1 MayNext Meeting
KnittingEvery Monday at 10:00am-12:00pm
Drop-in to enjoy lively discussions and laughs with this group. Work on your own project or use Next supplies to create items for donation to various charitable organizations in the area.
3 MayNext Meeting
QuiltingEvery Wednesday at 10:00am-2:00pm
Novice or experienced quilters are welcome each Wednesday for this social and creative group. Participants enjoy working on individual projects and sharing ideas. Drop-in any Wednesday and join the fun.
4 MayNext Meeting
Palette and Brush ClubEvery Thursday at 9:30am-12:30pm
This group of artists meets weekly to paint, with a focus on portraits and figures. Models are hired for each painting session. To join this group, you must be an accomplished artist and member of the Palette and Brush Club.
4 MayNext Meeting
Advanced Pottery StudioEvery at 9:30am-12:30pm
This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
2 MayNext Meeting
Painting with Acrylics and OilsEvery Tuesday at 9:30am-12:00pm
(Beginners through Advanced)
10-week class - Tuesdays, April 4 thru June 13 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
Pick up your paintbrush and join us! Artist/instructor Karen Halpern’s class lessons focus on color theory, subject, techniques, and design . Individual guidance and personal encouragement will help you develop your own style. Bring a 12"x18” sketch pad, 16x20 canvas (or larger) , #2 desk pencil, eraser, and painting supplies to the first class. Materials will be discussed in first class for new students.
4 MayNext Meeting
Studio Art ClassEvery Thursday at 1:00pm-3:30pm
10-week class - Thursdays, April 6 thru June 8
This class provides an opportunity for you to develop work you’ve begun previously, or want to begin in class. Bring your own project, and artist/instructor, Karen Halpern will assist you in developing your own ideas in the medium in which you chose to work. Karen will guide critical thinking, expose each student to work by artists working with similar style, as applicable, and offer direction for improvement. Working independently alongside peers fosters an enriching and enjoyable exchange of ideas. Bring the supplies to which you are accustomed.
Beginning Beading: Swarovski Pendant using Peyote & Herringbone StitchesTuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:00pm
Learn to create a beautiful Swarovski crystal pendant and neck chain using peyote and herringbone stitches with Artisan Susan Fraser. Class requires the ability to thread small needles, so bring your reading glasses! No prior beading experience required. Additional kits to make matching earrings will be available from instructor, and can be completed at home. The $15 material fee is payable directly to the instructor.
ZentangleTuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:00pm
Looking for a way to unwind from stress, focus your thoughts or explore your creative side? If you can draw a line, you can learn Zentangle! It’s a Zen-like way of creating an abstract piece of art with easy to learn repetitive patterns. Certified Zentangle instructor, Pam Signorelli, has been teaching
art for 35 years.
Tuesday, May 9 from1:00 to 3:00 pm Cost: $15 members / $18 non-members
Working in the round, you’ll learn how to create a free standing Zentangle Art Work on a piece of card stock. Learn some of the new official Tangles with this project. Bring your black and brown micron pens, pencil and blending stump or they will be available to purchase ($7) from the instructor.
Black & White Polymer Heart Pendant
Tuesday, June 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members. Zentangle patterned polymer clay heart pendant.Using slices of pre-made clay canes, lay out your pattern, smooth and bake. Leave with a finished pendant on a leather cord. Taught by Pam Signorelli and Bonnie Goldmacher.
Colored Pencil Mandalas
Tuesday, July 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Cost: $15 members / $18 non-members.
Create a beautiful hand-drawn mandala on colored paper. Color it in with blended colored pencil. Bring your micron pen, colored pencils (prisma color suggested), sharpener, and gelli roll pens in all colors.Microns will be available to purchase. Limited colored pencils and gelli rolls will be available to use.
Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost: $15 members / $18 non-members.
Learn an easy way to draw Celtic knots along with Tangles, Waybop and Skye. Paint them with watercolor pencils. Paper and watercolor pencils provided.Bring your micron pen — or some available for purchase
Photography ClubTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00am
Interested in photography as a hobby? Interested in taking better pictures? Want to learn how to fully utilize your camera, regardless of what type of camera you use? Join the Photography Club to enhance your skills, to share ideas and to enjoy each other’s company and pictures. Facilitators Gregory Burry and Chuck Green will be available to “coach” members. For additional information contact Chuck Green at email@example.com
Anyone Can PaintWednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:30am
The always popular Steve Wood returns to Next! Steve combines his instruction with humor and encouragement, for beginner to intermediate painters. By the end of class, participants will complete an 11” x 14” acrylic painting. Fee is per session and includes all supplies
Subject: “Mountain Runoff” Wednesday, May 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
Pre-register by Thursday, May 11
Note Cards with Hand Painted BordersFriday, June 2, 2017 at 10:00am
Create a set of six note cards and matching envelopes with a lovely impressionistic flower border. We will use acrylic paint, so wear your paint clothes. Artist/instructor Diane Bert will lead you through this process step-by-step. You do not need to know how to paint to take this class. All materials included.
21 JunNext Meeting
Next is Moving to Beverly Elementary for the Summer!Every (all day)
As of June 21st until mid-August, Next will temporarily move to Beverly Elementary School while Midvale undergoes much needed infrastructure improvements. Beverly School is located next to Beverly Park, just west of Southfield Road on Beverly Road (13½ Mile Road). The school is spacious with central air conditioning and more available parking, a gym that will accommodate two pickleball courts, a large media center with plenty of room for cards, movies and speakers, a fully equipped computer lab, an art room with a kiln, outdoor spaces, and several other classrooms we can utilize. Please note, any classes after June 21st will be at Beverly. Support Services will also be moving to Beverly. Nothing will change including Meals on Wheels, home medical equipment loans, and transportation, as well as the caring customer service you have come to rely on. We are excited to take advantage of our temporary home and offer much of our same programming,while introducing new offerings that will uniquely fit into Beverly. Think of it as summering in a new vacation home!Location: Beverly Elementary School
Glass Garden OrnamentsTuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00pm
Create your own garden art using beautiful colored transparent glass with antique plates and bowls. Artist Diane Bert leads in the creation of a beautiful glass garden ornament to ‘plant’ in your garden this spring. Enjoy seeing rays of sunshine sparkle on your creation!
Material Fee - $ 18.00 payable to the instructor