Creative Arts

  • 19 Mar
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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.

  • 21 Mar
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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.

  • 22 Mar
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    Advanced Pottery Studio

    Every at 9:30am-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.

  • 16Jan
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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.

    Get in on the Meditative Round Tuesday, March 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    Using Zendala Tiles to draw on, create a beautiful nautilus-like work of art. Practice tangles you know and learn new ones. Bring basics kit or purchase from instructor for $5.00 (micron pen pencil and blending stick)

    Meandering Books Tuesday, April 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    Create a foldable book from one sheet of paper. Decorate your cover and create a closure with a wide choice of materials. Zentangle on the inside, add a poem or message. Take home a unique work of art to keep or give as a gift.


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  • 20 Mar
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    Acrylic Oil Paining

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

    8 week session: Tuesdays February 6th - March 27th 9:30 pm - 12:00pm

    In this course, the class participants will use acrylic or oil paints to explore color theory, shape and space, along with composition and design.  Class members will explore the beauty in everyday objects and explore ways to reveal it in their paintings. With individual guidance and
    coaching, participants will also explore their own artistic style and strengths.

    Kathleen Sulfaro (Kay) Kay comes to NEXT with a Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, as well as a Masters in Adult Education and Curriculum Design. She taught high school art for fifteen years. She then transitioned into a second career in business designing courses and interactive on-line learning for major companies.She has continued to develop her own artistic vision and come to realize that pursuing art and beauty are an essential part of her spirit. Class members should bring a 12”x18” sketch pad, 18"x24” canvas or larger, sketching pencils, eraser, and painting supplies to first class.

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  • 16Mar
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    Beading Design

    Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00am

    Next welcomes highly sought after instructor Susan Fraser to teach two very different beading classes. Sue has been making and designing jewelry for 15 years, exhibited at events throughout Michigan and is a member of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild. Finished samples of each piece of jewelry is on display in the Next lobby.

    Class One: Quick & Simple Designs Friday, March 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Learn to create a charming memory wire bracelet that is light, easy to put on and comfortable to wear and a leather adjustable cord beaded necklace in this 2 hour class. There will be a choice of bead colors and charms and all supplies will be provided in the kit fee of $15. You’ll leave class with 2 fi nished jewelry pieces and know-how!

    Class Two: Kumihimo Half Cuff Bracelet Friday, April 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Remember those camp days when you wove a lanyard? Here is a chance to put those skills to work. Learn to weave a beaded cord on a Kumihimo disk and then attach a metal fi nding to create a beautiful half cuff bracelet. All supplies are included in the kit fee of $20 and you have the loom to take home for creating other treasures.

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  • 19Mar
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    Mosaic Tiles

    Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Make one of these stunning 6”x 6” mosaic tiles under the direction of instructor Mary Gilhuly, Art Director/Co-Founder of Song & Spirit Institute for Peace. Mary will lead you through the creative process using colored pieces of glass and mirror on a blank tile. No experience necessary.

    American Flag Mosaic Monday, April 30 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm

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  • 10 Apr
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    Painting with Acrylics and Oils

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

    (Beginners through Advanced)
    10-week class: Tuesdays, April 10 - June 12
    from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon

    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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  • 12 Apr
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    Studio Art Class

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

    10-week class: Thursdays, April 12 - June 14 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm

    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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  • 17Apr
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    Photography Club

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 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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