Adult Classes and Workshops, Ages 16+

Adult In-Person Classes and Workshops for Teens and Adults, Ages 16 and up, offer the opportunity to experiment, learn, and develop art skills in small outdoor and classroom sizes with enhanced health protocols in place. Visual art instruction covers painting, drawing, printmaking, hand-sculpture, photography, graphic design, crafts, and mixed-media. Programs are led by Art House instructors and offered in daily or weekly sessions in the classroom. Classes limited to 6 students. Masks will be worn by students and instructor. Desks will be set up 6 feet apart.


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Chalk Art Design Workshop for Ages 10+

Instructor: Chalk Artist Tim Cory

Sept 17
Day: Friday
Time: 4:45 – 8:30 pm
One Day Workshop (M) $20; (NM) $25  – Check in by 5 PM
Held during the Heritage Festival in Northville Art House Parking Lot

Students ages 10 & up will work with Canton artist Timothy Cory to create a 3D chalk art piece that includes a large crevasse with 3-4 rock pedestals floating in a lake with Gators. Students will learn techniques in chalk blending and compositions. In this 3 hours workshop held during the Heritage Festival transforming the Art House parking lot, students will help Tim complete a finished piece of chalk art with the opportunity to take photos after. Register to be a student to learn from and help Tim transform the Art House parking lot into an amazing chalk painting during Northville’s Heritage Festival.


Adult Beginning Watercolor for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Sept 20 – Oct 25
Day: Mondays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $200 (NM) $220 ($25 material fee included)
Max of 8 students

Learn the basics of this beautiful transparent medium- no fear! (Drawing skills are helpful but not necessary).
Topics covered : properties of paints and paper, creating “darks”, keeping the white of the paper, people, landscapes, seascapes, special effects and more!


Adult Continuing Watercolor for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Sept 20 – Oct 25
Day: Mondays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6 weeks (M) $162 (NM) $180 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

For anyone who has had an intro watercolor course and wishes to expand their knowledge and skills in this beautiful medium. Students work on projects at their pace. Instructor also prepares demos to address new topics and learning needs of the class.

Materials suggested: students to supply their own materials.
Transparent watercolors (Windsor &Newton, Daniel Smith,Mission Gold, Maimeriblu, Vangogh…)
Brushes: 1” flat wash brush, #8 round, rigger
Arches 140# cp cotton paper or any cotton paper of choice ( no wood pulp papers please)
Paper towels, rags, sponge, waterproof board, tape, pencil, kneaded eraser, mask, salt, water container, hair dryer, and anything else that one uses to paint.

Suggestions can be provided by emailing instructor at julie@northvillearthouse.org


Adult Acrylic & Oil Fine Art Painting Studio for Ages 16+

FULL

Instructor: Nancy Barick

Sept 20 – Oct 25
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

For newer painters we will work on the “how to’s”, such as starting a painting by choosing good reference material to the finishing details. For those painters with more experience, we will work on expanding painting skills and exploring different methods of pushing your work to the next level. Each participant will get personal instruction and support. Each student brings their own painting supplies with reference for something they would like to paint. Supply list will be sent at registration.
(Oil Painters: Please use Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits as your solvent, not turpentine)


Adult Painting with a Purpose – Oil or Acrylic Painting.                              Beginner Plus* – Intermediate for ages 16+

Instructor: Tricia Hampo

September 30 – October 21
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
4 weeks (M) $100 (NM) $110 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

The four P’s of a successful painter – Passion, Purpose, Plan and Play, in no particular order. You may lack a plan for your painting but love to play. Or perhaps you are a total planner who struggles to let go. Not sure what the purpose of your painting is? And well, as far as passion maybe you believe you have it but it doesn’t show in your work or maybe you just think it’s for the really “talented.” We will explore the four P’s through topics such as how to choose and compose your subject matter (I’m particularly fond of portraiture and the figure but we’ll discover your interests). We’ll explore the importance of value and good color choices and color mixing and then a fun but often overlooked “technique” is the brushstroke and how to use it to express yourself in your painting. These are just jumping off points that we will explore in this class, you decide the direction you need/want to go to best lead you to personal and creative growth in your work. Bring a current painting or start fresh. Bring your painting supplies (see attached suggestions); oil or acrylic (I adore oil).
*This class is for those who have had at least some experience with acrylic or oil painting.

