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Art Center of Battle Creek

Eleanor and Robert DeVries Education Programs: Spring 2014 Class & Workshop Schedule:

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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

sp14-01 CO-op INDEPENDENT CERAMICS with Facilitator Dallas Shoesmith
Students choosing this class must have taken a minimum of 3 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. April 28th-June 23  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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SP14-02 ADVANCED Ceramics with Dallas Shoesmith
(Prerequisite for Independent Ceramics) 
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. April 28th-June 23rd  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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TUESDAY

SP14-03 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. This is because Borosilicate glass is not as sensitive to cracking or breaking while working larger pieces on a torch. This is a beginners class.
9 wks- Tues. April 29th-June 24th   6:30PM - 9:00PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-5 students $ 125members/$ 150 nonmembers

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WEDNESDAY

sp14-04 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- WEDS. April 30th-June 25th   6:30PM - 9:00PM (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 

SP14-05 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. May 1-June 26  9:30-12:00 am (22.5hrs)  Class limit-10 students $100 members/$125 nonmembers

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sp14-06 Intermediate Ceramics with Nicole Kamidoi
Students in this class will be able to explore more advanced hand building techniques and can begin learning the basics of throwing on the wheel.  Different decoration techniques will be explored and encouraged.  Class and material fees include the costs of clay, glaze and firing.  Pre-requisite: Beginning Ceramics
9 wks- Thurs May 1st-June 26th   6:30PM - 9:00PM (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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sp14-07 Glass Torch Work 2 With Adam Walter
This class is for students who have already taken glass classes. In this class the focus will be placed on creating hollow forms through glass blowing. It will also focus on better understanding of flame and color control. Prerequisite: Torch Work 1
9 wks- THURS. May 1-June 26 6:30PM - 9:00PM (22.5 hrs)  Class limit-5 students $125 members/$150 nonmembers

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sp14-09 OPEN STUDIO TIME:
Open to Art Center members enrolled in a class—open studio time is available from 1 -4 pm in the painting and ceramic studios. It is free to Students if enrolled in a class and members for $5 per session for members not enrolled in a class


Youth Classes-Saturday

sp14-07 Glass Torch Work 2 With Adam Walter
This class will focus on drawing, painting and students will create a few 3-D projects.  As in other previous classes Mr. Harris has taught, drawing will be a basis for everything we will do.  Using a variety of media from pencils and crayons and pastels to paper mache and clay, we will explore many ways to express themselves.  They'll also learn to control each medium with more confidence. 
8 Wks 1-2:30 pm May 3- June 21st Ages: 4th-6th grade Class Limit: 10 students $ 60 members/$ 75 nonmembers 

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sp14-09 Kids Clay with Nicole Kamidoi
In this class 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 11am-12:30pm May 3- June 7th Ages: 6-10 Class Limit: 10 students $60 members/$75 nonmembers 

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sp14-10 Illustration Through Collage with Laura Governali
Students come prepared with a quote or a few lines from a beloved book ~ whether a children's book, a novel, or even a poem ~ and get ready to put together your own illustration for your favorite words using paint and all kinds of collage materials to create a unique and beautiful 3 D work of art from the heart!  Fabrics, papers, glass, wood, and  stone beads, feathers ~ the sky's the limit!  Bring only the words you wish and anything you want to include  that may be special to you.  Paint, drawing supplies, and a variety of materials will be provided. 
1wk- Sat. June 21   11am-1pm Class limit-10 students $25 members/$35 nonmembers
2 1/2 hours  Ages 10 and over 

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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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