Creative Arts

  • 20 May
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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.

  • 22 May
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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.

  • 23 May
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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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  • 24May
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    Scrap-booking made easy!

    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00am

    Join Lori Rothschild from Paper Source to create beautiful lasting memory books for your friends and family to enjoy for years to come. Learn how to design an organization system for your treasured photos, create page layouts that tell a story, and embellish each page with an assortment of fantastic materials. Bring your own album and photos and we’ll have the rest!

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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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  • 14Jun
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    Handmade Birthday cards

    Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00am

    Let’s get crafty by creating four handmade birthday cards with Lori Rothschild from Paper Source. We’ll be using stamps, heat embossing, punches, watercolor and pretty hand crafted papers to make cards that your friends will cherish. No experience is necessary. Lori will be bringing all of the materials to class. Just bring your creativity!

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  • 25 Jun
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    Painting with Acrylics and Oils

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

    (Beginners through Advanced)
    10-week class: June 25 - August 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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  • 25 Jun
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    Drawing Lessons

    Every Tuesday at 12:00am-12:00am

    Kathleen Boettcher, artist and former art teacher will provide lessons on the observation of negative, positive and linear texture and the analysis of composition, shadow parts and measurement will be covered. In addition, instruction on shape in perspective and artistic value will be included. Supply list available in the Next office. All levels welcome.

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  • 26 Jun
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    Creative Watercolor Class - New!

    Every Wednesday at 2:02pm-12:00am

    10 week class: 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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  • 27 Jun
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    Studio Art Class

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

    10-week class: Thursdays, June 27 - August 29

    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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