Date: November 12 Time: 1-3 pm Registration Deadline: November 5 Format: Online via Zoom + mailed art kit Family class: adults and adults with children 10+ years Construct beautiful paper ornaments using decorative papers. Fold and glue papers to create two different kinds of ornaments. Each participant will receive enough materials in their art kit […]
Date: November 19 Time: 2-4pm Registration Deadline: November 16 Celebrate the arrival of winter by creating ceramic ornaments that will last a lifetime. Cozy up with hot chocolate, design your ornament, then work with clay slabs and coils to make it come to life. Pieces will be fired in the kiln and ready for pickup […]
Date: November 19 Time: 5-7pm Registration Deadline: November 16 Celebrate the arrival of winter by creating ceramic ornaments that will last a lifetime. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas— or just enjoy working with your hands— come explore the fun of creating with clay! Beginning with clay slabs, learn all the techniques and tricks […]
Date: November 21 Time: 3-5 pm Registration Deadline: November 18 Embrace the holiday season with Fresh Cut Design with a wreath workshop at Glen Arbor Art Center! This introductory course presents basic design principles and tools used to design a unique holiday wreath. All supplies and a variety of fresh winter greens will be provided. […]
How do artists think, work, and practice? Those questions are explored during Creativity Q+A LIVE, a series of conversations with Northern Michigan artists at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.
Leelanau County artist Angela Saxon talks about her practice with Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager.
Date: Thursday and Friday; April 27, 28 Time: 10 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: April 26 Used by photographers, graphic designers, digital artists, and illustrators alike, Adobe Photoshop allows users to edit photographs for precision and accuracy and use their imaginations to create sensational scenes and stunning printed graphics. In this workshop, the instructor […]
Leelanau County artist Scott Lankton talks about his practice with Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager.
Date: Wednesday, June 21 Time: Sundown - exact time TBD Registration Deadline: June 20 Paint the sunset on the longest day of the year – the Summer Solstice. We'll meet at sundown at Lake Michigan - Bay Lane Access (an email with details will be sent a couple of days before the class). Each student […]
Date: Wednesday-Friday; July 12, 13, 14 Time: 9 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: July 9 Experience Plein-air landscape painting in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This workshop will teach techniques for depicting natural and architectural landscapes with an abstract style. Abstraction is freedom from exact representation. We will learn to compose the shapes and […]
Date: Wednesday and Thursday; July 26, 27 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 23 Have fun learning how the simple fundamentals of artistic composition will make you a better painter. Explore the basics of scene selection and design; the easy-to-understand principles of visual perspective; massing and building of form; scale; light and […]
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Create unique and expressive brushstrokes that set your artwork apart. Mass-produced brushes are uniform, but handcrafted brushes each provide a distinctive touch that can bring freshness and even surprise to your work. Join us on Saturday for a slide talk, demos, and hands-on exploration of various brush fibers. After lunch, […]
Date: November 16 Time: 5:00-7:00pm Registration Deadline: November 12 Location: GAAC Water marbling is an ancient technique of lightly applying pigments onto the surface of thickened water to create beautiful, swirling designs that may be transferred onto various surfaces such as paper, leather, fabric, and cloth. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the […]
This beginner-family-friendly workshop offers an excellent introduction to the techniques used for creating holiday ornaments in air-dry clay.
Through thoughtful instruction and engaging, process-oriented projects, the GAAC hopes to inspire and support all children in building their own creative confidence.