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Glen Arbor Arts Center

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6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States

August 2019

Nature & Landscape Photography Seminar

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$30 – $45 4 tickets left
Jacoby Frankfort Sunset

August 24: Whether you’re an experienced amateur photographer or thinking of buying your first DSLR, this one-day seminar will provide a wealth of information you can put into practice immediately to take your photography to the next level. With a very engaging and entertaining style, Jim Jacoby will share original images and the stories behind them, as well as the knowledge gained over decades as an award-winning professional photographer. Gain a better understanding of light, exposure, composition, camera settings, and…

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Patricia Schaefer

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Patricia Schaefer Bather

During her GAAC artist-residency painter Patricia Schaefer wants to explore the overlay of the human body in the landscape...

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September 2019

Exhibit: Fiber Without Borders

September 13 - November 7
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Fiber Without Borders, a juried exhibition of 2D and 3D work exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways...

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Emily Bate

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Emily Bate headshot

Vocal arranger and composer Emily Bate’s GAAC artist-residency will be spent composing and scoring music that is still in rough-draft form.

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Reception: Fiber Without Borders

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Come celebrate Fiber Without Borders, a juried exhibition of 2D and 3D work exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways.

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Morning Coffee Klatsch Still Life Painting

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 19, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$120 – $135 10 tickets left
Feeley Fabric

Start your day with coffee and creativity! This popular three-morning class is designed for the emerging painter who desires to further develop their skill...

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Delve Into Your Creativity with SoulCollage®

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$45 – $60 9 tickets left

September 21: SoulCollage® assists all who experience it in discovering and accessing the hidden doors to their deeper creative selves. SoulCollage® cards can become precious places of encounter and revelation as we use imagination and intuition to discern the often-surprising meaning in our choices. With the safe, effortless, intuitive process of cutting out images and pasting them onto 5" by 8" cards you will discover your inner creative. You’ll learn easy ways to use SoulCollage® as a practical tool to…

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Maureen Janson Heintz

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Maureen Heintz fireworks 2018

Maureen Heintz’s GAAC artist-residency focuses on her experiments in long-exposure photography.

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Intro to Wet Felting

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 10 tickets left
Nichols Gnomes

Learn the basics needed for wet felting clothing, artwork, vessels and any number of other projects.

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Talk About Art: The Craft of Artisan Clothing

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Before big box retailers and the omnipresence of factory-manufactured clothing, people made clothes by hand. Two local artisans have taken up the mantle of slow fashion...

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October 2019

Acrylic Painting Sessions Class

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$150 – $165 10 tickets left

October 3, 10, 24, 31: Take your painting to the next level! The best way to improve is by practice. Learn, refresh, or refine the basics of using acrylic paint in this multi-session class. This class will meet once a week for four weeks, providing students with the opportunity for a more focused study. Students will learn about materials, a variety of painting techniques, and methods of working, both during class and through optional homework assignments. This class is suitable…

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Fiber Art Visual Survey

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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The Glen Arbor Arts Center takes a short look back, and a long look forward, at contemporary fiber and textile arts.

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Elyse Durham

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Elyse Buffenbarger will be editing a collection of short stories from her book What We Have To Lose, a love story and a tragedy.

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Paper Places

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$45 – $60 10 tickets left

October 12: Create collaged landscapes or interior spaces using maps, sheet music, and book pages. Participants will explore the textural qualities and colors of found papers, and hone skills in composition, cutting, layout, gluing, and finishing. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs or sketches as a reference. Amy Stevens is an arts educator and mixed media artist with 30+ years of experience, working from her studio overlooking Sanford Lake in Benzie County. She has taught art and English, k-12 and…

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How to Begin Writing Your Novel

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 16, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$120 – $135 10 tickets left

We will begin with the story you want to tell or are in the middle of writing.

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Writing to Sell

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 18, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$85 – $100 9 tickets left

There is nothing easy about writing a saleable novel.  First comes reading in the genre you choose.  Second comes studying how to write...

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How To Photograph Your Artwork

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$45 – $60 10 tickets left

October 19: Learn to photograph your artwork like a pro using your own camera or phone and simple clip lights to help get your artwork into juried shows. (A camera is preferred, but using your phone will be discussed.) In three hours you will learn to use lighting and backgrounds to highlight texture and remove glare to really show off your work. Bring a camera or phone and a piece of your artwork to practice techniques acquired during the course.…

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Lecture: German Expressionism (Lecture & Luncheon)

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$42 – $50
Emil Nolde, The Prophet, woodcut, 1912, Museum of Modern Art, NY

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents an art history talk about German Expressionism and an Alsace-Lorraine themed luncheon.

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Lecture: German Expressionism (Lecture Only)

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$10 – $15 41 tickets left
Photo information: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait, Nude with Amber Necklace Half-Length II, 1906

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents a "brown bag" lunch art history talk about German Expressionism.

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Writing Your Artist’s Statement

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$45 – $60 10 tickets left

October 26: In this three-hour workshop you will explore the purpose of an Artist's Statement, examples of good and not so good statements, determine what makes a good statement and learn how to write your own long and short versions that distill the essence of your work. Writing an artist's statement can be a daunting task, especially under pressure. Isn't it enough to just be an artist and produce the work?  Well, yes, at heart -- but it's also about…

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November 2019

Framing and Professional Presentation

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$45 – $60 10 tickets left

Saturday, November 2: Framing can make or break a finished work. In this one-session lecture, demonstration-style class, tips and techniques will be covered to make your framing projects professional looking. Margo Burian is an award-winning artist who maintains studios in Grand Rapids and northern Michigan. She holds a BFA from Kendall College of Arts and Design. After a long career as a commercial illustrator, the transition to fine art was a natural evolution. She is best known for her iconic…

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Handmade Cards For All Occasions

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 10 tickets left

November 17: Wow your closest family and friends with handmade cards for any occasion, inspired by nature and Michigan botanicals. Learn from Leelanau artist Maia Hausler how to create your own handmade cards to send to your loved ones. Each card will be a unique work of art worthy of framing. We will focus on simple watercolor and gouache painting techniques and native Michigan plants and animals. (If you have other water-based mediums you would like to explore, you are…

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