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 8 or 10 students. Desks will be set up 3 feet apart.

Refund Policy: The Northville Art House does not prorate classes. A 50% refund will only be given to students who cancel their registration 48 hours before their first class. Members can receive a credit in their NAH account. NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN within 48 hours of first class.


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TEEN & ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS (Ages 16+)


Adult Mixed Media Open Studio Format (All levels welcome)

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Jan 13 – Feb 10
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5 weeks (M) $155 (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 Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Date: Jan 14
Day: Friday
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!


Adult Mixed Media Art

Instructor: Maria Latour

Jan 20 – Feb 3
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
3 weeks (M) $110 (NM) $122 (This price includes 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!

This class is a repeat.


Adult Car Drawing Workshop for Ages 16+

Instructor: Lincoln Exterior Designer Ahmad Kefai

One-Day Workshop
January 22, 2022
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

One Day Workshop (M) $30; (NM) $35 (This price includes materials)
In person classes will be held in the classroom. This class is limited to 8 students.

Join us for a unique and fun car drawing workshop in our studio led by Lincoln Exterior Designer Ahmad Kefai.
During this workshop, we’ll learn where car designers get their inspiration from, how they design a car, what is the actual process, and of course we will get to draw & design our very own car step by step.
No experience necessary.
All supplies/materials will be provided.
Space is limited.


Adult Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Date: Jan 28
Day: Friday
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!


Adult Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Date: Feb 11
Day: Friday
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!


Adult Creative Painting & Collage Workshop

Instructor: Tricia Hampo

One-Day Workshop
February 19
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
One-Day Workshop (M) $31 (NM) $35 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

In this 3-hour workshop, we will loosely and rather quickly create 3 small paintings fro your personal reference photos, but don’t fall in love with them just yet, because we are going to tear them up and compose them into a new work of art using collage techniques. We will discuss the importance of color, composition, and the use of successful design elements. You will learn how to tear your paper for the effect you are after, suggestions for some special added effects and a few ways of properly adhering your pieces to your substrate for a beautiful finished collage art.

Supply List
A variety of reference photos for inspiration (printed out or from phone/iPad)
Acrylic paint (craft paint is fine)
Matte medium or mod podge
Old credit card or key card
Foam brush or old flat brush no bigger than 1/2″
Mixed media paper at least 5 sheets (suggested Canson 7×10 pad)
Your favorite paint brushes, paper palette

Instructor will supply substrate.


Adult Continuing Watercolor Studio

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Feb 21 – March 21 (NO Class March 14th)
Day: Monday
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
4 weeks (M) $116 (NM) $130
Students bring their own supplies – Max of 9 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

Instructor: Nancy Barick

Feb 21 – March 21
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
5 weeks (M) $130 (NM) $145 (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 Level Up Drawing Class 103

Instructor: Sasha Roberts-Levi

Feb 22 – March 22
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
5 weeks (M) $135 (NM) $150 ($5 per person and students purchase their own supplies – see below)
Max of 10 students

As a stimulus to the imagination, method of investigation, or a basic means of communication, drawing is a fundamental process of human thought. This course will continue to introduce fundamental drawing techniques such as perspective (linear and atmospheric), specific techniques used in graphite rendering, and to explore dynamic mark making, contours, and shading beyond the basics. Sasha will meet the needs of advanced beginners through Intermediate skills level students through many unique aspects of the art and science of drawing. All students must pay a fee of $5 for instructor provided materials.

Material List (students purchase their own supplies)
Strathmore 400 Drawing Pad at least 9×12 (or similar brand)
Set Staedtler Lumograph Drawing and Sketching Pencils (2H – 6B or 8B)
Drawing Eraser
Kneaded Eraser
Set of Charcoal pencils (optional)
Tortillon or blending stump

Or students can purchase a set of drawing pencils, eraser and tortillon from the instructor. $15 payable through PayPal or Venmo on the first day of class – while supplies last.


Adult Cold Wax Painting

Instructor: Tricia Hampo

February 23 – March 23
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
5 weeks (M) $120 (NM) $132 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

Have you heard of painting with Cold Wax? Do you like to paint and play, explore and experiment? Do you like texture and pattern and creating multiple layers in your work? Do you want to explore creating abstracts or perhaps you just desire to loosen up your subject matter and style? Then this is the class for you! Cold wax is added to your oil paints giving them a thicker, fluffier texture and speedier drying time. Cold-wax is non-toxic, affordable and easy to work with. We will learn the basics of working with cold wax, exploring a variety of additive and subtractive techniques all the while learning how to create successful abstracts or working more realistically if that is your style preference. Painting with cold wax will leave your mind exploding with new creative possibilities. If you are already an oil painter, only a few additional supplies will get you started with this new medium.

