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Art Center of Battle Creek

Eleanor and Robert DeVries Education Programs: Summer 2015 Class & Workshop Schedule:

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REGISTRATION
To register call 269-962-9511 or stop in or mail registration with payment to the Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E.Emmett St., Battle Creek, MI 49017.

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The Arts CAN keep you healthy!

The latest research shows that: the arts can keep you healthy. Creative activities like painting, writing, pottery, drama, singing, and storytelling raise self-esteem, increase enthusiasm for life, and result in fewer doctor visits, says Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., of George Washington University’s Center on Aging, Health and Humanities at the George Washington University Medical Center. Cohen's ongoing study at GWU's Center on Aging, Health and Humanities of approximately 300 men and women tracked several arts programs around the country. The arts participants, whose average age is 80, scheduled fewer doctor appointments and used fewer medications than members of the control group (who are not involved in the arts). They also have fewer incidents of depression, higher morale, and more involvement in outside activities. Be sure to include art as part of your health plan for living a fuller, healthier life!

Classes

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.

Adults

Monday

sU15-01 CO-op INDEPENDENT CERAMICS with Facilitator Dallas Shoesmith          
Students choosing this class must have taken a minimum of 3 Advanced Ceramics classes. Students must be able to work without an instructor and share studio tasks such as mixing glazes, clean up and firing of the kiln, etc. as assigned by the facilitator and do individual demonstrations during class for other students. Skills in construction and glazing methods, advanced knowledge in chemicals and glaze formulas, ability to load kilns and knowledge in firing temperatures is necessary. 
Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm. 
9 wks-Mon. July 13th –Sept 7th  1-4 pm (22.5 hrs) Class limit-10 $ 40 members/$ 65 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes. 

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SU15-02 ADVANCED Ceramics with Dallas Shoesmith
(Prerequisite for Independent Ceramics) 
Explore surface tensions and add natural organic touches to traditional pots and sculptures. Be willing to explore.  Personal ideas will be reinforced. 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.
Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm.  
9 wks-Mon. July 13th –Sept 7th 7:00-9:30 pm (22.5 hrs) Class limit-10 students $ 100 members/$ 125 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.

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TUESDAY

SU15-03 Glass Torch Work 1 With Adam Walter
Learn how to use a torch to turn glass into art. You will learn how to work with Borosilicate (Pyrex) clear glass tube, rods and colored glass rods. This type of glass, as opposed to "soft glass", allows you to sculpt medium to large pieces. This is because Borosilicate glass is not as sensitive to cracking or breaking while working larger pieces on a torch. This is a beginners class.
9 wks- Tues. July 14th –Sept 8th   6:30PM - 9:00PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-5 students $ 125members/$ 150 nonmembers
$25  materials fee includes all of the glass you will need for this class.
(Possible overflow class Thursday nights.)

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WEDNESDAY

SU15-04 Beginning Ceramics with Nicole Kamidoi
This class is an introduction to the basics of working with clay.  Students will explore coil, pinch and slab building techniques to create bowls, vases, mugs and tiles. Basic glaze theory and firing will also be covered. 
9 wks- WEDS. July 15th –Sept 9th   6:30PM - 9:00PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-10 students $ 100 members/$ 125 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.

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THURSDAY 

SU15-05 Painting with Craig Bishop and Sue Trowbridge
This class is designed for all skill levels and media.  Painless critiques will take place each week followed by a voluntary potluck lunch.  Bring your own supplies.
9 wks- THURS. July 16th –Sept 10th  9:30-12:00 am (22.5hrs)  Class limit-10 students $100 members/$125 nonmembers

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Youth Classes - Saturday

Classes are designed to be taken more than once to allow students to build upon their skills.  Teachers can work with beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

sU15-08 Kids Clay with 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.
6 Wks 11am-12:30pm July 18th –Aug 22th   Ages: 6-10 Class Limit: 10 students $60 members/$75 nonmembers 

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SM14-09 DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION WITH TOM GARLAND (students & parents)
Learn how to draw through a variety of methods.  Bring a drawing pad and pencils, other materials that will be explored include markers, paint and colored pencils. 
Parents are also encouraged to come and work along side their children for a $10 fee! Age: 6+
8 wks-Sat. July 18th –Sept 5th   , 11 am to 12:30 pm (12 hrs) 
$ 50 members/$65 nonmembers  $ 10 for parent (each)

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Kids Art Fair

Fun for the whole family!
Saturday July 11th 10am-4pm


Food Art and Fun Summer Camp

Food Art And fun will be an art camp centered around food. Children will create art from food, about food and with food. They will also learn how to prepare simple recipes for themselves. We will also focus on nutrition and healthy eating habbits. And though there will be food involved Campers need to bring a sack lunch.

July 21,22,23 10-3  $40 members $45 nonmembers

Reserve your spot now! (269)962-9511

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

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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, stop in or mail registration with payment to the Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E.  Emmett St., Battle Creek, MI 49017. The instructor does NOT accept registrations in the classroom.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Registrations 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 Center reserves the right to cancel any class when there is insufficient enrollment (minimum of six (6) students per class).  Registrants will be notified.  Registration pays are not processed until we have the minimum number of students required.   We will make every effort to reschedule a class when an instructor cancels but due to space and other classes we may be unable to reschedule.

INCLEMENT WEATHER- If the Center finds it necessary to close due to weather conditions, cancellation information will be found at 269-962-9511. Classes cancelled for inclement weather will be rescheduled whenever possible and every effort will be made to contact students 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: artcenterofbc@yahoo.com 
Website: Www.artcenterofbattlecreek.org

 



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