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Jun
18
Tue
Introduction to NFP/FABM @ Grand Rapids Campus
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This one-time session is perfect for anyone looking for basic information about Natural Family Planning, also known as a Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) of family planning.

Please register by June 14 by contacting Laura Chapin at 616-319-3841 or email lchapin@lifeprocesscenter.org.

Jun
19
Wed
Howard Friedland-Expanding the “Dynamic Range of Your Paintings” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm

Learn how you can design your paintings to be more appealing and compelling, using tried and true secrets of the Masters.

This 4 day studio class will teach you the methods and use of materials to create more Dynamic Paintings.

He will cover:

  • Design and Notan
  • Muted to Chromatic Color
  • Color Harmony
  • Use of Transparent and Opaque Pigments
  • Brush and Palette knife techniques to emulate various textures
  • Strengthening your Focal Point with Detail
  • And other creative problem solving techniques

Howard is a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America.

www.howardfriedland.com

Any questions please call Kathy at (616) 897-7842, ext. 352.

 

Susan Blackwood-“FIGURES ‘DOING’ + PAINTING MOTION AND TELLING A STORY” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm

Humans move and our lives tell stories. This workshop will help you capture not only the figure, but how best to “Tell the Story” in your paintings. It will cover photographing your subject, arranging the composition, and how to direct the eye for the greatest message. We will discuss motion and creating a sense of movement and emotion through the control and choosing color, edges and values.

Susan Blackwood has a passion for teaching artists. Her combination of enthusiasm, encouragement and knowledge is the hallmark of her teaching. She has been a professional artist and instructor since the early ‘70s.  For 32 years, she was a professional watercolorist. In 2003 she ventured forth into the thick and gooey medium of oils and loves it, too. Her watercolors and oils have been in many national shows and museums, winning top awards. In 2010 she won Best of Show at the American Women Artists National Exhibition. To see more of her paintings and for a more complete biography, go to

www.susanblackwood.com

Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Jun 19 @ 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
21
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jun 21 @ 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
26
Wed
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Jun 26 @ 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
28
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jun 28 @ 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
3
Wed
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul
5
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Jul 5 @ 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
Mon
Marc Hanson-“Exploring Your Painting Skills in Open Air 1 and 2” (two workshops with a day in between, take them both or take them individually) @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
Session One – July 8-10, Session Two – July 12-14

Marc has agreed to do two three day workshops with a day in between to rest.  We have included a cost for both first, and then listed them separately in the ticket area.  Session One – July 8-10, Session Two – July 12-14.  For those who take both sets of workshops, the second one will be a continuation of the first.  There will be a 10% discount for taking both.

“This workshop is two sets of three days of painting outside in the landscape, for painters of all levels, working in oils, pastels or acrylics.   I work in all three of those mediums on location and in the studio, and am happy to see artists in my workshops with either of the three.

Since we all come to painting with a lot of information and history of our own, it’s not possible for me to know each individual students’ experience and abilities. I’ve designed my workshops so that it doesn’t matter if you’ve been painting for half of your life, or for half of the last month, each student will benefit from the exercises I’ve designed. They will help to strengthen your current abilities, and expose those skills that need strengthening. I work with each individual student at their own level, spend a lot of time with each student at their easel giving individual instruction. I demo everything that I ask you to do.

You’ll leave the workshop having spent either 3 days, or 6 days studying the basic elements of painting… Drawing, Value, Color, Edges and Design… with one other element, possibly the most important one of all… Concept… being explored and discussed at length.  I’ve designed a number of exercises that focus on the importance of Value to Design, Color, and Concept. From there we’ll move into simple Color and Design issues, including how to use all of those, and Edges, to emphasize your Concept, what it is you want to say to the viewer in your painting.

You may not go home with paintings that need framing, but you will go home with a portfolio full of valuable exercises that you can refer back to as you move forward in your own painting process.  All I ask is that you come with an inquisitive and open mind, and the Art Spirit within you.”

The cost of each workshop is $450, or $850 for both.

https://marchansonart.com/