Children, Teen, & Adult Classes, Workshops & Camps

View the Winter/Spring Brochure: Winter Spring Brochure 2017

Register For Summer Classes and Workshops: Register Here

View the Summer Camps, Classes and Workshop Brochure

All students need to register for classes prior to 48 hours before the first day of class or the class may be cancelled.

For questions please call 248-344-0497 or email

Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 12 pm – 5 pm & Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm.

Upcoming Kids Workshops


Young Adult Studio

For ages 10 – 14 yr. Join the Art House for a night of creativity and fun with easy, one night, D-I-Y projects. Chill with your friends, meet new people and listen to music while you snack, chat, and have a great time!  Register here

Friday; May 19th or June 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm  (M) $24; (NM) $27 (Additional $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.)

Summer Camps – Register Here

From 9:30 am until 12 pm this June and August the Northville Art House will host a variety of wonderful summer camps taught by our talented instructors. Students will explore painting, drawing, mixed media and more to reach their full creative potential while having fun and empowering themselves through creativity!  Summer art camps run June 19th – August 21st; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm; (M) $110; (NM) $122   


Adult Workshops in May & June

Landscape Painting In Oil

Instructor: Edward Duff – Register here

In this one-day studio workshop, students will learn to simplify and focus their vision to highlight the essentials of the landscape. Utilizing value studies and a limited color palette, we will explore the oil painting technique of “Alla Prima” (Italian for “at first attempt”) creating vivid and dynamic works of art. Please bring all supplies listed on the materials list (found on the Art House website) for the workshop along with a lunch and something to drink. (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor)

Saturday, May 27th; 9:30 am – 3:00 pm; (M) $97; (NM) $108


Plein Air Landscape Painting – Edward Duff

June 13 & 149:00 am3:30 pm   Register Here
This two-day workshop will introduce students to the basic foundations of plein air landscape painting. The class will work on location utilizing limited palettes and small studies to simplify the complexities of the landscape. Through individual instruction and demonstration, students will gain confidence and learn the essential techniques of plein air painting including brushwork, color mixing and composition. A portable easel is required for this class



Art Therapy: Getting in touch with your inner creator: Intuitive painting

With Kyle Pryce MA LPC CAADC     Register Here

This three day workshop will give students a chance to explore the roots of their own unique sense of creativity. We will get to know ourselves in a deeper level using different exercises that help facilitate creative thinking and expression. We will explore how creating from the heart can be a means not only for self-expression, but also a way to relieve stress, and a healthy emotional outlet.

June 12 -14: Monday – Wednesday; 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(M) $70; (NM) $78 (Additional material fee of $20 payable to instructor on first day)

Anatomy for Artists with Amy Foster – Register here

This week long intensive workshop is a must for any artist who is hoping to better their life drawing skills. It is recommended that you are already familiar with basic life drawing as this is not a beginner class. We will be looking at, discussing and simplifying the entire bone structure which is what establishes an armature for muscle and flesh to sit upon. After two days of focusing on the bone structure, we will move into the muscle structure and learn what makes each person unique. Live models will be present daily so students can put this new found knowledge to the test after each mini-lecture. Instructor will utilize the skeleton, completed anatomical drawings, handouts, books and many, many drawing demonstrations to share her love of the figure.
Instructor: Amy Foster
August 7-11: MondayFriday from 9:30 – 4:00 p.m.
(M) $425; (NM) $475 including the model fee (supply list will be emailed upon request)

Traditional Adult Drop In Studio

“Drop-In” The Art House for camaraderie and encouragement while working on your own projects. No instruction is provided.  No registration is required.  Fridays  (M) $10; (NM) $15 per date.

upcoming dates:   June 9; 10 am – 1 pm; June 23rd;  1 pm – 4 pm; June 30; 1 pm – 4 pm; August 4; 10 am – 1 pm

Adult Drop In Figure Drawing Studio –

Drop In Figure Drawing

Work independently from clothed and costumed male/female models. Table top and freestanding easels will be provided. Drop in on Thursdays or Saturdays with your supplies and work at your own pace during this 3 or 5 hour open session. $13 drop in rate to the store attendant. Purchase 5 drop in studio times and only pay $50; Register Here

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Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; June 1, 8, 15 & August 3, 17, 31

 The Northville Art House Office is not open the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day Weekend (Sat-Mon)
  • 4th of July week (Sat. – Mon.)
  • Labor Day Weekend (Sat. – Mon.)
  • Thanksgiving (Wed. – Sun. )
  • The last two weeks of December through New Years’ Day


 Consider becoming a Friend of the Northville Art House and receive
a discount on classes, a 10% discount in our store and more!

Individual: $30  Family: $50  Patron: $100   Sponsor: $250   Founder’s Circle: $1000

To register for classes by mail, complete 2015 NAH Class Registration Form and return to:

The Northville Art House
215 W. Cady St.
Northville, MI  48167

or call 248 344-0497 during open hours to register.

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