Summer Arts at the Bonifas

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Kaylee Hubert Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31 Keep young minds developing and little hands busy! Bonifas Summer Arts program provides a playful and stimulating environment for young kids to grow as creative, unique individuals! Participants will do fun projects, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media and more! Location: Bonifas Sculpture Garden or the Studio (weather permitting) Age: 5 to 9 years old   Per Session: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Kids Drawing and Painting

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: April South Olson 
Dates: 5 weeks Series June 27 to August 1 {Skips July 4) Kids explore different art concepts, learn about materials and techniques in those delightful and diverse art lessons for the school-age kids. Ages 8 and up. The series consists of the following sessions: 1. Still life painting. Students will first create a line drawing from a still life exploring the art element of line.  Having a composition in place we will then use our imaginations to play with color and paint our vision in to complete our unique artistic expression. 2. Card board collage painting - They will stack cardboard shapes on top of each other to create a 3 dimensional depth and then paint the shapes to finish it off. 3. Print making Portraits - with Styrofoam 4. Pattern textured landscape - using oil pastels and watercolor. We'll head out to the garden and find a landscape picture to paint.  Focusing on surface texture using pattern and line students will come away with an exciting Plein Aire landscape. Students will first draw a simple lines and then they will break up the composition with dramatic pattern. 5. A yarn painting.   Bonifas Member: $$30 | Non-Member: $40 | Bonifas Member Per Session: $8 | Non-Member Per Session: $10 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Escanaba Summer Music Camp

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: July 15-19| Final Performance – Friday July 19 at 4 p.m. The Escanaba Summer Music Camp is a day camp that places young musicians in bands of similar interests and skill level. During the week students will rehearse tunes they help to select and compose for a final performance Friday July 19th at 4 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, no experience needed. All music styles welcome Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, Classical or Jazz. All instruments and vocalist welcome. Camp meets at: The Bonifas Art Center and The First Presbyterian Church 819 First Avenue South Escanaba, MI 49829 For students going into 7th grade through 12th grade. Register by June 15. If you register online, please call us at 786-3833 or stop into the Bonifas Arts Center to fill out Music Camp registration form. Your online payment secures your seat in the camp but we still need your filled out registration form by June 15th. You need to fill out and turn in a registration form. DOWNLOAD PDF: Escanaba Summer Music Camp Registration 2019 Registration: $150

IPhoneography 1.0 – Smartphone Photography Workshops

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

IPhoneography 1.0 - Smartphone Photography Workshops Instructor: Karen West Date: July 16, 17 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. Dorothea Lange said, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see, without a camera.” This has never been more true for Karen since she started shooting with the iPhone. The whole world becomes the subject because she always has her camera tucked away in her back pocket.   WORKSHOP 1: iPHONE CAMERA MAGIC July 16, 12 to 3 p.m. Looking for a way to take your iPhone Photography to a new level and create some magic? This photo adventure is for you. The workshop includes basic photography techniques with specific tips on using the iPhone camera. In addition to the native iPhone camera, we will cover three shooting apps: Camera+ gives control of focus, shutter speed, exposure and other shooting functions. Slow Shutter is a great app for capturing beautiful motion blur, light trails and low light images giving the photographer endless creative possibilities. Average Camera Pro takes multiple pictures to create interesting and creative abstract images and for producing low-noise pictures in low-light conditions. These apps are only available on iPhone. Please download the apps BEFORE the workshop.   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $32 | Become a Bonifas Member »   WORKSHOP 2: SMARTPHONE PHOTO ART July 16, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Smartphone Photo Art covers editing and artistic apps to make your picture POP! After working through Dr. West’s Snapseed formula adjustments a common response heard at her workshops is, “Wow!” Prisma, one of the most popular creative apps is fun and can transform your pictures into paintings. Painteresque allows you to “revisualize” your images to make your pictures more interesting and compelling. These apps are available on iPhone and Android. Please download Snapseed, Prisma and Painteresque BEFORE the workshop. If you want to print your images, download Big Photo and Image Blender.   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $32 | Become a Bonifas Member »   WORKSHOP 3: iPHONEOGRAPHY July 17, 1 to 5 p.m. iPhoneography opens the creative potential of digital photography on the iPhone. This workshop covers apps that include masking, layering, filters, effects, tools and others to create amazing digital artistic images. Dr. West’s step-by-step handout guides you through the creative process. Her interactive learning method makes learning fun and easy. The apps used in this workshop are ONLY available on iPhone. Please download Painnt, Artomaton, Leonardo, Alien Sky, Prisma and Enlight BEFORE the workshop. If you want to print your images, download Big Photo and Image Blender.   Bonifas Member: $34 | Non-Member: $43 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Deadline for Young Artist’s Market at the Waterfront Festival

