Creative Arts

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils via Zoom

    Tuesday, July 27, 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!

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, July 28, 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.
  • Watercolor Painting Workshop via Zoom

    Wednesday, July 28, 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!

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 9:30-12:30pm

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

    Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

  • Studio Art Class via Zoom

    Thursday, July 29, 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.

  • Knitting

    Monday, August 2, 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.
  • Connect with Next!

    August 16-20, 2021

    CONNECT WITH NEXT!
    A Special Week for Next Members and Their Friends!


    We are excited to present a week of possibilities — no fees all week long, so trying different fi tness classes is not a problem. Also featuring many other complimentary events including a performance by the Lexington Bach Festival String Quartet, a Healthy Heart presentation, the newly released Tesla movie, an evening lecture on Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring 20s, a Jewelry, Book and Puzzle Sale and a special picnic to wrap up a memorable week! Did we mention that everything is complimentary? It will be a week to remember so please introduce your friends and family to Next and if they join, they will receive $10 off the Next membership price and you will receive a $10 referral fee. This is a great opportunity to try new something new!
    We all know word of mouth recommendations are the best marketing tool — so we are counting on you, our Next mem bers, to help! The week to remember is August 16 through August 20
    from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. More details to come!

  • Essential Oil Shower Steamers

    Monday, August 16, 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, August 19 for pick up in a pretty gift bag.