Class- Working in a Series
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Class- Working in a Series

You’ve heard it before…work in a series! But why? Lauren will explain what working in a series has done for her and why it’s important to her process. Next comes the question, what might your series be about? You’ll be guided through the process with ideas and suggestions to help you discover what you’d like to work on. Using the prompts provided and your sketch book, you’ll doodle, jot and write what you’re passionate about exploring. You’ll leave the class with all sorts of inspiration and reasons to jump into the studio to begin your new series.

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Class- Flower Power!
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Class- Flower Power!

Spend a full day immersed in colorful, vibrant and happy blooms. Using acrylic, start with two different and dynamic underpaintings that will be the basis for some unexpected, happy accidents. Then sketch flowers on top of the colorful starts using different perspectives and changes in scale to keep things interesting. And then finally paint the flowers in layers, creating some dynamic and exciting floral works of art. Beginners are welcome! Don’t forget your lunch…you’ll need the energy for this fun, fast moving class.

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Class- Acrylic 101
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Class- Acrylic 101

Come spend the day learning how to paint with the most versatile of mediums. All supplies are included! The first part of class is devoted to experimenting with different thicknesses of paint moving from brushing on very watery applications to thick impasto strokes with a palette knife. You’ll have a hands-on lesson, experimenting and playing with many techniques on different surfaces with different types of paint and mediums. The last part of class is devoted to completing a small painting using some of the things you have learned. I’ll bring all the supplies… just dress in your paint clothes; bring your lunch and your can-do attitudes! We’re going to have a lot of fun!

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Class... Flowers!
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Class... Flowers!

You can sign up here - Glen Arbor Art Association.

Spend a full day immersed in colorful, vibrant and happy blooms. Using acrylic, we’ll start with two different, fast and loose underpaintings, that will be the basis for some unexpected, happy accidents. Then we’ll sketch our flowers on top of the colorful starts, using different perspectives and changes in scale to keep things interesting. And then finally, we’ll be painting the flowers in layers on each of the paintings, creating some dynamic and exciting, floral works of art. Beginners are welcome! Don’t forget your lunch…you’ll need the energy for this fun, fast moving class.

 

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In Bloom
Apr
6
to May 17

In Bloom

  • Glen Arbor Art Association (map)
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Flower Paintings by Lauren Everett Finn and Carol Spaulding

Forest Flower Sculptures by Ananda Bricker,  Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege

April 6 - May 17, 2018

 

The wildflowers return to Northern Michigan in April and May, signaling the start of another spring. This exhibition explores the numerous ways in which five local artists respond and interpret this joyous, indigenous subject in paint, mixed media and porcelain.

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Solo Show at Iron Fish Distillery
Oct
8
to Dec 31

Solo Show at Iron Fish Distillery

Opening reception October 15th from 3 to 5. There will be cookies! And cheese! And something to put the cheese on!

If you haven't made it out to Iron Fish, this would be a great time to go. It's just a beautiful spot, and they have fabulously concocted drinks made with the liquor they distill right there. Snacks, drinks and art... a wonderful combo!

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Six Journeys. Group Show
Sep
8
to Oct 8

Six Journeys. Group Show

  • The Art of Custom Framing (map)
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Chris Gardhouse, Patricia Riascos, Anita Boulan-Stromberg, Lauren Everett Finn, Patrice Erickson, Deb Hyde

Six different artists, six different directions, connected by our mutual respect and encouragement of each other.

Hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 9am-6pm

Thursday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: Closed

 

 

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November 7 - Acrylic 101
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

November 7 - Acrylic 101

  • Crooked Tree Art Center - Traverse City (map)
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Spend half a day being introduced to acrylic, the most versatile of mediums. The first half of class is devoted to experimenting with different thicknesses of paint, moving from brushing on very watery applications, to thick impasto strokes with a palette knife. Students will have a hands-on lesson, experimenting and playing with many techniques on different surfaces with different types of paint and mediums. The last part of class is devoted to completing a small painting using these new techniques. Just dress in your paint clothes, bring a sack lunch and a can-do attitude! We're going to have a lot of fun at Crooked Tree Art Center - Traverse City!

All supplies are included!

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October 15 - Collage 101
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

October 15 - Collage 101

Have you admired collage pieces and wondered how go about it yourself?  If so then Collage 101 is for you! Collage is not only an interesting art form in itself, but it’s also a valuable exercise for painters to experiment with. In this class, we’ll be painting our own collage papers, using magazine imagery, learning how to glue things down flat, and how to glue down wrinkled paper for texture. You can choose to create complete abstractions or more realistic imagery.  

All levels are welcome.

