Creative Arts

  • Knitting

    Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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.
  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

    (Beginners through Advanced) 10-week class: Jan 7 - March 10 

    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.

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

    10 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm Jan 8 - March 11

    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.

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30-12:30pm

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

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    10-week class: Thursdays, Jan 9 - March 12

    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.

  • Photography Club

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

    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.

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  • Art Therapy With Kathy Schnur

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    2-class series: Tuesdays, February 18 and 25 at 1:00 pm

    Please pre-register by February 14 to guarantee materials when classes begin. $5 materials fee to be paid to instructor on February 18. How can you improve your mood, reduce anxiety and
    increase self-esteem? PAINT! Kathy Schnur, licensed therapist and accredited art therapist, joins us for this guided, creative painting experience . Kathy has been an art therapist for
    a dozen years and has worked with individuals and groups in a variety of ways. Kathy is very interested in how creativity influences wellness and brain health and can’t wait to share her passion with you!