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November 2018

Paint Night with Staci Berg

November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 | Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Encaustic Portrait

November 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: April South Olson DATES: November 27 Learn a unique art of encaustic. Take a picture, mount it on the wood, cover with encaustic and give someone a unique and memorable present for the holiday season! STUDENTS PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN 4x6 or 5x7 photo.   Register by November 20 Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Broken Cup Mosaic

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Class canceled (instructor is ill), please stay tuned for a rescheduling of the class in the future. INSTRUCTOR: Cathie Knauf DATES: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28 (3 -session class), 6:00 – 8:00 pm Artist Cathie Knauf leads you through the process of creating a unique mosaic piece. Join us to create this whimsical piece of functional art. Do you have a broken dish that you just hate to throw out? If not, no worries, - you will have the opportunity…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 | Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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February 2019

Natural Light Portraits with Smart Phones/Cameras

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Michael Hall Date: February 9 Learn how to make your portraits or selfies look the best without setting up the professional lighting. Award-winning photographer Mike Hall will educate you on how to take the pictures that makes anyone look like the best version of themselves with your smartphone or camera in this short and informative workshop. Just in time for Valentine’s day – do it together for novel experience as a couple or give a loved one a special…

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Encaustic: Landscape Painting with Shellac Burn

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 19, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This class is full. Instructor: April South Olson Dates: February 12 & 19 Learn the unique art of encaustic medium. Encaustic artist, April South-Olson will show you how to apply colored hot wax and fuse them in layers to create a landscape. She will guide you with art elements and through her own practice to build onto your layers. We will explore a Shellac Burn technique, by lighting our paintings on fire, to create a spontaneous dimension to your landscape…

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Introduction to Scratchboard Art with Color

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Tracy Anderson Date: Feb. 7 and 21 This two and a half hour class, will introduce you to the medium of Scratchboard and adding color. Scratchboard black is a white clay board that has had black ink applied. The technique requires scratching away the black to reveal the white underneath. This class will also teach the technique of adding color. Scratchboard is known for being highly detailed. This class will teach the basic techniques for working on scratchboard black…

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March 2019

The Art of Calligraphy

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: David Snook Date: March 21 Learn how to write beautifully and create personalized stationery or make signs. The practical benefits of learning calligraphy include weddings and big events (save the date, outer envelopes, inner envelopes, RSVP envelopes, and thank you card envelopes, Invitation suite design, Program design, Place cards and escort cards, Menu design, Signs, certificates) corporate events and private dinners. All these materials take time to create and hiring a calligrapher is costly. However, if you create them…

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April 2019

Abstract Painting

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: April South -Olson Date: April 2, 9, 16, 23 Learn to listen to your intuition and understand the beauty of layering in this abstract painting class. We will use the versatile acrylic medium to apply paint with an instinctual approach. April South-Olson will show you how to use pattern, collage, mark making, and other art elements to move you forward with each layer in this contemporary art method.   Bonifas Member: $34 | Non-Member: $39 | Become a Bonifas…

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Raku Pottery with Al Hansen

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2019 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This class is full.  Instructor: Al Hansen Date: April 18 (indoor session), 6–8 p.m. and May 2 (outdoor firing), 6–9 p.m. Join local potter and retired Bay College instructor, Al Hansen in the pottery studio for a session of hand building and wheel throwing and a second session of glazing and firing raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that has historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This is a low-fire, reduction process that involves handling…

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