Art

Art Classes

Intro to Pottery

Date and Time: Wednesday, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Who: Individuals 13+ who are more independent

What: Embark on a creative journey with our Intro to Pottery Class, a welcoming space designed for those who thrive on clear demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Some topics in this class include basic hand-building techniques, stages of clay, and the glazing process. Each pottery technique is demonstrated step-by-step, ensuring that everyone can easily follow along. Independence is key in Intro to Pottery – hand-over-hand guidance is minimal but adaptive tools and techniques are available to best support the artist. In Intro to Pottery, every artist will confidently mold their creativity into beautiful works of art! Members can expect to complete 2-3 projects in a 4-week session.

Thursday Night Pottery

Date and Time: Thursdays, 5:00 pm- 7:00pm

Who: Individuals 13+ who need more support

What: Welcome to our Thursday Night Pottery! Designed for artists who benefit from additional support, this program provides a nurturing environment where members will be introduced to the wonderful world of clay. Over 4 weeks, artists will explore basic hand-building techniques, learn about the different stages of clay, and complete the glazing process. In our supported classroom, individuals will receive personalized assistance to ensure they feel supported and empowered throughout the entirety of creative process. Join us in this inclusive space where every artist receives the encouragement and assistance needed to thrive! Members can expect to complete 2-3 projects in a 4-week session.

Draw and Sketch

Day and Time: Fridays, 5:00 pm-6:00pm

Who: Individuals 13+ who are more independent

What: Grab your #2 pencils and drawing paper as we dive into the world of basic cartooning and drawing skills. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this class is designed for all abilities. Each week, we’ll introduce a new drawing idea to spark your creativity. Artists will be guided through the process and given step-by-step instructions along the way. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of room for your own ideas and personal touches! Whether you’re looking to refine your skills or simply enjoy drawing amongst friends, this class is sure to ignite your passion for sketching!

Sensory Art

Date and Time: Saturdays, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Who: Individuals 13+ who need more support

What: Ignite your senses in Sensory Art! Perfect for artists seeking multi-sensory experiences through various art techniques and modalities, this class will enhance your creativity and lead you into a journey of self-expression. Through hands-on projects, members will create unique works of art that captivate the senses and reflect their individuality. Join us and start your masterpiece today!

Intro to Painting

Day and Time: Saturdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Who: Individuals 20+ who are more independent

What: The vibrant world of painting awaits in Intro to Painting! Artists will be taken on a journey through the fundamentals of painting, exploring the concepts of color, form, and space, learning how to bring their visions to life. Individuals will have the chance to experiment with a wide range of traditional brushes, paints, and adaptive tools, allowing enhanced accessibility and creative expression. Whether you’re a novice artist or a seasoned painter, this class offers something for everyone!

Members Only Independent Study

Date and Time: Tuesdays, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, Wednesdays, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, Fridays, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Who: Individuals 16+ who are more independent

What: Step into our open studio, a space specially crafted for seasoned artists to explore their creativity freely. Designed for individuals who crave independence in their artistic journey, Members Only Independent Study is best suited for individuals who have a deep understanding of art materials, a distinct personal style, and require minimal guidance. Whether you arrive with a clear vision or simply a spark of inspiration, our well-equipped space provides all the necessary supplies at your fingertips to nurture your creativity. Members who are interested in attending must first contact Tina Spencer at tspencer@llecmi.org or 248-308-3592 ext. 106 to determine eligibility.