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Art Center of Battle Creek

Eleanor and Robert DeVries Education Programs: Fall 2014 Class & Workshop Schedule:

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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!

Adult 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 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.

MONDAY –ADULTS

FA14-01 CO-OP INDEPENDENT CERAMICS WITH FACILITATOR DALLAS SHOESMITH
Students choosing this class must have taken a minimum of 6 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 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.
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes. Class limit-10 students
9 wks-Mon. SEPT 8-NOV 3 1- 4 pm (27 hrs) $ 20 clay fee $ 40 members/$ 65 nonmembers

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FA14-02 ADVANCED CERAMICS WITH DALLAS SHOESMITH
(Prerequisite for Independent Ceramics)
Students choosing this class must have taken a minimum total of 4 Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics classes.
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. Students will have a fun time creating with Michigan slip if they are interested. There will be a Raku workshop offered during the semester. Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm.
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes. Class limit-10 students
9 wks- Mon. SEPT 8-NOV 3 7-9:30 pm (22.5 hrs) $ 20 clay fee $ 100members/$ 125 nonmembers

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TUESDAY–ADULTS

FA14-03 BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE WITH SUZIE BLYVEIS
This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basics of watercolor painting, and also for those who wish to further develop their level of skill and knowledge with this medium.
4 wks- TUES. Oct 28th-Nov 18th 10AM – 12:30PM (10 hrs) Class limit-8 students
$ 50 members/$65 nonmembers

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FA14-04 GLASS FLAME WORK 2 WITH ADAM WALTER
Prerequisite: Torch Work 1
This class is for students who have already taken glass classes. In this class the focus will be placed on creating hollow forms through glass blowing. It will also focus on better understanding of flame and color control.
9 wks- TUES. Sept 9-Nov 4th 6:30PM - 9:00PM (22.5 hrs)
Class limit-5 students $ 150members/$ 175 nonmembers

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WATERCOLOR FROM START TO FINISH WITH GLENDA LYN
This is an 8-week class designed for students who want to learn the art of Watercolor Painting. A working knowledge of the medium and equipment will be addressed, as well as some basic artistic concepts such as composition and color theory. Specific techniques will be discussed to help students make decisions, work through problems, and complete paintings.  Materials and supplies will be discussed in the first class, but students should come to the first class with at least one red, one blue, and one yellow tube or pan of paint, one flat brush, and one sheet of 140lb watercolor paper.
Class limit-10 students 8 wks- Tues. SEPT 9-Oct 27th   6;30-9 pm (20 hrs)  $ 90 members/$ 115 nonmembers

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WEDNESDAY–ADULTS

FA14-05 BEGINNING CERAMICS WITH RUTH DE SAINT LEGER
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.
Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm.
9 wks- WEDS. Sept 10-Nov 5th 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–ADULTS

FA14-06 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. Sept 11-Nov 6th 9:30-12:00 am (22.5hrs) Class limit-10 students
$100 members/$125 nonmembers

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FA14-07 INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS WITH NICOLE KAMIDOI
Pre-requisite: Beginning Ceramics
Students in this class will be able to explore more advanced hand building techniques and can begin learning the basics of throwing on the wheel. Different decorative techniques will be explored and encouraged.
Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm.
9 wks- THURS Sept 11-Nov 6th 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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FA14-00 OPEN STUDIO TIME:
Open to Art Center members currently enrolled in a class—open studio time is available from 1 -4 pm in the painting and ceramic studios. It is free to AC members if enrolled in a class and $5 per session for members not currently enrolled in a class.

FA14-08 GLASS FLAME WORK 1 WITH ADAM WALTER
(Prerequisite for Glass Flame work 2)
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.
9 wks- THURS. Sept 11-Nov 6th 6:30PM - 9:00PM (22.5 hrs) Class limit-5 students
$150 members/$175 nonmembers

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SATURDAY-YOUTH

YOUTH CLASSES:
A $5 discount for each additional child from the same household. 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.

FA14-09 COMICS WITH TOM GARLAND (students & parents)
Learn the fundamentals of cartooning — character design, the language of comics, and storytelling — through the use of various techniques and exercises in the media of comic books, comic strips, and Graphic Novels. Parents are also encouraged to come and work alongside their children for a $10 fee!
Age: 6+ 8 wks-Sat. Sept 15-Nov 3rd, 11 am to 12:30 pm (12 hrs)
$ 50 members/$65 nonmembers $ 10 for parent (each)

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FA14-10 Art 2-D and 3-D WITH AL HARRIS
This class will focus on drawing and painting and students will create a few 3-D projects. Drawing will be the basis for everything we will do. A variety of media ( pencils and crayons , pastels, paper mache and clay) will explored. Also learn to control each medium with more confidence
Age: 4th-6th grade) 8 wks-Sat. Sept 15-Nov 3rd , 1-2:30 pm (12 hrs)
$ 50 members/$65 nonmembers

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FA14-11 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.
Age 8-12 Year olds 8 wks-Sat. Sept 15-Nov 3rd , 11 am to 12:30 pm (12 hrs)
$ 60 members/$75 nonmembers $ 10 for parent (each)

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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

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REGISTRATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

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

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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