Abstract Painting: Beginner – Intermediate Level

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

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 expression through this style of art production. Discussion will include how to use our observations and existing working style to translate into abstract forms. Anderson will demonstrate some of her favorite techniques, and discuss other artists' techniques as well. She will share a brief history of abstract painting, showing examples, including her own. This is a hands-on class. Recommended tools and supply list: Variety of brush sizes, small to very large. Bucket for water, acrylic or watercolor paints, paper, and scraping tools. Paper towels, rags, water spray bottle, tape, paper and canvas. Bring enough materials to explore and experiment to go home with several starts. And bring anything else you want to incorporate into your work that is interesting and all about you! "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   Bonifas Member: $45.00 | Non-Member: $55.00 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Paint Night with Staci Berg

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

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 »

Homeschool Art Class

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Kaylee Hubert DATES: Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., October 1 to December 10 An 11 week art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Ages: K – 8 grade Register by September 23 Student Fee: $45 for series | Become a Bonifas Member »

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: November 5, 12, 19, 26 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 | Each Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Broken Cup Mosaic

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

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 to visit the artist's studio to pick lots of dishes, glass and found objects! Bring your bits and pieces in and learn how to construct an indoor/outdoor wall-mounted mosaic planter. Bonifas Member: $45 | Non-Member: $55 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

Toddler Art — Session 2

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. 2 seven week sessions Session 1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: November 1, 8, 15, 29 (skips Thanksgiving), December 6, 13, 20 For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers.   7 Week Session: $32 | Per Day: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

The Art of Flowers with Dave Gafner

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Dave Gafner DATES: October 18, November 15, December 6 Three part series Session 1 - October 18 – Fall bulbs for spring flowers. Participants take home bulbs. Session 2 - November 15 - Thanksgiving centerpiece. Participants take home Thanksgiving centerpiece (low vase). Session 3 - December 6 – Christmas arrangements. Participants take home Christmas arrangement, something with 16 inch taper red or white candles Dr. Gafner is a celebrity florist, who worked on Oscars ceremonies, is associate and friend with world’s top florists and horticulturists, participates in many prestigious national flower shows and travelled the world in search of rare and exotic flowers and plants. And – lucky for us – he is a resident of the Upper Peninsula! He will guide the class through how and when to plant bulbs flown directly from Holland for beautiful spring garden in Session 1. During the later sessions you will learn how to arrange flowers and plants with contemporary style and flare. Take home the conversation piece for your holiday table - your sister-in-law will be signing up for this class next year!   Register by October 14 (Session 1), November 8 (Session 2), December 1 (Session 3) Bonifas Member Series: $75 | Bonifas Member Session: 30 | Non-Member Series: $85 | Non-Member Session: 35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Encaustic Portrait

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

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 »

Volunteer Brunch

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Volunteer brunch will be on November 28, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Paint Night with Staci Berg

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

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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