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Facebook Live MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition Reception and Juror Talk
Posted 12 September 2020

Facebook Live MI Artists All-State Juried Exhibition Reception and Juror Talk

You are invited to join us on Studio 23/The Arts Center Facebook Page for a special Facebook Live event with the juror for MI Artists, Timothy Norris, our executive director, Tara Welch and our curator, Valerie Allen. We will tour the exhibit with Mr. Norris as well as introduce the new online gallery with images from the exhibit and present the awards for the exhibit.

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Tiki Mask Workshop
Posted 15 May 2020

Tiki Mask Workshop

Join artist, Spencer Scharf, as he takes you through his cardboard Tiki Mask step-by-step. Spencer will be able to interact with you through zoom so you will be able to follow along AND ask any questions you need to create your masterpiece!

This workshop is Friday, May 29th, from 11am-  1:00pm (or as long as needed)

Price is $25 for members and $35 for non-members

 

Supplies:

Cardboard

Scissors

Glue

Craft Paint (various colors- you pick!)

Decorative items (Good examples would be beads, feathers,  yarn, chicken bones, buttons, pipe cleaners)

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Dragon Trophy Workshop with Spencer Scharf
Posted 14 May 2020

Dragon Trophy Workshop with Spencer Scharf

Join artist, Spencer Scharf, as he takes you through his paper mache dragon trophy step-by-step. Spencer will be able to interact with you through zoom so you will be able to follow along AND ask any questions you need to create your masterpiece!

This workshop is Tuesday, June 2nd, from 1:30pm- until 3:30pm (or as long as needed)

Price is $25 for members and $35 for non-members

 

 

 

Supply List:

Newspaper

Scotch tape or Painter’s tape

Flour

White Glue

Old cereal box

Water

Water container (Old jars work great!)

Any old or cheap paint brush

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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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Paint Your Neighborhood with Artist Ruth Howell
Posted 11 May 2020

Paint Your Neighborhood with Artist Ruth Howell

Paint Your Neighborhood with Artist Ruth Howell

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood to take a Virtual Plein Air Painting Class with Artist/Instructor Ruth Howell.

Through a series of three sessions on Zoom, a virtual meeting site you can access in the comfort of your home or studio, Ruth will guide you through painting outdoor scenes in plein air. The opening virtual class will cover supplies, equipment and tips to paint outside. Ruth will announce the first assignment that each artist will complete during the week. The assignments will be discussed “conversation style” at the beginning of each session and then students will progress to the next topics listed below. Artists are encouraged to work in a painting medium such as watercolor, oil, acrylic or pen and ink.

This virtual class content will include:

Week 1. Plein Air Equipment and Materials Tutorial

Week 2. Color Mixing for Plein Air Artists

Week 3. Capturing the essence of your neighborhood in Plein Air.

Zoom class time and dates are 1:00 pm, Wednesdays: June 3, June 10 and June 17. $40 for Studio 23 members and $45 for non-members

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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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He Said, She Said with Armin Mersmann and Valerie Allen
Posted 7 May 2020

He Said, She Said with Armin Mersmann and Valerie Allen

He Said, She Said

with

Armin Mersmann and Valerie Allen

Join Armin and Valerie for a relaxing conversation about your art.

This virtual conversation and critique on your work of art will be Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Armin and Valerie will discuss the possibilities and “what if” solutions for each selected piece. At the end of this two-hour program, you will learn about overcoming specific challenges and discover new perspectives on your creative process.

Space is limited for this paid event. Each artist may submit one selection.

$10 per Studio 23 member and $15 for nonmembers.

***Upon registration, please email one jpeg image of your artwork to arminmersmann@hotmail.com. The jpeg image needs to be emailed before the day of the event.

 

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Craft Bar Open!
Posted 10 March 2020

Craft Bar Open!

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Understory: Artist Bonnie Lalley (Postponed)
Posted 5 March 2020

Understory: Artist Bonnie Lalley (Postponed)

During these challenging times you can find updates on Bonnie Lalley’s artwork on Studio 23 Facebook and Studio 23 Bay City Instagram. Artist/illustrator Bonnie Lalley’s exhibit, Understory, will include collages that reflect the artist’s love of flora and fauna. Bonnie lives in a 100-year-old home in thumb of Michigan that inspires the vintage palette of her colors and the patina’s achieved in the textures of her creations. There will be mixed media collages in many sizes ranging from large format to small. Several of the pieces will be presented in artisan-crafted hardwood frames made by Timothy Lalley. Generously sponsored by Chemical Bank.

 

 

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Understory: Artist Bonnie Lalley (Postponed)
Posted 5 March 2020

Understory: Artist Bonnie Lalley (Postponed)

During these challenging times, you can follow updates about Bonnie Lalley and her artwork on Studio 23 Facebook page and Studio 23 Bay City Instagram. Artist/illustrator Bonnie Lalley’s exhibit, Understory, will include collages that reflect the artist’s love of flora and fauna. Bonnie lives in a 100-year-old home in thumb of Michigan that inspires the vintage palette of her colors and the patina’s achieved in the textures of her creations. There will be mixed media collages in many sizes ranging from large format to small. Several of the pieces will be presented in artisan-crafted hardwood frames made by Timothy Lalley. Generously sponsored by Chemical Bank.

 

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