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Art Center of Battle Creek

Eleanor and Robert DeVries Education Programs: Winter 2015 Class & Workshop Schedule:

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REGISTRATION
To register call 269-962-9511 or stop in or mail registration with payment to the Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E.Emmett St., Battle Creek, MI 49017.

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The Arts CAN keep you healthy!

The latest research shows that: the arts can keep you healthy. Creative activities like painting, writing, pottery, drama, singing, and storytelling raise self-esteem, increase enthusiasm for life, and result in fewer doctor visits, says Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., of George Washington University’s Center on Aging, Health and Humanities at the George Washington University Medical Center. Cohen's ongoing study at GWU's Center on Aging, Health and Humanities of approximately 300 men and women tracked several arts programs around the country. The arts participants, whose average age is 80, scheduled fewer doctor appointments and used fewer medications than members of the control group (who are not involved in the arts). They also have fewer incidents of depression, higher morale, and more involvement in outside activities. Be sure to include art as part of your health plan for living a fuller, healthier life!

Adult Classes

Classes may change from the time this schedule is printed. Check the website for the latest updates and be sure to CALL the Art Center to see if a class is running before you sign up by mail or PayPal. Every attempt is made to inform students on the status of any classes they have signed up for before the semester begins. If you have a question, please call the Art Center at 269-962-9511.

MONDAY –ADULTS

WI15-01 CO-op INDEPENDENT CERAMICS with Facilitator Dallas Shoesmith    
Students choosing this class must have taken a minimum of 5 Advanced Ceramics classes. Students must be able to work without an instructor and share studio tasks such as mixing glazes, clean up and firing of the kiln, etc. as assigned by the facilitator and do individual demonstrations during class for other students. Skills in construction and glazing methods, advanced knowledge in chemicals and glaze formulas, ability to load kilns and knowledge in firing temperatures is necessary. 
Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm. 
9 wks-Mon. Jan 19th-March 16th  1-4 PM (22.5 hrs) Class limit-10 $ 40 members/$ 65 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.

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WI15-02 ADVANCED Ceramics with Dallas Shoesmith
(Prerequisite for Independent Ceramics) 
Students choosing this class must have taken a minimum of 5 Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics classes combined.
Explore surface tensions and add natural organic touches to traditional pots and sculptures. Be willing to explore.  Personal ideas will be reinforced. Glazing, use of chemicals and other processes will be demonstrated. You will have the opportunity to advance your creative skills by exploring a variety of mixed media with your clay creations.
Extra open studio time is available on Thursdays from 1-4 pm.  
9 wks-Mon. Jan 19th-March 16th  7:00-9:30 PM (22.5 hrs) Class limit-10 students $ 100 members/$ 125 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.

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WI15-03 Beginning Glass Torch Work 1 With Adam Walter
Learn how to use a torch to turn glass into art. You will learn how to work with Borosilicate (Pyrex) clear glass tube, rods and colored glass rods. This type of glass, as opposed to "soft glass", allows you to sculpt medium to large pieces. Borosilicate glass is not as sensitive to cracking or breaking while working large pieces on a torch. This is a beginning class.
9 wks- MON. Jan 19th-March 16th   7:00- 9:30 PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-5 students $ 150members/$ 175 nonmembers

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TUESDAY–ADULTS

WI15-04 WATERCOLORS WITH SUSIE BLYVEIS
Though this class is geared toward beginners, Intermediate students are encouraged to take it also. Along with the fundamentals of watercolor there will be new and different techniques taught including new surfaces and surface preparations.
8 wks- TUES. Feb 3-March 27th 10:00 AM-12:30 PM (20Hrs.) Class limit 8 Students $90 Members/$115 Nonmembers
Materials List available online at www.artcenterofbattlecreek.org or in person at the Art Center of Battle Creek

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WEDNESDAY–ADULTS

WI15-05 Beginning Ceramics with Ruth de Saint Leger 
This class is an introduction to the basics of working with clay.  Students will explore coil, pinch and slab building techniques to create bowls, vases, mugs and tiles. Basic glaze theory and firing will also be covered. 
9 wks- WED. Jan 21st-March 18th   6:30 - 9:00 PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-10 students $ 100 members/$ 125 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.

