Arts & Cultures Workshops

 
 

HALLOWEEN

Chinese Dragon Puppet
FREE
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 3-26 at 4-6:30 p.m.
and Saturday, September 7, 14, 21 at 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Deb White will lead life-size dragon project. Needed are community members with skills in sculpting, painting, sewing and carpentry. All ages.

Marionette
FREE
Monday and Wednesday, September 23 and 25 at 4-6:30 p.m.
Create a bird-like marionette from recycled materials. All ages.

Luminaria
FREE
Saturdays, October 12 and 19 at 1-3 p.m.
Make a luminaria from recycled bottles.  Bring a bottle and a stick and staff will instruct how to create a lantern using a few simple techniques. All ages.

Pumpkin Carving
FREE
Saturdays, October 19 and 26 at 10a.m.-1p.m.
Meet at the Farmers market for the annual pumpkin carving. Staff will teach alternative methods to develop pumpkin creation. All ages.

MUSIC

Group Voice Lessons with June Ackroyd
June 3-July 15 at 6-7:30 p.m.
$40 city resident, $45 non-city, lab fee $5
Enjoy learning the basics of singing, including relaxation, posture, breathing, support of the tone, warm-ups, range, resonance and diction. Traditional, classical, and musical theatre songs. June Ackroyd is an accomplished vocalist, with over 25 years teaching experience as a university professor. Ages 13 and up.

Introduction to Music Reading with June Ackroyd
Tuesdays, April 22-May 27 at 6-7 p.m.
$40 city resident, $45 non-city, lab fee $5
Learn the basics of music theory, identifying key signatures and the basics of being able to read must for all instruments.

PAINTING

Creative Color for the Fall Landscape with Carl Mayer
Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$40 city resident, $45 non-city
This watercolor class is intended for intermediate to advanced students. Call Carl for details on what materials to bring to class at (906) 226-8834.

Watercolor for Beginners with Carl Mayer
Tuesdays, October 1-November 5, at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$90 city resident, $95 non-city, lab fee $15
Mayer has studied with professional watercolorists such as Ed Whitney, and Nita Engle, Zoltan Szabo and Robert Wood. He taught art at Marquette Senior High School for 25 years and has conducted watercolor painting workshops since 1970.

Beginning Acrylics with Gene Bertram
Saturday, November 2-December 14 at 12-3 p.m.
$75 city resident, $80 non-city, lab fee $25.
Learn the fundamentals of basic technique with acrylic paint with veteran painter.

Watercolor Christmas Cards with Carl Mayer
Saturday, November 9 at 10a.m.-4 p.m.
$40 city residents, $45 non-city
Paint beautiful one of a kind Christmas cards with Carl Mayer. Students should bring their own supplies.

Intermediate Watercolor with Carl Mayer
Tuesdays, January 7-February 11 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$90 city residents, $95 non-city, lab fee $15
Intended for intermediate to advanced painters. Creative use of color and composition will be emphasized.

Intermediate Acrylics with Gene Bertram
Saturdays, April 5-May 10 at 12-3 p.m.
$75 city resident, $80 non-city, lab fee $25
Intended for experienced acrylic painters.

Fire Painting with Gene Bertram
Saturdays, June 7-June 14 at 12-3 p.m.
$25 city resident, $30 city resident, lab fee $10
With assistance from instructor, make your own unique painting with spray paint and a torch.

CULTURE

Beginning French with Janine Adams
Tuesdays, January 7-February 11 at 7-8 p.m.
$40 city residents, $45 non-city, book fee TBA
Seasoned language instructor will lead conversation French in this class designed for beginners. Ideal for those planning to travel or anyone interested in the language and cultures of speaking places.

Learning about the World Around Us: Japan with Tomoko Inoue
Saturday, April 12 at 1-3 p.m.
Free for kids and teens, $5 for adults
Join this workshop for a fun-filled afternoon of Japanese tradition and art. Come and learn the arts of Japan featuring origami and Japanese calligraphy.

