In-Person Classes

Classes and Workshops offer kids, teens, and adults 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.


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In person classes will be held in the classroom. Classes limited to 6 students. Masks will be worn by students and instructor. Desks will be set up 6 feet apart.


KIDS


Clay Gnome Workshop – for ages 5 – 8

Instructor: Elli Fassoi
One Day workshop

Tuesday, January 26
Time: 4:15 – 5:00 PM
In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students
(M) $24; (NM) $30 – Includes all Materials

Gnome Around Northville program and come to the art house to make your own creative gnomes out of clay and paint with acrylic paints.


Pinecone Owl Workshop for Ages 5- 8

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

Wednesday, February 10

Time: 4:15 – 5:00 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $18; (NM) $22 – Includes all Materials

Join us for a fun creative owl workshop and learn how to make your own felt and pine cone owls. You can mix and match our patterns and felt colors to make your own unique little owl.


Mini Clay Love Cupcakes Workshop for Ages 5- 8

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

Wednesday, February 17

Time: 4:15 – 5:00 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $24; (NM) $30 – Includes all Materials

Join us for an incredibly fun clay workshop! We’ll create some unique and colorful clay cupcakes, and we’ll make sure to decorate them with many many sprinkles and hearts!


KIDS & TEENS


Winter Landscape Collage Workshop for Ages 9 – 14

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

Wednesday, January 20

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $30; (NM) $36 – Includes all Materials

If you love the outdoors, join us for this wintery collage workshop inspired by our current gallery. We’ll paint, sketch, cut, glue, and create unique and beautiful art.


Art Around the World – Acrylics & Mixed for Ages 9 – 14

January 21 – February 4
Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
3 weeks (M) $75; (NM) $82 (This price includes all material)

We’ll travel around the world and get inspired by unique painting styles and ideas! Students will be inspired by artists around the world as they learn techniques, styles, and color theory

New Countries and New projects for 2021


Urban Sketching – Buildings, stores, concerts & parks for Ages 9 – 14

Instructor Sandra Nursilo
Mondays, January 25 – Feb. 22 ; 4:30 – 5:30 PM

5 weeks; (M) $110; (NM) $122 (Includes Materials
Max of 6 students – All students are required to wear masks.

Urban sketching is a drawing while on location in areas that you live in or traveling to.Learn to sketch of surroundings, groups of building, stores, temples, concerts, parks -you can sketch it! It’s a great informal way to document the world you live in. We will acquire the skills of reading proportion, scaling, vanishing point.


Clay Gnome Workshop – for ages 9 – 14

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

One Day workshop

Tuesday or Wednesday, January 26 or 27

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $30; (NM) $36 – Includes all Materials

Gnome Around Northville program and come to the art house to make your own creative gnomes out of clay and paint with acrylic paints.


Styrofoam Printmaking Workshop – Mixed Media for ages 9 – 14

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

Wednesday, February 3

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $30; (NM) $36 – Includes all Materials

Join us for an incredibly fun and easy printmaking workshop! We’ll make three different prints and we’ll create a “wow” art experience!


Modern Art Winter Workshop – Mixed Media for Ages 9 – 14

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

Wednesday, February 10

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $30; (NM) $36 – Includes all Materials

Learn about splatter art and Jackson Pollock, cardinals and Charlie Harper through our fun art workshop. This is a mixed media project inspired by two famous artists. During this workshop, we’ll learn how to draw a Charlie Harper cardinal step by step, we’ll paint, glue and have some fun making the snow with the splatter art technique.


Faux Stained Glass Mondrian Hearts Workshop for Ages 9 – 15

Ages 9 – 15
Instructor: Elli Fassoi
Thursday, Feb. 11 th.
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 PM
In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students
(M) $36; (NM) $40 – Includes all Materials

Inspired by the famous artist Piet Mondrian, we will make a fun and unique project to celebrate Valentine’s day. We’ll get into the “Mondrian art spirit”, we’ll learn about his style and work, and we’ll make our own beautiful faux stained-glass heart!
We’ll talk about primary colors, cubism, abstract art, and we’ll use simple materials like glue and acrylics.


