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January 2020

Mosaic Rock Class

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Jan Dillon Date: January 29 Jan Dillon will be teaching a Mosaic Rock class in the Upper Studio - a one night class. Students will learn the basics of glass mosaics: gluing glass onto a rock of around 5 - 6 inches in diameter and the proper supplies to use. All materials are provided, just bring an idea! Escape the cold and dark of January, learn an intricate art of glass mosaic and take home a beautiful piece of…

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February 2020

Kate’s Valentine Card Party

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Kate Oman Dates: February 12 Tired of paying for cliché Valentine cards? Instead, head to the Bonifas to make your own touching card for that special person in your life. Come for a fun evening of card making led by artist and instructor Kate Oman. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Make your Valentine feel truly special - show them the love☺! Participants take home 2 cards and a new set of skills.   Bonifas Member:…

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March 2020

Machine Workshop

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Bill Oman Date: March 10 This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of building a “Rube Goldberg” type machine. An overview of simple machines will be presented along with discussion of the use of potential energy and trigger mechanisms. Participants will then proceed with building their own machines. Materials used will be simple household items such as paper towel tubes, cardboard and popsicle sticks. Tape and hot glue will be used to attach the components. Materials are provided.…

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Easter Eggs with Alcohol Inks

March 17 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Diane Kribs - Mays Date: March 17 Make beautiful eggs just in time for Easter. Use the mediums of Alcohol Ink, Nail Polish and House Paint - by themselves or in combination and let only your imagination be your limit. Artist and Bonifas instructor Diane Kribs-Mays invites you to dip into your creativity and produce a unique décor for your Easter basket. Register by: March 10, 2020   Bonifas Member: $18 | Non-Member: $20 | Become a Bonifas Member…

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Fly Tying Masterclass

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 21, 2020

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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April 2020

Encaustic Textures

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until April 10, 2020

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
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 20, 2020

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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Grouted Glass Mosaic

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

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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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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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 your fingers when holding a bowl of ice cream…

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Leather and Bead Cuff Bracelet

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 23, 2020

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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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 come 30 min early on the first date…

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