Creative Arts

  • Knitting

    Monday, May 17, 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.
  • Essential Oil Shower Steamers

    Monday, May 17, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Shower steamers can help turn your shower into a spa-like experience. Participants will make three or four steamers and choose between invigorating, relaxing or springtime scents and a variety of shapes. Your steamers will dry overnight at Next and be available on Tuesday, May 18 for pick up in a pretty gift bag.

  • Photography Club

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

    The Next Photography Club seeks to bring people together who have an interest in photography. For information, contact Ed Morykwas at Ed@riveroftime.net or Joyce Harding at joyceharding6@ gmail.com. For information on Photoshop lessons or coaching contact Chuck at info@birminghamphotoclub.org or 248-762-4345.

  • Confetti Bowls

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

    After the past year I would say it’s time to celebrate! Learn to make a super cute confetti bowl in three easy steps. You don’t need any crafting skills for this and the results are most appealing.
    Confetti invokes feelings of excitement and happiness, which is why it makes for an excellent craft project, bursting with color! Once completed, this bowl is so cheery displayed on its own, for a variety of occasions, or simply the ideal vessel for your treasures.

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, May 19, 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.
  • New! Mixed Media Painting Workshop at Next

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Next welcomes artist/instructor Kay Sulfaro! Join Kay and delve into this unique trending art form utilizing mixed media. Mixedmedia painting is one of the most popular art forms today. Subtle
    washes, glazing, subtracting, layering, added special textures, collaging, and stenciling, are just some of the techniques that will create amazing special effects. Join us in this workshop to
    experiment and explore in this world of mixed media. With just a little experience, you will be able to create some beautiful effects that will enrich your personal style. (You can work on
    canvas or on watercolor paper.) Ask for supply list at Next.

    Format: at Next 

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

  • Confetti Coupe Cocktail Glasses

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Sticking with our confetti and celebratory theme — this simple project is certainly not short on impact. Prettier, custom, one-of–a- kind glassware? “Wine” not? All it takes is a little
    bit of vinyl adhesive and some fi ne detail cutting to have the most charming, handcrafted confetti coupe cocktail glasses ever! Who’s ready for a Summer cocktail out on the patio? You will make a set of two. Talk about happy hour!

  • Watercolor Workshop “Mini Class” on Zoom

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

    Watercolor Workshop “Mini Class” on Zoom (for continuing students from current or previous classes) 

     

    Wednesday’s    2pm-4pm     

    May 26 - June 16, 2021    4 weeks    

    (Ask for Supply List at NEXT.)

     

    Join noted Michigan artist Karen Halpern on ZOOM, as she presents a new subject each week with information, directions, and examples. A copy of the lesson will also be be emailed to each student. Karen will present  a narrative providing instruction, as well as answering questions. The interaction of the students is enjoyable, and each will actually paint during class, in their home location. Karen encourages painters to email their work to her during the week for her comments, support, and suggestions.

  • New! Drawing Workshop at Next

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Join artist/instructor Kay Sulfaro in this introduction to drawing workshop. Drawing is a skill that is easier to learn than you might think. In this workshop you will practice skill-building exercises
    from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and discover drawing capabilities you didn’t know you possess! These exercises will help you steadily build skill and gain confi dence in your ability to draw, and you’ll have fun along the way. Ask for supply list at Next.

  • Balloon Flip Flops

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Summer is FINALLY here! Hooray for flip flop season, a warm weather must! Be different, be unique and make a statement at the beach, lake, pool, picnic or any Summer event. Elevate
    a simple pair of standard flip fl ops by adding major fl are with colorful balloons. Make these for yourself, daughter, granddaughter or friend. Everyone will “flip” for these adorable “parties on your feet.” Please specify size upon registering.

  • Patriotic Cupcake Liner Wreath

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Cupcake liners aren’t just for baking anymore. Show your patriotic pride with this whimsical, cupcake liner wreath that can be made in just a few simple steps, and celebrate the Fourth of July in style! Independence Day wreaths are a fun and festive way to celebrate freedom in the USA, and “America the Beautiful.” Nothing quite marks the start of everybody’s favorite season like decorating with stars, stripes, and the red, white and blue. As an added bonus, you can pull it out again for Memorial Day, and or Labor Day. Once learning this technique, the possibilities
    are endless!

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils via Zoom

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Tuesdays July 6 - August 24 via Zoom  

    Join noted Michigan artist Karen Halpern on Zoom.

    Lessons pertaining to new subjects and styles will be introduced every few weeks. Karen Halpern will provide explanation, examples, and inspiration, applicable to each new assignment.
    Students will paint during class time in their own space. They can also email the instructor for suggestions, advice, and support during the week between class sessions. Ask for supply list!

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop via Zoom

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

    Wednesdays July 7 - August 25 via Zoom 

    Join noted artist and instructor Karen Halpern - Karen will present a new assignment at each class, with directions, examples, and inspiration. The subjects and styles will be varied, providing opportunities for continued growth and development. Students paint in their own home space, between classes. They show their completed art in the next meeting, with Karen providing positive commentary and helpful suggestions. A new subject is presented for that next week. All levels of experience welcome. Ask for supply list!

  • Studio Art Class via Zoom

    Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 1:30-4:00pm

    Thursdays July 8 - August 12 via Zoom 

    Karen Halpern guides students working in their chosen medium (watercolor, collage, acrylics, oils etc.) and their own subject and style. No lessons or assignments. Students develop their work, with their own subjects and ideas, during class in their own chosen workspace. On Zoom there will be opportunities for personal interchange of ideas with other students. Assistance and suggestions from the instructor will be integral to class. Karen is happy to hear from you via email between class meetings, for suggestions and assistance. Participants continue in their own space, and in weekly class with their work “in progress.” This is not an introductory level class.