Creative Arts

  • 22 Jul
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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.

  • 17 Jul
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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.

  • 18 Jul
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    Advanced Pottery Studio

    Every at 9:30am-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.

  • 19Feb
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    Photography Club

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:00am

    Photography Club

    Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Next meetings: May 21, June 18

    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. Chuck Green will be available to “coach” members. For additional information contact

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  • 11Jun
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    New! Quilling Classes

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, looped, curled, twisted and glued together to create decorative shapes and designs. Join artist and instructor Pam Signorelli and learn this beautiful art form. These classes are all suitable for beginners and all materials will be supplied.

    June 11 - Black & White Quilling
    Create a 5"x7” work of art that will be ready to place in a frame or give as a gift.

    July 9 - Quilled Angels
    Create multiple little angels with sparkle or holding hearts.

    August 13 – Quilled Dragonfly
    Create a gorgeous dragonfly on 4"x 6” card stock for your own enjoyment or a lovely gift.

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  • 24Jul
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    Glass Gem Suncatcger Class

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Join Next’s own Jolee Hentgen and add beauty to your yard, patio, or window with these illuminating suncatchers! Gorgeous translucent glass gems in a variety of colors can be used to create a one of a kind masterpiece. With only three materials needed this is the perfect craft project for crafters of all ages and skill levels. Construct the suncatcher in class, these need a couple of days to dry, and pick up on Tuesday, July 30. Let the SUNSHINE in!

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  • 17 Sep
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    Painting with Acrylics and Oils

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

    (Beginners through Advanced)
    10-week class: Sept. 17 - November 27

    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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  • 19 Sep
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    Studio Art Class

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

    10-week class: Thursdays, Sept. - Nov. 21st

    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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  • 18 Sep
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    Creative Watercolor Class - New!

    Every Wednesday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

    10 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm Wednesdays June 26 - August 28

    Noted Michigan Artist Karen Halpern is now instructing watercolor classes at Next for beginning and experienced students! In this 10-week course you will learn basic skills, color mixing, color theory, design, and painting techniques as you develop your art. Each student will work at their own level of ability in
    a supportive setting with individualized attention. Materials list available at front office upon registration.

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