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Jun
21
Wed
Music Grooves – Music Therapy Groups for Children with Special Needs @ Grand Rapids Campus
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 3:45 pm

Grand Rapids Campus

Children with special needs are invited to our Grand Rapids Campus for music therapy groups which will use fun and motivating interventions to work toward therapeutic goals such as social interaction and communication.  Parent participation is welcomed!

Groups offered 2:00 to 2:45 ages 5 – 9, 3:00 – 3:45, ages 10 – 15  Cost: $120 for six week session

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mt-grooves-this-summer-in-grand-rapids-tickets-33936413727

Jun
22
Thu
Juan Jr Ramirez-Sargent’s Later Years @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm

sargentWhen we think of Sargent, what might come to mind are realistic portraits done with the fewest brushstrokes. His beautiful paintings done with flowing brushstrokes and accents drop so carefully in the right place they made his paintings sing. He showed the birth marks of his later style in his earliest portraits. Often painting a passage here and there with the fewest strokes. “Too clever,” said some critics. It was only after the age of 30, did he accept his natural talent, as his signature. He no longer forced himself to paint in the traditional methods of the time. When one of his paintings seemed too laborious he never hesitated to scrape it off and start a fresh. He maintained that if one studied his approach, one could learn to go after the subtlest qualities of the model.

In this workshop you will learn about his method and ideas that he adopted in his later years. You will learn the difference between his early work versus his later paintings. We will go over his color choices and how to mix flesh tones. An emphasis will be placed on getting the right values from the start.

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/juanjrramirez

Jun
26
Mon
Summer Camps at the Center – 2017 @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm

June 26 – 30:  Animals Wild and Tame (ages 8 – 10)

Children and animals are natural partners. This camp will provide ample opportunity for children to interact with all kinds of critters while learning about their habitat and unique characteristics.

Cost: $150 per child includes supplies, snacks, and drinks.  The children should bring a sack lunch, sunblock and bug spray. Questions? Please contact Sister Mary Paul Moller, FSE, at smpmoller@lifeprocesscenter.org.

For information about scholarships, please contact Sister Colleen Ann Nagle, FSE, at (616)-897-7842 or email scanagle@lifeprocesscenter.org

 

Jun
30
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Jul
7
Fri
Kathleen Mooney-Color and Acrylics @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a full day to explore some of the unique properties of working with acrylic paints with an emphasis on COLOR. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your colors to a new level. Combine acrylics with watercolors, graphite pencil, conte crayon, and special techniques for a rich surface with Absolutely Luscious Colors!  

Plan on bringing a $15 fee for materials made out to Kathleen Mooney.

Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Jul
8
Sat
Community Workdays
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for work on the farm while you enjoy the peace and beauty found on the land.  Activities take place in the morning followed by a communal lunch.  Work days are open to individuals, families, and church and business groups.

 

If there is a question about weather, call 897-5220 the day of the event.

Jul
13
Thu
Mark Daniel Nelson – Image to Abstract @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm

markdanielnelsonThis workshop is specially designed for the realist painter interested in adding elements of abstraction to his or her work, while remaining firmly rooted in traditional representational techniques.

A series of progressive exercises will guide the student through a process of eliminating unnecessary visual information to arrive at a clear and simplified final image. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self-expression.

Students should bring their own reference photos and also plan to take photos while in class. Prints may be used and/or laptop/iPad (especially if it has photo-editing software). There will be at least one session painting from a still life set-up.

Website:  http://markdanielnelson.com/

Jul
14
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Jul
19
Wed
Bryan Mark Taylor-Painting the Essentials En Plein Air @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm

taylorBryan Mark Taylor’s Plein Air Painting Workshops are for professional and aspiring artists who want to develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of outdoor painting through demonstrations (in oil), lectures, practices, and critiques. The workshop will focus the artist on effectively capturing light, atmosphere, and mood in paint while using strong composition and color harmony.

Website: http://bryanmarktaylor.com/