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August 2017

Helga Flower 2017 Workshop

August 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Helga Flower 2017 Workshop

August 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Helga Flower 2017 Workshop

August 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Helga Flower 2017 Workshop

August 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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Feather Carving

December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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June 2018

Iphoneography 1.0 — Smartphone Photography Workshop

June 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This class is full. INSTRUCTOR: Karen West DATES: June 28 Visiting artist Dr. West is a photographer by heart and passion and a philosophy teacher by mind and trade. Both have come together in her latest photographic adventures with the iPhone. Making the transition from 15 years as fine art photographer with the DSLR camera to the tiny iPhone and its limitless possibilities of creativity has opened Karen’s eye to the everyday world around her in new and amazing ways.…

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November 2018

Abstract Painting: Beginner – Intermediate Level

November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Anderson DATE: November 9 "Welcome to all who wish to explore abstract painting whether you are experienced or new to the process. We will have loads of fun and create beautiful artwork together!" -Pamela Anderson Abstract painting is an intuitive and spontaneous process. Join Milwaukee artist, Pamela Anderson, in a relaxed and practical exercise in learning how tools, color, form, mark-making, and gestural movement can create mood, inspire, and ignite imagination. Discover how to create your own personal…

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