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November 2015

Visiting Artist Workshop w/ Justin Kellner

November 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Spend the day in the studio experimenting with Kellner’s style of abstraction. Focusing on the natural elements found in the landscape; textures, shapes, and colors, learn how to suggest a sense of place and time. Through artist demonstration and samples of work in progress, Kellner will share his brush mark techniques that build the layers of painting that help him achieve an evocative balance between realism and abstraction and veiled, atmospheric light. Using wet wash techniques and raw canvas, Kellner…

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April 2016

Watercolor Workshop: Unifying With Color

April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Peg Sandin DATES: April 30 No matter what your subject matter, you can unify a painting with color. Sandin will guide you through exercises that will use color to establish a foundation for your painting. Whether you are a shape maker, a pattern maker, or a mark maker, your use of color will help unify your work. Sandin will lead students on an explo-ration of applied color theory by trying out different color combinations that best personalizes their palette…

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May 2016

Clay Sculpture Workshop

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2016

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Scott Leipski DATES: April 14, 21 and May 5 Borrow from Leipski’s surrealistic style to create a small-footed bowl and learn some great techniques in hand-building. Check out his exhibit — Congeries, Amassment and Heaps — to see some of the possibilities of combining functional components with small, mold-produced figurines to create one-of-a-kind clay sculptures. This 3-part series covers mold making, assembling and glazing. All pieces are food safe and ready for pick up after the final firing. Some…

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August 2016

Powder Keg Writing and Art Workshop

August 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 11, 2016

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Powder Keg writing workshops give each participant the opportunity to link life experience with creative writing techniques, rendering ourselves as our own best resource. Inspirational materials and easy art techniques will urge participants toward fresh language in personal narrative writing that can fuel memoir, creative non-fiction, and fiction or poetry. Building skills that nurture a daily writing practice are key for new and established writers. Suzi creates a captivating space for writers to experiment with their writing voices, edging…

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November 2016

Shaping Space: A Water Media Workshop with Helen Klebesadel

November 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Join Northern Exposure Juror, Helen Klebesadel, in this day-long workshop focuses on the use of positive and negative shapes in the creation of composition. Artists working with any water media (watercolor, acrylic inks, etc.) or collage will find this workshop to be a useful experience. Klebesadel shares her expertise in water based media through artist demonstrations and samples of her work. Students will need to bring acrylics, brushes, and palette knives. A complete supply list will be available at registration.…

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April 2017

Photography Workshop: Inspiring Photography

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This class has reached its maximum number of students. If you are interested in a class like this in the future, please call the Bonifas and let us know. We will take your name and contact information and if a class like this becomes available again we will call you. INSTRUCTORS: Mike Olson and Paul Arno Rose Personal style emerges out of personal work and, in this workshop, these artists will share their favorite tips from years of shooting. The…

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August 2017

Helga Flower 2017 Workshop

August 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 10, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Helga Flower DATES: August 7, 8, 9, 10   Purpose of the workshop Get to know my students and make them feel comfortable in their expectations. Show them how to loosen up and become fearless in their experimentations. Starting out with watercolor, and toward the end of the sessions incorporate mixed media. We will learn to paint abstract designs from realistic photos – yours or mine. Make my students feel free to create abstract backgrounds and incorporate realistic images…

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November 2017

Northern Exposure Workshop: Found Object Dilemma

November 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Found Object Dilemma/ Breaking the Rut: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This is a technical workshop about connecting objects using adhesives, binding, joining and fastening. It will be useful to anyone creating mixed media art from 2D to 3D. Hand out, demo plus time to play. Do you create mixed media sculpture using a personal collectable as focal point? Or do you upcycle found objects providing new meaning? Bring a special object or partially complete constructions if smaller than a…

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Northern Exposure Workshop: How Artists See

November 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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How Artists See: 1:30 - 4 p.m. Explore the visual cues in nature and our lives; ask how we give them meaning. Expand your visual literacy; the ability to interpret and make meaning with images. Brush up on design basics that inform our capability to create compelling compositions. This is for all levels of artists to challenge and enhance our ability to see. Presentation, handout and a 2-D collage exercise. There will be time to start your own piece or…

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December 2017

Feather Carving

December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 12, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jim Rutledge DATES: December 5 and 12   Learn to raise and burn feathers using two methods: using the wood burner to create the illusion of layered rows of feathers and then using small hand held rotary grinders to create feather edges. The goal would be that each participant will texture and paint a feather to take home with them. Register by November 28.   Members: $17.00 | Non-Members: $20.00

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