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May
28
Tue
Embracing Motherhood – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

A group for mothers of infants and young children held the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Lap/nursing children welcome.

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May
29
Wed
Greg LaRock-“STUDIO LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM PHOTOS: Choosing and Editing Images for Success” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
May 29 @ 9:00 am – Jun 1 @ 12:00 am

Please join national, award-winning landscape artist Greg LaRock as we explore the landscape through the studio process! Selecting proper images to paint from is critical to the start of a successful painting. Understanding what makes for a good reference photo and how to edit is the key. In this workshop we will discuss:

• The process of painting the landscape using photo references

• What to look for and what to avoid in your image selection

• Understanding where the camera images fail and how to compensate

• Adjusting you images for better color and cropping

• Building a painting (16×20) in two sessions

My workshops are designed to take you to the next level in painting. They will cover:

• How to organize elements for successful composition

• The importance of shape division, shape balance and focal interests

• The construction of a painting: How to build it from the ground up.

• Achieving depth and atmosphere: What works and what doesn’t.

• Understanding the power of large masses.

• Colors and temperatures and how they relate to your values.

And much more! We will cover the entire painting process from concept to completion. Don’t miss out!

WORKSHOPS WITH GREG LAROCK

Student Level: Advanced Beginner and up. Students should have a basic understanding of how to set up their easel and work with their materials, plus some paint mixing experience. You should also have a knowledge of perspective and a capable drawing ability.

Objective: To improve your painting approach and provide information to help you understand how to create a more successful painting. If you feel you’ve reached a “plateau” in your work or are having problems with composition, values and simplification, then this workshop can help.

What To Expect: I try to give students a solid foundation to build upon and the tools to improve. This is based in the structure of a painting and understanding how to make things read correctly. I’ll show each student what’s working in their own paintings and where the problem spots are. I’ll point out the fundamentals of good design and proper organization of elements. Although, due to the limited amount of instructional time in a workshop, no one will become a master overnight, nor are there magical shortcuts or equipment. Only with hard work and perseverance, will one be able to meet the individual goals as a painter.

HIGHLIGHTS:

• On location demos: My demos cover the entire painting process from concept to completion. I’ll talk through every step of the process so you will see and understand exactly how I work and think.

• Individual instruction at each student’s easel.

• Group critique at the end plus personal critiques of student’s work brought from home.

• Free goodies for all students.

https://greglarock.com/

Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

francsican-artists

The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity.
Cost: $7.50
May
31
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
May 31 @ 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.

Jun
5
Wed
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

francsican-artists

The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity.
Cost: $7.50
Jun
6
Thu
Healthy Wives, Healthy Marriages – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A group for women focused on health, fertility and strong marriages held the first and third Thursday evening of each month 6:00-7:30 p.m. Lap/nursing children welcome.

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Jun
7
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jun 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.

Jun
8
Sat
Community Workdays at the Lowell Campus @ Lowell Campus
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Community Workdays are held the second Saturday of the month, March through November.

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.  Individuals, families, church and business groups are welcome.

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

Find out more about Community Workdays.

Jun
11
Tue
Embracing Motherhood – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

A group for mothers of infants and young children held the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Lap/nursing children welcome.

Click to see flyer.

 

Jun
12
Wed
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

francsican-artists

The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity.
Cost: $7.50