Creative Arts

  • 26 Jun
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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.

  • 28 Jun
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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.

  • 29 Jun
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    Advanced Pottery Studio

    Every at 9:30am-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.

  • 23 Jun
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    Next has Moved to Beverly Elementary for the Summer!

    Every (all day)

    As of June 21st until August 18th, 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 bright, large gym, a 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
  • 27Jun
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    Glass Garden Ornaments

    Tuesday, 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

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  • 11 Jul
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    Painting with Acrylics and Oils

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

    (Beginners through Advanced)
    8-week class - Tuesdays, July 11 - August 29th

    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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  • 11Jul
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    Origami 101

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:30pm

    Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami — transforming a flat piece of colorful paper into a finished sculptured animal by using traditional folding techniques. Next member Kaoru Stratton will lead the class and share with you the symbolic meaning behind each animal. Children 10 and over are welcome with an adult. Fee includes class materials.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 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.

    Zentangle Diptych
    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.

    Feeling Knotty
    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

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  • 19Jul
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    Anyone Can Paint

    Wednesday, July 19, 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: “Wildflowers Along the Barn”
    Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Pre-register by Thursday, July 13

    Subject: “Misty Morning”
    Wednesday, September 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Pre-register by Thursday, September 14

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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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  • 27 Jul
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    Studio Art Class

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

    8-week class - Thursdays, July 13th - August 31st

    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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  • 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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