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July 2015

It’s About Focus – A Plein Air Workshop

July 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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A Two-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop, July 15-16 Instructor: Anne Corlett Working on location in the beautiful countryside surrounding Escanaba, we will explore successful plein air painting by fine-tuning our focus, working dark to light and starting with big shapes. Anne Corlett will be working in oil, canvas sizes 9x12 and 18x24. She will begin each session with a short discussion on attaining personal focus and a demonstration. There will be two starts per day. She will also offer personal…

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Crowdfunding and Creativity | Anne Corlett

July 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Learn to use social media to further your passion. Crowdfunding – What is it? “Easel on Down the Road – 2015” – My Kickstarter (Crowdfunding) Project How Social Media helped me meet my funding goal. Other tips for a successful crowdfunding projects. Q&A Cost is $25 for Bonifas members, $30 non-members. “Plein” your summer around Bonifas workshops It’s About Focus. No really, it is. At least for Anne Corlett. That’s the title of her two day plein air painting workshop…

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Likes, Follows and Pins

July 17, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Cost is $25 for Bonifas members, $30 non-members Alysa Diebolt, Detroit-based glass artist from Brick Town Glass will get you excited to use Social Media to grow your reach as an entrepreneur and/ or artist. She will review basic marketing principles of Facebook, Instagram, and other common social media platforms. She'll dig into more in depth methods to actually make money off of the engagement with your fans! The presentation will give lots of real world examples of what to…

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August 2015

Writing and Art Workshop w/ Suzi Baum

August 20, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Powder Keg Sessions introduce creative writing techniques to new writers and offers advanced practices to established writers which tap inner resources. In this three hour workshop we will draw on personal stories and history for original material to craft poems and personal narrative works. We will use watercolors and doodling to get our creative energy flowing. Please bring a journal, your favorite pen and an open mind. Supply list available at registration. About the Artisit Suzi Banks Baum creates…

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September 2015

Cyanotype Workshop: Historical Photographic Method

September 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Participants will learn how to use images they have made with their digital cameras, convert these to enlarged digital negatives and print them on transparency material. The negatives will be applied to watercolor paper on which each participant has painted the historic cyanotype chemicals first invented in the early 1880’s by Sir John Herschel. The images will be exposed to sunlight and processed at the Arts Center. Space is limited to 15 participants, so apply early. The instructor is Christine…

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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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