Do you love the flowers, plants, and the wonders of nature? Learn to draw multiple blooms in Botanical Drawing I. You’ll learn all of the history and foundations of botanical illustration and art while utilizing drafting pencils, watercolors, and more on a variety of papers to develop beautiful art works. ***See suggested material list by clicking on the register list.


Adult Botanical Drawing I for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Sep 21 – Oct 26
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
6 weeks (M) $170 (NM) $185 (This price includes $25 material fee)
Max of 8 students

Do you love the flowers, plants, and the wonders of nature? Learn to draw multiple blooms in Botanical Drawing I. You’ll learn all of the history and foundations of botanical illustration and art while utilizing drafting pencils, watercolors, and more on a variety of papers to develop beautiful art works.


Adult Urban Sketching for Ages 16+

Instructor: Sandra Nursilo

Sep 21 – Oct 5
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
3 weeks (M) $72 (NM) $80 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students – Outdoor Class

This class is intended for a drawing enthusiast. We will be drawing on location from a direct observation. You will be recording objects in downtown Northville, landscapes, peoples and cafes. We will meet every morning at different locations. I will be contacting you in your email for the first meeting . Next meet up will be determined by the end of first session.

Materials:
sketchbook, pencils and eraser, pens, white pens, watercolor kit, a water brush (travel brush),a collapsible cup or a small cup – this all fit a in bag, a view finder, and your water bottle
Bring your own lawn-chair (lightweight), or standing on with your telescopic easel (own preference).


Adult Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 101 for Ages 16+

Instructor: Sasha Roberts-Levi

Sept 21 – Oct 26
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (no supplies included)
Max of 8 students

If you can write your name in cursive, you can draw! Learn artistic technique (line, form, shading, and more), engage your authentic self-expression, and feel encouraged to BE YOU! Improving your art skills and knowledge are inextricably tied to learning how to draw what you see, not what you think you see. Sasha teaches artistic techniques to identify and harness one’s intuition through engaging “drawing on the right side of the brain” techniques. In this warm, non-competitive class, you will learn the fundamentals of drawing and how to express yourself fully and feel the freedom and joy of your inner creativity! No experience is necessary!

Suggested Materials (students supply their own materials or may purchase a $25 kit from the instructor, while supplies last.)

The kit includes required materials:
Strathmore Softcover 400 Series Drawing Art Journal – 9-3/4” x 7-3/4”, Cream, 80 lb, 96Pages
Staedtler Lumograph Drawing and Sketching Pencils – Set of 6 (or similar set)
one eraser (General’s Factis Soft Black Eraser or Black Pearl or similar brand)


Adult Botanical Drawing II for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Sep 22 – Nov 10
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
8 weeks (M) $220 (NM) $242 (This price includes $28 material fee)
Max of 8 students

For those that have completed Botanical Drawing I, we can’t wait to have you back! Take your skills to the next level while exploring how to integrate new techniques and a wider variety of plants and flowers into your art.


Adult Encaustic Painting for Ages 16+

Instructor: Maria Latour

Sep 23 – Oct 7
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
3 weeks (M) $120 (NM) $133 (This price includes $40 material fee)
Max of 6 students

This popular one day workshop is now being offered as a 3-week class…so students will have more time to explore this exciting medium. Encaustics is a painting method using hot bees wax and pigments resulting in layers of rich color and is perfect for incorporating other materials like paper and fabric into the wax. Students will explore various encaustic techniques including layering, fusing, incising, embedding and image transfers. Studio safety will also be covered along with tips for setting up your own encaustic studio at home. Space is limited to 6 students so sign up early. All materials will be provided ($40 lab fee has to be incorporated into the price).