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THURSDAY–ADULTS

WI15-06 Painting with Craig Bishop and Sue Trowbridge
This class is designed for all skill levels and media.  Painless critiques will take place each week followed by a voluntary potluck lunch.  Bring your own supplies.
9 wks- THURS. Jan 22nd-March 18th  9:30 AM-12:00 Noon (22.5hrs)  Class limit-10 students $100 members/$125 nonmembers

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WI15-07 Intermediate Ceramics with Nicole Kamidoi
Students will be able to explore advanced hand building techniques and can begin learning the basics of throwing on the wheel.  Different decorative techniques will be explored and encouraged.   Pre-requisite: Beginning Ceramics
9 wks- Thurs Jan 22nd-March 18th  6:30-- 9:00 PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-10 students $ 100 members/$ 125 nonmembers
$20 material fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firings and glazes.

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WI15-08 Glass Torch Work II With Adam Walter
This class is for students who have already taken glass classes. The focus will be placed on creating hollow forms through glass blowing and focus on better understanding of flame chemistry and color control.  Prerequisite: Torch Work 1
9 wks- THURS. Jan 22nd-March 18th  6:30 - 9:00 PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-5 students $150 members/$175 nonmembers

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WI15-09 OPEN STUDIO TIME: Open to Art Center members enrolled in a class free of charge—open studio time is available from 1 -4 pm in the painting and ceramic studios. There is a fee of $5 per session for members not enrolled in a class.


SATURDAY-YOUTH

YOUTH CLASSES:
A $5 discount for each additional child from the same household. Classes are designed to be taken more than once to allow students to build upon their skills. Teachers can work with beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

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The Art Center welcomes KCC’s Art Students and Faculty for their Spring and Summer semesters while KCC’s
 Davidson Building is under renovations.
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WI15-10 KIDS CLAY WITH NICOLE KAMIDOI
Children will explore the basic principles of working with clay.  They will learn to make pinch pots, coil pots, slab tiles, slab bowls and basic glaze application.
6 wks - May 3- June 7th , 11 AM-12:30PM (9 hrs)  Ages: 6-10 Class Limit: 10 students $60 members/$75 nonmembers 

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WI15-11 DRAWING WITH TOM GARLAND (students &  parents)
Learn how to draw through a variety of methods. Bring a drawing pad and pencils, other materials that will be explored include markers, paint and colored pencils.  Parents are also encouraged to come and work along-side their children for a $10 fee! Age: 6+
8 wks-Sat. Jan. 24th-March 14th , 11 AM to 12:30 PM (12 hrs)  $ 50 members/$65 nonmembers  $ 10 for parent (each)

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Private Events

Plan your next teambuilding or recreation event with us. This is a wonderful opportunity for your team to work together in a relaxed, studio atmosphere with an experienced artist/instructor on either individual art pieces or a group work of art.

Workshops are available in both 2-D and 3-D Departments.

  • Painting
  • Pastels
  • Ceramics
  • Fused Glass

Pricing is determined by the project, length of workshop and number of participants. Call the art center for details. 269-962-9511

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REGISTRATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

REGISTRATION- To register call 269-962-9511 or register online with PayPal, stop in or mail registration with payment to the Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E.  Emmett St., Battle Creek, MI 49017. The instructor does NOT accept registrations in the classroom. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Registrations will be accepted until the second week of class if space is available. Classes that do not have a minimum of six (6) students one-week prior to the start of class, however, will be canceled.

REFUNDS-Refunds will be given ONLY when a registrant withdraws from a class AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first class session. NO CASH REFUNDS WILL BE MADE. Refunds will be in the form of a check or through PayPal if that was the original method of payment.  There are no refunds for missed class sessions.  No refunds will be given after the first class session.  A $10 service fee will be deducted from all refunds.  Please allow one month from the date of request to receive you refund.

CANCELLATIONS-The Center reserves the right to cancel any class when there is insufficient enrollment (minimum of six (6) students per class).  Registrants will be notified.  Registration pays are not processed until we have the minimum number of students required.   We will make every effort to reschedule a class when an instructor cancels but due to space and other classes we may be unable to reschedule.

INCLEMENT WEATHER- If the Center finds it necessary to close due to weather conditions, cancellation information will be found at 269-962-9511. Classes cancelled for inclement weather will be rescheduled whenever possible and every effort will be made to contact students by phone.  

WAIT LISTS-When a class fills quickly, the Center will offer registrants the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.  Wait list students will be called when space becomes available or if there are enough students to offer another class section.

Contact Information:
Art Center of Battle Creek
265 E. Emmett St.
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
269-962-9511
Email: artcenterofbc@yahoo.com 
Website: Www.artcenterofbattlecreek.org

 



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