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.
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.
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
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)
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)
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;
**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.
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
Instructor: Sue Zolton
Register online or by calling Studio 23 at (989)894-2323
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.