Adult Acrylic Painting – Open Studio Format for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Sept 23 – Oct 28
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

Students are to bring their ideas and creativity! Instructor will guide the class in creative underpaintings, color theory and mixing colors, translating photos to create a painting, transfer methods, acrylic painting techniques, using gesso and other acrylic mediums, and more.
Problem solving techniques in painting will be addressed depending on class interest.
Students to provide all materials needed to paint. Materials list or suggestions can be provided by emailing instructor:
julie@northvillearthouse.org


Adult Foundations Drawing for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Sept 24 – Oct 29 
Day: Fridays
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
6 weeks (M) $164 (NM) $180 (This price includes $20 material fee)
Max of 8 students

Even if you already enjoy pencil work, Foundations of Drawing for Adults is a necessary base for all artists! If you’ve never had a formal drawing class, this course is for you. Painters, illustrators, and 3D artists can all benefit from learning the foundations of line, space, compositions, and form. Give yourself a solid grasp of true drawing to take whatever type of art you peruse to the next level.


Adult Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Multiple Dates: Sept 24; Oct 8; Oct 22; Nov 12; Dec 10
Day: Fridays
Time:1:00 – 3:30 PM
Drop in Fee; (M) $10; (NM) $15
Max of 6 students – All students are required to fill out a Covid19 waiver

The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 pm the Art House is open for artists to use our classroom. $10 (M); $15 (NM). All artists bring their own supplies, clean up area, and put easels away. Please register to hold your spot!

Friday, September 24, 2021


Adult Mixed Media Art for Ages 16+

Instructor: Maria Latour

Oct 14 – Oct 28
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
3 weeks (M) $110 (NM) $122 (This price includes $30 material fee)
Max of 8 students

This popular 3-week class will go beyond basic collage techniques to incorporate paint, handmade paper, fabric, gold foil, photos, image transfers and wax into complex works of art with a paint-like finished surface. All materials are included but feel free to bring personal photos or poems to incorporate. Beginners welcome!


Adult Halloween Photography Walk Workshop for Ages 16+

Instructor: Artist Sylvia Ford

Saturday, October 16
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
One- day Workshop (M) $40; (NM) $44
Max of 15 students – Outdoor Workshop
Rain Day: Saturday October 23, 12:30 – 3:00 PM

Dust off your cameras and join us at the Northville Art gallery for the second annual fall photowalk with Sylvia Ford.
Photograph and enjoy the beautiful fall colors as we take in all the festive, and fun Halloween decorations, in downtown Northville. We will start our walk at the gallery and head to downtown Northville.
We will discuss:
Abstract Photography
Close up Photography
Street Photography &
Creating fun Halloween/Thanksgiving photos.
Winter is around the corner and it’s a perfect time to take advantage of our beautiful fall days.

All cameras welcome for this fun filled photo walk.
Comfortable Shoes a must.
Your favorite Camera (pack light, no added gear needed)
Dress for the weather conditions, we will be outside for the entire workshop.

To learn more about the artist, Sylvia Ford, please visit her website: Sylviafordphotography.com


Adult Beginning Drawing for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Nov 1 – Dec 13 (NO Class Thanksgiving week, Monday 11/22)
Day: Mondays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $185 (NM) $205 (material fees included)
Max of 8 students

No fear- learn to see, and draw what you see! Starting with shading basic shapes, pencil and pen techniques. Learn color theory, values, and perspective in addition to exploring a variety of subjects, drawing mediums and papers: soft pastel, pen and wash, and colored pencils.


Adult Continuing Watercolor for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Nov 1 – Dec 13 (NO class the week of Thanksgiving, Monday 11/22)
Day: Mondays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6 weeks (M) $162 (NM) $180 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

For anyone who has had an intro watercolor course and wishes to expand their knowledge and skills in this beautiful medium. Students work on projects at their pace. Instructor also prepares demos to address new topics and learning needs of the class.

