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Drink & Doodle with Sean Gallagher at Drift Shoreline Beer Garden
Posted 2 April 2022

Drink & Doodle with Sean Gallagher at Drift Shoreline Beer Garden

Join instructor Sean Gallagher for a laid-back evening of drawing together and enjoying drinks at Drift Shoreline Beer Garden. This program is a part of our Summer Solstice Art-a-thon.

This is a paid event. Registration is required and will be available soon.

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Lunch and Learn: Portfolio Development with Nick Reszetar
Posted 2 April 2022

Lunch and Learn: Portfolio Development with Nick Reszetar

Learn the fundamentals to creating a successful artist portfolio with artist and arts educator Nick Reszetar. This program is a part of our Summer Solstice Art-a-thon.

Life-long artist and art educator Nick Reszetar holds his Master of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University and an Associate Degree in photography from Washtenaw Community College.  He has lived in Michigan most of his life in Michigan, and now holds a full Professorship at the Savannah College of Art and Design, spending the school season along the gorgeous SE Atlantic Coast.  There he teaches drawing and design classes, and is the Lead Coordinator for the Gesture Jam Drawing Events at SCAD.  Back in his Michigan studio during breaks and summers, he works primarily in drawing, painting, and photography, and has experience with installation and graphic design work.  Much of his current work focuses on the figure, where he questions psychology, identity and human relationships.  Nick’s work has been in regional, national and international juried shows around the country, and has received awards and been published in various books and media outlets.

This event is free and offered as a hybrid session. Join us in person or virtually on Zoom. Registration is required.

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Studio 23 Artist Collective Presents: Matting and Framing Your Artwork
Posted 2 April 2022

Studio 23 Artist Collective Presents: Matting and Framing Your Artwork

Join the Studio 23 Artist Collective for this hands-on workshop where we will learn to cut matboard for framing your artwork.

Registration includes one 24”x36” piece of black matboard and ‘scrap’ boards to practice cutting. The studio will supply matter cutter, blades, and acid-free tape for mounting and hinging. Artists must bring their own frames. Materials are non-archival. Artists wishing to use archival matte board should supply their own.

Cost for Members: $55

Cost for Non-Members: $65

This is a paid event. Registration is required and will be available soon.

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Lecture: Storytelling with Rae Chesney
Posted 2 April 2022

Lecture: Storytelling with Rae Chesney

Author Rae Chesney will discuss the importance of storytelling about yourself as an artist and how to share your story with others. This program is a part of our Summer-Solstice Art-a-thon.

Rae Chesny is an award-winning social education expert, author, Johns Hopkins University Literary Consultant, and Zora Neale Hurston Scholar. Each year, she splits her time between researching, writing, and presenting on the literary great Zora Neale Hurston and writing her own titles of poetry, folklore, fiction, and creative fiction. Rae is a 2021 Baldwin House Urban Writer in Residence. She also served as the keynote speaker for the 2021 YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region Empowerment Symposium. Rae’s work has been published in Harness Magazine, and she has been featured in Made Magazine, Insider, and in several news stories. In 2022, she will release a children’s book entitled Zora’s Gardenand a memoir Dear Zora chronicling her journey into becoming a Zora Neale Hurston Scholar through research and travels while developing a love for the prolific writer in letter form conversations. For more on Rae, visit raechesny.com.

This event is free and offered as a hybrid session. Join us in person or virtually on Zoom. Registration is required.

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Lunch & Learn: CV and Resume Development for Artists with Andrea Ondish
Posted 2 April 2022

Lunch & Learn: CV and Resume Development for Artists with Andrea Ondish

Bring a sack lunch and join Andrea Ondish as she guides us through creating an effective resume and CV, and explains the difference between them. This program is a part of our Summer Solstice Art-a-thon.

Andrea Ondish was raised in Northeast Pennsylvania. She received an AAS from Luzerne County Community College for Commercial Art-Graphic Design in 1980 and a BFA from Marywood University in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Illustration in 1985. After receiving her BFA degree she relocated to Illinois and earned a MA degree from Eastern Illinois University in Painting and Printmaking in 1986. She worked as a graphic designer for 3 years at a printing firm in Illinois and then moved to Indiana in 1989 to pursue an MFA at Indiana State University in printmaking graduating in 1992. In 1997 she became Programs and Exhibition Coordinator at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN. In 2001, Ondish accepted the position of Curator of Education at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University. She also part time faculty for the Saginaw Valley State University Art Department.

This event is free and offered as a hybrid session. Join us in person or virtually on Zoom. Registration is required.

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Family Paint Night: Aurora Forest
Posted 25 February 2022

Family Paint Night: Aurora Forest

Join instructor Courtney Clark for a fun evening of paint, pizza, and fun! Ava will take you through a colorful forest painting step-by-step. Pizza, breadsticks, and salad provided. Bring beverages of your choice! $25 per person and $20 for each friend/family member you bring and includes all the supplies you need to create your own colorful forest that you can hang together with your families creations. Recommended ages: 7+
Please register 2 days or more prior to the event as spots are limited.
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Collage workshop with artist Nancy Philo
Posted 25 February 2022

Collage workshop with artist Nancy Philo

April 8, 2022
6-9 p.m.

$30 members/$45 nonmembers

Using papers, fabrics, stenciling, watercolors and scissors and glue, participants will create beautiful collages with an eye to balance, proportion, and composition. Create freely and end up with personalized creations. This is a fun class foray levels. Bring good scissors, glue stick and your favorite design mags and paper scraps. Start stashing now!
Please register at least 2 days before the event. To register please call (989)894-2323 or email mcoss@studio23baycity.org
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Painting your terra cotta pot with Artist Nancy Philo
Posted 25 February 2022

Painting your terra cotta pot with Artist Nancy Philo

ITCHING FOR SPRING?!
LOVE YOUR HOUSEPLANTS?
Come and paint an art pot with Artist Nancy Philo…
We will supply a 7 inch diameter clay pot or you may purchase 2 smaller ones and bring them in. Design fun art pots for your beloved plants with guidance. 4 hours. You may bring your own brushes and acrylic paint or use ours here at the studio.
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Price:
$35 mem
$40 nonmembers
All supplies are included in the workshop. Please register at least 2 days before the event due to limited space and supplies.
To register please call (989) 894-2323 or email: mcoss@studio23baycity.org
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Summer Solstice Live! Art Ladders Podcast
Posted 24 February 2022

Summer Solstice Live! Art Ladders Podcast

Art Ladders hosts Armin Mersmann and Valerie Allen will record an episode of their podcast live from Studio 23! They will discuss the excitement of a plein air painting events as artists are returning from a day of outdoor painting at local Michigan Sugar farms.

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Community Printmaking Workshop with Jay Handy
Posted 22 February 2022

Community Printmaking Workshop with Jay Handy

In this 2-hour workshop led by artist in residence Jay Handy, participants will learn the technique of ‘chine colle’ printmaking. Jay will guide the group through the process of etching a Plexiglas matrix, as well as applying, embedding, and properly wiping off ink. Finally, the prepared plate will be sent through a press with a sheet of art paper, leaving the creator with their work of art to bring home. Artwork will feature historic and nostalgic images of Bay City.

A $5 payment is required to reserve your seat for this workshop. Space is limited. Please call Studio 23 at 989-894-2323 to reserve your seat.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Bay Area Community Foundation.

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