MIXED MEDIA

Beyond the Telescope with Mary Adams and Patricia DeLisa
Friday, September 27, 6-7p.m.
$25 city resident, $30 non-city
Visiting artists, Adams and DeLisa will present a dynamic and entertaining evening about finding our own story in the stars. This program is geared towards adults, teachers, students, and night sky enthusiasts. All ages are welcome, program held at the Shiras Planetarium.

Social Astronomy with Mary Adams and Patricia DeLisa
Saturday, September 28, Time TBA
$20 city resident, $25 non-city
Using maps of the current night sky over Marquette, instructors will lead participants through the playful art “social astronomy” which is story telling based on the current cosmic gesture. Ages 12 and up.

Black and White Memory Collage with Renee Michaud
Wednesdays, October 9-October 30 at 6-8 p.m.
$30 city resident, $35 non-city, lab fee TBA
Bring your memories alive by adding script, textures, and more to your favorite old photographs. Students will bring in black and white photocopies of their favorite photos to make a stunning collage.

100 Day Project Informational Meeting with Ann Russ
Saturday, October 12 at 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 at 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, January 4 at 1-4 p.m.
This is opened to the community to learn, talk and reflect on the 100 Day project!

Spiral Rope Jewelry with Mary Ann Theil
Thursday, October 17 at 1-3:30 p.m. OR
Thursday, November 14 at 1-3:30 p.m.
$25 city resident, $30 non-city
Learn one of the most popular seed bead pattern taught to beginners. Depending on color, bead finish and shape, a very unique necklace will be created to enjoy. Students should bring, scissors, small towel or beading mat and reading glasses. The class will be small in size for one on-one assistance and big in creativity.

Nature Drawing with Jason Limberg
Sundays, November 3-30 at 12-3 p.m. OR
Sundays, March 2-March 23 at 12-3 p.m.
$50 city resident, $55 non-city
Students will meet at the Pavilion to and should bring paper, pencils, and a ballpoint pen.

Handbuilding Ceramics with Gene Bertram
Tuesdays, November 12-December 17 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$50 city resident, $55 non-city, lab fee $25
Learn the basics of handbuilding and moldmaking and create a beautiful ceramic piece to take home.

Origami Valentines with Judy Sarosik
Saturday, February 8 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$25 city resident, $30 non-city
Instructor will teach participants how to make origami heart valentines, just in time for Valentine’s day!

Needle Felting for Beginners with Christy Binoniemi
Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
$20 city resident, $25 non-city, lab fee $20
Ages 14 and up.

Needle Felting for the Advanced with Christy Binoniemi
Saturday, March 15 at 1-4 p.m.
$20 city resident, $25 non-city, lab fee $20
Intermediate and advanced felters.

Bottle Cutting with Gene Bertram
Saturday, January 11 at 12-3 p.m.
$25 city resident, $30 non-city, lab fee $10
Upcycle wine or beer bottles to make a unique art projects such as hanging lanterns and wind chimes.

Pyrography with Angel Abbs-Portice
Friday, January 24 at 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, January 25 at 12-4 p.m. OR
Friday, May 16 at 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 12-4 p.m.
$40 city resident, $45 non-city, lab fee $10
January’s Exhibit Artist, Angel Abbs-Portice will be teaching two wood burning workshops. She will be guiding the beginner and give tips to burning straight lines, shading, adding depth, highlighting, ect.

Silk Scarves with Renee Michaud
Friday, May 30 at 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 12-3 p.m.
$25 city resident, $30 non-city, lab fee $15
Students will make one of a kind silk scarves with paints and dyes. Materials provided.

Craft Cafe
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Drop in for free tea, coffee, and a space to work on your art projects with fellow city residents.

YOUTH

Musikgarten with Corrine Rockow
Every Friday starting January 10 at 10-11 a.m.
$5 drop-In, pre-registration encouraged
Instructor will promote your child’s growing independence through movement and music. With over 30 years experience and training, Corinne will lead both children and their caregivers in singing, playing instruments, storytelling and dance activates with a new theme each week. Ages 2-6.

