Children, Teen & Adult Classes here at the Art House

Winter/Spring 2017 Programs  Register here

View the Winter/Spring Brochure: Winter Spring Brochure 2017(1) (4)

Spring Break Workshops for kids: Spring Break Workshops flyer  – Register here

Summer Camps: Summer Camps flyer

Upcoming Kids Workshops

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A Parent & Child workshop: Bring your child, grandchild, nice, nephew, or friend. 6-12 year old will share in the creation of a masterpiece!

Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm;  March 25th. Please register for this class no later than the Thursday before the Saturday class. Register here

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; March 17th or April 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm  (M) $24; (NM) $27 (Additional $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.)

All students need to register for classes within 48 hours of the first day of class. For questions please call 248-344-0497 or email

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

Kids PHOTOGRAPHY 2day Workshop

Children 10 yr. & up (Limit 10) “Fun with Photography”. In this 2 day workshop Kids will learn the basics and beyond of photography, be introduced to camera settings, but will focus on how to take good, more dynamic and interesting pictures based on principles of light & composition. Day two students’ photographs will be printed for an open discussion and critic. (Bring a camera)

 Saturday & Sunday; March 25th & 26th; 1:00 – 3:00 pm; (M) $41; (NM) $45   Register here


Upcoming Adult Workshops


Instructor: Candace Law
(18+ only) limit 8 students
Learn how to combine photocopy transfers with the ancient art of encaustic, one of many mixed media techniques that can be used with hot wax. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this is a great opportunity to learn more about his versatile medium. Students will get a brief overview of encaustic, setup, and demonstrations with ample individual work time. It’s a chance to explore this technique and how to incorporate it into your own work.

Saturday, March 18; 12:00-4:00 pm; (M) $34; (NM) $38; (Additional $35 materials fee payable to instructor.)   Register here



Instructor: Dagmar Jasmin Langsch     (Limit 6 students)
Learn about the basics of alcohol ink painting. Instruction will focus on free-flowing technique, creating texture, controlling medium, and expanding your range while working in alcohol inks. Students will make their own vibrant, colorful works. For those sensitive to the smell of strong alcohol, it is advised to bring a mask.

Monday April 10th, 10 am 1:00 pm; (M) $38; (NM) $45; (Additional $12 materials fee.)

Landscape Painting In Oil

Instructor: Edward Duff

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)   Register here

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

Register online now!


Instructor: Jennifer Helner

This popular 3 hour workshop is a step-by-step approach to the basics of traditional italic lettering. Designed for beginners, students will be given all the supplies needed. (Additional $15 materials fee payable to instructor.) Please let us know if you are left handed.

Wednesday, April 12th; 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; (M) $38; (NM) $45   Register here

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 at 10:00 am – 1:00 p.m.  (M) $10; (NM) $15 per date.

upcoming dates:  Jan. 13th, Feb. 10th, March 10th, April 21st, & May 12th


Anatomy for Artists with Amy Foster 

Summer Workshop 2017

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)

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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