Suggested Supply List:
Oil Paints – minimum of red, yellow, blue, black and white
Palette knife
Palette (disposable pad is easy)
Gamblin Cold Wax medium
Galkyd Gel (optional)
Soft brayers (1″, 2″, 3″) Only need one or two, size dependent on your substrate size
Heavy weight watercolor paper, tape to adhere to masonite board (drawing board)
Gessoed hard panels in a few sizes – no smaller than 12X12
Mark/texture making tool such as Stencils, stabilo pencil, oil pastels, string, burlap, cheese cloth (all optional but fun)
Squeege(s) (like a bowl scraper)
Disposable gloves
Canola or Baby Oil


Adult Painting with a Purpose (Acrylic or Oil Painting Beginner Plus*- Intermediate)

Instructor: Tricia Hampo
February 23- March 23
Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5 weeks (M) $120 (NM) $132 (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.

Painting Supply List (Suggested)
• Paint – Acrylic or Oils, the best quality you can afford. I prefer Gamblin for oils and Golden for Acrylics.
An ideal palette would have both a warm and cool paint in each of the primary colors (red, yellow, blue). However, with portraiture we can certainly work with fewer colors (see colors listed in bold with a *). The other colors are optional but great additions.
• Cadmium Red medium*
• Alizarin Crimson
• Lemon Yellow
• Cadmium Yellow Medium
• Ultramarine blue
• Ceru


Adult Mixed Media Open Studio Format (All levels welcome)

Instructor: Julie Woodard

Feb 24 – March 24
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4 weeks (M) $124 (NM) $140 (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


A Community of Artists for Ages 16+

Instructor: Stacy Pearson

Feb 25 – March 25 (5 weeks)
Day: Fridays
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
5 Weeks: (M) $120 (NM) $132 (Artists must bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

Have you ever wanted to work in a community of artists? Do you love the relaxed and social atmosphere of creatives? Calling all types of artists! Painters, textile artists, illustrators, cartoonists – everyone is welcome! Join us for this course that gathers all types of creatives! You’ll bring your own work, half finished pieces, or begin new ones and work in a vibrant, group setting. Instructor will give individualized instruction and tutorials when needed, and guide daily group discussions on positive, no stress constructive art critiques. Learn how to “talk” about art while having fun and being inspired!


Adult Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Date: Feb 25
Day: Friday
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!


Adult Color Theory/Mixing Workshop

Instructor: Tricia Hampo

One-Day Workshop
February 26
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
One-Day Workshop (M) $32 (NM) $36 (students bring their own supplies)
Max of 8 students

This Color Theory and Mixing Workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate artists with a desire to learn more about color and how to mix it. Understanding color, your pigments, and color mixing is an essential skill for all artists.
In this workshop, we will learn color theory for successful paintings. We will create our own color wheel and value scale that will become an invaluable reference tool every time you paint. We will learn how to mix the exact color you desire, how to mix grays and the importance of using good color temperature, saturation and grays in your paintings.

See supply list for specifics, but please no student grade or economy paints. You simply cannot learn about pigments with colors that contain fillers. You will find much more success and joy with higher quality paint. Golden for Acrylic and Gamblin (1980 is okay) for Oil are my suggested brands, Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or other brands that you have and are unsure of quality.

Suggested Supply List:
Cadmium red Light or Napthol Red
Alizarin Crimson or Quidacridone Magenta
Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue
Pthalo Green
Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna
White
Black
Disposable paper palette or wax paper or cardboard
Palette knife (medium size) for mixing
Paint brushes (medium to large #8, #10 or #12 – about 1/2″ wide) flat or filbert

Instructor will supply substrates for color wheel and grey value scale.


Adult Gnome Sweet Home – from design to creation

Instructor: Sonia Giannini

March 8 – March 22
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
3 weeks (M) $115; (NM) $130 – price includes material fee

We’ll start from the design, realization and decoration of a whimsical Gnome Door made with recycled materials. You’ll draw your little gnome inside the door, you design the shape and the colors of your little house, decorate the house with little details and I’ll guide you through the entire process. We will be using different media as cardboard, moss, plastic, acrylic colors and feel free to bring any little object or decoration you would like to use in this project. We’ll have fun!


Adult Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Date: March 11
Day: Friday
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!


Adult Mixed Media Art Workshop

Instructor: Maria Latour

One-Day Workshop
March 12, 2022
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 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. Masks will be worn by all students and instructor.

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 Open Studio Time for Ages 16+

No Instructor

Date: March 25
Day: Friday
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!


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


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