Creative Arts

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 2:00-4:00pm

     9 weeks: January 10 - March 6, 2024 

    Noted Michigan Artist and popular watercolor instructor, Karen Halpern, will teach lessons that provide fundamentals, stretch your abilities, broaden your skills, and encourage your creative
    thinking. Beginners through advanced students will paint varied subjects in assorted styles. Color mixing, color theory, design and painting techniques, will guide you as you develop your art. Each student will work at their own level of ability, in a supportive setting with individual attention. The supply list is available in the Next office and all supplies should be brought to the first class.

  • Studio Art Class

    April 25-20, 2024

    9 weeks April 11 - June 6 

    Not for beginning students. Work with materials you are already familiar with via prior class instruction.

    Bring your own subject, reference material, and the supplies you typically work with. No assignments. Instructor Karen Halpern will foster critical thinking, and make suggestions to guide you, as you advance with your individualized project. Her goal is to broaden your viewpoint, and develop your skills and knowledge. Students generally use materials such as acrylics, oils, watercolor or collage. Bring your own lightweight portable easel, if you work upright. If you are a returning student, plan to start a fresh piece of work this semester! Not for beginning students.

  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

  • Photography Club

    Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 10:00-11:00am

    Please note, the Photo Club meets on the second Thursday of each month 10:00- 12:00 pm  

    The Next Photography Club is for people who are interested in photography, all ability levels welcome. We maintain our own website and take monthly photo field trips.  For more information, send an email to: