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6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States

March 2020

After School Art Session 4

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 14, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$65 – $75

Glen Arbor Arts Center offers quality, immersive experiences for our community’s youngest artists, in grades K – 4...

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Hand Lettering with Ampersand Lettering Lab

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$65 – $75 3 tickets left

Have you seen hand lettered paper goods and decor at the store and said “I wish I could write like that!” Well, here’s your chance!

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April 2020

Student Exhibit: Who Owns The Water?

April 7 - May 1
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Water is our common heritage. In Northern Michigan, we live on a peninsula surround on three sides by Great Lakes – freshwater jewels that support all human and non-human life.

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Clay Handbuilding with ClaySpace TC

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$55 – $65 12 tickets left

Join Phil Wilson of ClaySpace TC to discover the creative possibilities of building with clay.  This hands-on class explores how functional and sculptural handbuilding can tap into right brain...

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PL*ART

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 9 tickets left
Oneill Plart

Frustrated by the amount of single-use, post-consumer plastic bags, and packaging that streams through your life? Now you can turn it into art.

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Gallery Event: Fresh Water Poetry Throwdown

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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“Who owns the water?” People? Communities? Corporations? Nobody? That question is the basis for the Fresh Water Poetry Throwdown.

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Acrylic Sessions Class 1

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$175 – $195 7 tickets left

Take your painting to the next level! The best way to improve is by practice. Learn, refresh, or refine the basics of using acrylic paint in this multi-session class.

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May 2020

Found Objects Stamped Paper

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 11 tickets left

Whether you are just beginning to explore your creative life or have already developed a love of paint and paper, you will enjoy this fast-paced class.

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Exhibit: New Views: Birdlandia

May 15 - July 16
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Birds offer symbolic ways for us to describe our inner and outer lives, home, relationships, the state of the ecology, and more. Birds are some of the most accessible creatures to watch and study.

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Good Reading, Good Writing

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$25 – $35 12 tickets left

If you’re a writer, you’re also a reader—someone who reads not only for pleasure but to discover and analyze good writing.

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Gallery Talk: Wings of Wonder Rebecca Lessard

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Wings of Wonder founder Rebecca Lessard talks about the Leelanau County raptor rehabilitation sanctuary she created in the 1990s.

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Creative Monoprinting

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$55 – $65 12 tickets left

Explore the world of printmaking and try your hand at monoprinting. It’s a very accessible and flexible art form, with beautiful results.

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June 2020

Gallery Talk: Katharine Crawford Robey

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Author Katherine Crawford Robey feathers her nest with a new book about birds, Birds that Fill the Sky: The True Adventures of John James Audubon and His Dog.

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Drawing: Embracing the Basics

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$160 – $180 12 tickets left

Dates: June 9, 16, 23 & 30 This multi-session class introduces participants to drawing techniques that develop basic skills. The class will explore dark-to-light value range using a variety of pencils and pens. Experimentation with simple line work, cross hatching and blending will be explored while focusing on direct observation of still life objects. The class includes demonstrations, discussions and presentations of drawing examples from the Masters to contemporary artists. Creating a personal sketchbook will be encouraged.

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Gallery Talk: Saving Birds Thru Habitat

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Habitat loss and degradation are the primary threats to healthy bird populations. The Glen Arbor Arts Center digs into this challenge with Kay Charter...

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Exploring Watercolor

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$160 – $180 11 tickets left

Dive in and explore various types of water-based media e.g. paint, pencils, and water-soluble pastels while learning the basics of painting with water-based media.

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Live Raptor Drawing

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$105 – $130 7 tickets left

The Glen Arbor Arts Center offers a chance to draw raptors – wild birds of prey.

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July 2020

Plein Air on the Town

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$145 – $160 5 tickets left

Strengthen your plein air skills while painting in the beautiful town of Glen Arbor.

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Gallery Talk: Birds of the Sleeping Bear Dunes

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to 280 bird species because of the many and varying habitats. Two park biologists visit the Glen Arbor Arts Center...

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Have Pencil, Will Travel

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$75 – $90 12 tickets left

Date: July 14 Learn to adventure more deeply into your journeys by sketching while you travel. This one-day session will focus on both the urban environment and the natural landscape. Participants will practice quick drawing techniques that include evaluating composition and value range. Various drawing materials and approaches will be explored. The class will begin with a presentation of sketch examples from history, as well as contemporary artists.

