS CLASSES
SATURDAYS

W17-10 PENCIL SKETCHING for Students and Parents
Instructor: Tom Garland
Students of all ages learn the basics of drawing in this upbeat classroom setting. Bring a drawing pad and pencils. Other materials that will be explored include markers, paint and colored pencils. Parents are encouraged to come and work alongside their children for a $10 fee! A $5 discount for each additional child from the same household applies to this class. Class limit-10 students Age: 6+ $ 10 for parent (each)
6 wks-SAT. Jan 21-Feb 25, 11 am - 12:30 pm (9 hrs) $ 60 members/$ 80 Non-members

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W17-11 BEGINNING CERAMICS FOR KIDS Instructor: Nicole Kamidoi
In this class children will explore the basic principles of working with clay. They will learn to make pinch pots, coil pots, slab tiles, slab bowls and basic glaze application.
Class limit: 10 students Ages 6-10
6 wks- SAT. Jan 21-Feb 25, 11 am- 12:30 pm (9 hrs) $60 members/$80 Non-members

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Private Events

Plan your next teambuilding or recreation event with us. This is a wonderful opportunity for your team to work together in a relaxed, studio atmosphere with an experienced artist/instructor on either individual art pieces or a group work of art.

Workshops are available in both 2-D and 3-D Departments.

  • Painting
  • Pastels
  • Ceramics
  • Fused Glass

Pricing is determined by the project, length of workshop and number of participants. Call the art center for details. 269-962-9511


REGISTRATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Classes may change from the time this schedule is printed. Check the website for the latest updates and be sure to CALL the Art Center to see if a class is running before you sign up by mail or PayPal. Every attempt is made to inform students on the status of any classes they have signed up for before the semester begins. If you have a question, please call the Art Center at 269-962-9511.

REGISTRATION- To register call 269-962-9511 or register online with PayPal, in person or mail registration with payment to Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E. Emmett St., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Instructors do NOT accept regis-trations in the classroom.

Students registering on line through PayPal should contact the Art Center before registering to be sure the class they intend to take is running.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Registra-tions will be accepted until the second week of class if space is available. Classes that do not have a minimum of six (6) students one-week prior to the start of class, however, will be canceled.

REFUNDS-Refunds will be given ONLY when a registrant withdraws from a class AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first class session. NO CASH REFUNDS WILL BE MADE. Refunds will be in the form of a check or through PayPal if that was the original method of payment. There are no refunds for missed class sessions. No refunds will be given after the first class session. A $10 service fee will be deducted from all refunds. Please allow one month from the date of request to receive you refund.

CANCELLATIONS- The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class when there is insufficient enroll-ment (minimum of six (6) students per class). Registrants will be notified. Registration pays are not processed until we have the mini-mum number of students required. We will make every effort to re-schedule a class when an instructor cancels but due to space and other classes we may be unable to re-schedule.

INCLEMENT WEATHER- If the Center finds it necessary to close due to weather conditions, cancella-tion information will be found at 269-962-9511. Classes cancelled for inclement weather will be resched-uled whenever possible and every effort will be made to contact stu-dents by phone.

WAIT LISTS- When a class fills quickly, the Center will offer registrants the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. Wait list students will be called when space becomes available or if there are enough students to offer another class section.

Contact Information:
Art Center of Battle Creek
265 E. Emmett St.
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
269-962-9511
Email: education@artcenterofbattlecreek.com
Website: Www.artcenterofbattlecreek.org

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