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Workshop and Tea with Artist Bonnie Lalley
Posted 17 July 2021

Workshop and Tea with Artist Bonnie Lalley

Artist and illustrator Bonnie Lalley will be conducting a very special all-day workshop on her unique collage process based on inspiration from nature. Your supply list includes: graphite pencil, Exacto knife and blades, small scissors, small bottle of Elmer’s glue, sketch book, and any and all colors wet and dry! For example, watercolors, gouache, color pencils. Cotton rag paper will be supplied with a materials fee. The goal is to complete a colorful collage artwork suitable for framing. Tea will be served and an hour will be provided for lunch to enjoy downtown Bay City eateries or bring your own. The cost of the workshop is $125 for members of Studio 23 and $170 for non-members.
Bonnie Lalley is a full time artist/illustrator living on a smallholding, in the American Midwest, with a man, seven chickens and a dog. She lives in a century old farmhouse restored by her cabinetmaker husband who is also the maker of frames for all of Bonnie’s work. This workshop will give you a glimpse inside her creative process and Bonnie’s lifestyle that is calmer, gentler and aesthetically beautiful.
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Studio 23 The 100 Day Project Virtual Information Session
Posted 31 December 2020 | art center, community

Studio 23 The 100 Day Project Virtual Information Session

Learn more about The 100 Day Project for 2021. This global project is designed to build creative habits for artists, writers and musicians that will enhance their practice through the year. This info session is listed on our Facebook Events. It will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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Colored Pencil Still life Project 
Posted 14 May 2020

Colored Pencil Still life Project 

We will be drawing and rendering in full color a still life of fruit on fabric. You will be instructed on ways to set up your still life . Composition, design and light source is discussed as well as color theory. 

This class does not teach you how to draw but rather how to better use the color pencils in your drawing. This class looks to build on your existing drawing skills.

Could a beginner do this? yes, however, if you are a beginner who has never drawn before and you want to start with colored pencils…..I would strongly suggest you use oranges to draw, to simplify everything for you.   

 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2-5pm

$30 for members $40 for non-members

 

Supplies:

Set 24 or larger set of colored pencils 

*(if you do not use Prismacolors and are getting cheaper or a different kind, please be aware that, in general, the smooth round wood pencils are softer than other types that have sides, like the pencils we used in school. The smooth round type blend better and you will be happier with final results, and have lots less frustration) 

Pencil sharpener 

70 to 80 pound paper, or colored pencil paper. size 12”x18″ or larger. colored paper is fine also if you want to experiment. 

Colorless blender pencil 

A piece of fabric and fruit of your choice, pears, apples, or oranges to draw from. (Real fruit works best instead of plastic) 

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Craft Bar On The Go!
Posted 8 May 2020

Craft Bar On The Go!

Craft Bar On The Go!

We’re making our craft bar packets available for pick up! These packets have all the supplies and instruction you need to create your own little masterpiece! With so many packets available, there is something for everyone in your family!

Projects available are as follows;

Sun Garden Necklace $10 per packet

Stormy Wilderness wooden decoration $10 per packet

Calavera Keychain $15 per packet

Starry Night Zip Pouch $15 per packet

Floral Fantasy Watercolor Painting $15 per packet

Blue Bird Watercolor Painting $15 per packet

Baby Yoda Watercolor Painting $15 per packet

Felt Floral Canval $20 per packet

LOVE acrylic Painting $15 per packet

 

Ala Carte Packets are as follows (No directions included);

Bookmark $5 per packet

Watercolor $5 per packet

Wood Slice Decoration $5 per packet

Transfer Candle $10 per packet

Clay Pot Ornament $10 per packet

Canvas/Paint Packets as follows;

6×6 $10

8×10 $15

16×20 $20

 

**You can purchase packets here through Brown Paper Tickets!**

Packets will be available for pick up at Studio 23 on May 15th from 1-3pm.

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Craft Bar Open!
Posted 10 March 2020

Craft Bar Open!

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ARTventures of Baby & Me
Posted 17 January 2020

ARTventures of Baby & Me

Join our instructor, Sue Zolton, as you and your baby create a fun sensory art project that will develop motor skills in your baby.

Sat. May 21st, 10:0am-11:00am

Cost is $10 for members $15 for non-members

Register online or by calling Studio 23 at (989)894-2323!

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Little Picassos
Posted 17 January 2020

Little Picassos

Little Picassos is a young childen’s art class where your little one will learn motor and social development, creative expression and most importantly… imagination! We will have story time and then create a corresponding piece of art to take home.

Saturday, May 23rd, 11:30am-12:30pm

Ages 2-5

$10 members

$15 non-members

Instructor: Sue Zolton

Register online or by calling Studio 23 at (989)894-2323

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Drawing Masters Class with Armin Mersmann
Posted 18 September 2019

Drawing Masters Class with Armin Mersmann

Instructor: Armin Mersmann

Mondays 6-9pm

Runs 12 weeks, September 16th through December 2nd

$210 for members $250 for non-members

 

 

Studio 23 is excited to offer Drawing Master’s Class with Armin Mersmann!

Experienced and advanced draughtsmen, comfortable in their technique, will learn to develop and enhance their personal artistic language. Focus and intent of an artist’s drawings are fluid and change over time – the end goal is not to execute that “perfect drawing”. This is not an assignment-based class and any drawing medium is permitted and expected. You will set personal goals and using a series of drawings strive to move your artistic language forward. As a class we will discuss the strengths and weakness of student work and objectives through engaging critiques; the class will include learning through demos as well.

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Drawing Bootcamp with Armin Mersmann
Posted 27 July 2019

Drawing Bootcamp with Armin Mersmann

Join renowned artist Armin Mersmann and immerse yourself into a week-long study of drawing and the art of observation. We all see the world around us, but do we really look, take in the forms, shapes, and structures as an artist does? Just relying on our memory alone does not suffice. Light, shadow, and details are hard enough to replicate when they’re right there in front of you. If you must invent them or try to go from memory, they appear even less convincing. Learn the difference between observational realism and intellectual realism by drawing what you see – not what you think you see.

 

Workshop runs Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30th from 10am-4pm

$450 for members $500 for non-members

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