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Linocut Printmaking Workshop

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$150 – $175 12 tickets left

In this daylong workshop, participants go through the basics of linocut printmaking, step- by- step. We will begin by talking about the specific challenges of drawing for linocut printing.

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Mono printing with the Gelli Plate

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$95 – $110 11 tickets left

Have you heard of the Gelli Plate? It’s a permanent durable gel plate that can be used to make prints over and over again without the need for a press.

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Exhibit: Members Create

July 24 - August 27
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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An annual tradition returns! The GAAC Members Create exhibition is a showcase of members’ talent. The exhibition is open to current GAAC members.

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August 2020

Collage 1

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$110 – $125 11 tickets left

Explore the world of color and shape in this two-day acrylic painting/collage workshop.

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Collage 2

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2020 at 10:00 am

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$110 – $125 12 tickets left

Explore the world of color and shape in this two-day acrylic painting/collage workshop.

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Writing the Personal Essay and Poetry

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$15 – $25 12 tickets left

In this workshop, we will gather ideas for writing; learn about crafting the ideas into personal essay and poetry formats, and end with a celebration read-around.

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Morning Coffee Klatsch Still Life Painting

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$120 – $135 11 tickets left

Start your day with coffee and creativity! This popular two-morning class is designed for the emerging painter who desires to further develop their skill...

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September 2020

Figure drawing

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 19, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$225 – $240 12 tickets left

Learn the foundations for understanding and drawing the figure. Working from a live model, the class will include demonstrations and one-on-one instruction...

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Image to Abstract

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 11, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$495 – $525 12 tickets left

This workshop is designed for the realist painter interested in adding elements of abstraction to his or her work while remaining firmly rooted in traditional representational techniques.

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Exhibit: Power Tools

September 11 - November 5
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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A multifaceted exhibition built on the belief that the arts provide us with powerful tools of expression: power tools.

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Take Amazing Photos Using Your IPhone

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $60 11 tickets left

Learn to shoot amazing photos using your iPhone! Composition and lighting will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Lecture: The Power of Art in 28 1/2 Minutes

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$10 – $15 50 tickets left

Studio artist Hank Feeley returns with another lecture in his recurring series “Art in 28 ½ Minutes.” This time, Feeley takes with a look at “The Power of Art,”

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Gallery Talk: How Art Transforms Community: Three Approaches

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Three Northern Michigan groups have pressed the arts into the service of creating better communities. A conversational discussion of the role of the arts and community building...

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October 2020

Lecture: Creative Resistance — Political Art + Craftivism

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$10 – $15 50 tickets left

Politics – past and present – provide ample fodder for creative inspiration.  Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery manager, surveys some of these powerful examples...

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Acrylic Sessions Class 2

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$175 – $195 12 tickets left

Take your painting to the next level! The best way to improve is by practice. Learn, refresh, or refine the basics of using acrylic paint in this multi-session class.

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Found Paper Collage

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $60 12 tickets left

If you have ever thought about “painting” with paper, this class is for you. If you are a painter and want to try something different, this class is for you.

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Personal Power Tools

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$25 – $35 12 tickets left

Sculptor Louise Nevelson said, “It’s a hell of a thing to be born, and if you’re born, you’re at least entitled to yourself.” What is personal power?

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Finding Courage: Painting for Deeper Self Expression

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 18, 2020

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$350 – $385 12 tickets left

In this three-day workshop, Jessica Kovan encourages and challenges participants to find their language in their paintings.

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Gallery Talk: The Power of Theater

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Parallel 45 Theatre of Traverse City produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life – and fresh relevance. A conversational discussion with two of Parallel 45’s key players about how theater is especially suited to examine a wide range of issues. Guests Erin Anderson Whiting, Parallel 45 Executive director, and Artistic Director Kit McKay discuss how the theater not only creates work that amuses, but how it is able to tell topical, issue-oriented stories, true and imagined…

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November 2020

Exhibit: Small Works

November 13 - December 17
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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The GAAC celebrates the holidays with an exhibition of original art. This holiday show features 2D + 3D work that’s 12” square or smaller, all priced at $150 or less.

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Paper Ornaments

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 12 tickets left

Construct Beautiful paper ornaments using book pages, sheet music, maps, and commercially printed papers. Fold and glue papers to create three different kinds of ornaments.

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