Materials suggested: students to supply their own materials.
Transparent watercolors (Windsor &Newton, Daniel Smith, Mission Gold, Maimeriblu, Vangogh…)
Brushes: 1” flat wash brush, #8 round, rigger
Arches 140# cp cotton paper or any cotton paper of choice ( no wood pulp papers please)
Paper towels, rags, sponge, waterproof board, tape, pencil, kneaded eraser, mask, salt, water container, hair dryer, and anything else that one uses to paint.

Suggestions can be provided by emailing instructor at julie@northvillearthouse.org


Adult Acrylic & Oil Fine Art Painting Studio for Ages 16+

Instructor: Nancy Barick

Nov 1 – Dec 13 (NO class Thanksgiving week, Monday 11/22)
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

For newer painters we will work on the “how to’s”, such as starting a painting by choosing good reference material to the finishing details. For those painters with more experience, we will work on expanding painting skills and exploring different methods of pushing your work to the next level. Each participant will get personal instruction and support. Each student brings their own painting supplies with reference for something they would like to paint. Supply list will be sent at registration.
(Oil Painters: Please use Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits as your solvent, not turpentine)


Adult Painting with a Purpose – Oil or Acrylic Painting.                              Beginner Plus* – Intermediate for Ages 16+

Instructor: Tricia Hampo

Nov. 4 – Dec. 16 (No class the week of Thanksgiving)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

The four P’s of a successful painter – Passion, Purpose, Plan and Play, in no particular order. You may lack a plan for your painting but love to play. Or perhaps you are a total planner who struggles to let go. Not sure what the purpose of your painting is? And well, as far as passion maybe you believe you have it but it doesn’t show in your work or maybe you just think it’s for the really “talented.” We will explore the four P’s through topics such as how to choose and compose your subject matter (I’m particularly fond of portraiture and the figure but we’ll discover your interests). We’ll explore the importance of value and good color choices and color mixing and then a fun but often overlooked “technique” is the brushstroke and how to use it to express yourself in your painting. These are just jumping off points that we will explore in this class, you decide the direction you need/want to go to best lead you to personal and creative growth in your work. Bring a current painting or start fresh. Bring your painting supplies (see attached suggestions); oil or acrylic (I adore oil).
*This class is for those who have had at least some experience with acrylic or oil painting.

Do you love the flowers, plants, and the wonders of nature? Learn to draw multiple blooms in Botanical Drawing I. You’ll learn all of the history and foundations of botanical illustration and art while utilizing drafting pencils, watercolors, and more on a variety of papers to develop beautiful art works. ***See suggested material list by clicking on the register list.


Adult Botanical Drawing II for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Nov 2 – Dec 14 (NO CLASS week of Thanksgiving, Tuesday 11/23)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6 weeks (M) $170 (NM) $185 (This price includes $25 material fee)
Max of 8 students

For those that have completed Botanical Drawing I, we can’t wait to have you back! Take your skills to the next level while exploring how to integrate new techniques and a wider variety of plants and flowers into your art.


Adult Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 101 for Ages 16+

Instructor: Sasha Roberts-Levi

Nov 2 – Dec 14 (NO class Thanksgiving week)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (no supplies included)
Max of 8 students

If you can write your name in cursive, you can draw! Learn artistic technique (line, form, shading, and more), engage your authentic self-expression, and feel encouraged to BE YOU! Improving your art skills and knowledge are inextricably tied to learning how to draw what you see, not what you think you see. Sasha teaches artistic techniques to identify and harness one’s intuition through engaging “drawing on the right side of the brain” techniques. In this warm, non-competitive class, you will learn the fundamentals of drawing and how to express yourself fully and feel the freedom and joy of your inner creativity! No experience is necessary!

Suggested Materials (students supply their own materials or may purchase a $25 kit from the instructor, while supplies last.)

