Creative Arts

  • 22 Jan
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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.

  • 24 Jan
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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.

  • 25 Jan
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    Advanced Pottery Studio

    Every at 9:30am-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.

  • 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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  • 23 Jan
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    Painting with Acrylics and Oils

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

    (Beginners through Advanced)
    10-week class: Tuesdays, January 9 - March 13
    from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon (no class September 26)

    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 Jan
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    Studio Art Class

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

    10-week class: Thursdays, September 14 through November 30
    from 1:00 to 3:30 pm (no class September 21 or November 23)

    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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  • 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.

    Gelli Plate Printing Tuesday, January 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    Get in on this amazing new medium. Learn a multitude of techniques for creating your own unique papers to tangle on. You will leave with a stack of colorful printed papers to use for Zentangle, cards, scrapbooking, collage, etc. Materials provided.

    Folded Heart Books Tuesday, February 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    Create a precious heart shaped book that opens like a star. Open up the heart and write a bit about what makes your heart sing and add tangles that you love. A beautiful heartfelt gift or keepsake ornament. Bring .01 and .05 micron pens.

    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)

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  • 22Jan
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    Pewabic Pottery Tile Making

    Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1:00pm

    This offering is at capacity.  Please contact the office to be added to the wait list.

    Instructors from Pewabic Pottery come to Next to teach you the basics of tile making. Learn to form and texture your own 4” x 4” tile with wet clay, then apply color. Participants can use pencil tools to engrave an image into the wet clay or use additional clay to create a 3-D image onto the already cut tile. The tiles will be brought back to Pewabic, fi red in their kiln, and will be ready at Next for pick-up later. Pewabic will supply all the tools and materials

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  • 26Jan
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    Introduction to Calligraphy

    Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00am

    Learn the art of Italic lettering! Instructor Beth Johnson will provide step-by-step instruction on how to make these beautiful calligraphy letters. By the end of class, you’ll complete a beautiful card to take home. Beth has been teaching Calligraphy for over 20 years and has her own greeting card business: Beth Johnson Creations. All supplies included

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  • 13Feb
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    Paint Like a Pro - Valentine's Day Painting

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Accomplished artist, Deborah Roelofs returns to Next to teach how to make a beautiful painting using creative and simple techniques.  Learn how to do a lovely Valentines Day project just in time to share with the one you love! 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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