Creative Arts

  • 28 Aug
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    Every 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.

  • 23 Aug
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    Every 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.

  • 24 Aug
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    Advanced Pottery Studio

    Every at 9:30am-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.

  • 18Jul
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    Tuesday, July 18, 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.

    3-D Tangles
    Tuesday, September 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost: $15 members / $18 non-members
    Learn a variety of 3-Dimensional Tangles and how to shade them. “Fool the Eye” tangles make your work look like it’s popping off the page.

    Meandering Tangle Book
    Tuesday, October 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost: $15 members / $18 non-members.
    These fun little books will have a hard front and back and are easy to make from one sheet of paper. Then, we will “tangle” them. A perfect gift for family and friends.

    Tangled Gift Boxes
    Tuesday, November 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Cost: $15 members / $18 non-members
    First, we’ll create a foldable “pillow box”from a template that you can use at home, too. Then, we will add the perfect decorative tangles and color to your work.

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  • 25Jul
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    Photography Club

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00am

    Photography Club

    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

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  • 29Aug
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    Paint Like a Pro III

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Accomplished artist, Deborah Roelofs returns to Next to teach how to make a beautiful painting using creative and simple techniques. She will show you how to do a collage piece incorporating
    newsprint onto the canvas. Come join the fun as Deborah encourages you to explore your artistic talents! No experience necessary. Please wear clothes for painting.

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  • 11Sep
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    Sunflower Mosaic Class

    Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Create an absolutely beautiful 6 x 6 mosaic tile under the instruction of Mary Gilhuly, Art Director/Co-founder of Song & Spirit Institute for Peace.Create this masterpiece using small, colored pieces of glass and stone on a blank tile. No experience necessary.Please pre-register by Friday, September 1

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  • 12 Sep
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    Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Every Tuesday at 9:30am-12:00pm

    (Beginners through Advanced)
    10-week class: Tuesdays, September 12 through November 21
    from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon (no class September 26)

    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.

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  • 14 Sep
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    Studio Art Class

    Every Thursday at 1:00pm-3:30pm

    10-week class: Thursdays, September 14 through November 30
    from 1:00 to 3:30 pm (no class September 21 or November 23)

    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.

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  • 20Sep
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    Anyone Can Paint

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:30am

    The always popular Steve Wood returns to Next, combining his instruction with humor and encouragement for beginner to intermediate painters. Participants will complete an 11” x 14” painting.
    Subject: “Misty Morning” .Pre-register by Thursday, September 14

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  • 17Oct
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    Kumihimo Weaving

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Using a small hand-held loom, learn to use the Japanese braid-weaving technique known as Kumihimo to create a bracelet ($15) or necklace ($20) with beads and fine cord. Kits will include the loom and a selection of thread and bead colors to create the design of your choice.Please pre-register by Friday, October 13. ($15 or $20 kit fee payable to instructor)

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  • 17Oct
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    Turn Over a New Leaf

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

    Celebrate the beauty of autumn by painting a watercolor leaf silhouette picture; pretty enough to display in your home year round. Bev Singer, Next Staff Member will lead the group to create a masterpiece by using real leaves in a process that is virtually foolproof. No experience necessary. Supplies provided- Pre-register by Saturday, October 14 - Space is limited

  • 26Oct
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    Jack-O-Lantern Carving Party

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:30pm

    A spooktacular time will be had by all carving a scary or friendly little Jack-O-Lantern. After carving we will light up our creations and enjoy cider and doughnuts. You can sign up with your grandchild six and above. Pumpkins and safe carving tools will be provided.

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  • 14Nov
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    Herringbone Bracelet with a Twist

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

    A bracelet done in herringbone stitch in bronze or dark purple with a sprinkling of glass leaves for interest. You will also learn how to make a beaded toggle closing to complete the design. Kits will provide all materials required. $15 kit fee payable to instructor) . Please pre-register by Friday, November 10

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