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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 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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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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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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November 2019

Northern Exposure Workshop: Abstraction

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Dan Cross DATE: Nov 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Abstraction: the act of seeing and creating, an exploration in any media, with collage as an inclusive element of design. “Abstraction is a way to think, to draw, to paint, to force any/all art elements into new and challenging positions...the combination of conscious choices, risk taking and chance juxtapositions open new ways of seeing and creating content evolution.” - Dan Cross Abstraction is an intuitive process of spontaneous expression.…

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January 2020

Naturally Dyed Silk Scarf & Bundle Dyed Flour Sack Towel Workshop

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Eichhorn DATE: January 10 Scholarships available at Front Desk Fiber artist Sarah Eichhorn will teach us how to use natural dye from plants and kitchen scraps and how they can also be used to create unique prints with bundle dyeing. We’ll cover how to set the dye on your fabric, recipes for natural dyes, and the different types of dyes you can create from your kitchen and garden. You’ll walk away with a beautiful naturally dyed silk scarf,…

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