Creative Arts

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 9:30-12:00pm

    Artist and instructor, Karen Halpern guides beginner through advanced students as they paint varied subjects in several styles. There will be assignments, examples of noted artists’ work, instruction about color theory, painting techniques, and design information, as it pertains to the lessons. Individual attention, positive feedback, and personal encouragement, will help you develop your work. You will learn fundamentals of developing art based on the history of art ideas. The supply list is available in the Next offi ce and all supplies should be brought to the first class.

  • Quilting Open Studio

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10:00-2:00pm

    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.

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

    Noted Michigan Artist and popular watercolor instructor, Karen Halpern, will teach lessons that provide fundamentals, stretch your abilities, broaden your skills, and encourage your creative
    thinking. Beginners through advanced students will paint varied subjects in assorted styles. Color mixing, color theory, design and painting techniques, will guide you as you develop your art. Each student will work at their own level of ability, in a supportive setting with individual attention. The supply list is available in the Next office and all supplies should be brought to the first class.

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 1:00-3:30pm

    Students will choose a piece of art to work on and use materials they are experienced with such as acrylics, oils, watercolors or collage. Instructor Karen Halpern will foster critical thinking and
    make suggestions to guide students as they advance with the individualized project. Karen’s goal is to broaden students’ viewpoints and develop skills and knowledge. Students should bring
    your own subject, reference material, supplies and a lightweight portable easel, if you work upright. Returning students, plan to start a fresh piece of work this semester. Class size limited to 12 students.

  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Join fellow Next members for camaraderie and enjoy the creative synergies that come from being with other talented artists.

  • Knitting Open Studio

    Monday, October 25, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

    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.