Mini Clay Love Cupcakes Workshop for Ages 9-15

Instructor: Elli Fassoi

Wednesday, February 17

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students

(M) $24; (NM) $30 – Includes all Materials

Join us for an incredibly fun clay workshop! We’ll create some unique and colorful clay cupcakes, and we’ll make sure to decorate them with many many sprinkles and hearts!


LOVE Notebook Workshop for Ages 9 – 15

Instructor: Elli Fassoi
Thursday, Feb. 18 th.
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 PM
In-person at the Art House – Max of 6 students
(M) $36; (NM) $40 – Includes all Materials

This Valentine’s week, we’ll talk about Robert Indiana’s art, and create something inspired by it. We’ll talk about colors, composition, and simplicity. We will also learn how to draw 3D letters and paint the cover of our very own LOVE hardcover notebook! All materials are included

 

TEENS & ADULTS


In-Person Adult Continuing Watercolor for 17+

Dates: Mondays, January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 (6 weeks)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Ages: 17yrs +
Fee: (M) $160; (NM) $175

Instructor: Donna Gonzalez

Open to 5 students. Students will be 6 feet apart. Will move to an online Zoom class if necessary.

For students who have already had one of my classes before and would like to go further, learn more techniques and continue to sharpen their painting skills. We will incorporate watercolor pencils and understanding of color theory and color mixing. Some of our practice works will be from a watercolor book. Subject matter painted will vary from landscape, seascape to still life.

Materials: Please purchase a set of Derwent 12 color watercolor pencils. Blick and Amazon sell them usually under $20. Students should bring all their supplies to the first day of class. The Art House will provide paper toweling and containers for water. Instructor will provide the wooden art boards.


 Talavera Folk Art Tile Painting 1-day Workshop for Ages 14+

Session 1: Date/Time: January 12, Tuesday 10am – 12pm
Session 1 Fee: (M) $50; (NM) $56 Materials Included

Ages: 14+
Instructor: Donna Gonzalez

End the winter boredom by creating a beautiful piece of artwork that doubles as a coaster! Students will learn about the history of beautiful Talavera folk art and leave home with their own completed varnished coaster ready to display on a table, hang on a wall art or used as a coaster.

Materials: Ceramic tile, acrylic paint, paint brush, varnish and paper towel. The Art House will supply paper towels, paint brushes and acrylic paint. Instructor will provide the ceramic tiles and varnish.

Will move to an online Zoom class if necessary. If yes, students will pick up ceramic tile, paint, brush and varnish from the Art House.

Session 1: Date/Time: January 12, Tuesday 10am – 12pm


ACRYLIC and Oil Painting Studio Zoom Work shop

Instructor Nancy Barick
Tuesdays, January 12 – February 16
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:00 -9:00 pm
(M) $170; (NM) $185

Students who are looking for a community of artists will paint from home in a group setting online. Students will work on their own projects. Nancy will guide participant, giving personal instruction and support along with some creative camaraderie. Nancy will give demos and technique lessons each week in Acrylics and Oils. Questions on workshop or materials needed please email nancy@northvillearthouse.org


ACRYLIC PAINTING: Beginners – Open Studio Format class for Ages 16+

In-person at the Art House/Max 5 students

January 21 – February 4
Day: Thursdays
Ages 16-101
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
(M) $75 (NM) $85 (This price includes basic Materials to get you started)
Artists that are bringing their own supplies (M) $60; (NM) $66
Instructor: Elli Fassoi
 
Max of 5 students (Masks are required)For the beginning students, we will work on the “how to’s”, such as starting a painting to the finishing details. We will talk about colors, mixing colors, composition, balance, proportions, and much more. For those painters with experience, they will further improve their skills in this class. Students will also be welcome to bring their own projects to work on and complete. Class discussions will be encouraged.