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Art Center of Battle Creek

Eleanor and Robert DeVries Education Programs: Winter (February) 2016 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 Online. 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.

MOSAICS DESIGN CLASS
Maureen Reed, Instructor
Wednesday, February 3 –February 24 (4 weeks)

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages: High School/Adult (Class limit: 8)
Fee: $30/member or $45/non-member
-Supplies available for purchase at class-
Class: JA16-05

Learn to create intricate mosaics by combining tiles, glass, and found objects. Projects include a choice of a shadow box, wall hanging or table top for designs. Instruction includes the history and design of international mosaic art through the ages.

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BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
"A DASH OF SPLASH" Liz Sweeney, Instructor
Wednesday, February 3-March 23 (8weeks)

10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Class limit: 10)
Fee: $80/member or $120/non-member
(Student responsible for own supplies)
Class: JA16-06

Painting class offers a great opportunity for students eager to learn the secrets of creating watercolors. Instruction includes the color wheel theory, composition, and best ways to apply paints to paper. Students are encouraged to explore individual styles and subject for inspiration. Supply list included with registration.

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BEGINNING STAINED GLASS
Michelle Dunkelberger, Instructor
Friday, February 5 - March 11 (6 weeks)

9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Class limit: 10)
Fee: $60/member or $90/non-member
-Supplies available for purchase at class-
Class: JA16-08

Basic stained glass construction including cutting, placement, and techniques for forming designs will be taught in this beginning class. The history of stained glass, including examples of styles throughout the world, will be incorporated into the sessions.

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STAINED GLASS STUDIO
Michelle Dunkelberger, Instructor
Wednesday, February 3 - March 9 (6 weeks)

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Class limit: 10)
Fee: $60/member or $90/non-member
-Supplies available for purchase at class-
Class: JA16-09

The evening stained glass studio offers students of all levels the chance to work on projects, with the guidance of an instructor. From novice beginners to advanced students in stained glass, the additional studio time encourages hands-on sharing of ideas and techniques in design.

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ART LECTURE SERIES
Elaine Wells, Instructor
First Wednesday of the Month

February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4 (4 classes)
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Class limit: 15)
Fee per class: $3/member or $5/non-member
Class: JA16-10

Join artist Elaine Wells on a journey of art history topics to include international studies of fine arts and those who created the works. After the Power Point presentation, the casual setting allows for conversation and interaction among the participants. Class specially designed for seniors to share their own travel and life experiences.

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Children & Youth Art Classes

PORTRAIT DRAWING: THE ARTIST'S TOUCH
Thursday, February 18 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $3/member or $5/non-member
Ages: ALL AGES
Class: JA16-11

Artist Jerome Washington, known throughout Calhoun County for creating portraits at special community events, will demonstrate his techniques for drawing of life-like portraits and caricatures. His work is currently featured at the Art Center of Battle Creek Art of Soul exhibit.

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ART & OREOS EVENT
Linda Holderbaum, Instructor Thursday, February 25 (1 night)

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 years and older with an adult
Fee: $20/member or $25/non-member
Class: JA16-12

Learn to paint like the masters at this class designed for children and adults. A canvas painted will be completed in the one-night class that mirrors the artistic style of a famous artist. Supplies, including the canvas, are in-cluded. Refreshments will be served. This class is perfect for a family & friends outing!

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PAPER, SCISSORS, ROCK FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS
Maureen Reed, Instructor
Tuesday, February 2-March 8 (6 weeks)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $30/member or $45/non-member
Ages: 3-6 (Class limit: 8)
Class: JA16-13

Children will be taught ways to combine paper, scissor, and games into creating art. Basic principles of art and design are introduced in this first art class. Adults are invited to assist instructor with the class.

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DRAWING & AIR BRUSHING WORKSHOP
Tom Garland, Instructor
Saturday, February 6-March 12 (6 weeks)

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $45/member or $60/non-member
Ages: Middle School/High School/Adult (Class limit: 8)
Class: JA16-14

Studies drawing techniques to create lively pencil sketches and caricatures. Airbrushing techniques will be taught the last two weeks of the class. Tom Garland, master with an air brush and long-time Art Center instructor teaches with a flair the amazing effects of air brushing.

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BEGINNING CERAMICS FOR CHILDREN
Nicole Kamidoi, Instructor
Saturday, February 6-March 12 (6 weeks)

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $45/member or $60/non-member
Ages: Elementary Grades (Class limit: 10)
Class JA16-15

Ceramics class explores basic clay building techniques including pinch pots, coil work, slab tiles and bowl. Glaze applications and principles of kiln firing will be taught to the budding artists. Art instructor works individually with all levels of skills.

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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


REGISTRATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

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.

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 ses-sions. 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 stu-dents to offer another class section.

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

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