The kit includes required materials:
Strathmore Softcover 400 Series Drawing Art Journal – 9-3/4” x 7-3/4”, Cream, 80 lb, 96Pages
Staedtler Lumograph Drawing and Sketching Pencils – Set of 6 (or similar set)
one eraser (General’s Factis Soft Black Eraser or Black Pearl or similar brand)


Adult Encaustic Painting for Ages 16+

Instructor: Maria Latour

Nov 4 – 18
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
3 weeks (M) $120 (NM) $133 (This price includes $40 material fee)
Max of 6 students

This popular one day workshop is now being offered as a 3-week class…so students will have more time to explore this exciting medium. Encaustics is a painting method using hot bees wax and pigments resulting in layers of rich color and is perfect for incorporating other materials like paper and fabric into the wax. Students will explore various encaustic techniques including layering, fusing, incising, embedding and image transfers. Studio safety will also be covered along with tips for setting up your own encaustic studio at home. Space is limited to 6 students so sign up early. All materials will be provided ($40 lab fee has to be incorporated into the price).


Adult Acrylic Painting – Open Studio Format for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Nov 4 – Dec 16 (NO class Thanksgiving week, Thursday 11/25)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
6 weeks (M) $156 (NM) $170 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

Students are to bring their ideas and creativity! Instructor will guide the class in creative underpaintings, color theory and mixing colors, translating photos to create a painting, transfer methods, acrylic painting techniques, using gesso and other acrylic mediums, and more.
Problem solving techniques in painting will be addressed depending on class interest.
Students to provide all materials needed to paint. Materials list or suggestions can be provided by emailing instructor:
julie@northvillearthouse.org


Adult Drawing II for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Sept 24 – Oct 29 
Day: Fridays
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
6 weeks (M) $164 (NM) $180 (This price includes $20 material fee)
Max of 8 students

Even if you already enjoy pencil work, Foundations of Drawing for Adults is a necessary base for all artists! If you’ve never had a formal drawing class, this course is for you. Painters, illustrators, and 3D artists can all benefit from learning the foundations of line, space, compositions, and form. Give yourself a solid grasp of true drawing to take whatever type of art you peruse to the next level.


Adult Alcohol Ink Workshop for Ages 16+

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Nov 6, 2021
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
One-day workshop (M) $67 (NM) $74 (price includes $30 material fees)
Min 4 – Max of 8 students

If you love vibrant color, then this is the medium for you! Learn some properties of alcohol inks, how to paint with them to create beautiful scenes or abstracts on Yupo paper and tiles.
Materials fee: $30 ( includes a set of 3 inks, stamping tool, felt, brush, palette, Yupo paper, tiles and miscellaneous supplies in order to complete several pieces in class and at home)


Adult Mixed Media Art Workshop for Ages 16+

Instructor: Maria Latour

One-Day Workshop
Nov 13, 2021
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

One Day Workshop (M) $65; (NM) $72 (This price includes $30 material fees)
In person classes will be held in the classroom. This class is limited to 8 students.

This popular workshop will go beyond basic collage techniques to incorporate paint, handmade paper, fabric, gold foil, photos, image transfers and wax into complex works of art with a paint-like finished surface. All materials are included but feel free to bring personal photos or poems to incorporate. Beginners welcome!


Adult Holiday Card Class for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Nov 17 – Dec 15 (No Class on 11/23)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
4 weeks (M) $115 (NM) $125 (This price includes $20 material fee)
Max of 8 students

It’s that time of year and what better way to celebrate this joyous year than to create your own holiday cards and gift tags?! We will be hand creating our cards and tags with a variety of mediums from pencils, watercolors, acrylics, and gold leaf to adding in patterned papers and more! Additionally you will learn what steps to take in order to mass produce your cards if you choose. Join us for this fun, happy course to bring in the holidays however you celebrate and create beautiful greeting cards and gift tags!


Questions? Contact Elli Fassois, Education Director, education@northvillearthouse.org


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