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Acrylic Pour Painting
Explore the Pour I
Monday, October 7 - Explore the Pour l - 6pm $40 Register
Explore the process of acrylic pouring. Using additives and a few tools we will play and create. You will receive (4) 8x10 canvases and all supplies. This is a very messy class! Aprons will be furnished, but you will also want to wear old clothing. Don't let that scare you. Acrylic pouring is super fun and very popular. Class size is limited and usually sell out. Items will not be dry the night of class. They can be picked up a day or 2 after class.
Explore the Pour 20 x 20 Inch Canvas
Wednesday, October 23 - 6pm $45 Register
Bring Your Own Things to Pour On
In October, call or text for a personal pouring time. 616-638-0873
Pour a Box, a Name or Special Word, a Wall Piece, you name it - using the acrylic pour painting method. Participants will receive the supplies needed to pour the item that YOU bring. Wood and cardboard type items work best. Items that are mostly flat work best. A small pouring fee will apply per item and will depend on the size. Your additional payment can be made the night of class in cash, check, or card. This project is great for a kid's name for their bedroom or a special project one-of-a-kind project. Limit 6 people. This is a very messy class! Aprons will be furnished, but you will also want to wear old clothing. Don't let that scare you. Acrylic pouring is super fun. Items will not be dry the night of class. They can be picked up a day or 2 after class.
Brews & Brushstrokes
Monday, October 14 - Pet Portrait Painting - 6pm $40 Register
Send a photo (headshot) of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sketch it on the canvas and have it ready for you to paint.
Wednesday, October 16 - Harvest Moon Pumpkin - 6pm $40 Register
Monday, October 21 - Art Journal Afternoon Group - 1:30pm - $20 Register
Thursday, October 24 - Art Journal Evening Group - 7pm - $20 Register
Why art journal? Because it's creative fun, can be insightful and therapeutic as well. We'll begin meeting one afternoon a month and more often if that's what we decide we want to do. We'll begin each session with a word, a concept, a new technique, or a new art medium. We'll share and explore together. Relax and enjoy a hot or cold beverage from Aldea Coffee of Grand Armory Brewing as you create in your journal and share special time with the others at the table. This type of art activity is for people of all abilities, so don't think you can't do this because you're not an artist. We're all exploring and on a journey of some sort. This will be a safe, non-judgmental space.All you need to do is bring your own art journal. Any sketchbook or journal will work, but heavier paper is best. Mixed media paper is great. Old books work as well. The Armory Art Center has all the supplies we need, but group members may wish to bring in their own favorites. Ideas for pages will be ready, but please feel free to add your own project ideas as the group moves forward.
We can't wait to see you at the table - which by the way, is limited to 10 people, so don't hesitate to sign up.
Painting - Mixed Media - Drawing
Monday, September 30 - Large Mixed Media Self Portraits - 6pm $45 Register
Tuesday, October 1 - Pastels With Rich Color - 6pm $20 Register
Tuesday, October 15 - Witchy Pumpkin Gourd - 6-m $20 Register
Monday, October 21 - Ink Resist with Patricia - 11am $30 Register
Tuesday, October 22 - Natural Gourd Art - 6pm $40 Register
Monday, October 28 - Make It Christmas! Burlap Wreath - 6pm $55 Register
Tuesday, October 29 - Make It Christmas! Silk Scarf - 6pm $35 Register
Gelli Art Monoprint
In October, available for groups of 4-8 people. Call or text to set up your group's private class. 616-638-0873
Create intriguing layers of rich color and pattern using stencils and a variety of mark making tools. You'll also have a chance to create your own stencils and stamps. You will create many prints which allows for the opportunity to explore how Gelli printing works. Adhere your favorite print to a 5x7 frame board to display or print directly to it. If you have an art journal or favorite sketchbook, bring it along. This class is informal and relaxing. Class size is limited and we expect it to be very popular so register now!