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April 2020

Encaustic Textures

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: April South Olson Dates: April 3 & 10; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn the unique art of using an encaustic medium. Encaustic artist, April South-Olson will show you how to apply colored hot wax and fuse them in layers to create a textured painting. She will guide you with art elements through her own practice to build onto your layers. Bring your imagination and leave with your own piece of art! Register by: March 30, 2020   Bonifas Member:…

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Wheel-Thrown and Hand-Built Pottery

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Due to the COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Instructor: Al Hansen Date: Mondays, April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. and 20th, 5 – 9 p.m. Learn basic pottery skills and learn advanced techniques from artist Al Hansen! Build a few unique pieces of pottery that is ready for pick up a week after the firing. Previous experience NOT required. Session 1 – Hand building and wheel throwing Session 2 – Glazing and raku firing (this session is held both…

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Fly Tying Masterclass

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Due to the COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Instructor: Linda and Jim Rutledge Dates: March 31, April 7, 14, 21 Lynda Rutledge is a master fly tyer who has been teaching fly tying for 20 years for Trout Unlimited, the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club and the D.N.R. Prepare for the fishing season with this spring series that will meet once a week for four weeks. Students will learn the basics of fly-tying.  Each week a new fly pattern will be…

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Grouted Glass Mosaic

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Due to the COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Instructor: Jan Dillon Date: April 8, 15, 22 Artist Jan Dillon will guide you through a Glass Mosaic technique in the Upper Studio in this 3 -night class. Students will learn the basics of designing, gluing and grouting a mosaic project of their choice - a flower pot, a vase, a plate or a rock. After taking this class you will have the knowledge to do almost any mosaic project. All…

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Making a Microwave Bowl-Cozy

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Due to the COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Instructor: Lois Pilon Dates: April 9 This two hour class is bringing you a perfect solution to handling hot dishes. Join instructor Lois Pilon and make a bowl-cozy that makes handling hot bowls out of microwave safe! Place your microwaveable dish inside the cozy and put the whole thing in the microwave to heat. To take the dish out, you simply grab the corners of the cozy. Cozies will also protect…

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Encaustic Textures

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Due to the COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Instructor: April South Olson Dates: April 3 & 10; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn the unique art of using an encaustic medium. Encaustic artist, April South-Olson will show you how to apply colored hot wax and fuse them in layers to create a textured painting. She will guide you with art elements through her own practice to build onto your layers. Bring your imagination and leave with your own piece of…

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Fly Tying Masterclass

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Linda and Jim Rutledge Dates: March 31, April 7, 14, 21 Lynda Rutledge is a master fly tyer who has been teaching fly tying for 20 years for Trout Unlimited, the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club and the D.N.R. Prepare for the fishing season with this spring series that will meet once a week for four weeks. Students will learn the basics of fly-tying.  Each week a new fly pattern will be introduced.  Students will tie flies that catch trout and…

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Grouted Glass Mosaic

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Jan Dillon Date: April 8, 15, 22 Artist Jan Dillon will guide you through a Glass Mosaic technique in the Upper Studio in this 3 -night class. Students will learn the basics of designing, gluing and grouting a mosaic project of their choice - a flower pot, a vase, a plate or a rock. After taking this class you will have the knowledge to do almost any mosaic project. All supplies will be provided, just bring your project idea.…

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Leather and Bead Cuff Bracelet

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Instructor: Diane Kribs-Mays Date: April 16 and 23 Make a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry with artist Diane Kribs-Mays. The lasting beauty of bead work has made it a part of nearly every culture in civilized history. Choose from a variety of beads and then hand weave them over a Greek leather cord to create you own unique bracelet. Please come 30 min. early to pick out your beads. Participants should…

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Wheel-Thrown and Hand-Built Pottery

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Al Hansen Date: Mondays, April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. and 20th, 5 – 9 p.m. Learn basic pottery skills and learn advanced techniques from artist Al Hansen! Build a few unique pieces of pottery that is ready for pick up a week after the firing. Previous experience NOT required. Session 1 – Hand building and wheel throwing Session 2 – Glazing and raku firing (this session is held both indoors and outdoors, so please dress accordingly) Register by:…

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