Make a Mess Art Class with Wendy Johnson
$5 drop-in, pre-registration encouraged, small material fee
First and Third Tuesday of each month beginning October through May 2014. 
Stretch your child’s imagination through art projects designed to inspire young artists. Explore a variety of artistic mediums engaging the senses, fine motor skills, creativity and imagination. Using natural materials children will paint, draw, wet felt, build with clay and much more. Projects are adapted to a wide range of ages and abilities. Ages 3 and up.

Becky Saves the Bees (Children’s Play) with Amber Rachel Neely
Wednesdays, May 14 to June 18 at 4 - 5 p.m.
$45 city residents, $50 non-city
This Children’s play teaches students and audiences about the global importance of pollinators, and the epidemic Colony Collapse Disorder, CCD when the worker bees die off for no apparent reason. The performance will be held on June 20 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. Ages 6-14.
Beginner Quilting with Judy Parlato
Wednesdays, February 5 and 12 at 1-3 p.m.
$25 general fee, $10 lab fee. Ages 6 - 14.
Learn the basic quilting techniques and create a baby blanket. Ages 13 and up.

Kid’s Elf Workshop
Saturday, December 14th at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$10 city resident, $15 non-city, lab fee $5
Make fun Holiday cards and decorations at different stations set up around the Arts Center! Create an original piece of art for your family from start to finish. Staff will help create a memorable gift complete with wrapping paper!

Japanese Tradition & Art for Children with Tomoko Inoue
Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.
FREE
Children 2nd-5th grade.
Encouraging curiosity, children will learn the basic Japanese words, how to eat with chopsticks, how to write their name in calligraphy, and how to create origami.

Japanese Tradition & Art for Teens with Tomoko Inoue
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 4:30-6:00 p.m.
FREE
Teens 6-12th grade.
Teens will enrich their understanding of the world. In this four-week series, students will learn intermediate-level Japanese words and phrases. Japanese culture, how to eat with chopsticks, how to write their name in calligraphy, and how to create origami.

After School Arts Program
Wednesdays at 3-5 p.m.

SENIOR

Senior Arts
First and Third Tuesdays of every month, 1-3 p.m.
Professional artists instruct participates in this successful program for Seniors only. Each month a new professional artist will lead the group. Funded by the Reynolds Foundation and the City of Marquette Senior Center. Participates MUST pre-register for this FREE class at the Senior Center at (906) 228-0456.
September 3, Felted Acorns with Janey Joffee
September 17, Origami with Judy Sarosik
October 1, Watercolor with Corbin Lutz
October 15, Watercolor with Corbin Lutz
November 5, TBA
November 19, TBA
December 3, Ornament workshop with Renee Michaud (all ages)
January 7, Watercolor with Corbin Lutz
January 21, Watercolor with Corbin Lutz
February 4, Resin Jewelry with Kelly Limberg
February 18, Resin Jewelry with Kelly Limberg
March 4, Drawing Faces with Gene Bertram
March 18, Drawing Faces with Gene Bertram
April 1, Origami with Judy Sarosik
April 15, Origami with Judy Sarosik
May 6, Collages that move with Renee Michaud
May 20, Collages that move with Renee Michaud

Senior Dancing with April Nyquist and Dan Ohman
First and Third Wednesday of each month at 2-3 p.m.
Location: October through December in Baraga Gym. January 15-June in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.
No classes on November 6, December 18, or January 1

Senior Acting with Jeff Spencer and Monica Nordeen
Saturdays, November 2, 9, 30 and December 7 at 1-3 p.m.
Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18 and February 1 at 1-3 p.m.
This class, for seniors only, will teach the beginning techniques of acting by using the body as an instrument of portraying emotion, improvising games, breathing techniques, and scene acting. This class has been made possible by the Reynolds Foundation and the Senior Center.

Intermediate Senior Acting with Jeff Spencer and Monica Nordeen
Saturdays, November 2, 9, 30 and December 7 at 1-3 p.m. OR
Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18 and February 1 at 3-5 p.m.
Intended for seniors who participated in last terms acting class, or for seniors with previous acting experience. This class has been made possible by the Reynolds Foundation and the Senior Center.

Marquette Arts & Culture Center
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0472
Fax 906.228.0479
arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Art Center Hours:
Mon: 9am-5pm
Tues-Thur: 9am-9pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed