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Arts Council of White Lake

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September 2021

Recycled Finger Crochet: Succulent Hanger

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until September 20, 2021

Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$45

Ages 12+ $45 $40.50 for ACWL-Nuveen Members WHSP Eligible In this 2-session class, students will learn about the importance of recycling and discover ways to repurpose items instead of throwing them away! Lead by Rommyna, participants will learn how to make yarn from old t-shirts and how to finger crochet using their recycled yarn. Students will make a small succulent hanger that can also be used to hold other household items. A small flower pot will be included with your…

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Handmade Paper

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 5, 2021

Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$65

Ages 16+ $65 $58.50 for ACWL-Nuveen Members Experiment with contemporary techniques for making handmade paper. Using recycled shredded paper and other materials, learn how to transform it into pulp and screen it onto a cloth that when dry becomes a piece of paper. Over the course of three class sessions, students will learn how to customize their paper by incorporating dried flowers, herbs, ribbons, and other collage items to create amazing custom sheets. No experience needed. Students will also learn…

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Open Studio

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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Free

Middle & High School Students FREE Registration is required. Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/upcoming-classes Middle and High School students are invited to the ACWL-Nuveen for Open Studio sessions on Wednesdays between 2:00 and 5:00, p.m. ACWL-Nuveen staff will be available to help students with both art and music projects. Art students are welcome to bring in projects they are already working on or just an idea for something new. They will be able to use the numerous supplies we have on hand,…

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Music Together®

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$125

Ages 0-5 and their grown ups Pay what you can: $50 - $125 Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids all love Music Together®! This playful music class for kids supports every child, no matter their learning style or stage of development. Each class includes lots of music activities especially created for young children, led by a trained teacher who inspires everyone to join in the fun. This class will meet each Thursday for 10 weeks. Class will begin on Thursday,…

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J Arthur Sanders: A Painter’s Vision Exhibition Reception

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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Free

The ACWL – Nuveen is honored to showcase nine remarkable oil paintings by the uniquely gifted, Muskegon Heights-based painter, J Arthur Sanders – September 17th through October 30th with an artist reception to be held on Thursday, September 23rd from 5 – 7pm. J Arthur’s large-scale works are an immersive viewing experience, the canvases are thick with paint which he has applied with great skill, energy, and spiritual joy. His artwork, like the man himself is compelling – this is…

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October 2021

Create Together: Fairy Houses

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$30

Guided by Kathy Rogers, students will use clay and textures from nature to build their very own fairy house. You will have choices for decorating using various hand building techniques, textures from nature, and glazes. Fairy houses will need to be fired in a kiln after class - the ACWL-Nuveen will let you know when your finished fairy house is ready for pick up! Children ages 8+ may attend on their own. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an…

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A Bird in the Hand: Needle Felted Birds

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$30

In this workshop, students will create imaginative, three dimensional birds using colorful wool fiber and sharp, barbed needles. Students will explore the physical characteristics of common birds through the artwork of John James Audubon and adapt these in designing their own imaginative winged creatures. This fun technique is easy and adaptable to creating many different forms and figures. This class is appropriate for both beginners as well as those familiar with the technique. Safety procedures are emphasized to reduce the…

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Friends Night Out: Fairy Houses

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$30

Grab a friend and your favorite beverage to enjoy a night playing with clay! Guided by Kathy Rogers, students will use clay and textures from nature to build your own, unique fairy/gnome house. You will have choices for decorating using various hand building techniques, textures, and glazes. Fairy houses will need to be fired in a kiln after class - the ACWL-Nuveen will let you know when your finished house is ready for pick up! Participants are encouraged to bring…

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Intro to Photography

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2021

Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$90

Ages 16+ $90 for 4-class series, $81 for ACWL-Nuveen members $25 for one class, $22.50 for ACWL-Nuveen Members In the first session of Intro to Photography - Equipment and Camera Settings - students will get to know their equipment and begin to understand their camera setting choices. Led by photographer Denise McElrath, students will explore what equipment is needed based on your interests, as well as discuss basic settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and various program modes. Students…

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Intro to Photography: Composition and Lighting

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$25

Ages 16+ $25, $22.50 for ACWL Members In the second session of Intro to Photography, students will learn how to create a successful composition with appropriate lighting. Led by photographer Denise McElrath, students will explore ideas of composition, as well as how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO can impacting your lighting. Students should have or borrow a camera with the option to use manual settings, such as a film SLR, DSLR, or Mirrorless camera, to use in this class. This…

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Intro to Crochet: Textured Slouch Hat

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$50

Ages 12+ $50, $45 for ACWL Members *WHSP Eligible* Crochet is creative and fun! Keeping up with the trends is easy once you know the basic techniques. You'll learn the basics and beyond (chain st, single crochet, double crochet, slip st); enough to start your first project. You will also learn how to do textures, ridges and work in the round to further your crochet skills. You'll make a fashionable beanie for any age! Classes are designed for people who…

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Wheel Throwing with Peter Johnson

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Terrestrial Forming Pottery Studio, 5385 Lamos at Michillinda
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$115

Pottery wheel class includes preparing clay, working on the wheel, and reconstituting clay. Students will learn how to center, make a cylinder, and make a bowl. Selected pieces will be trimmed, bisque-fired and glazed. 10 lbs of clay, firings, and glazes are included. Additional clay can be purchased. Class minimum: 4 Class maximum: 5 Registration is required. Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/.../wheel-throwing-with... About the Instructor: This course will be led by master potter, Peter Johnson at his beautiful Terrestrial Forming studio in…

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Macramé Plant Hanger

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$30

Learn the basics of macramé in this 2-hr macramé plant hanger class! Led by Marianne Peterson, students will learn how to form half, square, and button knots. All supplies to make the plant hanger are included with your registration fee - a flower pot is not! Class minimum: 4 Class maximum: 8 Registration is required. Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/events-1/macrame-plant-hanger About the Instructor: A self-taught recreation of the 70s, macrame took hold in Marianne Peterson's life from the result of long cold…

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November 2021

Artist Education: Photographing your Artwork

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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Free

For working artists FREE, but registration is required! Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/.../artist-education... Join us at the ACWL-Nuveen on Tuesday November 2, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm for an informative presentation on tips for photographing your artwork. Having good digital images of your artwork makes an important first impression on jurors for exhibitions, artisan markets and for online sales. Photographer Denise McElrath and ACWL-Nuveen Assistant Director and artist Susan Wink will share some practical do’s and don’ts to enhance your presentation. About the…

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Wrap it Up: Yarn-Wrapped Coiled Baskets

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$30

Ages 16+ $30, $27 for ACWL-Nuveen Members In this fun, hands-on art class, students will learn about the craft of basket making and create beautiful handwoven baskets of their own design using a fiber cord similar to clothesline as well as yarn. This fun technique has been used by many cultures throughout history to create beautiful, functional containers. Taught by Kari Wilson, each student is provided a handout with clear written instructions and illustrative photographs so that they can create…

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Beginning Wire-Wrapping

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$20

Ages 12+ $20, $18 for ACWL-Nuveen Members Chris Rogers will be sharing her knowledge and love for making jewelry with found stones! Wire will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own stone to wrap. If you don't have one, we will have some on hand for you to choose from, or we encourage you to swing by Page's in Montague to find one you'll love. https://www.facebook.com/pagesllc/ Grab a friend, bring a few snacks and a tasty drink,…

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December 2021

Ornaments and Baubles: Tooling Foil and Alcohol Inks

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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$30

Ages 16+ $30, $27 for ACWL-Nuveen Members In this fun art class students will explore the ancient craft of tooled metal paired with the contemporary use of alcohol inks to create fun and flashy holiday ornaments and baubles such as pendants and brooches. Students will use a variety of tools and textures to create a raised surface in soft tin. Alcohol inks applied to this surface flow and blend to create lovely translucent color arrays. Class minimum: 4 Class maximum:…

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