Karas Memorial Bandshell Ludington Park Jenkins Drive, Escanaba

Dates: Saturday, August 3
 Calling all Young Entrepreneurs! The Young Artists’ Market is a great opportunity for 
students age 18 and under to display and sell their original works during the Waterfront Art Festival at Ludington Park. Runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set-up starts at 8 a.m. All artwork must be done by the artist (a limited amount of adult assistance is acceptable). Work must be of suitable quality to be sold, and a sample must be approved by the Bonifas staff upon receipt of application. Download Artist Application »   Student Fee: $10 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Fused Glass Tiles and Suncatchers

This class has reached it's maximum number of students. The class is full. Students will have the opportunity to create two glass suncatchers or tiles to display. This beginner class will cover a quick overview of glass compatibility, design and the kiln firing process. The assembled pieces are fired off site and then returned to the students. No glass cutting experience needed. Ages: 13 to adult Bonifas Member: $40 | Non-Member: $46 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

The Art of Breadmaking with Mike Berg: Ciabatta

Instructor: Mike Berg Date: October 4, 6 – 8 p.m. Ciabatta is a rustic Italian bread recipe. The bread is not dense, actually the interior has holes. The loaf is not beautiful, resembling a big house slipper (hence the name). But what it lacks in beauty, Ciabatta bread makes up in fantastic taste. It has a delightful chewy exterior and a soft light interior - a very pleasing combination for your taste buds! Don’t waste your time looking for a recipe – come to the Art of Breadmaking class instead! Artisanal baker and Bonifas instructor Mike Berg takes you each step of that way so that you can make some original ciabatta loaves for yourself. And once you baked them - use them in panini for authentic Italian lunch experience! Join the class and enjoy the smell and taste of freshly baked bread and a lively conversation with like-minded people! Ages: 12+/ Adult   Bonifas Member: $15 | Non-Member: $18 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes meditative. Students should bring own mat and block.   Bonifas Member: $36 | Non-Member: $45 | Per Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Watercolor Excitement with Ink

Instructor: Ed Fenendael Dates: Tuesday, September 10 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 9-4 p.m. Watercolor and ink is a great combination when creating a piece of art. Using the ink marks to guide you in your composition and design makes for an exciting process. We will use a limited palette (very few colors) and work on small and medium pieces of watercolor paper. The pigments and watercolor paper will be made available at the Art Center along with brushes, pencils, erasers and the permanent pen we will use. If you have your own supplies, please bring them with you. Also bring several photographs (usual size; not oversized) that excite you. We will not be creating from cell phones, i-pads or computers. Each of the two days will begin with a short discussion followed by a demonstration. You will then have plenty of time to work on your individual pieces. Emphasis is always on individual attention. Each day will end with a gentle and informative critique. Plan to have fun and leave this workshop with a renewed sense of creativity! This workshop will be open to all levels. Please see supply list for suggestions. All levels welcome.   Bonifas Member: $125 | Non-Member: $140 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Watercolor Excitement with Ink

Instructor: Ed Fenendael Dates: Tuesday, September 10 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 9-4 p.m. Watercolor and ink is a great combination when creating a piece of art. Using the ink marks to guide you in your composition and design makes for an exciting process. We will use a limited palette (very few colors) and work on small and medium pieces of watercolor paper. The pigments and watercolor paper will be made available at the Art Center along with brushes, pencils, erasers and the permanent pen we will use. If you have your own supplies, please bring them with you. Also bring several photographs (usual size; not oversized) that excite you. We will not be creating from cell phones, i-pads or computers. Each of the two days will begin with a short discussion followed by a demonstration. You will then have plenty of time to work on your individual pieces. Emphasis is always on individual attention. Each day will end with a gentle and informative critique. Plan to have fun and leave this workshop with a renewed sense of creativity! This workshop will be open to all levels. Please see supply list for suggestions.   Bonifas Member: $125 | Non-Member: $140 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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