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October 5 - Acrylic 101
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

October 5 - Acrylic 101

  • Crooked Tree Art Center - Petoskey (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spend the day learning how to paint with the most versatile of mediums. The first half of class is devoted to experimenting with different thicknesses of paint, moving from brushing on very watery applications, to thick impasto strokes with a palette knife. Students will have a hands-on lesson, experimenting and playing with many techniques on different surfaces with different types of paint and mediums. The last part of class is devoted to completing a small painting using these new techniques. Lauren will bring all the supplies. Just dress in your paint clothes, bring a sack lunch and a can-do attitude! We're going to have a lot of fun! See you at Crooked Tree Art Center - Petoskey.

All supplies are included!

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September 15 - Driven to Abstraction
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

September 15 - Driven to Abstraction


Are you ready to push past reality with your painting? Are you ready see how far you can go? Using your own photographs and medium of your choice, you’ll learn a variety of ways to apply abstraction to create new and exciting paintings and expand your portfolio of techniques — not to mention, have a blast in the process. Join us at the historic Old Art Center for a great class.

All levels are welcome.

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September 10 - Abstract Painting
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

September 10 - Abstract Painting

  • Old Art Building - Leland, MI (map)
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Let’s jump into the realm of abstract painting. This class will be a lot of fun with “no risk and lots of reward” painting methods. We’ll use patterning and repetition of a motif to create expressive works of art. I’ll guide you through the process and we’ll slap, daub and dab away the afternoon. I’ll be using acrylic, but any medium is welcome! Composition, value, color and shape will be discussed as we bring our paintings toward conclusion. Join us at the Old Art Center for a lot of fun.

All levels are welcome.

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Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

August 24 - Gouache (gwash) Ink Resist


Join me for a day of fun and surprises! In a full day workshop, learn how to do this highly addictive technique.Start with a simple drawing on watercolor paper, and end up with a painting that resembles a wood block or linoleum print. The results are somewhat unpredictable. (And that’s the fun of it!) You’ll leave class with new skills and a painting to frame. All the supplies are provided; just bring a bag lunch and your thirst for knowledge. Join as Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI.

All levels of experience are welcome.

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

July 31 - Collage 101

Have you admired collage pieces and wondered how go about it yourself?  If so then Collage 101 is for you! Collage is not only an interesting art form in itself, but it’s also a valuable exercise for painters to experiment with. In this class, we’ll be painting our own collage papers, using magazine imagery, learning how to glue things down flat, and how to glue down wrinkled paper for texture. You can choose to create complete abstractions or more realistic imagery. Join us at the Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI.

All levels are welcome.

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

July 22 - Acrylic Adventure

This full day workshop will take you from inspiration, to design to roughing in, to refining and finally to the completion (or close to it) of an acrylic painting. It’s the perfect class to take after Acrylic 101. (But taking Acrylic 101 first isn’t necessary!) I will give you a process to follow to complete your very own masterpiece. You can use your own photo reference or use one of mine as a starting point. Be prepared to be stretched and encouraged.

All levels welcome!

 

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Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

June 30 - Acrylic 101

Come and learn how to paint with this most versatile of mediums - all supplies included! From watercolor to impasto, acrylic can do it all. The first half of class is devoted to experimenting with different thicknesses of paint moving from very watery to thick applications. We’ll be adding in watercolor pencils and oil pastel, and using different supports. You’ll have a hands-on lesson, experimenting and playing with many techniques. The last part of class is devoted to completing a small painting using some of the things you learned. Just bring your can-do attitudes! We’re gonna have a lot of fun! Come and learn the versatility of acrylic paint, from watercolor methods to thick applications at the beautiful Oliver Art Center.

All supplies included, just wear your paint clothes!

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

June 17 - Collage 101

Have you admired collage pieces and wondered how go about it yourself?  If so then Collage 101 is for you! Collage is not only an interesting art form in itself, but it’s also a valuable exercise for painters to experiment with. In this class, we’ll be painting our own collage papers, using magazine imagery, learning how to glue things down flat, and how to glue down wrinkled paper for texture. You can choose to create complete abstractions or more realistic imagery.  All levels are welcome.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

June 16 - Acyric 101

Acyric 101 - Old Art Building, Leland, MI -10-2

Come and learn how to paint with this most versatile of mediums… all supplies included! From watercolor to impasto, acrylic can do it all. The first half of class is devoted to experimenting with different thicknesses of paint moving from very watery to thick applications. We’ll be adding in watercolor pencils and oil pastel, and using different supports. You’ll have a hands-on lesson, experimenting and playing with many techniques. The last part of class is devoted to completing a small painting using some of the things you learned. I’ll bring all the supplies… you just bring your can-do attitudes! We’re gonna have a lot of fun! Come and learn the versatility of acrylic paint, from watercolor methods to thick applications.

All supplies included, just wear your paint clothes!

 

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